Category Archives: Science

21Nov/17

Brain activity shows dogs learn in their sleep, say Hungarian scientists

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.
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10Nov/17

Tech stars split over AI: threat or salvation?

Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic at a web summit in Portugal, with scientists warning of the risks of creating powerful autonomous machines that are smarter than we are. Emily Wither reports. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Eurek-baa: Scientists find sheep can recognise human faces

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UNKNOWN/DATE UPLOADED: NOVEMBER 7, 2017) (JENNY MORTON/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Sheep have been trained to recognise the faces of celebrities, including former U.S. President Barack Obama, by University of Cambridge scientists who hope it may help with understanding neurodegenerative diseases. Continue reading

06Nov/17

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (CALTECH) – A brainless, spineless, pulsating organism has a key behaviour in common with humans: sleep. Continue reading

09Oct/17

How coffee could power your car

A new one-step process that turns spent coffee grounds into biofuel could help in the fight to reduce our reliance on diesel made from fossil fuels, say researchers at Lancaster University. Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Computer says no – beauty not in the eye of the beholder

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder but now a computer facial mapping technique is proving geometry also plays an important part and the ancient Greeks knew all about it, as Stuart McDill reports. Continue reading

09Sep/17

Black hole in a ‘bathtub’ makes waves for UK scientists

British-based scientists have recreated the conditions around black holes using a water bath, shedding new light on the extraction of energy from the astronomical phenomenon. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading

27Jul/17

Scientists find sunscreen potential in Antarctic plants

SANTIAGO, CHILE (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Chile have discovered molecules in two species of Antarctic flowers that protect the plants from solar radiation and could potentially be used in products such as sunscreen for humans and protection for vulnerable crops. Continue reading