"My grandfather would cut branches with the leaves still on them and crush the leaves, then he and his brothers would stick the branches between the harness and the horse to keep deerflies, horseflies and mosquitoes away," Charles Bryson, an Agriculture Research Service botanist in Stoneville, Mississippi, told Science Daily. … [Read more...] about 7 Home Remedies That Actually Work (and the Science Behind Them)
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Learning to work with intelligent machines Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Matt Beane, assistant professor of technology management at the University of California at Santa Barbara, to learn more about ways that AI is helping individuals better understand how to work with intelligent machines. … [Read more...] about Your manager, or 69% of what that person does, will be automated, says Gartner
While verbal communication plays a large role in our rational understanding of the world around us, it’s nonverbal sound that often elicits an emotional, evolutionarily ingrained response – we know with very little context that a growling animal is warning us to back off, while a crying baby needs attention. A loud bang makes us feel frightened, and we flinch, bringing our hands up to protect our heads. … [Read more...] about This technology could make Alexa and Google Assistant better listeners
Creating major studio tentpoles is hard work, as directors have to balance the expectations of studio executives and creative shareholders with their own directorial visions. But Disney’s cinematic universes seem uniquely high-pressure. Just ask Edgar Wright, who spent more than a decade trying to get 2015’s Ant-Man made, pitching Marvel and engaging with fans, only to abandon the project in 2014 over creative differences. That experience, Disney’s incompatibility with the likes of Jenkins, DuVernay, and Edwards, and now the sudden ouster of Lord and Miller, paints a picture of a company that makes heavy demands and is averse to risk, no matter how much it values talent. … [Read more...] about Does Disney want its directors to have creative freedom?
Coronaviruses contain a strand of RNA in their envelope and can't reproduce without getting inside living cells and hijacking their machinery. The spikes on the viral envelope help them bind to cells, which gives them a way in. It's like blasting the door open with C4. Once inside, they turn the cell into a virus factory, using its molecular conveyor belt to produce more viruses, which are then shipped out. The virus progeny infect other cells and the cycle starts anew. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus cases pass 1,300 as virus hits Europe and Australia: Everything we know