Astronomers detect more mystery radio bursts from beyond the Milky Way

Sure enough, astronomers have discovered even more of those mysterious fast radio bursts from outside the Milky Way galaxy. Scientists using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope have detected 13 different radio bursts, including six repeat bursts from the same location in a galaxy 1.5 billion light years away. Each of those bursts […]

MIT CSAIL’s AI can detect fake news and political bias

Fake news continues to rear its ugly head. In March of this year, half of the U.S. population reported seeing deliberately misleading articles on news websites. A majority of respondents to a recent Edelman survey, meanwhile, said that they couldn’t judge the veracity of media reports. And given that fake news has been shown to […]

Breath test to detect cancer: Huge breakthrough to reduce invasive tests

The breakthrough test can detect cancer markers found in your breath (Image: BILLY BOYLE) By detecting cancer earlier, potentially before symptoms have even appeared, tens of thousands of lives could be saved every year. It would also reduce the need for costly and invasive internal investigations, biopsies and scans. Multiple large-scale clinical trials, partly funded […]

News of Trump passing cognitive test may make it harder to detect dementia

Enlarge / US President Donald Trump answers questions about the 2016 US election during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. (credit: Getty | Chris McGrath) News reports in January that President Donald Trump passed a widely used test that screens for mild […]

Researchers use machine learning to quickly detect video face swaps

We all know that AI can be used to swap faces in photos and videos. People have, of course, taken advantage of this tool for some disturbing uses, including face-swapping people into pornographic videos — the ultimate revenge porn. But if AI can be used to face swap, can’t it also be used to detect […]

Astronomers detect light from first-ever stars in pioneering discovery (VIDEO

Astronomers have discovered evidence of the first light in the universe, believed to have emanated from the earliest stars. It all happened some 180 million years after the Big Bang. The remarkable breakthrough was made using a simple but high-tech antenna in the remote Western Australia outback to detect radio signals from the first stars. […]

Researchers use CRISPR to detect HPV and Zika

Science published three studies today that all demonstrate new uses for CRISPR. The gene editing technology is typically thought of for its potential use in treating diseases like HIV, ALS and Huntington’s disease, but researchers are showing that applications of CRISPR don’t stop there. The first study comes from the lab of CRISPR pioneer Jennifer […]

Is your mole itchy or sore? Do the ABCDE checklist to detect first signs of skin cancer

SKIN cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells and is one of the most common cancers in the world. There are three main types but melanoma is the most serious, often detected by a new mole or a change int he appearance of an existing one. Doing the ABCDE checklist can detect the […]

RightEye partners with Tobii on EyeQ vision tests to detect brain injury and Parkinson’s

Health tech company RightEye is debuting its new EyeQ vision tests at the Consumer Electronics Show industry event this week. Its cloud-based software is platform agnostic and can be used with any type of eye-tracking technology. However, it also partnered with Tobii to develop dedicated EyeQ hardware with tracking baked in. The vision tests are […]