SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY - NATURE
NO, A HUGE ASTEROID PROBABLY WON'T WIPE OUT HUMANITY
The asteroid apocalypse narrative is old hat in science fiction — but how likely is it to happen in reality? And if it looked likely, what measures could we take to save ourselves from the fate that befell the dinosaurs?
SCIENTISTS HAVE JUST SET A NEW RECORD IN QUANTUM TELEPORTATION
Researchers from China successfully teleported a photon from Earth to a satellite 500 km away. The work is an essential step towards establishing a global-scale quantum internet.
POOR NIGHT'S SLEEP TRIGGERS BRAIN CHEMICAL LINKED TO ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, SCIENTISTS FIND
Just one night of poor sleep is enough to trigger a spike in a brain chemical linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has shown.
AI IS CHANGING EVERYTHING – EVEN SCIENCE ITSELF
AI is being used for much more than many realize. In fact, particle physicists are currently pushing the limits of our understanding of the universe with the help of these technologies.
RESEARCH SHOWS MAGIC MUSHROOMS CAN OFFER REAL BENEFITS IN DEPRESSION THERAPY
Magic mushrooms can improve the lives of people of those who suffer psychiatric disorders.
THIS MARS DISCOVERY COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPLICATIONS FOR SEARCH FOR ALIEN LIFE
New research shows that the thin Mars atmosphere interacts with perchlorates, chemicals on the planet's surface, to create a toxic environment for bacteria. This confirms that the search for life on Mars should include digging beneath the surface.
200,000-YEAR-OLD TOOTH REVEALS CLUES ABOUT MYSTERIOUS HUMAN LINEAGE
DNA in a fossil from a young girl has revealed that a mysterious extinct human lineage occupied the middle of Asia longer than previously thought, allowing more potential interbreeding with Neanderthals, a new study finds.
AI IS REVOLUTIONIZING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMPANIES AND THEIR CUSTOMERS
Among AI's numerous exciting applications is using it to improve customer relations. It is already being used to analyze data, chat to customers, and develop marketing campaigns.
THIS STUDY COULD HELP EXTEND THE HUMAN LIFESPAN
Researchers have identified a single gene deletion in E. coli bacteria that influence longevity in C. elegans worms. This points to the role of gut bacteria in life extension and points to the possibility of a life-extending probiotic in the future.
NASA IS MOVING FORWARD WITH ITS PLAN TO DEFLECT AN ASTEROID FROM EARTH
NASA just approved the first-ever mission to test the possibility of deflecting or redirecting an asteroid on a collision course with Earth. Dubbed the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) the project is moving into its preliminary design phase after receiving approval on June 23.