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The $5.8 billion argument for getting your flu shot

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>If avoiding a miserable, potentially deadly virus isn't motivation enough to get a flu shot, here's one more reason: American adults sick with flu cost about $5.8 billion last year in medical visits, medication and lost productivity, according to a new study published …

Here’s your stop: Google DeepMind’s new AI can help you navigate the subway system

Humans take reasoning for granted, but logic isn’t always self-evident to machines, which have to be hard-coded to make the connections that can …

Facebook's trending topics algorithms keep surfacing fake news stories

Back in late August, the algorithmically-driven process that had taken the place of Facebook’s Trending Topics editorial team pushed a fake story …

Internet

More than half a million heart surgery patients at risk of deadly infection

By Lena H. Sun<p>, Reporter<p>More than half a million patients who had open-heart surgery in the United States in the past several years could be at risk for a deadly bacterial infection linked to a device used during their operations, federal health officials said Thursday.<p>Although rare, such …

Medicine

Bill Maher Gets Animated About Donald Trump As “Grown Up Pain-In-The-Ass Kid” For ATTN:

“Donald Trump is the grown-up version of every pain-in-the-ass kid who ever sat behind you on a plane kicking the back of your seat while the parents …

Living in luxury: life on the back seat. Which is the best car to be chauffeured in? Lexus, Jaguar, Mercedes...?

The stuff us lot write about mainly concerns driving. But we’re nothing if not eclectic in our appreciation of cars – so when we found ourselves …

Check Out David Bowie’s Incredible Collection Of Memphis Group Design

Bowie bought so much Memphis, Sotheby’s is giving his collection its own auction.<p>This July, we learned that David Bowie was a fan of Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis Group after Sotheby’s revealed news of the late musician’s extensive art collection. Now that the auction house has released the …

Unhappy Canadian PM urges European Union to sign free trade deal

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday angrily urged the European Union to approve a free trade deal with Canada, saying failure to do so would show the 28-nation bloc was heading down the wrong path.<p>Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a picture in …

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Making Huge Strides In Curing Sickle Cell Disease

By Adele Peters3 minute Read<p>Researchers have known what causes sickle cell disease for 70 years–a simple mutation. But the disease, which …

Genetic Engineering

​Obama's report on the future of artificial intelligence: The main takeaways

We read the Obama administration's report on artificial intelligence in full. Here are the main themes to ponder.<p>The Obama administration released a …

Time Updates Its Trump 'Meltdown' Cover to 'Total Meltdown' -- Watch the Animation

Time has updated its famous Donald Trump "Meltdown" cover of Aug. 22 for its Oct. 24 issue, on sale tomorrow. Now the coverline reads "Total …

This Woman Beat Breast Cancer Only to Find Out the Treatment Gave Her Heart Failure

It's a rare but fatal side effect of chemotherapy that many people don't talk about.<p>When Sandy Glorioso felt a pea-sized lump in her left breast 25 years ago, she knew something was wrong, and she was right: She had stage III breast cancer. Fortunately, after removing her breast and giving her …

Cancer

Here's How Scientists May Soon Be Able to "See" Your Dreams

A new animated short from Future of StoryTelling illustrates how scientists are using MRI technology to tap into the subconscious.<p>Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to watch the dream you just had like it was the morning news. Well, according to Marvin Chun, the Richard M. Colgate …

Johnny Depp Sells First of Five Eclectic L.A. Penthouses for $2.5 million

The units sit inside Eastern Columbia Lofts, one the city’s most striking buildings<p>If you were hoping to snap up all five of Johnny Depp’s adjacent …

China has now eclipsed us in AI research

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of …

Artificial Intelligence