Advanced AI systems can teach themselves grammar across languages by doing billions of word games similar to Mad Libs, researchers say.
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Health experts expect a COVID-19 vaccine next year, but will the public be ready for one? A new survey digs into who says they'll get it.
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"Climate change has worsened respiratory allergic disease and has altered the immune system's tolerance in responding to toxins," says Xue Ming.
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If lifestyle, not genetics, is shrinking human jaws, perhaps the answer isn't orthodontics, but better "oral posture." Here's what that involves.
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When an American pilot went down over the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the US launched a spy satellite. Its data now helps monitor the bobak marmot.
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Socially assistive robots interact with people and can do chores, help in health care, and offer emotional support. Will the pandemic make them catch on?
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Non-COVID-19 doctor visits declined about 40% during the first six weeks or so of the pandemic. Stay-at-home orders likely played a significant role.
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Inspired by artificial intelligence techniques, researchers have developed a new COVID-19 forecasting tool that could give more accurate local info.
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Almost ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers report that the particles from power plants contained plutonium.
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