Meet the Government Researcher Trying to Prove the Universe Is a 2D Hologram. Cuba Has a Lung Cancer Vaccine—And America Wants It. Click to Open Overlay Gallery Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer.
The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed. Until—maybe—now. The Obama administration has, of course, been trying to normalize relations with the island nation. And last month, during New York Gov. “The chance to evaluate a vaccine like this is a very exciting prospect,” says Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park. Kind Robot Stitches Poor Peeled Grape Back Together. Meet the Newest State of Matter. It's only slightly less exciting than it sounds: a new state of matter.
The discovery, which comes courtesy of an international team led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan, offers a novel material with an unusual combination of properties—insulator, superconductor, metal, magnet. Of particular interest is the hint of high-temperature superconductivity, something of a materials science holy grail and a persistent physics mystery. So, there are lots of different states of matter. Profilaxia pré-exposição. Use camisinha!
Por 30 anos, essa foi a única palavra de ordem para prevenir a transmissão do HIV. Não é mais assim. Em 2010, foi publicada uma pesquisa demonstrando, pela primeira vez, que a administração diária de um comprimido de Truvada, para homens que fazem sexo com homens e mulheres transgênero HIV-negativos, reduzia em 92% os índices de novas infecções. Nesse estudo, cerca de metade dos participantes tomou a medicação irregularmente.
Neles, a proteção foi bem mais baixa: 44%. Mais tarde, outra pesquisa, agora conduzida entre casais heterossexuais discordantes (apenas um dos parceiros infectado), com níveis superiores de aderência à medicação, mostrou que 75% ficaram protegidos da infecção. Apesar do impacto desses resultados, o uso de medicamentos antivirais como estratégia de pré-exposição gerou controvérsias. Brain Sarcasm Centre "Totally Found" - Neuroskeptic. A new study published in the journal Neurocase made headlines this week.
Cheese Changed The Course Of Western Civilization And Other Facts. Cheese Changed The Course Of Western Civilization As most milk-haters are wont to point out, early humans did not — or more accurately could not — drink milk.
It wasn't until 8,500 years ago that a combination of over-farming, the invention of pottery, and one lazy goat herder inadvertently created a proto-cheese. Early man ate it, and found that it was good. Eventually, the regular consumption of cheese over the course of a millennia promoted lactose tolerance within those early cultures, and was then carried over to the western world as early man began the migration to Europe. Today, that same migration is still happening in the form of cheese shops in gentrifying neighborhoods.
Are humans getting cleverer? 1 March 2015Last updated at 19:03 ET By William Kremer BBC World Service IQ is rising in many parts of the world.
What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents? Google's fact-checking bots build vast knowledge bank - tech - 20 August 2014. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 The search giant is automatically building Knowledge Vault, a massive database that could give us unprecedented access to the world's facts.
Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links - 28 February 2015. The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links THE internet is stuffed with garbage.
Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free "news" stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness. Google's search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. Schizophrenia Caused by the Very Genes that Make Us Human. The mental illness question can be further refined to this: as cancer is the cost of human adaptability (in the form of genetic mutation), is mental illness the cost of intellect?
We may have suburb cognitive capabilities thanks to deep neurological complexity, but that same complexity fosters the semiregular occurrence of debilitating illness. No free rides. But it’s not quite that easy. There’s another side to the question, implicating schizophrenia in particular. When Time Flows Backwards. We are doomed to time because of organization.
We have pasts, which are just spaces of non-possibility. The past for us is a fixed guideway, a steady elimination of options culminating in this here Why should it be so? Well, causality for one. We're strung along in a generally forward direction by things occurring that cause other things to happen or cause other things to be much more likely to happen. So, that's life, but our lived reality is hardly everything.
New Measurements Show that the Unrealest Part of Quantum Physics Is Very Real. Subatomic particle-points in the quantum world like to behave as clouds of possibilities (waves) rather than points, a feature of “wave-particle duality,” and the interpretation of this is an open question and a source of great discomfort among physicists. The new research suggests it may just turn out that weirdest part of it is really as strange and counterintuitive as it looks. Some background: Have a scientific problem? Steal an answer from nature. The Cold War has been over for decades, but in the dark, frigid waters deep under the oceans, nuclear armed submarines still ply their grim patrol.
These instruments of war are pinnacles of advanced engineering. They are propelled by nuclear reactors; they slide through the depths in near silence; they can remain submerged for weeks, making drinking water from the sea and creating their own breathable atmosphere. While patrolling in total darkness, these vessels are fully aware of their environment, maintaining a map of the natural world around them and any potential adversaries. Although the systems integrated into submarines represent the most advanced fruits of human ingenuity in science and engineering, many of them have origins that are millions of years old.
Subs exploit ideas generated not in the brains of men and women, but by the directionless forces of biological evolution itself. Forget the Super Bowl, Microbes Are Playing Sports in Outer Space. announced the winners Project MERCCURI, the cheerleader-driven effort to understand how microbes behave in space, has just released the results of a competition that’s been brewing at the International Space Station for the past nine months. A New Mathematical Proof Shows How Some Spaces Can't Always Be Divided. Zeno's arrow Where does the halving stop and the face-splitting begin? Ignoring the IRL restriction of the Planck length, why should these divisions ever stop? And if they never stop, does that mean the arrow never reaches its destination? How does anything ever reach its destination? The arrow and everything else must be motionless. O desperdiçar um entrevistado.
Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space. Pay attention. What if you could focus and control your consciousness when under the influence of psychedelics? Cognitive roller-coasters may be upon us. Almost fifty years ago, ex-Harvard professor Timothy Leary and his colleagues penned an essay titled "On Programming Psychedelic Experiences. " Essentially, the article served as a field manual for navigating awareness during altered states of consciousness, a kind of map to help orient and manage subjectivity, a voyage chart to focus the attention of a tripping mind. Yes, Please: An Algorithm for Fact Checking the Internet. Should Unprovable Physics Be Considered Philosophy? In some large part, science is powerful not because of ideas but because of how it treats ideas. Science asks, prove it. How Humanity Will Leave Its Most Permanent Scar on the Earth.
Climate changeAnthropocene “The extensive, large-scale disruption of underground rock fabrics, to depths of greater than 5 km, by a single biological species, represents a major geological innovation. OK, Maybe Correlation Does Sometimes Imply Causation. Mathematicians Hunt the Voids Between Massive Prime Numbers. There are patterns within the prime numbers, however. Relationships recur, as do forms. A New Form of Electron Organization Offers High-Temperature Superconductivity. Superconductors have been around for a good while now. Are Gamma-Ray Bursts Keeping Life from Developing in the Universe? Gimballed Rockets - www.ukrocketman.com. Actively stabilised rockets represent probably the hardest technical challenge in amateur rocketry. The challenge in ensuring a rocket can maintain a particular trajectory by means of onboard control systems is extremely hard - hence the fact that not many people attempt it, or succeed.
Here is the Recipe for making Geopolymer Concrete, go wild : Floathouse. A New Material Uses the Cold Darkness of Outer Space To Cool Your House. My Great-Great-Aunt Discovered Francium. And It Killed Her. Firefly Space Systems charges full-speed toward low Earth orbit. DARPA Is Developing Tiny Implants That Trigger Self-Healing. Alan Turing's Most Underrated Discovery Was Also Among His Greatest. Time Cloaks Are Almost Ready for the Real-World. How Sound Waves Will Control the Laser-Circuits of the Near-Future.
Map Projections: Azimuthal Projections. Get to Know a Projection: Azimuthal Orthographic. The XKCD Guide to the Universe's Most Bizarre Physics. Panasonic Power Loader Light exoskeleton takes a load off your back / 2045 Initiative. Will we ever have Iron Man exoskeletons? World’s first affordable powered exoskeleton is almost here: Prepare for mech wars. NNT. NNT. This Man's Simple System Could Transform American Medicine. Air Umbrella holds off the rain with a force field of air. Homophobics May Be Hidden Homosexuals. FOCUS FUSION: emPOWERtheWORLD. Can young blood stem the ravages of old age? – Jess Zimmerman. The man who grew eyes.
Why a Little Poison is Good for Health. How the U.S. Built the World’s Most Ridiculously Accurate Atomic Clock. An Oculus Rift Hack That Lets You Draw in 3-D. A Gold Gadget That Would Let You Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone. Wired 11.09: The New Diamond Age. Civilization’s Starter Kit. RIP Four Loko; How To "Cook" Four Loko. New Big Bang evidence also hints that we may exist in a multiverse.