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New research indicates that new technologies emerged on the island separately from Eurasian innovations.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

A conversation with computational linguist Emily M. Bender about the ways artificial intelligence can go wrong.

Chris Gorski, Editor

This month’s pictures feature coronavirus preparations, a robot that catches jellyfish, and a calm cat.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Assyrian sculptures date from the good times when the water flowed.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The news that expanded our universe this year.

Inside Science Staff

Wide array of multi colored foods on a table, including peppers, herbs, tomatoes, cured meats and more.

A new paper shows just how diverse the biochemicals in our food are, and how hard it is to understand how they impact our bodies.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Using media to brighten up dull tasks leaves adolescents feeling both better and worse.

Amanda Heidt, Contributor

Features common to the world's music may underlie a universal musical grammar, according to a controversial new study.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

We have combined the faces of more than 500 Nobel laureates to visualize the average winner of the Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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