PLoS Computational Biology

Environment affects an organism's complexity

Scientists have demonstrated that organisms with greater complexity are more likely to evolve in complex environments, according to research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers, based at École ...

dateJan 02, 2014 in Evolution
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Evolving our way to artificial intelligence

Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player – a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or AI. ...

dateFeb 05, 2016 in Computer Sciences
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The computer knows its chemistry

New software developed by ETH Zurich researchers has learned important rules of chemistry. The scientists can use it to simulate the chemical synthesis of molecules in a computer and develop completely new medicines based ...

dateMar 16, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Unraveling malaria's genetic mysteries

(PhysOrg.com) -- Simon Fraser University researchers in biology and computing sciences are starting to piece together a picture that may help scientists and doctors save more than a million lives annually.

dateDec 22, 2011 in Biotechnology
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The awesomeness of bats

Just how awesome are bats? It's easy to forget that one in five species of mammal on this planet have wings capable of delivering spectacularly acrobatic flying abilities. Equally incredibly, two-thirds of these 1,200 species ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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