The pathogen that causes covid-19 is genetically fairly stable: “Just one ‘pretty bad’ strain for everybody so far.”
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's science division is now unstaffed, sources told CBS News
In experiments on pig organs, scientists at Yale made a discovery that could someday challenge our understanding of what it means to die.
By the way, I had always assumed that “brain banks” were a comic invention of Mel Brooks. Apparently, they’re real.
Religious beliefs differ from empirical beliefs, which are based on how the world appears to be
Two hundred years ago, the Luddites smashed the machines that threatened their livelihood. Twenty years ago, the machines that their revenge by crushing human opponents, up to and including world champion Garry Kasparov. Now a new machine has arisen that crushes such mere calculators. Be afraid, be very afraid.
The stunning success of AlphaZero, a deep-learning algorithm, heralds a new age of insight ? one that, for humans, may not last long.
But at least Stockfish isn’t capable of feeling dejected and forlorn (and the paparazzi weren’t swarming over it) as in these pictures of Kasparov immediately following his 1997 loss to Deep Blue:
Amphibian?s behaviour compared to US president?s approach to global warming