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AI can identify Alzheimer’s a decade before symptoms show

Artifical Intelligence (AI) has been programmed to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to recognise the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Using these scans, it can even predict whether someone is likely to develop the condition a decade before the onset of symptoms. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which […]

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Medieval zombies? The curious tale of bones found in Wharram Percy

Chop off its head, set it on fire, bludgeon it until it stops moving. Movies and video games have shown us plenty of ways to deal with the living dead. But research published by Historic England and the University of Southampton has revealed that villagers from the town of Wharram Percy, in Yorkshire, may have […]

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Scepticism of science explained

Scepticism of science is on the rise, and influential people are touting personal beliefs and unfounded claims as fact. Using interviews and meta-analysis of existing research on science scepticism, psychologists are getting to the bottom of why we choose to ignore overwhelming scientific evidence in favour of our own beliefs. It’s not ignorance. The notion […]