Human Limits 122 Years and 4 Minute Miles

Today, there are some scientists who study human aging who say that 122 years of age is the at or near the limit of human longevity. The official record of a longest lived human (with verified evidence) is Jeanne Calment who lived 122 years. The 4 minute mile for running was believed for decades by […]

You’ll Soon Be Able to Buy Genetically Engineered Glow-in-the-Dark Petunias

Biotechnology is often advertised as the solution to world hunger or a way to cure disease. But new glow-in-the-dark house plants suggest it can have more whimsical uses too. Our rapidly improving ability to edit the genetic code is opening doors to all kinds of groundbreaking new possibilities. From tackling malnutrition with vitamin fortified rice […]

Are bright city lights shrinking some birds’ eyes?

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The bright lights of big cities may be causing an evolutionary adaptation for smaller eyes in some birds, a new study shows. Two common songbirds, the northern cardinal and Carolina wren, that live year-round in the urban core of […]

OpenAI Trembles as John Grisham Joins Lawsuit Targeting ChatGPT

Earlier this week, a number of high-profile authors, including John Grisham and George R. R. Martin of “Game of Thrones” fame, announced they’re suing ChatGPT maker OpenAI, claiming its large language models are violating their copyright. It’s yet another sign that OpenAI is in serious legal trouble following several copyright lawsuits, and the number of […]

Quantum Computational Analysis Claims that If We Made High-symmetry Phase LK99 It Would Be Ambient Pressure Room Temperature Superconductors

Computational physicists have a new paper that says if we made better LK99 samples with mostly high-symmetry phase then it would make the claimed room-temperature superconductors at ambient pressure. All the experimental attempts to replicate LK99 room temperature superconductors have not worked. However, the attempts at replication have been for bulk samples of copper doped […]

This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 23)

OpenAI’s Dall-E 3 Is an Art Generator Powered by ChatGPTWill Knight | Wired“Dall-E 3 will…let users refine a creation through ChatGPT, as if they were asking a real artist to make changes. ‘You won’t really have to worry about fussing around with really long prompts,’ says Aditya Ramesh, lead researcher and head of the Dall-E […]

What you should know about the new postpartum depression pill

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The Food and Drug Administration has approved zuranolone, the first-ever oral medication for postpartum depression. One in seven mothers reports suffering from postpartum depression, a debilitating condition that occurs in the weeks and months after childbirth. Katrina Furey, a […]

Elon Musk’s Dad Says Someone at His Emerald Mine Got Eaten by a Crocodile

“Think of the early Wild West, except add jungle, wild animals (and wild humans), and many many things that can kill you.” Crocod-Errol For an emerald mine that Elon Musk continues to claim doesn’t exist, his father, Errol Musk, sure seems to know a lot about it. Despite having previously bragged about the existence of […]

Elon Musk Cited Nextbigfuture in a Tweet

Elon Musk was a having a discussion on X with Warren Redlich. They were talking about Boring Company. Elon Musk talked about subways and public trams and surface trains surface trains costing $1 billion per mile. It was a deep cut to a 2018 nextbigfuture article. Subways and light rail cost two to seven times […]

Racism adds to demands on Black mothers

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. New findings underscore the ways that being a Black mother in the United States involves navigating aspects of parenthood that are explicitly tied to dealing with anti-Black racism. “All mothers experience stress; but Black mothers in the US experience […]