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3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention
We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone's attention can have concrete physical effects.
47 minutes ago
Wired Science
3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About Attention
The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles
After sepsis forced the amputation of Sheila Avento's hands, an intricate transplant technique made her whole again. Then came the side effects.
47 minutes ago
Wired Science
The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles
Our Ears Are Unlocking an Era of Aural Data
While the eye is superior at perceiving sizes and ratios, the ear is better at detecting patterns that occur over *time*. Enter: sonification.
47 minutes ago
Wired Science
Our Ears Are Unlocking an Era of Aural Data
How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have identified a neural mechanism.
22 hours ago
Wired Science
How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order
California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?
All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much water is fueling the system.
2 days ago
Wired Science
California's Rain Was a 'Cat 4' Atmospheric River. Wait, What?
Darpa Wants to Solve Science's Reproducibility Crisis With AI
Social science has an image problem'too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies to try to identify red flags.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Darpa Wants to Solve Science's Reproducibility Crisis With AI
Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
According to some scientists, humans really do have a sixth sense. There's nothing supernatural about it: the sense of proprioception tells you about the relative positions of your limbs and the rest of your body. Close your eyes, block out all sound, and you can still use this internal "map" of your ...
20 hours ago
SingularityHUB
Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
This Week's Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 16)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Is Reinventing the Way We Invent David Rotman | MIT Technology Review “i‘This is where the action is,’ Alán Aspuru-Guzik says. ‘AIs that drive cars, AIs that improve medical diagnostics, AIs for personal shopping'the economic growth from AIs applied ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
This Week's Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through February 16)
AI Is Rapidly Augmenting Healthcare and Longevity
When it comes to the future of healthcare, perhaps the only technology more powerful than CRISPR is artificial intelligence. Over the past five years, healthcare AI startups around the globe raised over $4.3 billion across 576 deals, topping all other industries in AI deal activity. During this same ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
AI Is Rapidly Augmenting Healthcare and Longevity
What It Will Take For Humans to Be Self-Sustaining in Space
We take for granted that we live on a planet that is rich in life. With over 14 million identified species, the sheer biodiversity on Earth is outstanding. We depend on this diversity for food and resources, which in return allow us to flourish and thrive. However, this symbiotic relationship doesn't ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
What It Will Take For Humans to Be Self-Sustaining in Space
Morocco looks to French as language of economic success
With so many students dropping out of university because they don't speak French, the government has proposed reintroducing it as the language for teaching science, maths and technical subjects such as computer science in high schools. It also wants children to start learning French when they start ...
31 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Morocco looks to French as language of economic success
Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm
Indonesia's two presidential candidates pledged to achieve energy self-sufficiency by boosting the use of bioenergy, particularly fueled by palm oil, to cut costly oil imports by Southeast Asia's biggest economy. Indonesia, the world's biggest palm oil producer, has been pushing for all diesel fuel ...
35 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Indonesian presidential hopefuls vow energy self-sufficiency via palm
U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated: sources
The opposing approaches are an early test of whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad can gain political and diplomatic credibility after a nearly eight-year civil war turned him into an international pariah. Many countries cut links with Syria at the start of the war. Several Gulf states shut or downgraded ...
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
U.S. pressing Gulf states to keep Syria isolated: sources
Odey Sets Sights on German Regulator for Wirecard Short Sale Ban
The move by BaFin, prohibiting investors from taking new short positions or increasing existing ones through April 18, opens the watchdog to potential litigation, Odey said in an interview Monday. Such a step would require the regulator to be sure that Wirecard's employees haven't engaged in any wrongdoing ...
1 hour ago
Yahoo Science
Odey Sets Sights on German Regulator for Wirecard Short Sale Ban
Huawei Crackdown Exposes Europe as Laggard in Global 5G Race
A year later, the U.K. is among European nations weighing restrictions on the Chinese tech giant that phone carriers say could delay the fifth-generation mobile networks needed to connect driverless cars and automated factories. "The risk is that it puts Europe further behind the curve," said Neil Campling, ...
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Huawei Crackdown Exposes Europe as Laggard in Global 5G Race
Chinese frozen food firm recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination
Major Chinese frozen food producer Sanquan Food Co Ltd said on Monday it has recalled products that may be contaminated with African swine fever, following media reports that some of its dumplings tested positive for the virus. African swine fever is incurable in pigs but does not harm people. An epidemic ...
2 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Chinese frozen food firm recalls products suspected of African swine fever contamination
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest mammalian extinction event ever recorded. In ...
16 hours ago
Science Daily
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia
There's a place for us: New research reveals humanity's roles in ecosystems
In two back-to-back symposia a cross-disciplinary cohort of scientists will present the first comprehensive investigations of how humans interacted with plant and animal species in different cultures worldwide through time.
16 hours ago
Science Daily
There's a place for us: New research reveals humanity's roles in ecosystems
Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer
A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, results from a phase 3 clinical trial suggest.
18 hours ago
Science Daily
Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer
A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks
Cooking, cleaning and other routine household activities generate significant levels of volatile and particulate chemicals inside the average home, leading to indoor air quality levels on par with a polluted major city.
18 hours ago
Science Daily
A hidden source of air pollution? Your daily household tasks
Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed
Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars.
18 hours ago
Science Daily
Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed
Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution
While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, according to a materials scientist, who suggests switching to biosynthetic fibers to solve this problem.
18 hours ago
Science Daily
Tiny fibers create unseen plastic pollution
Out There: Where’s the Nobel Prize for the Bureaucrats?
In science, as in sports, some of the most important action happens off season and on the sidelines.
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Out There: Where’s the Nobel Prize for the Bureaucrats?
Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, but This Bird’s Foot Got Stuck in Amber
Researchers say the feathered specimen known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot” offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary path of birds.
13 hours ago
New York Times Science
Trilobites: Birds of a Feather May Stick Together, but This Bird’s Foot Got Stuck in Amber
Antarctic research vessel to deliver ailing individual to British research station
Acting on the advice of medical experts, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have directed the NSF-chartered research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer to put ashore a person in need of a level of care not available aboard the ship. The Palmer, which is at sea in Antarctic waters, will divert to the ...
2 days ago
National Science Foundation
Antarctic research vessel to deliver ailing individual to British research station
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