Jackson Leibach

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Wriggling worm is breakthrough for artificial life

Early efforts to construct an artificial life form in a software model have reached a milestone as a digital worm begins to squirm in the same way that real animals are observed to<p>An ambitious project to recreate an entire roundworm, cell by cell, in a software model has reached a crucial …

Biology

Toe bone DNA reveals Neanderthal interbreeding - Futurity

The Neanderthal woman was inbred, report researchers who also found evidence for interbreeding among four types of early humans.

'Super-clone' E. coli could be worse than hospital superbug - Futurity

Virulent, drug-resistant forms of E. coli emerged from a single strain of the bacteria, and may have a far greater impact that the so-called MRSA …

On Anniversary Of Apollo 8, How The 'Earthrise' Photo Was Made

The first humans to catch a glimpse of the Earth rising over the moon nearly missed seeing it at all, let alone capturing the snapshot that became one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.<p>NASA has released an animation commemorating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned …

A Guide To Spotting And Hiding From Drones

Like birdwatching, but for military robots.<p>Consider it a rough Audubon guide to the mechanical fauna of battlefields. Created by Amsterdam-based designer Ruben Pater, the Drone Survival Guide is, on one side, a rough bird watcher's guide to the modern robot at war. The other side is a short section …

Drones