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The 1200-question Dataset That Perplexes Computers
News   Aug 07, 2019

University of Maryland researchers created 1,213 questions in collaboration with computers to identify flaws in machine-learning language models.

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Raising the Standard for Psychology Research
News   Aug 07, 2019

A stanford researcher has developed data standards for brain imaging to try and implement data standards to help rethink discipline-wide assumptions within psychology and neuroscience.

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Biodiversity of New Zealand Will Take Millions of Years to Recover
News   Aug 06, 2019

The arrival of humans in New Zealand, some 700 years ago, triggered a wave of extinction among native bird species. Recent calculations by scientists from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and Massey University in New Zealand show that it would take at least 50 million years of evolution to restore the biodiversity that has been lost.

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Real or Made-up? Machine Learning Explores Language Processing in the Brain
News   Aug 06, 2019

Pairing machine learning with neuroimaging can determine whether a person heard a real or made up word based on their brain activity, according to a new study published in eNeuro.

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Next-generation Medication: Where Chemistry Meets Computation
News   Aug 06, 2019

Using computational and synthetic approaches, researchers have successfully sped up a method of creating skeletally diverse indole alkaloids, composed of the medicinally-relevant scaffolds.

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For Those With a Genetic Predisposition to Obesity, Not All Exercise Is Equal
News   Aug 05, 2019

A new study suggests that certain exercises are more effective for weight loss in individuals with a genetic propensity for obesity.

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A Quantum Solution for Stumped Supercomputers
News   Aug 05, 2019

Some math problems are so complicated that they can bog down even the world's most powerful supercomputers. But a wild new frontier in computing that applies the rules of the quantum realm offers a different approach.

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Machine Learning Predicts Storm Blackouts
News   Aug 05, 2019

Researchers have applied machine learning to predict how damaging a storm will be. Their algorithm could prove particularly useful for assessing which storms will cause electrical blackouts.

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Evaluating Seven Decades of Ex Situ Seed Regeneration
News   Aug 05, 2019

Researchers have been evaluating the historical data which has been accrued by the gene bank over the last 70 years. Not only is the resulting published data an important new resource for researchers and plant breeders, the publications also provide blueprint strategies for the preparation of correlated datasets from which other gene banks and research facilities will be able to draw.

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Data Model Predicts Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline
News   Aug 05, 2019

A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer's disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition test scores up to two years in the future.

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