The intellectual value of movement through space
Algorithms are already used to remove online hate speech. Now scientists have taught an AI to respond—which they hope might spark more discourse. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An intentional blackout was aimed at keeping power equipment from sparking a wildfire
A deficit arises in molecules needed for neurons to communicate efficiently
The Labeled Release experiment on the Viking mission reported positive results, although most have dismissed them as inorganic chemical reactions
Fear is a hardwired response, but it doesn’t have to rule our emotions
Let’s treat people based on who they are rather than on the form of their genitals
Anomalous motions of stars orbiting our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole might reveal the existence of long-hypothesized tunnels through spacetime
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...
Environmental reviews emphasize the relatively small contributions from individual infrastructure projects, ignoring the bigger picture