Facebook Stock Rises as Company Prepares to Unveil Its Cryptocurrency

A late rally in the stock market fizzled and left the stock indexes with losses on the day. The Dow and S&P 500 indexes were down 0.07 percent and 0.16 percent respectively while the Nasdaq Composite index fell 0.52 percent. The Entrepreneur Index™ closed the day down 0.12 percent. Continue reading Facebook Stock Rises as Company Prepares to Unveil Its Cryptocurrency

Artificial Intelligence Generates Humans’ Faces Based on Their Voices

A new neural network developed by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is capable of constructing a rough approximation of an individual’s face based solely on a snippet of their speech, a paper published in pre-print server arXiv reports. Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Generates Humans’ Faces Based on Their Voices

The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa’s Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt

Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope point to the presence of sodium chloride on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. This is potential evidence that sodium chloride, otherwise known as table salt, exists within Europa’s subsurface ocean—yet another indication of this moon’s potential to support alien life. Continue reading The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa’s Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt

Huge, Shaggy Head of 30,000-Year-Old Wolf Unearthed in Siberia

A well-preserved head belonging to an ancient species of Pleistocene wolf has been pulled from the permafrost of northeastern Siberia. The enormous, well-preserved head could yield important genetic information about the evolutionary history of wolves and the origin of domesticated dogs. Continue reading Huge, Shaggy Head of 30,000-Year-Old Wolf Unearthed in Siberia