The Walking Dead Reveals the Strange Origin of the Whisperers

It’s the question that philosophers in the zombie apocalypse have asked for ages: What makes a person cut off the face of a corpse and wear it as a mask in order to hang out with dozens, if not hundreds, of the dead? We have our answer, and it’s very, very .Read more...
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Will AI Cripple or Leapfrog Developing Nations' Growth?

A world-class expert gives us his opinion.
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Deep learning nails correlation. Causation is another matter.

Did you know that people with bigger hands have larger vocabularies?While that's actually true, it's not a causal relationship. This pattern exists because adults tend know more words than kids. It's a correlation, explains NYU professor Gary Marcus. Deep learning struggles with how to perceive causal relationships. If given the data on hand size and vocabulary size, a deep learning system might only be able to see the correlation, but wouldn't be able to answer the 'why?' of it. ...
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Science needs myths and stories to keep it ethical

I can still remember the horror of discovering that everything I had worked on was wrong. I was a PhD candidate just starting my second year, and my supervisor and I had developed a test for rheumatoid arthritis which seemed a revelation. We wrote a paper for a prestigious journal but just before we sent it off, we decided to do one more experiment to check we were correct. We weren’t. Everything that I had done in the last year was ruined and I had to start an entirely new research topic. It wa...
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Saturday Night Live Gives Oscar the Grouch the Joker Treatment, and It's Perfectly Ridiculous

Joker is a lot of things to a lot of people. But at its core, it’s also a movie that takes a cartoonish clown villain incredibly, incredibly seriously. Saturday Night Live decided last night to give that treatment to another absurd bad guy. Read more...
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Study: China's Military Domination over Asia is Not Guaranteed

A study published several years ago by Michael Beckley, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, was published in the academic journal International Security. In the article, Beckley argues that China’s neighbors could thwart Chinese military aggression through anti-access/area denial strategies with only minimal U.S. assistance.
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Final Fantasy X | X2 Remaster is Down to $30 for the Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy X|X2 HD Remaster (Switch) | $30 | AmazonRead more...
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Did Chinese Scientists Just Create a New Material to Build 'Super' Stealth Fighters?

Doesn't seem like it.
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