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Apr 1, 2019

Astronomers Are Teasing the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

Posted by in category: cosmology

The international team behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project is gearing up for a huge announcement next week — and according to ScienceAlert’s analysis, it’s likely to be the first-ever photo of a black hole’s event horizon.

If that prediction is correct, the April 10 event will be a monumental moment for science — providing a glimpse of one of the most epic objects in the known universe.

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Apr 1, 2019

Are We Ready For An Implant That Can Change Our Moods?

Posted by in categories: health, neuroscience

Deep Brain Stimulation For Depression, Mood Disorders Could Be Ethically Fraught : Shots — Health News Deep brain stimulation offers relief from some neurological problems and is being tested for mood disorders. But the treatment — an implant in the brain — raises ethical questions.

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Apr 1, 2019

Try Not to Laugh

Posted by in category: futurism

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This one’s a hoot 😂.

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Apr 1, 2019

Building blocks of DNA and RNA could have appeared together before life began on Earth

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists for the first time have found strong evidence that RNA and DNA could have arisen from the same set of precursor molecules even before life evolved on Earth about four billion years ago.

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Apr 1, 2019

Israel’s Beresheet craft sends stunning pictures of Earth from space

Posted by in category: space

Engineers have been tinkering with ship’s trajectory to realign before leaving the Earth’s orbit and entering the lunar orbit on Thursday.

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Apr 1, 2019

Jellyfish-inspired electronic skin can heal itself while wet

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new self-healing electronic skin could improve water-resistant touchscreens and soft robots. And reduce waste, too.

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Apr 1, 2019

Children born through IVF have a greater risk of developing childhood cancer, study suggests

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Children born through IVF have a greater risk of developing childhood cancer, the largest study of its kind has found.

Researchers in the US found that the risk of childhood cancer increases from 1.9 cases in 10,000 youngsters to 2.5 in those born through fertility treatment, an increase of around 31 per cent.

Although the study is only observational, previous research has suggested that drugs used to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs during fertility treatment, or the nutritious chemical soup in which embryos are grown may cause disease.

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Apr 1, 2019

EHF Fellow: Nathan Doctor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business, computing, education

Outcome-based education. This is about a man who is involved in a system designed to train and assess the skills of computer programmers, but I wonder if the ideas could be applied to other types of learning.

For that matter, it strikes me that merit badges in the Boy Scouts may work along similar lines.


Nathan chose all-in, investing his entire life savings in a single stock-market exchange, and made enough money to keep the business alive. The past several years have been full of similar tests of commitment but Nathan and his business partner have weathered them all, building a groundbreaking company called Qualified.

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Apr 1, 2019

My Experiences At Undoing Aging 2019

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, internet, life extension

https://youtube.com/watch?v=jrFU5wyd_C0

A personal report from the recent Undoing Aging conference in Berlin by Nicola Bagalà. The event saw many of the leading figures in aging research and rejuvenation biotechnology attend a packed conference which celebrates its second successful year.


Last Wednesday, I landed in Berlin, Germany at around 12:30. About an hour later, I was briefly in Cafè Alex, right next to the tapering TV Tower, where I met some of my colleagues from LEAF—some of whom I had never seen in person before—as well as other volunteers and members of HEALES, our friend organization. We were all there to attend the Undoing Aging 2019 conference, which would take place over the course of the next three days, bringing together experts and researchers from all over the world to discuss the latest advances, network, and share views on the biology of aging.

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Apr 1, 2019

Julie Hill to Ground Control: An OC icon will be one of the first astrotourists

Posted by in category: futurism

Entrepreneur Julie Hill broke through the glass ceiling. Now she wants to break through the stratosphere.

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