SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
IBM IS MODELING NEW AI AFTER THE HUMAN BRAIN
This AI’s intelligence mimics our own.
WHAT WILL LIFE LOOK LIKE IN 2030 THANKS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?
A new report, the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence, unites experts of heavy-hitting corporations and scientific institutions to guide the socio-economic progress of AI in its totality. It also predicts what the world will look like in 2030.
ANIMAL SEX: HOW MEERKATS DO IT
Popularized by the character Timon in the animated Disney film "Lion King," meerkats are often viewed as meek animals constantly on the lookout for danger.
WE MAY HAVE JUST FOUND THE HORMONE THAT LETS GUT BACTERIA TALK TO THE BRAIN
A team of researchers has discovered that there is communication between the microbes that live in your gut and your brain. The link between the two areas may shed light on how brains develop.
STROKE PATIENT WARNED SHE WOULD NOT RECOVER BY NHS DOCTORS IS BACK TO HEALTH AFTER TREATMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA
A stroke patient who was warned she had ‘no capacity for recovery’ by NHS doctors is almost back to full fitness after her husband took her for rehabilitation in South Africa.
THIS COMPUTER KNOWS HOW MUCH PAIN YOU’RE FEELING
Researchers have trained a computer system to determine how much pain people are in by analyzing their expressions. The system is more accurate than previous algorithms because it factors in a person's age, sex, and skin complexion.
GRAVITATIONAL LENSING PROVIDES RARE GLIMPSE INTO INTERIORS OF BLACK HOLES
Gravitational lensing allows astronomers to see faraway objects by magnifying light through a galaxy or star. Researchers were recently able to view gas being expelled from a supermassive black hole using this technique.
“INTELLIGENT” FIRST AID KITS CAN HELP UNTRAINED CIVILIANS SAVE LIVES
A startup has created what experts are calling the "Cadillac of first aid kits," an intelligent kit with a tablet and app, in its Comprehensive Rescue System. The goal is to guide bystanders with no training through rescues successfully.
HOW OUR IMMUNE SYSTEMS COULD STOP HUMANS REACHING MARS
The astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson commented that ‘dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked the opposable thumbs and brainpower to build a space programme’
RESEARCHERS FIND A TYPE OF ANIMAL FEED MAY CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA
Researchers have found evidence that fish meal is spreading antibiotic-resistant genes, which could help spawn deadly superbugs if they're brought into contact with certain bacteria.