Q: Can love be scientifically proven? —Sydney H., age 15, Virginia
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
WHY DO SOME QUESTIONS CONFUSE ROBOTS?
A COMPUTER can easily defeat a human at chess or even the quiz show Jeopardy. But questions that seem obvious trip them up. Read these three:
LIAM MOHAJERI NORRIS
LEGO® ENTHUSIAST, BUILDER, TEACHER
Can Cats Predict Earthquakes?
Are animals’ powers to foretell natural disasters fact or folklore?
Behind The Curtain With Bayesian Statistics
What are statistics? Why do we need them?
Ashton Robinson Cook - Meteorologist
Ashton Robinson Cook always knows when a tornado, hurricane, or winter storm is coming. It’s his job to know. As a meteorologist, he analyzes weather data to figure out where and when storms are likely to hit. Typical weather forecasting tools can look only up to a week ahead. But Cook has developed software called WeatherDeep that can make predictions up to two months in advance. Cook was the first African American man to earn a PhD in meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and also earned the 2017 American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) Dissertation Award for his research on tornadoes.
5 Totally Terrible Technology Predictions
Can you do better? What tech do you expect in 2050?
SEEING IT COMING
Tornado forecasts can be challenging, but a new strategy shows promise.
HI! I'M A CLOUD!!
THE EDITORS OF MUSE ASKED IF I COULD WRITE A FEW WORDS ABOUT GEOENGINEERING, and I said, A few WORDS?? Are you kidding?! I could write a few BOOKS!! Geoengineers* are so clever, so “with it”—I mean, they truly understand how interesting I am. You know?
Adolphe Sax – How To Invent An Instrument
The story of the saxophone
Courtney Craven – Gamer and disability activist
Craven does presentations worldwide to assist game developers, teachers, writers, and others in making text and images available to people with any disability.
When Conservation Looks Like Evasion
The IRS is examining conservation easement deductions, putting promoters in its crosshairs
A Man and His Wall
When Donald Trump called for a big, beautiful wall, a guy from North Dakota named Tommy Fisher spent millions to build a 3-mile stretch along the Rio Grande. All Fisher needs now is for someone to buy it back
‘Fishing' For A Fillet Knife?
The right tool can make unpleasant jobs more bearable.
Landing a Lifeline
For those whose livelihood depends on the ocean, a covid-spurred interruption in the seafood market might speed progress toward a more sustainable future—for them and for fish.
MAZDA NO. 1 IN CONSUMER REPORTS 2020 AUTO RELIABILITY SURVEY
Mazda beat traditional winners Lexus and Toyota to win top honors as the most dependable auto brand in Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey.
GATOR'S GRUDGE COMES TO A BAD END!
1,008-lb. predator stalked fisherman for three long years
MANY STEPS NEEDED FOR ACCURATE COVID-19 TEST RESULTS
A widely used coronavirus test is under scrutiny this week after federal health officials warned that it could deliver inaccurate results if laboratory technicians don’t follow the latest updates from the manufacturer.
Suddenly, a problem with graffiti
Towns combat vandalism
DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ELECTRIC RACING HOLDS LITTLE SPARK
For proof that Leonardo DiCaprio can’t save every film he touches, look no further than “And We Go Green,” a languid documentary about the electric car racing circuit.
Crumbling causeway stokes fears of trouble ahead
The shoulder of the Deer Isle causeway is eroding three years after the state Department of Transportation repaired the road.