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What makes a face attractive? How AI interprets the subjective notions of human beauty

What makes a face attractive? How AI interprets the subjective notions of human beauty

Aino Pekkarinen | 
Researchers at the University of Helsinki and University of Copenhagen investigated whether a computer would be able to identify the ...
How might COVID’s ‘second wave’ play out? 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic offers bracing precedent

How might COVID’s ‘second wave’ play out? 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic offers bracing precedent

Kaspar Staub | 
[An] interdisciplinary team [from the University of Zurich and the University of Toronto] compared the Spanish flu of 1918 and ...
Wearable sweat sensor reliably monitors illegal drug use, combatting athletic doping

Wearable sweat sensor reliably monitors illegal drug use, combatting athletic doping

Traditional drug detection process requires a complex method of extracting suspected drug components from biologic specimens including hair, blood, and ...
Artificial intelligence and urine: New precision tools to diagnose cancer

Artificial intelligence and urine: New precision tools to diagnose cancer

Do-Hyun Kim | 
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. Patients are determined to have prostate cancer primarily based ...
How the brain compares the present to the past to notice changes in our environments

How the brain compares the present to the past to notice changes in our environments

Christopher Thomas | 
Imagine you are sitting on the couch in your living room reading. You do it almost every night. But then, ...
you can train your brain to reduce motion sickness

How you can train your brain to reduce motion sickness

Alice Scott | 
With the concept of autonomous vehicles coming closer to our roads, the need to reduce motion sickness is more apparent ...
nedry

Less lizard, more bird? What Jurassic Park got wrong about this dinosaur

The dinosaur [from Jurrasic Park] is mostly imagination, but a new comprehensive analysis of Dilophosaurus fossils is helping to set ...
label

Novel DNA analysis technique helps spot mislabeled foods, inaccurate ingredient lists

Estonian scientists are developing a DNA-based method of analysis that enables them to identify food components and specify the origin ...
traumatic brain injury

After injury, the adult brain attempts to repair itself with cells that revert to an embryonic state

When adult brain cells are injured, they revert to an embryonic state, according to new findings published in the April ...
biofuels

CRISPR-edited yeast could make biofuel production more efficient

Some chemicals used to .... breakdown plants for production of biofuels .... are poison to the yeasts that turn the ...
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