Generative AI model shows fake news has a greater influence on elections when released at a steady pace without interruption

It’s not at all clear that disinformation has, to date, swung an election that would otherwise have gone another way. But there is a strong sense that it has had a significant impact, nonetheless. With AI now being used to create highly believable fake videos and to spread disinformation more efficiently, we are right to […]

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20,000 People Displaced Daily One Year into Sudan War, IOM Urges Action 

Geneva/ Port Sudan – A staggering 20,000 people are forced to flee their homes in Sudan each day, half of them children, according to a new report by the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).  The report shows that 53 per cent of those displaced are children under 18, highlighting the vulnerability and […]

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Sex differences don’t disappear as a country’s equality develops – sometimes they become stronger

The more gender equal a society is, the more similar men and women will be, adopting more similar interests, personality traits and behavioural patterns. Or so many people seem to believe. Statements like this might sound like truisms, but science shows reality may be more complicated. Several studies have found that some psychological sex differences, […]

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Four new research centres put icing on cake of scheme’s success – UKRI

The universities of Cranfield, Hull, King’s College London and Nottingham have all received funding from round seven of Research England’s flagship UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF) to create the centres. Funding for the four new centres has now brought the total investment figure for the highly regarded scheme to £1 billion since its inception. […]

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Tell the FCC It Must Clarify Its Rules to Prevent Loopholes That Will Swallow Net Neutrality Whole

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released draft rules to reinstate net neutrality, with a vote on adopting the rules to come on the 25th of April. The FCC needs to close some loopholes in the draft rules before then. Proposed Rules on Throttling and Prioritization Allow for the Circumvention of Net Neutrality Net neutrality […]

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Flavorful Layered Burrito Menus : Dirty Peezler

The Ohio-based taco concept, Condado Tacos, recently unveiled a brand-new burrito lineup that includes tasty offerings like the Dirty Peezler and the Green Haze. Condado Tacos is best known for its cravable tacos, flavorful margaritas, and colorful, mural art interiors, but now the brand is hoping that it’s new lineup of burritos will be just […]

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LGBTQI+ Special Envoy Stern’s Travel to Fiji

From April 22 – 26, Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Jessica Stern will visit Nadi, Fiji, to speak at the 3rd Pacific Human Rights Conference on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics. Special Envoy Stern will address the unique opportunities and challenges that LGBTQI+ persons in all […]

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Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Minkara Travel to Kenya

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights (SAIDR) Sara Minkara is traveling to Kenya April 22 to 26 to meet with host government officials to support continued U.S.-Kenyan relations on the development of assistive technology, inclusive education, and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.  Additionally, SAIDR Minkara will meet with civil society to learn about the […]

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Minister for the Middle East travels to The Gulf for talks on regional security

Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon arrives in Bahrain today (Sunday 21 April) before travelling to the UAE. The Minister will visit the UK’s Naval Support Facility in Bahrain where the UK has supported operations against illegal and dangerous Iran-backed Houthi attacks against international shipping.   During his visit, he is expected to meet with counterparts […]

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How logic alone may prove that time doesn’t exist

Modern physics suggests time may be an illusion. Einstein’s theory of relativity, for example, suggests the universe is a static, four-dimensional block that contains all of space and time simultaneously – with no special “now”. What’s the future to one observer, is the past to another. That means time doesn’t flow from past to future, […]

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