Even ants smell better than we do

A recently published study has announced that ants can be trained to detect the presence of cancer in humans (“An ant’s sense of smell is so strong, it can sniff out cancer”, Dino Grandoni, 1/24/2023) . Their thin antennae detect chemicals in a very specific way: Stretching out their pair of thin sensory appendages atop…

Another kind of AI: Alternative Intelligence

We’re starting the new year with daily news feeds and timelines auguring the centrality of ChatGPT and AI to human life. The venerable New York Times publishes opinion pieces ranging from the threat to democracy posed by ChatGPT to extolling the greatest film never made . Whether opinion makers seek to make us fearful of…