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Artificial intelligence

Sex robots may cause psychological damage

2020-02-15 00:04:49 UTC

Sex robots may cause psychological damageUS researchers call for more regulation around the sale of sex robots with artificial intelligence.
Read more at BBC News


Sixgill raises $15M to expand its dark web intelligence platform

2020-02-11 16:00:44 UTC

Sixgill raises $15M to expand its dark web intelligence platformSixgill, an Israeli cyber threat intelligence company that specializes in monitoring the deep and dark web, today announced that it has raised a $15 million funding round led by Sonae IM, a fund based in Portugal, and London-based REV Venture Partners. Crowdf Read more at TechCrunch


Deep Instinct nabs $43M for a deep-learning cybersecurity solution that can suss an attack before it happens

2020-02-12 14:01:18 UTC

Deep Instinct nabs $43M for a deep-learning cybersecurity solution that can suss an attack before it happensThe worlds of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity have become deeply entwined in recent years, as organizations work to keep up with and ideally block increasingly sophisticated malicious hackers. Today, a startup thats built a deep learning soluti Read more at TechCrunch


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Bioinformatics

Bringing public health to the forefront in gene set enrichment analysis

2020-02-12 13:50:01 UTC

Bringing public health to the forefront in gene set enrichment analysisGene set enrichment analysis is integral to the study of genomics, allowing researchers to interpret data collected at the level of single genes by their collective involvement in biological pathways. However, the assessment and comparison of such methods has Read more at Phys.org


The nf-core framework for community-curated bioinformatics pipelines

2020-02-13 00:00:00 UTC

The nf-core framework for community-curated bioinformatics pipelinesThe nf-core framework for community-curated bioinformatics pipelines
Read more at Nature.com


Revolutionary cryo-EM is taking over structural biology

2020-02-10 00:00:00 UTC

Revolutionary cryo-EM is taking over structural biologyThe number of protein structures being determined by cryo-electron microscopy is growing at an explosive rate.
Read more at Nature.com


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Genomics

Bringing public health to the forefront in gene set enrichment analysis

2020-02-12 13:50:01 UTC

Bringing public health to the forefront in gene set enrichment analysisGene set enrichment analysis is integral to the study of genomics, allowing researchers to interpret data collected at the level of single genes by their collective involvement in biological pathways. However, the assessment and comparison of such methods has Read more at Phys.org


Mechanical regulation of glycolysis via cytoskeleton architecture

2020-02-12 00:00:00 UTC

Mechanical regulation of glycolysis via cytoskeleton architectureGlycolysis in normal epithelial cells responds to microenvironmental mechanics via the modulation of actin bundles that sequester the phosphofructokinase-targeting ubiquitin ligase TRIM21, a process superseded by persistent actin bundles in cancer cells. Read more at Nature.com


The strength and pattern of natural selection on gene expression in rice

2020-02-12 00:00:00 UTC

The strength and pattern of natural selection on gene expression in ricePhenotypic selection analysis is used to estimate the type and strength of selection that acts on more than 15,000 transcripts in rice (Oryza sativa), which provides insight into the adaptive evolutionary role of selection on gene expression. Read more at Nature.com


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Genetics

California Senator proposes tighter regulations on direct-to-consumer genetics testing companies

2020-02-12 01:12:55 UTC

California Senator proposes tighter regulations on direct-to-consumer genetics testing companiesA state senator in California is introducing legislation designed to provide more direct oversight over direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies. The new regulations, introduced by Santa Anas Democratic Senator Thomas Umberg, builds on attempts in the Ca Read more at TechCrunch


What causes high cholesterol? Dairy, smoking, genetics, and more

2020-02-10 21:43:37 UTC

What causes high cholesterol? Dairy, smoking, genetics, and moreHigh cholesterol is associated with a greater risk of heart disease and stroke, so it is important to understand the common causes behind this serious condition. Eating a lot of fried foods, fatty meats, and processed foods are among the main dietary culprits Read more at Insider.com


Kirk, Spock and Darwin

2020-02-13 00:20:00 UTC

Kirk, Spock and Darwin-
Read more at Scientificamerican.com


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GWAS

Deriving disease modules from the compressed transcriptional space embedded in a deep autoencoder

2020-02-12 00:00:00 UTC

Deriving disease modules from the compressed transcriptional space embedded in a deep autoencoderThe study of disease modules facilitates insight into complex diseases, but their identification relies on knowledge of molecular networks. Here, the authors show that disease modules and genes can also be discovered in deep autoencoder representations of lar Read more at Nature.com


The effect of liver enzymes on body composition: A Mendelian randomization study

2020-02-11 18:54:00 UTC

The effect of liver enzymes on body composition: A Mendelian randomization studyBackground Higher alanine transaminase (ALT), indicating poor liver function, is positively associated with diabetes but inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) in Mendelian randomization (MR) studies, suggesting liver function affects muscle mass. To Read more at Plos.org


Using human genetics to understand the disease impacts of testosterone in men and women

2020-02-10 00:00:00 UTC

Using human genetics to understand the disease impacts of testosterone in men and womenGenetic analysis of data from over 400,000 participants in the UK Biobank Study shows that circulating testosterone levels have sex-specific implications for cardiometabolic diseases and cancer outcomes. Read more at Nature.com


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Data science

NASAs next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or Triton

2020-02-13 22:45:03 UTC

NASAs next science missions will head for Venus, Io, or TritonThe four Solar System exploration proposals selected to move to the next stage of NASAs Discovery Program were VERITAS, DAVINCI+, Trident, and IVO. Read more at The Verge


Telescope Detects Fast Radio Burst Hitting Earth Every 16 Days

2020-02-10 19:40:00 UTC

Telescope Detects Fast Radio Burst Hitting Earth Every 16 Days-
Read more at Gizmodo.com


How to Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

2020-02-10 18:00:00 UTC

How to Join the Great Backyard Bird Count-
Read more at Lifehacker.com


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Population genetics

'Ghost' ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious human species - msnNOW

2020-02-14 07:56:00 UTC

'Ghost' ancestors: African DNA study detects mysterious human species msnNOW Mysterious 'ghost population' of ancient humans discovered CNN Scientists Find Clues of 'Ghost' Human Ancestor in West Africa: Study Newser 'Ghost population' of ancient humans may h Read more at Reuters


Are eggs bad for cholesterol? They can be, but other fats are worse

2020-02-11 18:48:56 UTC

Are eggs bad for cholesterol? They can be, but other fats are worseDmitry Galaganov/Shutterstock Eggs are the most concentrated source of cholesterol in our diet one egg has 186 mg. But no matter how much "bad" cholesterol you eat, trans fats in your diet may contribute more to cholesterol levels in the body than foods wit Read more at Insider.com


Preclinical study links human gene variant to THC reward in adolescent females

2020-02-12 21:46:46 UTC

placeholder imgA common variation in a human gene that affects the brain's reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research. As Read more at Sciencedaily.com


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Inheritance

The Moneyist: Im hurt and apprehensive about where I stand. My husband of 5 years inherited his parents home in California and didnt put my name on the deed. What should I do?

2020-02-14 15:32:04 UTC

The Moneyist: Im hurt and apprehensive about where I stand. My husband of 5 years inherited his parents home in California  and didnt put my name on the deed. What should I do?I understand an inheritance is not community property unless you make it so. If the shoe were on the other foot, I would have added his name to the deed. Read more at Marketwatch.com


Butterflies can pass acquired traits to the next generation

2020-02-12 19:42:36 UTC

Butterflies can pass acquired traits to the next generationIt defies past thinking about evolution, but new research documents the inheritance of acquired traits among butterflies.
Read more at Futurity.org


NewsWatch: If you could buy only one stock for 5G and artificial intelligence, this would be it

2020-02-14 22:00:08 UTC

NewsWatch: If you could buy only one stock for 5G and artificial intelligence, this would be itLook at Applied Materials
Read more at Marketwatch.com


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Bioinformatics AI

Global Synthetic Biology Market to Clock Promising CAGR of 26.3% From 2019 to 2027; Advances in Gene Engineering Technology Expand Outlook: Transparency Market Research

2020-02-13 13:30:00 UTC

Global Synthetic Biology Market to Clock Promising CAGR of 26.3% From 2019 to 2027; Advances in Gene Engineering Technology Expand Outlook: Transparency Market ResearchContinuous advances in tools used in engineering of biological components and systems, such as in automated design and modeling techniques, underlie the evolution of the synthetic biology market, observes analysts at Transparency Market Research (TMR). Expand Read more at Yahoo.com


Opportunity for experienced data scientists at the National Library of Medicine: NIH DATA Scholar Program

2020-02-14 20:04:03 UTC

Opportunity for experienced data scientists at the National Library of Medicine: NIH DATA Scholar ProgramThe National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program, a new opportunity for experienced data and computer scientists and engineers to tackle biomedical data challenges in par Read more at Nih.gov


Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL) Q4 2019 Earnings Call Transcript

2020-02-11 21:01:27 UTC

Charles River Laboratories International Inc (CRL) Q4 2019 Earnings Call TranscriptCRL earnings call for the period ending December 28, 2019.
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Precision medicine

Researchers find a way to 3D print whole objects in seconds

2020-02-13 13:15:00 UTC

Researchers find a way to 3D print whole objects in secondsWhen you think of 3D printing, you probably imagine a structure being created layer by layer, from the bottom up. Now, researchers from Switzerland's EPFL say they have developed a completely new way of creating 3D objects, with unprecedented resolution and i Read more at Engadget


Printing tiny, high-precision objects in a matter of seconds EPFL

2020-02-14 17:18:35 UTC

Printing tiny, high-precision objects in a matter of seconds  EPFLResearchers at EPFL have developed a new, high-precision method for 3D-printing small, soft objects. The process, which takes less than 30 seconds from start to finish, has potential applications in a wide range of fields, including 3D bioprinting. Read more at Epfl.ch


EPFL develops high-precision 30 second laser 3D printing method

2020-02-13 19:35:37 UTC

EPFL develops high-precision 30 second laser 3D printing methodthe innovative EPFL technology shows promising potential in various industries, mainly in 3D bio-printing and dentistry. The post EPFL develops high-precision 30 second laser 3D printing method appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. Read more at Designboom.com


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Health

ePharmacy Ro launches doc-approved WebMD rival Health Guide

2020-02-12 16:58:02 UTC

ePharmacy Ro launches doc-approved WebMD rival Health GuideWhatever your symptom, WebMD says you have cancer. Its a long-running joke that underscores the distrust of perhaps the top source of medical advice, stemming from a confusing site clogged with ads thats been criticized for questionable information and pu Read more at TechCrunch


How to Break Up With Your Family

2020-02-12 15:15:00 UTC

How to Break Up With Your Family-
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China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by Coronavirus

2020-02-14 12:30:00 UTC

China Reports 6 Health Workers Dead and 1,716 Sickened by CoronavirusHealth officials in China announced on Friday that the new coronavirus has sickened at least 1,716 health care workers and killed six. Roughly 87 percent of those health workers infected with COVID-19 were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, acc Read more at Gizmodo.com


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Technology

Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google management

2020-02-11 20:41:37 UTC

Alphabet has moved technology incubator Jigsaw under Google managementGoogle parent company Alphabet has moved its Jigsaw technology incubator under Google, making it the first former Alphabet company to move to Google since Sergey Brin and Larry Page stepped down from their management roles in December. Read more at The Verge


This sleek electric toothbrush uses sonic technology for better results

2020-02-13 10:10:28 UTC

This sleek electric toothbrush uses sonic technology for better resultsTL;DR: The Philips Sonicare EasyClean electric toothbrush is on sale for 33.99 on Amazon, saving you 33% on list price. There is a lot of clever technology that goes into the humble electric toothbrush, and most of it washes over potential buyers. Why should Read more at Mashable


Apple files patent for a smart home system that could configure itself

2020-02-13 18:39:50 UTC

Apple files patent for a smart home system that could configure itselfApple has filed a patent for a new smart home technology that could let the smart home configure itself. The patent also describes how this system could map the house and sense objects and people in it. Read more at The Verge


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Scientific publications

The latest in climate change attribution and the law

2020-02-10 14:40:01 UTC

The latest in climate change attribution and the lawThe evolving field of climate change attribution science plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of how humans are affecting the global climate system, and in informing discussions about responsibility for climate change impacts. Attribution scienc Read more at Phys.org


Quantifying Independently Reproducible Machine Learning

2020-02-13 10:46:52 UTC

Quantifying Independently Reproducible Machine LearningMany warn that Artificial Intelligence has a serious reproducibility crisis, but is it so? Some conclusions from the author's experience trying to replicate 255 papers. Read more at Thegradient.pub


Human language most likely evolved gradually

2020-02-12 18:01:40 UTC

Human language most likely evolved graduallyOne of the most controversial hypotheses for the origin of the human language faculty is the evolutionary conjecture that language arose instantaneously in humans through a single gene mutation. ` Read more at Phys.org


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Scientific Books

California Senator proposes tighter regulations on direct-to-consumer genetics testing companies

2020-02-12 01:12:55 UTC

California Senator proposes tighter regulations on direct-to-consumer genetics testing companiesA state senator in California is introducing legislation designed to provide more direct oversight over direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies. The new regulations, introduced by Santa Anas Democratic Senator Thomas Umberg, builds on attempts in the Ca Read more at TechCrunch


AI will never replace good old human creativity

2020-02-11 15:41:44 UTC

AI will never replace good old human creativityThe European Patent Office recently turned down an application for a patent that described a food container. This was not because the invention was not novel or useful, but because it was created by artificial intelligence (AI). By law, inventors need to be a Read more at The Next Web


Solitude and Sensory Deprivation (and Johnny Cash) (2019)

2020-02-14 00:18:43 UTC

Solitude and Sensory Deprivation (and Johnny Cash) (2019)A surprise discovery in the Senate House Library leads our postdoctoral researcher Charlie Williams to think about country music, graphic design and the scientific study of solitude. Read more at Qmul.ac.uk


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Sports

What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos

2020-02-10 06:43:16 UTC

What a shot! 27 amazing sports photosTake a look at 27 amazing sports photos from February 2 through February 9.
Read more at CNN


Sports stars J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohia were married Saturday

2020-02-16 05:46:11 UTC

Sports stars J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohia were married SaturdayJ.J. Watt, NFL superstar for the Houston Texans, and professional soccer player Kealia Ohai were married in a tropical Bahamas wedding Saturday, according to People magazine. Read more at CNN


How to Stream the Westminster Dog Show Without Cable

2020-02-10 21:15:00 UTC

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Entertainment

Bong Joon-ho is the internet's new hero after cleaning up at the 92nd Academy Awards.

2020-02-11 16:16:57 UTC

Bong Joon-ho is the internet-
Read more at Mashable


HBO Maxs first ad wants to remind you how many of your favorite shows and movies it owns

2020-02-14 19:55:49 UTC

HBO Maxs first ad wants to remind you how many of your favorite shows and movies it ownsWhether its Friends, South Park, Wonder Woman, The Lego Movie, The Matrix, or The Wizard of Oz, the first commercial for HBO Max wants people to remember how much AT&Ts entertainment division owns. Read more at The Verge


Did all these movies from the 2000s deserve their Oscars?

2020-02-09 11:00:00 UTC

Did all these movies from the 2000s deserve their Oscars?-
Read more at Mashable


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