Science is in a bind. More research (and more good research) exists than ever before. In fact, more than 1.2 million new papers are published annually in the biomedical sciences alone. But a large portion of studies are irreproducible, and most scientists only have the capacity to read about 250 papers a year.
The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the bounds of science and technology. The speed and efficacy of new research, scientific developments, and treatments literally can mean the difference between saving or losing thousands of lives.
American CO2 emissions are currently on track to fall just 15% below 2005 levels by 2025—not nearly enough to address our climate crisis or meet the 2015 Paris Agreement commitments. Climate change is on track to create hundreds of millions of refugees by 2050, while making agriculture untenable in equatorial regions and wiping out most of the life on the planet.
The day was overcast, buried in clouds.
As always, optimum temperature and humidity in the apartment. Miss Yoko lounged on the couch, endlessly whiling away the time playing stupid video games. She didn’t speak to me.
Nothing to do. Nothing to do and I can’t do anything about it.
Scientific and scholarly researchers have to stay up to date. Keeping up with essential discoveries keeps your knowledge current, saves time and money, and can lead to new, unexpected discoveries.
A mere decade ago artificial intelligence (AI) was the stuff of science fiction. Today it has managed to work its way into our daily lives.
And yet there are still a lot of misconceptions about AI. We usually imagine AI based on what we see in movies—conscious and intelligent robots that are quick to betray humanity, a-la 2001: A Space Odyssey.