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By Roman V. Yampolskiy, The Conversation
A new argument has laid a path for artificial intelligence systems to be recognized as people without any legislation, court rulings or other revisions to existing law.
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
Easter Island off the coast of Chile has a major trash problem. It’s near what’s known as a “trash vortex” in the middle of the South Pacific and floating waste is constantly washing ashore. Local officials estimate the growing population…
While The Ocean Cleanup has been hailed as one solution for ocean plastic pollution, some researchers have expressed concern.
By Miles O'Brien
Florida research professors studying climate change have serious warnings for the Magic City. They say that Miami’s buildings have come a long way in becoming more resistant to sustained, heavy winds. However, the city’s infrastructure may not be prepared to…
This year’s chemistry Nobel also comes with some political controversy, as one of the winners has been accused of promoting anti-Israel views.
A trio of scientists won this year's Nobel prize, including Canada's Donna Strickland--the third female recipient in history and the first in 55 years. Amna Nawaz speaks with Strickland about her research in laser amplification, what she would tell young…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Trump administration is turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.
Strickland is the third woman ever to win a Nobel prize in physics, and the first in more than fifty years.
James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize in in Medicine for a branch of medicine that calls on our immune systems to fight tumors.
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