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People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are ...
The platform wants to empower AI researchers and developers to advance their research without constraints of data resources, say its backers Three Chinese internet majors have set up what is claimed to be the one of the largest open databases for artificial intelligence (AI) in the world, aimed at h...
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick. The computer automatically sources and processes associated words and images required for the novel mind reading card tric...
A new study out earlier this month suggests that the world’s largest “pirate” archive of academic literature, Sci-Hub, may hold as much as 68.9% of the 81.6 million scholarly publications captured in Crossref’s DOI database. Put another way, more than two-thirds of the world’s ma...
Researchers set up an online test using 40 images created from 10 original images sourced from Google Images. As the spread of fake news on social media gains momentum, researchers now reveal that people can detect a fake image of a real-world scene only 60 percent of the time. Even then, they can o...
Chinese internet restrictions, known as the ‘great firewall of China’, have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to overseas research restricted. They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks or VPNs, which circum...
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Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the economist Paul Seabrightpurportedly sat down with a senior Russian official to discuss moving from a centrally planned economy to something more akin to market-based capitalism. "Please understand that we are keen to move toward a market syste...
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IMAGE: MANY SITES PROMISE HELP WITH HEALTH ISSUES, BUT ONLY A FEW HAVE BEEN TESTED IN RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIALS. Only sites backed by gold-standard research and still available online are included -- and researchers hope to make them easier to find ANN ARBOR, Mich. - From depression to weight ...
1. Check Your Sources The Skill: Evaluating information found in your sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context The Challenge: While most kids know not to believe everything they read online, the majority also don’t...
Legitimate methods, suggested techniques, good sense, and plenty of patience Warning: if you are going to argue a point about politics, medicine, animal care, or gun control, then you had better take the time to make your argument legit.  You can't copy-paste wikipedia links or spend ten second...
But sometimes, they should A soda company sponsoring nutrition research. An oil conglomerate helping fund a climate-related research meeting. Does the public care who’s paying for science? In a word, yes. When industry funds science, credibility suffers. And this does not bode well for t...
A change in how cancer is treated means more people will benefit from immunotherapy. In a first for precision medicine, a cancer drug has won regulatory approval based on the genetic characteristic of tumors, rather than their location in the body. On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration s...
The new A.I. system could soon make its way onto your smartphone. Your phone might someday save your skin. Stanford researchers say they've created a new artificial intelligence system that can identify skin cancer as well as trained doctors can. According to a study they publish...
Image credit: Crowd of small symbolic 3d figures linked by lines by higyou via Shutterstock.com Fermat, a collaborative, open-source technology project, has announced the launch of the Internet of People (IoP) Consortium, an initiative aimed at boosting academic research and encourage university-led...
The internet is a web of lies. That's according to new research looking at online honesty, which found that "online deception is the rule, not the exception." Dan Misener — CBC Radio's ever-truthful technology columnist — looks at how and why we lie online. What did the resea...
Older generations are closing the gap on younger age groups Over half those who have never used the internet are aged 75 and over For most people, the internet is an indispensable tool for both their work and social lives - life without it now seems unimaginable. But according to rese...
Most people don't care if content is sponsored as long as it's useful and high quality Internet users are fed up with poor-quality ads. Make no mistake, most users see branded content as a fact of digital life, but they are tired of intrusive, poorly targeted experiences, so they’re opting out&nbs...
56 percent of consumers select a business if it has positive reviews/ratings in the local pack, writes Sherry Bonelli. And that's just the beginning. Over the past few years the topic of reputation marketing has really taken off. Many businesses are finally starting to realize th...
Much is known about flu viruses, but little is understood about how they reproduce inside human host cells, spreading infection. Now, a research team headed by investigators from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the first to identify a mechanism by which influenza A, a family of pathog...
Researchers in Singapore have developed a way to teleport a drink over the internet — sort of....
Fermat, a collaborative, open-source technology project, has announced the launch of the Internet of People (IoP) Consortium, an initiative aimed at boosting academic research and encourage university-led pilot projects related to the “person-to-person economy.” The IoP is meant to all...
  Keyword research isn’t a blog post thing. It isn’t a website redesign thing, either. Instead, it should be an everyday thing, a continual harvesting of data so you can make better marketing decisions. There are plenty of keyword research tools out there. But this isn’t about t...
The current prototype is estimated to cost 10,000 USD to support a full-fledged encrypted search engine. he current prototype implementation of CASE is estimated to cost about 10,000 USD to support a full-fledged encrypted search engine with 100 documents over a dictionary of 1000 keywords. Research...
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To improve your productivity using Gmail you should consider using powerful extensions to help you organize your tasks, follow-up important emails, track them and work offline. With over 1 billion monthly active users, Gmail is a clear leader of email providers. If you work online, there's...
The research could shed a light on a number of neurodevelopmental diseases. Scientists have successfully assembled working human brain circuits in a dish. Their model could shed light on how a number of neurodevelopmental diseases arise, including rare forms of autism. In contrast to research conduc...
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