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A few weeks ago, I presented evidence to the Technology and Law Policy Commission, to examine the application of algorithms in the justice system in the United Kingdom. To many, the use of Artificial Intelligence to prevent crimes and aid in sentencing criminals may seem like a scene from a science fiction movie. However, police
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An uninvited guest has been caught hitching a ride on the International Space Station, and it’s a worrying one. JPL-NASA Scientists have identified strains of Enterobacter collected from the space station’s toilet and exercise area. If you’ve heard of the genus before, it’s probably in relation to hospitals. Some Enterobacter strains can infect immunocompromised patients
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Coffee has been getting considerable attention for a growing list of health benefits, with brain health high among them.  While not without a few downsides, studies have shown impressive upsides of moderate coffee consumption, often linked to its high caffeine content. But a new study suggests that when it comes to brain health, coffee offers
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PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s InSight spacecraft will perform a final maneuver less than 24 hours before its scheduled landing to slightly adjust the location of its landing site. During a briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory here Nov. 25, project leaders said they decided to carry out a sixth and final trajectory correction maneuver (TCM)
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It’s the mother of all conspiracy theories: the unflinching belief that the 1969 Moon landing never actually happened. Proponents of this seemingly unshakeable conviction argue that what the masses perceived as a groundbreaking scientific achievement was in fact an elaborate fake: a hoax perpetrated by NASA and the US government on the American (and international)
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The federal government on Friday released a long-awaited report with an unmistakable message: The effects of climate change, including deadly wildfires, increasingly debilitating hurricanes and heat waves, are already battering the United States, and the danger of more such catastrophes is worsening. The report’s authors, who represent numerous federal agencies, say they are more certain
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Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan said funding for space, cyber warfare, hypersonic weapons and other modernization efforts will be shielded from cuts, but DoD has not revealed what military programs could be targeted to pay for the administration’s favored priorities. WASHINGTON — A two-year period of rising defense spending is coming to an end as the
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We’re not alone in the animal kingdom in our pursuit of long life. Many diverse creatures have evolved ways to live longer, up to 500 years, and they all boil down to metabolism and DNA. When your body breaks down food, it produces free oxygen radicals that damage DNA and cause mutations. These mutations accumulate and ultimately
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Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously believed, according to a seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench. The observations from the deepest ocean trench in the world have important implications for the global water cycle, researchers say. “People knew that
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Elderly man preparing to lift a barbell isolated on white backgroundGetty When we’re young, our muscles are pretty good at recovering from injuries. The reason for this is that young muscle can regenerate damaged muscle cells, called myofibers, in such a way that their original structure is restored. This is important because a precise cellular architecture
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