Homes that survived the Boulder County fire hid another disaster inside – we turned them into labs to study this urban wildfire health risk

When the Marshall Fire swept through the Boulder suburbs a year ago, scientists began studying the health effects. What they’re learning could help homeowners elsewhere in the future.

Michael Hannigan, Professor, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Dec. 26, 2022 ~10 min

Cognitive scientists develop new model explaining difficulty in language comprehension

Built on recent advances in machine learning, the model predicts how well individuals will produce and comprehend sentences.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences • mit
Dec. 22, 2022 ~10 min


This is your brain. This is your brain on code

MIT researchers are discovering which parts of the brain are engaged when a person evaluates a computer program.

Steve Nadis | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 21, 2022 ~9 min

2022's US climate disasters, from storms and floods to heat waves and droughts

Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 20, 2022 ~9 min

2022's US climate disasters: A tale of too much rain – and too little

Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.

Shuang-Ye Wu, Professor of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, University of Dayton • conversation
Dec. 20, 2022 ~9 min

Shark fishing is a global problem that demands local solutions

Countries have voted to limit the international shark trade, but this fails to account for the diversity in fishing contexts around the world.

Hollie Booth, Nature Positive Senior Specialist at The Biodiversity Consultancy, and Post-Doc Research Associate, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 12, 2022 ~7 min

‘Croco-salamander’ bones offer clues to how early animals emerged from water

A study overturns the long-held belief that ancient species grew at slow, steady pace, and offers insights into human maturation.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Dec. 5, 2022 ~7 min

Large language models help decipher clinical notes

Researchers used a powerful deep-learning model to extract important data from electronic health records that could assist with personalized medicine.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 1, 2022 ~9 min


Ushering in a new era of computing

Dan Huttenlocher is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science and the inaugural dean at MIT Schwarzman College of Computing.

Daniel de Wolff | MIT Industrial Liaison Program • mit
Nov. 30, 2022 ~7 min

We're decoding ancient hurricanes' traces on the sea floor – and evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast

As an unusual 2022 hurricane season ends on Nov. 30, a look back at hurricane history suggests we may be significantly underestimating future risks.

Tyler Winkler, Postdoctoral Researcher in Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution • conversation
Nov. 28, 2022 ~12 min

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