SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
THIS NEW TECH CAN COPY ANYONE'S VOICE USING JUST A MINUTE OF AUDIO
Montreal-based startup Lyrebird has launched a new API that allows people to synthesize speech using just a one minute recording of anyone's voice audio. While the tech is revolutionary, its potential use to commit fraud may be cause for concern.
LONG AFTER THEIR BONES WERE GONE, NEANDERTHALS' DNA SURVIVED IN A CAVE
DNA from two extinct human relatives — the Neanderthals, and a mysterious branch of humanity called the Denisovans — has been detected in the ancient mud of caves, even though those caves hold no fossils of those individuals, new research shows.
OVARIES: FACTS, FUNCTION & DISEASE
Ovaries are the female gonads — the primary female reproductive organs. These glands have three important functions: they secrete hormones, they protect the eggs a female is born with and they release eggs for possible fertilization.
IN THE WORLD OF TOMORROW, GOOGLE PLANS TO USE AI TO DO EVERYTHING
Google's artificial intelligence venture, DeepMind, has the potential to revolutionize the world we live in. By designing an intelligence capable of thinking for itself, Google is hoping to integrate the way humans think with machines.
CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME LINKED WITH DIFFERENCES IN GUT BACTERIA
People with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in their gut bacteria, a new study suggests.
RESEARCHERS INVENT STEM CELL CAPABLE OF BECOMING AN ENTIRE EMBRYO
Human-animal hybrids are on their way.
ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED FILMMAKER'S NEXT PROJECT? MERGING THE HUMAN BRAIN WITH AI
Warrior Poets and Futurism Studios are partnering on a new documentary that explores the ways in which human intelligence and artificial intelligence are evolving. The documentary will ultimately investigate how technology can allow us to augment human intelligence and unlock the power of the human mind.
'HOBBITS' MAY HAVE LED EARLY HUMANS OUT OF AFRICA
I was in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2008 and lucky enough to examine the bones of one of the most controversial hominin species that has ever been discovered.
GLOWING WORMS PROVE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES CAN AFFECT GENES FOR 14 GENERATIONS
Researchers have found that a gene allowing a certain species of genetically modified roundworms to glow was passed down through 14 generations.
NO TURNING BACK: NASA'S CASSINI PROBE COMPLETES ITS FIRST DIVE INTO SATURN'S RINGS
NASA's Cassini probe, which started its Grand Finale mission last week, has now entered Saturn's rings. This first dive into the rings is just one part of the craft's final 22 orbits around the ringed planet before its mission officially ends in September.