Lynx Roundup, November 21st 2019

Lynx Roundup, November 21st 2019

Recommender system for medical research papers! Differential privacy!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Physicists Finally Nail the Proton’s Size, and Hope Dies | Quanta Magazine
A new measurement appears to have eliminated an anomaly that had captivated physicists for nearly a decade.
Mathematicians develop new statistical indicator
Up to now, it has taken a great deal of computational effort to detect dependencies between more than two high-dimensional variables, in particular when complicated non-linear relationships are involved. Mathematicians have now developed a dependence measure called ‘distance multivariance’.
ICE Keeps Arresting Prominent Immigration Activists. They Think They’re Being Targeted.
“We’re inclined to believe that this is an attack on the organizing we’re doing.”
How to Build a Recommender Engine for Medical Research Papers
In 2006, Netflix, which was then a DVD rental service, announced a data science competition for movie rating predictions. The company would offer a $1 million grand prize to the team that could…
Big Ag Is Sabotaging Progress on Climate Change
Opinion: Grim as the UN’s latest climate report is, it doesn’t confront the dangerous, government-hijacking power of agribusiness.
Life’s economy is primarily based on collaborative rather than competitive advantage
A holistic understanding of modern evolutionary biology suggests that life evolves by a process of diversification and subsequent integration of diversity through collaboration (John Stewart in…
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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.