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Nov 5, 2017

Vision: The world’s most ambitious project: an entire new land, purpose-built for a new way of living

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Nov 5, 2017

House science chair to retire from Congress

Posted by in categories: government, science

The controversial chairperson of the science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives announced today that he will not seek re-election to Congress next fall. The pending departure of Representative Lamar Smith (R–TX) could give the U.S. scientific community a chance to recalibrate a rocky 5-year relationship with a key congressional committee.


Representative Lamar Smith’s tenure marked by bitter clashes with science community.

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Nov 5, 2017

DeepMind “Never Found the Limit” of AlphaGo Zero’s Intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

DeepMind’s latest AI achievement, AlphaGo Zero, never reached its full potential. It has the capability of beating every opponent in Go.

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Nov 4, 2017

‘Chemical surgery’ can correct genetic mutations behind many diseases – study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

“Scientists are hopeful that the approach could offer new ways to understand – and even one day tackle – certain human genetic diseases by correcting mutations in a patient’s body.”


Fresh DNA base editing breakthrough brings hope of potential treatment for huge number of diseases that arise as a result of a single genetic ‘misspelling’.

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Nov 4, 2017

Sophia… AI Robot actually given citizenship in Saudi Arabia

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Nov 4, 2017

Intermittent fasting may be center of increasing lifespan

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells may increase lifespan and promote health, according to a new study.

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Nov 4, 2017

Cyborgs Among Us

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, evolution, transhumanism

This film “Cyborgs Among Us” that has a segment on my #transhumanism work (as well as many others in our community) has its #Dutch premier on Nov 10 in a major international science film festival. Go see it if you can!


Imagine having a sixth sense! These are the first cyborgs that transcend the boundaries of human possibility and spark the debate about the technological evolution of mankind. Cyborgs Among Us offers insight into how technology can become part of us and the social and ethical implications associated with it.

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Nov 4, 2017

Supporting a decentralized, uncensored Internet for every person on the planet

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, encryption, internet

What makes a better Internet possible? At Orchid Labs, our goal is to ensure that every person on Earth can have access to an open, decentralized, and uncensored Internet. We believe a better Internet is one that isn’t controlled by the few, but open to all.

Currently, Internet access for the majority of the people on Earth is censored and monitored. Because of this, many Internet users are blocked from freely communicating, collaborating, and accessing information. The current centralized system, which limits our ability to communicate and learn — while also harvesting and selling our personal data — is far from the full potential of what the internet could be and strays from the original intention of its creators.

That’s why we’ve launched the Orchid Protocol, an open-source overlay network that uses excess bandwidth on top of the existing Internet to ensure that people — no matter where they live on our planet — can have unrestricted access to information and collaboration. Orchid’s protocol combines surplus bandwidth, state-of-the-art encryption, and a decentralized infrastructure enabling any Internet user to participate and exchange bandwidth for payment in peer-to-peer transactions using Orchid tokens on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Nov 4, 2017

Trodusquemine Reverses Heart Disease in Mouse Study

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Atherosclerosis is the number one killer in the world, and science is working on solutions to combat this age-related disease. A new mouse study has shown that the drug trodusquemine can melt away the accumulated arterial plaques that lead to heart attacks and strokes.

What is Atherosclerosis?

Atherosclerosis is an age-related disease in which toxic, oxidized cholesterol deposits in the bloodstream produce inflammation in arterial walls. This causes macrophages to swarm to these fatty deposits to clear up this toxic waste.

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Nov 4, 2017

Ozone hole over Antarctica shrinks to smallest peak since 1988

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, geopolitics, treaties

Ozone is a colorless combination of three oxygen atoms. High in the atmosphere, about 7 to 25 miles above the Earth, ozone shields Earth from ultraviolet rays that cause skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.

Scientists at the United Nation a few years ago determined that without the 1987 treaty there would have been an extra 2 million skin cancer cases by 2030. They said overall the ozone layer is beginning to recover because of the phase-out of chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans.

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