Improving researchers’ abilities to forecast epidemics — ScienceDaily

An annual influenza season forecasting challenge issued by the US Centers for Disease Control provides unique insight into epidemic forecasting, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. The study, conducted by a large team of researchers, including biocomplexity scientist Matteo Convertino of Japan’s Hokkaido University, analysed the forecasts of 14 predictive models…

A study analyses the selective attention processes that determine how we explore and interact with our environment — ScienceDaily

Researchers examined the visual response of 113 individuals when observing prehistoric ceramics belonging to different styles and societies. The ceramics analysed cover 4,000 years (from 4000 B.C. to the change of era) of Galician prehistory (north-west Iberia), and are representative of ceramic styles, such as bell-beaker pottery, found throughout Europe. The results indicate that the…