Scientists Just ‘Looked’ Inside Mars. Here’s What They Found

Reading Time: 7 minutes The researchers found the core density to be surprisingly low, at only about 6 grams per cubic centimeter, which is much lower than what they’d expected of an iron-rich center. “It’s still a bit of a mystery how the core is so light,” Stähler says. There must be lighter elements present, though exactly what those … Read more

Why Scientists Love Making Robots Build Ikea Furniture

Reading Time: 9 minutes The frustration and anguish of trying and failing to piece together Ikea furniture may seem like an exercise in humiliation for you, but know this: The particleboard nightmare may one day lead to robots that aren’t so stupid. In recent years, roboticists have been finding that building Ikea furniture is actually a great way to … Read more

Black Scientists Find Community—and Plan for the Road Ahead

Reading Time: 7 minutes Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” kicks off the virtual mixer as people excitedly connect in the Zoom chat. “Love the vibe right now,” says Brionna Davis-Reyes in appreciation of both the DJ and the sign language interpreter, who is also doubling as a background dancer. Davis-Reyes introduces herself as a Yale neuroscientist studying addiction and impulsivity. She’s … Read more

Rasgo, a GitHub-like repository which helps data scientists explore, clean, join, and transform data sets for machine learning models, raises $20M Series A (AlleyWatch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes AlleyWatch: Rasgo, a GitHub-like repository which helps data scientists explore, clean, join, and transform data sets for machine learning models, raises $20M Series A  —  Data science is highly coveted and championed because its use extracts insights that transform data into tangible value. #Rasgo #GitHublike #repository #helps #data #scientists #explore #clean #join #transform #data #sets … Read more