They’re using algorithms to predict which criminals will commit crimes again when they are paroled. The number of variables doesn’t look that complicated - it’s the data analysis that identified the indicators in the first place that is impressive.
Now this seems like an extreme way for a computer to determine priorities - deciding if your brain is thinking too much to receive calls, notifications, etc. Someday though, this will probably seem normal, although maybe our computers will learn better ways to gauge our stress level.
It’s a small study, but it’s a good read for parents. The interesting thing is how parents talk about different scientific topics differently to children of different ages and genders. Double standards start early. Most importantly, instilling a scientific thought process needs to start early too.
Gorgeous and informative data visualizations!
Voyager 1 has left the heliosphere. It took over 35 years, but the probe is still transmitting. Amazing!
I find this list very helpful, both as a parent and as a marketing strategist.
This article makes a very good point - the most easily recycled things are biological. And growing these materials is a faster cycle than making things like plastics from oil, which is basically a biological process taking thousands and thousands of years. When we become able to grow materials, instead of growing organisms and then processing them into materials, we will have biological manufacturing and it will be awesome.
Most serious traffic accidents occur when drivers are making a left-hand turn at a busy intersection. When those drivers are also talking on a hands-free cell phone, “that could be the most dangerous thing they ever do on the road,” said Dr. Tom Schweizer, a researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital.
It’s useful to know what situations are the most dangerous. The new research about how our brains work is amazing.
There’s something important in here - a fundamental approach to network reduction for monitoring and insights. The question is how to apply this to less hard-core-science fields like social issues, marketing, etc.
Snagging less than six hours of sleep per night can actually shut down genes that play a key role in the body’s process of self-repair.
This is very alarming news. (I don’t get enough sleep.)