Can science writing be automated?

A team of scientists at MIT and elsewhere has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence (AI), that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary in a sentence or two. Image: Chelsea Turner Can science writing ...

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The fluid that feeds tumor cells

Pancreatic cancer cells (nuclei in blue) growing as a sphere encased in membranes (red). By growing cancer cells in the lab, researchers can study factors that promote and prevent the formation of deadly tumors. Image: Min Yu (Eli and Edythe ...

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Plastic’s Carbon Footprint

Photo Credit: Creative Commons Plastic’s Carbon Footprint Researchers conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics By Harrison Tasoff From campaigns against microplastics to news of the great Pacific garbage patch, public awareness is growing ...

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TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet

TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission. Jennifer Chu NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named ...

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