Ryan Hoffman, a U.N.C. Football Player Two Decades Ago, Is Now Homeless

Nearly 20 years and more than 100 pounds ago, Ryan Hoffman was a hulking offensive lineman for North Carolina. Now he is a panhandler plagued with short-term memory problems and other troubles.

Source: www.nytimes.com

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Brain cells predict opponent’s move in game-playing monkeys

Newly discovered brain cells help monkeys predict whether a companion will cooperate.

Source: www.sciencenews.org


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Artificial intelligence conquers Space Invaders, Pong, Q*bert

With a single algorithm, a computer can learn dozens of classic video games, researchers from Google DeepMind in London report.

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Psychology Journal Bans Significance Testing « Science-Based Medicine

This is perhaps the first real crack in the wall for the almost-universal use of the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP). The journal, Basic…

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Invitation to the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal’s Research Symposium

Dear student leaders and program coordinators,

We warmly invite you to Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal’s annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium! The event will take place on April 26th from 1-3 PM at Columbia University. Through the Symposium, the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal aims to establish a forum for the display of outstanding undergraduate research to be viewed by faculty and students of pre-eminent Northeastern region research institutions. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about current research from distinguished Columbia faculty members.

Students can apply to present their research in the form of a poster. Prospective presenters should read through the Symposium overview and submission guidelines (Submission Instructions) prior to submitting abstracts here: Link for Abstract Submission. The submission deadline is March 15th at 11:59 PM and decisions will be sent out one week after that date. Attendance at the symposium is free and food will be provided.

Please forward this email to students in your groups and organizations who may be interested in the 2015 CUSJ Symposium. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to reading your submissions!

Best regards,
The CUSJ 2014-2015 Executive Board

Can the Human Brain Project Be Saved? Should It Be?

The billion-dollar-plus European effort is, in the words of neuroscientists, “boneheaded,” “idiotic,” and “a complete waste.”

Source: chronicle.com


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Science’s Significant Stats Problem

In 2009, researchers working in Thailand made headlines with a small success in a trial of an HIV vaccine. It reduced the rate of…

Source: nautil.us

Reviews of genetics research show that the statistics linking diseases to genes are wrong far more often than they’re right.

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