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Tech challenge develops algorithms to predict atrocities

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Mathematical models that use existing socio-political data to predictmass atrocities could soon inform governments and NGOs on how and where to take preventative action.

The models emerged from one strand of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a competition run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and NGO Humanity United. The winners were announced last month (18 November) and will now work with the organiser to further develop and pilot their innovations.

The five winners from different countries who won between US$1,000 and US$12,000, were among nearly 100 entrants who developed algorithms to predict when and where mass atrocities are likely to happen.

Around 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by conflict, sometimes including atrocities such as genocides, mass rape and ethnic cleansing, according to the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011. Many of these countries are in the developing world.

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Developing nations should avoid 'slow science'

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Scientists in developing countries should increase the quality of their research by publishing more good papers, not fewer, says Rafael Loyola.
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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com

Via Philippe Vallat, Complexity Digest
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Nicely done

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Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

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Learning and the education system(s) are incredibly complex. 

 

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2014 Science Year in Review

2014 Science Year in Review | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.
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Breathtaking Science's Breakthrough Of The Year 2014 | 9GAG.tv

Breathtaking Science's Breakthrough Of The Year 2014 | 9GAG.tv | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Rosetta mission truly deserves the crown.
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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most ...
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The Rights Stuff: Copyright, Scientific Debate, and Reuse - EveryONE

The Rights Stuff: Copyright, Scientific Debate, and Reuse - EveryONE | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
We’ve all monkeyed around trying to sort out the ownership of published content. In the scientific community, copyright and its (mis)application in publish
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Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
11 million servers, new giant VMs, and more third-party app support.
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Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information

Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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International Open Access Week Shines Spotlight on Increasing the Impact of Scientific Research » infojustice

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Q&A: Science journalism and public engagement

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Whether the public is reading about the Ebola outbreak in Africa or watching YouTube videos on the benefits of the latest diet, it's clear that reporting on science and technology profoundly shapes modern life. In an effort to propel such reporting to the highest levels, the Knight Science Journalism ...
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List of 30 latinamerican scientists under 40 that are doing promising work in physics and neuroscience.

List of 30 latinamerican scientists under 40 that are doing promising work in physics and neuroscience. | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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What role for open and collaborative science in development?

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How political science conquered Washington

How political science conquered Washington | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Perhaps the single best thing that's happened to political journalism in the time I've been doing it is the rise of political science.
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The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We've Learned About Rosetta's Comet So Far | WIRED

The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We've Learned About Rosetta's Comet So Far | WIRED | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Rosetta spacecraft has been studying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko up close since August, collecting data of unprecedented detail and taking pictures of a starkly beautiful comet-scape. While the Philae lander has enjoyed much of the spotlight—partly thanks to its now-famous triple landing—Rosetta has been making plenty of its own discoveries. One of the biggest came last…
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Sex Doesn’t Have to Make (Evolutionary) Sense

Sex Doesn’t Have to Make (Evolutionary) Sense | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The whys and hows of having sex—it’s not all about evolution
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The Best Science Books of 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014 | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.
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PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 - EveryONE

PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 - EveryONE | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
It’s time to review some of the great research content published in PLOS ONE during 2014. Here, we’ve highlighted some of this year’s most popular videos.
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The Best Science Books of 2014

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#The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.

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A digital transformation for Science

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In transitioning to a new magazine model, the publication's challenges are familiar
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A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community

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University Libraries to Host Open Access Week Events Oct. 20-24 | Southern Miss Now

University Libraries to Host Open Access Week Events Oct. 20-24 | Southern Miss Now | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
University Libraries will participate in Open Access Week Oct. 20 – 24 in an effort to provide the The University of Southern Mississippi academic and research community the opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of open access.
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Risk and Harassment Reporting among Scientists

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In light of recent divisive events on campus, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology partnered with the IPRH to host an event on "Academic Freedom Across the Disciplines." The fo...
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Diversity: Pride in science

Diversity: Pride in science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.
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Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0

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Peru hosts conf on space geophysics

Peru hosts conf on space geophysics | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
LIMA: More than a hundred scientists and students from Latin American countries are now meeting in Cuso near here for the tenth Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics (X COLAGE) from Mon til...
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