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Can the EU's plan to regulate AI keep up with rapidly evolving tech?

The European Union is finalising its AI Act, which attempts to regulate the use of artificial intelligence, but it isn't clear that the legislation can keep pace with the cutting edge of technology

Mon Dec 11, 2023 17:09
Electric eel zaps can genetically modify other nearby animals

Scientists use electricity to make cells take up DNA – and the same process could happen in nature thanks to electric eels’ shocking powers

Mon Dec 11, 2023 16:38
AI predicts age of newly discovered supernovae within milliseconds

An AI that predicts the time of first light from exploding stars could help astronomers sift through millions of such events and speed up scientific discovery

Mon Dec 11, 2023 16:20
How to see the spectacular Geminid meteor shower peak this week

This year's Geminid meteor shower will peak on 14 December, shortly after a new moon, making for perfect viewing conditions

Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:12
COP28: Why a climate adaptation deal is a ‘matter of life or death’

Supporting people and countries that are already experiencing devastation from climate change must be a key part of COP28 agreements, on top of a potential deal to phase out fossil fuels, say politicians and campaigners

Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:12
Patchwork vaping regulation can show the way to a smoke-free world

As the health consequences of vaping emerge from the fog, governments across the world are regulating e-cigarettes in different ways – and it won’t take long to see which works best

Mon Dec 11, 2023 12:12

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