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Theoretical Machine Learning Lecture Series: Deep Learning and Cognition

Deep learning, which is the reemergence of artificial neural networks, has recently succeeded as an approach towards artificial intelligence. In many fields, including computational linguistics, deep learning approaches have largely displaced earlier machine learning approaches, due to the superior performance they provide. 

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Sharon Terry: Science didn’t understand my kids’ rare disease until I decided to study it

Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.

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Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world.

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Scott Gauer

I left work a bit early to watch one of our rockets launch 10 satellites to space from Manhattan Beach! It launched in the dark but flew into sunlight…

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Danit is the coolest!

9 months of hard work and a below average grade at school didn’t stop her from taking the world by storm with her 3D clothing…

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You Can Do Gene Editing at Home

One of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in this century is a gene-editing technique called CRISPR Cas-9, which makes altering DNA fast, cheap, and easy. It’s so easy, in fact, that one company is actually offering mail-order kits that let anyone do the technique at home. That’s exciting – but should it also be terrifying?

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Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory | Quanta Magazine

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from