SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
RESEARCHERS HAVE LINKED A HUMAN BRAIN TO THE INTERNET FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces.
A NATURAL MOLECULE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO STOP CANCER CELLS FROM PRODUCING ENERGY
Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring molecule can target the metabolic process of cancerous cells without affecting healthy cells. This may give oncologists a way to attack cancer that doesn't involve the cells' genetic makeup.
23ANDME IS RAISING $200 MILLION TO MAKE DRUGS FROM YOUR DNA
23andMe has amassed an enormous repository of genetic data, sourced from over one million people. Now, it looks set to use that resource to develop new drugs.
SCIENTISTS JUST SUCCESSFULLY STORED QUANTUM INFORMATION 10,000 TIMES LONGER THAN EVER BEFORE
One of the challenges in quantum communications is extending how long entangled particles can hold information. Researchers from the Australian National University may have found a way to do this using erbium crystals.
SLEEP PARALYSIS: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT
Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak immediately after waking up. This can be an exceptionally scary time for those afflicted with this weird phenomenon, but despite former beliefs, the feeling of paralysis is not caused by supernatural beings.
X-RAY STUDY SHOWS OLDER STARS MAY BE MORE SUPPORTIVE TO LIFE
Their findings could provide astronomers a tool for determining the habitability of a system.
LADY GAGA'S CHRONIC PAIN: WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA?
Singer Lady Gaga recently revealed that she has
; the painful condition is often hard to diagnose, and its causes are still unclear.
A NEW BIO-INK COULD BE USED TO 3D PRINT ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
A team out of University of British Columbia Okanagan developed a new gel for use in 3D printed human tissues. Used alongside human cells, this "bio-ink" could be a lifesaver for thousands on the organ transplant list.
ELECTRIC-CHARGED NANOPARTICLES CAN TURN A CLEAR WINDOW INTO A MIRROR
Researchers from Imperial College London have created a way to use gold nanoparticles and electric currents to swapa surface back and forth between transparent and reflective. The tech could also have uses in telescopes and chemical sensors.
3 PEOPLE DIE AFTER FALLING INTO VOLCANIC CRATER
Three members of a family have died after falling into a volcanic crater in Italy, according to news reports. The family of four from northeastern Italy was on vacation in Pozzuoli, viewing the sulfurous Solfatara crater.