White contours induce red hue

A color illusion that strongly induces color contrast effect has been found by a research team at the Toyohashi University of Technology Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS). The powerful visual illusion clarified a century-old contradiction relating to simultaneous color contrast theory. Through a human psychophysical experiment, the team […]

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Bitcoin soars toward $50K as Tesla takes it mainstream

Bitcoin powered to a record high on Tuesday, approaching the $50,000 mark, basking in the afterglow of Elon Musk-led Tesla’s investment in the cryptocurrency that had investors believing it may become a mainstream asset class. The most popular cryptocurrency BTC=BTSP has gained 1,150% since its March 2020 lows, as institutional investors searched for alternative investments […]

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Watch Therapy Dogs Surprise National Guard Troops in Washington, D.C. Who May Be Missing Their Own Pets

In time for Valentine’s Day we bring you a story of doggie love, direct from Washington, D.C. where thousands of National Guard troops will continue to be stationed away from their homes for at least another month. More than 250 Guardsmen have been staying downtown at the Hamilton Hotel in the nation’s capital since troops […]

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Smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in gut for cancer immunotherapy

Scientists from Nanjing University and the University of Macau have devised a new approach to extend the survival of transplanted probiotics in vivo, enhancing the efficacy of cancer chemo-/immunotherapies in mice. The paper entitled “smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in the gut for cancer immunotherapy,” appears online today in Cell Reports. The gut contains trillions […]

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