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28th October 2018

Future "superhumans" predicted in Stephen Hawking's final essays

In this book, Stephen Hawking leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions. He makes predictions on the future of humanity, including a race of "superhumans" that could emerge as people choose to upgrade themselves.

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19th October 2018

Life expectancy trends predicted for 2040

A comprehensive analysis of demographic trends, published in The Lancet, predicts that all countries are likely to experience at least a slight growth in life expectancy by 2040. Spain is expected to overtake Japan as it rises from fourth to first place.

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23rd August 2018

Cartilage repair/regeneration market will reach $6.5bn by 2024

Zion Market Research predicts that the cartilage repair/regeneration market, valued at $4.3bn in 2017, will generate revenue of $6.5bn by 2024 – with a compound annual growth rate of 5.8% between 2018 and 2024.

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3rd August 2018

Public views of gene editing for babies depend on how it would be used

Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology, according to the Pew Research Center.

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1st August 2018

AI can predict your personality just from looking at your eyes

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to demonstrate a link between personality type and eye movements.

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26th July 2018

Global warming will cause thousands of extra suicides in U.S. and Mexico by 2050

A new study finds that suicides in the USA and Mexico rise between 0.7 and 2.1% with each degree (Celsius) of increased monthly average temperature. This could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides by 2050.

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24th June 2018

Benefits of sex robots remain unproven

There is little or no evidence that sex robots could provide health or other societal benefits, according to a report published by the BMJ. In the future, these machines could actually worsen sexual violence and other problems.

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23rd May 2018

Obesity prevalence will rise from 14% to 22% by 2045

If current trends continue, nearly a quarter of people in the world will be obese and one in eight will have type 2 diabetes by mid-century.

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