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Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?
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Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

February 25, 2017 — Dirk Helbing, Bruno S. Frey, Gerd Gigerenzer, Ernst Hafen, Michael Hagner, Yvonne Hofstetter, Jeroen van den Hoven, Roberto V. Zicari and Andrej Zwitter

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Watch Velvet Worms Fire Their Slime Cannons

These deceptively cute purple worms are in fact fearsome predators, launching a net of sticky slime from tiny hoses to capture prey. Scientists are using high-speed cameras to understand how the fluid forces the worm's flexible tubes to oscillate and spray the goo over unlucky insects.   "Lens of Time: Velvet Worms—Secret of the Slime” was first published on bioGraphic © 2016, California Academy of Sciences.

February 23, 2017

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Fermented Foods Find Fervent Advocate

60-Second Science - February 22, 2017 - By Steve Mirsky01:48

Vision Needed to Curb Nearsightedness Epidemic

60-Second Science - February 21, 2017 - By Steve Mirsky02:13

Guppy Groups Provide Friendly Protection against Foes

60-Second Science - February 20, 2017 - By Jason G. Goldman02:42

Spaceflight Squishes Spacefarers' Brains

60-Second Science - February 18, 2017 - By Karen Hopkin01:35