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What are some scientific breakthroughs that have been done during jail time?

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Why is American and French notation different for open intervals (x, y) vs. ]x, y[?

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The Abacus vs. the Electric Calculator (Nov 12, 1946): Why did the latter lose?

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Why did Norbert Wiener break off relations with Walter Pitts?

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How did ancient Egyptians become aware of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of cold?

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When did anonymous peer review appear and what were the motivations behind it?

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Why were so many artificial intelligence founders so optimistic?

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What are the earliest accounts of publication bias?

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Have reviewers never been paid?

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Did Walter Pitts refuse to allow his name to be made publicly available?

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Why are the classic statistical approaches to NLP mostly generative models while the most recent ones are mostly discriminative?

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574 views

What's the etymology of an engineering/software bug?

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Was the take off of neural computing research in the 80's due to Japan?

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Why did 92% of cases of simultaneous discovery in the 17th century end in dispute?

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Why did Max Planck forbid women from attending his lectures?

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How did journal subscriptions evolve over time, and what factors account for it?

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What are the most famous examples of theory rebranding?

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Evolution of performances in natural language processing tasks

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How did research reproducibility in medicine evolve over time?

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Did Bertrand Russell leave the Second International Congress of Mathematicians to read Giuseppe Peano's Formulario?

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Is it true that Hideyo Noguchi had neurosyphilis when carrying out his last experiments in Africa?

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Why did the APA require a NDA from DSM-5 task force members?