What’s News For February 18th?

What’s News For February 18th? As always we search the globe for the news MSM missed or ignored!

1. Firstly, Cantor’s Diagonal Argument (1891) https://www.privatdozent.co/p/cantors-diagonal-argument-1891

2. Secondly, most likely is not likely: “You roll a 120-faced die. If it falls on one, you stop. If it gives any other number, you re-roll until you get a one. How many times do you think you will have to roll the die? Let’s do the math: you have a 1/120 chance of rolling the die only once, a 119/120 × 1/120 chance of rolling it twice, and so on. So a single roll is the most likely outcome, any other number of rolls will happen less often. Yet, a 1/120 chance is not even 1%. Furthermore, in this case, “most likely” is actually pretty unlikely.” https://www.lesswrong.com/…/most-likely-is-not-likely

3. Moreover, a Bayesian approach to pricing: “…when you want to measure the distance to the moon, you know not to pick up a yard stick.” https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2022/02/12/bayesian-pricing/

4. The High Fraction of Thin Disk Galaxies Continues to Challenge ΛCDM Cosmology https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/ac46ac

5. The journey of galaxy clusters in billions of years https://www.zmescience.com/…/the-journey-of-galaxy…/

6. Magnetic control of tokamak plasmas through deep reinforcement learning https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04301-9 [see also Links for 2021-11-08 #4]

7. The unintentional creation of “sturddlefish” hybrids may illuminate the genomic mechanisms that govern whether species can interbreed. https://www.quantamagazine.org/extra-dna-may-make…/

8. Moreover, BA.2 variant seems to be more contagious and pathogenic than BA.1 variant. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.02.14.480335v1

9. “Shoplifting has gotten so bad nationally that chains like Rite Aid are closing hard-hit stores, sending terrified employees home in Ubers and locking up aisles of seemingly mundane items like deodorant and toothpaste.” https://www.axios.com/shoplifting-retail-crisis-online…

10. Lastly, a Whistleblower Gives Evidence The Pentagon Holds Female Soldiers To Lower Standards https://thefederalist.com/…/whistleblower-gives…/

What’s News For February 18th?

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