Animators spend hours adding textures to objects. A new machine-learning system simplifies the process.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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The more TV that kids watch, the more ads they see, and that can make life more stressful for parents, according to new research.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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Americans are essentially speaking separate, polarized languages, an analysis of words in cable news video comments indicates.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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Characters in children's television shows can shape kids' opinions and preferences, but STEM programming largely leave Latinx and female characters out.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~4 min
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He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.
July 14, 2020 • ~3 min
Whether taking in art or making it ourselves, long stays at home during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new appreciation of the arts.
June 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Biologists explain why private zoos like those in "Tiger King" are bad for big cats, what the series got wrong, and what's next for tiger conservation.
May 5, 2020 • ~9 min
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"Social media affect viewers because they speak to our natural tendency to follow the crowd—a phenomenon that scholars describe as the 'bandwagon effect.'"
March 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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