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Online Images Amplify Gender Bias
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Online Images Amplify Gender Bias

The rising use of images in online media and platforms significantly exacerbates gender bias, both in its statistical prevalence and its psychological impact, researchers...

These Scientists Aren't Using ChatGPT – Here's Why
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These Scientists Aren't Using ChatGPT – Here's Why

Some researchers find AI chatbots helpful for writing, coding, and gathering information. Others are choosing to avoid the craze.

In-Person Teams Make More Breakthroughs Than Remote Groups
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In-Person Teams Make More Breakthroughs Than Remote Groups

An analysis of millions of papers shows that far-flung collaborators produce fewer foundational discoveries than groups working together in person.

Despite Controversy, Superconductor Research Is In A 'Golden Age'
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Despite Controversy, Superconductor Research Is In A 'Golden Age'

Despite some high-profile setbacks, the field of superconductivity is enjoying something of a renaissance, researchers say.

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future
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Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future

Colleges are starting the process of educating future engineers in topics such as how quantum computing hardware components work and how to write quantum computing...

Postdoc Career Optimism Rebounds in Post-Pandemic World
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Postdoc Career Optimism Rebounds in Post-Pandemic World

Postdoctoral researchers still feel as though they are academia's drudge laborers, but have more confidence about job prospects in a post-pandemic world, Nature's...

Scientific Discovery In the Age of Artificial Intelligence
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Scientific Discovery In the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is being increasingly integrated into scientific discovery to augment and accelerate research, helping scientists to generate hypotheses...

AI Creates Algorithms That Sort Data Faster Than Those Built by People
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AI Creates Algorithms That Sort Data Faster Than Those Built by People

A system based on Google DeepMind's AlphaZero AI created algorithms that, when translated into the standard programming language C++, can sort data up to three...

Quantum Computers Are All 'Terrible' – Researchers Aren't Worried
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Quantum Computers Are All 'Terrible' – Researchers Aren't Worried

Even scientists who have made quantum computers their life's work say they can't do anything useful — yet. "They're all terrible," says University of Sussex physicist...

Conference Attendees More Likely to Cite Talks They've Seen
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Conference Attendees More Likely to Cite Talks They've Seen

Scientists are more likely to cite work they've seen presented in person at a conference.

How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science
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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science

The most privileged castes dominated white-collar professions in India, including roles in science and technology. The situation highlights how the caste system...

'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why
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'Disruptive' Science Has Declined – And No One Knows Why

The proportion of science and technology publications that break with the past in ways that send a field in a new direction has plummeted over the past half-century...

Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?
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Are ChatGPT and AlphaCode Going to Replace Programmers?

OpenAI's ChatGPT and DeepMind's AlphaCode can now produce meaningful lines of code, but software engineers shouldn't switch careers quite yet.

Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech
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Safe Space: Online Groups Lift Up Women in Tech

Several groups founded to help under-represented computer scientists have developed robust online communities through which they aim to engage and support their...

Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It
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Computer Science Has a Racism Problem: These Researchers Want to Fix It

There are diversity gaps in computer science and in STEM subjects and it's growing at U.S. universities. That's a problem, says Juan Gilbert at the University of...

Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs
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Lab Leaders Wrestle With Paucity of Postdocs

A complex mix of politics, economics, and shifting career priorities has made it hard for principal investigators and high-profile scientists to recruit new lab...

Why Thinking Hard Makes You Feel Tired
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Why Thinking Hard Makes You Feel Tired

The desire to shut down after a day spent toiling at the computer could be a physiological response to mentally demanding work, according to a study that links...

Could Machine Learning Fuel a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?
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Could Machine Learning Fuel a Reproducibility Crisis in Science?

Researchers Sayash Kapoor and Arvind Narayanan at Princeton University have sounded an alarm about what they call a "brewing reproducibility crisis" in machine-learning...

How to Find, Read, and Organize Papers
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How to Find, Read, and Organize Papers

Ph.D. student Maya Gosztyla decided to rethink her approach to research papers after she had trouble keeping track of the published literature.
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