SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
OUR COMPUTERS ARE LEARNING HOW TO CODE THEMSELVES
Machine learning system DeepCoder can locate and piece together code from existing software to write new programs up to around five lines of code in length. Eventually, DeepCoder could become a valuable tool for programmers by tackling the tedious aspects of programming while leaving the sophisticated tasks to the human.
'DOOMSDAY VAULT' GAINS 50,000 SEEDS TO FEND OFF FOOD CRISES
A so-called "doomsday" seed vault on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean has received a major new deposit of 50,000 seeds as part of an ongoing effort to defend the planet against global food crises, according to news reports.
'RING OF FIRE' ECLIPSE WILL BE VISIBLE FROM SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE SUNDAY
This Sunday (Feb.26) brings the first solar eclipse of 2017. Unlike the total solar eclipse that will cross
the continental United States in August
, Sunday's spectacle is an annular eclipse, which means a sliver of the sun's surface will still be visible around the moon.
LEMUR FACES ARE UNIQUE, FACIAL RECOGNITION REVEALS
When observing wildlife behavior in a natural setting, researchers typically need to keep their distance, making it challenging to identify individual animals and track their movements and activity over time.
CASPIAN SEA: LARGEST INLAND BODY OF WATER
The Caspian Sea is the Earth's largest inland body of water. It lies at the junction of Europe and Asia, with the Caucasus Mountains to the west and the steppes of Central Asia to the east.
SEE NASA'S POSTERS FOR THE LANDMARK EARTH-LIKE PLANET DISCOVERY
In order to celebrate the discovery of a seven planet system that holds a plethora of Earth-like worlds, NASA made stunning a poster advertising life on the planet and showcasing the respective orbits of the alien worlds.
ACROSS ALL FIELDS, INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS IS HOW SCIENCE GETS DONE
A new study reports that more scientists from all over the world are collaborating to further our understanding of science than ever before. From 1990 to 2015, the number of scientific papers the had multiple authors from more than one country doubled.
BRIAN COX: THE LHC DISPROVES THE EXISTENCE OF GHOSTS AND THE PARANORMAL
Renowned physicist Brian Cox has claimed that the lack of any physical evidence being detected by the highly sensitive Large Hadron Collider disproves the existence of ghosts. Four in 10 Americans reportedly believe in ghosts, a figure that belies the lack of scientific evidence behind their existence.
HOW SCIENTIFICALLY ACCURATE IS YOUR FAVORITE SCI-FI FILM?
"2001: A Space Odyssey," "Her," and "Minority Report" are three examples of accurate science leading to a better science-fiction experience. By taking special care to be as scientifically accurate as possible, the creators of these sci-fi films were better equipped to immerse viewers in the fantastical worlds on display.
WHAT'S UP WITH WARM FEBRUARY WEATHER IN MOST OF US?
It may still be February, but spring-like temperatures in most of the United States are making people shed their winter coats unseasonably soon.