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Preventing AI from developing anti-social and potentially harmful behaviour
Next time you play a computer at chess, think about the implications if you beat it. It could be a very sore loser!
Social media users don't always agree with newspapers about which topics are the most important
Research suggests social media users don't always agree with newspaper editors about which topics are the most important, an article in the academic journal Journalism Studies reveals.
A race against time: Climate change and the Olympic Winter Games
Time may be running out for some Olympic Winter Games host locations – including the 2014 host, Sochi (Russia) – according to an article in Current Issues in Tourism. Scott et al analyse two climatic indicators – mi ...
How readers perceive computer-generated news articles
A recent study investigates how readers perceive computer-generated news articles.
The impact of mining Alaska's coal
Alaska, the last great frontier, is being threatened by many proposals to mine an estimated 5.5 trillion tons of coal. Sam Weis, author of "The Local and Worldwide Impact of Mining Alaska's Coal" in the magazine Environment: Sc ...
Elephant age estimated from voice
A paper published in Bioacoustics explains how researchers have been able to estimate the age of an elephant based on its vocal sounds. Results showed that they could distinguish infants, calves, juveniles, and adults with 7 ...
Did five years of drought lead to two years of revolution in Syria?
Negotiators in Geneva might not have brought the conflict in Syria to an end last week, but work recently published by an academic from Radboud University in the Netherlands explains how the 2006–10 drought contributed ...
Ancient seabird discovery suggests Paleogene bird diversification
Bones of a previously unknown species prove to be one of the oldest seabirds.
Restrictive concealed weapons laws can lead to an increase in gun-related murders
It may make sense to assume that states in which there are tight laws on weapons would make that state a safer place and one with less gun crime, however, recent research argues that the very opposite is true.
Changing landscapes, not global warming, to blame for increased flood risk
This timely article considers the findings of an international report on flood risk, and the possible linkage with climate change/global warming and an increase in global and regional flooding.
New biomolecular archaeological evidence for Nordic "grog," expansion of wine trade, discovered in ancient Scandinavia
Winters in Scandinavia were long and cold in the Bronze and Iron Ages, then as now—but a blazing fire was not the only thing to keep people warm. From northwest Denmark, circa 1500–1300 BC, to the Swedish ...
Grand Theft Troll? Anonymity encourages bad behaviour in online computer games, but group discipline wins the day
Flaming. Trolling. Griefing. Cheating. Most players of massive multi-player online games, such as GTA Online, have been victims of activities like these. New research from the journal Behaviour & Information Technology invest ...
Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas?
Mums and Dads beware, next year's Christmas wish list could be more out of reach (or sight…) than ever before. Invisibility, a long sought-after speculation in science fiction, has been turned into reality in the laboratory ...
A whole new meaning to bad weather: Top ten worst weather places in the world
Have you ever wondered what places on Earth experience the worst weather? Ed Darack has. His article, "The 10 Worst Weather Places in the World," featured in this month's issue of Weatherwise magazine attempts to name t ...
Biomechanics of skilled cricket batsmen
Though the discovery might have come too late to help Australia win this week's Second Test match, a team of scientists from Down Under has revealed what techniques give skilled batsmen an edge over their less able teammates ...