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This Week's Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 21)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand | Spiegel Online ?AI lowers the cost of knowledge by orders of magnitude. One good, effective machine learning system can do the work of a million people, whether it’s ...
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This Week's Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through April 21)
Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software
Would you get on a plane that didn't have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. Modern pilots do such a good job that almost any air accident is big news, such as the Southwest engine disintegration on April […]
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software
How Thought Leadership Inspires Action With Ideas
Denise Brosseau believes that leading in today's complicated world requires clarity of intention, voice, and focus. In essence, it requires thought leadership. In Denise's view, thought leadership isn't just about being famous or being known, it's about getting your ideas out to the world in a way that ...
3 days ago
SingularityHUB
How Thought Leadership Inspires Action With Ideas
'I Wrapped My Arm Around Her.' Southwest Passenger Describes Helping Victim After Engine Explosion
Hollie Mackey was seated in the aisle seat on the same row as Jennifer Riordan
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
'I Wrapped My Arm Around Her.' Southwest Passenger Describes Helping Victim After Engine Explosion
Minnesota Woman Suspected of Killing Her Husband and Another Woman Has Been Captured in Texas
A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and another woman in southwest Florida was captured Thursday at a South Texas resort
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Minnesota Woman Suspected of Killing Her Husband and Another Woman Has Been Captured in Texas
Justice Department Files Criminal Referral About Fired FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe
Prosecutors could decide to charge him with a crime if they conclude he intentionally lied
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Justice Department Files Criminal Referral About Fired FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe
Waitresses talk about on-the-job sexual harassment: Part 1
"My Reality: A Hidden America": Waitressing is a first job for many in the workforce and these women say they have dealt with lewd comments, inappropriate touching and predatory situations at work.
20 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Waitresses talk about on-the-job sexual harassment: Part 1
Oil spills can be sucked up by this 'sponge' that's also made from oil
Oil spills are disastrous for the environment, but a newly developed absorbent polymer could prove a novel cleaning solution. Developed by Australian and European researchers, with details published in the journal Advanced Sustainable Systems, the material is actually a combination of used cooking oils ...
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
Oil spills can be sucked up by this 'sponge' that's also made from oil
A Militant Linked to the 9/11 Attacks Has Been Captured by U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria
Mohammad Haydar Zammar, a Syrian-born German national, was captured by U.S.-backed forces
2 days ago
Yahoo Science
A Militant Linked to the 9/11 Attacks Has Been Captured by U.S.-Backed Forces in Syria
Large Candida auris outbreak linked to multi-use thermometers in UK ICU
Outbreaks of the fungal pathogen Candida auris in healthcare settings, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs), may be linked to multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, according to new research.
7 hours ago
Science Daily
Large Candida auris outbreak linked to multi-use thermometers in UK ICU
New infection prevention tool improve transparency and standardization of practice
Researchers developed a new color-coded visual tool called Infection Risk Scan, or IRIS, which is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure in which areas a hospital complies with guidelines and where it needs to implement measures to improve infection control and the use antimicrobial ...
7 hours ago
Science Daily
New infection prevention tool improve transparency and standardization of practice
West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017
West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to new findings. Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climatic conditions for WNV circulation. The virus has ...
7 hours ago
Science Daily
West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017
Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates
Genetic recombination is vital to natural selection, yet some species display far more crossover than others. Scientists have discovered a gene in fruit flies that is responsible for the evolution of these recombination rates.
7 hours ago
Science Daily
Scientists discover gene controlling genetic recombination rates
Measles serious threat for babies, toddlers, unvaccinated youths
The vast majority of measles cases in Europe were reported in unvaccinated patients, and children younger than two years old were at a higher risk of dying from measles than older patients, according to new research.
7 hours ago
Science Daily
Measles serious threat for babies, toddlers, unvaccinated youths
E. coli's internal bomb may provide novel target for treatment strategy
Bacteria's internal bomb, the so-called toxin-antitoxin (TA) system that is part of the normal bacterial makeup, may be triggered to make bacteria turn on themselves, providing a valuable target for novel antimicrobial approaches in drug design, according to new research.
7 hours ago
Science Daily
E. coli's internal bomb may provide novel target for treatment strategy
Trilobites: What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ‘Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys’
Tiny crustaceans complete a massive daily vertical migration in the world’s oceans. New research suggests their commute may play an important role in the health of the planet.
24 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ‘Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys’
Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea
The Bajau, who spend most of their time on the ocean, are among the best divers in the world. Evolution is remaking them, a new study finds.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Matter: Bodies Remodeled for a Life at Sea
Trump’s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote
The Oklahoma congressman’s nomination languished for more than seven months as senators raised objections to his record, and now additional concerns have been raised.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Trump’s NASA Nominee, Jim Bridenstine, Confirmed by Senate on Party-Line Vote
Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture
Researchers in Singapore explained how they created a robot that could devise and execute a plan to put together an Ikea chair.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Robot Conquers One of the Hardest Human Tasks: Assembling Ikea Furniture
Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet’s Fragments
The space rock crashed in a desert in Sudan in 2008, and the flaws in its embedded minerals are like nothing seen in today’s solar system.
3 days ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Diamonds in a Meteorite May Be a Lost Planet’s Fragments
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