SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
MACHINES JUST BEAT HUMANS ON A STANFORD READING COMPREHENSION TEST
The Stanford Question Answering Dataset is a well-respected means of testing machine reading. For the first time, an artificial intelligence has scored higher than a human participant.
A NEW DISCOVERY BY THE LHC HINTS AT PHYSICS BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN recently revealed data about a particle that decays in a way that deviates from the Standard Model of particle physics. This could point to a new kind of physics or could simply be a fluke, but more testing should clear up the uncertainty.
16-YEAR-OLD DEVISES SYSTEM TO SAVE HEART ATTACK VICTIMS WHILE ON WORK EXPERIENCE
A 16-year-old teenager on work experience at
Barts Hospital in London
has devised an an award-winning system to save heart attack victims.
A NEW INFORMATION ENGINE IS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF THERMODYNAMICS
The researchers needed a new theory of physics to explain their results.
COULD THIS NEWFOUND CAVE HOLD MORE DEAD SEA SCROLLS?
Archaeologists are excavating a newfound cave in Qumran, with the hope of finding new Dead Sea Scrolls.
CIRCULAR RNA SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON HOW THE BRAIN WORKS
Researchers have linked circular RNAs, which are plentiful in the brains of mammals, to brain function. This research may pave the way for new treatments for psychiatric disorders.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: PATIENTS MORE OPEN THAN DOCS EXPECT
Patients in the United States may be much more willing to
disclose their sexual orientation
to the staff in a hospital emergency room than health professionals think, a new study suggests.
LONG-LOST 'FACELESS' FISH SHOWS UP NEAR AUSTRALIA
Eyesight may not be necessary for some deep-sea dwellers, but scientists recently came across a fish that appeared to not have any eyes at all — or even a face.
A NEW TECHNIQUE COULD REVOLUTIONIZE ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
Researchers have taken a cue from nature to develop a synthetic antifreeze that slows the growth of ice crystals. In addition to applications in a number of other industries, this antifreeze could be used to help keep donor organs intact longer during the transplant process.
WHAT CAN AN AUTOPSY ON OTTO WARMBIER REVEAL?
An autopsy on Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who was imprisoned in North Korea in 2016 and died yesterday (June 19) in Cincinnati, will be conducted to further investigate his death, according to news reports.