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Mind meld: Artificial intelligence is improving the way humans think

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 1:00pm
When AIs and humans work together they discover superior solutions to the world’s problems that would elude either working alone. Together, they will change the very process of thinking
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Make a rain alarm with copper tape and a BBC micro:bit

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 1:00pm
This simple but clever rain sensor means your laundry will never get caught in the rain again
Categories: Astronomy

YouTube has become such a garbage fire it is time to dump it for good

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 1:00pm
To make the internet a better place we could start by switching off the world’s biggest video sharing site amid claims its algorithms magnify fringe views, says Annalee Newitz
Categories: Astronomy

LIGO may have seen its first black hole and neutron star collision

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 12:36pm
LIGO has probably seen the collision of a black hole and neutron star. That would mean it has spotted all three types of cosmic event it was designed to
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Quantum teleportation used to send 3D information for the first time

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 11:25am
Quantum teleportation has only ever been performed with qubits, which have two dimensions. Now it’s been done with a 3D qutrit for the first time
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Cookies and slime in orbit: What's the point of PR stunts in space?

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 9:15am
Companies that run hotels, build cars and make TV are beginning to operate in space. This in-orbit economy could finance deeper space exploration
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Giving koalas faecal transplants could help them adapt to a new diet

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 8:31am
Faecal transplants could help koalas to change diet. The finding could be used to help the animals adapt to habitat loss
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Survey says scientists mistrust a large amount of published research

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 7:04am
More than a third of researchers say they think half or fewer of all published studies are trustworthy, according to a survey of more than 3000 people
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Volcano behind huge eruption that kick-started mini ice age identified

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 7:00am
A mini ice age that lasted 125 years started in the 6th century. Now we may have identified the volcano that kicked it all off
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Quantum weirdness isn't real – we've just got space and time all wrong

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 1:00am
A radical new idea erases quantum theory's weird uncertainties – by ripping up all we thought we knew about how the universe works, says physicist Lee Smolin
Categories: Astronomy

High blood pressure in your 40s linked to smaller brain size at 70

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 6:30pm
People with high blood pressure in their 40s seem to have smaller brains at age 70, suggesting that looking after your health may help prevent some forms of dementia
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Is air pollution causing mental health conditions like depression?

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 2:00pm
Evidence is growing that air pollution is linked to mental health conditions. But it's not clear yet how - and if - pollution may be affecting our brains.
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An inside look at the NHS's plans to revolutionise healthcare with AI

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:45pm
From spotting cancer and triaging patients to rearranging hospital appointments, artificial intelligence has a lot to offer the NHS, says Indra Joshi
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We could find alien life on exoplanets by looking for its glow

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:34am
Most of the closest exoplanets we’ve found orbit stars that can release flares of dangerous UV light, but those very flares might force life to evolve to glow
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Cities are using walls of moss to tackle air pollution from traffic

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 9:13am
Expensive moss walls are the latest trend to combat air pollution in major cities, but can a few square metres of plant matter really solve the problem?
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There's no such thing as a 'gay gene' finds largest study of sexuality

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 6:00am
There’s no such thing as a 'gay gene' and a genetic test for homosexuality would be impossible, the largest ever genetic study of sexuality suggests
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