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Interview With Farshad Kheiri; Head Of AI And Data Science At Legion

Posted in Interviews, Software on 29th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

While the Great Resignation is beginning to show signs of slowing down, the majority of hourly workers are still deeply dissatisfied with their jobs.

Interview With Cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton

Posted in Interviews, Science on 29th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

'Our universe is one tiny grain of dust in a beautiful cosmos'

Can We Stop The Heart From Aging?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

A powerful genetic tool: single-cell sequencing. It's like going from amateur binoculars to the James Webb Space Telescope, we can now analyse every single cell, like a star in the sky, by parsing its DNA inside an aging heart.

Psilocybin And Therapy Might Help People Overcome Alcoholism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The largest trial yet exploring psychedelic treatment for alcoholism shows very promising results.

Pupil Light Response Proposed As Biomarker To Diagnose Autism

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The study was small, only comparing 36 children with ASD, aged between six and 17, to a control group of 24, but the results are promising.

New Chemical Could Protect Honeybee Hives From Parasites

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The compound seems to be very effective protection from mites, and could soon become a key component of beekeepers' arsenals, allowing them to address the "colony colapse disorder".

New Class Of Drug Could Treat Leukemia With Fewer Side Effects

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers have identified a new class of drugs that could prove useful in fighting leukemia with less side effects than existing chemotherapy drugs.

NASA Artemis Now Days From Launch And Orion Lunar Flyby

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

It has cost over $40 billion to get to this point and many years of delays. Hopefully it will be a successful mission!

China’s 2 Megawatt Molten-salt Thorium Nuclear Reactor Has Start Up Approval

Posted in Hardware, Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Construction of the 2 Megawatt TMSR-LF1 reactor began in September 2018 and was reportedly completed in August 2021. The prototype was scheduled to be completed in 2024, but work was accelerated.

After Millennia Of Agricultural Expansion, The World May Have Passed 'Peak Agricultural Land'

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Several sources suggest that global agricultural land use has fallen in recent decades.

Evidence Suggests Giant Asteroid Impacts Created Earth's Continents

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers looked at zircon grains from one of the oldest surviving pieces of continental crust in the world, the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia, which started forming more than three billion years ago.

Bioengineered Corneas Gave 14 Blind People Their Sight Back

Posted in Medicine on 26th Aug, 2022
by Alex Muller

The implant caused their corneas to return to normal thickness and curvature, and the 14 participants who were blind before the operation had their vision restored.