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‘No Planet B’: Hundreds of thousands join global climate strike – Al Jazeera English

School students in Sydney join the Global Strike 4 Climate rally; a global day of protest to demand governments take urgent steps to prevent environmental disaster [Steven Saphore/AAP Images via AP Photo] Hundreds of thousands of protesters, many of them…

Evolution of learning is key to better artificial intelligence

(Michigan State University) Researchers at Michigan State University say that true, human-level intelligence remains a long way off, but their new paper published in The American Naturalist explores how computers could begin to evolve learning in the same way as natural organisms did — with implications for many fields, including artificial intelligence.

Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person’s eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more “connected,” more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don’t call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain’t seen nothing yet

Ancient Australia was home to strange marsupial giants, some weighing over 1,000 kg

(PLOS) Palorchestid marsupials, an extinct group of Australian megafauna, had strange bodies and lifestyles unlike any living species, according to a study released Sept. 18, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Hazel Richards of Monash University, Australia and colleagues.

Stranded hikers saved by message in a bottle

If you have trouble loading this video, please click on the ABC story below. Typically, when people put messages in bottles, they aren’t found for decades. Fortunately, that didn’t happen to three stranded hikers when they used that unique form…

Finding (microbial) pillars of the bioenergy community

(Michigan State University) In a new study in Nature Communications, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center scientists at Michigan State University have focused on understanding more about the plant regions above the soil where these microbes can live, called the ‘phyllosphere.’ Ashley Shade, MSU assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and her lab classified core members of this community in switchgrass and miscanthus.

India’s moon mission: “95% of mission objectives accomplished”

Saturday’s heartbreaking loss of contact with the Vikram lander – part of the Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon – hasn’t changed the upbeat tone of India’s space science. Here’s what we know so far.

Bearcam Week in Review September 6, 2019

Hi and welcome to our weekly Bear Cam blog. We will be publishing this blog every week with a review of the previous weeks Bear Cam highlights. Brought to you by your bear cam Mods, LaniH and GABear. This weeks…

Democrats kick up a storm over climate change and Dorian – Politico

Hurricane Dorian pulvarized parts of the Bahamas. | Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo Hurricane Dorian’s punishing sweep up the U.S. coast is giving Democrats an opening to hammer their message on the urgency of climate change — an issue where they hope…