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Aug 24, 2018

A Chance Encounter in a Graveyard – Part 3

Posted by in category: life extension

The following is the third and last part of a short fictional story about a man realizing for the first time his deep desire to avoid aging and death. We published the first and second parts of the story on the last two Fridays, so check them out if you missed them.

Right after you wake up, there is a brief moment when you don’t yet know how you feel. That Sunday morning, that moment was even shorter than usual. The same anxiety as the previous night assailed me even before I could get out of bed.

The clock on the shelf said it was 11:30. I had slept almost 12 hours straight, but I wasn’t rested at all. Tired and depressed, I got up with difficulty, with a constant feeling of imminent catastrophe. I cast a glance out the window, and I noticed that the sky was clear and bright again. Upon closer inspection, I noticed the streets too were perfectly dry, as if it hadn’t rained for days. Indeed, the sun seemed to be very hot.

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Aug 24, 2018

The Coming Revolution In Software Development

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The rise of AI means a revolution is coming in the world of software development.

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Aug 24, 2018

Forget “Manned” Missions–Females May Be More Mentally Resilient in Deep Space

Posted by in categories: neuroscience, space

A controversial new study in lab mice hints at sex-based differences in cosmic ray–induced cognitive decline.

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Aug 24, 2018

Just something from Opus to make you smile

Posted by in category: futurism

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Aug 24, 2018

If You Use Photoshop, Hackers Can Get Into Your Computer Right Now

Posted by in category: computing

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Aug 24, 2018

IBM Watson Finds Its Way Into Games and Virtual Reality Applications

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, virtual reality

By integrating Watson with the Unity game engine, IBM is pushing its AI services to game and VR developers.

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Aug 24, 2018

One Universe Is Not Enough

Posted by in category: quantum physics

We don’t need the many-worlds of quantum mechanics to have more Universes than we know what to do with.

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Aug 24, 2018

Scientists Are Starting to Test Claims About “Microdosing”

Posted by in category: futurism

Could psychedelics lead to improved antidepressant or anti-anxiety therapies?

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Aug 24, 2018

Scientists Have Discovered The Protein That Enables Hearing And Balance

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have discovered that a protein called TMC1 converts sound and head motion into electrical signals, thus enabling hearing and balance.

The findings were published this week in the journal https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(18)30631...ctitle0120\">Neuron.

Sensitivity to sound has been a powerful evolutionary force, but the precise molecular mechanisms that enable hearing have not been fully identified.

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Aug 24, 2018

Mount Etna volcano roars into action with ash and lava

Posted by in category: futurism

ROME (AP) — Mount Etna in Sicily has roared back into spectacular volcanic action, sending up plumes of ash and spewing lava.

Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) says that the volcano, which initially “re-awoke” in late July, sprang into fuller action Thursday evening by shooting up chunks of flaming lava as high as 150 meters (500 feet) almost constantly.

On Friday, INGV said the action was continuing, feeding ash plumes several hundred meters (yards) into the air above the crater.

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