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Images of the lively drowsy life on Japan’s ‘Feline Island,’ where felines surpass human beings 8 to 1

Images of the lively drowsy life on Japan’s ‘Feline Island,’ where...

Flickr/Sayoko Shimoyama Just off the coast of Japan there is an island called Aoshima, which is also known as "Cat Island." The tiny fishing village is home to more than 140 cats, which roam around napping, playing, and snagging snacks from residents and tourists. They outnumber humans 8 to 1. The cats were originally brought…
10 Remarkable Things We Found Out About Human Beings in 2018

10 Remarkable Things We Found Out About Human Beings in 2018

Wrinkles may be more than just a sign of aging — they could signal heart-disease risk. In August, researchers from France presented a study that found that people with numerous, deep forehead wrinkles were more likely to die from heart disease, compared with people of a similar age without forehead wrinkles. The exact reason for…
These strolling robots might assist people get again on their ft once more

These strolling robots might assist people get again on their ft...

Watching a robot trip and fall makes my heart sink. The worst part about it? I'm the one responsible. I'm standing in a Pasadena, California, lab filled with bipedal (or two legged) robots. A researcher challenges me to try and trip a 5-foot, semihumanoid robot called Amber that's walking on a treadmill. It's attached with…
When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Human Beings

When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Human Beings

Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a mainstay of genetics and biology labs. Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a mainstay of genetics and biology labs. Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr The next time you swat a fruit fly in your kitchen,…
Glacial Epoch ‘Unicorn’ May Have Lived Along With Modern Human Beings

Glacial Epoch ‘Unicorn’ May Have Lived Along With Modern Human Beings

A burly "unicorn" that once plodded over grasslands in Siberia was around for much longer than once thought — long enough to have roamed the land at the same time as modern humans. This one-horned native of the steppes, Elasmotherium sibiricum, was a hefty, furry beast in the rhino family that weighed nearly 4 tons…
Ancient Hominins Might Have Lived Together With Modern Human Beings in Arabia

Ancient Hominins Might Have Lived Together With Modern Human Beings in...

Ancient human relatives lived on the Arabian Peninsula for an astonishingly long time — from about 240,000 to 190,000 years ago — and spread into the heart of the region by following its blue rivers and lakes, a new study found. These early human relatives persisted for so long that they could have run into…
Researcher reports very first gene modifying of people

Researcher reports very first gene modifying of people

(for more about Power Words, click here) academic     Relating to school, classes or things taught by teachers in formal institutes of learning (such as a college). AIDS     (short for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) A disease that weakens a body’s immune system, greatly lowering resistance to infections and some cancers. It is caused by the HIV germ. (See also…
UT Scientist Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Want to Check In People Quickly

UT Scientist Discover Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Want to Check In People Quickly

Researchers at the University of Texas (UT) reported Tuesday that they have developed a vaccine that could arm the body to attack Alzheimer's plaques and tangles before they even start to shut down the brain. They hope to begin testing the vaccines in humans soon. Their new vaccine for the first time has targeted both amyloid-containing…
‘AI is extremely, extremely foolish,’ states Google’s AI leader, a minimum of compared to human beings

‘AI is extremely, extremely foolish,’ states Google’s AI leader, a minimum...

Andrew Moore, VP of AI for Google Cloud, speaks at a Google AI event. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET The hype over artificial intelligence is getting pretty hot, so here's a splash of cold water from none other than the leader of AI for Google's cloud division. "AI is currently very, very stupid," said Andrew Moore,…
What Is The Evolutionary Reason That Human Beings Are Ticklish?

What Is The Evolutionary Reason That Human Beings Are Ticklish?

What is the evolutionary reason why humans are ticklish, especially young children? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Fabian van den Berg, Neuroscientist, on Quora: Ticklish humans and animals. There are a few ideas about why humans…

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