Bee’s Amazing “AI” Brain –’Understand the Concept of Zero or Nothing’

Bees Math Brain

 

“Zero is a difficult concept to understand and a mathematical skill that doesn’t come easily – it takes children a few years to learn,” said Adrian Dyer, from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. “We’ve long believed only humans had the intelligence to get the concept, but recent research has shown monkeys and birds have the brains for it as well. What we haven’t known – until now – is whether insects can also understand zero.”

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“Extraterrestrial Biology” — The Universal Properties of Life

Starchild

 

If general principles exist that can explain properties common to all life on Earth, scientists hypothesize, then they may be universal to all life, even life on other planets. If a “universal biology” exists, it would have important implications for the search for life beyond Earth, for engineering synthetic life in the lab, and for solving the origin of life, enabling scientists to predict properties of alien life. (more…)

“The iPhone Diet” –Energy Demands of the Early Human Brain Led to Craving for Fat

Map of Human Brain

 

“A craving for marrow could have fueled not just a growing brain size, but the quest to go beyond smashing bones with rocks to make more sophisticated tools and to hunt large animals. That’s how all technology originated—taking one thing and using it to alter something else,” says Jessica Thompson, lead author and expert in human evolution at Yale University. “That’s the origin of the iPhone right there.”

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Planet Earth Report –“Nature Attacks Alien Drones to Undiscovered Species of Whales”

Blue Whale

 

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to the days’ headlines on the discoveries, people, and events changing our planet and the future of the human species.

 

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Quantum Artificial Life –“Created for the First Time” (A 2018 Most Viewed)

Quantum Life

 

“We leave open the question whether the origin of life is genuinely quantum mechanical,” says the team behind exciting new research that provides a breakthrough that may eventually help answer the question of whether the origin of life can be explained by quantum mechanics — a new approach announced October 2018 to one of the most enduring unsolved mysteries in science: how does life emerge from inert matter.

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“Planet Earth Report” –Images of Creatures from Unexplored Antarctica Depths (“2018 Most Viewed”)

antarctic minke whale

 

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight the need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet. The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed offering a fascinating glimpse of life in one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet.

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