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30 Sep 2023
AI detects eye disease and risk of Parkinson’s from retinal images
AI tools for detecting disease in retinal images already exist, but the new tool, RETFound, was created through self-supervised learning.
1 Oct 2023
This desk is mine! How noisy offices can make us more territorial
Noise levels link to stress; evidence grows that open-plan offices can harm wellbeing.
1 Oct 2023
where Did the Brain Come From?
Despite not having a brain, the humble sea sponge might be responsible for humans having theirs.
28 Sep 2023
We must learn from science that “intelligent failure” is the key to success
The concept of intelligent failure involves scientists learning from their mistakes to make progress.
20 Sep 2023
Marines to establish ‘overdue’ safety center led by general officer
Following an Osprey crash during an exercise in Australia, a senior officer now leads the U.S. Marine Corps safety centre; units are reviewing safety procedures.
17 Sep 2023
Australia's transition to a cashless society raises concerns about financial exclusion, privacy and safety
Cash payments plummeted during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic and show little sign of bouncing back, according to Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) figures.
7 Sep 2023
Why Germany Failed to Beat the Soviet Union
German mistakes included brutality, underestimating the Soviets, and poor decisions. Soviet resilience, unity, and geography thwarted German success.
6 Sep 2023
A 69,000 Ton Aircraft Carrier Was Sunk By A Tiny Navy Submarine
The Shinano, a Japanese carrier built to replace the carriers Japan lost at the Battle of Midway, was sunk by the US submarine Archerfish during the Japanese carrier's sea trials in November 1944.
9 Sep 2023
The B-17 Flying Fortress: The Bomber That Won World War II?
Developed in the mid-1930s, the Boeing B-17 outperformed earlier U.S. Army bombers. A reporter named it a "15-ton flying fortress" for its 13 machine guns.
27 Aug 2023
The case for “dusking”: In a world of light and noise, embracing the dark can be healing
"Dusking" entails sitting and observing dusk, embracing the tranquil transition between day and night. The term stems from waiting for darkness before using lights, fostering a communal end to the day.