Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey.
SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk may have his heart set on building a city on Mars, but Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space vision looks closer to home. He’s gazing at the moon.
NASA’s Kepler telescope has confirmed crucial details about the orbital pattern of the seven newly discovered exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system, as well as providing new insight into the system’s least understood planet, TRAPPIST-1h.
Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen that is worn by people who swim in the waters. In fact, a staggering 14,000 tons of sunscreen are washed off into our planet’s oceans each year.
The world’s first robot policeman has officially joined Dubai’s police force. While it’s not exactly the Robocop from the movie, officers in the United Arab Emirates may want to get used to them, as the bots may soon account for a quarter of their colleagues.
Babies From Skin Cells, Engineered Embryos For Cloning Oneself, Designer Same-Sex Children And Other Unsettling Nephiliminoids On Near Horizon Are Upsetting Some Experts
Nearly 40 years after the world was jolted by the birth of the first test-tube baby, a new revolution in reproductive technology is on the horizon — and it promises to be far more controversial than in vitro fertilization ever was. Scientists will likely be able to create a baby from human skin cells that have been coaxed to grow into eggs and sperm and used to create embryos to implant in a womb. The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. But stem cell biologists say it is only a matter of time before it could be used in human reproduction — opening up mind-boggling possibilities. With I.V.G., two men could have a baby that was biologically related to both of them, by using skin cells from one to make an egg that would be fertilized by sperm from the other. Women with fertility problems could have eggs made from their skin cells, rather than go through the lengthy and expensive process of stimulating their ovaries to retrieve their eggs. “It gives me an unsettled feeling because we don’t know what this could lead to,” said Paul Knoepfler, a stem cell researcher at the University of California, Davis. “You can imagine one man providing both the eggs and the sperm, almost like cloning himself. You can imagine that eggs becoming so easily available would lead to designer babies.”
Known as the Magellanic Bridge, the bridge is a huge stream of neutral gas that stretches some 75,000 light-years between our two neighbouring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (LMC and SMC). Although researchers had predicted it was there, this is the first observation of its magnetic field, and it could help us understand how these vast bridges come to be.
Pope Francis: No Research Justifies Killing Human Embryos, Unborn Babies “Precious in the Eyes of God”
With so many unborn babies being aborted every year, it can be easy to forget that countless others are being destroyed while they still are embryos.
Teaching a robot how to do something is usually done by either programming it to perform a specific task, or demonstrating that task for the robot to observe and imitate. The latter method, however, so far hasn’t been accurate enough for robots to be able to transfer their knowledge to other robots.
Researchers have successfully grown a brain cell, neuron, on a chip. While this is not the result that futurists are hoping for, it is a step in that direction. Futurists, the Government, and Tech Giants have theorized creating an artificial Brain through agendas such as the Human Brain Project, and Obama’s BRAIN Initiative.
U.S. Special Operations Command expects the first prototype of an “Iron Man” suit to be fully constructed by the end of 2018, according to a DefenseNews report published Thursday.
Artificial intelligence can put words right into your mouth. A new system takes a still image of a person and an audio clip, and uses them to create a doctored video of the person speaking the audio. The results are still a little rough around the edges, but the software could soon make realistically fake videos only a single click away.
Cybersecurity researchers identified a digital clue connecting the global ransomware assault to previous cyberattacks by a group linked to North Korea.
Scientists Warn That Painkillers Like Ibuprofen, Diclofenac & More Significantly Increase Your Risk For Heart Attack
Aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are much-respected by the public for their ability to fight fevers and relieve pain from arthritis, injuries, and other causes. But it’s not often discussed how overused they are, and the risks this behaviour poses.
“They’re Parked on The Side of the Crater – They’re Watching Us!” – When Neil Armstrong Landed On The Moon
It wasn’t long ago that the Russian government called for an international investigation into the U.S. moon landings regarding missing samples and photos not released to the public. This created a new wave of interest into what really happened when the U.S. went up there, and led some to question if they even went there at all. The topic is filled with a number of interesting facts and statements from credible people that make one thing abundantly clear: Something fishy is happening on the moon, and we’re not being told about it.
There’s a new craze among celebrities, and it’s as gross as it sounds: Vampire facials have taken off in a big way, with Bar Rafaeli, Rupert Everett and Kim Kardashian singing their praises. But just what are these yucky sounding treatments, and do they really have any proven cosmetic benefits?
Footage has emerged of a giant “click farm” that uses more than 10,000 mobile phones to give product ratings and pages on social media websites phoney “likes”.
Online dating will damage your self-esteem and leaves people more upset about how they look.
Surgeons could soon be operating using X-ray vision, according to a company which has developed technology allowing doctors to see inside patients in real-time. The innovation is made possible by Microsoft’s HoloLens “mixed reality” headset.
In a scene right out of a science fiction novel, scientists are now growing brains in a dish in an effort to further investigate mental health disorders. The “brains” are actually small three-dimensional spheroids containing model neural circuits, Independent.ie reports. The spheroids were grown from stem cells and developed through the same process that takes place in the womb.