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The Mom Who Will Stop at Nothing to Save Her Daughter's Life

Doctors told Karen Aiach her daughter had a rare and fatal disease. So she decided to invent a cure.

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How to Spot a Deepfake
How to Spot a Deepfake
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A New Reality
How to Spot a Deepfake

Is artificial intelligence the key to knowing what’s real?

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Deepfake videos use video manipulation to show people saying and doing things they never have. These engineers are using blockchain technology to separate fact from fiction.

Deepfakes, fake videos generated using artificial intelligence technology, could be the next frontier in misinformation. While news video has historically been the gold standard of veracity, an era where video can be easily created could further erode trust in information and media. Deepfakes of…

Dispatches
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel
Dispatches
What We Learned from a Decade of Commercial Space Travel

Businesses have gotten to space; now what?

By Joel Wooten

Businesses have gotten to space; now what?

Dispatches
Zika Could Be a "Smart Missile" for Brain Cancer
Zika Could Be a "Smart Missile" for Brain Cancer
Dispatches
Zika Could Be a "Smart Missile" for Brain Cancer

Zika can devastate fetal brains; scientists want to turn it against brain tumors instead.

By Dan Bier

Zika can devastate fetal brains; scientists want to turn it against brain tumors instead.

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AI Could Replace Chemical Testing on Animals
AI Could Replace Chemical Testing on Animals
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AI Could Replace Chemical Testing on Animals

Scientists have developed software that could save one billion dollars (and two million animals) each year.

By Thomas Hartung

Scientists have developed software that could save one billion dollars (and two million animals) each year.

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Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer
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Reprogramming Your Immune System to Fight Cancer

Your T cells already know how to kill cancer. These doctors can train them to hunt it down.

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Josh Feldman was on his honeymoon when he felt a lump on his neck. Returning home after the best month of his life, his doctor gave him the news: non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. There was no cure, and it was about to get much worse.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy failed to stop his tumors from growing, Josh went to see Dr. John Timmerman, an oncologist at UCLA who is trying something…

Coded
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader
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Hacker Wins Election As Pirate Party Leader

Iceland's Pirate Party is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve their country and the world.

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In the wake of the Panama Papers hacking scandal, computer programmer Smári McCarthy decided he needed to apply his "hacking for good" philosophy to politics. As a member of the Pirate Party - a political party formed around the concept of extreme transparency - Smári was elected to Parliament in Iceland and is trying to use a hacker mindset to improve his country and the world.

Technology
eSight Lets the Legally Blind See
eSight Lets the Legally Blind See
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Technology
eSight Lets the Legally Blind See

This legally blind man is seeing his wedding for the first time. 15 years after he got married.

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Some people who are legally blind can still see, but images can be blurry and in low contrast. eSight has created a headset that can give sight to the blind through three technologies. First, an HD camera captures video. Second, a built in computer increases contrast and clarity. Third and finally, the image is projected on displays in real time. 15 years after marrying his wife, eSight helped a legally…

Science
Could Your Brain Regenerate Like Skin?
Could Your Brain Regenerate Like Skin?
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Could Your Brain Regenerate Like Skin?

Brain regeneration used to be considered a medical fantasy. But research shows that fantasy could eventually become a reality.

By Levi Gadye

Brain regeneration used to be considered a medical fantasy. But research shows that fantasy could eventually become a reality.

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Conor Russomanno on Exploring Our Limits
Conor Russomanno on Exploring Our Limits
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Conor Russomanno on Exploring Our Limits

Could linking our brains to computers allow the mind to control the world outside of our bodies?

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Conor Russomanno’s interest in his own brain started with a bump on his head. A concussion he sustained during a game of rugby altered his perception of the world for months afterward. And that change got him thinking about the relationship between his physical brain and the way he thinks.

To help him better understand himself--and to help other people understand themselves--he partnered with Joel Murphy to start OpenBCI--which is…