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USYD’s brave new humanoid world

China’s largest consumer humanoid robotics company, UBTECH, has partnered with the University of Sydney to establish the UBTECH Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre. Based at the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, the centre is dedicated to research into intelligent ...

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Fish and microbeads study becomes fishier

Did you or someone you know shun microbeads, common in skin exfoliants, last year? If so, it was probably due to a widely-reported study, published in esteemed journal Science, that found these tiny plastic particles harmed damselfish larvae. Now, following ...

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Scientists lack consensus on the March for Science

In 2017, vaccines are falsely linked to autism; homeopaths make millions of dollars from snake-oil treatments they claim can cure cancer; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, heads the US Environmental Protection Agency. These facts paint a dystopian picture ...

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Political leaning predicts science bias

Small ‘l’ liberals are drawn to blue-sky research, while conservatives are interested in applied science, new research has concluded. The study, Millions of online book co-purchases reveal partisan differences in the consumption of science, published in the journal Nature Human ...

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