Dr. Fei-Fei Li of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI discusses the promise and peril of the ground-breaking technology. Plus, research tracking adults over 50 shows that social activity, intimacy, and personal connections are key to good health as we age. And, new analysis of remains and burial items suggests women and men did both parts of hunting and gathering in the Paleolithic era.
The film tells the stories of a soldier addicted to painkillers, and a doctor with no time for her patients.
Bacteria locked under Antarctic lake ice may shed light on life’s limits, and the possibility of life on other worlds.
Two astronauts answer your questions and discuss the many curiosities of living in space.
NASA officials weigh in on the flurry of planetary science news from the past week.
The law has many protections for patients—but could it cause higher premiums and doctor shortages?
A new documentary explores how climate change is affecting the world’s glaciers.
Ponytail physics, the sloshing in a coffee cup, and an opera about the universe feature in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Food waste is a growing problem in the U.S., so what can we do to fix it?
Composer and instrument builder Paul Rudolph makes music from garbage. John Powell, physicist and author of How Music Works, chimes in with an explanation of how Rudolph’s modifications to the instruments helps transform noise into notes.
A provocative new study suggests humans are slowly becoming less intelligent and emotionally stable.