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02:34 | Dec 4th
A study done in South America found that with increasing population density humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.
02:36 | Nov 22nd
Bots masquerading as humans in a game outperformed their human opponents—but the their superiority vanished when their machine identity was revealed. Christopher Intagliata reports.
01:57 | Nov 13th
Study subjects with a gene variant that heightened their sensitivity to bitterness tended to eat fewer vegetables than people who didn’t mind bitter flavors. Christopher Intagliata reports.
02:54 | Nov 6th
In an analysis of chess and tennis matches, players rising in the rankings did better than expected against higher-ranked opponents and better than similarly ranked players who were not rising.
02:20 | Oct 11th
Algorithms are already used to remove online hate speech. Now scientists have taught an AI to respond—which they hope might spark more discourse. Christopher Intagliata reports.