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The nation's hacker-in-chief took up the ironic task at the Enigma Conference in San Francisco.
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What if there were a vaccine for some forms of cancer?
All 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers are joining together to voice their frustration at the low uptake of the HPV vaccine — with the hope of refocusing the lens of the vaccination discussion on cancer prevention.
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What you say makes sense, +Sarah Brill​, although my line would be that boys should take this, rather than that girls should not. Safe sex and regular screening also make a lot of sense.
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What a beautiful machine...
 
Did we have this already?
UCLA's Mechanical Brain aka Differential Analyser (1948)

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‘Turns out, J. Edgar Hoover's Erdős number is lower than yours’
A Hungarian born in the early 20th century, Paul (Pal) Erdős, mathematician, was well-known and well-liked, the sort of eccentric scientist from the Soviet sphere that made Feds’ ears perk up in mid-century America. But, try as they might, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was never able to find much motivation behind his movements and acquaintances beyond the math of it all.
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I'm sure that you've all seen this, but this is significant...
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One effect of low standard for no-platforming is that each group has its own echo chamber, unimpinged by knowledge of opposing arguments.
Activists at universities and beyond are increasingly using so-called ‘No-Platform’ arguments to ban the public speech of those whose views they find offensive. In practice, this typically involves staging protests or petitioning university author...
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This is something we really need.
A new research paper says algorithms can figure out if someone is being sarcastic or not, using social media sites like Twitter.
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Hundreds of Turkish academics may be prosecuted or sacked for spreading “terrorist propaganda”, after signing a peace petition. http://ow.ly/XevMP
Peace petition leads to arrests and university investigations.
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The truthiness is strong with Erdoğan, +Michael Mol​ :-/
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Constant interruptions make for higher stress levels, and focusing upon a given task becomes nigh-impossible.
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This theory pairs well with another theory concerning non-Darwinian evolution of complexity: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20130716-the-surprising-origins-of-lifes-complexity/
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