‘Smart’ Contact Lens Could Help Treat a Leading Cause of Blindness, Scientists Say

A flexible contact lens that senses eye pressure and releases a drug on-demand could help treat glaucoma, the second leading global cause of blindness worldwide. The compact wireless device, which has been developed by a team of Chinese researchers and tested in pig and rabbit eyes so far, appears to detect and reduce rising eye … Read more

‘After Yang’ is an invigorating take on a  science-fiction family drama – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The remarkably underrated film cuts no corners “After Yang” is a touching and unique family drama woven in a science-fiction narrative. Directed by South Korean-both filmmaker Kogonada, the film was included within the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes last year, and is now on Showtime. The film plays with a lot of interesting ideas, … Read more

Traces of an Ancient Human Culture From 40,000 Years Ago Unearthed in China

Scientists discovered remnants of an Old Stone Age culture, less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Beijing, where ancient hominins used a reddish pigment called ocher and crafted tiny, blade-like tools from stone. The archaeological site, called Xiamabei, offers a rare glimpse into the life of Homo sapiens and now-extinct human relatives who inhabited … Read more