Science & Health — Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016
The World’s Hardest Language
FTN Daily #56 — Gadget lifesavers — Complex linguistics — And More
Wearables can evolve into early warning systems to preserve your health, lengthen your life. Elizabeth Woyke for MIT Technology Review.
Linguistic world records
Some languages are very complex — and fascinating. The Economist.
The AI doctor to check your eyes
AI processing of photographs can improve and speed up diagnosing of diseases. Lily Peng for the Keyword.
Dogs observe better than they listen
Trained dogs do rather what you show them than what you tell them. Elizabeth Preston for Discover Magazine.
A visual history of alchemy
A collection of symbols and codes. Anika Burgess for Atlas Obscura.
The Whales Were Saved Already Once — Thanks to Petroleum
Prices and market incentives saved the seaborne mammals from extinction. Kerosene oil was just cheaper than hunting whales. Bill Wirtz for Freedom Today.
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