Dragan Kljujic

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Breakthrough study finds new mechanism explaining ketamine's antidepressant effects

A team at the University of Illinois at Chicago has uncovered a new mechanism that helps explain the remarkably rapid, and long-lasting, …

University of Illinois

Artificial General Intelligence Breakthroughs To Watch Out For In 2018

As our society’s technological progress marches forward, we’ve become ever more fascinated with the concept of artificial general intelligence (AGI).<p>From IBM’s Jeopardy-playing computer, Watson to television programs like <i>Westworld</i>, we’ve collectively begun exploring and philosophizing about the …

Artificial Intelligence

Man Was Fired By His Company’s AI System Due To Human Error, As Managers ‘Stood Powerless’

Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company's AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA Develops New Plan to Protect Earth From Dangerous Asteroid Strike

It ‘s called the “National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan.” This plan outlines the steps NASA, the White House, and the …

Asteroids

Man 1, machine 1: landmark debate between AI and humans ends in draw

It was man 1, machine 1 in the first live, public debate between an artificial intelligence system developed by IBM and two human debaters.<p>The AI, called Project Debater, appeared on stage in a packed conference room at IBM’s San Francisco office embodied in a 6ft tall black panel with a blue, …

Artificial Intelligence

A physicist explains why we live in a virtual reality - Mysterious Times

<b>Many scientists and physicists have pointed out that the reality in which we find ourselves is a simulated and holographic reality. However, there</b> …

Virtual Reality

Electric shocks could help stroke victims regain movement

Hope for stroke survivors? Implant that electric shocks the brain restored movement in rats' arms and legs - paving the way to human trials<p><b>Brain</b> …

The Brain

Promising gene therapy repairs spinal cord injury in rats

An international team of researchers has successfully regenerated spinal tissue in rat models using a new gene therapy designed to break down scar …

Gene Therapy

New technique could help scientists create a gene in just 1 day

Creating a new gene in a single day could soon be possible, thanks to a new technique that mimics the way the body copies its own DNA. Though the …

Genetics

Evidence for a new fundamental particle thrills and baffles physicists

Physicists are both thrilled and baffled by a new report from a neutrino experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago. The MiniBooNE experiment has detected far more neutrinos of a particular type than expected, a finding that is most easily explained by the existence of a …

Physics

Meet The Universe's First-Ever Supermassive Binary Black Holes

Recently, LIGO has revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe by discovering merging black holes.<p>Near the centers of galaxies, mergers, accretion, and collisions create supermassive black holes undetectable by LIGO.<p>Practically all galaxies contain them, including our Milky Way.<p>When supermassive …

Black Holes

The Food You Eat Might Shift Your Risk of Depression, Study Suggests

Some sobering news for lovers of fatty foods.<p>New research published in <i>Molecular Psychiatry</i> holds some sobering news for anyone excited about trying a …

Holistic Medicine

AGNI Energy Claims Nuclear Fusion Isn't As Far Away As You Think

On Feb. 22, 2016, Bill Gates said, an ‘energy miracle is coming and it is going to change the world.’<p>He was talking about nuclear energy.<p>Gates formed a nuclear engineering company a few years back, in Bellevue, Washington, to design and build a game-changing reactor that can burn old reactor fuel, …

Nuclear Energy

NIF Achieves Fusion Output Milestone

Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have taken another step toward their long-overdue goal of using lasers to attain a …

Physics

Most Men Don’t Realize They’re Depressed. Here’s How to Recognize the Signs and Seek Help.

Real talk: Some 30% of men will suffer a bout of depression at some point in their lifetime. So chances are at least a few of your friends—and …

Depression

A Cancer Blockbuster Gets Approved in China. Will the Floodgates Now Open?

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today that its pioneering cancer immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been approved for sale in China.<p>Opdivo targets a …

Immune System

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

Traumatic Memory Study Reveals How Our Darkest Fears Can Be Rewritten

They may not have to plague us forever.<p>Deep-seated fears, like the memory of a death or war-time trauma, can be crippling. They’re also notoriously …

The Brain

There Could Be a Dangerous Problem With Using CRISPR on Humans, New Research Shows

Dammit.<p>You know already about the promise for CRISPR-Cas9 - it might revolutionize fields from medicine to agriculture.<p>It might also eventually cause …

Genetics

Day 1 of a Worse Internet

Net neutrality is officially dead. Here’s how you’ll notice it’s gone.<p>Monday, June 11, is the first day of the post–net neutrality internet. In …

Net Neutrality

9 common myths about anxiety—and the facts everyone needs to understand instead

If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety (or know someone who has), you’re all too familiar with how impactful and even debilitating the condition can …

Mental Health

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

New $100 Genetic Test Identifies Men Who Have Vastly Increased Chance Of Developing Prostate Cancer

A new DNA “spit test” for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease.<p>The research published today in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, funded by an international team including the world’s two biggest cancer research agencies, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Cancer …

Cancer

Tesla might have achieved battery energy density and cost breakthroughs

There was a lot of news that came out of Tesla shareholder meeting this week, but there was one important statement that sort of went under the radar.<p>Elon Musk is generally careful not to use the term “breakthrough” when describing advancements in battery technology but he has used it this week to …

Tesla

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have said.<p>The test, called a liquid biopsy, screens for cancer by detecting tiny bits of DNA released by cancer …

Cancer

Researchers Have Invented an Awesome And Scary Nuclear Battery Pack

Is the world ready for it?<p>Batteries powered by radioactive materials have been around for more than a century, but what they promise in power they …

Clean Energy

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

AI marks the beginning of the Age of Thinking Machines

Every day brings considerable AI news, from breakthrough capabilities to dire warnings. A quick read of recent headlines shows both: an AI system that claims to predict dengue fever outbreaks up to three months in advance, and an opinion piece from Henry Kissinger that AI will end the Age of …

Artificial Intelligence