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 58-73 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

 Read pages 58-73 of <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i> by Roald Dahl<p>The big day finally arrives and the children enter the chocolate factory with Mr. …

Books

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 …

Evolution

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 …

Equality

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 …

Engineering

Dealing with China by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

 Read pages 86 – 115 of 430 of <i>Dealing with China</i> by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.<p>Cleaning the Stables in Guangdong was interesting, but could have had some …

China

 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 …

Complexity

 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 …

Research

 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 …

Biology

 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 …

Quantum Mechanics

 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 …

Science

 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 …

Mathematics

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 …

Foldscope - The Origami Paper Microscope | Kickstarter

See the invisible with a powerful yet affordable microscope that fits in your pocket. Curiosity, discovery, and science for everyone!<p>Author: Chris …

AMS Open Math Notes

AMS Open Math Notes is a repository of freely downloadable mathematical works in progress hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to …

 Group Theory Lectures by Steven Roman

Retired UCI math professor Steven Roman has just started making a series of Group Theory lectures on YouTube.<p>Retired UCI math professor Steven Roman …

Basic Category Theory by Tom Leinster | Free Ebook Download

This short introduction to category theory is for readers with relatively little mathematical background. At its heart is the concept of a universal …

Primes as a Service on Twitter

Our friend Andrew Eckford has spent some time over the holiday improving his Twitter bot Primes as a Service. He launched it in late Spring of 2016, …

Danielle S. Bassett, Ankit N. Khambhati, Scott T. Grafton in arXiv

Neuroengineering is faced with unique challenges in repairing or replacing complex neural systems that are composed of many interacting parts. These …

D. Holcman & Z. Schuss, “100 years after Smoluchowski: stochastic processes in cell biology,” arXiv, 26-Dec-2016

100 years after Smoluchowski introduces his approach to stochastic processes, they are now at the basis of mathematical and physical modeling in …