Badgers are a very common mammal in Ireland, but few of us have actually seen one of these iconic creatures in the wild. That’s because they are nocturnal, mostly coming out of their setts only at night to forage, patrol their territories and meet the opposite sex. They have found themselves at the centre of unwanted attention in the UK over the past few years as a result of controversial culls, which have been designed to reduce the threat of their spreading tuberculosis (TB, caused by […]
Organisational Risk Profiling by Consequences – a Failed Approach By Goran Prvulovic from www.riskwisesolutions.com.au Reactive Risk Profiling It is interesting to note that when it comes to organisational risk profiling involving health, safety, environment and material risks, so many companies still heavily rely on the outcomes of negative events to guide them towards identification of […]
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This post serves as a follow-up to a Synthetic Daisies post written in 2012 on new methods to detect causality in data.Here are a few interesting readings at the intersection of data analysis and the philosophy of science. The first  is a new arXiv paper  that evaluates two approaches to evaluating causality using two machine learning techniques. A plethora of discriminative machine learning techniques have emerged in recent years to address relatively simple relationships. In terms of
This guest post by Sharman Apt Russel describes a citizen science experience with the the project, Nature’s Notebook featured on our recent Spring themed newsletter. Check out the rest of the projects on that list here. Nature’s Notebook is also one … Continue reading »The post Nature’s Notebook: Through the Eyes of a Citizen Scientist appeared first on CitizenSci.