Sophie Kish

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New Research Yields Insight Into The Origins Of Consciousness

As you read this article, you are aware of what you are reading it on, where you are and who you are. But where does the ability to perceive or know …

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

The “Jennifer Aniston neuron” is the foundation of compelling new memory research

A little over a decade ago, neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga published a paper (pdf) detailing his discovery of the “Jennifer Aniston neuron.” Looking for the areas of the brain that cause epileptic seizures, Quiroga discovered that one subject had a neuron that steadily fired whenever she was …

Biotech boss Elizabeth Parrish has tried out her company’s anti-ageing gene therapy with, she says, amazing results. Too good to be true?<p>Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that …

Medicine

Scientist meets web dev: how Python became the language of data

Python started as a scripting language, but now it is the new trend everywhere and in particular for data science, the latest rage of computing. It didn’t get there by chance: tools and concepts built by nerdy scientists and geek sysadmins provide foundations for what is said to be the sexiest job: …

Machine learning is about to change how corporations are run - ExtremeTech

By on July 22, 2016 at 10:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When you’re a big …

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution

Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it’s only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Obama disputed the Republican nominee’s broader picture of the US, but his speech did highlight a real and troubling trend: an increase in city homicides<p>Donald Trump’s “vision of violence and chaos everywhere” does not reflect the experience of most Americans, Barack Obama told reporters on …

Donald Trump

The Shaman Within

We live in a sea of subtle energies. We can become conscious of them and learn to use them.<p>Ancient cultures understood that we live in a vast sea of …

Mitochondrial DNA levels as a marker of embryo viability in IVF - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Helsinki, 4 July 2016: Despite the claims and counter-claims for new embryo assessment techniques introduced over the past two decades, the search …

Here’s how to watch NASA’s $1 billion do-or-die mission to Jupiter today

(NASA)<br>The biggest space event of the year is happening soon.<p>Today, NASA's un-crewed Juno spacecraft will end its nearly 5-year journey through space …

Online freedom is a 'human right' that must be protected, says UN

The UN has passed a resolution for the "promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet".<p>The resolution states the importance of …

All the open source code in GitHub now shared within BigQuery: Analyze all the code!

All the open source code in GitHub is now available in BigQuery. Go ahead, analyze it all. In this post you’ll find the related resources I know of …

Top pandas, numpy and scipy functions and modules used in github repos

Github data on Google BigQuery<p>Github recently introduced all files query-able using the Google BigQuery, SQL-like distributed query engine. See the …

Team USA coaches will decide in Rio if Katie Ledecky can take a run at history

OMAHA — After hoisting herself out of the competition pool at the U.S. Olympic trials for the final time Saturday night, at the conclusion of the 800-meter freestyle final, Katie Ledecky’s countdown to Rio de Janeiro would officially begin. When she wakes Sunday morning, having already begun the …

Swimming

CRISPR gene editing heads to human trial as cancer treatment

Approval in the U.S. of a human trial using the gene-editing technique called CRISPR to target certain cancers could open the door to dozens of …

Epigenetics: New tool for precision medicine - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

(Vienna, 23 June 2016) Four new papers, co-published by an international consortium of biomedical researchers, mark the feasibility of epigenetic …

What a 99 Million Year Old Dinosaur Wing in Amber Tells Us

Everything you thought you knew about evolution and dinosaurs is about to get flipped.<p>The world’s two most adorable fossils have been recovered in …

Paleontology

New method provides better information on gene expression - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden have devised a new high-resolution method for studying …

Massive New Study Suggests Pesticide the Cause of Microcephaly -- NOT Zika Virus

A new scientific study carried out by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is casting doubt on the assumed connection between the Zika …

Man accused of planning terrorism acts in Phoenix, Tucson

PHOENIX (AP) — A Tucson man has been arrested by the FBI and the Arizona Attorney General's Office for threatening to commit acts of terrorism on …

IBM's Watson may provide a shortcut to treating cancer

Here's a question IBM supercomputer Watson never got to ask on "Jeopardy": What is a cure for cancer?<p>Watson, best known for beating champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the game show, will get its chance as it aids scientists using analysis of gene structures to figure out the cause of and …

Cognitive Computing

Your Brain Is On Autopilot More Than You Think–Here’s How To Wake It Up

It isn’t that we’re making bad decisions. More often, we aren’t even aware there’s a decision to make.<p>Wednesday. Hump Day. The part of the week when we’re over the hill and begin sliding toward the weekend. If hitting midweek feels even a little bit better than slogging through Monday or Tuesday …

Try This Mind Trick To Deal With Annoying Co-Workers

At some point in your career, you’ll undoubtedly cross paths with colleagues that irk you. Maybe it’s the presumption that their opinions are the only correct ones on the planet or their blatant brown-nosing to get on the boss’ good side. Perhaps you can’t stand how their arrogance, moodiness or …

Self-help

What really causes migraines is revealed

New research has identified more than 30 genetic risk factors for migraines – and they're mostly related to the vascular system.<p>The research provides …

Transgender Woman Wins Utah Democratic Senate Primary

Misty Snow — the first out transgender nominee of either major party for Congress — will face off against Sen. Mike Lee in November.<p>WASHINGTON — Utah Democrats on Tuesday voted for Misty Snow as their party's nominee for Senate, the first out transgender nominee for Congress from a major party.<p>On …

The Roots of Mental Health—Maybe They’re Not In Our Heads

The number of people—and women in particular—who are taking antidepressants worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years. Here in the States, the count …