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Whiteness of AI erases people of colour from our ‘imagined futures’, researchers argue

The overwhelming ‘Whiteness’ of artificial intelligence – from stock images and cinematic robots to the dialects of virtual assistants – removes people of colour from the way humanity thinks about its technology-enhanced future, according to...
4-Aug-2020 8:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Existing Evidence Suggests Face Coverings Do Not Lead to False Sense of Security

Existing limited evidence suggests that wearing face coverings to protect against COVID-19 does not lead to a false sense of security and is unlikely to increase the risk of infection through wearers foregoing other behaviours such as good hand...
24-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth

Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of Cambridge.
20-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

People with Coronavirus Symptoms More Likely to Have General Psychiatric Disorders and Loneliness

People who have or had COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and are lonelier, with women and young people more at risk, says a just-published study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.
15-Jul-2020 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Rapid genome sequencing and screening help hospital manage COVID-19 outbreaks

Cambridge researchers have shown how rapid genome sequencing of virus samples and enhanced testing of hospital staff can help to identify clusters of healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections.
14-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 pandemic must treat health and economy as equally important, argue researchers

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognise that preserving people’s health is as important as reviving the...
10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Learn from the pandemic to prevent environmental catastrophe, scientists argue

• COVID-19 is comparable to climate and extinction emergencies, say scientists from the UK and US – all share features such as lagged impacts, feedback loops, and complex dynamics. • Delayed action in the pandemic cost lives and economic...
2-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic

Humans interact with animals in a huge variety of ways, including wildlife trade, livestock farming and keeping pets
25-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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