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Spotify killed the epic instrumental intro

Spotify killed the epic instrumental intro Nowadays, skipping to the next song on streaming services like Spotify and Pandora is easy—too easy.“It’s survival-of-the-fittest: Songs that manage to grab and sustain listeners’ attention get played and others get skipped.

These pins defend scientists and science in the Trump era

These pins defend scientists and science in the Trump era Ahead of the "March for Science" on April 22 in Washington, D.This one says "Science not silence," with a rocket ship launching into space.

Graphene breakthrough paves the way for flexible OLED screens on clothes, wearables

Graphene breakthrough paves the way for flexible OLED screens on clothes, wearables After four years of hard work, a team of researchers in South Korea have become the first to successfully integrate electrodes made from graphene into OLED display panels.It’s a big step forward in using flexible, strong, and super thin graphene in OLED screens, ready to be used on everything from next-generation wearable technology, to smart clothes.

Study reveals a dystopian future in which brain stimulation helps keep us honest

Study reveals a dystopian future in which brain stimulation helps keep us honest A new study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that non-invasive brain stimulation can actually make us more honest.While still improbable, it revealed that people didn't lie as much.

MorphoSource platform uses X-ray images to let researchers study dead specimens

MorphoSource platform uses X-ray images to let researchers study dead specimens Browse the exhibits in your nearest natural history museum and you will find a medley of different specimens, from contemporary insects to extinct species, microscopic organisms, and even nonbiological artifacts.“Any specimen that contributes to the understanding of natural history is accepted.

Your ability to make random choices may peak at age 25

Your ability to make random choices may peak at age 25 In the past, researchers used blunt statistical tools to determine people's ability to generate random sequences, like a string of numbers.But the scientists behind this latest study ran trillions of programs on a supercomputer to analyze the algorithms behind the "random" choices people made while completing five online tasks.

Welp. Turns out AI learns gender and race stereotypes from humans.

Welp. Turns out AI learns gender and race stereotypes from humans. That finding, while not entirely surprising, suggests that AI might accidentally perpetuate bias instead of simply streamlining data analysis and work tasks.To reveal this troubling dynamic, the researchers used off-the-shelf AI and developed an algorithm to determine how it associated pairs of words.

Google AI program can now create its own unique cat doodles

Google AI program can now create its own unique cat doodles On April 13, the Google research team shared their latest work involving a neural network capable of drawing its own sketches, currently being called Sketch RNN.The system is based on human sketches, but doesn’t imitate the human doodles exactly, Google Research says, instead creating its own new drawings.

AI Accurately Predicts Heart Attacks More Often Than Humans

AI Accurately Predicts Heart Attacks More Often Than Humans Aside from the almost-instantaneous warning signs—chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea—heart attacks are notoriously hard to predict.Scientists at the University of Nottingham, however, may have a new way of anticipating heart failure among patients.

Our eyes reveal when we're about to have an epiphany

Our eyes reveal when we're about to have an epiphany When an epiphany strikes, it's rare and fleeting.To win the game, it turns out, all participants had to do was guess a lower number than their opponent.

We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong?

We're about to try to hack the Earth's climate. What could go wrong? On April 15, the largest mainstream geoengineering program to date officially kicked off at Harvard University.If the particles can prevent some solar radiation from entering Earth's atmosphere, they could help cool the climate.

Science journal retracts 107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors

Science journal retracts  107 'fabricated' research papers by Chinese authors An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been "compromised.The publisher said it found that the papers, which are required to be peer-reviewed, had been submitted to reviewers who had fake email addresses.

Disney’s new Makeup Lamp projects real-time augmentation onto faces

Disney’s new Makeup Lamp projects real-time augmentation onto faces Developers at Disney Research have designed a new system that illuminates an actor’s face with dynamic effects in real time.In order to increase realism, a primary goal for the research team was to decrease latency — the lag between changing projections.

Georgia Tech’s drone swarms test the autonomous future of dogfighting

Georgia Tech’s drone swarms test the autonomous future of dogfighting Two drone swarms took to the skies above a National Guard facility in California earlier this year to study the future of aerial warfare.No shots were fired, but the friendly dogfight gave researchers the first data on live engagement combat between groups of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media

How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media He suspects, however, that witnessing a suicide on social media can be as bad or even worse for our emotional health as encountering graphic details in the media: "There’s nothing more lurid than seeing something like this in real time.If you see a suicide attempt take place on a social media platform, report it to the company.

Teens are increasingly struggling with their emotions -- and talking about it online

Teens are increasingly struggling with their emotions -- and talking about it online New research suggests that more teens and young adults are dealing with emotional and mental health distress than ever before.They're also being asked by mental health advocates and celebrities to open up about their pain.

Sorry, but Apple probably won't announce the iPhone 8 next month

Sorry, but Apple probably won't announce the iPhone 8 next month The rumors and speculation swirling around the iPhone 8 have officially jumped the shark into the unfounded and absurd.The note comes on the heels of Apple's most recent quarterly earnings report.