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Why Nektar Therapeutics Stock Is Falling Again Today

What happenedShares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) had fallen by 11.5% as of 11:31 a.m. EDT on Monday. The biotech stock crashed on Friday, closing 27% lower after revealing in its second-quarter update Thursday evening that it had discovered issues with two manufacturing lots of experimental drug bempegaldesleukin (“bempeg” for short) used in early clinical studies. Nektar…

Is Viking Therapeutics a Buy?

Nearly a year ago, Viking Therapeutics (NASDAQ: VKTX) became the darling of biotech investors. Shares skyrocketed in September 2018, after Viking announced positive results from a phase 2 clinical study of experimental drug VK2809. Since then, though, it’s been mainly downhill for Viking. Once-giddy investors realized that there’s still a long way to go before VK2809…

JPMorgan Chase has an AI copywriter that writes better ads than humans can

In another sign that the future of work is already here, JPMorgan Chase has signed a five-year deal with a software startup that uses artificial intelligence to write marketing copy, following a successful pilot with the technology.In tests, JPMorgan Chase found that Persado’s machine-learning tool crafted better ad copy than its own writers could muster,…

Faced with a Data Deluge, Astronomers Turn to Automation

On August 18, 2017, a new age in astronomy dawned, appropriately, with a tweet: “New LIGO. Source with optical counterpart. Blow your sox off!” One astronomer had jumped the gun, tweeting ahead of an official announcement by LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). The observatory had detected an outburst of gravitational waves, or ripples in…

wedged wonders celebrates italy’s era-defining concept cars from the late 1960s

photographer, retoucher and visual historian, docubyte — the pseudonym of james ball — celebrates the futuristic italian wedge concept car in a masterfully colorful, digital restoration series titled ‘wedged wonders’. the photo series brings together a multitude of era-defining concept cars made between 1968-79 by the famous carrozzeria — the italian, avant-garde vehicle styling houses.…

Chinese self-driving company Pony.ai teams up with Toyota to work on autonomous driving vehicles, will start a pilot in September on public roads in China (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Chinese self-driving company Pony.ai teams up with Toyota to work on autonomous driving vehicles, will start a pilot in September on public roads in China — – Companies to work together on autonomous-driving pilot — Asia driverless companies seeki…