Science, Technology and Innovation

Is there a way to tackle air pollution?

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The search for solutions to the threat of polluted air is generating ideas that range from the modest to the radical to the… David Shukman BBC A London primary school may issue face-masks to its pupils. The council in Cornwall may take the extreme step of moving people out of houses beside the… Four major citie… Is there a… Read More »

Google si Directing the French Election Campaign

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Since February 28, 2017, Google News Lab and the European Journalism Center (EJC) have coordinated French and foreign companies for the duration of the French presidential election campaign. Voltaire Both organizations rely on the experience of ProPublica, which directed the media against Donald Trump during the US election campaign. They not only… Google si Directing… Read More »

Federal Ban Is Barring Access To Medical Marijuana For Veterans

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Medical marijuana laws are expanding in states across the U.S., but veterans are still struggling to access programs due to the continued… Steve Birr The Daily Caller A growing chorus of veteran groups are petitioning the government to ease restrictions on federal marijuana… The continued classification of marijuana as a… Federal Ban Is… Read More »

In places where it’s legal, how many people are ending their lives using euthanasia?

Euthanasia - The Conversation

The Victorian Parliament will consider a bill to legalise euthanasia in the second half of 2017. Andrew McGee The Conversation That follows the South Australian Parliament’s decision to knock back a voluntary euthanasia bill late last year, and the issue has also cropped up in the run-up to the March 11 Western Australian election. With the issue… In places where… Read More »

Doctors vs. Industry 4.0: who will win?

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Change happens all the time, but we tend to realize its full scale only once it concerns our personal lives. Alexander Brezina European Sting In the so called “4th Industrial Revolution”, meaning the ever increasing automatization of complex processes. Hence ,a lot of people might lose their jobs, be it taxi drivers to self-driving cars or waiters to sophisticated robots. As medical students… Doctors vs. Industry… Read More »

Why discovering new Earth-like planets matters

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Seven years ago, no one – even an astronomer – could tell you whether any planets that might be like Earth existed. Lucianne Walkowicz Al Jazeera News From across the Galaxy, just shy of 40 light years away, seven long shadows sweep across our planet. These shadows belong… Why discovering new… Read More »

Life may actually be getting better at evolving

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The networks of genes in each animal is a bit like the network of neurons in our brains, which suggests they might be “learning” as they go Chris Baraniuk BBC News In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was… Life may actually… Read More »

Tilted towers: The secrets beneath the world’s leaning buildings

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(CNN) – From the Tower of Pisa in Italy to Britain’s Big Ben, some of the world’s most famous buildings have a distinct list. Georgia McCafferty CNN However, architectural leanings are not confined to history. A few modern… Tilted towers: The… Read More »

Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality

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Immersed in life online like the followers of 4chan or PewDiePie, we start to imagine that nothing matters – even racism, misogyny and resurgent fascism George Monbiot The Guardian Everything is possible. Nothing is possible… Our greatest peril… Read More »

A guide to humanity’s greatest challenges

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Over the next month, BBC Future Now will explore the biggest issues of our age – informed by a panel of 50 experts. Douglas Heaven BBC News What’s the biggest challenge facing the world today? In many ways… A guide to… Read More »

Time For A Balanced Approach To The “Climate Change” Hype

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Democrats, the self-proclaimed “party for the middle class,” raise the middle-class cost of living by raising energy prices with their regulatory meddling. Ron Hart The Daily Caller Regulations cost consumers $1.8 trillion per year, which means higher bills for utilities, gas and transportation for the average person. Another example of… Time For A… Read More »

Game theory says publicly shaming cyberattackers could backfire

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Know your enemy, the saying goes. Chelsea Whyte New Scientist But when it comes to cyberattacks, a game theory model suggests that just knowing the perpetrator and pointing the finger at them might not be the best tactic, and could even play into the hands of the attacker. Attributing cyberattacks to Game theory says… Read More »

How your brain makes articles go viral

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Activity in the self-related, mentalizing, and positive valuation regions of the brain combine unconsciously in our thoughts to determine what we want to read and share, such that brain scans from a small group of people can predict large-scale virality University of Pennsylvania Eurek Alert It is a question that has mystified countless people: Why does one article spread like wildfire through social media and another — seemingly similar — doesn’t? How does your… How your brain… Read More »

A Diabetes Drug Has Shut Down Cancer’s Primary Way of Making Energy

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A WELCOMED SIDE EFFECT While the typical side effects noted along with medications include upset stomach, headache, and difficulty operating heavy machinery, one medication used to treat diabetes has shown a… Author: Dom Galeon Editor: Kristin Houser Futurism Researchers have observed that diabetic patients whose diabetes was being treated with the… A Diabetes Drug… Read More »

Women aren’t failing at science – science is failing women

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Widely held views that talented females are less productive than men in almost all academic disciplines is false, a study shows Lorena Rivera Leon Asia Times Female research scientists are more productive than their male colleagues, though they are widely perceived as being less so. Women are also… Women aren’t failing… Read More »

Russia’s assault on America’s elections is just one example of a global threat

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One of the most startling allegations in a January report by U.S. intelligence agencies about Russian hacking was this sentence: “Russia has sought to influence elections across Europe.” David Ignatius The Washington Post This warning of a campaign far broader than the United States got little attention in America. We may be… Russia’s assault on… Read More »