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A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million

2018-04-20T06:20:50+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

One of the poorest-kept secrets in Silicon Valley has been the huge salaries and bonuses that experts in artificial intelligence can command. Now, a little-noticed tax filing by a research lab called OpenAI has made some of those eye-popping figures public. www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/technology/artificial-intelligence-salaries-openai.html

Why We Become So Attached to Our Belongings

2018-04-20T06:26:15+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Human beings are social animals. To feel emotionally secure, we require ego strength and confidence in our relationships with other people. When we lack secure attachment to our loved ones, we might imbue our inanimate possessions with deep meaning or human qualities to fill that void. Through physical contact, we might believe that our things are infused with

People Who Understand Evolution Are More Likely to Accept It

2018-04-20T06:27:46+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Science denialism can seem intractable, and studies on the topic are seldom encouraging. For example, research out of Yale Law School suggests that when people form their opinions on contentious topics such as climate change or evolution, political or religious values trump knowledge of the concept. A study published in March in BioScience begs to differ, at

The New Era of Multi-messenger Astronomy

2018-04-20T06:30:23+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Categories: Science, Uncategorized|

Astronomers' newfound ability to see the same cosmic events in light, particles and gravitational waves—a synthesis called multimessenger astronomy—gives them a fuller picture of some of the universe's most mysterious phenomena www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-new-era-of-multimessenger-astronomy