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New artificial intelligence tool can accurately identify cancer
When it comes to employment, science and technology graduates fare only slightly better than ‘starving artists’Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastWe’ve experimented with a bunch of naff names here in Australia. In the 1990s, Bob Hawke wanted us to become the clever country. Two decades later, Malcolm Turnbull aspired to make us an innovation...
A supermassive black hole and its jet, all in a single picture
Exclusive: algorithm performs more efficiently and effectively than current methods, according to a studyDoctors, scientists and researchers have built an artificial intelligence model that can accurately identify cancer in a development they say could speed up diagnosis of the disease and fast-track patients to treatment.Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. It results in about 10 million...
China's Mars rover finds signs of recent water in sand dunes
In May 2022, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team released the first-ever radio image of M87's central black hole. It was a stunning revelation based on observations made using a worldwide array of radio telescopes. Recently, they re-released a newer, sharper image of the black hole's "ring of light."
DNA study of famed US sled dog shows what made him so tough
Water may be more widespread and recent on Mars than previously thought, based on observations of Martian sand dunes by China's rover.
Human activities have reduced elephant habitat by nearly two-thirds since 1700, dividing population into smaller patches
New York's Central Park has a statue dedicated to him, and there's even been a movie about him: a sled dog named Balto. Now he is the focus of a DNA study, 90 years after he died, to see what made the pooch so famously tough.
Zoonomia: Genetic research reveals all we share with animals
Despite their iconic status and long association with humans, Asian elephants are one of the most endangered large mammals. Believed to number between 45,000 and 50,000 individuals worldwide, they are at risk throughout Asia due to human activities such as deforestation, mining, dam building and road construction, which have damaged numerous ecosystems.
There's a reason we flock to see cherry blossoms. This Waterloo prof explains why
By comparing the genetic blueprints of an array of animals, scientists are gaining new insights into our own species and all we share with other creatures.
'Statistically impossible' heat extremes are here: Study identifies the regions most at risk
After a long, dark winter, the sight of bright colours in spring does something positive to a person's brain, and that's why people are often eager to get out to see and take photos with cherry blossoms and other signs of spring, says Colin Ellard, a University of Waterloo psychology...
‘My father died in my arms at my wedding’
In the summer of 2021, Canada's all-time temperature record was smashed by almost 5℃. Its new record of 49.6℃ is hotter than anything ever recorded in Spain, Turkey or indeed anywhere in Europe.
Super-charged textile repairs itself, monitors heart rhythm
On his wedding day, Tim Sullivan’s much-loved dad suddenly collapsed and died on what should have been the happiest of days. But what he learned has shaped his lifeIt was all set to be one of the happiest days of my life, 9 September 1989. I was getting married. Everything leading up to the date had gone smoothly. The wedding was taking place in a small church, St Teilo’s in Bishopston Valley...
Pickups are going electric and truck fans are buying in. Will it reduce carbon emissions?
Scientists from around the world have developed a simple metallic coating treatment for clothing or wearable textiles which can repair itself, repel bacteria from the wearer and even monitor a person's electrocardiogram (ECG) heart signals.
Children could be prescribed weight-loss jabs on the NHS
The race to lower carbon emission has pushed automakers to pivot many of their models from fuel to battery power. As more large, utility-focused models are coming onto the market, Canadians are taking...
Residents west of Edmonton under evacuation orders due to out-of-control wildfire
Department of Health asks watchdog to assess effectiveness of giving semaglutide to obese youngsters aged 12 to 17Children as young as 12 in England could be given weight-loss injections on the NHS after the government asked medical watchdog Nice to assess the potential benefits of prescribing them to under-18s.Department of Health officials have asked the watchdog to evaluate the clinical and...
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SATURDAY 29. APRIL 2023
Colombia urges evacuation near volcano
The science of standup: can you train someone to be funny?
Authorities in Colombia on Saturday recommended that towns closest to a rumbling, notorious volcano be evacuated, ahead of a a possible eruption.
Viewers can't get enough of this 24/7 falcon nest cam at Université de Montréal
The founders of Melbourne’s Steam Room program believe scientists can make their work more accessible through humour. Will their hypothesis prove true?Get our weekend culture and lifestyle emailFive scientists walk into a theatre and try standup for the first time. Does hilarity ensue?Yes, according to the producers of the Steam Room – a program in which comedians teach a team of scientists...
Thank the Lords someone is worried about AI weapons | John Naughton
There are two peregrine falcons living in a nest box on the 23rd floor of the Roger-Gaudry building on the Université de Montréal campus. A 24/7 livestream allows people to tune into the birds' everyday...
Seal’s mystery ability to tolerate toxic metal could aid medical research, say scientists
While politics as usual dominates the Commons, thankfully a few people from the upper chamber are thinking about the big pictureThe most interesting TV I’ve watched recently did not come from a conventional television channel, nor even from Netflix, but from TV coverage of parliament. It was a recording of a meeting of the AI in weapons systems select committee of the House of Lords, which was...
Scientists take a portable laboratory into the Amazon to study adaptation of trees to drought
The Juan Fernández fur seal, once thought extinct, can ingest cadmium without ill effects – though no one knows howA creature that humans came very close to obliterating now offers hope that we may be able to find ways to tackle one of the most pernicious environmental poisons, say scientists.Their research has revealed that one of the world’s most isolated aquatic mammals, the Continue...
As an ecologist, Dr. Julia Tavares often has to consider how to collect data from remote locations.