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DNA from Sitting Bull’s hair confirms US man is his great-grandson

Study is the first time DNA from a long-dead person was used to demonstrate a familial link between a living individual and a historical figureA sample of Sitting Bull’s hair has helped scientists confirm that a South Dakota man is the famed 19th-century Native American leader’s great-grandson using a new method to analyse family lineages with DNA fragments from long-dead people.Researchers said on Wednesday that DNA extracted from the hair, which had been stored at the Smithsonian Institution i...
Tags: Science, Washington, US, World news, US news, South Dakota, Native Americans, Smithsonian Institution, Ernie LaPointe


China says it has a quantum computer a million times more powerful than Google’s

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China recently published a paper indicating they’ve created a quantum computer that’s one million times faster than Google’s Sycamore machine. According to a report from the Global Times, the Chinese system “is 10 million times faster than the current fastest supercomputer and its calculation complexity is more than 1 million times higher than Google’s Sycamore processor.” File under: Huge, if true. Let’s be up front here, I’m not a qu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Insider, Global Times, University of Science and Technology of China, Neural


A beginner’s guide to AI: Ethics

Welcome to Neural’s beginner’s guide to AI. This multi-part feature should provide you with a very basic understanding of what AI is, what it can do, and how it works. The guide contains articles on (in order published) neural networks, computer vision, natural language processing, algorithms, artificial general intelligence, the difference between video game AI and real AI, and the difference between human and machine intelligence. The discourse surrounding artificial intelligence ethics is wid...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Basics, Neural


Chicago just approved one of the US's largest basic-income pilots: $500 monthly payments for 5,000 people

Marquisha Byrd makes face shields for frontline responders at Dimo's Pizza in Chicago, April 16, 2020. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images Chicago's city council voted Wednesday to approve one of the US's largest basic-income pilots. The city will give 5,000 low-income households $500 per month for one year. A similar program in Stockton, California, reduced participants' unemployment and improved their emotional wellbeing. Chicago just became the latest city to offer resid...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, Walmart, Poverty, Chicago, Alaska, Stockton, Finland, Biden, The Washington Post, Universal Basic Income, Oakland California


One chart can tell you if you actually need a booster shot or not

An elderly woman receives a booster shot of her COVID-19 vaccine in Netanya, Israel, January 19, 2021. Ronen Zvulun/REUTERS Booster shots are now available to a broad swath of people in the US who are fully vaccinated. But the truth is that most Pfizer and Moderna recipients probably don't need a third shot right now. Data suggests people over 65 and J&J recipients would benefit from a boost immediately. Booster shots have arrived in the US.Many adults who've been fully vaccinated...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Netanya, Johnson Johnson, Vanderbilt University, Talbot, Ronen Zvulun, Kaiser Family Foundation, Moderna, Kaiser Permanente Colorado


Police officers are collapsing after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. The likelier story? Panic attacks.

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy David Faiivae receiving aid from an officer after being exposed to fentanyl on July 3. Experts say it's unlikely that Faiivae was overdosing. San Diego County Sheriff's Department via AP Cops have collapsed after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. Police officers may be experiencing a disorder that converts stress into physical symptoms. Misinformation is swirling about the risk of fentanyl exposure on ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Police, Trends, Mexico City, San Diego, Ohio, The New York Times, Cleveland, North Carolina, San Diego County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Trial announced for 'first-of-its-kind' vaccine to prevent breast cancer

A researcher conducts a breast cancer vaccine related experiment in a lab at Cleveland Clinic. Shawn Green/Cleveland Clinic The first human trial testing a vaccine against triple-negative breast cancer is set to begin. The breast cancer type is common, deadly, and can currently only be prevented with mastectomy. Researchers will first test the shot in triple-negative breast cancer survivors at high risk for recurrence. A vaccine against the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cance...
Tags: Science, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Women's Health, Vaccines, Us Department Of Defense, Cleveland Clinic, US Food and Drug Administration, Budd, Tuohy, Taussig Cancer Institute, Anna Medaris Miller, Cleveland Clinic Shawn Green Cleveland Clinic


Cops are collapsing after touching fentanyl, but you can't overdose from skin contact. The likelier story? Panic attacks.

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy David Faiivae gets aid from an officer after being exposed to fentanyl on July 3, 2021. Experts say it's unlikely that Faiivae was overdosing. San Diego County Sheriff's Department via AP) Cops are collapsing after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. Officers may be experiencing a conversion disorder - when stress is converted into physical symptoms. Misinformation is swirling about the risk of fentanyl ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Mexico, Police, Trends, San Diego, Ohio, The New York Times, Cleveland, North Carolina, San Diego County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Police officers are collapsing after touching fentanyl, but you can't overdose from skin contact. The likelier story? Panic attacks.

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy David Faiivae receiving aid from an officer after being exposed to fentanyl on July 3. Experts say it's unlikely that Faiivae was overdosing. San Diego County Sheriff's Department via AP Cops have collapsed after touching fentanyl, but experts say you can't overdose from skin contact. Police officers may be experiencing a disorder that converts stress into physical symptoms. Misinformation is swirling about the risk of fentanyl exposure on ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, Police, Trends, Mexico City, San Diego, Ohio, The New York Times, Cleveland, North Carolina, San Diego County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Sleep affluence: why too much shut-eye can be bad for your health

A new study re-emphasises the fact that oversleeping can be harmful for us – and especially for older peopleName: sleep affluence.Zzzzz. Hey! This is a very interesting and very informative column! Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Life and style, Dementia, Older people, Alzheimer's, Ageing


People who eat meat report lower levels of depression and anxiety than vegans do, a recent analysis suggests

A man eats his lunch at Holycow steak house in Jakarta, Indonesia on December 7, 2012. Reuters/Enny Nuraheni A recent analysis suggests a link between meat-free diets and poorer mental health. The results show that meat eaters report lower rates of depression and anxiety than vegans and vegetarians do. But that does not mean that abstaining from meat causes depression or anxiety. A meat-free diet is linked to higher levels of depression and anxiety than omnivorous eating, according to a r...
Tags: Health, Meat, Science, News, Germany, US, Trends, Depression, Anxiety, Archer, Veganism, Vegan, Omega, Vegetarian, Reuters, Meat Consumption


Immunocompromised Americans who had a 3rd COVID-19 shot can now get a 4th, CDC says

A cancer patient gets his Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on August 24, 2021. JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images Many immunocompromised Americans became eligible for a fourth COVID-19 shot on Tuesday. The fourth dose can be any FDA-authorized shot, given six months after the third, the CDC said. People that got J&J's vaccine have different guidance - they shouldn't get more than two doses. Most fully-vaccinated immunocompromised peo...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Booster, Johnson Johnson, Hartford Connecticut, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hartford Hospital


SpaceX aims to fix leaky toilets before astronauts blast off at weekend

Tube came unglued during SpaceX’s first private flight last month, spilling urine on to fans and beneath the floorSpaceX is facing toilet troubles in its capsules before it launches more astronauts into space.The company and Nasa want to make sure the toilet leaks will not compromise the capsule launching early on Sunday from Kennedy Space Center, or another one that has been parked at the International Space Station since April. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center



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