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World Health Organisation holds secretive talks with tech giants over coronavirus misinformation

17/02/2020 • 11:29 Science Daily Mail  

The meeting, which included Twitter, Youtube and Amazon, was organised by the World Health Organisation but was hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park …

Microsoft forced to pull a troublesome Windows 10 patch

17/02/2020 • 11:23 Science Daily Mail  

The security update - named KB4524244 - was first made available for download by the Redmond, Washington-based tech firm on February 11, …

Homeowners should plant absorbent plants in their front garden to fight flooding

17/02/2020 • 11:10 Science Daily Mail  

A botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has warned that Brits should avoid tarmacking lawns and should instead plant floodwater-tolerant …

Extreme weather could trigger a catastrophic economic recession 'like we've never seen before' 

17/02/2020 • 10:07 Science Daily Mail  

Extreme weather such as drought and floods has the potential to trigger an economic recession worse than anything else in human history, experts …

Eco-friendly human compost burials where bodies of the dead reach 55°C and rot away in 30 days

17/02/2020 • 09:56 Science Daily Mail  

When it launches commercially in February 2021 in Washington State, USA, it will be the first human composting service in the …

Psychedelics have lost their cool. Blame Gwyneth Paltrow | John Semley

17/02/2020 • 09:00 Science The Guardian  

Mushrooms used to be the territory of hippies, explorers, indigenous people and artists. Now tech bros and wellness gurus have taken over On a June …

Beavers cut flooding and pollution and boost wildlife populations

17/02/2020 • 07:00 Science The Guardian  

Five-year study of animals in Devon finds measurable benefits to wildlife and people Beavers have alleviated flooding, reduced pollution and boosted …

Tiny antennae that record how bees navigate may help perfect steering for driverless cars and drones

17/02/2020 • 02:10 Science Daily Mail  

To harness their navigational skills, researchers used radar to track bees' precise flight path as they buzzed over farmland in …

Scientists say it is 'completely baloney' that you can read people's emotions from their expressions

17/02/2020 • 01:41 Science Daily Mail  

They found that attempts to detect emotions based on facial expressions were almost always wrong. The research was carried out by Professor Aleix …

Supercomputer to improve weather forecasts to receive £1.2 billion funding from the Government

17/02/2020 • 00:56 Science The Telegraph  

Heathrow Airport apologises for disruption caused by 'technical issues'

17/02/2020 • 00:35 Science The Telegraph  

Starwatch: close encounter between Mars and the moon

16/02/2020 • 21:30 Science The Guardian  

The waning crescent moon can be seen low in the pre-dawn sky passing the red planet and, from North America, blocking Mars from view Early morning …

AI systems claiming to 'read' emotions pose discrimination risks

16/02/2020 • 17:00 Science The Guardian  

Expert says technology deployed is based on outdated science and therefore is unreliable Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that companies claim …

Disease found in 66 million-year-old dinosaur tail that still affects humans today

16/02/2020 • 16:50 Science The Independent  

Israeli researcher says find is a world …

Coronavirus: more than 3,000 Britons tested

16/02/2020 • 16:33 Science The Guardian  

Eight of nine people who tested positive successfully treated and discharged from hospital The number of people tested for coronavirus in the UK has …

Taiwan reports first death from Coronavirus

16/02/2020 • 16:09 Science The Guardian  

Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland China A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the …

Confront your fears … and four other ways to stop procrastinating

16/02/2020 • 15:00 Science The Guardian  

Address your perfectionism, make a small starting step and break the cycle that is holding you back Clare Evans , a productivity coach and author of …

Your DNA is a valuable asset, so why give it to ancestry websites for free? | Laura Spinney

16/02/2020 • 12:28 Science The Guardian  

DNA testing companies are starting to profit from selling our data on to big pharma. Perhaps they should be paying us The announcement by 23andMe, a …

Coronavirus in Hove: ‘I’m trying to be less scared … worry won’t keep us safe’

16/02/2020 • 08:13 Science The Guardian  

A mother-of-two finds strength in her community This month marked the first time I’ve ever been to a queue-free post office, and been served by a man …

Science is ever evolving, just like the human race | Kenan Malik

16/02/2020 • 07:00 Science The Guardian  

Scientific knowledge, whether about a human species or the planets, is powerful because it is provisional and cumulative For the past decade, …