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Scientists were initially skeptical that a mutation made the coronavirus more contagious. But new research has changed many of their minds.
Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just test them.
AstraZeneca’s new clinical trial results are positive but confusing, leaving many experts wanting to see more data before passing final judgment on how well the vaccine will work.
Trawling ancient history with neural nets.
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life.
They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.
General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s lawsuit seeking to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
Mr. Biden said he would name Mr. Kerry to a cabinet-level climate post, giving him the job of persuading global leaders that the United States is prepared to resume a leadership role.
Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.
The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
The drug maker said its vaccine candidate was 70 percent effective on average, and potentially up to 90 percent effective, at preventing Covid-19 in an early analysis.
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.
The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?
It has been four decades since lunar samples were brought to Earth, and the Chang’e-5 spacecraft’s bounty could have great scientific value.
Mr. Quinn, who learned he had A.L.S. a month after he turned 30, was credited with helping to make the ice-bucket videos a viral sensation that raised $220 million worldwide.
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.
Spend this holiday week experimenting with turkey bones, painting botanical art or running a virtual race.