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  • Happy hormones make Humans Happy

    Happy hormones make Humans Happy

    It is a fact that the probiotic bacteria, L. reuteri, enhances the body’s natural production of wound-healing oxytocin.

    May 12, 2022
  • A New Lens~II

    A New Lens~II

    Human well-being is a measure of eight basic needs: food, housing, drinking water, energy, sanitation, education, healthcare, and social security. These needs are embodied in the various rights provided in several national and world charters. It is fundamental to ground these rights into constitutional values

    April 11, 2022
  • Important to view history differently

    Important to view history differently

    Later, at a wider level, such massive injustices as the Afro-American slave trade, forced opium sales and the related opium wars, and the worst colonial exploitation and violence were used to push forward a destructive agenda in vast areas which killed millions and impoverished even more in the greater part of the world, but which heralded the modern industrialisation that has also been credited with the biggest improvements in science and technology.

    February 23, 2022
  • Flu pandemic still more deadly to humans than Covid

    Flu pandemic still more deadly to humans than Covid

    Influenza kills 290,000 to 650,000 people per year, disproportionately affecting those in lower- and middle-income countries. The world has historically experienced an influenza pandemic once every 25 years.

    October 1, 2021
  • Species loss endangers humans

    Species loss endangers humans

    A growing worldwide concern of recent times is the extent to which life nurturing conditions have been disrupted.

    June 15, 2019
  • Communication, emotions and AI

    Communication, emotions and AI

    One of the main characteristics that distinguish humans from other living beings is their ability to communicate among themselves, both verbally as well as in writing. Humans interact using specific languages which have well-defined vocabularies, grammars and compositions. It would be interesting to examine what advantages we gained from this ability and to what extent …

    November 4, 2018
  • Meat causes global warming

    Meat causes global warming

    Meat is consumed on a massive scale across the world, with billions of animals killed every year.

    October 13, 2018
  • Why do flies sit on humans?

    Why do flies sit on humans?

    It is so energy expensive for them. They are brushed away a thousand times, swatted, hurt, and killed. So why don't they sit on animals, or even furniture?

    July 15, 2018
  • The end rather than the means

    The end rather than the means

    The New Caledonian crow’s style of learning may resemble the one followed by primitive humans.

    July 4, 2018
  • Whose health is it?

    Whose health is it?

    Why are we wasting billions of rupees killing millions of animals in testing when it isn’t leading to any medical advancement?

    June 24, 2018
  • Becoming slaves to machines

    Becoming slaves to machines

    Recently, I have been listening to my dad a lot; he happens to be a great fan of physicist and futurist Michio Kaku. After hours of discussion, I constantly get reminded of an essay that I studied while in school. The essay is titled ‘Time and Machine’ and is written by Isaac Asimov. In the …

    May 29, 2018
  • Microsoft AI translates Chinese to English like humans

    Microsoft AI translates Chinese to English like humans

    A team of Microsoft researchers, including one of Indian-origin, has created an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered machine system that can translate sentences of news articles from Chinese to English with the same quality and accuracy as humans. Researchers from the company’s Asia and US labs said their system achieved human parity on a commonly-used test set of …

    March 15, 2018
  • New AI system can negotiate deals better than humans

    New AI system can negotiate deals better than humans

    Scientists have created a new artificial intelligence system that can negotiate a compromise and maintain relationships more effectively than humans. Researchers programmed machines with an algorithm called S# and ran them through a variety of two-player games to see how well they would cooperate in certain relationships. The team from Brigham Young University (BYU) and …

    January 21, 2018
  • Deep and thought-provoking

    Deep and thought-provoking

    Dorothy Elmiger’s Shift Sleepers reads as a collage of voices with the narratives interweaving, interrupting and overlapping with one another.

    December 31, 2017
  • Punishment not effective to make humans cooperate: study

    Punishment not effective to make humans cooperate: study

    Punishment might not be an effective way to get people to cooperate for the common good, a study has found. Human societies maintain their stability by forming cooperative partnerships. However, cooperation often comes at a cost. For example, a person taking time to raise alarm in order to alert other members of a group to …

    December 28, 2017
  • New neural network chip system can help machines think like humans

    New neural network chip system can help machines think like humans

    Scientists have developed a new type of neural network chip that can dramatically improve the efficiency of teaching machines to think like humans. The network, called a reservoir computing system, could predict words before they are said during the conversation, and help predict future outcomes based on the present. Reservoir computing systems, which improve on …

    December 24, 2017
  • Humans like faulty robots more than flawless ones

    Humans like faulty robots more than flawless ones

    Humans prefer interacting with faulty robots significantly more than with robots that function and behave flawlessly, new research has found. For the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI, researchers examined how people react to robots that exhibit faulty behaviour compared to perfectly performing robots. "Our results showed that the participants liked …

    August 7, 2017