Browsing posts tagged: Science
Why science news embargoes are bad for the public

This Thursday, dozens of news outlets will publish stories on the same new study in the journal Science. On Friday, many of those same news outlets will all report on a study in the medical journal the Lancet. These newspapers and magazines will largely talk to the same sources, and many of their stories will […]

Computer Science Professor Shuts Down Mansplainer Like A Boss

Another day, another obnoxious mansplainer. On Tuesday, Jen Golbeck shut down a mansplainer who suggested that Golbeck learn how to use the computer program Java. You know why Golbeck was not having this mansplaining BS? Because she’s a goddamn computer scientist who teaches programming classes as a professor at the University of Maryland. That’s why. “Guys. I […]

You don’t need to have a computer science degree from Stanford to be working on one of Google’s hottest teams

While the terms have kind of become buzzwords in startup land, Google has had teams doing research and building AI-driven applications for years. For example, the company established its “Brain” group five years ago and the team has since penned dozens of papers, built an open-source AI system called TensorFlow, and influenced a bunch of Google products […]

International chess master, Idaho native, praises STEM and Computer Science Initiative

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — For many, chess is learned at a young age. But one Treasure Valley teen is making a name for himself in the competitive sphere before his 18th birthday. Luke Harmon-Vellotti is just 17 years old and he’s already the “international chess master.” He says he became the number one player in […]