‘Deepfakes’ ranked as most serious AI crime threat

Fake audio or video content has been ranked by experts as the most worrying use of artificial intelligence in terms of its potential applications for crime or terrorism, according to a new... Read more »

Humans and flies employ very similar mechanisms for brain development and function

With these new findings scientists can potentially better understand the subtle changes that can occur in genes and brain circuits that can lead to mental health disorders such as anxiety and autism... Read more »

U.S. sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they’re still in storage

It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. The Trump administration’s donation of 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil — one of a handful of... Read more »

Trump criticizes Birx for first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Dr. Deborah Birx in a Monday tweet after she warned the pandemic is “extraordinarily widespread” in the U.S. While Trump and other top White House officials have... Read more »

Strong relationships in adulthood won’t ‘fix’ effects of early childhood adversity

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research from the University of Notre Dame on wild baboons, this effect is not explained by... Read more »

Some asthma drug can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes

A type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don’t have the respiratory condition, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available... Read more »

Doubt cast on wisdom of targeting ‘bad’ cholesterol to curb heart disease risk

Setting targets for ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol levels to ward off heart disease and death in those at risk might seem intuitive, but decades of research have failed to show any consistent benefit... Read more »

An averted glance gives a glimpse of the mind behind the eyes

Shakespeare once wrote that the “eyes are the window to your soul.” But scientists have found it challenging to peer into the brain to see how it derives meaning from a look... Read more »

Your hair knows what you eat and how much your haircut costs

Millimeter by millimeter, your hair is building a record of your diet. As hair strands are built from amino acids that come from your food, they preserve the chemical traces of the... Read more »

Hydrogel paves way for biomedical breakthrough

Published in Advanced Functional Materials, a University of Sydney team of biomedical engineers has developed a plasma technology to robustly attach hydrogels — a jelly-like substance which is structurally similar to soft... Read more »