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ANOREXIA IS PARTLY GENETIC AND EATING DISORDER RISK COULD BE PASSED ON TO CHILDREN, STUDY FINDS
Anorexiais partly genetic and the risk of developing an eating disorder could be passed onto children, a new study shows.
DID YOU BUY BITCOINS? YOUR BRAIN'S ANATOMY MIGHT BE TO BLAME
Joseph Kable, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, offered a simple choice: Either walk out of his lab with 20 bucks for sure or start rolling dice for a shot at far fatter prizes, like a 40 percent chance to win $80.
LENA DUNHAM'S HYSTERECTOMY: CAN IT CURE ENDOMETRIOSIS?
Actress Lena Dunham has revealed that she recently underwent a hysterectomy to treat crippling pain from endometriosis.
CAN HUMANS CONCEIVE IN SPACE? NASA SENT SPERM TO THE ISS TO FIND OUT
Getting knocked up in space might be possible after all.
HOW THE CIA IS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO COLLECT SOCIAL MEDIA DATA
The CIA is developing AI to advance data collection and analysis capabilities. These technologies are, and will continue to be, used for social media data.
SKIN TONE EMOJI BOOST INCLUSION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, STUDY SHOWS
Emoji with darker skin tones are helping people feel included on social media, researchers have found, as they call for even more diversity in the little cartoons.
THE MILITARY WANTS TO MAKE AI THAT MIMICS THE HUMAN BRAIN. EXPERTS KNOW THERE’S A BETTER WAY.
There’s a good reason the first flying machines weren’t mechanical bats: people tried that, and they were terrible.
MIT HAS A RADICAL NEW DESIGN FOR A MARTIAN CITY
Each year, Mars City Design hosts a competition in which teams from around the world submit their concepts for future Martian cities. This year, a team from MIT took home first prize in the architecture category with their Martian city inspired by trees.
SPACEX ASKS THE U.S. TO FUND A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION
At a hearing of the U.S. senate's space subcommittee, SpaceX made a formal call for the government to start implementing programs that support a public-private collaboration for deep space missions. It might be just what NASA needs right now given recent reports of a lack of funding for their mission to Mars.
BREATHING PURE OXYGEN COULD REPAIR BRAIN DAMAGE YEARS AFTER A CONCUSSION
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have shown that treating post-concussion syndrome patients with pure oxygen helps to regrow blood vessels and nerve endings. This could help to alleviate cognitive symptoms ranging from headaches to mood changes.