AI, Robotics and Your Health

At the second Science Meets Congress event, AI, Robotics and Your Health, experts from academia and the private sector talked with Scientific American Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina about the future of AI and robotics in medicine.   Let’s block ads! (Why?) Scientific American Content: Global  More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Controversial Alcohol Study Cancelled by U.S. Health Agency

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) has terminated a controversial US$ 100 million study examining whether drinking small amounts of alcohol every day can improve health. The agency’s decision, More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Asteroid Battle: Tech Entrepreneur Doubles Down on Critique of NASA Mission

A years-long spat between asteroid hunters at NASA and multimillionaire entrepreneur Nathan Myhrvold has finally made it past peer review. Since 2016, Myhrvold has argued that there are fatal flaws in the data More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Too Small for Big Muscles, Tiny Animals Use Springs

From Quanta Magazine (find original story here). Although Galileo demonstrated the contrary more than three hundred years ago, people still believe that if a flea were as large as a man it could jump More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Jupiter Crackles With Polar Lightning

Juno spacecraft data suggest lightning on Jupiter is much more common than we thought—but it congregates near the poles, not the equator as on Earth. Christopher Intagliata reports.  Let’s block More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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The Erosion of Reality

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The most immediate AI threat may be the distortion of truth; something we, and other species, have been doing for a long time — Read more on ScientificAmerican.com  More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Terrible Teeth Reveal How Dinosaurs Chomped

I’ve written plenty about the damage theropod dinosaurs inflicted on bones lately. But this is looking at the way Mesozoic carnivores fed from the ground up, so to speak, starting with assaulted More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 17th, 2018
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Dengue Vaccine Makers Struggle to Find a Diagnostic That Will Make its Product Safe to Use

Newly published data reveal in greater depth the problem Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengvaxia vaccine poses to children who have never experienced a dengue infection. The findings, first revealed by the company last More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Bloomsday Tribute to James Joyce, Greatest Mind-Scientist Ever

We’re approaching Bloomsday, June 16. On this day Leopold Bloom, the hero of Ulysses, wanders through Dublin having adventures before returning in the wee hours of the night to the bed of his cheating wife More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, June 16th, 2018
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Remote Mentorship from K–12 to Tenure

Last summer I received a late-night call from my cousin. Considering it was probably the second time she had ever called me instead of texting, I picked up. She was about to start her first semester of college, More...