JWST makes a spectacular debut, AI gets creative, giant bacteria surprise, and the year’s other big advances in science
Docile dairy and beef cows have smaller brains than aggressive bullfighting breeds
With little training, neural networks create accurate emulators for physics, astronomy, and earth science
![Figure] CREDIT: IGOR KHODZINSKIY The recent world chess championship saw Magnus Carlsen defend his title against Fabiano Caruana. But it was not a contest between the two strongest chess players…
Dreaming experiments involved real-time conversations between sleepers and scientists
«he likens it to the first conversation using a telephone or talking to an astronaut on another planet. Dreamers live in a “world entirely fabricated of memories stored in the brain,” he says. Now, researchers appear to have found a way to communicate with people in that world.»
Tiny proteins help power muscles and provide the toxic punch to many venoms
Scientists there are forging ahead with CRISPR, even as regulations remain unclear
Two players leverage quantum rules to achieve a seemingly telepathic connection
Advance replicates decades of AI research in days
With the pandemic exacerbating long-standing workforce issues, fewer applicants are vying for open postdoc positions
Artificial intelligence–powered cars can put the brakes on stop-and-go traffic
A neuroscience sleuth challenges data showing one toxic form of amyloid protein is a cause of brain condition
Top virologist Peter Piot spent 1 week at a London hospital in April and has been recovering at home since
With a condition that’s “too strange for words,” patient can do mental math but cannot recognize numerals
Despite scientific obstacles and years of infighting, a reintroduction project is finally poised to release captive-bred birds back to the wild
Glacier cores reveal Icelandic volcano that plunged Europe into darkness
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