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Dogs could soon talk to humans with new wearable tech

Melody Moore Jackson, creator and director of Georgia Tech's BrainLab, is creating computerized vests for dogs so they can "speak."<p>The vests come with a lever that the dog could tug, as well as a sensor that the dog can touch with its nose, Jackson demonstrated on Daily Planet's Future Planet. When …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies that you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a recent report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Here’s why we should be really excited about quantum computers

But recent breakthroughs in the field suggest these crazy fast computers might be coming sooner than we think.<p>And we have a lot of reasons to be excited about their arrival.<p>Ray Johnson, a board member at the startup quantum computing company QxBranch, one of many companies working to move quantum …

Havana, Cuba. Broke a few rules to get this shot :-) totally worth it

Im an American photographer recently returned from a month exploring Cuba. I went illegally in January via Mex City. Im writing a travel guide on …

Graph Theory Helps To Decode The AI Fears Of Tech Leaders

In my companion post yesterday, “What Really Scares Tech Leaders About Artificial Intelligence?” I discuss my skepticism about Elon Musk’s invocation of the “existential threat” posed to humanity by artificial intelligence. It’s not that Nick Bostrom and Stephen Hawking’s concerns are baseless, but …

Artificial Intelligence

Your gut needs bacteria to make more serotonin - Futurity

About 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. But without the right mix of gut microbes, serotonin production can plummet.

Wellness

You may be your germs: Microbe genes slipped into human DNA, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Evolutionary diagrams usually connect humans and monkeys with common primate ancestors, but now, scientists say there's a missing link that deserves a spot on that family tree -- our bacteria, fungi, and viruses.<p>Though most of our genes come from primate ancestors, many of them slipped into …

Cancer: The mysterious miracle cases inspiring doctors

A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer?<p>It was a case that baffled everyone involved. The 74-year-old woman had initially been troubled by a rash that wouldn’t go away. …

Cancer

100 Breathtaking Buildings That Represent The Future Of Architecture

What’s the future of architecture? Ask any architect and you’ll probably get a different answer. But the future proposed by architect Marc Kushner, also the founder of Architizer.com, is an attractive one. Breathing buildings, treehouse-like structures–they’re all there.<p>Kushner spoke about his …

Icelanders boost medical research by donating their DNA to science

Scientists who sequenced the entire genomes of 2,636 people in Iceland have produced a trove of valuable information about the nature, location and frequency of human genetic variations.<p>The new research not only sheds light on the range of human genetic variability; it will help researchers draw …

How the blood of the young could reverse ageing

The best reads from around the web, including vampire-inspired rejuvenation, why suicide isn’t more common and the dilemmas of artificial intelligence.<p><b>Digital</b> <b>philanthropy</b> | Interview: Bill Gates<p>Conversation about the work of the Gates Foundation, with a digression on Bitcoin and a coda on …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Why do we pick our nose?

Poking around inside our nostrils is disgusting, unhygienic and potentially harmful, so it’s baffling that it’s as common as it is, says Jason G Goldman.<p>Most of us do it, but few of us will admit to it. If we get caught red-handed, we experience shame and regret. And we tend to frown upon others …

Goldman's Top Economist Answers The 8 Most Important Questions For 2015

Here's a list of the questions and our quick summaries of his thoughts:<p><b>1. Will the US economy continue to grow above trend?</b> Yes. Domestic strength should offset weakness from other economies.<p><b>2. Will the dollar appreciation weigh on growth?</b> Yes, but it's manageable in the short term because of lower …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

Threats don't stop kids from lying - Futurity

When kids tell lies, threatening to punish them isn't such a good idea. In fact, it often backfires.

Associated Press News

How to Be Both

<b>The</b> British philosopher Edmund Burke believed that not only the mind but the body can react intensely when confronted with the aesthetic “sublime” — …

Literature

5 Ways Einstein Was a Regular Guy

A new, free digital archive of his personal papers reveals what we all share with the 20th century's greatest mind.<p>Life isn't always easy, even when you're a genius. But what else do you have in common with Albert Einstein?<p>A free archive of the famed physicist's writings released on Friday might …

The Futuristic Technology That Could Enable Interstellar Travel

Technically savvy scientists and engineers have put much effort into conceiving far-future technologies that might make possible near- light-speed …

Black Holes

5 FUTURE FORECASTS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD - h+ Media

• authors Gray Scott<p>When I tell people that I’m a technology futurist and a philosopher, the first thing they ask is “what’s a technology futurist?”<p>I …

US scientists may have resolved 'Darwin's dilemma'

Charles Darwin worried about a possible hole in his theory of evolution, but some American scientists may just have plugged it. For about a billion years after the dawn of life on Earth, organisms didn't evolve all that much.<p>Then about 600 million years ago came the "Cambrian explosion." Everything …

Humans and Neanderthals interbred 10,000 years earlier - Futurity

The genome of Kostenki 14, one of the earliest known Europeans, is revealing new secrets about how early humans spread across the globe.

How human thoughts can control mouse genes - Futurity

Three types of thoughts produce different results in a mouse's bloodstream, report bioengineers who created the system.

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

The third great wave

Special report<p>MOST PEOPLE ARE discomfited by radical change, and often for good reason. Both the first Industrial Revolution, starting in the late …

The world is electric. Daugavpils, Latvia. Photo by Arthur Kalnins: http://bit.ly/1e5MJNo

A Fairy Night