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Killer Robots, Mass Unemployment - No One Talks About How AI Systems Reinforce Cultural Bias

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already re-configuring the world in conspicuous ways. Data drives...

The Chemicals In Placebos Matter Too

Placebo controls are a gold standard against which new treatments are often measured. If a new...

Is "Groupthink" A Problem For Climate Science?

When the Australian federal environment minister, Sussan Ley, went snorkeling on the Great Barrier...

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Our present moment is characterized by a growing obsession with the long term. The study of climate...

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A Massachusetts-based company earlier this month cleared the last regulatory hurdle from the Food and Drug Administration to sell genetically engineered salmon in the U.S. Animal genomics expert Alison Van Eenennaam, who served on an advisory committee to the FDA to evaluate the AquAdvantage salmon, explains the significance of the FDA’s move and why some have criticized its decision.

1. How is AquaBounty’s salmon different from a conventional salmon?

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It will likely come as no surprise that the large majority of – if not all – people in Wales can speak English. While Welsh is one of the oldest living languages in Europe, English, along with Flemish, first rooted itself in small enclaves in southwest Wales as far back as the 12th century.

The preliminary findings from Finland’s basic income experiment are out and they show mixed results. Both advocates and critics of the idea of a universal basic income will find cause for consternation and celebration. Though widely anticipated by basic income enthusiasts, the Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not the idea works.

During President Donald Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address, scores of Democratic congresswomen wore white to pay tribute to suffragists and their fight for women’s rights.