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Science

The Longest-Running Evolution Experiment

Veritasium highlights the longest running revolutionary experiment in history. I feel that “Bacteria Fight Club” should be a thing.

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Science

Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell explores what actually happens when it infects a human and what should we all do. In December 2019 the Chinese authorities notified the world that a virus was spreading through their communities. In the following months it spread to other countries, with cases doubling within days. This virus is the […]

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Science

How do Viruses Jump from Animals to Humans?

TED-Ed explains the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens. Here’s a story that happened right here in Maryland. At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmers worried about the […]

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Machine Learning

Reliable Machine Learning Systems

Siraj Raval has a video exploring a paper about genomics and creating reliable machine learning systems. Deep learning classifiers make the ladies (and gentlemen) swoon, but they often classify novel data that’s not in the training set incorrectly with high confidence. This has serious real world consequences! In Medicine, this could mean misdiagnosing a patient. […]

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