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Understanding epidemiology models
Not all models are the same, and not all of them are used to answer the same questions.
Arizona health department orders university researchers to ‘pause’ critical COVID-19 modeling
The Arizona Department of Health Services sent an email ordering an Arizona State University and University of Arizona team to “pause” the work they were doing compiling data on COVID-19 cases in the
Vector Institute’s AI makes predictions about random events like market trades
Researchers at the Vector Institute propose an AI approach to modeling random events like stock market fluctuations and hospital visits.
Show Your Work! Ferguson Sex Scandal Prompts Calls for UK Govt to Release Coronavirus Models
There are increased calls for the British government to release the modelling upon which the national lockdown was based after it was revealed that its author, Professor Neil Ferguson, was found to
AI Weekly: AI models illustrate the importance of continued social distancing
A growing number of AI models suggest that social distancing and quarantining are helping to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Mudfight Over ‘Wild-Ass’ Covid Numbers Is Pathological
How did epidemiological modeling get so politicized?
The IHME model was built to do one job. It’s hard to repurpose it for another
Understanding what this prominently cited model can tell scientists also shows them what it can't.
Latest Models Suggesting Coronavirus Resurgence Upon Reopening of America Collapse
As President Trump and the Task Force begin to consider reopening the United States upon the collapse of a variety of models that predicted wide-scale deaths due to the disease, the New York Times
Death Cuts the Degree of Separation Between You and Covid-19
If knowing someone who has died would make the pandemic concrete for someone in the US—real and actionable—how many have to die? Here's the grim math.
The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the Coronavirus
Epidemiologists are using complex models to help policymakers get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the leap from equations to decisions is a long one.
The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a Science Fight
Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate future.
Models call out Victoria’s Secret for refusing to protect them from harassment and abuse
Just days after The New York Times published a report detailing harassment and abuse that reportedly ran rampant at Victoria’s Secret and its parent company, L Brands, for years, a group of models is
After 33 years in modeling, Naomi Campbell is finally getting to work with black photographers
While diversity and inclusion are mainstream ideas by now, in many professions, like photography, it's not yet a given that you'll find much of either.
Part & Parcel Talent Aims to Bring True Size Inclusivity to Modeling
As the plus-size fashion market continues to grow exponentially — expected to be worth $24 billion by the end of 2020 — the pressure for brands to extend into plus is heightened. While in the past,
Fashion & Beauty
Non-Binary Gucci Model Protests on Runway over Use of Straightjackets
Non-binary model Ayesha Tan-Jones protested Gucci's use of straitjackets during her walk on the runway during Milan Fashion Week.
Video: the mathematics of where to park your car
Are you the driver in the lot who parks in the first spot you see? Or do you circle around and around looking for a spot by the door? Physicists Paul Krapivsky of Boston University and Sidney Redner
Panoramic raises $35 million to unify and model marketing data
Panoramic, a startup developing a robust marketing data modeling and analytics solution, today emerged from stealth with $35 million in funding.
Fashion Week’s Labor Problem Is Our Labor Problem
In 1990, supermodel Linda Evangelista famously told a reporter that she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000. That same year, at the very height of what would become known as the golden age
Model comes out as transgender after making anti-transgender comments — then it gets even more weird
A model came out as transgender after she was fired for making comments against transgender people, then apologized for lying about being transgender. The bizarre story unraveled around the comments
'The Challenge Is Permanent': Naomi Campbell Reveals 'Revolting' Racist Incident at a French Hotel
Naomi Campbell is perhaps the most enduring and recognizable supermodel in the world, but as she revealed in an interview with Paris Match (translated from French via Google), her stardom is still no