Human-level intelligence is familiar in biological 'hardware'—it happens inside our skulls. Technology and science are now converging on a possible future where similar intelligence can be created in computers.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Just over a century ago, one of the world’s leading mathematicians posed this question to a number of his colleagues: What are the most important unsolved questions in mathematics?
Climate scientists need to interact more directly with the public through blogs and social media, researchers from the University of Bristol, the University of Reading and the Met Office argue in a commentary in this week's ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass- The "broken-windows theory," which was propounded by two Harvard University researchers in the early 1980s, holds that urban "disorder"—visible signs of neglect, such as broken windows—actually promotes ...
As a political issue, climate change splits mostly along ideological lines in the U.S.
Scientific advances often provoke deep concern on the part of the public, especially when these advances challenge strongly held political or moral perspectives.
Four Northwestern University scholars authored or co-authored three essays in "Race, Inequality, and Culture." In the new issue of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 22 prominent social scientists ...
When Rick Smolan attended a parent-teacher meeting at his kids' New York City school recently, a spirited discussion broke out about why students were being allowed to text and post on social sites during school hours.
For years social scientists have grappled with the question of why men receive far more media coverage than women, and now a new study reveals the answer.
Personal interviews with Alaska Natives in the Yukon River Basin provide unique insights on climate change and its impacts, helping develop adaptation strategies for these local communities.