Amanda Gerges

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This Genius Method Will Get Your Job Application Into the Hands of a Hiring Manager

Do this now.<p>Your dream job, say as a Google programmer or a globe-trotting wine taster, appears in a posting online. You submit a resume and a week …

Résumés

Visceral fat-related systemic inflammation and the adolescent brain: a mediating role of circulating glycerophosphocholines

1.<p>Norton S, Matthews FE, Barnes DE, Yaffe K, Brayne C. Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer’s disease: an analysis of population-based data. …

Neuroscience

Northern Lights Viewing Season Is Back: Here Are the Best Places to See Them

It’s not easy to feel small in a world determined to keep us all connected all the time. But spend an evening staring slack-jawed at the Northern …

Northern Lights

Ten Best Time-Travel Movies That Will Blow Your Mind

There are plenty of time-travel movies in existence, but most are either obtrusive "hard sci-fi" yawn-fests or patronising popcorn entertainment. …

How A Supercomputer Named Dr. Crusher Perfected Cancer Treatments For 21 Patients

Sequencing tumor genes and then selecting treatments that target certain mutations is routine in the treatment of several tumor types, including breast and lung cancer. But it’s not common practice for treating hematological malignancies like multiple myeloma, even though oncologists who treat …

Mutations

Scientists Have Discovered an Entirely New Shape, And It Was Hiding in Your Cells

Hello, scutoids.<p>Skin is your largest organ. There are about 2 square metres (22 square feet) of it enveloping you right now, and it's not the shape …

New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

The world now has a potent, new weapon against malaria — one that can wipe out the parasite from a person's body with a single dose.<p>But before many people around the world can use it, scientists have to overcome a big obstacle.<p>On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug to cure …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

A beginner's guide to AI: Natural language processing

<i>Welcome to TNW’s beginner’s guide to AI. This (currently) four part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, and</i> …

Evidence Mounts That Germs May Cause Alzheimer's

In the end it will be microbes—bacteria, viruses and fungus—found to be at the root of all disease and aging, and specifically Alzheimer’s, contends geneticist Dr. Rudolph “Rudy” Emile Tanzi.<p>“The two biggest threats to healthy aging have had to do with dealing with infection,” said Tanzi, who …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Methylation of Aurora kinase A by MMSET reduces p53 stability and regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis

1.<p>Jones PA, Baylin SB. The epigenomics of cancer. Cell. 2007;128:683–92.<p>2.<p>Asangani IA, Ateeq B, Cao Q, Dodson L, Pandhi M, Kunju LP, et al. …

How To Use Python To Automate Almost Anything

Testers of all kinds can benefit from learning approaches to automating daily tasks. In this three-part series, you’ll be walked through a task that …

14 Incredible Artificial Intelligence Pioneers Everyone Should Know About

Every year, the World Economic Forum reports on technology pioneers from around the world. As you might expect, this year, many companies use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning at the core of their business to deliver innovative products and service offerings. Anyone interested in AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Triple star system puts Einstein's theory of relativity to the test

One of the things predicted by the theory of relativity is the "universality of free fall" – basically, any two objects in a vacuum will fall at the …

Heat Maps Reveal Record-Breaking Temperatures Across the Globe

This week was brutal.<p>Cities across the Northern Hemisphere witnessed exceptionally high heat this week, with records breaking in North America, …

This Is How Much Dark Matter Passes Through Your Body Every Second

The Universe, despite all the planets, stars, gas, dust, galaxies, and more we find within it, doesn’t quite add up. On the largest cosmic scales, we find the same story everywhere we look: there isn’t enough matter to account for the gravitational effects we observe. Matter clumps into a cosmic …

Dark Matter

We Finally Know Why There's a Bizarre Structure in Our Inner Ears Nobody Talks About

Time to change the textbooks.<p>Deep inside your ear there's a tiny thing you may not know about - a dead-end tube called an endolymphatic sac. Details …

Man, Crows Are Even Smarter and Scarier Than We Thought

They seem to be able to learn from each others' tools.<p>As humans, we love to think we have a monopoly on brain power. But the more we learn about the …

Aliens May Be Rearranging Stars to Fight Dark Energy, Awesome Study Suggests

How to dominate the universe in three easy steps …<p>Step 1: Harvest all of your planet's resources.<p>Step 2: Harvest all of your nearest star's …

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here …

Dark Matter

Move Over Pixels, Scientists Are 3D Printing With 'Voxels' And The Results Are Breathtaking

In many areas of research, scientists need to analyze three dimensional data in a variety of forms, such as medical brain scans, the structures of cells and molecules, geological features on our own planet and others, or the hearts of exploding stars.<p>The ability to visually analyze most 3D data …

This tech company used AI to give a radio host his voice back after it was robbed by a rare medical disorder

A tech company based in Scotland has built a new voice for US journalist Jamie Dupree, who lost the ability to speak due to a rare neurological condition.<p>Dupree is a Washington-based political journalist and radio host for local broadcaster WSB Atlanta. He began to lose his voice in 2016 and was …

First vision of bacteria "harpooning" DNA to accelerate evolution

Bacteria evolve fast – and that could be bad news for those of us who don't want to see easily-treatable diseases make a roaring comeback. Resistance …

"Mind-boggling" Stanford research turns human blood cells into functional neurons

In breakthrough new research described as "somewhat mind-boggling," a team at Stanford University has developed a technique than can transform human …

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This May — Recipes from The Kitchn

May is always a month full of outdoor gatherings with family and friends, thanks to the return of warm weather. Judging from the recipes you've …

Cooking

New approach could grow materials that exactly mimic bone or dental enamel

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has uncovered a new approach to grow synthetic mineralized …

What's the Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything?

The Standard Model. What a dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Protons

Brain Scans of Transgender Youth Could Put an End to Gender Dysphoria

Brain imaging could change everything for transgender youth.<p>Approximately 1.4 million Americans are transgender. Despite scientific evidence to the …

The Best 20-Minute Workout Videos

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Elon Musk-Linked OpenAI is Paying Researchers Huge Money to Save Humanity

OpenAI is paying huge amounts to attract the best talent.<p>Some of the top minds in Silicon Valley are getting paid big money to protect humanity …