Thursday, 27 February 2020

Unhealthy aging could be thwarted in the future by new molecular discovery

Unhealthy aging could be thwarted in the future by new molecular discovery

Everybody wants to live as long as possible. We try our best to take care of ourselves — we watch our diet, we stay active, and we throw away the cigarettes. Owing to our gallant efforts, and thanks to advances in science and medicine, human life expectancy across the world doubled in the 20th century. The average human can now expect to live past 70 years old.

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Study suggests that cannabis helps to induce sleep but does not help prevent nightly awakenings

Study suggests that cannabis helps to induce sleep but does not help prevent nightly awakenings

Cannabis appears to help induce sleep but it does not seem to promote sleep continuity, according to new preliminary research

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield

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Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought

Natural gas is a much ‘dirtier’ energy source than we thought

Coal, oil, and gas are responsible for much more atmospheric methane, the super-potent warming gas, than previously known.

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Study dates Victorian volcano that buried a human-made axe 34,000 years ago

Study dates Victorian volcano that buried a human-made axe 34,000 years ago

Fresh evidence shows two prominent south-west Victorian volcanoes, Budj Bim and Tower Hill, erupted at least 34,000 years ago and that people were in the area before those eruptions.

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The makers of Jif peanut butter team up with Giphy to try to settle the GIF/Jif debate once and for all

The makers of Jif peanut butter team up with Giphy to try to settle the GIF/Jif debate once and for all

Even though the creator of the GIF has settled it already.

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NASA has a new idea to get the InSight lander's 'mole' on Mars digging again

NASA has a new idea to get the InSight lander's 'mole' on Mars digging again

The "mole" aboard NASA's Mars InSight lander is about to get yet another push. The mole — a self-hammering tool designed to get InSight's burrowing heat probe at least 10 feet (3 meters) underground — hasn't made much downward progress since its deployment on the Red Planet's surface in February 2019.

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