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Self-Taught AI May Have a Lot in Common With the Human Brain

For a decade now, many of the most impressive artificial intelligence systems have been taught using a huge inventory of labeled data. An...

The Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Could Be the New Normal

Scientists say that the economic cost of the rivers’ decimation is only part of the problem. The less water in the water system...

The Problem With Mental Health Bots

Teresa Berkowitz’s experiences with therapists had been hit or miss. ”Some good, some helpful, some just a waste of time and money,” she...

Sofia, the Historic Airplane-Borne Telescope, Lands for the Last Time

Over the past eight years, a modified Boeing 747 jetliner has flown hundreds of flights on a unique mission: carrying a 19-ton, 2.5-meter...

Colette Pichon Battle’s Plea for Climate Justice From the US Gulf

As the Re:WIRED GREEN event on addressing climate change drew to a close yesterday, the weather underlined the urgency in the most horrific...

Alan Ahn Says Nuclear Is Still the Carbon-Free Fuel of the Future

“We need nuclear energy to fight climate change,” says Alan Ahn, a senior fellow at Third Way, a think tank that advocates for...

The Era of Fast, Cheap Genome Sequencing Is Here

Comparing those genomes to those of people without schizophrenia has allowed investigators to uncover multiple genes that have a profound impact on a...

The Sustainable Future of Food Must Bring Everyone to the Table

How can we feed the world sustainably? Right now, 325 million people are acutely hungry. 35 million Americans don’t know where their next...

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