Tatiana Krioukova

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Dietary fiber has biggest influence on successful aging, research reveals

(credit: iStock)Eating the right amount of dietary fiber from breads, cereals, and fruits can help us avoid disease and disability into old age, …

Holistic Medicine

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

Google and Ray Kurzweil making chatbots that will allow for "interesting conversations"

Shutterstock<p>Can we really have a conversation with a bot? Voice assistants like Siri, Cortana and Google Now make a good attempt at it, but these are still clearly machines. Their level of artificial intelligence is far behind human intellect. But you can bet Google is working on improving …

Chatbots

Here's why Russians don't smile

Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say "cheese" and smile.<p>But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives, in their vacation photos.<p>My parents' high-school graduation pictures show them frolicking about in …

Psychology

Using CRISPR to Learn How a Body Builds Itself

The popular gene-editing technique can deliver a step-by-step account of how a single-cell embryo becomes a trillion-cell animal.<p>Like every other animal, the nematode worm <i>C. elegans</i> begins life as a single fertilized cell. This divides into two, and then four, and then eight. By the time the worm …

Biology

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

Scientists develop new way to generate electricity via seawater

Scientists from Japan’s Osaka University are close to obtaining solar energy from one of the most abundant resources on Earth: seawater. Through a …

For Russia, US Lifting Vietnam Arms Embargo Will Not Affect Military Exports

Russia does not think that the United States’ decision to end a decades-old ban on the sales of arms to Vietnam will significantly affect Russian …

Military