Kristi Cheung

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Dogs and monkeys prefer helpful humans

Fairness is a quality that seems to matter to them, too.<p>Sometimes animals can be so judgmental, but not necessarily in the way you might think. Both …

Psychology
Microbiology

What will destroy us first: Superbabies or AI?

At Silicon Valley’s inaugural Comic Con, we gave a talk called “Superbabies vs. AI.” Astro, who is captain of moonshots at Alphabet’s X division, argued that genetically engineered babies are going to destroy civilization as we know it. He sees the horror of eugenics, X-Men, and a planet entirely …

Artificial Intelligence
Public Health

Italian scientists recreate Otzi the Iceman's voice box in bid to discover how people spoke 5,000 years ago

It has been more than 5,000 years since an unfortunate encounter with another stone-age man armed with a bow and arrow saw Ötzi the iceman the South …

Solving the 5,000-Year-Old Murder of Otzi the Iceman

In 1991, the mummified body of a 5,000-year-old murder victim was discovered in melting ice at a rock-gully crime scene high in the Italian Otzal Alps. Nicknamed "<i>Otzi</i>", the estimated 45-year-old man and his possessions were incredibly well preserved. His skin, hair, bones, and organs were …

Archaeology
World Economic Forum

The Real, Scary, and Potentially Amazing Future in Which You Design Your Own Offspring

It's here.<p>I used to blissfully believe that genetically designing babies belonged in the realms of science fiction—along with anti-aging pills, an elevator to space, and Trump running for President. But science has moved at ridiculous speeds in the last few years. Before I began investigating this …

Genetics

Why Being Eaten by Mushrooms Is the Best Way to Die

Some cultures burn their dead, others carry corpses up the nearest mountain. Some make mummies, some hold burials at sea and, once in a while, some shoot their journalists out of cannons. Today, a little less than half of Americans are choosing the traditional route of being buried in the ground …

Mushrooms

Seeing the Spectrum

A new history of autism.<p>The world is unpredictable and disorderly. Sometimes your train is late; sometimes it rains when it’s not supposed to; the drugstore doesn’t have the brand of dental floss you like. Boundaries are violated and rules are ignored. The green spinach on your plate touches the …

Autism
Environmental Health

Researchers Detect Devastating Virus in Farmed Salmon

A pathogen that is “arguably the most feared viral disease of the marine farmed salmon industry” has turned up for the first time in farmed and wild …

Aquaculture

The Little-Known Virus Causing a Panic Over Infant Brain Deformities in Brazil

The crisis is stark example of how difficult it still is to predict and control an epidemic.<p><i>Clique aqui para ler esta história em Português.</i><p>Microcephaly is hard to miss. Babies with this potentially life-threatening condition are born with noticeably smaller-than-normal heads. So when the number of …

Public Health

Ovarian cancer with BRCA1 mutation may be treatable with arthritis drug

Auranofin - a gold-containing drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis - could potentially improve the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients with a …

16 Everyday Things You Shouldn't Be Paying For

Life costs money — a lot of money. But as savvy personal-finance gurus, we've learned how to cut back where we can. Consider this list of everyday …

Personal Finance

We Might Not Exist if Not For This Accident That Happened 600 Million Years Ago

Amazing.<p>Millions of years ago, a random genetic accident may have enabled all of modern multicellular life to evolve. A single change was all that …

Biology

First genome project diagnoses give hope to two four-year-olds

Pair are first to benefit from the 100,000 Genomes Project, launched in 2014 to improve diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic disorders and cancer<p>Doctors feared something was wrong the moment Georgia Walburn-Green was born. Her head was slightly larger than normal, but tests offered no …

Medical Conditions

Doctor caught on camera throwing deadly punch detained in Russia

Russian authorities have detained a surgeon and propose to jail him pending trial after he punched a patient causing his death in an attack captured …

Crime

Families fight over a girl’s identity in the French thriller After The Crash

A good magician shows off his tools, letting the audience know his amazing feats are accomplished not by something as simple as a trick deck of cards …

Books