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From Episode: The Moon And Sleep, Plastic Bees, Transparent Wood and A.I. Art
Show: Science AF

We Made Our Own Artificial Intelligence Art, and So Can You
Despite barely any programming experience, WIRED's Tom Simonite used open source tools and data to create art with machine learning.
Creative Tools to Generate AI Art
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Art by Artificial Intelligence
Authentically created by artificial intelligence. No human intervention.
Something Fishy: Toxic Plastic Pollution Is Traveling Up the Food Chain
Chemicals collect in microplastics, which then get eaten by fish, birds and seals — and by humans.
A quarter of all known bee species haven't been seen since the 1990s Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2265680-a-quarter-of-all-known-bee-species-havent-been-seen-since-the-1990s/#ixzz6lIoddWmp
Giant Patagonian bumblebees used to be abundant in Chile and Argentina, but are now an uncommon sight Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2265680-a-quarter-of-all-known-bee-species-havent-been-seen-since-the-1990s/#ixzz6lIohgTWj
SLEEP CYCLES CHANGE WITH THE MOON’S PHASE
"We hypothesize that the patterns we observed are an innate adaptation that allowed our ancestors to take advantage of this natural source of evening light that occurred at a specific time during the lunar cycle," says Leandro Casiraghi
COVID FEAR OPENS YOU UP TO MISINFORMATION
"In times of uncertainty, people often seek out information to help alleviate fear, possibly leaving them vulnerable to false information," Carola Salvi says.
Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is effective against severe disease
The shot doesn’t work as well at preventing people from getting moderately sick
Novavax coronavirus vaccine found 89 per cent effective in trials Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2266260-novavax-coronavirus-vaccine-found-89-per-cent-effective-in-trials/#ixzz6lIneGvbB
A coronavirus vaccine developed by the US firm Novavax has been shown to be 89 per cent effective in preventing covid-19 in phase III clinical trials. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2266260-novavax-coronavirus-vaccine-found-89-per-cent-effective-in-trials/#ixzz6lInfoEys
How Does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Compare to Pfizer’s and Moderna’s?
It’s cheaper, easier to distribute, and relies on very different tech than its competitors.
What you can do right now to protect yourself from the new COVID-19 variants
Staying vigilant during this crucial time is key.