Max Jimenezcuevas

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How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

Neuroscience

The end of toxic chemo? Blocking vitamin B-2 may stop cancer

New research published in the journal <i>Aging</i> finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may …

Scientists say CHIP is the new heart attack risk we'll all have to deal with

The condition becomes more likely with age. As many as one-in-five people in their 60s have it, and perhaps half of those in their 80s.<p>"It is …

Is disrupted sleep an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found strong evidence that disruptions in sleep cycles could be an …

When New York Rioted Over 'Macbeth'

Illuminated by hissing gaslights, the distinguished English actor William C. Macready commanded the stage of the Astor Place Opera House, delivering …

Inflammation

Roche wins FDA's breakthrough therapy label for autism drug

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted its breakthrough therapy designation for Balovaptan to treat autism spectrum disorder (ASD), potentially accelerating its development and approval.<p>Balovaptan, which may improve social interaction …

Antibiotic Resistance Could Take Us Back To The Days Where 40% Of Us Died From Infections

Already it is estimated that 700,000 people across the world die from drug-resistant infections<p>Handout . / Reuters<p>HuffPost UK<p>To paint a picture of a …

Scientists develop ground-breaking drug that could stop cancer in its tracks

<b>A groundbreaking drug is being developed by scientists that could stop cancer in its tracks.</b><p>The drug is said to work by breaking down a specific …

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

National University of Singapore

The first American CRISPR trial in humans will target cancer

by Dom Galeon January 18, 2018 Enhanced Humans 19874<p>A First in the U.S.<p>CRISPR is currently humanity’s most effective and efficient gene-editing tool, …

Genetics

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t …

El Salvador

Alaska crushes record for hottest December as Arctic sea ice hits record low

"We are the U.S.'s canary in that coal mine."<p>In its hottest December ever recorded, Alaska was a stunning 15.7°F above the 20th century average. And …

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

By Jeremy Lent<p>For a moment, the most important news in the entire world flashed across the media like a shooting star in the night sky. Then it was …

Mainstream Media

This Mass Grave Discovery Could Alter Roman History

There's plenty of evidence to suggest that a mass grave discovered in the north of England is a gladiator cemetery. But the most compelling clue is …

Scientists discover entirely new material that cannot be explained by classical physics

An international team of physicists has “stumbled upon” an entirely new material, which they have called "Weyl-Kondo semimetal”.<p>The “semimetal” …

These farmers are doing the impossible: growing fresh veggies in the coldest parts of the planet

Halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the islands of Svalbard are a palette of blue, white and brown — from the Arctic Ocean to …

Arctic Circle

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

Building Britain’s first new nuclear reactor since 1995 will cost twice as much as the 2012 Olympics – and by the time it is finished, nuclear power could be a thing of the past. How could the government strike such a bad deal? By Holly Watt<p>Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest …

Nuclear Energy

The 10 Biggest Archaeology Discoveries of 2017

1 of 12<p>Digging up the past<p>Archaeologists were digging up plenty of fascinating bones and other ancient remains throughout 2017, revealing more …

The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are the studies that rocked the science world this year.<p>Every week in 2017 seemed to bring new, objectively bad news about environmental …

The Bananapocalypse Is Nigh

The failure to diversify makes the world's favorite fruit vulnerable to a wipeout.<p>The bananapocalypse is coming. That’s the likelihood that sometime in the next decade, bananas may disappear, victims of a fungal pathogen known as Panama Disease. The disease is on the march throughout the world, …

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

China is building solar roadways – ‘transparent concrete’ atop solar cells that charge driving cars

China is building roadways with solar panels underneath that may soon have the ability to charge cars wirelessly and digitally assist automated vehicles. This second solar roadway project – part of the Jinan City Expressway – is a 1.2 mile stretch. The building technique involves transparent …

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

Books

Tropical forests caused the biggest atmospheric CO2 increase in 2,000 years

By now, it’s clear that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions have created and continue to exacerbate a seismic shift in the global climate. Historically, the carbon dioxide balance on Earth has been regulated in part by the planet’s tropical forests, which absorb the gas in large …

Climate Change

Magnificent images capture the ancient and modern wonders of 1800s Egypt

Zangaki brothers of Egypt<p>Producers of views along the Nile for Victorian tourists<p>C. and G. Zangaki were two Greek brothers who were active …

Suez Canal