UK refuses to vote for anything ever again|Humor

A nation-wide survey has shown that the entire British electorate has finally learned its lesson and accepted that it really doesn’t know what’s best for itself. The survey found that 94% of people responded with “Put a cross in a box!? Again!? Are you fucking nuts!?” to the question of which way they would now […]

U.S. wage growth, tax-bonuses spark shopping in retail stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund managers are betting that rising wages and the effects of the Republican-led corporate tax cut will prove a lifeline to middle-market retailers who have struggled to remain relevant in the age of Amazon. Wells Fargo, CM Advisors and Plumb Funds are among those asset management firms that are increasing […]

Ancient jawbone suggests humans left Africa 50,000 years earlier

By Michael Marshall The early history of our species needs to be rewritten – again. A human jawbone from a cave in Israel has proven to be at least 177,000 years old, indicating that Homo sapiens left its African birthplace at least 50,000 years earlier than thought. The find solves several mysteries of human evolution, but also […]

3 types of extreme-energy space particles may have unified origin

3 types of extreme-energy space particles may have unified origin

Top Story One of the biggest mysteries in astroparticle physics has been the origins of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, very high-energy neutrinos, and high-energy gamma rays. Now, a new theoretical model reveals that they all could be shot out into space after cosmic rays are accelerated by powerful jets from supermassive black holes. The model explains […]

Navalny suffers latest election blow as Supreme Court body scraps complaint

Navalny suffers latest election blow as Supreme Court body scraps complaint

Opposition activist Alexey Navalny suffered a further blow to his hopes of running in Russia’s 2018 presidential election, after the Supreme Court Presidium dismissed a complaint seeking to override the ban on his participation. The decision not to look into Navalny’s complaint was taken on January 22, but information about this was released only on […]

STUDY: Over 30% of All ‘FDA-Approved’ Drugs Have Grave and Deadly Side Effects

STUDY: Over 30% of All ‘FDA-Approved’ Drugs Have Grave and Deadly Side Effects

Close to one-third of drugs approved by the FDA are found to have safety problems, according to a research report from The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA’s report stated that these safety issues, known as “postmarket safety events,” are “common after FDA approval, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring of the safety of […]

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

RoboStop: Ford’s AI to leave no hiding place for bad drivers

Few drivers would imagine feeling nostalgic for speed cameras. Nevertheless, US automotive giant Ford has revealed its vision for the future of policing in a patent application, not for a cyborg, but an AI-driven cop car. The proposed AI police car is a speed trap, surveillance vehicle and traffic cop all rolled into one. According […]

U.S. stocks, VIX dance in tandem in break with history

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A rising U.S. stock market normally reduces fear among investors, but the blistering pace of the current rally has instead also driven up the anxiety factor in the market. The S&P 500 Index and the Cboe Volatility Index, which is the main gauge for measuring investor fears that benchmark stocks will […]

People with tetraplegia gain rapid use of brain-computer interface

People with tetraplegia gain rapid use of brain-computer interface

Top Story For a brain-computer interface (BCI) to be truly useful for a person with tetraplegia (also known as quadraplegia), it should be ready whenever it’s needed, with minimal expert intervention, including the very first time it’s used. In a new study. researchers have demonstrated new techniques that allowed three participants to achieve peak BCI […]