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The UK survives as Scotland votes No to independence
3 years ago

The UK survives as Scotland votes No to independence

The UK survives as Scotland votes No to independence

By James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh

In the end, Scots pulled back from the brink. After a referendum that saw support …
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Celebrities, nudity and other ways 4chan drives the internet hype machine
3 years ago

Celebrities, nudity and other ways 4chan drives the internet hype machine

Celebrities, nudity and other ways 4chan drives the internet hype machine

By Gordon Fletcher, University of Salford

The powerhouse of internet virality, 4chan, has achieved notoriety, and in a spectacular …
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The Ice Bucket Challenge and social media virality
3 years ago

The Ice Bucket Challenge and social media virality

The Ice Bucket Challenge and social media virality

By Shanton Chang, University of Melbourne

The news that broke last night of the accidental death of the Ice Bucket Challenge pioneer, …
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‘Shock and kill’ approach cures mice of HIV in world first
3 years ago

‘Shock and kill’ approach cures mice of HIV in world first

‘Shock and kill’ approach cures mice of HIV in world first

By Reema Rattan, The Conversation and Alexandra Miller, The Conversation

A combination of four drugs can flush out HIV-infected …
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Digital copyright protection – some success, but mostly failure
3 years ago

Digital copyright protection – some success, but mostly failure

Digital copyright protection – some success, but mostly failure

There’s been a bit of talk recently about getting internet service providers (ISPs) involved in the enforcement of copyright law. The …
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Should your robot driver kill you to save a child’s life?
3 years ago

Should your robot driver kill you to save a child’s life?

Robots have already taken over the world. It may not seem so because it hasn’t happened in the way science fiction author Isaac Asmiov imagined it in his …
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