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Artificial sweeteners found in sugar-free foods can kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria; AI can predict the risk of heart disease by analysing a single chest X-ray ; bats grunt like death metal singers to communicate; irritable bowel syndrome may be caused by body’s inability to deal with gravit y ; there are no signs of aliens on Venus; can genetic tests reliably predict disease?
34 DR KATIE MACK
A proton should be one of the simplest particles in physics, yet its weird properties send scientists down a rabbit hole of complexity.
36 DR KATE DARLING
We can now have a ‘real’ conversation with an AI, but who is benefiting f rom this tête-à-tête?
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38 DR JULIA SHAW
Eco-anxiety is on the rise, but we can harness it to help make the world a better place.
42 REALITY CHECK
The science behind the headlines. Can all-meat diets keep us healthy? Is it possible to overcome social anxiet y? Are food aversions learned or genetic?
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In M3GAN, a robot doll can communicate, dance and…kill. So how close are we to artificially intelligent kids’ toys with a mind of their own?
Homo naledi, an extinct hominid, may also have harnessed the ability to control fire.
Can a meat-and-offal-filled diet keep you ripped and healthy, as claimed by the Liver King?
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