On Domestication and Feralization: re-rethinking invasive species from a genetic perspective

The new wild is an attractive concept recently synthesized by Fred Pearce, which in essence states that we have vilified invasives and have spent tremendous effort in eradicating them, often with limited success. But we were the ones to bring them... continue reading

Supervised and unsupervised machine learning approach to the CMS data quality monitoring

The CMS experiment at the LHC is one of the biggest and most complex general purpose detectors ever built. The constant monitoring of the data quality is vital to guarantee a proper and efficient operation of the detector and reliable physics... continue reading

Using kittens to unlock photo-sharing website datasets

Mining photo-sharing websites is a promising approach to complement in situ and satellite observations of the environment, however a challenge is to deal with the large degree of noise inherent to online social datasets. Using the Flickr... continue reading

Observational lower limit on Dyson Sphere Construction time

Boyajian et al. (2015) report that the star KIC 8462852 has undergone a recent series of rapid, significant dips in brightness which Wright et al. (2015) explain by... continue reading

Applying Genomic tools to Cannabis Breeding

Humans share a long history with Cannabis, perhaps going back even further back than the dawn of agriculture. As such this plant has traveled the world alongside humanity, consequent introductions of novel variants into the pool of genetics... continue reading

When to worry about negative weights in MVA training for HEP analysis

A discussion at DS@LHC2015 concerned the treatment of negative weights in MVA training. This is relevant for HEP since the advent of MC generators at NLO in QCD, as [the matching of Matrix-Element to Parton-Shower... continue reading

Awards specifically to free educational software that has proven to be effective in randomized field experiments involving a large number of schools.

Ben Goldacre described randomized field experiments as following: ""Randomised trials are our best way to find out if something works: by randomly assigning participants to one intervention or another, and measuring the outcome we're interested... continue reading

Data Science and High Energy Physics collaboration enforcement by Higher Education Institutions

Data Science @ LHC workshops have been intensifying cooperation in the Data Science (DS) and High Energy Physics (HEP) professional communities. The need for such cooperation risen substantially in recent years, since it requires combining... continue reading

Brief Ideas for the Data Science at LHC Workshop 2015

The Data Science @ LHC workshop was a resounding success. We do not plan to have traditional proceedings tied to individual talks, but we do want to capture the ideas that were generated during the workshop. With that in mind, we want to try... continue reading

Hyperglycaemia: both cause and effect of diabetes

Current thinking suggests diabetes has variable causes, is inevitably progressive, and causes hyperglycaemia. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease causing β-cell (source of insulin) death, and type 2 is an insulin activity deficiency (insulin... continue reading


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