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Study shows medical devices using AI/ML are poorly regulated

A review of 338 AI-powered medical devices approved in Europe and in the United States reveals holes in the European review process.

How does it feel to be a bee? The quest to understand animal sentience


Proper fit of face masks is more important than material

In order to provide the best protection against COVID-19, the fit of a mask is more important...

Triggering original fear memories could treat phobias and PTSD

By triggering original fear memories, a researcher hopes to weaken them to help treat phobias. Image credit - Islander Images/Unsplash

Five things to know about coronavirus tests: PCR, antigen and antibody

There is a trade-off between speed and reliability when it comes to tests for diagnosing coronavirus. Image credit - Statutární město Hradec Králové/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY 3.0

Supersonic planes get ready for a greener comeback

Scientists are looking into bringing back a quieter and more fuel-efficient supersonic aircraft, nearly 20 years after Concorde took its last flight. Image credit - Pedro Aragão/Wikimedia, licensed under CC 3.0

Five things to know about childhood cancer

Professor Schmiegelow: "The lack of paediatric trials for age-appropriate cancer treatments is due to a paucity of funding." Image credit - National Cancer Institute/Unsplash

Understand the environmental footprint of global supply chains, so we can confront climate change

European demand for goods and services creates environmental impacts outside the borders of the EU, which has implications for the EU's climate goals. Image credit - Hugh Nelson/Wikimedia, licensed under CC 3.0
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Two Miraculous Surgeries of 1893: A Successful Human Heart Operation and Removing a President’s Tumor

In July 1893, two medical surgeries of remarkable, historical significance occurred. More than a century later, they are as fascinating as ever...
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Six-exoplanet system with rhythmic movement challenges theories of how planets form

This artist’s impression shows the view from the planet in the TOI-178 system found orbiting furthest from the star. (Image Credit: ESO/L. Calçada/

Online tool calculates COVID-19 transmission risk in poorly-ventilated spaces

Ventilation plays a vital role in the spread of COVID-19, and researchers also have found that in poorly-ventilated spa...

Twenty thousand sounds under the sea

For a long time, we believed the ocean was a silent world. On the contrary, sounds play a crucial role for many marine ...

Rebuilding marine life

Conservation measures to protect marine life are already paying off. These actions have made it possible to halt the de...

How to spot overseas enquiry email fraud


A lagoon in Tahiti is rescued by tradition

On Tahiti’s southern tip, the traditional practice of "rahui" was recently reintroduced. (Featured Image - Chris Hoare, Flickr (CC BY 2.0))
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