SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
BEFORE WE CAN SEND HUMANS TO MARS, WE NEED TO ADDRESS THIS MAJOR HEALTH RISK
The first Mars explorers may face more danger than we thought.
TODDLER SWALLOWS 28 BUCKYBALLS: WHY THESE MAGNETS ARE SO DANGEROUS
A Colorado toddler narrowly avoided surgery after she swallowed 28 buckyball magnets, according to news reports.
RESEARCHERS HAVE DESIGNED A TYPE OF ALUMINUM THAT’S LIGHTER THAN WATER
A team of researchers from the U.S. and Russia have discovered a way to make aluminum that's lighter than water. The team accomplished the task using computational modeling, and replaced the carbon atoms in a diamond with aluminium tetrahedron.
AFTER 15 YEARS IN VEGETATIVE STATE, MAN RESPONDS TO NERVE STIMULATION
A patient in a persistent vegetative state without chance of improvement has regained some signs of consciousness after researchers used an experimental form of nerve stimulation, according to a new study.
AI MIGHT MATCH HUMAN LEARNING CAPABILITIES BY 2050, SAYS BREYER CAPITAL CEO
Breyer Capital CEO Jim Breyer has spoken to a lot of artificial intelligence experts, and his biggest takeaway is that AI will develop the same learning capabilities as humans by 2050. Breyer is excited by the good that will come from AI applications.
PIONEERING NERVE TREATMENT GIVES MAN IN VEGETATIVE STATE SIGNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS FOR FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS
A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on nerve stimulation.
PEAR TREES AT RISK FROM INVASIVE EUROPEAN WEEVIL, WARNS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Pear harvests in Britain may be in danger from an invasive European weevil which has been spotted for the first time at an orchard in Kent.
AUSTRALIA IS FINALLY GETTING ITS OWN SPACE AGENCY
Australia announced today that it plans to establish its own space agency, to keep up with the growing industry and to give local startups a chance to work internationally. The public lauded Australia's plans for a space agency with much support.
SOLAR-POWERED CARS TO COMPETE IN HARROWING RACE ACROSS THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
A four-passenger solar-powered car named "Violet" is on its way to compete in a desert race open only to vehicles powered by the sun.
'PROACTIVE' POLICING MAY FUEL MURDER AND RAPE, STUDY SUGGESTS
Cutting bobbies on the beat and targeting crime hot spots instead may fuel criminal activity, a new study has suggested.