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Nov 19, 2018

Small Farmers in Mexico Keep Corn’s Genetic Diversity Alive

Posted by in categories: evolution, genetics

“Campesinos” are driving the evolution of maize in North America.

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Nov 19, 2018

An Uncanny Display: Algorithmic Art at the Whitney Museum

Posted by in category: information science

A new show looks back over a half century of this surprisingly robust genre.

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Nov 19, 2018

First-Ever All-Female Antarctic Expedition Busts Women’s Endurance Myth

Posted by in category: health

Women who trekked across Antarctica in the first-ever all-female expedition broke more than gender norms — they also busted the gender myth that, when it comes to extreme endurance exercise, women are weaker than men.

Sorry men, that’s not the case.

“Our findings contain some potentially myth-busting data on the impact of extreme physical activity on women,” lead study author Dr. Robert Gifford, of the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cardiovascular Science, said in a statement. “We have shown that with appropriate training and preparation, many of the previously reported negative health effects [of extreme exercise on women] can be avoided.”

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Nov 19, 2018

Researchers discover new drug that could halt spread of brain cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Researchers at Virginia Tech are excited by a new drug that could help stop brain cancer spreading before it can do even more damage.

Despite being necessary for normal bodily functions, fluid in our bodies can sometimes work against us when we try to contain the spread of deadly conditions, such as brain cancer.

With glioblastoma, the deadliest of brain cancer, this fluid operates at a much higher pressure, resulting in the cancerous cells spreading across the brain at a much faster rate. To make things worse, one of the most common types of cancer therapy – whereby a catheter places a drug directly into the tumour – can accelerate the spread of cancer cells.

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Nov 19, 2018

Researchers have created a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, virtual reality

The black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualised in virtual reality for the first time. The details are described in an article published in the open access journal Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology.

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Nov 19, 2018

After the International Space Station

Posted by in categories: futurism, space

The future of the ISS is uncertain, so what does our future in space look like?

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Nov 19, 2018

Kids Try VR

Posted by in category: virtual reality

Kids Try Virtual Reality

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Nov 19, 2018

Humanoid robot mirrors user movements

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

Control this humanoid robot in VR.

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Nov 19, 2018

Virtual Reality Waterslide

Posted by in category: virtual reality

This VR waterslide looks amazing.

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Nov 19, 2018

Robot VR Experience

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, virtual reality

Robots help extend VR into the real-world.

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