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    • A Condom-Free Male Contraceptive Takes a Step Closer After Successful Trial in Monkeys

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
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    A condom-free form of male contraception is a step closer after the gel successfully passed a year-long trial in primates.

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    • Here's the Science Behind Why You Get Hungry When You're Drunk

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
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    In an 'alcoholic weekend' experiment mice ate a lot more food when they were drinking.

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    • DeepMind's AI Learned to Ride the London Underground Using Human-Like Reason and Memory

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Google-owned company taught its AI to have memory to solve follow-up problems.

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    • Neanderthal Teeth Reveal They Ate Woolly Rhinos and May Have Used Plants as Primitive Painkillers

    • By: Matt Burgess
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    Despite being humanity's closest relatives, Neanderthals have a reputation of being brutish beasts. Analysis of preserved DNA from hardened plaque in a number of our ancestors' teeth may challenge at least some of these claims.

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    • This AI Can Spot Skin Cancer as Accurately as a Doctor

    • By: Matt Burgess
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    The artificial intelligence was trained on an image database of 129,000 images and performed as well as trained medical professionals.

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    • WTF? Swearing Makes You Physically Stronger

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In tests, people exerted more power after they had been swearing.

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    • Killer Autonomous Weapons Are Coming…but Not Yet!

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The UN is being urged to ban weapons that can think and kill for themselves.

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    • Google's AI Just Created Its Own Universal 'Language'

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The technology used in Google Translate can identify hidden material between languages to create what's known as interlingua.

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    • Ever Wondered How Underwater Cables Are Laid? We Take a Trip on the Ship That Keeps Us Online

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Sharks, pirates and robots: WIRED goes onboard Orange Marine's Le Pierre de Fermat as it docked in the UK to reload cable.

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    • China's Supercomputer Simulated the Universe with Ten Trillion Digital Particles

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer is the world's most powerful and has a processing power of 93 petaflops.

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    • Is VR Really the 'Magic Pill' We Need to Treat Mental Health Conditions?

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 5 mins
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    University of Oxford researchers analysed 285 previous mental health and VR studies as part of a meta-study.

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    • Holding AI to Account: Will Algorithms Ever Be Free From Bias If They're Created by Humans?

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
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    Algorithms and machine learning are increasingly being used to make more decisions - how should this be approached?

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    • Curiosity Rover Is Now Running Science Experiments Without Human Help

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    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
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    The autonomous ChemCam system can measure and analyse the chemical composition of the Red Planet's surface.

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    • Where Are the Human Clones? 20 Years Since Dolly Was Unveiled We Look at the Future of Cloning

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Cloning technology is mostly used for agriculture, so where will the technology go next?

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    • Stunning 'AI Brain Scans' Reveal What Machines See as They Learn New Skills

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
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    Bristol-based startup Graphcore has created a series of 'AI brain scans', using its development chip and software, to produce Petri dish-style images that reveal what happens as processes run.

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    • DeepMind's AI Has Learned to Become 'Highly Aggressive' When It Feels Like It's Going to Lose

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Artificial intelligence changes the way it behaves based on the environment it is in, much like humans do, according to the latest research from DeepMind.

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    • The Simple Maths That Explains Why Large Animals Can't Run Fast

    • By: Matt Burgess
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    If scaling of size and speed were linear an elephant would be able to reach a top speed of 600 km/h.

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    • Artificial Robotic Heart Muscles Keep Pigs Alive After Heart Attack

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Dan Morgan
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    Harvard University and the Boston Children's Hospital have created a soft robotic sleeve that fits around the heart and can force blood to be pumped around the body, without ever touching it.

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    • The Race to Develop Effective Counter-Drone Security Is On

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In 2016, we learned of near misses with passenger jets, drugs being dropped into prisons and objects appearing in the air above sporting events — all involving small drones. In 2017, the battle will begin in earnest.

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    • Just Like Humans, Artificial Intelligence Can Be Sexist and Racist

    • By: Matt Burgess
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
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    Princeton University study finds machine learning copies human prejudices when learning language.

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