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Twitter Lifted Its Ban On COVID Misinformation – Research Shows This Is A Grave Risk To Public Health

Twitter’s decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site’s rules page and listed as effective Nov. 23, 2022, has…

Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Allow Soldiers To Control Weapons With Their Thoughts And Turn Off Their Fear – But The Ethics Of Neurotechnology Lags Behind The Science

Imagine that a soldier has a tiny computer device injected into their bloodstream that can be guided with a magnet to specific regions of their…

The Threat Posed By Militias – Oath Keepers Convictions Shed Light On The Limits Of Free Speech

The verdicts in a high-profile, monthslong trial of Oath Keepers militia members were, as one defense lawyer acknowledged, “a mixed bag.” Leader Stewart Rhodes was…

Beware Of ‘Shark Week’: Scientists Watched 202 Episodes And Found Them Filled With Junk Science, Misinformation And White Male ‘Experts’ Named Mike

The Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week is the longest-running cable television series in history, filling screens with sharky content every summer since 1988. It causes…

FTX Bankruptcy Is Bad News For The Charities That Crypto Mogul Sam Bankman-Fried Generously Supported

FTX, an exchange for trading cryptocurrencies, quickly became bankrupt and defunct in November 2022. Its founder, Sam Bankman-Fried, is broke, and the 30-year-old former billionaire…

A Killer App For The Metaverse? Fill It With AI Avatars Of Ourselves – So We Don’t Need To Go There

Big numbers coming. Microsoft’s US$75 billion (£55 billion) acquisition of Activision Blizzard has landed – true to Call of Duty vernacular – “like a bomb”…

Dramatic Collapse Of The Cryptocurrency Exchange FTX Contains Lessons For Investors But Won’t Affect Most People

In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022,…