Botanists are scouring the US-Mexico border to document a forgotten ecosystem divided by a giant wall – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] JACOME, Mexico (AP) — Near the towering border wall flanked by a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle, botanist Sola Vanderplank heard a quail squawk “chi-ca-go,” a sound birds use to signal separation from quail. A colleague or group. A quail responded on the Mexican side, blaring a back-and-forth sound clip that was both fitting and … Read more

A plumbing problem at Glen Canyon Dam poses a new threat to the Colorado River system – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] ATLANTA (AP) — Plumbing problems at a dam holding back the second-largest reservoir in the United States are raising concerns about future water delivery problems to southwestern states supplied by the Colorado River. Federal officials recently reported damage to four pipes known as “river outlet works” at Glen Canyon Dam on the Utah-Arizona border. … Read more

Technology companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when artificial general intelligence is achieved? – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] There is a race underway to build artificial general intelligence, a future vision of machines that are as broadly intelligent as humans or at least can do many things like humans. Realizing such a concept — commonly referred to as AGI — is the driving mission of OpenAI, which makes ChatGPT, and a priority … Read more

A citizen scientist has measured snowfall in the Rocky Mountains for 50 years. New hips help him keep going – Science News (Trending Perfect)

[ad_1] GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — Four miles from the nearest plowed road high in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a 73-year-old man with a fluffy gray beard and rotating hips walked across his front yard to measure the new snow that had fallen over a recent day. . On a mid-March day. Billy Barr first began recording … Read more