Gary Nicholson

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Here’s Why the Alphabet is in A to Z Order

Between trying to teach your youngest the ABCs, helping your older child master their cursive alphabet, or simply writing RSVP on an invitation, you …

The mathematics of golf

(Phys.org)—The official Rules of Golf, which are continually being revised and updated as new equipment emerges, have close ties to mathematics. In …

Scientists sequence a whole genome to identify a plant species within hours

In a paper published today in <i>Scientific Reports</i> , researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, detail for the first time the opportunities for …

Hyperentanglement across roof tops paves the way toward a global quantum Internet

(Phys.org)—For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that hyperentangled photons can be transmitted in free space, which they showed by …

The sun has no influence on the current global temperature increase, study says

It's becoming warmer on Earth. Temperatures during the period spanning 2001 to 2010, for example, were around 0.2 degrees Celsius higher than the …

Climate Change

Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

UNSW Sydney scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most …

Bot Traffic Report 2016

The annual Imperva Incapsula Bot Traffic Report, now in its fifth year, is an ongoing statistical study of the bot traffic landscape. For our latest …

Chatbots

Birth Weight Influenced by Environmental, Genetic, Epigenetic Factors

Histone Modifications Reveal Further Insight into the Process of Aging

Epigenetic Clock Destines Some to Age Faster Regardless of Lifestyle

Mouse epigenetic aging clock uncovered

Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological programme by which the …

Baby’s Epigenetics May Predict Child’s Conduct Problems | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Distinct epigenetic changes that occur neonatally have been identified that differentiate children who go on to develop …

Rejuvenation through epigenetic science

For a long time it was believed that the way we look and act is predetermined in genes we inherit from our parents, that everything is driven by …

Evolutionary biologists identify non-genetic source of species variability

An unspoken frustration for evolutionary biologists over the past 100 years, says Craig Albertson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is that …

Forensic DNA profiling might be about to take a big leap forward. Are we ready? | Cath Ennis

Advances in epigenetics mean incredibly detailed profiles of criminal suspects might soon be reality. Is the legal system ready to use this information?<p>Picture the scene. A detective is addressing her team:<p>“The DNA test results are in. We’re looking for a white male suspect, 34–37 years old, born …

Epigenetics

Epigenetics between the generations: We inherit more than just genes

We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role …

Genetics

Health DNA Testing: Fitness, Diet and Wellness in your hands

Order Now £139<p>A Skin DNA test is the ultimate in the preventive treatment and care for your skin, enabling better control of the ageing process by …

SECOND OPINION | Your life is leaving genetic scars that might show up in your child's genes

<b>Hello and happy Saturday! Here's our summer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.</b><p><i>If you haven't subscribed yet,</i> …

Genetics

Genetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Data Protection

The Making of the Obesity Epidemic

With Americans eating increasing quantities of cheap and abundant food, scientists sounded the alarm. “It is clear that weight control is a major …

Redirect Notice

Obesity: An Overblown Epidemic?

Could it be that excess fat is not, by itself, a serious health risk for the vast majority of people who are overweight or obese--categories that in …

Diabetes

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …

Science Says: Gene editing widely used in range of research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gene editing is getting fresh attention thanks to a successful lab experiment with human embryos. But for all the angst over …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Google and MIT’s new machine learning algorithms retouch your photos before you take them

It’s getting harder and harder to squeeze more performance out of your phone’s camera hardware. That’s why companies like Google are turning to computational photography: using algorithms and machine learning to improve your snaps. The latest research from the search giant, conducted with …

Machine Learning

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Mozilla's new tool lets you send self-destructing 1GB files for free

Part of Mozilla’s work in building the open-source Firefox browser involves trialing new features be<p>The folks at Mozilla, who are behind Firefox, are testing a bunch of new tools and features for the popular open-source browser. That includes Send, a free cross-browser web app for sharing …

AI is changing the way medical technicians work

When MIT successfully created AI that can diagnose skin cancer it was a massive step in the right direction for medical science. A neural-network can process huge amounts of data. More data means better research, more accurate diagnosis, and the potential to save lives by the thousands or …