Facebook launches M, a Siri-Like Personal Assistant for Messenger Today
Facebook announced its beginning a very small roll out of a digital assistant service that will live within Messenger. The service, called M, is capable of completing tasks and finding information upon request, "searchenginejournal.com" reported. ...
Scientists grow 'human brain' in laboratory in bid to beat Alzheimer`s

Scientists grow 'human brain' in laboratory in bid to beat Alzheimer`s

19.08.2015 [22:06]
Scientists have used stem cells to create a 'replica brain' with a similar structure to that of an unborn baby, it has been revealed, according to www.westernmorningnews.co.uk. A near-complete human brain comparable with that of a five-week-old foetus has been grown in a laboratory dish ...
Why bananas as we know them might go extinct

Why bananas as we know them might go extinct

02.08.2015 [11:32]
They tasted better, they lasted longer, they were more resilient and didn't require artificial ripening. They were -- simply put -- a better fruit, because they belonged to a different species, or cultivar in banana parlance. It was called Gros Michel and it remained the world's export banana until 1965 ...

Scientists control mouse brain by remote control

30.07.2015 [20:35]
Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller; allowing them to study the effects of neural stimulation without invasive procedures and without test subjects tethered by wires, according to Reuters. The tiny implant, smaller than the width of a human hair ...
Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

30.07.2015 [09:54]
A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. The find by Eric Schmitt was announced late Monday by a salvage company ...

Microsoft issues emergency patch for critical vulnerability in Windows

22.07.2015 [17:05]
Microsoft has released an emergency update to patch a security bug that allows attackers to remotely execute malicious code on computers running every supported version of Windows, the company said. ...

WHO: Turkmenistan is the world’s most non-smoking country

22.07.2015 [16:18]
Health-obsessed former Soviet Turkmenistan is the country with the world’s lowest proportion of smokers, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said during a visit to country. Chan said that just 8 percent of the population smoked, according ...
NASA's Curiosity rover discovered continental crust usually found on Earth's ocean surface on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover discovered continental crust usually found on Earth's ocean surface on Mars

16.07.2015 [14:27]
Very often Mars is seen as having a moderately consistent surface basaltic rock, the kind of rock that most of the Earth's ocean crust is made of. The latest findings that have been made with the help of the ChemCam on the Curiosity rover now have a different story to tell ...
2,000 Bronze Age gold spirals found in Denmark

2,000 Bronze Age gold spirals found in Denmark

14.07.2015 [21:41]
An unprecedented cache 2,000 gold spirals from the Bronze Age has been discovered in a field near the town of Boeslunde on the Danish island of Zealand. Bronze Age spirals have been found before — gold ones in the Syke hoard in Germany ...

Canadian surgeons first had surgery in zero gravity

14.07.2015 [20:22]
To prepare for potential emergencies in orbit (when the astronaut will need urgent surgical intervention), a group of canadian doctors performed surgery on the model of the human body. The experiment took place on Board of research aircraft, during the flight, which created the conditions of weightlessness. This publication reports Gizmag ...
Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers

Riding a bike for an hour extends cyclist's life by same time, say Dutch researchers

14.07.2015 [13:18]
Study finds average cyclist in Netherlands lives six months longer than non-riders. Riding a bike for one hour extends the average cyclist's life by the same amount of time, according to a study in the Netherlands, which ...
Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children

Anxiety is HEREDITARY: Brain scans reveal anxious parents are more likely to have nervous and depressed children

09.07.2015 [15:14]
Official figures show that anxiety and depressive disorders are a leading source of disability affecting hundreds of millions of people. And now researchers have found that anxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, after discovering temperament is ...
First hospital light fixture to kill bacteria safely

First hospital light fixture to kill bacteria safely

09.07.2015 [10:57]
Kenall Manufacturing today introducedIndigo-Clean™, a light fixture that uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind Indigo-Clean™ inactivates a wide ...
Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

24.06.2015 [10:30]
Wild kangaroos tend to favor their left hands during common tasks like grooming and feeding, a study suggests. The researchers say this is the first demonstration of population-level "handedness" in a species other than humans, who are ...
World's oldest person Jeralean Talley dies at 116

World's oldest person Jeralean Talley dies at 116

23.06.2015 [11:13]
The world's oldest woman, Jeralean Talley has died at the age of 116. Talley's title as the world's oldest person was verified by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks ...
Are You the 5 Percent? Small Minority Have No Health Problems

Are You the 5 Percent? Small Minority Have No Health Problems

09.06.2015 [14:19]
If you're in perfect health, you're in the minority: Less than 5 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed information on about 300 diseases and conditions — everything from acne and PMS to chronic ...
Boeing develops drone that can be re-charged in mid-air, fly indefinitely

Boeing develops drone that can be re-charged in mid-air, fly indefinitely

09.06.2015 [14:02]
The US Patent and Trademark Office approved an application from Boeing's James J. Childress and John J. Viniotis for an autonomous drone that can be recharged without landing. Today, the amount of time a drone can spend in the air is limited by ...
Earth Organisms Survive Under Low-Pressure Martian Conditions

Earth Organisms Survive Under Low-Pressure Martian Conditions

02.06.2015 [10:33]
New research at the University of Arkansas suggests that methanogens – among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth – could survive on Mars. Methanogens, microorganisms in the domain Archaea, use hydrogen as their energy source and carbon dioxide as their carbon source, to ...
Graphene could one day create fuel-free spacecrafts

Graphene could one day create fuel-free spacecrafts

30.05.2015 [13:42]
The miracle material graphene could one day be used to create fuel-free spacecrafts, scientists have said. Researchers say graphene could be used to make a light-powered propulsion system for a spacecraft following the discovery that ...