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Content provided by “New Scientist”, 15 February 2019.
Accessed on 16 February 2019, 0115 UTC.
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Fears of OpenAI’s super-trolling artificial intelligence are overblown
A dialect quiz shows we still cling to our regional identities
Russia’s plan to unplug from the internet shows cyberwar is escalating
Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe
Smugglers are profiting from our failure to define endangered species
A gut bacteria toxin that damages DNA may be involved in bowel cancer
Evidence of new physics could have been under our noses all along
No plugs needed: How wireless charging could set electric cars free
The truth about cheese: The terrible costs of our favourite food
The US plans to launch swarms of attack drones from robo-submarines
AI has helped rescue children trafficked for sexual exploitation
Women in physics: Why there’s a problem and how we can solve it
We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it
Here’s how we could turn an asteroid into a space station
Chasing the Sun review: Light’s power over life charted
Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR
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