Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms | WJAX-TV

By: FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press Updated: Dec 9, 2018 – 11:43 AM “); } if ($(imageDivId).length == 0) { $(“#wrapper”).after(contentText); } })(jQuery); KATOWICE, Poland (AP) – A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year’s U.N. climate summit. Negotiators took time out Sunday […]

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MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries

Felice Frankel is an educator, photographer, and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her passion for science started at a young age, eventually merging with her photographic experience and eye for design in a unique career as a science photographer. Since 1992, she has helped scientists better communicate their research and ideas through […]

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Books for budding scientists

By Caroline Ash, Jelena Stajic, Marc S. Lavine, Seth Scanlon, Hadassah Nusinovich Ucko, Solomon Nusinovich Ucko, Yevgeniya Nusinovich, Sacha N. Vignieri, Tage Rai, Jennifer Sills, Steve Mao, Sacha N. Vignieri, Julia Fahrenkamp-Uppenbrink, Jennifer Sills, Marc S. Lavine, Marc S. Lavine, Brent Grocholski, Michael Funk, Lauren Kmec, Laura M. Zahn, Keith T. Smith, Donna Riley, Sacha […]

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A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play

Abstract The game of chess is the longest-studied domain in the history of artificial intelligence. The strongest programs are based on a combination of sophisticated search techniques, domain-specific adaptations, and handcrafted evaluation functions that have been refined by human experts over several decades. By contrast, the AlphaGo Zero program recently achieved superhuman performance in the […]

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Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into antigen-presenting dendritic cells

Transcriptional reprogramming of iDCs To define the transcriptional changes during iDC reprogramming, we generated full-length single-cell transcriptomes (Fig. 3A). One hundred sixty-three individual cells were profiled from nontransduced MEFs; sorted iDCs at days 3, 7 and 9; and freshly isolated splenic cDC1 cells. t-Distributed stochastic neighbor embedding (t-SNE) analysis of genome-wide transcriptomes revealed two main […]

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Trump administration has quietly barred NIH scientists from acquiring fetal tissue

President Donald Trump’s administration ordered scientists at the federal Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, ​to stop acquiring human fetal tissue, disrupting HIV experiments. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health/CC BY-NC2.0 By Meredith WadmanDec. 7, 2018 , 9:40 PM U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered scientists employed by the U.S. National Institutes […]

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