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Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival

Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival

www.shutterstock.com Beginning on the evening of Dec. 12, Jews will celebrate the eight-day festival of Hanukkah, perhaps the best-known and certainly the most visible Jewish holiday. While critics sometimes identify Christmas as promoting the prevalence in America...
DNA has gone digital – what could possibly go wrong?

DNA has gone digital – what could possibly go wrong?

Modern advances come with new liabilities. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. Researchers like us use computers to analyze DNA, operate lab equipment and store genetic information. But new capabilities also mean new risks – and...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
Oscars body approves code of conduct for behaviour

Oscars body approves code of conduct for behaviour

Oscars body approves code of conduct for behaviour 7 December 2017 Image copyright PA The organisation that awards the Oscars has approved standards of conduct for its members. It follows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voting to expel Harvey Weinstein...
Exposure to wildfire smoke: 5 questions answered

Exposure to wildfire smoke: 5 questions answered

Flames and smoke shroud State Route 33 as a wildfire burns in Ventura, California, Dec. 5, 2017. Daniel Dreifuss via AP Editor’s note: Wildfires once again are raging in California – this time in the Los Angeles area, where five fires are currently burning. The...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
Teaching machines to teach themselves

Teaching machines to teach themselves

How can computers learn to teach themselves new skills? baza178/Shutterstock.com Are you tired of telling machines what to do and what not to do? It’s a large part of regular people’s days – operating dishwashers, smartphones and cars. It’s an even bigger part of life...
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