House investigators are seeking records from the developers of the Pebble Mine project and the Army Corps of Engineers, to determine whether the company misrepresented its plans.
Studies suggest that flying is a relatively lower-risk activity, and millions are traveling by plane over the holidays. But the picture is not complete. Here’s what the science says about mitigating exposure.
Scientists were initially skeptical that a mutation made the coronavirus more contagious. But new research has changed many of their minds.
The accumulating research may be imperfect, and it’s still evolving, but the takeaway is simple. Right now, masks are necessary to slow the pandemic.
Masks prevent people from transmitting the coronavirus to others, scientists now agree. But a new trial failed to document protection from the virus among the wearers.
AstraZeneca’s new clinical trial results are positive but confusing, leaving many experts wanting to see more data before passing final judgment on how well the vaccine will work.
The latest natural-language system generates tweets, pens poetry, summarizes emails, answers trivia questions, translates languages and even writes its own computer programs.
Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just test them.
Trawling ancient history with neural nets.
The Times asked GPT-3 to tell us a little about itself and its romantic life.
Mr. Biden said he would name Mr. Kerry to a cabinet-level climate post, a role laden with political and diplomatic challenges in the post-Trump era.
General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s effort to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
Mr. Quinn, who learned he had A.L.S. after turning 30, was credited with helping to make the ice-bucket videos a viral sensation that raised $220 million.
They can’t detect all conflicts, but new computer programs serve as guard rails when scientists and publishers fail to self-police.
Yes, the coronavirus can be transmitted over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers may not account for the huge rise in cases.
It might be possible, physicists say, but not anytime soon. And there’s no guarantee that we humans will understand the result.
The cub had a live birth and a social media following — everything, it seemed, but a name. Until now.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has turned to machine-learning to help identify vets at risk of taking their own lives.
A.I. developers are committing to end the injustices in how their technology is often made and used.
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