What is an algorithm? How computers know what to do with data

A close look at how you decide what clothes to put on in the morning can help you understand how computers work.

Jory Denny, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Richmond • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: machine-learning computing artificial-intelligence algorithm data curiosity

Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on

New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.

Chelsea Cook, Assistant Professor in Biology, Marquette University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: genetics insects bees biology food colonies communication group-dynamics drones queen-bees information curiosity foraging nectar

Nasa probing oxygen mystery on Mars

The oxygen in Martian air is changing in a way that can't currently be explained by known chemical processes.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Nov. 14, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: planets nasa mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

Nasa's Mars robot records its largest measurement yet of methane in the Red Planet's air.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: geology nasa mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

Mars methane surge spotted from space

A European spacecraft has confirmed a report of methane being released from the surface of Mars.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 2, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: mars space-exploration curiosity-rover

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