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Researchers say Facebook’s anti-fake news efforts might be working

Since the 2016 US presidential election, social network sites have acknowledged the issue of fake news as well as their roles in spreading it.

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BPA-free plastic doubts raise new health concerns

BPA-free plastic may not be the health safeguard it was once believed to be, with new research indicating the risks involved in plastic bottles and food containers could be just as high as the BPA it replaced. The early study has suggested that – in mice at least – chemicals in BPA-free plastics could trigger reproductive problems.

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Researchers create flying robot that mimics insect flight

Anyone who has ever tried to smack a fly that was annoying them knows how fast the little bugs can move and how agile they are. Scientists have been trying to create robots that can fly like insects and birds for a long time. A new flying robot has been created by researchers at TU Delft from the Micro Air … Continue reading

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Pentagon earmarks up to $2 billion for new advanced AI programs

The Department of Defense has vowed to spend $2 billion on artificial intelligence projects over the next half-decade. The program will focus on advancing the nation’s AI capabilities, primarily involving the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, more commonly called DARPA. The agency’s director Steven Walker revealed the new plan today.

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Bizarre Fusion body surrogacy system lets you dive into someone else’s body

One of the stranger movies that I have seen in recent memory is the flick called “Gamer” where a gamer is able to take over the body of a human prison inmate and use them to play a real-life video game where a loss means the prisoner dies. Researchers have developed a new system that is as close as we … Continue reading

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Melting Siberian permafrost reveals perfectly preserved ancient baby horse

Researchers have revealed the discovery of a perfectly preserved baby horse dated between 30,000 and 40,000-years-old. The ancient foal was found in melting Siberian permafrost; researchers estimate it was only around two-months-old at the time of its death, the cause of which is unclear. This is the youngest prehistoric horse ever discovered.

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Colorado smart road can deduce speed, weight, and direction of a vehicle

A company called Integrated Roadways plans to add “smart pavement” to an intersection it is working on in Denver, Colorado. The road will be in an industrial section of the city and runs between a Pepsi Co

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Tattoos may no longer impact employment potential: study

In Western society, tattoos have long been viewed as a negative when it comes to employment potential, but a new study reveals a change in public opinion.

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Keto diet may increase Type 2 diabetes risk new study warns

A new study that will no doubt prove divisive reveals that a ketogenic “keto” diet may increase one’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The study was recently published in the Journal of Physiology, where researchers explain that a low carb, high fat diet may result in insulin resistance, paving the way for Type 2 diabetes.

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These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

NASA has revealed the nine astronauts who will man the first commercial spaceflights, as the US prepares to once again begin launching manned missions after retiring the Space Shuttle. The crews will be split between two of the commercial projects NASA is counting on to make space travel more accessible and, vitally, more affordable. One of those is SpaceX, Elon … Continue reading

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