Wednesday, November 30, 2022

A turtle—or a rifle? Hackers easily fool AIs into seeing the...

STOCKHOLM—Last week, here at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), a group of researchers described a turtle they had 3D printed. Most people...

Science & Technology

Environment & Energy

Clean air advocates worried by EPA’s move to rethink cost-benefit calculations

Originally published by E&E News While the public and the media focus on Scott Pruitt's ethics scandals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) boss is...

Education

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew Researchers find that eating almonds regularly may help improve HDL cholesterol levels, functionality Eating almonds on a regular basis...

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Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2017 -- From smart socks to workout clothes that measure exertion,...

Space-based experiment will tackle the mysteries of cosmic rays

Space-based experiment will tackle the mysteries of cosmic rays ISS-CREAM detector to be installed on International Space Station for at least three years UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND On...

Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths

Opioid crisis impacts ICUs with more admissions, deaths AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY Aug. 8, 2017 -- The opioid crisis in the United States is resulting in increased...

This synthetic wood is as strong as the real thing—and won’t catch fire

Plastic-wood composites have long been a favorite of homeowners looking to build decks and fences that don’t require sanding, staining, and painting. But these...

Health

Is a little radiation good for you? Controversial theory pops up in Senate hearing...

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves to overhaul how scientific studies can inform regulations, a U.S. Senate panel briefly became a stage for a decades-old...

On a remote Pacific island, this doctor has revived a 60-year quest to eradicate...

LIHIR ISLAND IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA—In a small, poor village 15,000 kilometers from his home, Oriol Mitjà jumped out of a white van one early May...

Can bacteria-slaying viruses defeat antibiotic-resistant infections? A new U.S. clinical center aims to find...

One piece of good news can make all the difference. In the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections, a decades-old approach based on bacteria-slaying viruses called...

Arts & Humanities

The Maya civilization used chocolate as money

Your Hershey bar may have been worth its weight in gold in Mayan times. A new study reveals that chocolate became its own form...

Do dolphins feel grief?

When an adult striped dolphin emerged from the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 pushing, nudging, and circling the carcass of its dead female companion for...

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites

Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites By John Pickrell SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The Simpson Desert of central Australia is as starkly beautiful as it is ecologically entrancing....

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action

Believing the future will be favorable may prevent action Association for Psychological Science People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of...