Posts Tagged ‘x78retwee’

A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test – The New York Times

Sunday, September 8th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/technology/artificial-intelligence-aristo-passed-test.html

Artificial intelligence alone won’t solve the complexity of Earth sciences

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Artificial intelligence alone won’t solve the complexity of Earth sciences http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00556-5

Desperately seeking scientists | Nature Index

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Reunion coverage + Useful suggestion for ORCID that can be done with a secondary email

https://www.natureindex.com/news-blog/one-in-five-email-addresses-researcher-journal-articles-invalid-problem

QT:{{”
Mark Gerstein, the Albert Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, lists over 200 members on his lab’s alumni page, about half of whom were PhD students and postdocs. Recently, he invited many of them to a lab reunion. But first, he had to find them.
“It’s a nontrivial thing keeping track of peoples’ emails,” he says. The lab maintains a database of past members, but he’s now established a LinkedIn group, which has been particularly useful, he says. Former lab members who are on the social network can associate themselves with the lab, thus providing a mechanism for staying in touch. If nothing else, Gerstein notes, he likes to be able to contact lab expats in case there’s ever a question about an old project – for instance, to clarify a protocol or locate a file.

A third solution would be for a third-party ‘scientific directory’ service such as ORCID to add a mechanism for contacting authors, such as a button or form to send a message.
Laure Haak, Executive Director of ORCID, says, “At the current time, ORCID does not have these features on our roadmap.”
In the meantime, it is possible to make the email addresses in an ORCID profile public; go to Account Settings > Email and Notification Preferences, and change “who can see this” from “only me” to “everyone”.
Of course, even were the organization to add a messaging feature, overtaxed researchers may not read them.
“People get so much email,” Gerstein says. “I suspect people would ignore the messages.”
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Compelling argument against Slack

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Stop Letting Modern Distractions Steal Your Attention

Making yourself inaccessible from time to time is essential to boosting your focus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/smarter-living/stop-letting-modern-distractions-steal-your-attention.html

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This kind of task switching comes with a cost. It’s called attention residue, a term established by Sophie Leroy, a professor at the Bothell School of Business at the University of Washington. In a 2009 study, Dr. Leroy found that if people transition their attention away from an unfinished task, their subsequent task performance will suffer. For example, if you interrupt writing an email to reply to a text message, it will take time to refocus when you turn your attention back to finishing your email. That little bit of time of adjusting your focus — the residue — compounds throughout the day. As we fragment our attention, fatigue and stress increases, which negatively affects performance.

At the very least, she said, start leaving your phone behind during certain periods of the day, and perhaps establishing no-phone zones in your house or workplace. Treat it as an experiment: Try things and see what makes you feel good, she said.
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Autoreject – An Automatic Review Generator

Monday, May 27th, 2019

https://autoreject.org/

Could be useful

Human Genome Project pioneer seeks cure for chronic fatigue syndrome to save his own son – CNN

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/12/health/stanford-geneticist-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-trnd/index.html

Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful. – The New York Times

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/science/scott-kellys-photos-space.html

Let People Share DNA With a Click

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

one end of the spectrum on open DNA

Let People Share DNA With a Click
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-22/the-nih-should-become-the-facebook-of-genome-data

Here are cognitive scientist Steven Pinker’s 13 tips for better writing / Boing Boing

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

liked particularly:

QT:[[”
3. Don’t go meta. Minimize concepts about concepts, like “approach, assumption, concept, condition, context, framework, issue, level, model, perspective, process, range, role, strategy, tendency,” and “variable.”

8. Old information at the beginning of the sentence, new information at the end.

10. Prose must cohere: readers must know how each sentence is related to the preceding one. If it’s not obvious, use “that is, for example, in general, on the other hand, nevertheless, as a result, because, nonetheless,” or “despite.”

12. Read it aloud.
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https://boingboing.net/2019/03/27/here-are-cognitive-scientist-s.html

WIRED: Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

amusing…
The story has an interesting mendelian disease angle.
https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-need-more-cat-dna-and-lil-bub-is-here-to-help/

Scientists Need More Cat DNA, and Lil Bub is Here to Help
WIRED
Unusual DNA helped make Lil Bub a cat celebrity. Now that genetic data could improve medical care for cats without millions of Instagram followers. Read the full story