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    How Science Fiction Dystopianism Shapes the Debate over AI & Robotics

    Most fictional portrayals of technology today are not as optimistic as they used to be. Indeed, public and political conceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are being strongly shaped by the relentless dystopianism of modern science fiction novels, movies and television shows. And we are worse off for it.

  • 5 days ago
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    The hybrid tree that conquered the world

    In an unremarkable corner of London's Cheapside district, tucked away behind black wrought-iron fencing, is one of the city's oldest residents. With a towering frame and slightly stooped posture, capped with a broad thatch of leathery, star-shaped leaves, this venerable giant is thought to have presided over the city since at least the 18th Century.

  • 7 days ago
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    The Hidden Chaos That Lurks in Ecosystems

    PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS SEEM to find the phenomenon of chaos everywhere: in the orbits of planets, in weather systems, in a river’s swirling eddies. For nearly three decades, ecologists considered chaos in the living world to be surprisingly rare by comparison. A new analysis, however, reveals that chaos is far more prevalent in ecosystems than researchers thought.

  • 7 days ago
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    Scientists hid encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules

    Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin sent a letter to colleagues in Massachusetts with a secret message: an encryption key to unlock a text file of L. Frank Baum's classic novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The twist: The encryption key was hidden in a special ink laced with polymers, They described their work in a recent paper published in the journal ACS Central Science.

  • 10 days ago
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    Mobile gaming market falls nearly 10% in the first half of 2022

    The majority of mobile game genres saw a decline in sending and downloads in the first half of 2022, with the total mobile gaming market falling 9.6% year-over-year. According to new Sensor Tower Game Intelligence data, the mobile gaming market dropped to $11.4 billion in the first half of 2022. Arcade and Tabletop games were the only categories to see revenue increase during the period.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Stephen King is set to testify for the government in books merger trial

    As the Justice Department bids to persuade a federal judge that the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster would damage the careers of some of the most popular authors, it is leaning in part on the testimony of a writer who has thrived like few others: Stephen King.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Russia: We’re not leaving the Space Station until our own is ready

    Earlier this week, Russia indicated that it was not extending the current cooperation agreement for the International Space Station, which expires in 2024, and would be departing the project after that. Nearly everyone noticed that there was no actual departure date specified, leaving open the possibility that it would continue its participation without a formal agreement in place. That now seems to be what will happen.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Sydney McLaughlin breaks her own 400-meter hurdles world record

    American runner Sydney McLaughlin broke her own 400-meter hurdles world record to take gold on Friday night at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. She blazed to a time of 50.68 seconds, beating her previous record time of 51.41, which she set at the US Championships last month.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Dave Chappelle show cancelled over transgender jokes controversy

    Comedian Dave Chappelle has had a live show cancelled at the last minute due to controversy over some of his jokes. The First Avenue venue in Minnesota apologised for booking him and said the show would move to another theatre. Chappelle has received both huge support and intense criticism for his jokes about transgender people in recent stand-up routines.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Addictive-like use of social media associated with sexual distress and poorer sexual functioning

    The addictive-like use of social networking sites like Facebook might be a risk factor for impaired sexual function, according to new research published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study provides evidence that frequent and compulsive use of social media is linked to a number of sexual problems among both women and men.

  • 1 month ago
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    Mad Men at 15: how the genius advertising drama foresaw the death of the American dream

    From the micro-aggressions toward Black, female and LGBTQ characters to its depiction of a worrying narcissist named Donald, this forward-thinking drama was a warning from history

  • 1 month ago
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    Monty Norman, composer known for James Bond theme, dead at 94

    Monty Norman, a British composer who wrote the theme tune for the James Bond films, has died. He was 94. A statement posted Monday on Norman's official website said: "It is with sadness we share the news that Monty Norman died on 11th July 2022 after a short illness."

  • 1 month ago
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    Major step forward in fabricating an artificial heart, fit for a human

    Because the heart, unlike other organs, cannot heal itself after injury, heart disease—the top cause of mortality in the U.S.—is particularly lethal. For this reason, tissue engineering will be crucial for the development of cardiac medicine, ultimately leading to the mass production of a whole human heart for transplant.

  • 1 month ago
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    Meat-Free Diets 'Undoubtedly’ Lower Cancer Risk, Says New Research Analysis

    An analysis of studies linking diet to cancer shows that meat-free vegetarian diets reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

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