Writing up a final report for my three-year fellowship and feeling kind of conflicted.
On the one hand, we didn't actually answer the question we said we were going to answer. This is mostly due to equipment issues, but also my own inexperience.
On the other hand, we actually found something really interesting which had nothing to do with our stated goals. That something just got submitted to a journal.
I'm honestly not sure whether or not this is a success.
What's your favorite scientific theory which turned out to be completely wrong?
If I had to choose, I think mine would be the luminiferous aether.
"Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind".
No guarantee I'm going to understand any of this, but it will be fun to try.
Antibiotic-resistant infections in leeches, with a fascinating history of the medicinal uses of leeches 😮
So I come into the lab today to find the vast majority of it coated in a fine layer of dust. I ask my lab manager what is going on. Apparently, the culprit is our buildings air conditioning system. Because our building is 70 years old and the university prioritizes new changing rooms for the football team over functional facilities for academics.
"Towards an Ethics of AI Assistants", by the always interesting John Danaher.
As a fan of Aristotle, I enjoyed this article immensely. Hope you do to.
NASA just announced that they have found organic carbon on Mars!
Now, that is emphatically NOT the same thing as finding life on Mars. Still, very cool news.
GitPub: An extension to ActivityPub for web-based Git services federation https://github.com/git-federation/gitpub
Biological oceanographer, interested in photosynthesis and algal physiology/genetics.
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