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Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking
Imagine a map of every single star in an entire galaxy. A map so detailed that it lays out what each star looks like, what they're made of, and how each star is connected to another through the grand physical laws of the cosmos. While we don't yet have such an astronomical map of the […]
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SingularityHUB
Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking
AI Can Help Create a Better World?If We Build it Right
Society is rife with fears about the future of AI. For some, like Richard Branson and Ray Dalio, it's AI's exacerbation of the wealth gap and the looming social crisis it could bring about. For others, it's privacy implications or sci-fi visions of robot overlords. My worry for AI, however, is that we ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
AI Can Help Create a Better World?If We Build it Right
A Student Took Down One of Quantum Computing’s Top Applications"Now What"
The possibility that quantum computing could turbocharge machine learning is one of the most tantalizing applications for the emerging technology. But an 18-year-old student just put that vision in doubt after finding a classical solution to one of its most promising real-world applications. One of the ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
A Student Took Down One of Quantum Computing’s Top Applications"Now What"
Orca whale that carried her dead calf at least 17 days lets it go, ending 'tour of grief'
An orca whale that carried her dead calf more than two weeks has let go of the body, ending her "tour of grief," researchers said. The female killer whale was first spotted on July 24 pushing the corpse of her offspring that had died 30 minutes after birth, according to the Center for Whale Research ...
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Orca whale that carried her dead calf at least 17 days lets it go, ending 'tour of grief'
Hippo Kills Tourist Who Was Taking Photos by a Lake in Kenya
A Chinese tourist was attacked and killed by a hippo while taking pictures on the edge of Lake Naivasha
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Hippo Kills Tourist Who Was Taking Photos by a Lake in Kenya
Harsh Treatment of Immigrant Children at Virginia Detention Center Was Not Abuse, Investigators Say
The facility uses restraint techniques, including strapping children to chairs
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Harsh Treatment of Immigrant Children at Virginia Detention Center Was Not Abuse, Investigators Say
Al Gore Says President Trump Not Yet as Damaging to Environment as He Feared
The Trump administration has made dangerous environmental policy changes, but the damage has been less than expected, Al Gore said
17 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Al Gore Says President Trump Not Yet as Damaging to Environment as He Feared
A look inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon
CNBC's Morgan Brennan gives an inside look into SpaceX's Crew Dragon, the capsule NASA Commercial Crew astronauts will be taking into space.
8 hours ago
Yahoo Science
A look inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon
Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region
Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said
1 day ago
Yahoo Science
Alaska's North Slope Hit by Strongest Quake Ever Recorded in the Region
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
In the first study of its kind, researchers characterized the skin microbiome of a population of free-ranging snakes to begin to understand how the animals' environmental microbial community may promote disease resistance as well as how it may be disrupted by infection.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Snake fungal disease alters skin microbiome in eastern Massasaugas
Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity
A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.
1 hour ago
Science Daily
Early opaque universe linked to galaxy scarcity
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches, apricots, and melons, were cultivated in the foothills of Inner Asia. The archaeobotanical study is among the first systematic analyses of medieval ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
An aquarium fish that senses the Earth's magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how the human brain works and how diseases such as Parkinson's and other neurological disorders function. Scientists have discovered a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Magnetic gene in fish may someday help those with epilepsy, Parkinson's
Unraveling the nature of 'whistlers' from space in the lab
Scientists have presented research on a curious cosmic phenomenon known as 'whistlers' -- very low frequency packets of radio waves that race along magnetic field lines. The study provides new insights into the nature of whistlers and space plasmas and could one day aid in the development of practical ...
2 hours ago
Science Daily
Unraveling the nature of 'whistlers' from space in the lab
Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders
The percentage of low-income Americans with substance use disorders who were uninsured declined more sharply in states that chose to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act versus states that did not, according to a new study.
3 hours ago
Science Daily
Medicaid expansion states see rise in coverage for low income adults with substance use disorders
Fierce and Unpredictable: How Wildfires Became Infernos
A division of the U.S. Forest Service is studying fire behavior as the blazes in the West become hotter and spread faster than ever before.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Fierce and Unpredictable: How Wildfires Became Infernos
Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
5 hours ago
New York Times Science
Matter: The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer
A Conversation With: Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
The well-regarded science writer took up poker while researching a book. Now she’s on the professional circuit.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
A Conversation With: Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards
Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was carried from the launchpad atop three columns of flame early on Sunday morning.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun.
Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft is the first named for a living person.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun.
Diving robots find Antarctic seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter
The open water nearest the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, a new study has found. Researchers conducting the study used data gathered over several winters by an array of robotic floats diving and drifting in the Southern Ocean ...
4 hours ago
National Science Foundation
Diving robots find Antarctic seas exhale surprising amounts of carbon dioxide in winter
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