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IBM Unveils System That ‘Debates’ With Humans

SAN FRANCISCO — A match between an Israeli college debate champion and a loquacious IBM computer program demonstrated on Monday new gains in the...

The New Health Care: Why the Medical Research Grant System Could...

The current system favors low-risk research. If you’re going to fund only a small percentage of proposals, you tend to favor the ones most...

Trilobites: Using Harpoon-Like Appendages, Bacteria ‘Fish’ for New DNA

Advertisement Seeing how microbes snatch new genetic material from their environment could help in the fight against antibiotic resistance. June 14, 2018 ...

How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says

“We really have to move beyond a mind-set of legal compliance and liability and think about the ways we can change the climate,” Dr....

Basics: Secrets of the Y Chromosome

Takeaway A: We can drop the man-equals-caveman caricature. Although human DNA has been found to contain vestiges of our dalliances with Neanderthals from about...

Can Low-Intensity Care Solve High Health Care Costs?

But not all such efforts may serve patients well. There’s concern, for example, that outpatient surgical centers don’t always have the resources and staff...

Anheuser-Busch to Pull Funding From Major Alcohol Study

Advertisement Controversy about the sponsorship threatens to undermine the study’s credibility, the company said. June 8, 2018 Image Beers made by Anheuser-Busch InBev...

You’d Need 63 Billion Years to Do What This Computer Can...

At Oak Ridge, Thomas Zacharia, the lab director, cites a large health research project as an example of the future of supercomputing. Summit has...

Elizabeth Warren and a Scholarly Debate Over Medical Bankruptcy That Won’t...

Craig Garthwaite, a health economist at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, who also studies medical debt, offered a more negative assessment: “There...

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