Chairs into tables…
Turning a chair into a table, or vice versa, might sound like somewhat of a magic trick. In this case, zero magic is involved, just plenty of complex geometry and machine learning. Called LOGAN, the deep neural network, i.e., a machine of sorts, can learn to transform the shapes of two different objects, for example, […]
Against Death (On the dogmatism that death exists)
RELATED ARTICLE: What does it take to believe in death? Death is one of the biggest agonies of humans. And as such, it dictates our life in ways we do not even realize. Philosophers and common people alike have been contemplating death for millennia and we are destined to do so for as much as […]
Philosophical dogmatism inhibiting the anti-Copernican interpretation of the Michelson Morley experiment
Author: Spyridon Kakos, phD, National Technical University of Athens Goal of the paper The goal of this paper is to investigate scientific assumptions and dogmas related to the mainstream interpretation of the Michelson Morley experiment. The current interpretation denies the possibility of a motionless Earth or the existence of ether, in the context of relativity […]
Happiness. Meaning of life. Genes.
For the first time, locations on the human genome have been identified that can explain differences in meaning in life between individuals. This is the result of research conducted in over 220,000 individuals. The researchers identified two genetic variants for meaning in life and six genetic variants for happiness. (1) We want to be unhappy. […]
Zombie cells… Castles in the sand…
Zombie cells are the ones that can’t die but are equally unable to perform the functions of a normal cell. These zombie, or senescent, cells are implicated in a number of age-related diseases. Researchers have now expanded that list. (1) Zombie cells. Not like the other cells. Because the other cells sustain life. But we […]
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