Category Archives: Science

Astronomers find ‘alien’ asteroids living in our solar system

Ashley Strickland of CNN – Scientists In the last few years have studied the first observed interstellar visitors to our solar system. They include a comet called 2I/Borisov, spotted in 2019 and still passing through, and an asteroid called ‘Oumuamua … Continue reading

Posted in CNN, Science

Hubble image reveals the mighty baby stars that will probably destroy the ‘Pillars of Creation’

Brandon Specktor in Live Science – Spearing the sky like monolithic elephant trunks, the “Pillars of Creation” are a vast region of star-forming material located in the Eagle Nebula, about 6,000 light-years from Earth. These tendrils of gas and dust, … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Thought-Provoking Analysis

What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Controversial, Coronavirus, Economics, FiveThirtyEight, government, Healthcare, Media, polls, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

10 ways healthcare augmented intelligence could transform primary care

Timothy M. Smith of the American Medical Association – Augmented intelligence (AI) promises to be a transformational force in health care, especially within primary care. Experts outline ways that innovations driven by AI—often called artificial intelligence—can aid rather than subvert … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Science

Scientists may have discovered fifth force of nature

With appearance of mysterious new particle X17, will physicists have to call time on hunt for dark matter? Harry Cockburn of the Independent – It has long been recognised that there are four “fundamental forces” which govern nature.  The substance … Continue reading

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