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Jan 15, 2018

Thousands Evacuated After Papua New Guinea Volcano Erupts

Posted by in category: futurism

At a Glance

  • Thousands were evacuated from Papua New Guinea islands after the volcano on Kadovar Island erupted.
  • Officials have expressed fears of possible tsunamis and landslides triggered by the eruption.

Thousands have been evacuated from islands in Papua New Guinea after a volcano began erupting over the weekend.

Around 1,500 residents of Kadovar Island were forced to flee when the peak, which was long dormant, exploded after spending several days venting ash, Reuters reports. Officials moved evacuees to the nearby island of Blup Blup, which was later evacuated. People were then sent to the mainland.

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Jan 15, 2018

This Neural Network Built by Japanese Researchers Can ‘Read Minds’

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The new technique, dubbed “deep image reconstruction,” moves beyond binary pixels, giving researchers the ability to decode images that have multiple layers of color and structure.

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Jan 15, 2018

Researchers Discover a New Warning System in the Immune System

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new immune mechanism that uses mitochondrial DNA was discovered by Swedish researchers.


Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have discovered a new kind of warning system that plays a role in the immune system. Mitochondria in the white blood cells produce a web of DNA fibers that act as a kind of alarm.

The Mitochondrial web slinger

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Jan 15, 2018

Lunar lava tubes may provide access to vast polar ice reservoirs on the moon

Posted by in category: alien life

Analysis by scientists at SETI indicate that subterranean lava tubes on the moon may provide access to massive underground glaciers.

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Jan 15, 2018

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.

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Jan 15, 2018

Researchers Report These Drugs Could Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Drugs shown to prevent Alzheimer’s in Mice.


Researchers suggest that rapamycin, metformin, and NAD boosters may be simple and inexpensive ways to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jan 15, 2018

Bioquark Inc. — Dr. Gayle Carson / Living Regret Free — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, cryonics, DNA, futurism, genetics, health, life extension, neuroscience, science

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Jan 15, 2018

Future of Revolutionary Field That Targets Aging to Increase Life Span

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

The future of lifespan extension science by the head of US research, Felipe Sierra.


Summary: These scientists aim to increase life span in humans. This report provides a glimpse into the future of a revolutionary scientific field called geroscience that seeks to slow down the chronic diseases of aging to increase life span and health span. Part 4 of a 4-part essay titled Geroscience by Felipe Sierra. [With an introduction by Brady Hartman. ]

Scientists in the geroscience field aim to slow down the chronic diseases of aging and increase life span in humans.

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Jan 15, 2018

Why Do We Age? The Disposable Soma Theory Answers the Riddle

Posted by in categories: evolution, life extension

Summary: Why Do We Age? Scientists answer the question with the latest evolutionary theory of aging, the disposable soma theory, which supports the longevity benefits of calorie restriction. With commentary by leading geroscientist, Tom Kirkwood. [This article first appeared on the website LongevityFacts.com. Author: Brady Hartman. ]

The process of aging, or growing old, presents an apparent contradiction to people who believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution. Aging increases the vulnerability of an organism, which ultimately leads to its death. How could evolution favor a process that gradually increases mortality and decreases the ability to reproduce?

Leading scientists have found an answer to this puzzling contradiction and offer us new theories to explain why we age and die using evolutionary theory – the idea that aging confers an evolutionary advantage.

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Jan 15, 2018

Garry Kasparov on Artificial Intelligence, Technology and Politics, and AlphaZero Chess

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Former world chess champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov discusses artificial intelligence and the political and social implications of it.

Drawing on his recent book “Deep Thinking,” Kasparov outlines what he considers the potential of new technologies built on “machine learning.” Kasparov explains why free societies must prioritize technological progress and embrace the challenges associated with innovation. Finally, Kasparov considers the new artificial intelligence chess program, AlphaZero—what we can learn from it about chess, as well as the relationship between humans and machines.

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