Ancient human bones are proof of 'barbarian' war rituals 2,000 years ago in Europe

If there’s one thing that humans have long excelled at, it’s slaughtering each other in war. One horrific, long-forgotten battle was fought some 2,000 years ago in northern Europe, among fierce Germanic tribes. Now, archaeologists have uncovered bones of the combatants in a wetland in Denmark.




Source: USA Today

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

A robotic system has been developed to automate the production of human mini-organs derived from stem cells. The ability to rapidly, mass produce organoids promises to expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery. The system was tested in producing kidney organoids, including models of polycystic kidney disease. The robots were also programmed to analyze the organoids they produced.
Source: Science Daily

NASA finds 'human fingerprint' in many areas of water-supply change worldwide

The researchers analyzed 14 years of data from NASA’s twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites, studying areas with large increases or decreases in freshwater — including water stored in aquifers, ice, lakes, rivers, snow and soil — to determine the most likely causes of the changes.




Source: USA Today

Google's almost-human Duplex is designed to keep us in the virtual world

  1. Google’s almost-human Duplex is designed to keep us in the virtual world  Quartz
  2. People are already mocking Google’s phone call-making AI, and it’s hilarious  BGR
  3. Hey Google, stop trying to make Assistant my friend  CNET
  4. Google’s Duplex represents a departure from all-female secretarial AI voices  ABC Online
  5. The Google privacy conundrum: Why locking down your data is a hard choice  PCWorld
  6. Full coverage

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