Apple’s New iOS 13, a Mars Survival Course, and More News

Apple’s New iOS 13, a Mars Survival Course, and More News

Apple's iOS 13 is ready for public testing; a space camp is teaching students how to survive on Mars; and we've got some bike helmet suggestions for summer. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine

A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine

The couple were both enrolled in the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulation, a continuing-education course for medical professionals who wanted to learn about health care in space by pretending to practice medicine in pretend space .Here's how that marital rift came to pass: About seven miles outside of Hanksville, Utah, a man stood inside a grain-silo-like building that he and the crew called the Hab. On the other side of the door stood his wife.

Telemedicine as a Workaround to Abortion Regulations, and More News

Telemedicine as a Workaround to Abortion Regulations, and More News

Telemedicine as a Workaround to Abortion Regulations, and More News. Technology is offering a workaround to increasingly strict abortion regulations, Apple's 'Find My' feature goes one step further, and how Amazon chooses its choices. But how does Amazon choose its choices?

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

AI Could Scan IVF Embryos to Help Make Babies More Quickly

In new research published today in NPJ Digital Medicine , scientists at Cornell University trained an off-the-shelf Google deep learning algorithm to identify IVF embryos as either good, fair, or poor based on the likelihood each one would successfully implant.

Have We Reached Peak Big?

Have We Reached Peak Big?

If and when the political class and plutocrats get concerned enough about the pitchforks coming out , maybe Big Tech will be broken up or regulated and taxes on the rich will rise. The issues with Big Medicine and Big Science will likely need to be solved via changes in policy.

Antibiotics Are Failing Us. Crispr Is Our Glimmer of Hope

Antibiotics Are Failing Us. Crispr Is Our Glimmer of Hope

Earlier this month, Janssen Pharmaceuticals—a division of Johnson & Johnson—announced an $818 million deal with a small Crispr startup called Locus Biosciences to develop a radical new way to rid the body of disease-causing bacteria, without causing resistance.

Bio-Printers Are Churning out Living Fixes to Broken Spines

Bio-Printers Are Churning out Living Fixes to Broken Spines

Most work on 3D bio-printing is done in culture dishes, but this experiment was unique in that the team was able to do this in laboratory rats, and because the lab-grown cells then successfully bridged the gap of a cut spinal cord and partially restored movement to the animal's hind quarters.

Why Your Doctor Should Also Be a Scientist

Why Your Doctor Should Also Be a Scientist

WIRED OPINION ABOUT Kurt Amsler , PhD, is a professor of biomedical sciences at the New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine. These specialized health care providers treat patients while also conducting research to develop new medicines and procedures.

Streaming Tightens Its Grip on the Golden Globes

Streaming Tightens Its Grip on the Golden Globes

In today’s installment: Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon dominate the Golden Globes; Ryan Reynolds logs onto Reddit; and Spider-Man’s next villain is no longer so mysterious.Golden GlobetrottersThe big streamers will be well-represented at next month’s 76th Golden Globes Awards: The nominations, which were announced this morning, feature multiple TV-category nods for Amazon (including Homecoming, A Very English Scandal, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel); Netflix (The Kominsky Method, Bodyguard, GLOW), and Hulu (The Handmaid’s Tale).

The Doctor Prescribes Video Games and Virtual Reality Rehab

The Doctor Prescribes Video Games and Virtual Reality Rehab

The FDA's clearance makes reSET one of the first prescription “digital therapeutics”—an emerging class of evidence-based interventions that are predominantly driven by software rather than drugs.WIRED OPINIONABOUTAndy Coravos is is the CEO of Elektra Labs and a member of the Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science.Earlier this year, digital medicine company Akili Interactive announced that its video game for children with ADHD demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in a randomized, controlled clinical trial.