SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
DO GIRAFFES GET STRUCK BY LIGHTNING MORE THAN OTHER ANIMALS?
Two months ago, Reddit user infernograve woke from a vivid dream. As wakefulness crept back, the dream did not recede, rather, it stuck in his mind, piquing his curiosity and prompting a burning question.
GOOGLE'S DEEPMIND IS NOW CAPABLE OF CREATING IMAGES FROM YOUR SENTENCES
Google's DeepMind team has developed a way for their AI to be able to create images from sentences. The more detailed the sentence, the more detailed the resulting image will be.
NOISY CITIES DISRUPT HEARTBEAT AND COULD TRIGGER DISEASE, STUDY SUGGESTS
The cacophony of noise town centres could trigger heart problems, a new study suggests, after scientists found that fluctuating sounds on busy high streets disturb normal cardiac rhythms.
SPACEX’S WEEKEND DOUBLEHEADER OFF TO GREAT START WITH SUCCESSFUL OPENING
Today, SpaceX sent Bulgaria's first telecommunications satellite into space using a Falcon 9 that's already been launched before. This is the first of two launches scheduled for the SpaceX weekend doubleheader.
THE MISSING LINK: WHERE ARE MEDIUM-SIZE BLACK HOLES?
For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.
SCIENTISTS MODIFY VIRUSES WITH CRISPR TO KILL ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
If the companies working on the tech have successful clinical trials, engineered viruses could provide humans with a powerful weapon in the fight against superbugs.
INTEL ANNOUNCES DEAL TO BRING VIRTUAL REALITY TECH TO THE OLYMPICS
Intel has signed up as a sponsor of the Olympic games through 2024. The company is expected to bring its VR, AI, drone, and wireless technologies to enhance viewer experience and hopefully attract a younger demographic.
SCIENTISTS SELECTIVELY ERASED MEMORIES IN SNAILS — ARE WE NEXT?
Scientists were able to erase certain kinds of memories while retaining others in snail neurons. While much more research is required before this is attempted in humans, the researchers are hopeful that this study could one day lead to new therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder.
REACHING THE STARS: IS HUMAN HIBERNATION REALLY POSSIBLE?
Traveling into deep space could mean finding a way to make science fiction a reality.
CRYSTAL HEALING: STONE-COLD FACTS ABOUT GEMSTONE TREATMENTS
Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease.