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Researchers Train AI To Map A Person’s Facial Movements To Any Target Headshot

Posted in Software on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image?

The 5 Most Groundbreaking Scientific Achievements Of The Decade

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The world has seen some pretty major scientific achievements in the last 10 years, as discoveries and developments decades in the making were finally realized.

New Studies Shine Light On Long-term Effects Of Intermittent Fasting

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The research suggests fasting for just one day a month over many years can lengthen lifespan and enhance cardiovascular health, but as always, the new studies are riddled with caveats.

Writing-based Early Detection Parkinson's Test Set For 2022 Release

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

A team of Australian researchers has developed a novel early detection test for Parkinson’s disease based on a short series of drawing and writing tasks.

Ice Cold Saline Has Been Used To Rapidly Cool And Suspend Bodies During Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 28th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Doctors at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have placed humans in suspended animation and this could enable them to have hours instead of minutes to operate on critical patients.

Dust Towers May Have Helped Dry Out Ancient Mars

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

One of the most dramatic of Martian phenomena is the tendency to roughly once a decade be suddenly subject to gigantic dust storms that completely engulf the planet, blotting out the Sun.

Scientists Edit Addiction Memories With Ketamine To Treat Alcoholism

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine on 27th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

An incredible new experimental study from University College London has found a specifically timed infusion of ketamine can effectively rewrite reward memories

JAXA To Set Up A Two-way Streaming Studio On The ISS

Posted in Online, Science on 27th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Japanese space agency, JAXA, is teaming up with Bascule and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation to set up a studio on the International Space Station (ISS) that will provide two-way live-streaming video feeds starting in 2020.

Cannabis And Pain: New Findings On Headaches Add A Piece To The Puzzle

Posted in Medicine on 26th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

New research from Washington State University is presenting evidence that cannabis can significantly reduce the severity of headaches and migraines. But the question still remains, why are scientists consistently coming up with such discordant results when trying to answer whether cannabis can reduce pain?

Psilocybin For Major Depression Granted Breakthrough Therapy By FDA

Posted in Medicine on 26th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted psilocybin therapy a Breakthrough Therapy designation for the second time in a year, this time with a view on accelerating trials testing its efficacy treating major depressive disorder (MDD).

NASA Just Invented A Paint That Blocks Moon Dust From Sticking To Everything

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Moon dust is a major problem for astronauts, but a simple coating could ward off damage.

How Does The Brain Work With Half Of It Removed? Pretty Well, Actually

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a new study, scans of people who had a brain hemisphere removed as children show how the organ adapted.