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Robot Bartender Will Take Your Order

Digital assistants have to respond quickly, but correctly—so researchers are studying how real humans navigate that trade-off, to design better machines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 23, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Freeloading Ants Help the Workflow

Fire ants tunnels got excavated efficiently by only a small percentage of the group doing most of the work, thus avoiding pileups in tight spaces.

August 21, 2018 — Daniel Ackerman

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control

It's not just about rebellion. Neuroscience is revealing adolescents' rich and nuanced relationship with risky behavior

August 17, 2018 — Kerri Smith and Nature magazine