The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
AstraZeneca’s new clinical trial results are positive but confusing, leaving many experts wanting to see more data before passing final judgment on how well the vaccine will work.
They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.
Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.
With help from computer algorithms, researchers designed proteins from scratch that can trounce the coronavirus in lab animals.
A large team of regulators at the agency will take about three weeks to review an application spanning thousands of pages.
A goal of the SharkEye project is to one day produce automated “shark reports” for beachgoers to help them gauge levels of risk.
In rural India and other places where tuberculosis is rampant, A.I. that scans lung X-rays might eliminate the scourge.
Even as the White House downplays the coronavirus threat, health officials warned against traditional gatherings with those from outside the immediate household.
Before metamorphosis, monarch butterflies will aggressively head butt each other for access to their favorite food.
Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.
A biologist decided to investigate a shrimp parade that attracts thousands of tourists in a province of Thailand.
The company said it planned to apply for emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration “within days.”
The test relies on a nose swab and can be run in just 30 minutes. But it requires a prescription, and has not been evaluated in asymptomatic people.
Front-runners in the coronavirus vaccine race won’t make nearly as many doses this year as were predicted, but they may kick into high gear next year.
Blood samples from recovered patients suggest a powerful, long-lasting immune response, researchers reported.
The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.
Schools are essential while restaurants are not, said Dr. Gounder. And manufacturers may soon be ordered to produce protective gear for health workers.
Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.
The discovery suggests that “Principia” had a stronger impact on Enlightenment science than previous research suggested.
Airline passengers must present negative antibody test results before boarding. Scientists consider it a largely useless way to curb disease transmission.
Agency scientists often contradict the Trump administration now, but critics urge a more public stance.
Some scientists say that the predators are essential to curbing the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease because they pick off weak deer.
What other secrets are they hiding?
Close examination of horse remains has clarified the timeline of when equestrianism helped transform ancient Chinese civilization.
Two new studies clarify how Covid-19 spreads among young adults and expose the limits of quarantine measures.
People with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders are three times more likely to die of Covid-19, compared with patients without the conditions, a new analysis found.
Wrinkle-faced bats incorporate whistles, wing flaps and furry masks into their mating rituals, researchers have found.
In their spare time, two Silicon Valley developers aided conservationists in developing artificial intelligence to help keep track of individual bears.
Scientists in Hungary are streaming experiments with dogs that know many words, featuring them in a contest of canine intelligence.
Mink are the only animal known to both catch the virus from people and transmit it to them.
The lizards have complicated a rule of thumb that in evolution, once you lose a body part, you don’t regain it.
The test detects the response of T cells to the virus — an arm of the immune system that may be just as important as antibodies to preventing reinfection.
In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.
A new study offers the strongest evidence yet of “time cells” in the brain.
The authorization raised immediate questions about who would get access to the antibody treatments, which are in short supply.
A skull found in a South African cave suggests that the species went through a process of microevolution during a chaotic environmental shift.
What’s the big deal? Was it part of Operation Warp Speed? When can you get one?
Pfizer announced stunning early results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, cementing the lead in a frenzied global race that has unfolded at record-breaking speed.
The ways that dogs grow and age may provide potentially useful similarities with people.
Understanding how grains flow is vital for everything from landslide prediction to agricultural processing, and scientists aren’t very good at it.
Researchers ended a clinical trial of the drug early because the results were so convincing. The more effective drug would be given in six injections a year instead of as 365 daily pills.
If ultimately approved, the drug, aducanumab, made by Biogen, would be the first new Alzheimer’s treatment in nearly two decades. Some evidence suggests it slows, but does not stop, cognitive decline.
Scientists at Columbia University have developed a treatment that blocks the virus in the nose and lungs, is inexpensive and needs no refrigeration.
A new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft increases the number of habitable exoplanets thought to exist in this galaxy.
Government officials said on Wednesday that a mutation in the virus could interfere with vaccine effectiveness in humans.
Scientists are divided on broader implications of the find for ancient gender roles.