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The Government's New Weather Model Faces a Storm of Protest
The National Weather Service will soon introduce a new forecasting model, but meteorologists are saying it's worse than its predecessor.
5 hours ago
Wired Science
The Government's New Weather Model Faces a Storm of Protest
The Confounding Climate Science of Lab-Grown Meat
The assumption goes that lab-grown meat will drastically reduce emissions of beef production. But you know what they say about assumptions...
8 hours ago
Wired Science
The Confounding Climate Science of Lab-Grown Meat
Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave
Nuking a grape produces sparks of plasma, as plenty of YouTube videos document. Now physicists think they can explain how that energy builds up.
22 hours ago
Wired Science
Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave
The Great White Shark Genome Is Here?Superpowers and All
Sharks are renowned for their wound healing, lifespans of 70-odd years, and low rates of cancer. Their genes could reveal their superpowers.
22 hours ago
Wired Science
The Great White Shark Genome Is Here?Superpowers and All
3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention
We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone's attention can have concrete physical effects.
1 day ago
Wired Science
3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention
The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles
After sepsis forced the amputation of Sheila Advento's hands, an intricate transplant technique made her whole again. Then came the side effects.
1 day ago
Wired Science
The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles
Giving Neural Nets an Innate Brain-Like Structure Could Bolster Deep Learning
How many times have you heard the following idea' Deep learning, the machine learning technique that has taken the AI world by storm, is loosely inspired by the human brain. I myself have repeated the statement so many times it's easy to forget that the emphasis is on the word 'loosely.' Even among academics, ...
3 hours ago
SingularityHUB
Giving Neural Nets an Innate Brain-Like Structure Could Bolster Deep Learning
Programming Self-Driving Cars Makes People Less Selfish
Self-driving cars are just around the corner, but working out the rules that should govern them is proving tricky. Should they mimic often self-interested human decision making, or be programmed to consider the greater good? It turns out that when you let people program autonomous vehicles themselves, ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
Programming Self-Driving Cars Makes People Less Selfish
Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
According to some scientists, humans really do have a sixth sense. There's nothing supernatural about it: the sense of proprioception tells you about the relative positions of your limbs and the rest of your body. Close your eyes, block out all sound, and you can still use this internal "map" of your ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
Wall Street edges higher on Amazon, Walmart gains; trade talks in focus
Shares of Amazon.com Inc gained 1.4 percent, providing the biggest boost to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. Walmart jumped 3.9 percent after the world's largest retailer reported an estimate-beating jump in holiday quarter comparable sales, helped by consumer spending in key categories like groceries and ...
15 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Wall Street edges higher on Amazon, Walmart gains; trade talks in focus
U.S. wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume: report
The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries' trade war, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Officials from the two countries, which resumed talks on Tuesday in Washington, are discussing how to address currency ...
17 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
U.S. wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume: report
XPO Logistics to Borrow $1 Billion to Fund Stock Buybacks
The trucking company and warehouse operator will use the bonds to repay borrowings under its existing credit agreement, among other general corporate purposes like repurchasing shares, according to a statement Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer Brad Jacobs said during Friday's fourth-quarter earnings ...
23 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
XPO Logistics to Borrow $1 Billion to Fund Stock Buybacks
A Storm Ruined an Entire Shipment of Russia's Best Missiles Bound for China
S-400 surface to air missiles are among the most dangerous missiles in the world.
29 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
A Storm Ruined an Entire Shipment of Russia's Best Missiles Bound for China
Today's "Super Snow Moon" Will Be The Biggest And Brightest Moon Of 2019
You do not want to miss this lunar spectacle.
37 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Today's "Super Snow Moon" Will Be The Biggest And Brightest Moon Of 2019
Oil lingers around 2019 highs but demand worries weigh
Brent crude slipped 32 cents to $66.18 a barrel by 12:04 p.m. EST (1704) GMT, after earlier hitting $66.65, close to its 2019 high of $66.83 reached on Monday. U.S. crude was up 41 cents to $56.00 a barrel, maintaining its high for the year. A fresh round of talks aimed at resolving the trade dispute ...
40 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Oil lingers around 2019 highs but demand worries weigh
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast, and how a CSF might help
By studying the logbooks of fishing boats, researchers found that some fishing boats travel more than 250 miles to catch the fish that used to be in local waters. In response, researchers began investigating how local community supported fishery programs -- like farm shares for fish -- can affect fishing ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Why North Carolinian boats are fishing off New Jersey's coast, and how a CSF might help
CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice
Researchers have developed a new gene therapy to help decelerate the aging process. The findings highlight a novel CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing therapy that can suppress the accelerated aging observed in mice with Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that also afflicts humans. ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
CRISPR/Cas9 therapy can suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice
Children with autism, co-occurring ADHD symptoms lag in key measures of independence
A pair of new studies has provided new insight into the challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum who exhibit symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to the findings, these children have difficulty with adaptive behavior, a key measure of independence.
4 hours ago
Science Daily
Children with autism, co-occurring ADHD symptoms lag in key measures of independence
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new research.
5 hours ago
Science Daily
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage
Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which could have significant negative consequences on their developing brains, a new study suggests.
5 hours ago
Science Daily
Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Virtual reality can often make a user feel isolated from the world, with only computer-generated characters for company. But researchers think they may have found a way to encourage a more sociable virtual reality.
5 hours ago
Science Daily
Spherical display brings virtual collaboration closer to reality
Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time
Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, white-nose syndrome.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Saving the Bats, One Cave at a Time
ScienceTake: Inside the Spittlebug’s Bubble Home
Those foamy eruptions on garden plants protect a slow and steady sap drinker that is growing into a froghopper. But it has to stick its hind end out to breathe.
5 hours ago
New York Times Science
ScienceTake: Inside the Spittlebug’s Bubble Home
Out There: In Science, as in Sports, the Sidelines Matter
Tomorrow’s Nobel prizes are won today off-season and in the back office.
3 hours ago
New York Times Science
Out There: In Science, as in Sports, the Sidelines Matter
For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’
Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.
24 hours ago
New York Times Science
For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’
Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way
A Swedish girl’s solitary act of civil disobedience has turned her into a symbol for climate action. But her path hasn’t been easy.
23 hours ago
New York Times Science
Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way
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