Category Archives: Science & Technology

Machines that can think: real benefits, the Apocalypse, or ‘dog-spaghetti’? | CBC Radio

Deep dreaming or deep machine learning, neuro networks that act similar to those in the human brain and more about this rapidly progressing field. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/machines-that-can-think-real-benefits-the-apocalypse-or-dog-spaghetti-1.5429046

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Scientists create first ‘living robots’ in major breakthrough | The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/living-robots-xenobots-living-cells-frog-embryos-a9282251.html What could possibly go wrong.

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Venezuela economic failure and fake or misleading news

Social misleadia, Trump and many of his supporters and others from the far right have been sharing fake or misleading news about Venezuela’s economic failure. Venezuela’s economic crisis is an example of failed leadership, corruption and other issues. It has … Continue reading

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Environmental cost of cryptocurrency mines

Monetary price of health and air quality impacts Computer screen listing cryptocurrencies (stock image). Credit: © Colin Cramm / Adobe Stock https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191113092600.htm Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Monero — the names of digital-based ‘cryptocurrencies’ are being heard more and more frequently. … Continue reading

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The strange truth about the pill – BBC Future

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20180822-the-birth-control-pill-can-have-male-side-effects — Comments Looks like more research needed on birth control pills and the substantial changes they make to women’s brains. — Interesting. This makes me curious as to the the effect, if any, it has had on the LBGTQ … Continue reading

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MARKETPLACE Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test

Marketplace host Charlsie Agro, left, and her identical twin sister, Carly, check out some DNA ancestry results. (CBC) https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna-ancestry-kits-twins-marketplace-1.4980976 — Commentary There is lots of people paying for these DNA ancestors kits or giving them as gifts but this proves … Continue reading

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Alberta and Canada ignores the ticking time-bomb of orphaned oil and gas wells at its own peril

Eamon Mac Mahon, ASSOCIATED PRESS Syncrude upgrader facilities on the Athabasca river near Fort McMurray Alberta Dec 9 2019 – Globe and Mail, The Narwhal and Concerned Citizen — These are some of the major issues that make it hard … Continue reading

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