You really might want to take a look at neural networks

I’m edging into “shill” territory, but the recent rapid progress in neural networks is really worth elaborating upon: By now, you’re probably aware that Google’s DeepMind developed a Go algorithm that defeated a professional player in a widely publicized match.  You might not know that DeepMind’s paper describing their algorithm was accepted at Nature, and
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Read Issue 30 of the BSR on your tablet!

Issue 30 of the Berkeley Science Review is now available on the Mac app store (for iPad), Google play (for Android), and the Amazon app store (for Kindle). The app versions are full of interactive content – like videos, slideshows, animations, related reading, and extra photos – not found in our print issue. Enjoy the beautiful
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LSD: A Historical Flashback

You may have heard, “Chemistry is just like cooking. Just don’t lick the spoon.” Yet, before safety gear like gloves and goggles became mandatory in the laboratory, chemists sometimes “licked the spoon” without realizing it. And sometimes such exposure was met with unexpected consequences. Take for example, the story of the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann.
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Issue 30 is here!

All of us at the BSR are proud to announce the release of the latest edition of the Berkeley Science Review. Issue 30 covers all kinds of great topics, and we’re excited to share it with you. As always, we want to thank everyone who gave their time to edit, write, design, code, and manage the
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This conference was kid-friendly

The coffee break spread was like nothing I’ve ever seen at a science conference. Interspersed between the bagels, croissants, coffee and tea were goldfish crackers, fresh raspberries, and juice boxes. My husband, shifting our toddler son to his other arm, eyed the gluten-free mini muffins, orange juice and yogurt pouches. He asked me, “Can the
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