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Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

The AI Revolution: Why You Need to Learn About Deep Learning

We’re taking a break today from the election and corporate scandals to do something that most leaders–in fact, most people–generally, don’t do often …

The Reason You’re Positive You Remember Something That Never Happened

It seems that everyone is susceptible to the phenomenon of “<b>memory distortion</b>,” or the creation of <b>false memories</b>. Researchers think they may be …

The Brain

There's No Controversy: Let's Stop Failing Our Children On Evolution

Watching the <i>NBC Nightly News</i> broadcast on a Friday earlier this month, I gaped as the last segment aired.<p>Kevin Tibbles was reporting from the site of Kentucky's Ark Encounter, constructed by Christian fundamentalist, young-Earth creationist and Answers in Genesis president Ken Ham. At the time, Ark …

Grand Canyon

Eritrea: Oldest Homo erectus footprints ever discovered adds piece to the puzzle of human evolution

The discovery of the oldest Homo erectus footprints in the world, alongside fragments of fossilised skulls, could advance palaeontologists' knowledge …

Jamie Shupe becomes first legally non-binary person in the US

Oregon judge granted the 52-year-old’s petition to identify as neither male nor female, a historic decision that completes Shupe’s gender transition<p>When an Oregon judge declared Jamie Shupe could legally shed the designation of male or female, Shupe felt free.<p>“I have my life back,” Shupe said. “I’m …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

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If insects have consciousness, what then?

<i>Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and a laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.</i> <i>His books include</i> Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Most Good You Can Do<i>, and, most recently,</i> Famine, Affluence and Morality<i>.</i><p>--------------------------------------------<p>Last …

Ice Age Europeans had some serious drama going on, according to their genomes

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>The entire drama of human history is encoded in our DNA.<p>Where we went. Who we slept with. How we died — or almost did. It's basically a scientific soap opera, complete with occasional discoveries of long-lost cousins we never knew we had.<p>Take Ice Age Europe, for example. A …

Anthropology

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Not Seen in Men

The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the …

Humanity

N. Korea fires 'short-range projectiles' day after sanctions issued, S. Korea says

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea on Thursday fired six "short-range projectiles" that flew 100 to 150 kilometers (about 62 to 93 miles) off the Korean Peninsula, according to a news release from the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.<p>The objects traveled off the peninsula's east coast, and …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Glibc: Mega bug may hit thousands of devices

<b>A major computer security vulnerability has been discovered - with experts cautiously warning it could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices, apps and services.</b><p>However, due to the nature of the bug, it is extremely difficult to know how serious the problem is.<p>"Many people are running …

Information Security

These Numbers Tell the Story of Einstein's Gravitational Waves

Scientists everywhere are celebrating the apparent confirmation of one aspect of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, specifically that …

Good news for coffee drinkers - caffeine consumption is better for your health than previously thought

Researchers have found that, contrary to prior belief, caffeine does not cause health-threatening heart palpitations<p>A new study has found that drinking coffee regularly does not lead to extra heartbeats - contrary to earlier studies that warned caffeine consumption could cause interruption to …

Hindu temples in southern India enforce western clothing ban

Madras high court has ordered temple authorities in Tamil Nadu to refuse entry to people in jeans, shorts and other garments<p>Hindu temples in southern India have begun turning away devotees wearing western clothes after a court order banning jeans and shorts as inappropriate for spiritual worship …

Study tracks the evolution of pro-creationism laws in the U.S.

The forces opposed to teaching evolution in U.S. public schools just got a new reason to resent the bedrock scientific theory: A researcher has used the principles of evolutionary biology to show that laws ostensibly aimed at improving science education are firmly rooted in efforts to make …

Creationism

A wall of skulls shows why story of humankind has to be rewritten

A spectacular series of fossil discoveries, now going on public display, has transformed the study of our early ancestors<p>A stark demonstration of the dramatic changes that have swept through the science of human evolution will be revealed this week at London’s Natural History Museum. A wall of …

North America Settled by Just 70 People, Study Concludes

A new study of DNA suggests North America was originally populated by just a few dozen people who crossed a land bridge from Asia during the last Ice …

A Harvard scientist who's studied coffee for 20 years explains why the drink is amazing

Dr. Frank Hu just finished a 20-year study on the effects of coffee on the human body. People who drink more coffee it turns out, live longer.<p>Specifically, Hu's study found that coffee-drinkers have lower risks of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as suicide.<p>The research began …

Coffee

Church members indicted in teens' beatings and death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight members of the mysterious Word of Life Church were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on 13 counts ranging from murder to kidnapping for their alleged involvement in the death of a 19-year-old and the beating of his younger brother during a 14-hour "counseling session."<p>Seven of the …

Vatileaks: media groups condemn Vatican as first hearing takes place

Press groups decry decision to try Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi as pair accuse Vatican of acting like a totalitarian state<p>The Vatican is facing increasing pressure from Italian media associations over its treatment of two journalists who were indicted by the city-state for publishing …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Religion

Stare into this 4K video of the Sun for half an hour

There's not a ton to say about this amazing video of the Sun that NASA released this week. It was created from images taken every 12 seconds by the agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory, and took about 300 hours to stitch together. But really, the upshot is that it's an eye-melting 30-minute 4K video …

Amazing

Ancient crystal suggests life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago

New research suggests life appeared on the planet around 300 million years earlier than previously thought<p>An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, …

American Religion: Complicated, Not Dead

A new survey suggests that more people of all ages are choosing their own beliefs.<p>Every American has a religion story. There are those who were raised devout, only to lapse toward lazy Sundays and sporadic church attendance later in life; those who found a different God in adulthood, perhaps after …

Religion

Christian group predicts Doomsday: The end of the world - latest

Chris McCann, leader of the eBible fellowship and all-round God expert, believes the world will be engulfed and destroyed by a great fire on October 7. We are on hand to liveblog the end<p>Latest<p>We will be here all day to update you on the progress of the apocalypse, and why it might be happening.<p><b>The</b> …

Behavioral Sciences

The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond

When the digital currency Bitcoin came to life in January 2009, it was noticed by almost no one apart from the handful of programmers who followed …