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Platform pairs human intelligence with AI: Interview Special

Dr. Louis Rosenberg, Founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, and he has developed a platform that pairs human intelligence with artificial intelligence. Dr. Rosenberg talks with Digital Journal about how, and why the two can and must coexist.

Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Paris - Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?

Review: The past and present collide in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the revival of the original zombie narrative; a new documentary highlighting an old problem; a mediocre action movie elevated by its cast; and the next chapter in a technological revolution.

Ancient skull hints at African roots for ape-human ancestor: study

Paris - The skull of an infant ape buried by a volcano 13 million years ago has preserved intriguing clues about the ancestor humans shared with apes -- including a likely African origin, scientists said Wednesday.

The 'obsession' that changed human history

Paris - An "obsession" with the lower jaw of a long-dead human, unearthed in the 1960s at a prehistoric Moroccan campsite, led palaeoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin to the discovery of a lifetime.

New haul of ancient human remains raises evolution questions

What's been described as an ;amazing haul' of ancient human remains has been discovered in an important cave site in South Africa. The remains are of the species Homo naledi.

Do we look like our names? Psychologists think so

If you look at a person you’ve not met before how many times do you try to guess their name, or are at least unsurprised when you’re told the person’s name? It seems that humans are very good at predicting the names of people they have not met befor

Psychologists determine how to spot a human from an android

Sci-fi show Westworld shows the difficulty (and danger) in telling humans and androids apart. It needn’t be that difficult, according to a research group, at least with the types of androids that can be designed today.

Cesarean births are changing how we evolve

Amsterdam - Cesarean sections (or C-sections) save the lives of mothers and babies, and they are also a ‘lifestyle’ choice for some expectant mothers. This area has been examined by researchers to see what the impact is upon human evolution.

One mammal kills more of its own species than any other

A new survey has revealed the most murderous mammals, in terms of killing the most number of its own species. Guess what is top of the list? Surprisingly it is not the human, the bear or the wolf.

Human development was based around increasing brain neurons

Vanderbilt - Size matters when it comes to human evolution, although the advancement in cognitive thinking owes more to the concentration of neurons than it does to the size of the brain, according to a new study.

Modern humans may have wiped out Hobbits

Hobbits once existed. However, modern humans may have been responsible for destroying them. That's what one study is suggesting.

Review: New on DVD for March 29 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of series with intriguing premises; the end to a dystopian saga; Quentin Tarantino’s latest venture; a meaningful biopic; and eye candy for adrenaline junkies.

Has Earth entered new geological age?

Humans may have created a new era in Earth's geological history. We have left a mark in the rocks, similar to what a meteorite did when it wiped out dinosaurs.

Peeple app to let anybody publicly rate anybody with no opt-out

A new app that will make it possible to publicly rate anybody without their knowledge is preparing for launch. Dubbed 'Yelp for people', the review-and-rank app will be impossible to opt-out of, to the fury of campaigners against cyber-bullying.

Humans are far superior to robots in one key area

Some scientists have predicted that almost half of all jobs done by humans could be replaced by robots within the next 10 years. A new study shows, however, that humans do have one defense: their social skills.

Medical study warns about diseases transmitted by pets

Pets are affectionate friends, which many of us love a great deal. However, that love could be blinding us to the real dangers of contracting diseases from our household companions.

Human cells found to have sensory capability

Copenhagen - A new study has found that cells possess finger-like projections that are used to sense the external environment. These projections can detect the chemical environment and they can "feel" the through ultrasensitive sensors.

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

Great apes have larger bacterial diversity than humans

Austin - According to a new study, chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas harbor more microbial diversity in their guts than humans do.

NY court will decide if chimps should have same rights as humans

As the result of a lengthy battle by animal-right's activists, an appeals court in New York will decide if chimps should have the same rights as humans.

Ebola cure confirmed in monkeys

Winnipeg - Scientists have confirmed that the new Ebola cure used to save two American doctors is 100 percent effective in monkeys.

When did Neanderthals become extinct?

By analyzing ancient remains across Europe, a team led by investigators have pinpointed the timing the Neanderthals’ extinction to between 39,000 and 41,000 years ago.

Ancient, Neanderthal-like skulls discovered

Seventeen skulls excavated from Spain’s Sima de los Huesos and thought to be around 430,000 years old are the oldest specimens with Neanderthal features uncovered to date.

Brains vs brawn, how early humans developed

Research suggests that early humans made an evolutionary trade-off, giving up muscular strength to fuel bigger brains. This is not the view, however, shared by all biologists.

What gave modern humans an advantage over Neanderthals?

Modern humans (Homo sapiens) lived alongside Neanderthals. What was it in the genetic makeup of humans that gave them the advantage to survive, whilst Neanderthals did not?

Toxic nanoparticles could be entering human food supply

Concerns have been expressed about the use of silver nanoparticles as a pesticide for farming, which could lead to toxic particles entering the food chain.

New technique to create transparent brains

Researchers have developed a solution that turns tissues transparent. It is hoped that the technique will be used to view neuronal circuits in the human brain, as part of the examination of conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Humans getting dumber over the years?

Human IQ is on a decline since the Victorian era, and humans today are probably getting dumber over the years, a new study suggests

Video: Chimps show better working memory skills than humans

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure "intelligence."
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This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest  genetic match between malaria that...
This finding comes from a recent study that revealed the closest genetic match between malaria that infects humans and malaria that infects gorillas. The result contradicts previous studies that point to chimpanzees as the potential reservoir of malignant malaria.
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Pigs and humans share biological similarities  and are often used in studies of decomposition.
Pigs and humans share biological similarities, and are often used in studies of decomposition.
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The “Neo” skull  a nearly complete adult Homo naledi skull found in the Lesedi Chamber.
The “Neo” skull, a nearly complete adult Homo naledi skull found in the Lesedi Chamber.
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Publicity shot of androids from the television show  Real Humans
Publicity shot of androids from the television show 'Real Humans'
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