SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
CLIMATE THREAT TO WILDLIFE MAY HAVE BEEN MASSIVELY UNDERREPORTED
More than 700 of the world's threatened and endangered animal species may be directly affected by climate change, according to a new study — vastly more than the number of animal species scientists initially thought would face risks from global warming.
SEA ICE HITS RECORD LOWS AT BOTH POLES
Arctic temperatures have finally started to cool off after yet another
winter heat wave
stunted sea ice growth over the weekend.
FACTS ABOUT GROUNDHOGS
Groundhogs, also called woodchucks, are large rodents. They are also one of the 14 species of marmot, or ground squirrels.
GHOSTLY BLUE GLOW IN TASMANIA BAY MAY SIGNAL TROUBLE
An ethereal blue light riding the waves along a beach in Tasmania may be enchanting, but it's actually a signal that the bay may be in danger.
"AI BRAIN SCANS" REVEAL HOW SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE THINK
Graphcore has produce a series of images that show what it looks like when its development chip runs various AI software, such as Microsoft Research's ResNet-34 architecture. Looking at these images is similar to looking at a scan from a brain to see how it works as both processes involve connections between different parts of a system.
WORLD'S OLDEST FOSSILS POSSIBLY UNCOVERED IN CANADA
Ancient traces of microbial life that are between 3.77 billion and 4.29 billion years old might have been unearthed in a rocky outcropping in Canada, a new study suggests.
AI SYSTEM FINDS ANOTHER GAME TO DOMINATE HUMANS
Artificially intelligent gamers have a new squad member in Phillip, an AI designed to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. fighting game. The most remarkable aspect is that the AI taught itself how to play the game.
'GILDED LADY' AND OTHER EXQUISITE MUMMIES ON DISPLAY IN NYC
An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair at "Mummies," an exhibit opening Monday (March 20) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
CAPE COD'S GREAT WHITE SHARK POPULATION MAY BE GROWING
New shark-survey numbers could indicate a healthy population of great white sharks on the Atlantic Seaboard.
WILL OUR FUTURE WARS BE FOUGHT BY MASSIVE MILITARY ROBOTS?
Bigger might not be better in battle.