Can Software Predict Crime? Maybe So, but No Better Than a Human

A study published in Science Advances suggests that amateurs are about as accurate as the COMPAS software that many judges use to inform their decisions.

Exotic Medical Research? Congress Swoons. Basic Medical Care? Congress Brawls.

Lawmakers are pushing for billions in new funding for biomedical research, but sparring over health insurance and almost everything else related to the Affordable Care Act.

Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly

Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, but moving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.

What to Know About the Dossier of Trump Research and Who Paid for It

The dossier has gained notoriety for its salacious, unproven claims about President Trump. Its research was funded by an unnamed Republican and then partly by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.