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Editorial Snapshot: To err is computers: Why machine translation cannot catch up to human translators

- K.N., Senior Translator

While machine translation may sometimes be able to provide a gist translation, it almost invariably generates low-quality translations with major flaws in terms of accuracy and readability. Why is it that, in an age in which cars can drive themselves, robots can perform neurosurgery, and computer software can beat shogi masters, and after many decades of research and development, computers still fail to capably render text between different languages?

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Editorial Snapshot: Addressing concerns about research integrity

- G.A., Senior Editor

In 2012, the Government of the United Kingdom, in collaboration with such organizations as Research Councils UK, the National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust, published “The Concordat to Support Research Integrity”. This agreement outlined a national framework for ensuring that research is conducted professionally, ethically, and legally.

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Science News: An overlooked threat to coral

– G.A., Senior Editor

The health of the world’s coral reefs has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Substantial bleaching events have caused widespread damage leading some to fear that these delicate ecosystems may disappear in the near future.

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