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For truly ethical AI, its research must be independent from big tech

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A year ago I found out, from one of my direct reports, that I had apparently resigned. I had just been fired from Google in one of the most disrespectful ways I could imagine. Thanks to organizing done by former and c...

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, research finds

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Parts of the Great Barrier Reef would be hit with extreme levels of coral bleaching five times each decade by the middle of this century if global heating was kept just below 2C, according to ‘“confronting” new resear...

Blow to UK battery industry hopes as Johnson Matthey halts research

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Britain’s hopes to grab a slice of the fast-growing market for electric vehicle batteries have been dealt a blow after one of the UK’s biggest chemicals companies said it would give up on developing the technology. Jo...

Cats track their owners’ movements, research finds

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If you’ve ever pondered whether your pet cat gives a whiskers about your whereabouts, research may have an answer: cats appear to track their owners as they move about the house and are surprised if they turn up somew...

Research reveals rapes and assaults admitted to by male UK students

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The first survey examining sexual violence by male UK students has shone a light on misogyny at universities, with scores admitting to rape, sexual assault and other forcible acts. Of the 554 male students surveyed, 6...

Third of low-income households unable to pay bills, finds research

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Nearly 4 million low-income households are behind on rent, bills or debt payments, up threefold since the pandemic hit, according to a study revealing the growing cost of the living crisis facing the UK’s poorest fami...

Schools should stay open as greatest risk of Covid transmission is in households, research finds

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Despite Delta being more transmissible than earlier Covid-19 variants, in Australia few children and adolescents who get the virus have severe symptoms, and schools should only be closed under exceptional circumstance...

How my ivermectin research led to Twitter death threats

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The story of online threats and abuse is very dark. In early 2021, my research team was analysing a new drug called ivermectin. In the first clinical trials, this drug seemed to prevent new infections and improve surv...

Natural bacteria could wipe out dengue-carrying mosquitos, Australian research suggests

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Infecting dengue-carrying mosquitoes with a strain of naturally occurring bacteria can drastically reduce their numbers, new Australian research has found. In a trial in three north Queensland communities, researchers...

Met police tweets may encourage young people to carry knives, research finds

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Young people may be nudged into carrying knives by the police, research has found, as a new count showed the Metropolitan police circulated more than 2,100 images of seized knives on Twitter in a year. In the same per...

Covid can infect cells in pancreas that make insulin, research shows

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Covid-19 can infect insulin-producing cells in the pancreas and change their function, potentially explaining why some previously healthy people develop diabetes after catching the virus. Doctors are increasingly conc...

We must fight gender inequality in healthcare research

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Jessica Nordell raises several important issues facing women and people from ethnic minorities in accessing quality healthcare (The bias that blinds: why some people get dangerously different medical care, The long re...

Labour would double dementia research spending, shadow health secretary to say

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Labour will double spending on dementia research if it wins power to help British scientists’ efforts to find a cure, the shadow health secretary will pledge. Jonathan Ashworth will commit Labour to increasing investm...

Children set for more climate disasters than their grandparents, research shows

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People born today will suffer many times more extreme heatwaves and other climate disasters over their lifetimes than their grandparents, research has shown. The study is the first to assess the contrasting experience...

Thinktank calls for carbon trading desk for small farmers and climate-focused livestock research

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The Australian government should establish a fixed-price carbon trading desk for small farmers, and fund practical advice and research for livestock producers if agriculture is going to thrive in a net zero future, a ...

Millions with eye conditions at higher risk of dementia, shows research

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Millions of people with eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease have an increased risk of developing dementia, new research shows. Vision impairment can be...

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