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DeepMind ‘solves diseases science mystery’ with AI

Casp/DeepMind/TagliabracciTomchick,UTSouthWestern One of biology’s biggest mysteries has been solved using artificial intelligence, experts have announced. Predicting how a protein folds into a unique three-dimensional shape has puzzled scientists for half a century. London-based AI lab, DeepMind, has largely cracked the problem, say the organisers of a scientific challenge. A better understanding of protein shapes could […]

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A scientist’s viral tweet called Elon Musk ‘Space Karen’ — as a way to defend science

Emma Bell usually uses Twitter the way most of us do: for browsing funny web comics, procrastinating and communicating with their colleagues in the scientific community. Bell, a postdoctoral fellow who researches cancer genomics using bioinformatics at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, will also occasionally correct a bit of misinformation they see online. […]

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Has science gone too far? This invincible robo-cockroach is impossible to squish

[embedded content] Considering their relatively tiny size, cockroaches are pretty darn invincible. Having evolved as scavengers able to operate in some seriously unsanitary conditions, these natural survivors have a hard-shelled durability that would make most other living organisms envious. It’s no wonder that roboticists have selected these small-but-mighty critters as their inspiration for a new […]

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MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries

Felice Frankel is an educator, photographer, and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her passion for science started at a young age, eventually merging with her photographic experience and eye for design in a unique career as a science photographer. Since 1992, she has helped scientists better communicate their research and ideas through […]

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‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

Supported by ‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students. ImageThe Cal Hacks 5.0 competition drew students to the University of California, Berkeley, including, from left, Haitao Zhang, Ingrid Wu and Emily Hu, all students at Berkeley. Some students at the hackathon expressed a reluctance to work for big […]