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An experimental "peanut patch" could help ease stress in families of young children with allergies.

A Skin Patch Could Help Allergic Toddlers Tolerate Peanuts

Some young children with allergies could eat low doses of peanuts without a severe reaction after wearing the patch for a year in a clinical trial

Using stereo cameras and lidar, EELS is able to create a 3D map of its surroundings, understanding the environment before navigating through it.

NASA's Snake-Like Robot Could Look for Life on an Icy Saturn Moon

Designed to weather the toughest of terrains, EELS might one day autonomously move through narrow vents on Enceladus

The Neo P1 starts at $179, roughly five to ten times the price of a normal pothos plant.

Could Genetically Modified Houseplants Clean the Air in Your Home?

A Parisian start-up wants to filter harmful chemicals indoors with engineered pothos plants

Computer scientist Geoffrey Hinton in 2015

The 'Godfather of A.I.' Now Warns of Its Dangers

Geoffrey Hinton quit Google this week to speak his mind on artificial intelligence, which he says may soon grow smarter than—and even manipulate—humans

A spinning 3D view of one person's cerebral cortex. Pink indicates above average activity and blue shows below average activity.

Researchers Use A.I. to Decode Words From Brain Scans

A new tool translates "something deeper than language," generating text that captures the gist of podcasts or silent films viewed by participants

A drone made from a taxidermy bird.

Scientists Are Making Drones From Taxidermy Birds

They want to use the devices for less disruptive wildlife monitoring and to learn more about avian flight

The New York City Fire Department's robotic dog

Robot Dog Surveys Collapsed New York Parking Garage

With the city's police department also using the four-legged technology, residents are raising questions about the robot's place in public safety

Fortune cookies are now a mainstay of Chinese restaurant meals in the United States, but the tradition likely originated in ancient Japan.

A.I. Is Coming to Your Fortune Cookies

At least one fortune-writing company is using ChatGPT to come up with the clever messages that are a beloved staple of Chinese food in America

The new app will allow the FBI to crowdsource tips regarding missing artworks.

Want to Help the FBI Find Stolen Art? There's an App for That

A new mobile app provides access to the National Stolen Art File, a database of 8,000 missing items

Agnieszka Pilat has been creating art using Boston Dynamics' robot dogs for years.

Art Meets Science

These Robot Dogs Are Learning to Paint. Soon, You Can Watch Them Work

Agnieszka Pilat and her automated artists will be featured in the National Gallery of Victoria's Triennial

The app includes roughly five million tracks.

Can Apple Solve Classical Music's Streaming Problems?

The tech giant has created a new app with a search engine tailor-made for the genre

The A.I.-generated image of Pope Francis in a puffer jacket.

The Ethics of Creating A.I.-Generated Images of Public Figures

Viral pictures of Pope Francis wearing a trendy white puffer coat were fabricated with A.I., but tricked internet users across the globe

The meatball made with woolly mammoth DNA was unveiled at a museum in the Netherlands this week.

This Massive Meatball Was Made With Woolly Mammoth DNA

Meant to be more sustainable than animal meat, this lab-grown alternative might offer a glimpse into the future of food production

While Crystal Pepsi and New Coke failed, both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are still thriving.

The Museum of Failure Celebrates Some of the World's Biggest Flops

Now on view in New York City, the traveling exhibition presents failure as a critical learning opportunity

One of the scrolls carbonized by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

You Could Win $1 Million by Deciphering These Ancient Roman Scrolls

The Herculaneum scrolls have remained unreadable since their discovery in 1750, but researchers hope to change that

Google Bard is currently limited to some users ages 18 and up.

Google Launches A.I. Chatbot—How Does it Compare to ChatGPT and Bing?

Bard might give incorrect answers, but it "doesn't go off the rails"

A halved slice of edible 3D-printed cake.

Scientists 3D Printed a Slice of Cake

The seven-ingredient recipe shows potential for the future of making food with this technology, researchers say

The new suits will actually be all white, but Axiom Space showed off its prototype with a dark gray cover material.

See the New Moonwalk Spacesuit Designed for NASA's Artemis Program

The space agency has tapped private company Axiom Space to develop the sleek new attire for its moon-bound astronauts

The hydrogen-powered train will travel between Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and Baie-Saint-Paul.

North America's First Hydrogen-Powered Train Will Debut This Summer

While traveling a 90-minute route, the Train de Charlevoix will emit only water vapor

Keanu Reeves at a screening of "John Wick: Chapter 4" on March 6. Scientists named a fungus-killing compound after him because of they way his on-screen characters, like John Wick, can defeat their enemies.

Scientists Name New Fungus-Killing Compounds After Keanu Reeves

The bacteria are highly effective against a common plant pest and a pathogen that infects humans

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