In a tour dé force piece - published in The Atlantic - Ed Yong illuminates the horrifying truth of human warfare's murderous effect on animals in the wild; in this case, a study of the nearly total decimation wildlife populations within protected areas of Africa during wartime. Something to read and ponder. A revelation, and today's Must Read.
Superlative study (funded by the Department of Defense - Army Research Office) - via Duke University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Durham, Nort Carolina and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Integrative Biology Laboratory in La Jolla, California - targeting the apparent similarities between artifical and biologic network implementations. Today's must read!
“The founders of the Internet spent a lot of time considering how to make information flow efficiently,” says Salk Assistant Professor Saket Navlakha, coauthor of the new study that appears online in Neural Computation on February 9, 2017. “Finding that an engineered system and an evolved biological one arise at a similar solution to a problem is really interesting.”
News [via the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Science magazine], of the employment of facial recognition by wasps; utilized by the creatures in the sometimes enormous effort to defend their nests. Proof positive there is nothing new under the sun...