There’s room to improve A.I. news coverage

Artificial intelligence news coverage, particularly around the ethics of AI, could use a few tweaks, a new analysis of media outlets indicates.

Matt Shipman-NC State
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

Tags: science-and-technology algorithms artifical-intelligence bias ethics journalism

Proteins key to vision are also taste receptors in flies

Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara
April 3, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: science-and-technology proteins senses taste vision


Oysters and clams do just fine when farmed together

Raising oysters and clams in the same area isn't common, but a new study shows it works—and could benefit shellfish farmers' bottom line.

Todd Bates-Rutgers
April 2, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture food shellfish

Oldest human genetic data may expand our ‘family tree’

The oldest human genetic data ever recovered could shed light on the evolution of our ancestors and clarify the branches of the human family tree.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen
April 2, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology dna early-humans evolution fossils neanderthals

Technique reveals how crystals form on surfaces

DNA-based self-assembling system sheds light on processes essential for semiconductors and nanotechnology.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office
April 1, 2020 | mit

~5 mins

Tags: research dmse materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Fiber optic internet cables could monitor earthquakes

Fiber optics make sense for monitoring earthquakes because "cities already have it as part of their infrastructure, so all we have to do is tap into it."

Jim Erickson-Michigan
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology cities earthquakes fiber-optics infrastructure sensors

Did cave bear sinuses drive them to extinction?

A new hypothesis may clarify how European cave bears went extinct. The bears may not have been able to change their diets because of their sinuses.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo
April 1, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology extinction hibernation skulls



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