Author: Mark Dowd

 

World’s first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims – “carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels.”

“For too long nature has dictated her rules to us. We’re born, we grow, we age and we die. For millions of years, humans have evolved and 100 billion humans have died. That’s genocide on a mass scale.

“We have entered an age where we will take our destiny back in our hands. It will change everything. It will change you at every level.”

That dialogue wouldn’t sound out of place coming from a mad scientist in a movie, would it? Well, the person saying it – Sergio Canavero – is deadly serious, and he’s claiming to have successfully transplanted a human head…

Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia – what is now Spain – long after they had died out everywhere else.

“The authors of the study, an international team from Portuguese, Spanish, Catalonian, German, Austrian and Italian research institutions, say their findings suggest that the process of modern human populations absorbing Neanderthal populations through interbreeding was not a regular, gradual wave-of-advance but a “stop-and-go, punctuated, geographically uneven history.”

 

Facebook removes ‘delete post’ option from the desktop web version

A significant number of Facebook users are reporting that facebook has removed the “delete post” option from the User Interface.

 

Artist’s impression of GJ273 star system

We just sent a message to try to talk to aliens on another world

“Astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system – one of the closest known to contain a potentially habitable planet – and it’s nearby enough that we could receive a reply in less than 25 years.”

 

The FDA has approved the first digital pill – The pill is fitted with a tiny ingestible sensor that communicates with a patch worn by the patient — the patch then transmits medication data to smartphone app which the patient can voluntarily upload to a database for their doctor

“The pill comes after years of research and is a venture between Japanese pharmaceutical company Otsuka and digital medicine service Proteus Digital Health, which makes the sensor. The pill is one way to address the prevalent problem of patients not taking their medication correctly. The approval also opens the door for pills that are used for other conditions beyond mental health to be digitized.”

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