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Gene therapy is now able to restore sight to completely blind people

In some forms of blindness, much of the eye works fine, but the vision is perceived by damage to the photoreceptors in the retina, which is the first step in the visual chain. Because when they are activated by light, they transmit the stimulus to further areas of the nervous system, where it is analyzed. In higher organisms, there is talk of the visual path transmitting information to the visual cortex. Unfortunately, photoreceptors are damaged in many eye diseases, such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration, and while the other vision mechanisms are working, the patient loses his sight.

It turns out that hallucinogenic mushrooms are much more effective than antidepressants

New research aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy is showing remarkable results, with scientists announcing that this is just the beginning. It all started when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to give the green light to research into its positive effects on people suffering from depression, although this substance is clearly associated with the famous magic mushrooms that are able to change the perception of the world by the consuming person - time, space, colors or sound, or induce visual hallucinations.

Meet Jamoc, the new robo-dog from Tencent, the Chinese gaming giant

Jamoca is the newest and most advanced robo-dog in the company's history. Engineers from the secret Robotics X Lab department have been working on the project for some time. This is where robots are designed and built, which will soon appear on the streets of Chinese cities, where they will take care of their safety, inform residents about important matters or deliver parcels from stores.

Still only 37 percent of rural areas in the world have access to u

It would seem that nowadays the vast majority of people have internet at home, and although in cities it is basically true, because we are talking about 72% of inhabitants, in the case of rural areas it is much worse, because here only 37% of people can count on permanent access to the network. We learn this and much more from the annual report of the International Telecommunications Union, the world's oldest global international organization under the United Nations, which was established to standardize and regulate the telecommunications and radiocommunication market.

The CIA caught and kicked 1,000 scientists from the US to spy on the Chinese government

It seems that both the new American president and the relevant services do not have a moment to rest after an intense election campaign (Chinese attempts to influence it are called a campaign on steroids), because new challenges lie ahead. As it turns out, after the announcement of a new chapter in the trade war, i.e. the passing of the law on the presence of Chinese companies on the American stock exchange, which will only be possible if they decide to submit to the same audit rules as other companies (they will have to disclose, controlled or managed by some foreign government), Beijing has stepped up its efforts.

This is what the first space radish looks like. Astronauts grew it in orbit

We must remember that the cosmic home is in Earth's orbit, about 400 kilometers above our heads. There are microgravity conditions there, so chemical reactions often take place in a completely different way than on the Earth's surface. Growing vegetables or fruit that can be used as part of the diet of the inhabitants of the International Space Station is not a simple task.