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When saying the wrong thing doesn't really matter

by Philip Yaffe

Getting one's tongue tangled is an ever-present fear for most public speakers. But it shouldn't be. Occasionally saying the wrong thing seldom does any serious damage, or any damage at all, to the effectiveness of a presentation. Here's why. ...


A conversation with Tengyu Ma: developing mathematical tools to understand deep learning systems

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

In this interview, Stanford's Dr. Tengyu Ma discusses his research that aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in deep learning by developing novel mathematical tools to understand complex and mysterious deep learning systems. ...


Notes on writing from writers of note

by Philip Yaffe

A distinction is often made between creative writing (fiction) and expository writing(non-fiction). However, they are more alike than most people think. Creative writers can learn from expository writers, and vice versa. ...


How Does a COVID mRNA vaccine really work?: an interview with Dr. Evelyn Tichy

Interviewed by Walter Tichy

The most potent weapon against COVID-19 is a vaccine based on messenger RNA (mRNA). The mRNA instructs the cells to produce masses of the same spike protein that also occurs on the shell of the real coronavirus. The immune system responds by learning to destroy anything showing that protein: if the real virus arrives, the immune system will attack it immediately. This much has been reported widely by the media. But important questions remain. To answer these questions, we bring you a conversation between Ubiquity editor Walter Tichy and his daughter Dr. Evelyn Tichy, an infectious disease expert. ...