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AI Weekly: AI is hunting the world’s deadliest killer

Earlier this week Google and Verily Life Sciences shared the latest advance in computer vision to identify signs of heart disease. With an accuracy of 70 percent, early results from the AI trained on retinal scan images from more than 200,000 patients is as precise as methods that require blood tests for cholesterol, said Google Brain product […]

Horse domestication revisited: Botai horses did not sire today's steeds

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new genomic study reveals that the oldest known domesticated horse population, which lived on the Central Asian steppes roughly 5,500 years ago, did not sire the domesticated horses of today.

Coral reefs at risk of losing building material by end of century

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new study suggests that by 2050, most coral reefs around the world are at risk of experiencing constant depletion of one of their building blocks - calcium carbonate sediments.

More than half the world's ocean are commercially fished

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) More than half of the world's oceans are exposed to industrial fishing activities, a new study, conducted at unprecedented scale, reveals. Peak fishing activity, the study goes on...Show More Summary

Smartphones are bad for some teens, not all

(Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) In a commentary published today in Nature's special issue on the science of adolescence, Candice Odgers argues that smartphones should not be seen as universally bad. Her piece highlights research on how teens use online tools to build up relationships and arrange activities in real life. Show More Summary

How blood cancers outsmart the immune system

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers have discovered how some of the blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) evade the immune system.

Under projected rates of sea level rise, a bleak future for Pacific coast tidal wetlands

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Pacific coast marshes, particularly those in California and Oregon, are highly vulnerable to climate change, according to a new modeling analysis. Under higher-range sea level rise...Show More Summary

Massachusetts and Maryland lead on key measure of Advanced Placement access

College Board officials also urge states to make computer science instruction mandatory.

They come in peace

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News Item One: Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science...

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west? I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of chemistry. Show More Summary

How Advancements in GPU Technology like the NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 are Changing the World

We are now firmly in the age of greater computing intelligence, revolutionising industries and making things possible previously only imagined in Science Fiction. Automotive industries developing driverless cars, defence departmentsShow More Summary

Stanford scientists eavesdrop on volcanic rumblings to forecast eruptions

(Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences ) Sound waves generated by burbling lakes of lava atop some volcanoes point to greater odds of magmatic outbursts. This finding could provide advance warning to people who live near active volcanoes.

Metabolomics, a promising tool for advancing in treatment personalization of oncological patients

(Bentham Science Publishers) This review provides specific examples of metabolomics applications in the field of clinical pharmacology and precision medicine with a focus on the therapeutic management of cancer and in the translation of these results to the clinics.

Linda Sealy receives 2018 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Linda Sealy, director of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity at Vanderbilt University, has been selected to receive the 2018 Lifetime Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The distinction honors her work in recruiting and mentoring underrepresented minority students.

Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun wins 2018 AAAS Mentor Award

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Keivan Stassun, the Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and senior associate dean for graduate education and research at Vanderbilt University's College of Arts and Science, has been chosen as the winner of the 2018 AAAS Mentor Award. Show More Summary

Nanosensors improve detection of disease biomarkers in exhaled breath

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed nanosensors that rapidly analyse the components of exhaled breath to detect trace molecules associated with certain diseases. Their performance and accuracy was improved by designing protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts.

Extreme weather to rise even if Paris goals are met: study

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The risk of extreme weather such as heat waves, floods and drought will rise significantly even if the commitments in the 2015 Paris climate accord are met, a study warned on Wednesday. The report in the journal Science Advances analyzes the likelihood of hot spells, dry periods and excess rain in...

More squid, less fish: North Pacific seabirds alter their prey preferences

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Over the last 125 years, and particularly after an uptick in industrial fishing since 1950, North Pacific seabirds -- typically fish consumers -- have shifted their prey preferences, a new study reports; they are eating lower on the food chain, consuming more squid.

Nanorobots Effective Against Cancer

In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply.

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