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Jun 2, 2023

Antimicrobials used on farms ‘weaken human immunity’

By: Sanjeet Bagcchi Overuse of antibiotics in agriculture can lead to the emergence of bacteria resistant to the body’s innate immunity, a study led by the University of Oxford suggests. The research found that an antimicrobial called colistin, which is widely used as an animal growth promoter in farm-raised animals such

May 30, 2023

AI impact on human rights to come under scrutiny

By: Neena Bhandari The Australian human rights commission has embarked on a project looking at the social risks and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) — a technology whose implications experts say are also beginning to emerge in the developing world. Launched with a report published on 24 July, the project is looking

May 26, 2023

AI vs Human: Who Will Win the Job Market Battle?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making remarkable progress across a multitude of sectors, encompassing everything from manufacturing to healthcare, and finance to transportation. This leading-edge technology, underpinned by machine learning and big data, is set to reshape the job market, sparking profound questions about the future of human employment. AI in the Job

May 15, 2023

What’s a Luddite? An expert on technology and society explains

Some Luddites simply want to press ‘pause’ on the uninhibited march of technological progress. Stan Eales/iStock via Getty Images Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University The term “Luddite” emerged in early 1800s England. At the time there was a thriving textile industry that depended on manual knitting frames and a skilled workforce to create

May 12, 2023

AI to Create More Effective and Efficient Sports Performance

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in various sectors has brought about transformative changes, and the world of sports is no exception. AI has the potential to revolutionise sports performance, helping athletes and teams achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness. This article explores the ways in which AI can be utilised to enhance

May 11, 2023

The Science of Food: From Farm to Fork, Understanding the Journey of Our Food

The journey of our food from farm to fork is a complex process that involves various scientific disciplines and techniques. Understanding the science behind food production, processing, and consumption can help us make informed choices about the food we eat and appreciate the intricate systems that bring sustenance to our tables. This article

May 8, 2023

From Smallpox to COVID-19: How Science has Triumphed Over Pandemics

The podcast explores how science has played a crucial role in defeating pandemics throughout history. It highlights medical breakthroughs such as the smallpox vaccine, antiretroviral drugs for HIV, and the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines. Despite the ongoing threat of pandemics, science has shown that we have the tools to combat them, and