Time to sound the alarm about the hidden epidemic of kidney disease

Kidney disease is growing worldwide. The secretariat of the World Health Organization has welcomed the call to include it as a non-communicable disease that causes premature deaths.Credit: Vsevolod Zviryk/SPL A quiet epidemic is building around the world. It is the third-fastest-growing cause of death globally. By 2040, it is expected to become the fifth-highest cause … Read more

M3 Max Chip Has Hidden Change That Could Affect Future ‘M3 Ultra’ Chip

Apple’s M3 Ultra chip may be designed as its own, standalone chip, rather than be made up of two M3 Max dies, according to a plausible new theory. The theory comes from Max Tech‘s Vadim Yuryev, who outlined his thinking in a post on X earlier today. Citing a post from @techanalye1 which suggests the … Read more

AI & robotics briefing: LLMs harbour hidden racism

Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every week? Sign up here. Some models are more likely to associate African American English with negative traits than Standard American English.Credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Some large language models (LLMs), including those that power chatbots such as ChatGPT, are more … Read more

Planet-eating stars hint at hidden chaos in the Milky Way

A star in the process of consuming a planet (artist’s conception).Credit: NG Images/Alamy Stellar detectives have identified seven stars that recently dined on a rocky planet. The study doubles the number of binary stars known to have consumed a planet, and questions the perception that mature solar systems harbouring Earth-like planets are usually stable. The … Read more

These ‘movies’ of proteins in action are revealing the hidden biology of cells

Since the 1950s, scientists have had a pretty good idea of how muscles work. The protein at the centre of the action is myosin, a molecular motor that ratchets itself along rope-like strands of actin proteins — grasping, pulling, releasing and grasping again — to make muscle cells contract. The basics were first explained in … Read more

Being a parent is a hidden scientific superpower — here’s why

Being a parent is often seen as a career obstacle, but it can actually make you a better scientist, says nutrition epidemiologist Lindsey Smith Taillie.Credit: Paul Taillie More than once in the past few years, in a variety of informal settings, I’ve overheard senior scientists recommend hiring people without children over those who are parents. … Read more

Voice Control is a great hidden feature in macOS that gives you hands-free control of your Mac

A couple of years ago, Apple introduced the Voice Control feature without a lot of fanfare, but it was quickly considered a valuable feature that improved user accessibility.  Even if it doesn’t necessarily impact your accessibility, you can still try a different way of using your computer where you use your voice to control more, … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S24 hidden tips & tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S24 is a device brimming with features designed to elevate the user experience through customization and efficiency. If you’re looking to harness the full potential of your device, you’re in the right place. The video below from WhatGear will walk you through some of the most compelling hidden tips and tricks that … Read more

Unlocking Hidden Gems: Useful iPhone Tips You May Not Know

Are you always on the lookout for ways to enhance your iPhone experience we have a range of iPhone tips to help you get the most out of your device. You’ll be pleased to know that Apple continuously updates iOS with features aimed at making your daily interactions more intuitive and enjoyable. While some updates … Read more