Monday, October 15, 2018
Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain...
Until now exactly how the brain – the most complex structure in the universe – understands the passage of subjective time remained an elusive mystery.A team of scientists from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) examined a...
Science has made mice look good by reversing age-related wrinkles and hair loss at the genetic level. Humanity could get a similar make-over in the future.“Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be...
By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Washington BureauLEHI, Utah — It markets its DNA kits with promises that tug at the heartstrings: Discover ancestors. Strengthen family ties. Understand your life.Aided by venture capital and a flood of savvy marketing, Ancestry...
A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.The mayoral election in Tama City features the usual high-ranking local politicians, as well as an artificial intelligence...
Scientists in San Francisco may be close to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The key to their success was looking not at the brains of mice – a standard practice in scientific research – but of men.Researchers at...
Thousands of us unwrapped voice-activated electronic devices on Christmas Day.Amazon’s Alexa service, Apple’s Home Pod and Google’s Home speakers were among the best-sellers.Recognising the human voice, the gadgets can play music, search the web, shop online, check the weather...
We're about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like.While astronomers...
Some might consider the plague a thing of the past, buried deep in medieval history. But it thrives in Madagascar, where the disease is a seasonal worry.And this year, the country is experiencing what may be its deadliest outbreak in years: About...
Documents uncovered as part of a separate court case reveal that multi-millionaire Silicon Valley elitist Anthony Levandowski started a religion based around the concept of worshipping artificial intelligence as a God.Levandowski, who is currently embroiled in a high profile...

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