In 2007 Gerrit Verschuur proposed that HI structures as seen in the Leiden-Argentina-Bonn 36' HI survey of the sky are correlated with structures in the WMAP sky, which are typically ascribed to the CMB.
He... continue reading
Today’s party democracy suffers from two issues. First, members of parliament (MPs) should represent voters’ opinions. Yet their free mandate often suffers from obligations to vote in accordance with party interests and is therefore overridden by... continue reading
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
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
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 @ 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
Would a community that abhors killing animals apply selective pressure for animals that do not camouflage themselves as inanimate objects and/or have easily noticed coloration? If I see a leaf on a path, I spend little energy trying to avoid... continue reading
Methanogens are microorganisms which produces methane as a major product of their energy metabolism in anaerobic conditions. Methanogens are very common in wetlands and produces marsh gas. They are recently discovered to directly feed on electrons... continue reading
The RNA world concept that self-replicating ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules are keys to all current forms of life on Earth and geticists could not go further down might have missed out on how evolution has actually happened in real genetic... continue reading
Parasites have co-evolved along with their hosts to utilise the host machinery to complete parts of the parasite’s life cycle. Despite potentially large implications for disease biology, common denominators for gene loss and gene gain have not... continue reading
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