Eye-catching advances in some AI fields are not real

When tuned up, old algorithms can match the abilities of their successors | Continue reading


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U.S. lawmakers unveil bold $100B plan to remake NSF

Agency would get a huge technology research arm and a new name | Continue reading


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Study tells Covid-19’s rampage through a South African hospital (25 May 2020)

Staff and medical equipment carried the virus from patient to patient and from ward to ward | Continue reading


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Top Chinese virologist on how China and U.S. have met the pandemic

Shao Yiming leads the HIV program at China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention | Continue reading


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They redesigned PubMed, a beloved website. It hasn’t gone over well

Unhappy researchers unleash torrent of complaints on social media | Continue reading


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Sweden wasted a ‘rare opportunity’ to study coronavirus in schools

One of the few countries to keep primary schools open failed to collect data on children’s role in pandemic | Continue reading


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Court rules “Dueling Dinos” belong to landowners, in a win for science

Spectacular fossils can’t be legally considered minerals | Continue reading


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Defective immune cells could make us old

T cells with faulty mitochondria may help drive aging | Continue reading


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U.S. Department of Energy rushes to build advanced new nuclear reactors

New program aims to have two prototype reactors running within 7 years | Continue reading


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Scientists are drowning in Covid-19 papers. Can new tools keep them afloat?

The hunt is on for better ways to collect and search pandemic studies | Continue reading


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Ancient DNA reveals staying power of early people of the Andes

Despite cultural upheavals, highlands residents persisted | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 13 days ago

T cells found in Covid-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 13 days ago

T cells found in Covid-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus | Continue reading


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Can Nuclear Fallout Make It Rain?

Radioactivity in the air may have boosted precipitation during the Cold War | Continue reading


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Vaccine opponents gaining in Facebook ‘battle for hearts and minds,’ map shows

Antivaccine pages are more connected, growing faster than pro-vaccine pages | Continue reading


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Scientist who fought Ebola and HIV reflects on facing death from Covid-19

Top virologist Peter Piot spent 1 week at a London hospital in April and has been recovering at home since | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 18 days ago

Artificial chloroplasts turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into organic compounds

Mimics might one day synthesize drug molecules, turbocharge natural photosynthesis | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 18 days ago

'Finally, a virus got me.’ Scientist who fought Ebola and HIV reflects

Top virologist Peter Piot spent 1 week at a London hospital in April and has been recovering at home since | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 19 days ago

Ancient DNA reveals staying power of early people of the Andes

Despite cultural upheavals, highlands residents persisted | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 19 days ago

Astronomers find closest black hole to Earth, hiding in plain sight

The black hole in the triple system HR 6819 is just 1000 light years from Earth | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 22 days ago

NIH’s axing of bat coronavirus grant a ‘horrible precedent’

Emails show agency reacted to unproven claims that pandemic started at Wuhan, China, lab | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 26 days ago

The archaeological record is full of dog poop

Method designed to distinguish ancient human from canine feces reveals surprises | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 29 days ago

New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 1 month ago

New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study | Continue reading


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The lungs are ground zero for COVID-19, but blood clots may play a surprisingly big role in severe illness | Continue reading


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Covid-19 vaccine protects monkeys from new coronavirus, Chinese biotech reports

China’s Sinovac makes headway with old-fashioned technology that “kills” whole virus | Continue reading


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Archivists uncover earliest evidence of a person being killed by a meteorite

Evidence of extraterrestrial killer found in Turkey | Continue reading


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Surveys suggesting vast undercount of coronavirus infections may be unreliable

Critics question accuracy of tests and media promotion before full results are published | Continue reading


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Controversial ‘gene drive’ could disarm deadly wheat pathogen

Lab tests show potential of gene-spreading strategy to fight plant diseases | Continue reading


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How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body

The lungs are ground zero for COVID-19, but blood clots may play a surprisingly big role in severe illness | Continue reading


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Gravitational waves reveal unprecedented collision of heavy+light black holes

Wobbly black hole merger adds another confirmation for Einstein’s theory of gravity | Continue reading


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Refilling California’s Aquifers

Scientists are figuring out how more winter floodwater can be stored underground, but agricultural cutbacks may still be needed | Continue reading


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Do it yourself? When the researcher becomes the subject (2016)

Scientists studying themselves must weigh the benefits and the potential complications | Continue reading


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Artificial intelligence is evolving all by itself – Science – AAAS

Advance replicates decades of AI research in days | Continue reading


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Artificial intelligence is evolving all by itself

Advance replicates decades of AI research in days | Continue reading


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Giant viruses aren’t alive. So why have they stolen genes essential for life?

Scan of ocean microbes reveals some surprises | Continue reading


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I don't use humor in scientific presentations

Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again | Continue reading


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Ending coronavirus lockdowns will be a dangerous process of trial and error

There’s no scientific consensus on when it’s safe to reopen schools, businesses, restaurants, and bars | Continue reading


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Does a sea of viruses inside our body help keep us healthy? (2017)

Study suggests people may absorb 30 billion bacteria-killing viruses every day | Continue reading


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Illness and disability loom after weeks on a ventilator | Continue reading


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Watch out Silicon Valley: European Union gets into the venture capital game

European Innovation Council buys shares in disruptive technology startups | Continue reading


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Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music

“Sonification” could help researchers identify binding sites for new drugs | Continue reading


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The effort to produce the world’s most popular coronavirus tracker

How a small university team built a COVID-19 data site that draws 1 billion clicks a day | Continue reading


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Can a century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus

Scientists launch trial of bacillus Calmette-Guérin, a vaccine made of living bacteria, to protect health care workers at risk of COVID-19 infection | Continue reading


@sciencemag.org | 1 month ago

The United States leads in coronavirus cases, but not pandemic response

Conflicting messages, lack of coordination hamper efforts to curb infections | Continue reading


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Philip Anderson, legendary theorist whose ideas shaped modern physics, dies

Combative savant made contributions—and enemies—across many fields | Continue reading


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Lead pollution in ancient ice cores track the rise and fall of medieval kings

New ultra-high resolution method records pollution deposited on ice over weeks or even days | Continue reading


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Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns

The coronavirus highlights the “huge responsibility” of infectious disease modelers | Continue reading


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