If you don't really understand what "machine learning" means, this is a great primer. And, if you know a good amount on the subject, this health application is fascinating and will swell you with hope.
The view of the resurgent US spaceflight is raising alarms across the Atlantic.
Not all crime-fighting pups are looking for drugs and weapons. No, some are on the hunt for your smart phone.
Aristotle called it the fifth element. Alchemists thought it was the key to the philosopher’s stone. Scientists believed it was the stuff light moved through. But it never existed at all.
For years, Gorilla Glass' scratch resistance on smartphones has plateaued.
The growing appeal of e-cigarettes, particularly among teens, has often been attributed to the assortment of sweet and fruity flavored vaping fluids—flavors that traditional tobacco cigarettes have long been barred from including. But in addition to making vaping more appealing, these flavoring chemicals may be harmful to health in their own right, according to a new study.
"Negative gravitropism" is both the name of this small art film and a scientific term that refers to the movement or growth of plants against gravity.
An engineer explains the science of stopping distances and winter tires.
The idea that the universe splits into multiple realities with every measurement has become an increasingly popular proposed solution to the mysteries of quantum mechanics. But is this "many-worlds interpretation" incoherent?
Brain activity doesn't tell us what someone is experiencing.
The grove of 47,000 quivering aspen trees in Utah is being diminished by mule deer, foraging cattle and human mismanagement.
Two dynamic, seemingly opposing forces likely played an important role in the evolution of reproduction and child rearing in social animals like bees and humans.
The Antarctic is no stranger to weird sounds, from ancient trapped air bubbles popping to entire ice sheets disintegrating. Now we can add another freaky track to the ouevre of icy masterpieces.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA—The winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics didn’t just make discoveries. Their revolutionary work turned powerful lasers into ubiquitous lab tools. The day of the announcement earlier this month, I’d already planned to visit the tennis-court sized Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator, or BELLA, which uses one of the Nobel-winning methods to create one of the most powerful laser pulses on Earth.
Now that so much of our genetic information is stored in databases, linking us all to each other, it turns out that DNA technology is not a neutral arbiter of truth. Rather, it exerts its own influence and can be used to enhance the power imbalances that exist in this country.
This video, from earlier this year, tells the story of David Hahn, a dangerously persistent seventeen-year-old.
Apply the right pressure to things and sparks will fly.
Caltech researchers have developed these two new illusions that reveal how the senses can influence each other—in particular, how sound can give rise to visu...
A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents' — and even grandparents' — experiences might affect our DNA.
Beekeepers are sounding the alarm about the latest developments in genetically modified pollinators.
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