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Misinformation swirled during Taiwan's 2024 elections, says study

With more than 70 countries hosting national elections, 2024 is the biggest election year in history, according to The Economist. But how misinformation impacts elections, especially with the rise in content generated by artificial intelligence, continues to be of concern.

Wed May 22, 2024 00:41
NASA's 'Wildfire Digital Twin' pioneers new AI models and streaming data techniques for forecasting fire and smoke

NASA's "Wildfire Digital Twin" project will equip firefighters and wildfire managers with a superior tool for monitoring wildfires and predicting harmful air pollution events and help researchers observe global wildfire trends more precisely.

Wed May 22, 2024 00:31
Warming climate intensifies flash droughts worldwide—study defines and tracks critical measures of drought severity

Sudden, severe dry spells known as flash droughts are rising in intensity around the world, with a notable exception in mountainous Central Asia, where flash drought extent is shrinking, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters. Heat and changes to precipitation patterns caused by a warming climate are driving these trends,...

Wed May 22, 2024 00:22
Study suggests to buy experiences, not things, to combat loneliness

Last year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released an advisory that described loneliness and isolation as a national epidemic, with health consequences that rival those associated with cigarette smoking and obesity.

Wed May 22, 2024 00:11
Study shows COVID-related private funding had little effect in 2020 presidential election

Joe Biden was not substantially advantaged in the 2020 presidential election by COVID-related private funding, according to a new study co-authored by Daniel Thompson, UCLA assistant professor of political science.

Wed May 22, 2024 00:11
Neutrons open window to explore space glass

Thanks to human ingenuity and zero gravity, we reap important benefits from science in space. Consider smart phones with built-in navigation systems and cameras.

Wed May 22, 2024 00:01

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