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ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

Image copyright ZSL London Zoo Image caption Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) The expert veterinary team at ZSL London Zoo has shared a selection of X-rays made during routine health checks of its 18,000 animals. The images reveal the inner workings of a variety of different species, including frogs, snakes, geckos and turtles, and provide valuable […]

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AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Astronomy is one of the many areas of science in which machine learning is used to make discoveries Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong. Dr Genevera Allen from Rice University in Houston said that the increased […]

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Call to ban killer robots in wars

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption This is not about terminator robots but “conventional weapons systems with autonomy” A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). It says that autonomous weapons may malfunction in unpredictable ways and kill innocent people. Ethics experts also argue […]

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Space harpoon skewers 'orbital debris'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA harpoon was fired to catch some debris successfully The British-led mission to test techniques to clear up space junk has demonstrated a harpoon in orbit. The RemoveDebris satellite fired the projectile into a target board held at a distance on the end of a boom. Video […]