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Apr 14, 2019

Chinese Scientists Implant Human Brain Genes into Monkeys

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Scientists in China implant human genes into brains of the rhesus macaque monkey, in a move described by some as an “ethical nightmare.”

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Apr 14, 2019

Dr. Oliver Harrison MD, MPH, CEO, Telefonica Innovation Alpha — IdeaXme — Ira Pastor

Posted by in categories: aging, biotech/medical, business, computing, disruptive technology, genetics, health, information science, innovation, internet

Apr 14, 2019

‘When we dream, we have the perfect chemical canvas for intense visions’

Posted by in category: neuroscience

US journalist Alice Robb on her new book about the science of dreams.


Apr 14, 2019

This Calculator Will Guess How Many Healthy Years of Life You Have Left

Posted by in category: futurism

Try it out for yourself.

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Apr 14, 2019

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — Official Trailer

Posted by in category: entertainment

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Every generation has a legend. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — in cinemas January. #StarWarsPH

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Apr 14, 2019

What if the Earth Travelled Into the Sun?

Posted by in category: futurism

The Earth travels around the sun, completing a full orbit every year. But what would happen if Earth’s travel pattern shifted? What if it sent us careening towards the sun?

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Apr 14, 2019

The water that never freezes

Posted by in category: materials

Can water reach minus 263 degrees Celsius without turning into ice? Yes it can, say researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, if it is confined in nanometre-scale lipid channels.

Making ice cubes is a simple process: you take a plastic ice-cube tray like you’d find in most households, fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Before long, the water crystallises and turns to ice.

If you were to analyse the structure of ice crystals, you’d see that the water molecules are arranged in regular 3-dimensional lattice structures. In water, by contrast, the molecules are unorganised, which is the reason that water flows.

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Apr 14, 2019

Physicists Have Found an Entirely New Type of Superconductivity

Posted by in categories: materials, physics

One of the ultimate goals of modern physics is to unlock the power of superconductivity, where electricity flows with zero resistance at room temperature.

Progress has been slow, but in 2018, physicists have made an unexpected breakthrough. They discovered a superconductor that works in a way no one’s ever seen before — and it opens the door to a whole world of possibilities not considered until now.

In other words, they identified a brand new type of superconductivity.

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Apr 14, 2019

Our Milky Way Galaxy: How Big is Space?

Posted by in category: space

When we talk about the enormity of the cosmos 💫, it’s easy to toss out big numbers – but far more difficult to wrap our minds around just how large, how far, and how numerous celestial bodies really are. Join us for a cosmic journey to see the size of our Milky Way galaxy: https://go.nasa.gov/2UxkHIN

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Apr 14, 2019

The rise of the killer robots – and the two women fighting back

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Today, the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots is following a similar roadmap. The UN has held several rounds of talks in Geneva, including a session at the end of March. But the CSKR has lost faith in that process, and is now focusing on individual western states.


Jody Williams and Mary Wareham were leading lights in the campaign to ban landmines. Now they have autonomous weapons in their sights.

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