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How Cargo Cult Bayesians encourage Deep Learning Alchemy
There is a struggle today for the heart and minds of Artificial Intelligence. It’s a complex “Game of Thrones” conflict that involves many…
Carlos E. Perez
Cancer’s convergent evolution
The concept of evolution is very useful as it applies to cancer, because it forms a paradigm of understanding that simple genetics cannot…
Dr. Jason Fung
IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer
Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet, signaling progress toward a powerful new way of processing information.
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The Scale of Things
If the news overwhelms you, re-evaluate what’s important.
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The Future of Gene Therapy
The first gene therapy clinical trial was conducted by William French Anderson and Michael Blaese in 1990 at the NIH Clinical Center. The…
Eleven Years of Misdiagnosis
One boy’s battle with a rare disease reveals common struggles among patients worldwide
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How to Measure Ghosts: Arthur C. Nielsen and the Invention of Big Data
This is a story about ghosts. About how the technological networks of the twentieth century made us more distant, and yet more connected…
A Brief History of Attention
The Strangeness of the Colchicum
Tracing the history of the autumn crocus, from murder weapon to medicine
Why Can’t Addicts Just Quit?
In some cities, heroin addicts have access to treatment, but many are still using. Now, Seattle is poised to open a safe-injection facility…
Conserve elephants. They hold a scientific mirror up to humans
The biology and conservation of elephants
No, Melting Quarks Will Never Work As An Energy Source
There’s more to powering the world than releasing energy.
Pluto’s Mysteriously Cool Atmosphere Might Hold The Key To Fighting Global Warming
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Who Are, or Should Be, the Vaccine Watchdogs?
It’s that time of the year again, when the influenza vaccine is recommended for the public and both public and private organizations spread…
Rene F. Najera
Is AI the Future of Evolution?
It is fascinating how you can come up with some of the most outlandish ideas while interacting with kids. Just the other day, I was reading…
Amazon’s Cashierless Store Is Almost Ready for Prime Time
The Amazon Go team is said to have worked out many of the technical bugs and is starting to hire store-related personnel.
George Church Will Make Virus-Proof Organisms, Transplant Pig Organs to Humans, and Reverse Aging
An interview with one of the most prolific scientists on earth in his lab at Harvard Medical School
A brief, 20,000-year history of timekeeping
As clocks got more accurate, we had to redefine the second.
Vicious and Virtuous Cycles: Why the Poor get Poorer (and the Rich Get Richer)
Sometimes, it feels like situations compound upon themselves.
Gupta: Alzheimer’s is a young(er) person’s disease, so get to work
Your Pandemics Questions Answered
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to send in your questions for Simon Parkin, the lead author of our Fowl Plague series, on…
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How a Citizen Scientist Will Win a Nobel Prize
The ongoing democratization of data is helping science, but the real revolution is yet to come.
Does Science Want To Be Free?
The patent dispute over CRISPR gene editing technology speaks to a bigger question: Should publicly funded science be free?
Inside the Search for New Antibiotics
With no new viable antibiotics produced in over a decade, scientists are getting more creative with their methods.
NASA Believes They Know How To Make Mars Green Again
By Meriame Berboucha
This truly bizarre exploding star might be a zombie of sorts
It just keeps exploding.