Unknown Unknowns: The Hydra Effect

Next to writing articles in the name of science communication, I also like to talk about scientific concepts for a general audience. Sometimes this happens in the context of so-called science slams, in which you have a couple of minutes to communicate a scientific concept or finding in an entertaining way. A while ago, I did a science slam in Basel, Switzerland about the concept of antifragility, which you can check out here:

Coined by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, antifragility describes things which profit from stress / shock / etc. Being more advantageous than simple robustness, which is just neutral to negative impacts, antifragilty is certainly a goal to strive towards!

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