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FAST, the World's Largest Radio Telescope, Zooms in on a Furious Cosmic Source

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope has detected more than 1,600 fast radio bursts from a single enigmatic system. From a report: Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are one of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Coming from deep space, these outbursts can flash and fade in a matter of milliseconds, yet in each instance can release as much energy as the sun does in a year. They pop up all across the sky multiple times a day, but most appear to be one-off events and are thus...
Tags: China, Tech, Canada, Netherlands, McGill University, University of Amsterdam, Emily Petroff

How Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum uses AI to unlock new artistic mysteries

TNW Conference 2021 is live! You can check out the schedule here. Many museums across the world are using AI to identify fake paintings or to measure the quality of the art on exhibition. Speaking at the TNW Conference, Robert G. Erdmann — Senior Scientist and Full Professor at the Rijksmuseum and University of Amsterdam — gave examples of how the museum is using AI to unlock new artistic mysteries. To create a five-minute video of Lidded ewer, an art piece made by Adam van Vianen, the museum ph...
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Dutch study shows COVID vaccines 97% effective in preventing ICU admission

Vaccinations help keep people out of the hospital, according to a new preprint medRxiv* study from researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands.
Tags: Health, University of Amsterdam, National Institute for Public Health, Environment RIVM

Severe COVID

Recovery From Severe COVID-19 May Provide Better Future Protection Against Some Variants Recovery From Severe COVID-19 May Provide Better Future Protection Against Some Variants Contracting a case of COVID-19 is bad enough. Contracting a case that requires you to be hospitalized is decidedly worse. But according to a new study published in the journal Science, there is one small good hidden in that otherwise unalloyed bad. Recovery from a coronavirus infection severe enough to land you in the h...
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Study finds new ways of detecting dark matter in black holes

A new paper narrowed down what type of black holes may be the best candidates for containing dark matter. So far, dark matter has not been directly observed.The research team also developed new techniques to spot Hawking radiation that potentially comes from black holes. Predicted to account for over 80 percent of all matter in the universe, so far, no one has directly seen dark matter. This is perhaps not surprising for a substance that doesn't reflect or emit any light. Now, a new study exa...
Tags: Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Stephen Hawking, Black Hole, Dark Matter, Big Bang, Astrophysics, Coogan, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Amsterdam, Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, Katie Mack, Adam Coogan

How Amazon Became an Engine For Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Type "vaccines" into Amazon's search bar, and its auto-complete suggests "are dangerous" for your search. But that's just part of a larger problem, points out Fast Company (in an article shared by Slashdot reader tedlistens). For example, Amazon's search results are touting as "best sellers!" many books with some very bad science: Offered by small publishers or self-published through Amazon's platform, the books rehearse the falsehoods and conspiracy theories that fuel vaccine opposition, ste...
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Families with a child with ADHD can benefit from mindfulness training

Families with a child with ADHD can benefit from family-based mindfulness training, a study of Radboud university medical center, University of Amsterdam and Karakter shows. The researchers found that while symptoms of the children with ADHD decreased after mindfulness training, on average this effect was small. However, the mindfulness training had a positive impact on mindful parenting, symptoms and well-being of the parents, in the short and longer term after training.
Tags: Science, University of Amsterdam, Karakter

Study examines connection between oral and general health in patients with diabetes

Individuals with diabetes are at greater risk of developing oral health issues, like gum disease, yet care for these linked health issues are usually disconnected, split between primary care and dental care. A research team from the University of Amsterdam developed an intervention that provided primary care-based oral health information and dental referrals for patients with diabetes.
Tags: Science, University of Amsterdam

Why highly regarded leaders don't always do the best work - and why they should be critiqued like everybody else

High performance on one project does not guarantee high performance on the next. Shutterstock A leader's high status among peers doesn't guarantee a positive outcome for the projects they lead. High-status people are prone to high highs and low lows, while moderate statuses have higher averages. Executives must remember to critique their stars, too, and not let ego overshadow the actual work. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to leading a successful pro...
Tags: Video Games, Trends, Strategy, Leaders, Star, Performance, Feedback, King, Nordic, Critique, Kellogg School, Brussard, University of Amsterdam, Duke Nukem Forever, Contributor, High Performance

New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey

Researchers say the computer model is a ‘win-win’ for eagles and wind farm developers The post New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Birds Of Prey, Blades, Wind Turbines, Raptors, University of Cape Town, Vera, University of Amsterdam, Top Six, Collisions, FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, Birdlife South Africa, Arjun Amar, HawkWatch International

Facebook’s EU-US data transfers face their final countdown

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has agreed to swiftly finalize a long-standing complaint against Facebook’s international data transfers which could force the tech giant to suspend data flows from the European Union to the US within in a matter of months. The complaint, which was filed in 2013 by privacy campaigner Max Schrems, relates to the clash between EU privacy rights and US government intelligent agencies’ access to Facebook users’ data under surveillance programs that were rev...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, Nsa, Court, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Edward Snowden, Schrems, Mass Surveillance, Zuckerberg, Max Schrems

Are psi phenomena real? A study on precognition once exploded science

A 2011 study by psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem seemed to prove that ESP and other psychic phenomena may be real.The study caused tremendous controversy and catalyzed a re-examination of psychology research methods.Bem's paper had many critics but its results were replicated in some later studies. Among the scientific studies that came out in the past decade, perhaps none were more controversial than the 2011 paper by the American psychologist Dr. Daryl Bem. He proved an explosive notion, that preco...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Research, ESP, Brain, Innovation, Berkeley, University Of California, Cornell, Cornell University, Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon, Bem, Human Mind, Derren Brown, University of Amsterdam

IAB Europe’s ad tracking consent framework found to fail GDPR standard

A flagship framework for gathering Internet users’ consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body, the IAB Europe — fails to meet the required legal standards of data protection, according to findings by its EU data supervisor. The Belgian DPA’s investigation follows complaints against the use of personal data in the real-time bidding (RTB) component of programmatic advertising. The IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) can be seen popping up...
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Van Gogh, The Colors of Life - in Padua, a Day Trip from Venice

Van Gogh - Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat (1887) - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) If you want to get up close and personal with the enigmatic Vincent van Gogh, The Colors of Life at the San Gaetano Cultural Center in Padua gives you the opportunity. With 82 works by Van Gogh himself, several by Japanese artist Hiroshige -- a major source of the artist's inspiration -- and paintings by contemporaries like Pissarro and Seurat, it is the largest Italia...
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Easily overblown, little-understood, and dangerous: Why we need to understand political microtargeting

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin after a meeting with politicians to discuss regulation of social media and harmful content in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images We learned this week that the Trump campaign may have tried to dissuade millions of Black voters from voting in 2016 through highly targeted online ads. The investigation, by Channel 4, highlighted a still little-understood online advertising technique, microtargeting. This targets ...
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Researchers use heparin to block co-receptor for SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have conducted a study showing that heparan sulfate proteoglycans are important co-receptors that severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) requires to infect host cells.
Tags: Health, University of Amsterdam

“Islands in a sea of disbelief” – Militant activism in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

It took us six years, but I’m very pleased to announce that, at last, our book: Islamic Militant Activism in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany – ‘Islands in a sea of disbelief’ (Palgrave 2020) has been published. The book, written with my wonderful colleagues Carmen Becker and Ineke Roex, is a revised and updated version of our Dutch research report on Sharia4Belgium, Sharia4Holland, Behind Bars/Streetdawah, Millatu Ibrahim, Tauhied Germany, Die Wahre Religion and Einladung zum Paradies. Wher...
Tags: Activism, Germany, Iraq, Religion, Syria, Netherlands, Anthropology, Belgium, Headline, The Netherlands, The Hague, Foucault, NWO, Abu Muhammed, University of Amsterdam, Carmen Becker

Can Social Media Giants Win Their Fight Against The QAnon Hydra?

Twitter announced this week that it had shut down 7,000 QAnon-related accounts and that with time, it would reduce the visibility of a total 150,000 in an attempt to quash the adherents’ cyber attacks and promulgation of misinformation. Other social media platforms are reportedly following their lead. Facebook employees told the New York Times that the platform plans to roll out a similar policy next month. YouTube told TPM that it has already been suspending or removing abusive or mislead...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, News, Instagram, Youtube, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Reddit, Chrissy Teigen, Donald Trump, Sandy Hook, Miller, Trump, Oklahoma City, Alex Jones

Talking The Rough Pearl with Xeric Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Kevin Mutch

This interview presents a conversation with Xeric Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Kevin Mutch about The Rough Pearl (Fantagraphics, 2020), his new graphic novel which addresses issues surrounding the intersection of class and race privilege in the “precariat” creative communities in and around New York City. Jeffery Klaehn: Thanks for the interview, Kevin!!  Please tell me about The Rough Pearl. Kevin Mutch: The Rough Pearl is an autobiographical fantasy — a mixture of truth and fiction in rou...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Comic Books, Minneapolis, New York City, Tom Waits, Canada, Cartoonists, Kevin, Chester Brown, Adam, University of Strathclyde, University of Amsterdam, Alison Bechdel, Best American Comics

Talking comics with One Man War on Terror cartoonist Benjamin Marra

This interview presents a conversation with Grammy-nominated comic book creator, cartoonist and the future of comics history, Benjamin Marra (TERROR ASSAULTER: O.M.W.O.T. (One Man War On Terror), NIGHT BUSINESS, AMERICAN BLOOD, BLADES & LAZERS) about his work, comics, and new daily strip, WHAT WE MEAN BY YESTERDAY . Jeffery Klaehn: For audiences new to you and your work, how might you describe your “brand” as a comic creator, Ben? Benjamin Marra: It’s difficult for me to self-assess my own bran...
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Talking Comics with Ignatz Award-Winning Cartoonist Noah Van Sciver

This interview presents a conversation with Ignatz award-winning cartoonist Noah Van Sciver ( Fante Bukowski, Grateful Dead: Origins, Disquiet, Please Don’t Step On My JNCO Jeans, One Dirty Tree, Blammo, Saint Cole, More Mundane, Constant Companion, 1999, The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln) about his life, art and work. Jeffery Klaehn: In addition to winning an Ignatz award in 2016 for your autobiographical mini-comic, My Hot Date, you were nominated for multiple Ignatz awards throughout 2...
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Talking BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams with Eisner Award-Winning Comic Book Creator Michael Allred

This interview presents a conversation with Eisner Award-winning comic book creator Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Red Rocket 7, X-Ray Robot, Silver Surfer, X-Statix, Bug! The Adventures of Forager) about BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams. Jeffery Klaehn: Please tell me about BOWIE: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams. Michael Allred: It's a visual biography about how David Bowie exploded into superstardom with the invention of his Ziggy Stardust persona.  His whole life is repre...
Tags: Post, London, News, Comic Books, Canada, David Bowie, Biographies, Bowie, Laura, Diamond Dogs, Han, University of Strathclyde, Eisner, University of Amsterdam, Michael Allred, Jeffery Klaehn

Talking Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics with Visionary Comic Book Creator Tom Scioli

Visionary comic book creator Tom Scioli discusses his new work, Jack Kirby: The Epic Life of the King of Comics, set to be released July 14, 2020 from Ten Speed Press. Tom Scioli won a Xeric Grant in 1999 for his creator-owned comic book series, The Myth of 8-Opus, and gained further prominence as co-creator (with Joe Casey) of the Eisner-award nominated comic book series Gødland (2005-2012) published by Image Comics.  More recently, Scioli wrote and drew a five issue Go-Bots mini-series (2018) ...
Tags: Post, News, Comic Books, Interviews, France, Dc Comics, America, Canada, Batman, Stan Lee, Jack, Jack Kirby, Chris, Joe, Tom, Stan

Talking Adventure Games with Dave Gilbert

Game designer and publisher Dave Gilbert founded Wadjet Eye Games in 2006.  This interview features conversation about point and click adventure games; digital game development, marketing and publishing; and the relationship between art, passion and real world commerce. Jeffery Klaehn: How did you first become interested in point and click adventure games? Dave Gilbert: I played King’s Quest at a very impressionable age! I typed the word “jump” and I saw Graham actually jump, and I was so blown ...
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Creator of Stardew Valley: "It’s important to me not to just entertain, but to delight"

Eric Barone is the creator and lead developer of Stardew Valley, the indie farming and life sim RPG that’s enchanted millions around the world.  He’s a 32-year old game developer based in Seattle, Washington, who grew up in a semi-rural area of the Pacific Northwest with dreams of one day being a musician. A digital meditation on what’s truly important in life, Stardew Valley resonates with themes of joy, magic and connection.  This interview, undertaken on Friday, March 20, 2020, began with a s...
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Talking adventure games with Olivia Wood

Olivia Wood is a video game writer, narrative designer, and editor, specializing in interactive narrative. She works for Failbetter Games in London, UK. Her credits include Sunless Skies (writer, narrative designer and editor), Sunless Sea: Zubmariner (writer, narrative designer and editor), Sunless Sea (writer and editor), Fallen London (writer, narrative designer and editor), Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (contributing writer), The Mystery of Kalkomey Isle (desi...
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Talking Adventure Games with Mark Yohalem

As a game design hobbyist, Mark Yohalem has worked both on his own projects and as an offsite senior or lead writer for BioWare, inXile Entertainment, TimeGate Studios, S2 Games, Nikitova Games, and Affinix Software. As co-founder of Wormwood Studios with two friends (artist Victor Pflug and programmer James Spanos) in 2010, he developed Primordia, a classical point-and-click adventure game that has sold about a quarter million copies and was, for years, the highest-rated adventure game on St...
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Scientists want you to send them your dankest coronavirus memes

Most of us are unfortunately all too aware of the coronavirus pandemic that’s spreading across the world. China seems to be on the mend, although the situation is still dire, but Europe is grinding to a halt and the US is starting to feel its share. While brave healthcare workers are fighting the spread on the frontlines, you can do your part by following official instructions, washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and… sharing memes. Yes, you read that right, sharing memes, for the ...
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Hilary Putnam on mind and meanings – Philosopher of the Month

Hilary Putnam was one of the most influential philosophers of science of the twentieth century and had an impact on philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, and metaphysics. Along with Richard Rorty, he was also a key figure in the revival of Pragmatism and was influenced by the philosophies of John Dewey, William James, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. As a philosopher, he tended to hold a middle and liberal position and was famous for changing his views.Putnam was born in Chicago in 1...
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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2019

What is the path to a happier life and a more compassionate society? We tend to prefer strategies that seem straightforward: To be healthier, we eat healthier; to fight apathy, we urge others to join us in getting involved. But sometimes the way to individual and community well-being isn’t so direct. This year’s insights suggest just how circuitous it can be, illuminating how keys to well-being like gratitude, awe, and forgiveness can have surprising benefits—in seemingly unrelated areas of li...
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