Canada Wants to Train Everyone to Use Drones in Their Everyday Jobs

via Motherboard - VICE The Canadian government is funding a new training program to prepare students for a future full of drones. Across the globe, drones are being used to map how diseases spread, survey farmland and even deliver pizza. While American regulators have been slow to come up with a rulebook for the evolving industry, … Continue reading Canada Wants to Train Everyone to Use Drones in Their Everyday Jobs

Scientists Can Now Transform Blood Cells into Neurons

via Motherboard - VICE The breakthrough could lead to better pain medication. Taking a trip to a clinic to give blood has just become a mission with a dual purpose. Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to take those blood samples and make adult sensory neurons. Neurons are cells of the neurological system that can … Continue reading Scientists Can Now Transform Blood Cells into Neurons

Here’s What This Satellite Found Mapping Latin America’s Agricultural Decline

via Motherboard - VICE A new study was the first continental-scale mapping of agricultural changes over more than a decade. Over the past few decades, Latin America has seriously upped its game in the global agricultural trade. It's financial expansion during the last 20 years has increased more than any other region across the globe. But … Continue reading Here’s What This Satellite Found Mapping Latin America’s Agricultural Decline

Did That Fruit Fly You Just Killed Feel Something Like Fear?

via Motherboard - VICE It’s impossible, of course, for flies to show human-like emotions, but the way in which flies react to visual threats may mirror what humans associate with fear. Envision a dinner party where you're about to toast the arrival of summer. But as you raise your glass of wine you notice a fruit … Continue reading Did That Fruit Fly You Just Killed Feel Something Like Fear?

Here’s One Way Doctors Might Get More Lifesaving Drugs Into Our Brains

via Motherboard - VICE This tiny carrier molecule can deliver drugs past the blood-brain barrier that could only be injected directly before. Scientists have long struggled with how to slow the spread of brain diseases such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's. Ideally, biologic therapeutics such as antibodies would make their way into our brains … Continue reading Here’s One Way Doctors Might Get More Lifesaving Drugs Into Our Brains