Scary 'Emergent' AI Abilities Are Just a 'Mirage' Produced by Researchers, Stanford Study Says
"There's no giant leap of capability," the researchers said.
Scientists Have Seen Light from the Far Side of a Black Hole for the First Time
The detection confirms a key prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity.
This Smart Toilet Will Know You by the Shape of Your Asshole
A team of researchers at Stanford University developed a prototype smart toilet with four cameras that can identify users based on their "analprint."
Mozilla Wants Young People to Consider ‘Ethical Issues’ Before Taking Jobs in Tech
A new guide 'With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility' arrives during a period of backlash on campuses, where tech companies like Amazon and Palantir recruit.
Students at 16 Universities Are Protesting Palantir’s Presence on Campuses
UC Berkeley, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon are among the campuses that accept funds from the data mining company that sells its tech to ICE.
California's Game-Changing Plan to Get Student Athletes Paid
A new bill in California would give college athletes the right to their name, image, and likeness.
The College Admissions Scandal Just Produced Its First Criminal Sentence
A Stanford coach who took more than $600K in bribes isn't getting any jail time.
Leaving Facebook Makes You Happier and Less Informed, Study Finds
When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Women are coming for the judge who let Baylor ex-frat president accused of sexual assault off with no jail time
Texas judge Ralph Strother accepted a plea of “no contest" from Jacob Anderson, a Baylor University student, in early December.
The judge kicked off the bench for Brock Turner's sentence is crowdfunding his legal bills
Judge Aaron Persky needs help paying off $135,000 by Dec. 31.
Women at top U.S. law schools renounce firms that don't let employees sue over sexual harassment
Not only are employees overwhelmingly unlikely to be awarded money in arbitration cases, they also tend to win less than in cases involving court trials.
‘Society Will Decide What to Do Next’: Chinese Researchers Claim to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies
The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.