SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
THE VANISHING ANIMALS THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL NEVER SEE
Some of the world’s most exotic animals could be extinct within months, conservationists have warned, with future generations growing up in a world without many of the species that are alive today.
MEDIEVAL MEDICAL TEXTS COULD BE THE KEY TO DISCOVERING NEW ANTIBIOTICS
The team calling themselves the Ancientbiotics is working on a database of medieval medical methods, the first of its kind. This database may be the key to solving modern medical problems.
TALE OF 2 TAILS: WHY DO SHARKS AND WHALES SWIM SO DIFFERENTLY?
The graceful whale swims by undulating its wide tail up and down. And so does the shark, right?
Like other fish, sharks swim by moving their tails side to side.
HUMAN INTELLIGENCE IS LIMITED. THAT'S WHY WE NEED SYNTHETIC INTELLIGENCE.
Ben Stecher takes a look at why artificial intelligence will be a good thing for the future of humans.
TELEPORTATION COULD BE POSSIBLE USING QUANTUM PHYSICS
Quantum physics could, theoretically, be used to fulfill the age old desire to teleport. However, any practical use is a an extremely long way off, with scientists only managing single particles so far.
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.