AI used to test evolution’s oldest mathematical model
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AI used to test evolution’s oldest mathematical model

Butterfly co-mimic pairs from the species Heliconius erato (odd columns) and Heliconius melpomene (even columns). Illustrated butterflies are sorted by greatest similarity (along rows, top left to bottom right) using machine learning methods which enable new tests and discoveries in evolutionary theory. I Credit: J Hoyal Cuthill Researchers have used artificial intelligence to make new…

Cargo Dream Chaser solidifies ULA deal by securing six Vulcan Centaur flights
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Cargo Dream Chaser solidifies ULA deal by securing six Vulcan Centaur flights

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Cargo Dream Chaser has extended its agreement with United Launch Alliance (ULA) from two to six launches during its Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) missions to the International Space Station (ISS). All six missions will launch on ULA’s new rocket, Vulcan Centaur. The move was expected but requirement confirmation given Dream Chaser’s…

Neanderthals commonly suffered from ‘swimmer’s ear’
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Neanderthals commonly suffered from ‘swimmer’s ear’

IMAGE: The La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neandertal skull, with the external auditory exostoses ( “swimmer’s ear ” growths) in the left canal indicated. view more  Credit: Erik Trinkaus Abnormal bony growths in the ear canal were surprisingly common in Neanderthals, according to a study published August 14, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Erik Trinkaus of…

Boost for MS treatment as scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain cells
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Boost for MS treatment as scientists reverse ageing process in rat brain cells

14/08/2019 – 18:00:00Back to Heathrow World Home Brains get stiff with age just like muscles and joints, scientists have said.New research indicates that increasing brain stiffness with age causes brain stem dysfunction. But scientists have demonstrated ways to return older stem cells to a younger, healthier state, potentially affecting future treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).The…