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10-25-2021
Computer models can mimic human language processing
A new study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found that artificial intelligence models of language that excel at predicting the next word in a string of text are surprisingly similar to the human brain, which appears to use next-word prediction to drive language processing. These predictive language models are able to perform tasks that require some degree of genuine understanding, such as question answering, story completion, or document summarization.  Although such computer models were designed to optimize performance in search engines or texting...
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10-27-2021
Toothed whales have response times similar to human vision
The majority of mammals experience the world through similar senses...
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10-27-2021
Background gardens increase regional bird diversity
Bird populations are decreasing across the United States as their...
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10-27-2021
Flies respond to danger like humans
A new study led by the Champalimaud Centre for the...
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10-27-2021
Coordinated efforts needed to slow deforestation
A new study led by Stanford University argues that policy...
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10-27-2021
Emissions gap report: greener world or climate catastrophe
According to the Emission Gap report provided by the United...
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10-26-2021
Climate change will impact the quality and taste of coffee
Some of us need a good strong cup of coffee...
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10-26-2021
Lack of sleep changes how you walk
A lack of sleep can affect not only cognitive functioning,...
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10-26-2021
Mountain snowpacks could disappear in the western U.S.
A new study published in the journal Nature Reviews: Earth...
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10-25-2021
Air pollution may lower sperm count through brain inflammation
About 92 percent of the world’s population lives in areas...
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10-25-2021
Methane emissions are higher than previously estimated
 A new study from the Harvard John A. Paulson School...
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10-25-2021
Black spruce trees are endangered by Arctic wildfires
A new study has revealed that black spruce trees, a...
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10-25-2021
Rapid Arctic warming sets the stage for dangerous algae blooms
Toxic algal blooms are on the rise, even in the...
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