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Forget Ethereum: Here Are 8 Intriguing Cryptocurrencies You Should Follow

Source: Getty Images<p>of<p>Look beyond bitcoin and Ethereum<p>In 2017, virtual currencies simply couldn’t be stopped. When the year began, the combined market cap of every cryptocurrency was just shy of $18 billion. But by year’s end, cryptocurrencies were worth a combined $613 billion. That’s a gain of …

See How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Medical Diagnosis And Healthcare

A digital health company from the UK wants to change the way a patient interacts with a doctor through the creation of an artificial intelligence (AI) doctor in the form of an AI chatbot.<p>Babylon Health raised close to $60 million in April 2017 to diagnose illnesses with an AI chatbot on your …

Artificial Intelligence

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Here's the Reason You Can't Photocopy Money

If you have ever attempted a life as a counterfeiter, or done a stupid school project where you tried to print your own money, you already know this: …

How to install iOS 10 beta on your iPhone or iPad without a developer account

Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 10, a massive software update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that’s going to be released this fall when the iPhone …

The Case For Black Holes Being Nothing But Holograms Just Got Even Stronger

Holy crap!<p>If anything can sum up just how little we truly know about the Universe, it’s black holes. We can’t see them because not even light can …

Physics

Machine learning is fuelling a cyber arms race

<i>This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Machine Learning

Could Depression Be an Allergic Reaction?

Most people are still locked into the theory that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain — a shortage of feel-good …

Google’s AI won the game Go by defying millennia of basic human instinct

Lee Sedol had seen all the tricks. He knew all the moves. As one of the world’s best and most experienced players of the complex board game Go, it was difficult to surprise him. But halfway through his first match against AlphaGo, the artificially intelligent player developed by Google DeepMind, …

Artificial Intelligence

How Apple’s CareKit will help depression sufferers live a better life

Apple is doubling down on healthcare with CareKit, a framework for app developers building software that lets patients better manage their …

Digital Health

Scientists Have Created a Painless Patch That Can Control Diabetes Without Injections

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to free diabetics from regular insulin injections. One of the main goals has been to …

Diabetes

Scientists generate a new type of human stem cell that has half a genome

Scientists have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome, instead of the two copies …

Genetics

3D-printed cartilage could restore ears, shoulders, knees and nose

A new technique for 3D printing cartilage could "revolutionise tissue engineering and regenerative medicine".<p>Cartilage is pretty important. It provides structure to parts of the body and softens the joints between bones. When cartilage is damaged, it can cause a lot of pain. And, unfortunately, …

3D Printing

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

God did not create Universe: Hawking

God no longer has any place in theories on the creation of the Universe due to a series of developments in physics, British scientist Stephen Hawking …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Framing

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

The physics and metaphysics of the creation of the universe

On Wednesday, February 11, 1931, Albert Einstein met for more than an hour with a small group of American scientists in the cozy library of the Mount …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Germany’s About to Switch on a Revolutionary Nuclear Fusion Machine

This thing is a monster.<p>For more than 60 years, scientists have dreamed of a clean, inexhaustible energy source in the form of nuclear fusion. And …

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AliveCor Previews Apple Watch ECG

This past week at the USC Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, <b>AliveCor</b> founder Dr. David Albert and Dr. Leslie Saxon, a USC professor and …

How our health care system makes ER doctors addiction enablers

I do a strange thing as a physician almost daily. I go to alcoholics and have them promise me they'll go home and continue drinking. Then I release them back into the wild to do just that.<p>I'm an emergency physician at an urban hospital, and I see alcoholics every single shift, brought in by the …

Get To Know Your Poop Bacteria With This New iPhone App

A company called uBiome wants to bring microbiome testing and research to the masses. But there are limits to what you'll learn, and unlike in traditional research, you pay to participate.<p>The bacteria in your gut, long overlooked and considered unglamorous, is now one of the hottest subjects in …

Gaining Insight Into How a New Class of Antidepressants Work

<b>A new class of drugs under development to treat depression has shown some success by targeting brain cells’ ability to respond to the chemical</b> …

Cut-and-paste 'tattoo' monitors health 24/7 - Futurity

Engineers have figured out how to mass produce a patch that monitors vital signs for health—and say the "tattoo" may even outperform more traditional …

Medical Technology

Proof That the Human Body is a Holographic Projection of Consciousness

We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease.The …

Depression is Allergic Reaction to Inflammation Research Finds

Inflammation is a buzzword these days. We might be familiar with inflammation in the sense of having a messed-up knee from a sports injury, but what …