When Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar said “I got riches buildin’ in my DNA,” he almost certainly wasn’t talking about the humble tomato. But a new study unveiling more than 230,000 DNA differences across 100 tomato varieties, which will allow breeders and scientists to engineer larger, juicier, more profitable plants, proves that this food staple has […]
CS’s Debanik Purkayastha and a team of university students work to build volunteer networks online.
The marketing campaign, created for the university’s Advertising/Integrated Marketing Communications course, addresses harmful labels students have experienced firsthand Incidents of hate crimes, assaults, and harassment are increasing, especially against Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants in the United States, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which fights antisemitism and discrimination. This uptick, the ADL reports, is […]
In olden times, it was fairly easy to identify the sources of misinformation and cultural ignorance: They were either commercial entities that profited from misleading the public, such as tobacco companies, or conspiracy theorists and other inhabitants of the lunatic fringe. “When it comes to misinformation, I normally tell people not to trust information unless […]
As the coronavirus pandemic brings floods of people to hospital emergency rooms around the world, physicians are struggling to triage patients, trying to determine which ones will need intensive care. Volunteer doctors and nurses with no special pulmonary training must assess the condition of patients’ lungs. In Italy, at the peak of that country’s crisis, doctors faced […]
Congratulations to three Computer Scientists faculty who are recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award. Ilya Shpitser five-year CAREER award will support his project, “Robust Causal and Statistical Inference in High Dimensional Structured Systems with Hidden Variables,” which aims to significantly advance understanding of all major tasks in causal systems with hidden variables: […]
As an undergraduate embarking on his college career, Alexander Schiffhauer, ‘13 (BA), ‘15 (MSE), came to Johns Hopkins with many academic interests: art, medicine, and technology. It was the opportunity to explore these various interests that led Schiffhauer to attend Hopkins in the first place. “I was undecided on my major for a long time, […]