A US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone is piloted remotely over Afghanistan. But what if AI was to take control?
US Air Force Photo/Lt Col Leslie Pratt.
Leading experts in AI and robotics want the Prime Ministers of Australia and Canada to join the growing campaign to ban killer robots.
Apakah minyak kelapa benar bermanfaat seperti yang digembar-gemborkan?
Minyak kelapa disebut-sebut sebagai "makanan super" yang dapat membantu mengurangi berat badan. Apakah klaim ini terbukti secara ilmiah?
Rates of gonorrhoea are increasing in the Australian community.
Gonorrhoea has seen a sharp increase in diagnosis rates, of up to 94% in some groups.
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Why is it that the US -- which suffered a major downturn -- seems to have a stronger economy than Australia , which did not even go into recession in 2008-09?
Young people are experiencing patterns of oppressive policing that are harmful to them, their families and the community.
Children as young as ten have been targeted for intensive policing under the NSW Police's secretive Suspect Targeting Management Plan.
The thing in Stranger Things 2
Stranger Things 2 finds its monsters in Reagan-era capitalism. It is required viewing for socialists this Halloween.
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An expert in artificial intelligence believes we're not ready for the challenges posed by Saudi Arabia granting a robot citizenship. Key questions about robot identity and rights remain unanswered.
Indigenous people feel powerless in their own country, as articulated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.
The rejection of the Referendum Council's Report has derailed Indigenous constitutional recognition. Treaties at the state and territory level offer a clear path forward for meaningful reform.
The High Court has ruled Scott Ludlam, Larissa Waters, Fiona Nash, Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Roberts ineligible to have stood for parliament at the 2016 election.
The question will now be whether Section 44 of the Constitution needs reform to enable dual citizens who may have a lot to offer to become MPs.
Les directeurs de la Banque d'Angleterre.
Bank of England via Visual hunt
Comment on pourrait infléchir les décisions de politiques monétaires en faisant siéger au conseil des banques centrales des « représentants des pauvres », agissant selon des critères différents.
Is coconut oil all it’s really cracked up to be, or is it just another fad?
Coconut oil is being hailed as the new "superfood", helping us lose weight and kill harmful bugs. But how do the claims stand up to scientific scrutiny?
The UN Human Rights Committee challenged the Australian government to produce policy that truly includes Indigenous people.
Australia came in for some harsh criticism from the UN Human Right Committee in regard to its treatment of Indigenous issues – a problem that must now seriously be addressed.
Pharmacists aren’t just dispensing machines.
A new productivity report has suggested automated dispensing machines could replace pharmacists.
Public transport is consistently identified as one of the most notorious spaces for public harassment.
A new campaign targeting sexual assault on public transport is a positive development in some respects, but is unlikely to generate substantive, longer-term change.
Here’s a modern human skull on the left, and Neanderthal skull on the right.
Maeve, age 8, has a question that has stumped many scientists over the years. And that’s because it’s a surprisingly tricky question to answer. It depends a bit on what you mean by 'person'.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leave the Prime Minister’s office holding copies of the federal budget in Ottawa in March. Would Canada benefit from a Budget Honesty Charter of the type that’s had success in Australia?
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Australia's Charter of Budget Honesty could be easily adopted by Canada. Such a charter can include suggestions for constraints and rules that encourage fiscal discipline.
Should the Reserve Bank of Australia better represent the poor?
A new report suggests the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia should income a "representative of the poor". This is a proposal worthy of consideration.
We can use mechanobiology to learn how immune cells attack cancer cells.
Cells are not stagnant: they are active, and responsive. Mechanobiology is the science of how cells and tissues sense and respond to mechanical forces, and is creating new therapies.
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The economic models we used in the past haven't adjusted for the realities of today, like diminished union power and underemployment.
Contrary to popular belief, sex workers were more likely than not to report that their work enhanced their wellbeing.
The study shows the negative effects of sex work's criminalisation, including a reluctance of workers to go to police and clients using it as an excuse to abuse workers.