Major Drop in Leatherback Sea Turtle Population off US West Coast

VOA Learning English • voa
April 17, 2021 ~5 min

New tool developed to study ‘undruggable’ proteins

Researchers at Harvard have designed new, highly selective tools that can add or remove sugars from a protein with no off-target effects, to examine exactly what the sugars are doing and engineer them into new treatments for “undruggable” proteins.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
April 16, 2021 ~7 min

Video conferencing can tank collective intelligence

By reducing synchrony among speakers, video conferencing actually may make it harder to communicate effectively than non-visual ways of connecting.

Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 16, 2021 ~6 min

Muons don’t stick to the Standard Model of particle physics

Results from long-running experiment suggest fundamental particles called muons behave in a way that the Standard Model of particle physics doesn't predict.

U. Washington • futurity
April 16, 2021 ~9 min

Toward deep-learning models that can reason about code more like humans

Researchers propose a method for finding and fixing weaknesses in automated programming tools.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
April 15, 2021 ~6 min

Tool detects how materials will hold up under extreme temps

A tool can quickly evaluate a material's suitability for high-temperature applications, such as turbines for jet engines and electrical power generators.

Vandana Suresh-Texas A&M • futurity
April 15, 2021 ~8 min

Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories – new research

In some cases, people would hold back from sharing a memory in case it didn't receive enough likes.

Benjamin Jacobsen, Associate Lecturer in Sociology, University of York • conversation
April 15, 2021 ~5 min

Bitcoin Hits Record High as Digital Currency Company Goes Public

VOA Learning English • voa
April 14, 2021 ~5 min

‘Snakebot’ takes a dive to go where other robots can’t

A snake-like robot can now go for a swim to inspect ships, submarines, and other underwater infrastructure.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 14, 2021 ~6 min

Why masses of salamander eggs come in two colors

Masses of spotted salamander eggs are either white or clear. New research indicates two dueling evolutionary forces at work.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
April 14, 2021 ~7 min