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An AI can now tell how malnourished a child is just from a photo

New Scientist - Ve, 18/05/2018 - 18:06
A company in Kenya has devised a system that uses artificial intelligence to detect a child’s level of malnutrition from a photo, without bulky equipment or examinations

Can a repeat of disastrous Ebola epidemic be averted this time?

New Scientist - Ve, 18/05/2018 - 17:45
The latest outbreak of the deadly virus has spread to a city of a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. But hopes are high disaster can be avoided

New algorithm can help spot faked photos before they go viral

New Scientist - Ve, 18/05/2018 - 14:00
Faked pictures can make very powerful propaganda if they get widely shared. A new algorithm aims to weed out doctored images before they spread

[Department of Error] Department of Error

The Lancet - Ve, 18/05/2018 - 10:41
Rochford C, Sridhar D, Woods N, et al. Global governance of antimicrobial resistance. Lancet 2018; 391: 1976–78—In this Comment, the second sentence of the fifth paragraph should read: “First, ensure appropriate use of antibiotics in both human and animal health, over time eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture.” This change has been made to the online version as of May 18, 2018.

The way toddlers waddle can teach robot footballers how to play

New Scientist - Ve, 18/05/2018 - 09:45
A robot football team trained to mimic how infants walk comprehensively beat others trained on geometric walking patterns

A third of ‘protected’ nature zones are quietly being ruined

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 21:00
The world’s nations have set up 200,000 protected areas in which nature is supposed to flourish, but in many cases the protection is pretty much theoretical

Someone is wrecking the ozone layer again. They must be stopped

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 19:47
For the health of our planet, and ourselves, we must find and foil those who breach crucial environmental treaties, says Lesley Evans Ogden

Frankenstein planets may form from the wreckage of dead worlds

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 17:12
When stars die, they can explode and destroy any planets nearby. But new worlds could arise out of the debris and some could reach the mass of 10 Earths

Worst-case climate change scenario is even worse than we thought

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 16:45
A possible future that climatologists treat as the worst of the worst, because it would produce huge greenhouse gas emissions, might lead to even more emissions than believed

Harsh: Europe’s cannabis died just as the first farmers arrived

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 13:45
Cannabis – the source of the drug marijuana – virtually disappeared from Europe just as farmers arrived, so they didn’t get the chance to grow it for another 4500 years

Drones plus AI help to spot sick trees and plants in time

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 13:45
Drones fitted with multispectral cameras are scanning forests for beetle attack, and orchards and vineyards for signs of disease before it’s too late

Aha! What happens in your brain when you have a lightbulb moment

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 08:00
We now know what happens in your brain when inspiration strikes. The insight may lead to new brain stimulation techniques that put you in problem-solving mode

The US isn’t fertile enough to sustain itself without immigrants

New Scientist - Gi, 17/05/2018 - 07:01
For every 1000 women in the US, only around 1760 children are born, meaning the US population cannot replace itself without immigration

Lizards keep evolving toxic green blood and we don’t know why

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 21:00
All the green-blooded lizards in the world live in New Guinea, but it turns out the trait has evolved there independently at least four times

Trump’s Iran U-turn could restart the global nuclear arms race

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 20:00
The US has demonstrated that it cannot be trusted to stick to its word on arms control deals. The result may be a return to the dark days of growing nuclear arsenals

Keep the facts front and centre in Ireland’s abortion debate

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 20:00
Research can offer plenty of evidence to back the case for relaxing Ireland’s near total abortion ban in the country’s upcoming referendum, says Lara Williams

Some of the universe’s first stars have actually been seen

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 20:00
Using four of the world’s most powerful telescopes, we’ve spotted stars from just 250 million years after the big bang in a galaxy billions of light years away

Your social media data is out there, just waiting to be leaked

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 14:44
So much social media data has been siphoned off and stored in the name of research that questions over its security were only a matter of time, says Paul Marks

Push to rid poorer nations of harmful trans fat is long overdue

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 14:27
The World Health Organization has rightly agreed to demand all countries remove artery-clogging trans fat from food, says Geoffrey Webb

Laser can detect your heartbeat and breathing from a metre away

New Scientist - Me, 16/05/2018 - 13:16
A laser device can monitor vital signs such as your heartbeat, breathing rate, and muscle activity - all without wires
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