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Google DeepMind's AI can now detect over 50 sight-threatening eye conditions

Tech industry insiders regularly herald AI as the solution to all of our problems, included those posed by health care.<p>London-based DeepMind, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet, focuses heavily on the specifics of using artificial intelligence in health care, and on Monday it released a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe

"This is a quick and easy recipe I made with my son."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup apple cider vinegar<p>2 tablespoons water<p>2 tablespoons soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon …

Recipes

India’s central bank admits it did no research before strangling cryptocurrencies

After months of signalling its uneasiness with digital currencies, India dealt the ecosystem a body blow in April. The country’s central bank directed lenders to close down bank accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges and its users within three months. Since then, these bourses have been inching …

Central Banks

Crypto Trading 101: How to Read an Exchange Order Book

It takes two to tango in the world of crypto trading, where a dynamic relationship between buyers and sellers is always on display in something …

Cryptocurrency

Organic solar cells set 'remarkable' energy record

<b>Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells.</b><p>Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting sunlight into electricity.<p>But organic photovoltaics, made …

Clean Energy

The first human trials of this experimental, cancer-killing drug could change everything

Properly mixed, the medicine came out as a dark brown liquid. A nurse brought the intravenous bag to the side of a recliner, where a man with brain cancer sat. The nurse hung the plump bag on a stand and prepared the treatment for delivery. The moment had arrived for BXQ-350 to meet its first human …

Cancer

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives

Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, …

Cancer

Manhattan DA announces he won't prosecute public pot smoking; calls for full legalization

The district attorney for Manhattan said Tuesday that the New York Police Department has been instructed to stop arresting people for smoking …

Cannabis

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Hackers Have Gained Control Of Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Account And Are Threatening To Reveal His Identity

"Satoshi Nakomoto" is the name used by the anonymous developer who created Bitcoin and published details of it online in 2008. It's unknown whether Nakamoto is a private individual, a group of hackers, or whether the creator's name really is Satoshi Nakamoto.<p>In an email to Wired, the hacker said: …

Bitcoin

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Where All Of The Dust On Mars Is Actually Coming From

A new study has shown that the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars is the main source of the Red Planet's dust.<p>Scientists believe they may have finally, …

Research

Star zooms past monster black hole, confirms relativity

For the first time ever, researchers have watched a star race past the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, verifying that its motion showed the effects of general relativity, as predicted by Albert Einstein.<p>The stars of the Milky Way orbit a gargantuan black hole called …

Black Holes

Everything You Need to Avoid Before You Take Ayahuasca

The truth behind those pre-Ayahuasca dietary and drug restrictions.<p>Before my first ayahuasca retreat in Mexico last year, the organizer sent the participants a list of foods to avoid beforehand: no drugs for three weeks, no alcohol or pork for two weeks, and no dairy, fried food, caffeine, or sugar …

Wellness

Cancer immunotherapy

Focus |<p>Focus home<br>• Reviews & Perspectives<br>• News & Comment<br>• Additional content<p>Cancer immunotherapy – the targeting or use of immune system components to …

Immunotherapy

Worms frozen in permafrost for 42,000 years have come back to life and are eating

Scientists have made a discovery that is quite mind-blowing. Roundworms found in the permafrost in two areas of Siberia have come back to life in …

Biology

Cancer cells destroyed with two antipsychotic drugs

Some cancers survive on high cholesterol levels. New research uses antipsychotic drugs to "starve" these cancer cells of cholesterol.<p>Some studies …

Cancer Cells

Mars: huge underground lake raises prospects of life on planet, astronomers say

Astronomers have found compelling evidence that there is a huge reservoir of liquid water buried a mile under the ice near the south pole on Mars.<p>Radar measurements taken from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter spotted the 12-mile-wide stretch of water at the base of a thick slab of …

South Pole

Are We Alone? The Question Is Worthy of Serious Scientific Study

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>Are …

Want to live in space? The new leader of the first space nation's got plans for you.

Asgardia, a nation of would-be spacefaring futurists, now has its first official head of state.<p>Since he first created Asgardia in 2016, Igor …

To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends.<p>Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. In 2013, police closed parts of the M25 highway, which encircles the city of London, England, after asphalt …

Green Roofs

These mind-blowing images of the human body were made by a new kind of scanner

<b>THE FAMILY BUSINESS.</b> Phil and Anthony Butler aren’t just father and son. The physics professor and bioengineering professor (respectively) are also …

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Top oncologist to study effect of diet on cancer drugs

A groundbreaking clinical trial on whether diet could boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs is set to be launched by one of the world’s leading oncologists.<p>The work, led by Siddhartha Mukherjee at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, will investigate whether a high-fat, …

Cancer

Bitcoin tycoon Li Xiaolai spills dark secrets in leaked recording

A 50-minute long recording of China’s bitcoin tycoon Li Xiaolai leaked on to the internet this week is causing a big stir in China’s crypto community …

Ketogenic diet could give new cancer-fighting drugs a big boost

New cancer-fighting drugs come along pretty regularly, and some show more promise than others, but a new class of treatments is getting a boost in …

Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

<b>Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.</b><p>The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders.<p>Tests in mice showed the therapy worked for aggressive breast and …

Immunotherapy

First confirmed image of a newborn planet revealed

It is a moment of birth that has previously proved elusive, but astronomers say they now have the first confirmed image of the formation of a planet.<p>The startling snapshot shows a bright blob – the nascent planet – travelling through the dust and gas surrounding a young star, known as PDS70, …

Universe

10 Tips for Auto-Flowering Pot Plants • High Times

1) Plant within the correct time window.<p>In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice arrives around June 21 with 16 to 22 hours of light (18 hours …

Gardening

What's the Difference Between Indica vs. Sativa?

Much of the research that does exist on cannabis shows extremely promising results for medicinal effects, but much presumed knowledge people have of …