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Cognitive Computing For All: IBM Releases a Legion of Watsons

Watson is dead. IBM’s Jeopardy-winning computer, whose calculations resided on a custom-built bank of servers roughly the size of a master bedroom, is no more.<p>But Watson has descendants. They’re also called Watson, and they are legion. Some of those Watsons will grow up to be medical experts. Other …

Cognitive Computing

Interactive Infographic: What Would A Hyperloop Nation Look Like?

If Elon Musk's mass-transit plan came to fruition, this is what it would mean for travel.<p><i>Explore a hypothetical North American Hyperloop network, where total travel time between cities by Hyperloop is represented by color. Click on a city to re-center the map at a different origin. Mouse over a</i> …

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The Science of Doctor Who, BBC Two, review

Professor Brian Cox gave an excellent science lecture at the Royal Institution on the subject of Doctor Who – though those hoping to discover the secret of time travel may have been disappointed<p>For 188 years, the Royal Institution’s lecture hall has seen worthy addresses on such topics as the laws …

FDA approves skull implant that helps treat epileptic seizures

Epilepsy affects 3 million people in the US, making it the third most common neurological disorder in the country. In a move that may offer relief for some patients, the FDA has approved a skull implant that helps reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.<p>The device …

Scientists track new giant iceberg

Experts are watching an enormous iceberg that is separating from the Antarctica continent. Roughly the size of Manhattan, the iceberg could threaten …


What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

Food labels have become battlegrounds. Just last week, voters in Washington state narrowly defeated a measure that would have required food manufacturers to reveal whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients.<p>Supporters of the initiative — and similar proposals in other states — …

New Caledonia Expedition: A Treasure Trove of Stunning Sea Life

Changing Planet<p>Yesterday we explored the remote Huon Island and its lagoon, and experienced the most vibrant refuge for marine life, including an incredible diversity of species. In this photo essay you will see the azure waters of the Huon lagoon, a little jack using a shark’s wave pressure to …

ScienceCasts: Two Comets to Fly By Mercury on Nov 18 & 19

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

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Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

Tiny 'Lego' blocks build two-faced nanotubes - Futurity

Scientists have created tiny protein nanotubes that may offer a new way to accurately channel drugs into the body’s cells.