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Study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030, including healthcare, safety and security

Study examines how AI might affect urban life in 2030, including healthcare, safety and security

A panel of academic and industrial thinkers has looked ahead to 2030 to forecast how advances in art...

UN’s new environment chief warns pollution kills as many people as cancer a year

UN’s new environment chief warns pollution kills as many people as cancer a year

The new head of the United Nations environment agency has laid out key issues facing the intern...

Peers and public perception influence firefighters against safety equipment, research finds

Peers and public perception influence firefighters against safety equipment, research finds

Analysis by a team from Drexel University in the US, have found that firefighters may shun safety ge...

New non-commercial initiative to fight ransomware

New non-commercial initiative to fight ransomware

EU: Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an...

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme n...

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Dr Xuechen Li of HKU Department of Chemistry and his research team, together with collaborators in U...

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with ...

Has a new temperature record been broken?

Has a new temperature record been broken?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah,...

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

University of South Florida researchers investigating the aftermath of a September 2014 sewer line b...

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood-related losses can be expected to increase considerably in Germany as a result of climate chan...

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest six-month period in NASA's modern temperature record, ...

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Sc...

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

Climate change is happening now, says a new UK government report. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest yea...

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown – or even shutdown...

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to man-made climate change during an ext...

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

The structure of coconut walls could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and oth...

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer

Scientists at MIT and elsewhere have found that the September ozone hole has shrunk by more than fou...

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

Zika vaccines protect mice from infection and two-dollar lab testing kit is announced

A single dose of either of two experimental Zika vaccines fully protected mice challenged with Zika ...

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