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February 25, 2015

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8:00 PM | Un super buco nero da record ai confini dell’Universo
Un gruppo internazionale di astronomi guidati da Xue-Bing Wu della Peking University hanno confermato l’identificazione di un quasar contenente un buco nero supermassiccio di 12 miliardi di Soli e la cui luminosità supera quella della nostra stella di 420 trilioni di volte. L’oggetto si trova ad una distanza di 12,8 miliardi di anni e si tratta del quasar … Continue reading Un super buco nero da record ai confini dell’Universo →

February 24, 2015

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7:40 AM | Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary adds five new records to its avian fauna
An Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) spotted at Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary during the annual population survey (Image Credit: Malabar Natural History Society)          The annual population survey of butterflies and birds at Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala has added five more species of birds and eight new species of butterflies to the documented biodiversity of the sanctuary.

February 05, 2015

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11:15 PM | Bayesian computation: fore and aft
With my friends Peter Green (Bristol), Krzysztof Łatuszyński (Warwick) and Marcello Pereyra (Bristol), we just arXived the first version of “Bayesian computation: a perspective on the current state, and sampling backwards and forwards”, which first title was the title of this post. This is a survey of our own perspective on Bayesian computation, from what […]
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5:05 AM | Survey Says: How Do People Prefer to Receive Valentine's Day Gifts
One of the reasons people indicated that they hate Valentine’s Day is because it’s too commercial. The vast majority of our survey respondents indicated that some form of gift is expected (88%). So we wanted to know (a) how people prefer to receive their gifts and (b) what types of gifts they prefer. Below, I address the first question. Stay tuned for a breakdown of gift preferences in subsequent posts. How do people prefer to receive gifts? Do people want to flaunt their […]
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12:30 AM | Cartilage failures. Systematic literature review, critical survey analysis, and definition
Over the last twenty years exciting and innovative developments in the management of full thickness articular cartilage lesions provide a glimmer of hope for the prevention or slowing of arthritic change in joints with these defects. From the early days where cultured chondrocyte (cartilage) cells were transplanted under a periosteal flap sutured over the lesion [read the full story...] The post Cartilage failures. Systematic literature review, critical survey analysis, and definition appeared […]
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