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Lambda School, a buzzy online coding bootcamp backed by big Silicon Valley names, could be placing far fewer graduates in jobs than it says

Lambda School Austen Allred, CEO and cofounder of Lambda School The online coding bootcamp Lambda School, which went through Y Combinator and has attracted funding from the likes of Ashton Kutcher and GV, claims that 86% of its graduates are hired within six months. According to a May 2019 memo obtained by New York Magazine’s […]

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A brain scan could help reveal if antidepressants will work for a patient

A doctor who is prescribing antidepressants will largely rely on self-reporting on the part of patients to make their decision. Unfortunately, antidepressants don’t work on every patient. That’s bad news — especially when it comes to treating depressive episodes, which can have a profound impact on people’s lives. Could A.I. and brain-scanning tech help solve the […]

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Liquid metal nanoparticles could tear apart superbugs like tiny Terminators

Could liquid metal be the answer to the major (and potentially deadly) problem of antibiotic resistance? Researchers at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) university believe so — and they’ve got the magnetic nanoparticles to back up their theory. “Currently, there is a rise of drug-resistance among bacteria,” postdoctoral fellow Dr. Vi Khanh Truong, […]