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Harvard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality

The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it’s beginning to look like they might make a comeback — or a comeback of sorts — as a hybrid elephant genetically edited to display many mammoth traits. A team of Harvard researchers presented their progress in making this happen at the American Association …

Woolly Mammoths

These '60s prefabs shaped like UFOs are scattered around the world

At least 64 spaceship houses—called Futuros—are located everywhere from Los Angeles to Antarctica<p>There are UFO sightings every day, but they aren’t the kind you imagine.<p>Instead of alien spaceships flying high in the sky, we’re talking about Futuro Houses: UFO-shaped prefab homes originally built in …

Living Rooms

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?

A woman in the US recently died from a superbug that no antibiotics could treat<p>We are starting to see the kind of incurable infection that scientists have warned us about for years. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a woman in Nevada had died from an …

Latest Fascinating Nasa’s Pictures of Saturn

La sonde Cassini, en mission depuis 1997 vit ses derniers instants en orbite autour de Saturne. Pionnier en ce qui concerne l’étude de …

9 cancer risks Americans don’t recognize — and 3 we know well

There are a number of habits that put us at greater risk of cancer — and almost as many things we can do to decrease that risk.<p>But knowing what those habits are can be a bit more difficult, especially with new evidence coming in all the time clarifying what we know — and don't know — about those …

4 poker pros lost $1.8 million to an AI program

But this week, it was announced that four of the world's best poker players lost nearly $1.8 million (£1.4 million) to an artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by scientists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).<p>The professional players — Dong Kim, Jimmy Chou, Daniel McAulay, and Jason Les …

AI that knows you're sick before you do: IBM's five-year plan to remake healthcare

A mix of artificial intelligence and custom silicon could help people diagnose themselves with a range of conditions before they show symptoms.<p>A chip …

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, new study suggests

Diabetes could be a warning sign of cancer, a new study suggests.<p>The research found 50 per cent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the previous year.<p>The study of nearly 1 million patients in Italy and Belgium was led by the International Prevention …

Sectors To Invest In Because That's Where The Jobs Will Be

This article explores investment ideas in sectors experiencing explosive growth in the nascent stage. I recently wrote about the simulation industry, …

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Doctors remove 6-foot tapeworm through man's mouth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors in India were stunned to remove a tapeworm measuring more than 6 feet through a patient's mouth, according to a report published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.<p>Dr. Cyriac Phillips wrote in an email that the 48-year-old man underwent a colonoscopy in 2014 after …

Scientists discover 'alien' insect in amber from 100 million years ago

Around 100 million years ago, an alien-looking insect with a bizarre head and long thin legs likely crawled around on trees in what is now Burma.<p>The insect is so strange that researchers say that it is not only a new species, but also belongs in its own new scientific order. Living in the time of …

Time For Chatbots To Get Smart

When you imagine the ideal chatbot, what do you picture? The bot in your mind’s eye may resemble something along the lines of blockbuster movie favorites like Baymax from <i>Big Hero 6</i>, Wall-E’s EVE, or my personal hero, C-3PO. You probably didn’t imagine a small tower that lives on your shelf, like …

'Guardian Angel' Dog Brightens Classroom While Watching Over Utah Boy With a Rare Form of Epilepsy

The “guardian angel” of Room No. 172 at Utah’s Sunset Junior High has been known to lick a face or two and sprawl on the floor to yawn in the middle …

Doctors successfully treat two babies with leukemia using gene-edited immune cells

It’s a promising approach, but still needs a lot more research<p>In a study out this week in the journal <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>, a group of British doctors reported that they had successfully “cured” two infants of the blood cancer leukemia using a treatment that involves genetically modified …

Paper Airplane VR Drone

Imagine turning a simple paper airplane into a virtual reality experience? PowerUp FPV lets you experience flight as if you were sitting in the …

Drones

Which technologies present the most risk in 2017?

CERT presents a list of potentially troublesome areas.<p>A lot of exciting new technologies are emerging or maturing that will likely play an …

Machine Learning

Stanford's Artificial Intelligence Is Nearly as Good as Your Dermatologist

Researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial intelligence algorithm that can tell if your rash is a cancer concern or a harmless …

An ER doctor explains the most frequent injuries they see and how to prevent them

You never plan a trip to the emergency room, because most accidents you never see coming. NYU Langone emergency room physician Dr. Reed Caldwell explains the most common injury he sees, and how to prevent it.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Cure For Cancer Found? Two Babies With Leukemia In Remission Due To Possible Medical Breakthrough

Using what can perhaps be described as a revolutionary technique, doctors in the United Kingdom said that two babies are in remission from leukemia …

5 Crazy Future Tech Trends to Start Preparing for Now

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

A Dog FaceTimed His Humans & We're Crying

I'll pretty much take dogs over people any day of the week, and viral dog stories reinforce this already excellent decision. The latest, as uncovered …

There’s a free iPhone app that will do your homework for you

Well boys and girls, we suppose it was only a matter of time. Since copying a question or math problem from your homework into Google is far too …

Apps

Artificial intelligence wrecks poker pros to stack up a profit of $800,000

In yet another episode of man versus machine, an artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University has been absolutely dismantling a team of professional poker players, accumulating a staggering lead of almost $800,000.<p>The showdown takes place as part of the “Brains vs. Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

Bring on the superhero vision.<p>Technology giant IBM is known for of making bold predictions about the future, and it's just announced its latest "5 in …

Artificial Intelligence

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Virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, haptic feedback; the line between these and many other technological realities is becoming blurred and they are beginning to be grouped under one umbrella term: artificial reality. But what is artificial reality and how can it be used effectively …

Mental health crisis among children as selfie culture sees cases of anxiety rise by 42 per cent in five years, NHS figures show

Soaring numbers of children are being admitted to hospital suffering from anxiety, official figures show.<p>NHS data shows the number of young patients being treated on hospital wards has risen by 42 per cent in just one year, with thousands of pre-teen children receiving such a diagnosis.<p>Experts said …

Mental Health

Almost Half Of American Men Have HPV, Finds Frightening Study

HPV is the world's most widespread STI, affecting around 75-80% of people at some point. But since it doesn't always have symptoms, people may never …

The Guardian view on education: it’s not all in the genes

Our educational attainment and when we have children is determined a little by chromosomes but much more by social and environmental conditions<p>Human intelligence quite obviously has some genetic component. Genes do constrain our fate, as does luck, even if development matters more. The way that our …