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THE LATEST NEWS AND NOTES
The Pictures That Saved Yellowstone • OVER 150 YEARS AGO, A STUNNING SET OF IMAGES INTRODUCED AMERICA TO THE BEAUTY OF ITS OWN BACKYARD.
The Art You Like Reveals Your Personality Traits • MUCH LIKE BEAUTY, ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER.
UNCORKING NATURAL WINE • WHILE COMPANIES SUGGEST THAT NATURAL WINES ARE GOOD FOR YOU, IT’S UNCLEAR WHETHER WINE ITSELF CAN BRING MEDICAL BENEFITS.
THE CREEPY FEELING OF THE UNCANNY VALLEY • ALMOST — BUT NOT QUITE — HUMANLIKE ROBOTS CAN FREAK US OUT. FOR ROBOTICISTS, THAT FEELING IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THINGS RIGHT.
Out of Touch • SHE COULDN’T CATCH HER BREATH. WITH COVID RULED OUT, AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT AND FLUID BUILDUP IN HER LUNGS POINTED TO A HOST OF OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS.
Seeking Shelter • METEOROLOGISTS AND SOCIAL SCIENTISTS TEAM UP TO SAVE LIVES.
AI IN MEDICINE • An explosion of artificial-intelligence technology could reshape the health-care landscape as we know it.
A CLOSER LOOK • New AI systems can scan images to detect disease at ever-earlier stages and forecast illnesses to come. But they would require an overhaul in medical decision-making.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
CHATBOTS HAVE ARRIVED • As we face staffing shortages and the limits of human analysis, AI is expanding our approach to mental health.
THE ETHICS EQUATION • In many ways, AI will remain ethically stupid. And that’s probably a good thing, according to philosopher Brent Mittelstadt.
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE • Health care is rife with bias. Without careful attention, medical algorithms will perpetuate those inequities.
IBM’S FAILED REVOLUTION
REDE FINING SUICIDE • Who suffers and why? Surging U.S. rates and emerging data drive experts toward new treatments and prevention strategies.
SUPPORT AND RESOURCES
TIPS FROM GOLDSTEIN GRUMET • How to talk to a loved one about suicide
WHO IS AFFECTED?
Nukes on the Moon • LONG BEFORE SPACE FORCE WAS ESTABLISHED, WERNHER VON BRAUN AND HIS SUCCESSORS ADVOCATED FOR NOT JUST EXPLORING BUT MILITARIZING OUTER SPACE.
Waves of Discovery • WITH ITS LATEST RUN COMPLETE, THE GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE OBSERVATORY KNOWN AS LIGO HERALDS A NEW PHASE IN THE EXPLORATION OF EXTREME PHYSICS.