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Facial acknowledgment in King’s Cross prompts require brand-new laws

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Image copyright Getty Images There is growing pressure for more details about the use of facial recognition in London’s King’s Cross to be disclosed after a watchdog described the deployment as “alarming”.Developer Argent has confirmed it uses the technology to “ensure public safety” but did not reveal any details.It raises the issue of how private…

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Teenage kid went blind by living primarily on scrap food, research study finds – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

September 23, 2019 No Comments

A teenage kid who survived mostly on junk food went blind from his poor diet plan, according to a brand-new research study. The 17- year-old, who lives in the UK, first went to the physician at age 14 grumbling of exhaustion, the Record of Internal Medication composed in the study abstract. By the time his […]

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Chinese students Down Under ‘wedged’ by politics back home

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely to be met with apprehension, or a polite silence.It has become what one Chinese student calls the “dreaded question”.Hong Kong’s unrest is a nine-hour flight away, but it has been impossible to avoid on campuses…

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Teen’s scrap food diet plan triggered him to go blind, study discovers – KRON4

September 23, 2019 No Comments

by: Alexa Mae Asperin Posted: Sep 3, 2019/ 05: 22 AM PDT / Updated: Sep 3, 2019/ 05: 22 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– A teenage boy’s processed food diet including Pringles and French fries to name a few things sufficed to make him go blind, according to a recent case study. The case report, […]

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D.A. Pennebaker, A Pioneer Of Documentary Filmmaking, Dead At 94

September 23, 2019 No Comments

D.A. Pennebaker, the revered filmmaker who revolutionized the technology and style of contemporary documentaries, died Thursday at his home in Long Island, New York. He was 94. The list of U.S. filmmakers with notable influences on popular culture is lengthy, but few can claim to have changed the medium altogether. Pennebaker did so in at least…

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Government Scientists Are Censoring Themselves

September 23, 2019 No Comments

The Trump administration hadn’t even moved into the White House, but already there was an immense fear building in the minds of government employees after the results of the election were in. “Why did you put a big blue Post-It note over your computer’s camera?” I remember asking one of my colleagues at the Environmental…

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‘Dangerous’ AI offers to write fake news

September 23, 2019 No Comments

Image copyright Getty Images An artificial intelligence system that generates realistic stories, poems and articles has been updated, with some claiming it is now almost as good as a human writer.The text generator, built by research firm OpenAI, was originally considered “too dangerous” to make public because of the potential for abuse.But now a new,…

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Silicon Valley’s Crisis of Conscience

September 23, 2019 No Comments

There are two kinds of people: those who know nothing about Esalen and those who purport to know everything about it. To find out which kind of person you’re talking to, simply utter the three syllables (stress on the first, slant-rhyme with “mescaline”) and wait. In response, you’ll get either an uncomprehending stare or an…

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Meet the intriguing presidential candidate you haven’t seen on the debate stage

September 23, 2019 No Comments

You may not know Joe Sestak, though he is running for president of the United States. But wherever you’re from in the world, the Democratic candidate has likely been to, or at least seriously considered, your region of the globe. And he’d love to chat about it.Sestak—call him Joe though, he insists—has been a congressman,…

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Outside the Box: Is this the health-care policy both Republicans and Democrats can settle on?

September 23, 2019 No Comments

The one area of agreement in the debate over health insurance is that too many Americans lack it — now 27 million and counting. The differences emerge over how to expand coverage and how to pay for it. On the Democratic side, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris back Medicare for all (very…

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