This great work of literature by Victor Hugo is available at Gutenberg.
Rough translation of the stanza in the image:
Progress and ideas,
A bridge of one hundred thousand cubits,
None of which breaks apart.
And through your dark tides,
Those disproportionate arches,
Shall brightly shine.
(Photo: CC-BY-NC itheorist.com)
I discovered this blog today via a Reddit post and I’m loving it! The author has embarked in a journey to promote great literature not yet available in English.
My copy of the 1958 English translation by Prof. Wang Jizhen of Cao Xueqin’s Dream of the Red Chamber (红楼梦) has arrived.
I am very excited to read this masterpiece in its most venerable English translation and I look forward to reading it in Chinese once my mastery of the language has reached a modestly high level.
(Photo: CC-BY-ND-NC itheorist.com)
Revolutionary work on the body’s immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable
James P. Allison, 2018’s Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine for his research in cancer immunotherapy, observed that a protein in our T cells was giving cancer cells a break. He set out to teach those proteins how to block cancerous cells from going crazy. He succeed, in mice, where T-cells finally cured the cancer.
That groundbreaking discovery, albeit believed to be merely the tip of the iceberg in immunotherapy, has led to the development of immunotherapeutic drugs. Worst, there appears to be way less awareness of such endeavors among the public.
Here’s a useful, sensible infographic from Groundviews on how to spot false news:
They’ve also started a “media literacy” series here.
The kingdom’s public prosecutor said Mr. Khashoggi died after an argument and fistfight inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Apparently, the Kingdom of bronze-age theocrats, admits journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, allegedly following an altercation inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. This update comes days after the continuous official denial by the so-called progressive prince & his family.
While the House of the Saud is blaming rogue officers for Kashoggi’s death, the West (save the Toupee Guy) believes the Crown Prince himself ordered the journalist’s murder.
A collection of articles & related content on information theory curated by Chris Aldrich.
I have uploaded a revised edition of my 2010 primer in Information Theory and Entropy.
You may also download a copy here (PDF).