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How blockchain could prevent future data breaches

Just before the new year, approximately 15 million Canadians — about 40 per cent of the entire population of Canada — learned that their...

These 3 brain games could boost your memory and thinking functions

In a new study, researchers reported that three new digital games can help people improve their cognitive skills. They designed and developed the games—available online...

Organized cybercrime — not your average mafia

Organized cybercrime differs from other types of criminal networks -- making trails to track them more challenging. Does the common stereotype for "organized crime" hold...

Scientists find new way to verify quantum chips

In a step toward practical quantum computing, researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have...

AI can detect blood sugar problems without fingerpick test

In a new study, researchers have developed a new technique using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect low blood sugar from raw ECG signals, via...

AI can now read emotions – should it?

In its annual report, the AI Now Institute, an interdisciplinary research center studying the societal implications of artificial intelligence, called for a ban on...

New tool could predict how fast code will run on a chip

MIT researchers have invented a machine-learning tool that predicts how fast computer chips will execute code from various applications. To get code to run as...

AI may help detect and grade prostate cancer effectively

In a new study, researchers have developed a method based on artificial intelligence (AI) for histopathological diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer. They found that...

What will the next decade bring in science?

In the last 10 years, we saw discoveries scientists had only dreamed of—from the precise genetic engineering allowed by a little molecule called CRISPR...

How are blockchain and algorithms affecting the world of finance

On 6 May 2010, the Dow Jones Index dropped over 1,000 points in the space of a few minutes. The biggest stock market crash within...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...