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Is there is such a thing as public debate? All that happens is disagreement, followed by an unsatisfactory outcome. The big deal here is that this new AI can argue, and has a unique position from which to argue.

Lab grown wood could be the answer to deforestation

A wood-like substance grown artificially in the laboratory may provide a material equivalent to wood and one which can address the downsides of wood protection – deforestation.

Thousands of credentials stolen from a single payment processor Special

In a new cybersecurity concern, it has been reported that at least 100 banks located in Italy have been targeted, based on information gathered by the researchers.

Essential Science: Advanced computing provides animal insights

Advances in digital technology and machine learning offer insights in understanding how animals behave and act, and also how they learn. In recent months some interesting scientific studies have been produced.

Fear the smart city? New standard addresses privacy concerns

The smart city concept promises new and exciting ways to coordinate the city, including service provision and managing traffic and safety. Yet many city dwellers remain concerned about privacy. Can a new standard help?

Millions of financial records found exposed without a password Special

An unsecured database was discovered online. The data content was 2.59 GB formed of 1,530,845 documents. Within the documents was personal and financial data relating to customers. An expert looks at the issues.

Advances in agritech revealed to tackle global sustainability

From using plasma to convert water into the starting material for fertilizers to growing plants in self-watering gels, agritech is rife with innovations. As pressure grows on addressing global food problems, we consider three developments in the field.

What can be done to halt to growth of ransomware? Special

Incidences of ransomware are steadily increasing according to new data, with a seismic shift occurring within the past twelve months. This means it is time for businesses to take action.

Op-Ed: Sperm count crash, could be zero by 2045 — This is not a drill

Give Erin Brockovich credit for hitting a nail properly. The male fertility issue, probably ignored due to spelling difficulties, (thanks geniuses) is getting gruesome. Sperm counts are down by 60% and that ain’t good.

Canada, Germany sign green-energy deal for hydrogen development

Canada and Germany have signed an agreement to team up on green energy innovation, production, and trade, with an eye to green hydrogen as the market for the low-carbon fuel heats up.

Successful test for NASA's giant Moon rocket

NASA successfully carried out a key static test of its troubled Space Launch System rocket on Thursday, a win for the agency as it prepares to return to the Moon.

Three innovations to bring the smart city closer

The city is a metaphor for modern living, with different eras reflecting different levels of development. To what extent are we seeing the smart city emerge? Three innovative examples are considered.

Thousands of financial records exposed without password control Special

The exposure of thousands of Monéé customer records, extending to an array of personal information, has put victims at high risk of account takeover and other forms of fraud.

Hackers using the current stimulus round to defraud people Special

Hackers are using the current COVID-19 pandemic to engage in stimulus fraud, luring in unsuspecting people to part with their personal information.

The 'eagle shark' that glided through ancient seas

Scientists have discovered a new species of ancient winged shark, which fed on plankton eons before the emergence of giant manta rays, according to new research published Thursday.

Yemeni women use solar to light up 扑克王游戏下载homes, one village at a time

Ten trailblazing Yemeni women have overcome scepticism and ridicule to bring electricity to their villages, illuminating lives with a micro-grid solar business that they hope to expand across their war-torn region.

New embryo models offer hope for research on miscarriages, birth defects

Scientists have generated early-stage human embryo models that could help shed light on the "black box" of initial human development stages and improve research on pregnancy loss and birth defects.

Images of 'cosmic web' reveal maze of dwarf galaxies

Peering into the early Universe some 12 billion years ago, scientists in France have for the first time seen the incandescent filaments of hydrogen gas known as the "cosmic web," they said Thursday.

Are new coronavirus variants evolving to escape vaccines?

Concerning news on the medical front suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 ('coronavirus') is evolving rapidly in response to the vaccine treatments being administered. This is based on new research.

FBI warns of ransomware attacks on educational organizations

A series of cyberattacks are occurring with education institutions as the targets. The attacks extend to twelve U.S. states so far, plus some schools within the U.K. Ransoms are being demanded.

Warning: Impersonation scams have doubled in a year Special

There has been an upward shift in impersonation fraud online, targeting different brands including financial products. A new level of awareness and sophistication is required to combat such threats.

Mars' 'missing' water is buried beneath surface: study

Billions of years ago, Mars was 扑克王游戏下载home to lakes and oceans -- but where all the water went to transform the planet into the desolate rock we know today has been something of a mystery.

Deadly superbug shows up on isolated beach in the Indian Ocean

For the first time, a drug-resistant hospital superbug has been found in the wild—on an isolated beach in the Andaman Islands in the northeastern Indian Ocean. The organism has been in hospitals for about a decade, but its origin remains a mystery.

Lightning may have sparked life on Earth, study finds

Lightning strikes may have supplied primordial Earth with enough phosphorus to support the emergence of life, according to new research Tuesday that offered an alternative explanation as to how living organisms were born.

Conversational AI is shaping mental health care Special

Data suggests that artificial intelligence has transformed industries throughout the pandemic. What else is on the horizon for some of the AI trends in infancy, and what these changes look like in a post-pandemic world?

Israel unearths fragments of 2000-year-old biblical scroll

Israel on Tuesday unveiled fragments of a biblical scroll dating back some 2,000 years, in what experts described as the most significant such find since the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Op-Ed: NFTs – Great idea, but risks, laws and sleaze factors emerging

NFTs, “non-fungible tokens” are huge news. They’re making millions, unheard-of amounts of money, for artists. The problem is that big money can attract big trouble. …And NFTs are spreading, fast, to other areas.

Essential Science: Catnip can provide a powerful insect repellent

A commonly grown plant, and one that attracts the interest of some feline, could provide the basis for addressing insect problems. The plant of interest is catnip and this herb can repel mosquitoes.

Microsoft Exchange breach means firms need to enhance security Special

With the news that a hacker group infiltrated at least 30,000 organizations using Microsoft Exchange to process email, including police departments, hospitals, local governments, banks, what does this reveal about business security?

Lessons to be learned from cyberattacks hitting UK schools Special

During the pandemic many schools have just remote learning to a high level. While this partly addresses teaching time it has also left some schools open to cyberattack, as a new incident reveals.

Hackers are trading in medical data relating to French citizens Special

Healthcare data breaches are continuing to increase and the latest to be reported impacts on French citizens, with news that half-a-million records, including medical information, have been leaked on line.

Unsecured server triggers Ticketcounter data breach Special

Ticketcounter, a Dutch e-ticketing platform, has experienced a data breach. This happened after a threat actor stole a database comprising of 1.9 million email addresses from an unsecured staging server.

Op-Ed: Yes, Mars is a hellhole – That’s why it’s so vital to go there

For all the idealism about going to Mars, a lot of people are putting up very solid, realistic reasons for NOT going there and colonizing. This is not a simple issue; the problems are many and tough. That’s both the challenge and the reward.

Gary Bracey and Jawad Ashraf talk about Terra Virtua platform Special

CEO Gary Bracey and co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Jawad Ashraf chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about Terra Virtua.

US judge removes China's Xiaomi from Trump-era blacklist

A US judge on Friday ordered Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi temporarily removed from a government blacklist barring American investment in the company.

Huawei listed anew as threat to US national security

US regulators on Friday listed Huawei among Chinese telecom gear firms deemed a threat to national security, signalling that a hoped for softening of relations is not in the cards.

SARS-CoV-2 changed very little when it jumped from bats to humans

A new study published March 12, 2021, appears to answer the question - How much did SARS-CoV-2 need to change in order to adapt to its new human host? You may be surprised at what researchers found.

Get ready folks - 17-year cicadas are coming to trees near you

Starting sometime in April or May, depending on latitude, one of the largest broods of 17-year cicadas will emerge from underground in the Northeastern part of the U.S. This group is known as Brood X, as in the Roman numeral for 10.

Ryuk ransomware hits Spanish Government Special

It has been reported that ransomware has affected over 700 Spanish government labor agencies. The director of SEPE, Gerardo Guitérrez, has pointed the finger at the Ryuk gang, who are allegedly responsible for this situation.

Twins Peak: double births at 'all-time high' globally

More twins -- one in every 42 children born -- are coming into the world than ever before, according to new research citing the rapid rise in medically assisted reproduction as a key factor.Some 1.

Large asteroid to pass by Earth on March 21: NASA

The largest asteroid to pass by Earth this year will approach within some 1.25 million miles (two million kilometers) of our planet on March 21, NASA said Thursday.
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