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The social networking conversation over the climate catastrophe has been reshaped by an army of automatic Twitter bots, using a new analysis finding that a quarter of tweets about climate on a normal day are created by spiders, the Guardian can disclose. Twitter bot action on subjects related to warming and the climate crisis'...
We are beginning to rely more on devices and machines for tasks as our worlds are becoming digitised. But in an age pacemakers could be hacked, how can we know who to trust and when? Nowadays, it's tough to know whom to trust on the internet, and how to differentiate real content from fakery.
In 2014 researchers in the MIT Media Lab made an experiment named Moral Machine. The idea was to make a game-like platform which would crowdsource people's decisions on how self-driving cars should prioritize lives in different variants of this "trolley problem." In the process, the information generated would provide insight into different cultures' collective priorities.
Scientists have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) which can kill some of the world's most dangerous germs. According to a study published in the journal Cell, the chemical successfully eliminated strains of bacteria in mice that are immune to all known antibiotics. A group of scientistsled by Regina Barzilay...
New research suggests that the brain exhibits a pattern of activity as it does throughout the experience. The findings, published in the journal Neuroscience, indicate that meditation is associated with greater brain entropy. "We are witnessing a significant psychedelic renaissance, both in society and science. Psychedelics are being reconsidered as relatively safe tools to...
An intelligence tool was developed to help predict the structure of the world and help research into the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Researchers in Japan used two of the world's fastest astrophysical simulation supercomputers, called ATERUI and ATERUI II, to make an aptly-named"Dark Emulator" instrument, which can ingest huge quantities of...
A modeling study led by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has predicted that at current levels of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and screening, cervical cancer may be removed (i.e. have instances decreased to fewer than four per 100,000 women) by 2038-2043 in the usa. The investigators found that 10-13 years could expedite this...
Whether you've got a wrist sprain a stomachache or a disease that is chronic, one of the things nurses and doctors will do in a consultation will be take your temperature. A temperature that is standard means your body is humming across. A temperature means you demonstrates that your body could be fighting with an illness, and...
Laser weapons can hit at the speed of light, and they are quickly deploying to each potential fighting domain, whether on property, at the atmosphere , and in sea. But what about beneath the sea? Open-source funding documents, the oldest of which date back to 2011, reveal the Navy's plans to arm Virginia-class nuclear...
I don't know about you, but I had always just assumed that even though people think different (and largely wrong - do better, everyone ) ideas from myself, everyone type of believes in roughly the same manner I do. It turns out that isn't the case and I am far from alone. A week...

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