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Does the future of medicine lie in space?

In a small lab, squeezed into the corner of a skyscraper in downtown Tel Aviv, Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Yamin is proudly holding what he calls “a little James Bond-style suitcase factory, powered by the sun”. As with many of 007’s finest…


AI expert Meredith Broussard: ‘Racism, sexism and ableism are systemic problems’

Meredith Broussard is a data journalist and academic whose research focuses on bias in artificial intelligence (AI). She has been in the vanguard of raising awareness and sounding the alarm about unchecked AI.


‘They are formidable creatures’: life with Northumberland’s rare white wild cattle

From a distance they look so placid and approachable, but you would not want to get on the wrong side of the wild white cattle of Chillingham, one of the rarest animals in the world.


Last orders? Belgium’s Trappist beers under threat as vocations run dry

For nearly 190 years the monks of Westmalle in northern Belgium have been involved in making beer. They began brewing in this corner of Flanders in 1836 to have an alternative to milk or water with their daily bread.


The professor trying to protect our private thoughts from technology

Private thoughts may not be private for much longer, heralding a nightmarish world where political views, thoughts, stray obsessions and feelings could be interrogated and punished all thanks to advances in neurotechnology.


Deep-sea mining for rare metals will destroy ecosystems, say scientists

An investigation by conservationists has found evidence that deep-seabed mining of rare minerals could cause “extensive and irreversible” damage to the planet.


Why candy lovers shouldn’t panic over California’s ‘Skittle ban’

For fans of candy – and who isn’t one? – the headlines have been alarming: a California bill would “ban Skittles”, the rainbow-colored fruity sweets, alongside treats including M&Ms, Nerds and some baked goods.


Money coaches: the mentors who focus on financial health, not wealth

Dharmesh Patel was sceptical about how much he would get out of sessions with a money coach. “I thought it might just be about budgeting – how to manage the pot that I’ve got – but it was much more holistic: less about trying to grow your personal…


From unbearable side-effects to cravings curbed: readers on weight-loss jabs

The promise of breakthrough drugs such as liraglutide and semaglutide to help people lose weight has been the subject of extensive media coverage in recent months, with Wegovy the latest such jab to be approved for use on the NHS for certain…


Sydney to put up more statues of women after its public art labelled a ‘sausage party’

A councillor has described Sydney’s public art as “sausage party” amid a campaign to balance gender representation among the city’s public statues.


Two Black teens say they have proven 2,000-year-old mathematical theorem

Two New Orleans high school seniors who say they have proven Pythagoras’s theorem by using trigonometry – which academics for two millennia have thought to be impossible – are being encouraged by a prominent US mathematical research organization…


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