Artificial intelligence: between scientific, ethical and commercial issues

The fatal crash involving an autonomous car operated by Uber in the United States was a tragic but timely reminder of the dangers of...

Antibiotic resistance fight could get a little help from ants

The world is facing an antibiotics crisis. Due to overuse, many once-powerful drugs are now useless against certain strains of serious bacterial infections. So...

AI like HAL 9000 can never exist because real emotions aren’t...

HAL 9000 is one of the best-known articifical intelligence characters of modern film. This superior form of sentient computer embarks on a mission to...

Africa’s ambitious new biodiversity laws come with teeth, will protect people...

Africa is known for its rich biodiversity. On a continent where people depend on this biodiversity for their daily livelihood, the question of how...

Addicted to oil: US gasoline consumption is higher than ever

August was the biggest month ever for U.S. gasoline consumption. Americans used a staggering 9.7 million barrels per day. That’s more than...

3D printed sports shoes are more about your wallet than your...

ManMohan S Sodhi, City, University of London The race is on to bring 3D printed footwear to market. Adidas, Nike and Under Armour are some...