Making Sense Of Evolution In An Uncertain World, Science
Excerpts: Many organisms have adapted to a life with uncertainties. For instance, some pathogenic bacteria have genes that can be switched off to stop disease progression in a host organism or prevent their recognition by an immune system. Such strategies increase an organism's reproductive success and tend to be found in environments in which the conditions are strongly fluctuating. To understand the development of such strategies, evolutionary biologists determine the long-run reproductive success of organisms in fluctuating environments by calculating the Lyapunov exponent, a measure of the average exponential growth rate in an unpredictable environment.
Genes Tied To Recent Brain Evolution, Science News
Excerpts: Two genes already known to influence brain size have undergone relatively recent, survival-enhancing modifications in people and appear to be still evolving.
Excerpts: Ever since the genomics revolution took off, scientists have been busily deciphering vast numbers of genomes. Cataloging. Analyzing. Comparing. Public databases hold 239 complete bacterial genomes alone. But scientists at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) have come to a startling conclusion. Armed with the powerful tools of comparative genomics and mathematics, TIGR scientists have concluded that researchers might never fully describe some bacteria and viruses--because their genomes are infinite. Sequence one strain of the species, and scientists will find significant new genes. Sequence another strain, and they will find more. And so on, infinitely.
Pushing The Time Barrier In The Quest For Language Roots, Science
Excerpts: Questions about human origins have an enduring fascination. For centuries, scholars and laypeople have wondered where groups such as Polynesians or Indo-Europeans came from. Linguistic evidence plays a vital role in tracking the movement of people by leaving linguistic trails that are analogous to the genetic signatures that molecular biologists study. Early European explorers in the Pacific, for example, were struck by the remarkable similarities between the farflung languages of the Pacific (the word for hand in Hawaiian and Samoan is lima, in Marquesan it is 'ima, and in Tahitian rima).
No Risk, No Fun? People Who Take Risks More Satisfied With Their Lives, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Tall people are more prepared to take risks than small people, women are more careful than men, and the willingness to take risks markedly decreases with age: these are the findings arrived at by researchers (...). For their study they evaluated more than 20,000 interviews with people from all over Germany and additionally confirmed the findings by experiment. What is particularly striking is that people who enjoy taking risks are more content with their lives.The interviewees were supposed to imagine that they had won 100,000 euros in a lottery, part of which they could invest in a bank. (...)
Segregation And School Disorder, Soc. Sc. J.
Excerpts: This investigation extends research on racial and ethnic segregation, poverty, and crime rates to schools. We study 371 high schools in Florida to determine whether poverty mediates the relationship between segregation and rates of school disorder. The data for this work come from the Florida Department of Education and (...). Consistent with previous studies of racial segregation and crime, we find that school segregation is strongly associated with levels of school disorder. Unlike previous research, however, poverty completely mediates the segregation-disorder relationship. Nevertheless, our findings are highly consistent with contemporary theories of racial segregation and violence.
- Source: Segregation And School Disorder, P. B. Stretesky - pstreteslamar.colostate.edu, M. J. Hogan, DOI: 10.1016/j.soscij.2005.06.007, The Social Science Journal, 42, 3: 2005, online 2005/08/24
- Contributed by Pritha Das - prithadas01yahoo.com
Friends for Free: Self-Organizing Artificial Social Networks for Trust and Cooperation, arXiv
Excerpt: By harvesting friendship networks from e-mail contacts or instant message "buddy lists" Peer-to-Peer (P2P) applications can improve performance in low trust environments such as the Internet. However, natural social networks are not always suitable, reliable or available. We propose an algorithm (SLACER) that allows peer nodes to create and manage their own friendship networks.
Rita and Beyond: Research Model Advances Hurricane Intensity Prediction, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: An advanced research weather model run (...) is following Hurricane Rita to give scientists a taste of how well forecast models of the future may predict hurricane track, intensity, and important rain and wind features. Tap into the model's daily storm projection at www.ucar.edu. (...) With its high-resolution grid of data points just four kilometers (about 2.5 miles) apart, the model can project the location of fine-scale rain bands and eyewall structures 48 hours into the future. It's these storm features that determine where the greatest damage from both rain and wind might occur, (...)
Hurricanes and Global Warming - A Link?, BBC News
What is the evidence that the growing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are changing weather systems in such a way that hurricanes become more powerful, or more frequent?
Scientists need more data - and that only comes with time - BBC News
Hurricane Link To Climate Change Is Hazy, Nature
Excerpts: Research may show why storms in different regions respond differently to global warming.
Will destructive hurricanes such as Katrina become more common in a warmer world? Two recent studies suggest that they will. But the question has split the research community (see Nature 435, 1008?1009; 2005), and some say that the studies highlight how little is known about the physics of hurricane formation.
Atmospheric Science: Inside Information, Nature
Excerpts: Earth's climate depends strongly on clouds. But what really goes on within these layered structures? Heike Langenberg reports on two satellites that aim to find out.
There's more to clouds than meets the eye. Look up on an overcast day, and you'll be presented with a sea of grey. But this blanket blotting out the Sun is merely the base of an intricate layered structure that rises vertically through the atmosphere.
Excerpts: By examining how proteins have evolved, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered a set of simple "rules" that nature appears to use to design proteins, rules the scientists have now employed to create artificial proteins that look and function just like their natural counterparts.
(...) new method for creating artificial proteins based only on information they derived from analyzing certain characteristics that individual natural proteins have in common with each other.
"The goal of our research was not to find another way to make artificial proteins in the lab, but to discover the rules that nature and evolution have used to design proteins," (...) fraction of the information required to rebuild modern-day proteins. We're building solutions so close that, at least in a test tube, we can't tell them apart from natural proteins."
Can Proteins Perform Logic?, Physics Web
Excerpts: Theoretical physicists in the UK have shown that it should be possible to use clusters of proteins to perform complex logic operations. The work could also improve our understanding of protein "switches" (Phys. Biol. 2 159).
The main role of many proteins is to transmit and process information in living cells. These processes involve other molecules called regulatory ligands that bind to specific sites on the surface of the protein. It has been known for almost 50 years that a typical protein can switch between an inactive and an active state as the concentration of the ligand varies.
Breaking The Left-Right Axis: Do Nodal Parcels Pass A Signal To The Left?, BioEssays
Excerpts: In mammals, left-right symmetry is broken by a mechanically driven leftward flow of liquid at the embryonic node (nodal flow). Various models have emerged explaining how this may happen. Work from Tanaka and (...) has provided a new mechanism by which nodal flow may be breaking symmetry. They describe small membrane-bound particles, which they term nodal vesicular parcels (NVPs), that are carried to the left side of the node. In the paper, they argue how signals carried within these parcels may break L-R symmetry.
Moving one step at a time, newly designed molecule walks in a straight line; potential applications in molecular computing
Using linkers for feet (shown in red), the molecule "9,10-dithioanthracene" moves in a straight line on a flat surface, such as a copper sheet shown here, by mimicking a human walking. Photo credit: L. Bartels.
(...) design a molecule that can move in a straight line on a flat surface. It achieves this by closely mimicking human walking. The "nano-walker" offers a new approach for storing large amounts of information on a tiny chip and demonstrates that concepts from the world we live in can be duplicated at the nanometer scale - the scale of atoms and molecules.
The molecule - 9,10-dithioanthracene or "DTA" - has two linkers that act as feet. Obtaining its energy from heat supplied to it, the molecule moves such that only one of the linkers is lifted from the surface; the remaining linker guides the motion of the molecule and keeps it on course.
Jumping Nanodroplets, Science
Excerpts: Flat gold nanostructures on inert substrates like glass or graphite were illuminated by single intensive laser pulses with fluences above the gold melting threshold. The liquid structures produced in this way are far from their equilibrium shape, and a dewetting process sets in. On a time scale of a few nanoseconds, the liquid contracted toward a sphere. During this contraction, the center of mass moved upward, which could lead to detachment of droplets from the surface due to inertia.
- Source: Jumping Nanodroplets, A. Habenicht, M. Olapinski, F. Burmeister, P. Leiderer, J. Boneberg, Science : 2043-2045, 05/09/23
Balls Of Fire: Bees Carefully Cook Invaders To Death, Science News
Honeybees that defend their colonies by killing wasps with body heat come within 5 degrees Celsius of cooking themselves in the process, according to a study in China.
KILL ZONE. Honeybees mob an invader wasp, revving up their body heat until the attacker dies. Tan
At least two species of honeybees there, the native Apis cerana and the introduced European honeybee, Apis mellifera, engulf a wasp in a living ball of defenders and heat the predator to death. A new study of heat balling has described a margin of safety for the defending bees, says Tan Ken of Yunnan Agricultural University in Kunming, China.
Ecology: 'Devil's Gardens' Bedevilled By Ants, Nature
Excerpts: An ant species uses herbicidal weaponry to secure its own niche in the Amazonian rainforest.
'Devil's gardens' are large stands of trees in the Amazonian rainforest that consist almost entirely of a single species, (...). Here we show that the ant Myrmelachista schumanni, (...), creates devil's gardens by poisoning all plants except its host plants with formic acid. By killing these other plants, M. schumanni provides its colonies with abundant nest sites - a long-lasting benefit as colonies can live for 800 years.
State-Dependent Learning And Suboptimal Choice: When Starlings Prefer Long Over Short Delays To Food, Animal Behav.
Excerpts: Recent studies have used labels such as 'work ethics', 'sunk costs' and 'state-dependent preferences' for apparent anomalies in animals' choices. They suggest that preference between options relates to the options' history, rather than depending exclusively on the expected payoffs. For instance, European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, trained to obtain identical food rewards from two sources while in two levels of hunger preferred the food source previously associated with higher hunger (...). We extended this experimentally and theoretically by studying starlings choosing between sources that differed not only in history but also in the objective properties (delay until reward) of the payoffs they delivered. (...)
Play Does Not Enhance Social Cohesion In A Cooperative Mammal, Animal Behav.
Excerpts: The social cohesion hypothesis of play asserts that the adaptive function of social play is to strengthen affiliative ties between group members, thereby increasing cohesion within the social group. Although this hypothesis is frequently cited, it has never been quantitatively tested. I used data collected from a wild population of cooperative mongoose (...) to test four predictions arising from the hypothesis: first, that an individual's frequency of play, (...). The behaviour of young meerkats failed to fulfil any of these predictions, and I conclude that social play is unlikely to have the capacity to promote social cohesion in mammals.
Noise, Cost And Speed-Accuracy Trade-Offs: Decision-Making In A Decentralized System, Interface
Excerpts: Many natural and artificial decision-making systems face decision problems where there is an inherent compromise between two or more objectives. One such common compromise is between the speed and accuracy of a decision. The ability to exploit the characteristics of a decision problem in order to vary between the extremes of making maximally rapid, or maximally accurate decisions, is a useful property of such systems. Colonies of the ant (...) are a paradigmatic decentralized decision-making system, and have been shown flexibly to compromise accuracy for speed when making decisions during house-hunting. (...) we examine this speed-accuracy trade-off through modelling, (...).
Structural Biology: Origins Of Chemical Biodefence, Nature
Excerpts: The idea that complex biological systems can evolve through a series of simple, random events is not universally accepted. The structure of a vital immune protein shows how such evolution can occur at a molecular level.
Before antibodies evolved, primitive multicellular organisms devised a general defence system against bacterial and viral invaders called 'innate immunity'. The system has survived in vertebrates with its core components little changed during the intervening 700 million years.
New Gene Boosts Plant's Defenses Against Pests, Science
Excerpts: With a little help from friends, crop plants may one day be better able to deter herbivores. By tweaking a cellular pathway for producing organic compounds, researchers have, in a proof-of-principle experiment, endowed Arabidopsis thaliana with the power to recruit mites as allies against leaf-munching enemies. The insertion of a strawberry gene into the mustard plant leads to two new compounds that attract predatory mites that devour herbivorous spider mites, Iris Kappers, a plant biochemist at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and her colleagues report on page 2070.
Scientists Chase After Immortality in a Petri Dish
Excerpts: Efforts to turn embryonic stem cells into sperm and eggs are answering long-standing questions about how the body prepares its genes for the next generation
Sperm and egg cells are the body's best shot at immortality. Although these so-called germ cells play no part in day-to-day survival, in most species they offer the only route for the genome to make it into the next generation. In keeping with that pivotal role, germ cells seem to play by their own rules, developing separately from cells that build all the other parts of the body.
Stem Cells: Another Route To Oocytes?, Science
Excerpts: Embryonic stem cells may be one path to new eggs, but a scientist at the University of Guelph, Canada, thinks she's found another, unexpected one. At a July meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction in Quebec City, Canada, reproductive and molecular biologist Julang Li described to a startled audience how she and her colleagues had transformed skin stem cells drawn from fetal pigs into cells that looked remarkably like oocytes.
Don't Keep Your Distance, Nature
Excerpts: Researchers working with disadvantaged populations should become much more involved with the communities they study, the IOM report says - the time and effort that it takes to do this will be rewarded by more convincing study outcomes. Partners in the community can help researchers, it points out, by highlighting flaws in study design, recruiting participants, and strengthening the informed-consent process.
The report also suggests that poor people in the United States are becoming more wary of participating in research, after years of involvement in studies and scant indication that the findings have any real impact on their lives.
Nsa Granted Net Location-Tracking Patent, CNET News.com
Excerpts: The National Security Agency has obtained a patent on a method of figuring out an Internet user's geographic location.
Patent 6,947,978, granted Tuesday, describes a way to discover someone's physical location by comparing it to a "map" of Internet addresses with known locations.
(...) It says the geographic location of Internet users could be used to "measure the effectiveness of advertising across geographic regions" or flag a password that "could be noted or disabled if not used from or near the appropriate location."
Big Brother Is Hearing You, vnunet.com
Excerpts: (...) claim to have developed technology that spies on computer users by listening to the sound of the keyboard. Dubbed 'acoustical spying' the system works by taking several 10-minute sound recordings of users typing at a keyboard. The audio feed, consisting of around 3,000 keystrokes, is then deciphered by a computer which can identify up to 96 per cent of the characters entered. In trials passwords were deciphered within 20 attempts. According to the researchers each key makes a relatively distinct sound when hit. (...)
Radio Has Its Eye on Podcasters, BBC News
Excerpt: Podcasts are like radio shows done by anyone with a microphone, high-speed net connection and a computer. The shows are put online for anyone to download or subscribe to. It is barely a year old.
It is a phenomenon that could have been a big threat to conventional radio's business because suddenly they were not the only ones making and distributing programmes.
Katrina Leaves Behind A Pile Of Scientific Questions, Science
Excerpts: Amid the cleanup in Katrina's wake, scientists are rushing into the field to gather data before they disappear. It's a sobering exercise. Havidan Rodriguez, who is leading a team from the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, Newark, that is asking evacuees along the Gulf Coast how their basic needs are being met, says the task "is turning out to be more difficult" than similar efforts in Sri Lanka after the 26 December 2004 tsunami. "The breakdown of infrastructure is far greater," he says, "and the poverty is endemic."
Louisiana Goes After Federal Billions, Washington Post
Excerpts: Louisiana's congressional delegation has requested $40 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, about 10 times the annual Corps budget for the entire nation, or 16 times the amount the Corps has said it would need to protect New Orleans from a Category 5 hurricane. (...)
The bill would exempt any Corps projects approved by the commission from provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Clean Water Act. It would also waive the usual Corps cost-sharing requirements, ensuring that federal taxpayers would pay every dime.
Implant Program for Heart Device Was a Sales Spur, NY Times
Excerpts: By January, about 80 cardiologists nationwide completed an evaluation run by the Guidant Corporation of one of its products, an improved electrical component, known as a lead, that connects an implanted cardiac device to the heart.
In exchange for implanting the lead in three patients and completing five survey forms, each physician received $1,000 from Guidant.
"The primary purpose of the study was to get feedback on how well the system worked," said Dr. Wayne O. Adkisson, a cardiologist in Portsmouth, Va., who took part.
U.S. Rejects Saudi View Iraq Near Disintegration, Reuters
Excerpts: On Thursday, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said Iraq was heading toward disintegration and he feared other countries in the region would be drawn into the conflict.(...)
Saudi Arabia, a Sunni Muslim country, is concerned that the Iraqi constitution due to be put to a referendum next month could split the country apart and disenfranchise a Sunni minority that lost power after the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Network
Brain Imaging Ready To Detect Terrorists, Say Neuroscientists, Nature
Excerpts: Daniel Langleben and his colleagues use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to track people's brains when they lie and tell the truth. By analysing brain activity during both scenarios, they have developed an algorithm that can detect lies from truth with 99% accuracy.
Team member Ruben Gur points out that, unlike the polygraph, fMRI does not rely on controllable symptoms such as sweating or a fast heartbeat. Instead it monitors the central nervous system. When someone lies, their brain inhibits them from telling the truth, and this makes the frontal lobes more active. "A lie is always more complicated than the truth," says Gur. "You think a bit more and fMRI picks that up."
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- An Infinite Learning Curve, Paul Smaglik, 05/09, Nature 437, 589. More scientists seek formal training beyond the PhD ¡X for both on- and off-the bench skills., DOI: 10.1038/nj7058-589a
- Noise in Gene Expression: Origins, Consequences, and Control, Jonathan M. Raser, Erin K. O'Shea, 05/09/23, Science : 2010-2013
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- Steep Degrade Ahead: Road Salt Threatens Waters In Northeast, 05/09/24, Science News, Vol. 168, No. 13, Using road salt to clear icy highways in the northeastern United States is increasingly tainting streams throughout the region.
- Childhood's End, 05/09/24, Science News, Vol. 168, No. 13, In northern Thailand, parents send one or more of their daughters off to become prostitutes so that the girls will make enough money to improve the local status of their families, a finding with implications for programs aimed at stopping child prostitution.
- How Many Pages in Google? Take a Guess, John Markoff, 05/09/27, NYTimes, In the bitter war of words between Google and Yahoo over search-engine index size, Google is asking Web surfers to decide for themselves.
- The Scaling And Temperature Dependence Of Vertebrate Metabolism, C. R. White, N. F. Phillips, R. S. Seymour, 2005/09/15, Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2005.0378
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- Research Finds Poor Sleep Effects Student's School Performance, 2005/09/21, ScienceDaily & Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Cow Dung for the Climate, Navin Singh Khadka, 2005/09/22, BBC News
- Gaining Ground In The Race Against Antibiotic Resistance, 2005/09/22, ScienceDaily & Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Motorcyclists Keep Their Cool, 2005/09/23, Innovations-report & European Space Agency
- From Shared To Distributed Memory Systems For Applications, 2005/09/23, Innovations-report & Information Technology
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- Natural Insect Host-Parasite Systems Show Immune Priming And Specificity: Puzzles To Be Solved, P. S.-Hempel, Oct. 2005, Online 2005/09/14, BioEssays, DOI: 10.1002/bies.20282
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ECAL 2005 - VIIIth European Conference on Artificial Life,
Canterbury, Kent, UK 2005/09/5-9
T. Irene Sanders, Executive Director and Founder, The Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy, 05/08/27, QuickTime video (10:38 min), Podcast
- North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 2005 Conference, Virtual Conference Network, St. Pete's Beach, Florida, 05/06/09-11
- Understanding Complex Systems - Computational Complexity and Bioinformatics, Virtual Conference Network, Urbana-Champaign, Il, UIUC, 05/05/16-19
- 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
From Autopoiesis to Neurophenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela (1946-2001), Paris, France, 2004/06/18-20
Evolutionary Epistemology, Language, and Culture, Brussels, Belgium, 04/05/26-28
International Conference on Complex Systems 2004, Boston, 04/05/16-21
Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: Lab Demonstrations, Strogatz, Steven H., Internet-First University Press, 1994
- CERN Webcast Service, Streamed videos of Archived Lectures and Live Events
- Dean LeBaron's Archive of Daily Video Commentary, Ongoing Since February 1998
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Online Course in Evolutionary Computation, U Hawaii Outreach College, 05/09/12-11/19
Genomics in Context,
University of Exeter, UK, 05/09/28-30
Intl Master of Science in Complexity And Its Interdisciplinary Applications, Academic Year 2005-2006 deadline for applications 05/09/30
CSDS-2005 Intl Conf on Control And Synchronization Of Dynamical Systems , Leon, Guanajuato, MEXICO, 05/10/04-07
2005 Wolfram Technology Conference, Champaign,
NetLogo Workshop at Agent 2005, Chicago, Il, 05/10/10-12
Traffic and Granular Flow, Berlin, Germany, 05/10/10-12
2005 Huntsville Simulation Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, 05/10/26-27
- 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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- European Conference on Complex Systems, Paris, France, 05/11/14-18
Econophysics Colloquium, Canberra (ANU), 05/11/14-18
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
3rd Biennial Seminar on the Philosophical, Methodological, and Epistemological Implications of Complexity Theory, Havana, Cuba, 06/01/09-12
The Second International Workshop on Biologically Inspired
Approaches to Advanced Information Technology , Senri Life Science Center, Osaka, Japan, 06/01/26-27
Intl Wkshp and Sem, Dynamics on Complex Networks and Applications, Dresden, Germany, 06/02/06-03/03
- FRACTAL 2006 Complexity and Fractals in Nature, 9th Intl Multidisciplinary Conf, Vienna, Austria, 06/02/12-15
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5th Intl Joint Conf on Autonomous Agents And Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2006)
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Intl. Conference on Complex Systems Boston, MA, 06/06/25-30
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50th Anniversary Summit of AI, Monte Verita, Switzerland, 06/07/09-14
World Conference on Social Simulation (WCSS-06) , Kyoto, Japan, 06/08/21-25
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