ITBio Magazine

By Chris Aldrich | A group of articles at the intersection of the disciplines of Information Theory and (Molecular) Biology. Including some articles on tangential subjects like complexity, dynamic system theory, cybernetics, evolution, quantum information theory, artificial life, computer science, and biophysics which relate to these topics.

 Read pages 16-55 of A Mind at Play by Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman

 Read pages 16-55 of <i>A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age</i> by Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman<p>Knowing that I’ve read a lot about …

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Big History

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon—the neglected architect of the Information Age, whose …

A Universal Theory of Life: Math, Art & Information by Sara Walker

Dr. Walker introduces the concept of information, then proposes that information may be a necessity for biological complexity in this …

Quantum Mechanics

Can entropy be defined for and the Second Law applied to the entire universe? by Arieh Ben-Naim

This article provides answers to the two questions posed in the title. It is argued that, contrary to many statements made in the literature, neither …

Space Science

The hidden simplicity of biology by Paul C W Davies and Sara Imari Walker

Life is so remarkable, and so unlike any other physical system, that it is tempting to attribute special factors to it. Physics is founded on the …

Biology

The "Hard Problem" of Life by Sara Imari Walker & Paul C.W. Davies

Chalmer's famously identified pinpointing an explanation for our subjective experience as the "hard problem of consciousness". He argued that …

Big History

The Algorithmic Origins of Life

The origin of life is arguably one of the greatest unanswered questions in science. A primary challenge is that without a proper definition for life …

Intelligence

Origins of Life: A Problem for Physics by Sara I. Walker

The origins of life stands among the great open scientific questions of our time. While a number of proposals exist for possible starting points in …

Physics

Can Darwinian Evolution Explain Lamarckism?

Answering three questions can help reveal how the “inheritance of acquired characteristic” fits into modern evolutionary theory.<p>Author: Chris …

Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference 2016

The ALife conferences are the major meeting of the artificial life research community since 1987. For its 15th edition in 2016, it was held in Latin …

Changing Global Diets: the website | Eat This Podcast

A fascinating tool for exploring how, where and when diets evolve. Foodwise, what unites Cameroon, Nigeria and Grenada? How about Cape Verde, …

Complex Networks & Their Applications V

This book highlights cutting-edge research in the field of network science, offering scientists, researchers and graduate students a unique …

From Matter to Life: Information and Causality edited by SI Walker, PCW Davies, GFR Ellis

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights …

An Introduction to Transfer Entropy: Information Flow in Complex Systems

This book considers a relatively new metric in complex systems, transfer entropy, derived from a series of measurements, usually a time series. After …

Biology as Information Dynamics talk by John Carlos Baez

I'm giving a talk at the Stanford Complexity Group this Thursday afternoon, April 20th. If you're around - like in Silicon Valley - please drop by! …

Reading The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu

 Read Loc 1-261 of 6508 of <i>The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires</i> by Tim Wu<p>So you think that you control what you read, watch, …

Hajime Narukawa's more representative AuthaGraph Map

The AuthaGraph Map by Hajime NARUKAWA [ 鳴川 肇 ] <i>(TEDxSeeds 2011 | YouTube)</i><p>Instead of abstracting the globe into a cylinder, then a plane, as the more …

 A Conversation with @LPachter (BS ’94) | Caltech

Pachter, a computational biologist, returns to CalTech to study the role and function of RNA.<p><i>Lior Pachter (BS ’94) is Caltech’s new Bren Professor of</i> …

Linking Economic Complexity, Institutions and Income Inequality

A country's mix of products predicts its subsequent pattern of diversification and economic growth. But does this product mix also predict income …

Irreversibility and Heat Generation in the Computing Process by R. Landauer

It is argued that computing machines inevitably involve devices which perform logical functions that do not have a single-valued inverse. This …

 Energy flow and the organization of life | Complexity

Understanding the emergence and robustness of life requires accounting for both chemical specificity and statistical generality. We argue that the …

 Evidence for a limit to human lifespan | Nature Research

Driven by technological progress, human life expectancy has increased greatly since the nineteenth century. Demographic evidence has revealed an …

 Hayflick, his limit, and cellular ageing | Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology

Almost 40 years ago, Leonard Hayflick discovered that cultured normal human cells have limited capacity to divide, after which they become senescent …

 Thermodynamic Uncertainty Relation for Biomolecular Processes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 158101 (2015)

Biomolecular systems like molecular motors or pumps, transcription and translation machinery, and other enzymatic reactions, can be described as …

 How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

 A de Bruijn identity for discrete random variables by Oliver Johnson, Saikat Guha

We discuss properties of the "beamsplitter addition" operation, which provides a non-standard scaled convolution of random variables supported on the …

NIMBioS Tutorial: Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models

NIMBioS will host an Tutorial on Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models<p>Uncertainty Quantification for Biological Models<p><b>Meeting dates:</b> June …

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise | MIT Technology Review

A mathematical model could lead to a new approach to the study of what is possible, and how it follows from what already exists.<p>Innovation is one of …