To stop the spread of the new coronavirus, South Korea went into hyperdrive with contract tracing, sifting through citizens’ smartphone data, watching them on cameras and digging through their credit card transactions. But all of this government trolling has given South Koreans not only license to spy on their neighbors who might have COVID-19, but
It’s interesting that the American political party most likely to want to reduce the U.S. population (through abortion and telling us not to have children) is also the one most likely to want to keep Americans in their homes and social distancing forever, out of fear of the virus. Dead is dead either way, right?
Having a conversation with a robot improved the mental health of seniors in nursing homes in a recent European Union and Japanese study. In the 3-year study, called CARESSES, senior citizens in British and Japanese nursing home facilities interacted with a robot named Pepper programmed to carry on “culturally specific” conversations. According to the study authors,
One year ago, 33-year-old Jamaican Deana-Rae Clayton got into a car accident that changed her life. She awoke from a coma with memory loss, blind in one eye and suddenly left-handed (she was previously right-handed). One other thing changed as well: instead of her natural Jamaican patois, she awoke speaking in an American accent, which
Doctors have successfully treated a man with auto brewery syndrome (ABS) using a fecal transplant, according to a case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. People with ABS feel drunk even when they haven’t been drinking. This may sound like fun, but patients claim it is not. Their guts transform carbohydrates into alcohol,