Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Offbeat: Why language technology can’t handle Game of Thrones (yet) —

Researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Dutch Royal Academy's Humanities Cluster evaluated four state-of-the-art tools for recognising names in text, to...

Offbeat: NIH study suggests our brains may use short rest periods to strengthen memories...

In a study of healthy volunteers, National Institutes of Health researchers found that our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we...

Offbeat: First empirical evidence that culturally diverse teams produces better results —

Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced hard data that demonstrates collaborating with Indigenous peoples changed the outcome of a scientific research...

Offbeat: How the effectiveness of the National Forest Conservation Program could be increased —

A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis by the Center for Development Research...

Offbeat: Associating colors with vowels? Almost all of us do! —

Does as in 'baa' sound more green or more red? And is as in 'beet' light or dark in colour? Even...

Offbeat: All brisk walking, even short walks, help prevent disability in older adults with...

Just one hour a week of brisk walking -- as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train...

Offbeat: How individuals can help save the planet from climate catastrophe with a guiding...

Individuals have as big a role to play in tackling climate change as major corporations but only if they can be encouraged to...

Offbeat: Kids store 1.5 megabytes of information to master their native language —

Learning one's native language may seem effortless. One minute, we're babbling babies. The next we're in school reciting Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I...

Offbeat: Historical trade of tortoiseshell reveals origins of modern wildlife trafficking networks —

New research from the Monterey Bay Aquarium finds that historical tortoiseshell trade routes may have established the groundwork for modern illegal, unreported and...

Offbeat: People who feed birds impact conservation —

People in many parts of the world feed birds in their backyards, often due to a desire to help wildlife or to connect...

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