Sci-Tech

How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
How a Macedonian town became an epicentre of 'fake news'
Jovan got a pair of Nike sneakers and went on holiday to Greece, his reward for having helped turn the small Macedonian town of Veles into an...
Social networks help combat racial bias
Social networks help combat racial bias
"Permit Patty" and "Pool Patrol Paula" have been unlikely — and somewhat infamous — stars of the Twitter age: they are white...
German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook
German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook
German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the...
WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders
WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news after India murders
WhatsApp took out full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers on Tuesday, offering "easy tips" to identify fact from fiction after a slew of...
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Plastic is light, versatile and here to stay — for now
Because of their role in global pollution, plastics are hugely controversial.
Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded
Science will unlock Africa’s potential — if it is funded
Africa’s leading scientists, innovators and policymakers met in Kigali, Rwanda, in March this year to brainstorm solutions to an increasingly...
Tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity
Tech companies are successfully disrupting terrorist social media activity
In June 2017, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft announced the formation of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT). The aim of this industry-led initiative is to disrupt the terrorist exploitation of its...
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Is maths any of their beeswax?
Bees were once thought to be geniuses, natural architects with supernatural mastery over mathematics. This reputation came in for a good kicking a...
Hackers steal $30m from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
Hackers steal $30m from top Seoul bitcoin exchange
Hackers stole more than $30-million worth of cryptocurrencies from South Korea's top bitcoin exchange, sending the unit's price falling around the...
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
Scientist launches hunt for Loch Ness 'monster DNA'
Tales of a giant creature lurking beneath the murky waves of Loch Ness have been around for more than 1 500 years — and one academic hopes...
Homeopathic space travel isn’t rocket science
Homeopathic space travel isn’t rocket science
Oscillococcinum — the homeopathic flu remedy concocted from duck or goose liver — doesn’t work. Its proponents may disagree vehemently, but the evidence for its lack of efficacy is compelling. In this it shares a direct parallel with the latest developments in propulsion...
When will Google defend democracy?
When will Google defend democracy?
As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the US, Google’s power to influence undecided...
Let there be light: Using home-grown photonics to close digital access divide
Let there be light: Using home-grown photonics to close digital access divide
The African continent has 4% of the world's internet data access with those living in rural areas and on a low disposable income being the most...
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Goodbye to your sweet tooth
Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold?

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