Study: Doctors Predict Weight, BMI, Obesity Using Genetic Score

A new study determined doctors can assign a risk score that can accurately predict the body mass index, obesity risk, and overall risk of disease using genes. The Wall Street Journal reported on the study, which was conducted at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and whose results were published in the journal Cell. The researchers found in the More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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NASA Taps Elon Musk’s SpaceX for 2021 Asteroid Intercept Mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX was awarded the contract to launch a future NASA mission designed to intercept an asteroid and deflect it away from the Earth to avoid a potentially catastrophic impact. NASA confirmed More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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NY Times: Stanford Prof Denies Assisting in Gene-Edited Babies

After a Chinese scientist unveiled the first gene-edited babies, a Stanford biotechnology professor Dr. Stephen Quake, facing ethical scrutiny and a university investigation, is denying assisting in the project, The More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Walmart Adding Thousands of Robots to US Stores

Walmart is planning on increasing automation this year, as Yahoo Finance reports the company will add thousands of robots to perform low-level work in its U.S. stores. The company plans to add 1,500 autonomous More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Deadly Candida Auris Fungus Is Pervasive Threat Amid Secrecy

Worldwide cases of an infection known as Candida auris have become an “urgent threat,” unveiling the dangers of drug-resistant germs for both bacteria and fungi from a cloud of secrecy over fear of More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
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Pentagon Wants Machines to Learn Languages Like Babies Do

Machines could soon be learning a new language by observing the world like babies do if the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has its way, Defense One reports. “Children learn More...

By SLPundit On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Robot Authors Not a Threat Yet

Totally machine-generated prose came a step closer to reality with the announcement of an artificial intelligence that could produce news stories or fiction — but writers and reporters don’t have much More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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BU Creates Mathematically Perfect, Sound-Blocking Ring

Researchers at Boston University have built a mathematically perfect ring with a 3D printer that can cancel out more than 90 percent of sounds. According to a recent press release, professor at the College of Engineering More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Tel Aviv Deploys 'Zombie Lights' for Mobile-Obsessed Walkers

Tel Aviv has taken a small step toward protecting the lives of "smartphone zombies." The municipality has installed special LED sidewalk lights at a busy crosswalk to alert distracted pedestrians staring More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
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Report: China Gains on US in AI Research

China is quickly catching the U.S. in artificial intelligence research and may overtake it in the next two years, according to an analysis by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. China has broad ambitions More...