SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
YOU CAN NOW TAKE AN ENTIRE COLLEGE COURSE ON MARTIAN ARCHITECTURE
Graduate architect students at the University of Calgary designed habitats for Mars explorers in a Mars Studio course. Their designs are part of the growing body of work taking on the design challenge of making Mars livable for humans.
AN EXPERIMENTAL GENE THERAPY USES VIRUSES TO STOP AGE-RELATED BLINDNESS
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Maryland have discovered a rather unusual way to treat a severe form of age-related blindness. They found a virus inserted into the retina can be used to halt or even reverse the disease.
SUNBURN: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT
Though sunburn is often laughed off as a side effect of a leisurely visit to the beach or the pool, it can be quite serious.
FIRST HAY FEVER MAP OF BRITAIN COULD HELP STAYCATIONERS PICK AN ASTHMA-FREE HOLIDAY
A hay fever map of Britain which for the first time shows the location of 12 trees and plants which trigger allergies, could help staycationers avoid the misery of a holiday with asthma and streaming eyes.
GOOGLE’S NEW AI IS BETTER AT CREATING AI THAN THE COMPANY’S ENGINEERS
At its I/O '17 conference this week, Google shared details of its AutoML project, an artificial intelligence that can assist in the creation of other AIs. By automating some of the complicated process, AutoML could make machine learning more accessible to non-experts.
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN PHARAOH CARVING FOUND IN LOOTING HOLE
Egyptian authorities say they caught looters digging up an ancient stone block carved with an image of a pharaoh.
WHAT IS THC?
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects.
IF WE SURVIVE ANOTHER BILLION YEARS, WHAT WILL LIFE BE LIKE?
Ever wondered how life would be one billion years from now? Well, thanks to a video by RealLifeLore, you can now visualize what could happen to the Earth and humankind if it does survive a billion years into the future.
WATCH: THIS IS THE WORLD'S MOST SOPHISTICATED HUMANOID ROBOT
Erica, the brainchild of Hiroshi Ishiguro, is already the world's most sophisticated humanoid robot and her creators aren't done developing her yet. A new NatGeo miniseries explores the role such robots will play in the distant future.
A "GAS STATION IN SPACE" COULD ALLOW US TO REACH OTHER WORLDS
Students who recently participated in the Caltech Space Challenge share their ideas on how the Moon could be mined for fuel. This would help support missions into deep space by lowering the cost and increasing the frequency of trips.