SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THE GENE THAT GOVERNS AN ORGANISM’S WAKING LIFE
We finally understand an inescapable part of life on Earth.
RESEARCHERS REVEAL THE HUMAN BRAIN REMEMBERS VISUAL FEATURES BACKWARDS
New research shows that when the brain recalls, it thinks of complex representational models, and then goes back to the details it perceived first. This has reversed the classical understanding of the way the brain perceives and recalls.
RICHARD BRANSON: VIRGIN GALACTIC WILL START CONQUERING SPACE TOURISM BY EARLY NEXT YEAR
Virgin Galactic CEO Sir Richard Branson spoke at a gathering of entrepreneurs last week in Helsinki, Finland. The 67-year old British businessman talked about his plans for commercial space tourism, which he says is possible by early 2018.
ANTIBIOTICS DOSED WITH QUANTUM DOTS ARE 1,000 TIMES BETTER AT KILLING SUPERBUGS
Scientists have used quantum dots activated by light to help antibiotics fight bacteria more effectively. This could be a powerful new tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant infections.
GOING TO A SAUNA TWICE A WEEK CUTS PNEUMONIA RISK, STUDY FINDS
Sweating in a sauna at least twice a week could slash the risk of potentially deadly infections like pneumonia, research shows. Men who enjoyed sauna sessions on a regular basis were almost 30 per cent less likely to develop the life-threatening illness.
THE U.S. NAVY IS DEVELOPING ARTIFICIAL LIMBS THAT ARE INTELLIGENT
Traditional leg prostheses can be uncomfortable, and often run the risk of infection. A new project backed by the US Navy aims to solve these problems.
SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NEURONAL EFFECTS OF PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS USING HUMAN MINIBRAINS
New research using human minibrains and a hallucinogenic compound may have revealed the beneficial neurological roles that psychedelics play. These molecules could increase proteins related to learning and memory and decrease proteins connected to brain degeneration and inflammation.
CHRIS PACKHAM ON LIVING WITH ASPERGER'S: 'I’VE SPENT 30 YEARS ON THE TELLY TRYING MY BEST TO ACT NORMAL'
Chris Packham, the BBC presenter and naturalist, has criticised the ‘charlatans and sharks’ trying to cure autism, claiming he would not have succeeded without the condition.
AI-POWERED GOOGLE CLIPS CAMERA DECIDES WHEN TO TAKE A PHOTO SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO
Google has a new AI-powered product hitting the market. The Google Clips camera takes photos of family gatherings on its own while you enjoy spending time with loved ones.
WHAT IF OUR UNIVERSE IS A HOLOGRAM?
Are we living in a hologram? In short — no, but the principle that 3D information can exist in 2D space may still hold true. Mathematically assuming that the universe is a hologram has allowed us to advance string theory and the designs of super computers.