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  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

Can we ever read articles of the opposite political persuasion? An alternative model

by scritic in Cognitive Science and Human Activity

Describes a recently published research paper on a framework for presenting ideologically diverse posts to a reader in order to get a reader to read the opposite points of view. Presents an alternative theory on how we can make readers read articles of the opposite political persuasion.... Read more »

Sean A. Munson, & Paul Resnick. (2010) Presenting diverse political opinions: how and how much. Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems. info:/

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

A. sediba ate like a giraffe

by W. Andrew Barr in W. Andrew Barr's Paleoecology Blog

Discussion of a new study revealing surprising details about the diet of recently described hominin, Australopithecus sediba... Read more »

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

“Survival of the funkiest”, or how to evolve a hit song?

by Michael Czaplinski in Inside the Black Box

Evolving "loops", which are short musical pieces become more attractive under selective pressure from listeners. Some interesting phenomena occur!... Read more »

Robert M. MacCallum, Matthias Mauch, Austin Burt, & Armand M. Leroi. (2012) Evolution of Music by Public Choice. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1203182109  

  • November 30, -1
  • 12:00 AM

One Fish, Two FIsh, Red Fish, Black Hole

by Brooke N in Smaller Questions

Astronomers discovered two black holes where they expected to find one (or none), shedding light on gravitational dynamics in globular clusters, as well as intermediate-mass black hole formation.... Read more »

Strader J, Chomiuk L, Maccarone TJ, Miller-Jones JC, & Seth AC. (2012) Two stellar-mass black holes in the globular cluster M22. Nature, 490(7418), 71-3. PMID: 23038466  

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