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Invisibility cloaks, synthetic biology, funky chemistry, and the evolution of scientific thought—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the sciences.

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http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/09/exotic-space-propulsion-including-mach.html
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Next Big Future
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9oB4zpHww
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TED
http://www.ted.com Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and sh...
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2014/12/why-do-we-cling-to-beliefs-when-theyre-threatened-by-facts/
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Arstechnica
People who read a passage that contradicted their viewpoint saw it as opinion.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/managing-ebola-outbreak-and-media-perception-disease
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Stratfor
In an age of social media and widespread Internet access, the global impact of disease can often be inflated. The skewed presentation of information can distort the public's perception of the risk a disease poses, so it is important to keep the actual impact of an outbreak in perspective.
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https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare
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IEEE Spectrum
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uZam0ubq-Y
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Tom Scott
The International Phonetic Alphabet: one sound for each symbol, and one symbol for each sound. Except for the sounds we can't make. Pull down the description...
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/10/space-angels-q1-report-small-rockets-backed-by-silicon-valleys-money.html
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CNBC
The space industry started the first quarter of this year the way it ended the last – with hundreds of millions in private funding.
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http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/1/7957585/how-space-x-plans-to-land-largest-rocket-in-the-world
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The Verge
You know what's cooler than a gigantic rocket? A gigantic rocket that can land itself. Space X released a new video this week...
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http://nautil.http://nautil.us/issue/30/identity/why-scientists-need-to-fail-betterus/issue/30/identity/why-scientists-need-to-fail-better
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Nautilus
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/life-sciences/medtech-research-and-development-innovation.html
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Deloitte
From tight margins and the shift to value-based payment models to new digital technology, many R&D leaders are taking a fresh look at investment strategies.
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https://www.thestreet.com/investing/stocks/google-ai-on-track-to-revolutionize-medicine-15022238
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The Street
Using data, machine learning and AI, Alphabet managers are incubating vibrant new businesses in pharma and tech. One or more of these will become exciting stand-alone businesses.
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https://www.nature.com/news/physicists-have-finally-created-a-2d-magnet-1.22115
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Nature
Just one atom thick, the magnet will allow researchers to perform previously impossible experiments.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/02/artificial-intelligence-christianity/515463/
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The Atlantic
Are you there, God? It’s I, robot.
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https://newsroom.uvahealth.com/2018/11/05/scalpel-free-surgery-improves-quality-of-life-for-people-with-parkinsons-study-finds/
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UVA
A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found.
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https://medium.com/@richardnfreed/the-tech-industrys-psychological-war-on-kids-c452870464ce
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Medium
The tech industry’s powerful psychological mind manipulation tools are hijacking kids’ minds and hooking them to social media, video games, and phones.
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https://www.outsideonline.com/2238401/biomechatronic-man
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Outside Online
MIT research scientist Hugh Herr lost both legs below the knee after a 1982 winter climbing ordeal. In less than a year, he hacked his prosthetics to allow him to climb again, and he went on to become one of the world’s leading innovators in the field.
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/11/08/the-fascinating-creepy-new-research-in-human-hibernation-for-space-travel/#sm.001yb29jm13dsfjd103ou324mad3c
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Singularity Hub
If successful, artificial hibernation in humans could delay aging, treat life-threatening illnesses, and get us to Mars and beyond.
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http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/04/stanford-researchers-devise-treatment-that-relieved-depression-i.html
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Stanford Medicine
Stanford Medicine researchers used high doses of magnetic stimulation, delivered on an accelerated timeline and targeted to individual neurocircuitry, to treat patients with severe depression.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/no-warp-drive-here-nasa-downplays-impossible-em-drive-space-n357151?cid=sm_fb
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NBC
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/possible-missing-link-in-alzheimers-pathology-identified/
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Scientific American
It may open the door to new treatments and explain why previous ones failed