Better Buy: Vertex Pharmaceuticals vs. Galapagos

Which stock wins in a matchup between these two successful biotechs? If you only looked at year-to-date performance, Galapagos (NASDAQ:GLPG) would be a slam-dunk pick over Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX). Galapagos is up more than 70% so far this year, while Vertex has achieved only a single-digit percentage gain. But choosing a stock based on its…

Why Achillion Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Jumping Today

Investors are responding enthusiastically to a key FDA designation for the biotech’s leading pipeline candidate. What happened Shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) were jumping 7.5% higher as of 10:46 a.m. EDT on Wednesday after rising as much as 18% earlier in the day. The nice gain came after the biotech announced that the Food and…

U.S. Scientists 3D Print Miniature Human Heart

U.S. Scientists 3D Print Miniature Human Heart This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Biolife4D successfully 3D bioprinted a miniature human heart (via Biolife4D) Scientists have successfully 3D printed a miniature human heart. Chicago-based biotech firm Biolife4D recently took a significant step toward its goal of producing…

Moms are furious that Instagram’s algorithm keeps deleting topless photos of their long-haired sons (FB)

Moms on Instagram are angry that the algorithm keeps deleting topless photos of their sons with long hair.Some of them have started posting photos of their sons with the hashtag “longhairedboyrevolution”Instagram head Adam Mosseri responded via Instagram story, saying that he restored the wrongfully removed accounts.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.Moms on Instagram have…

University of Texas Announces Fastest Academic Supercomputer In the World

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 115208446 story University of Texas Announces Fastest Academic Supercomputer In the World (utexas.edu) Posted by EditorDavid on Saturday September 07, 2019 @01:34PM from the think-fast dept. On Tuesday the University of Texas at Texas launched the fastest…

Computer Pseudoscience

The AI Delusion, by Gary Smith (Oxford, 249 pp., $27.95) Artificial intelligence may prove more dangerous as it advances, but it will never generate actual intelligence so long as the basic assumptions of the field remain unchanged. In The AI Delusion, Gary Smith reveals why, and assesses the technology’s problems from an economist’s perspective. AI’s…