Harvard Jumps Into Evolution Research With Net Initiative, Boston Globe
Excerpts: The school is launching an ambitious research project that will bring together experts from a variety of fields, including astronomy and biology, to study how life emerged on Earth.
Researchers hope recent scientific advances, such as the discovery of water on Mars, will help them learn more about life's origins.
"My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention," (...).
(...) some mysteries about life's origins cannot be explained.
Scientists Attack Bush Over Intelligent Design, Nature
Excerpts: Intelligent design - the notion that certain features of living organisms are so complex that they must have been shaped by an external intelligence - has enjoyed increasing prominence among the US public, although not among scientists (...). This is despite Bush's science adviser John Marburger stating on the record that intelligent design is not a scientific theory.
Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist (...), says that all scientists should be concerned. "Make no mistake - this is not an attack on evolution, but on science," he says.
Correlation Analysis of Coupled Fitness Landscapes, Complexity
Abstract: The correlation structure of fitness landscapes is a much used measure to characterize and classify various types of landscapes. However, analyzing the correlation structure of fitness landscapes has so far been restricted to static landscapes only. Here, we investigate the correlation structure of coupled, or dynamic, fitness landscapes. Using the NKC model of coevolution, we apply a correlation analysis on various instances of this model and present the results. One of the main goals of this article is thus to show that a previously introduced correlation analysis can be successfully extended to coupled fitness landscapes. Furthermore, our analysis shows that this provides meaningful and interesting results that can contribute to a better understanding of coevolution in general
Four Correlates Of Complex Behavioral Networks: Carving Networks At Their Joints, Complexity
Excerpts: Some of the most complex networks are those that (i) have been engineered under selective pressure (either economic or evolutionary), and (ii) are capable of eliciting network-level behaviors. Some examples are nervous systems, ant colonies, electronic circuits and computer software. Here we provide evidence that many such selected, behavioral networks are similar in at least four respects. (1) Differentiation: (...) (2) Behavior (...) (3) Connectivity (...) (4) Compartmentalization (...) A general framework is introduced illuminating why behavioral selected networks share these four correlates. (...) computer software provides a useful framework for comprehending the large-scale function and organization of biological networks.
The Secret Life Of Sperm, Nature
Excerpts: Far from being mere DNA delivery boys, it's now becoming clear that sperm also ship a complex cargo of RNA and proteins that may be crucial for an embryo's early development. (...).
Sperm are amenable to detailed proteomic analysis because they contain no more than a few hundred proteins. But this apparent simplicity is deceptive. (...) In addition to the DNA instructions that spell out a male's contribution to a new life, these sleek, whip-powered cells (...) carry other pieces of cellular machinery, such as RNA and proteins.
Scientists Make Nerve Stem Cells, BBC News
Excerpts: The world's first pure nerve stem cells made from human embryonic stem cells has been created by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Milan.
It is hoped the newly-created cells will eventually help scientists find new treatments for diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
BBC science correspondent Pallab Ghosh said the cells should help researchers test the effectiveness of new drugs.
Stem cells are "master" cells that can become many kinds of tissue.
Excerpts: To see the light, you sometimes have to journey through darkness. That aphorism, it seems, applies not only to journeys of the heart but also to excursions through the history of the universe. In the largest and most detailed computer simulation of this cosmic saga, something utterly dark shapes the universe as it unfolds over some 13.7 billion years.
That new simulation traces the fate of the universe's original stocks of energy and matter from just a few hundred thousand years after the Big Bang to the present.
Subsequent work by Henri Poincar? (1854-1912) and others demonstrated that, in general, it's impossible to obtain a general solution, expressed as an explicit formula, to the three-body problem. In other words, given three bodies in a random configuration, the resulting motion nearly always turns out to be chaotic. No one can predict precisely what paths those bodies would follow.
Three equal masses (red, blue, and green) chasing each other around a figure-eight-shaped curve. Initially, the three masses are in a straight line, with red at the midpoint between blue and green. Montgomery
In 1993, Chris Moore, now at the Santa Fe Institute, added to the sparse list of exceptions. He discovered, via computer calculations, that three equal masses can chase each other around the same figure-eight curve in the plane.
Cosmology: Anthropic Reasoning, Science
Excerpts: Does extraterrestrial intelligent life exist? The fact that we can even ask this question relies on an important truth: The properties of our universe have allowed complexity (of the type that characterizes humans) to emerge. Obviously, the biological details of humans and their emergence depend on contingent features of Earth and its history. However, some requirements would seem generic for any form of life: galaxies, stars, and (probably) planets had to form; (...)
Archaeology: Unraveling Khipu's Secrets, Science
Excerpts: Researchers move toward understanding the communicative power of the Inca's enigmatic knotted strings, which wove an empire together
In 1956, Peruvian archaeologists uncovered a vessel hidden in the floor of a high-status home in the Inca administrative center of Puruchuco, near present-day Lima, Peru. Inside, they found a kind of treasure: a set of 21 of the knotted strings called khipu. The Inca relied on sets of khipu (or quipu in Spanish) to keep records of their far-flung realm, which extended more than 5500 kilometers, the distance from Stockholm to Cairo.
Khipu Accounting in Ancient Peru, Science
Excerpts: Khipu are knotted-string devices that were used for bureaucratic recording and communication in the Inka Empire. We recently undertook a computer analysis of 21 khipu from the Inka administrative center of Puruchuco, on the central coast of Peru. Results indicate that this khipu archive exemplifies the way in which census and tribute data were synthesized, manipulated, and transferred between different accounting levels in the Inka administrative system.
Toward Inherently Secure And Resilient Societies, Science
Excerpts: Recent years have seen a number of challenges to social stability and order, ranging from terrorist attacks and natural disasters to epidemics such as AIDS and SARS. Such challenges have generated specific policy responses, such as enhanced security at transportation hubs and planned deployment of a global tsunami detection network. However, the range of challenges and the practical impossibility of adequately addressing each in turn argue for adoption of a more comprehensive systems perspective.
The Commons' Tragicomedy: Self-Governance Doesn't Come Easily, Complexity
Excerpts: In 1968 Garrett Hardin published an article in Science entitled "The Tragedy of the Commons". (...) he outlines the problem to sustain common goods or resources in an economically oriented society. The metaphor by Hardin invokes an open access grassland: Each herdsman can put as many cattle as he wants on the common and if he behaves rationally, so the argument goes, he will increase his herd by breeding more and more animals in order to maximize his gain.
Emergence of Cooperation: State of the Art, Artificial Life
Excerpt: This review presents a review of prevalent results within research pertaining to emergent cooperation in biologically inspired artificial social systems. Results reviewed maintain particular reference to biologically inspired design principles, given that current mathematical and empirical tools have provided only a partial insight into elucidating mechanisms responsible for emergent cooperation, and then only in systems of an abstract nature. This review aims to provide an overview of important and disparate research contributions that investigate utilization of biologically inspired concepts such as emergence, evolution, and self-organization as a means of attaining cooperation in artificial social systems.
The Social Nature Of Primate Cognition, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpts: The hypothesis that the enlarged brain size of the primates was selected for by social, rather than purely ecological, factors has been strongly influential in studies of primate cognition and behaviour (...). (...) the social brain hypothesis, tends to emphasize certain traits and behaviours, like exploitation and deception, at the expense of others, such as tolerance and behavioural coordination, and therefore presents only one view of how social life may shape cognition. This review outlines work from other relevant disciplines, including evolutionary economics, cognitive science and neurophysiology, to illustrate how these can be used to build a more general theoretical framework, (...).
How The Brain Understands Pictures, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: The figure is famous: a deceptively simple line drawing that at first glance resembles a vase and, at the next, a pair of human faces in profile. When you look at this figure, your brain must rapidly decide what the various lines denote. Are they the outlines of the vase or the borders of two faces? How does your brain decide? It does so in a fraction of a second via special nerve circuits in the brain's visual center that automatically organize information into a "whole" even as an individual's gaze and attention are focused on only one part, (...).
The Effect Of Disease Life History On The Evolutionary Emergence Of Novel Pathogens, Proc. Biol. Sc.
Excerpts: We present a general analytical result for the probability that a newly introduced pathogen will evolve adaptations that allow it to maintain itself within any novel host population, as a function of disease life-history parameters. We demonstrate that this probability of 'evolutionary emergence' depends on two key properties of the disease life history: (i) the basic reproduction number and (ii) the expected duration of an infection. These parameters encapsulate all of the relevant information and can be combined in a very simple expression, with estimates for the rates of adaptive mutation, to predict the probability of emergence (...).
Medics Braced For Fresh Superbug, Nature
Excerpts: Drug-resistant bacterium presents 'a real danger'.
If you haven't heard of Acinetobacter, chances are you soon will. Reports that the bacterium is infecting US army personnel, mostly soldiers wounded in Iraq, are drawing attention to the little-known organism. Medical experts are concerned that if antibiotic overuse in hospitals is not curbed, drug-resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii could become a serious killer in intensive-care wards worldwide.
Cancer - Two In One, Nature
Excerpts: As cancer develops, at least two cell processes are disrupted ˇX cell growth is promoted, and cell death inhibited. (...)
The MYC gene is one of the classic cancer promoting 'oncogenes'. (...) But it has another effect: it enhances programmed cell death, or 'apoptosis'. So under normal circumstances, the extra cell divisions MYC causes when overexpressed are cancelled out by a rise in cell fatalities. In MYC-associated tumours, however, there is usually a mutation in an ancillary protein that disrupts the apoptosis pathway, releasing the brakes on cell proliferation.
Neurons And Navigation, Nature
Excerpts: Where is the geometry of the environment represented in the brain? The entorhinal cortex, where neurons fire repeatedly when an animal's position coincides with the vertices of a grid of triangles, looks like a good bet.
All mammals seem to use both dead reckoning and map-based methods of navigation. To investigate how this information is represented in the brain, researchers have focused on so-called 'place cells' in the hippocampus - (...).
(...) information about position, distance and direction can be integrated in the dorsocaudal medial region of the entorhinal cortex (dMEC).
The Right Time And Place For Making Flowers, Science
Excerpts: Reproductive success in plants depends on the synchronization of flowering [HN1] within a given species. Many plants have developed a highly complex signaling network that monitors environmental conditions, such as day length, temperature, or nutrient availability, and determines the appropriate timing for flowering (1, 2). This is the case for the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana [HN2] and the pea that both flower in spring when day length and ambient temperature increase, or certain rice varieties and soybean that flower early in the fall when days get shorter.
Y-Shaped Nanotubes Are Ready-Made Transistors, New Scientist
Excerpts: Tiny tubes of carbon, crafted into the shape of a Y, could revolutionise the computer industry, suggests new research.
The work has shown that Y-shaped carbon nanotubes are easily made and act as remarkably efficient electronic transistors - the toggles used to control the flow of electrons through computer circuits.
But the nanotransistors are just a few hundred millionths of a metre in size -roughly 100 times smaller than the components used in today's microprocessors. They could, therefore, be used to create microchips several orders of magnitude more powerful than the ones used in computers today, with no increase in chip size.
A catalyst was used to make a Y-shaped nanotube structure, creating a self-contained transistor (Image: Nature Materials)
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Lecture Eyes Social Simulation Of Pashtun Tribal Dynamics, Los Alamos Monitor
Excerpts: Physicist Ed MacKerrow addressed agent-based social simulation of the Pashtun tribal dynamics, during a Center for Homeland Security sponsored lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratory on Aug. 3.In explaining Chechen terrorism from 1999 to 2004, MacKerrow said even though most Chechen Muslims are Sufis, Saudi-financed Wahhabi extremists gained control of the institutional infrastructure and have imposed Islamic law._(...)
MacKerrow is a member of the supply-chain modeling group at the Santa Fe Institute, a technical advisor for social modeling and a member of the University of California at Berkeley Living with Risk research group._
The Terrorist And The Grid, NY Times
Excerpts: To attack the grid, a terrorist need only study publicly available trade journals, which explain where new facilities are constructed. (...) A terrorist could then disable a particular system by destroying the computers and relays housed in the poorly protected building.
An attack on one facility would likely plunge the served area into immediate darkness (...), particularly in summer, when usage is at its peak. A coordinated attack on four or five critical sites could send much of the nation into darkness for weeks.
Caught Up In Our Own Connections, NY Times
Excerpts: (...), as a system becomes more complex, it can become opaque to its managers. They might understand the bits and pieces they work on, but not what happens when all the bits and pieces interact together. The 2003 blackout is again a good example. (...)
Now the country imports nearly two-thirds of its petroleum, and 95 percent of the energy for its transport system - (...)- comes from oil. The energy bill signed by President Bush this week does virtually nothing to address this appalling vulnerability.
No Evidence Pentagon Knew Of Atta, Panel Says, Washington Post
Excerpts: The dispute centers on a now-defunct Pentagon effort called "Able Danger," which the commission statement describes as a "link analysis" program that mapped connections among terrorist suspects and produced diagrams of terrorist networks. (...) program was a planning effort assigned to the Special Operations Command by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to help the military "manipulate, degrade or destroy the global al Qaeda infrastructure."
(...) Able Danger was "not about dates and times" but "was about linkages and associations of individuals identified with direct links to al Qaeda."
Excerpts: But despite some independent support for her claims, Ms Bryant's account was dismissed as a fake on the grounds that Atta did not get a visa to enter the US until May 18, 2000, and did not arrive until June 3 that year on a flight from Prague that landed at New Jersey's Newark airport. (...)
But revelations that a military intelligence unit known as Able Danger believed Atta had actually arrived in the US in late 1999, or at the latest very early in 2000, have lent new credibility (...).
Anti-Terror Study Tracks Gas Dispersal, Nature
Excerpts: Data from the New York experiments, (...), will be fed into computer models that can be run in an emergency, to predict how a plume of material will disperse over the following hours and to inform emergency services about how to respond.
It is impossible to test every material, in every location and in all conditions. (...) These models could tell us what sort of area first-responders should evacuate, and even the information you would give the public, (...).
Excerpts: I present a model of the interaction between a government, a terrorist organization, and potential terrorist volunteers in which, as a result of an endogenous choice, individuals with low ability or little education are most likely to volunteer to join the terrorist organization. However, the terrorist organization screens the volunteers for quality. Consequently, the model is consistent with two seemingly contradictory empirical findings. Actual terrorist operatives are not poor or lacking in education. And yet lack of economic opportunity and recessionary economies are positively correlated with terrorism. The model also endogenizes the effect of government counterterrorism on mobilization. (...)
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- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
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- 'Pandemic Vaccine' Appears to Protect Only at High Doses, Martin Enserink, 05/08/12, Science : 996
- Methane Maker: Method Gets To Root Of Gas From Rice Paddies, 05/08/13, Science News. Scientists have singled out microorganisms that appear to be largely responsible for natural emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from rice paddies.
- Electronic Leap: Plastic Component May Lead To Ubiquitous Radio Tags, 05/08/13, Science News, Tiny radio circuits cheap enough to be embedded into countless products have moved closer to reality with the development of a fast, plastic semiconductor diode.
- Siccing Fungi on Malaria, 05/08/13, Science News, Two independent research teams have found that fungi can kill mosquitoes or reduce the efficiency with which they transmit the malaria parasite.
- Nanotube Carpet Mimics Gecko Feet, 05/08/13, Science News, Carbon nanotubes can outdo the extraordinary sticking power of a gecko's foot hairs.
- Fight For The Naked Quark, 05/08/15, New Scientist
- On The Universal Scaling Relations In Food Webs, L. A. Barbosa, A. Castro e Silva, J. Kamphorst Leal da Silva, 2005/07/07, arXiv, DOI: cond-mat/0507184
- Fractal Growth of Complex Networks: Repulsion Between Hubs, Chaoming Song, Shlomo Havlin, Hernán A. Makse, 2005/07/08, arXiv, DOI: cond-mat/0507216
- The Complex Network of Evolutionary Computation Authors: an Initial Study, Carlos Cotta, Juan J. Merelo, 2005/07/28, arXiv, DOI: physics/0507196
- A Generative Model for Feedback Networks, Douglas R. White, Natasa Kejzar, Constantino Tsallis, Doyne Farmer, Scott White, 2005/07/31, arXiv, DOI: cond-mat/0508028
- Base Units Of The SI, Fundamental Constants And Modern Quantum Physics, C. J. Bordé, 2005/08/04, Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2005.1635
- Death Rates Reflect Accumulating Brain Damage In Arthropods, D. B. Fonseca, C. L. Brancato, A. E. Prior, P. M. J. Shelton, M. R. J. Sheehy, 2005/08/09, Proceedings: Biological Sciences, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2005.3192
- Grizzlies And Salmon: Too Much Of A Good Thing?, 2005/08/09, ScienceDaily & American Chemical Society
- Nerve Cells' Power Plants Caught In A Traffic Jam, 2005/08/09, ScienceDaily & University of Arizona
- Will Viruses Hitch A Ride On Car Computers?, 2005/08/10, Information Society Technologies News
- An Index to Quantify an Individual's Scientific Output, J.E. Hirsch, 2005/08/10, arXiv, DOI: physics/0508025
- Diamonds Are A Scientist's Best Friend, 2005/08/11, ScienceDaily & University Of Wisconsin-Madison
- In-Flight Wi-Fi Rivals Pitch Phone Plans, 2005/08/12, Information Society Technologies News
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- Why Do Population Density And Inverse Home Range Scale Differently With Body Size? Implications For Ecosystem Stability, A. M. Makarieva, V. G. Gorshkov, B.-L. Li - bai-lian.liucr.edu, Sep. 2005, online 2005/06/24, Ecological Complexity, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2005.04.006
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- Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
- Changing Habitats...Vanishing Species , Harvard University Science Center, 04/11/12
- Symposium : Energy For The Future, Taipei, Taiwan, 05/04/08
- Nonlinearity, Fluctuations, and Complexity, with a celebration of the 65th birthday of Gregoire Nicolis. , Complexity Session, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 05/03/16
- World Economic Forum , Davos, Switzerland, 05/01/26-30
1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
Neurobiological Foundation For The Meaning Of Information, Kolkata, India, Conference Webcast, 04/11/22-25
- ALife 9: Ninth International Conference on Artificial Life, Boston, MA, 04/09/12-15
The 4th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System, Beijing, China, 04/07/22-23
Intl Conf on Complex Networks: Structure, Function and Processes, Kolkata, India, 04/06/27-30
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
ECC8 Experimental Chaos Conference, Florence, Italy,
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
Life, a Nobel Story, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/28
Nonlinear Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics Days, Brussels, Belgium, 04/04/26-27
Science Education Forum for Chinese Language Culture, Panel Discussion, Taipei, Taiwan, 04/05/01
Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology, , Lausanne,Switzerland, 04/01/29-30
Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
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Projected Perception. At the Edge of Natural and Artificial Reality and Abstraction, Bolzano, Italy, 05/09/01-03
- Summer School on Econophysics and Complexity, Romania, 05/09/02-09
- ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life, Canterbury, Kent, UK, 05/09/05-09
- 4th Intl School "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics: Synchronization of Dynamical Systems and Complex Networks", Florence, Italy, 05/09/08-10
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- 2005 Plexus Annual Summit: On the Verge: Changing Lives, Organizations and Minds-Complexity Science in a Changing World, Delray Beach, Florida, 05/09/11-13
A General Overview On Complex Adaptive Systems, Santa Clara, CA, 05/09/15-16
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Physics Center Bad Honnef, Germany, 05/09/18-24
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Genomics in Context,
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Traffic and Granular Flow, Berlin, Germany, 05/10/10-12
- Intl Congress of Nanotechnology 2005, San Francisco, USA, 05/10/31-11/04
Adaptive And Resilient Computing Security Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 05/11/02-03
An Afternoon with Michael Crichton At The Smithsonian Institution In Collaboration with The Washington Center for Complexity and Public Policy,
Washington, DC, 05/11/06
5th Intl Workshop on Meta-synthesis and Complex System,
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3rd International Complexity Science and Educational Research Conference, Robert, Louisiana, 05/11/20-22, see also: Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, Inaugural issue - Free Online Access
Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, , 11th Ann ANZSYS Conf/Managing the Complex V
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- 2005 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security (CIS'2005), Hong Kong, China, 05/12/15-19
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- 18th European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research (EMCSR), Vienna, Austria, 06/04/18-21
- Alife X - The 10th International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems,Bloomington, Indiana, 06/06/03-07
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