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How algorithms run the world behind the scenes

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used...

How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to create an office space of their own – whether by devoting a room in our homes...

Could Schrödinger’s cat exist in real life? Our research may soon provide the answer

Have you ever been in more than one place at the same time? If you’re much bigger than an atom, the answer will be...

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia...

Clever chemistry turns ordinary bricks into electricity storage devices

we have worked out how to convert the red pigment in common bricks into a plastic that conducts electricity, and this process enabled us to turn bricks into electricity storage devices

People think they’re too smart to fall for phishing scams

People believe they’re less likely than others to fall for phishing scams and, as a result, underestimate their own risk, a new study shows

Tracking robocalls debunks myths and clears up mysteries

The number of robocalls isn’t going up, and answering a robocall doesn’t make you more likely to get additional ones, according to a new study.

Fake COVID-19 testing kits and lockdown puppy scams: How to protect yourself from fraud in a pandemic

Given the known links between natural disasters and fraud, it is unsurprising offenders are using COVID-19 to target potential victims. While there are limited statistics on crime rates during this period, evidence suggests fraud and other online scams have spiked.

Shady darknet websites taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic

Underground markets that sell illegal commodities like drugs, counterfeit currency and fake documentation tend to flourish in times of crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception

Why do some people believe the earth is flat?

If you type ‘flat Earth’ into Google, you’d be joining a group of people that have helped to triple the search term over the...

How the old-fashioned phone might become the new way to see the doctor

Staying home to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, patients and their doctors have embraced telemedicine

Lost your job thanks to Coronavirus? AI will find a new one

Scholars of human resources and management believe artificial intelligence could be a boon for job seekers who need an edge in a tight labor market like today’s.

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How algorithms run the world behind the scenes

The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used...

How the needs of monks and empire builders helped mold the modern-day office

The coronavirus pandemic has forced most people to create an office space of their own – whether by devoting a room in our homes...

Could Schrödinger’s cat exist in real life? Our research may soon provide the answer

Have you ever been in more than one place at the same time? If you’re much bigger than an atom, the answer will be...