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Scientists Are Frantically Copying U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump 
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Scientists Are Frantically Copying U.S. Climate Data, Fearing It Might Vanish Under Trump 

Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of...

Internet Use In Class Tied to Lower Test Scores
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Internet Use In Class Tied to Lower Test Scores

Surfing the Internet in class is linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students, researchers say.

STEM Enrichment Activities Have No Impact on Exam Results
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STEM Enrichment Activities Have No Impact on Exam Results

Enrichment activities to encourage pupils to study science and technology subjects have made no difference to their performance in mathematics exams, new research...

Fast-Track Control Accelerates Switching of Quantum Bits
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Fast-Track Control Accelerates Switching of Quantum Bits

Physicists have described a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit — the basic unit of information in yet-to-be created quantum computers — which could...

Making Big Data Manageable
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Making Big Data Manageable

Technique shrinks data sets while preserving their fundamental mathematical relationships.

Artificial Intelligence Has a Big Year Ahead
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Artificial Intelligence Has a Big Year Ahead

Get ready for AI to show up where you'd least expect it.

Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates
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Banks Turn to Mind Reading to Source Top Tech Graduates

Want to work at a bank? First you have to let them read your mind.

The Highest Paying Jobs in California Are in Science and Engineering
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The Highest Paying Jobs in California Are in Science and Engineering

According to PayScale data, the highest paying jobs in California are Computer and Information Research Scientists (median pay $112,000), Computer Hardware Engineers...

Five Job Trends to Watch in 2017
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Five Job Trends to Watch in 2017

Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain reveals labor market trends for the New Year, including automation's impact on all jobs, the limits of the gig economy...

Research Shows People Can Control Robotic Arm With Only Their Minds
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Research Shows People Can Control Robotic Arm With Only Their Minds

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have demonstrated brain-computer interace technology that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds...

Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming
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Musical Table Teaches Basics of Computer Programming

TuneTable, an interactive tabletop tangible programming application designed to teach basic computer coding through music, will be installed in various museums...

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain
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7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it.

Using Data Science to Return Millions to Job Market
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Using Data Science to Return Millions to Job Market

A newly launched initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory will use the latest computation and data science tools to help close the...

Cornell Robot Has a Human Touch
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Cornell Robot Has a Human Touch

Escewing motorized means to achieve tactile sensing, a Cornell University group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much...

The CRISPR Pioneers
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The CRISPR Pioneers

Dr. Carl June's lab at the University of Pennsylvania looks like any other biology research hub.

Donald Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage than Humans
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Donald Trump's Pick for Labor Secretary Has Said Machines Are Cheaper, Easier to Manage than Humans

Fast food executive Andrew Puzder, who President-elect Donald Trump is expected to tap as labor secretary, has advocated replacing some human workers with machines...

Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival
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Controversial Impact Factor Gets a Heavyweight Rival

One of science's most contentious metrics has a flashy new rival. On 8 December, publishing giant Elsevier launched the CiteScore index to assess the quality of...

Discovery of New Verbal Working Memory Architecture Has Implications for AI
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Discovery of New Verbal Working Memory Architecture Has Implications for AI

The neural structure used to store and process information in verbal working memory is more complex than previously understood, according to researchers at New...

Lending a Hand: Student 3D Prints Functional, Affordable Prosthesis
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Lending a Hand: Student 3D Prints Functional, Affordable Prosthesis

With a 3D printer and about $15, a student at Ithaca College was able to create a functional prosthetic hand that can be used to grip, write, and even catch a ball...

Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think
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Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

In 2003, we reviewed "Moneyball," Michael Lewis's book about Billy Beane and the Oakland A's
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