Archive for December 7th, 2017:

Australia’s frog count: App calls on citizen scientists

Image copyright Australian Museum Image caption The FrogID app allows anyone to record and upload a frog call Croaks and chirps. Even whistles and barks. These are some of the sounds that Australian frogs make, and local biologists are hoping members of the public will help record them on a new app called FrogID. It

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Google’s ‘superhuman’ DeepMind AI claims chess crown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alpha Go Zero was more successful at playing with white pieces than black Google says its AlphaGo Zero artificial intelligence program has triumphed at chess against world-leading specialist software within hours of teaching itself the game from scratch. The firm’s DeepMind division says that it played 100 games against

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Farthest monster black hole found

Image copyright Robin Dienel Image caption Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe Astronomers have discovered the most distant “supermassive” black hole known to science. The matter-munching sinkhole is a whopping 13 billion light-years away, so far that we see it as it was a mere 690 million years after the Big

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