Deepfakes: five ways in which they are brilliant business opportunities

A visitor to The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida presses a doorbell beside a dark life-sized screen. A darkened figure wearing a dapper suit and sporting a pencil moustache slowly leaves his easel and comes toward her [...]

2020-02-13T16:52:19+00:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

Scotland-Northern Ireland bridge: how to make it a reality

The British government is reportedly looking at the possibility of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The idea of creating such a connection is more than a century old, but with Brexit bringing a renewed focus on [...]

2020-02-12T14:25:12+00:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

This is how ancient Rome’s republic died – a classicist sees troubling parallels at Trump’s impeachment trial

Trump hugs the American flag at a 2019 convention of political conservatives. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The U.S. Senate has made its judgment in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, acquitting the president. Fifty two of [...]

2020-02-06T14:48:45+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

I May Have Gender Dysphoria. But I Still Prefer to Base My Life on Biology, Not Fantasy

Feelings and opinions have displaced facts and evidence in many areas of the liberal arts. This is nothing new. A more recent phenomenon, however, is the extension of this trend into the realm of biology, which [...]

2020-02-04T09:18:09+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

How contagious is the Wuhan coronavirus and can you spread it before symptoms start?

Cases of the Wuhan coronavirus have increased dramatically over the past week, prompting concerns about how contagious the virus is and how it spreads. According to the World Health Organisation, 16-21% of people with the virus in [...]

2020-01-30T16:00:18+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|

What not to say when women talk to you about sexual harassment

The explosive 2017 #MeToo campaign demonstrated just how many women had stories to share about sexual harassment and assault – and how many experiences had been kept silent until that point. In the wake of the collective outpouring [...]

2020-01-27T12:15:10+00:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Antibiotic resistance: scientists are reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infections

The world is in the midst of a global “superbug” crisis. Antibiotic resistance has been found in numerous common bacterial infections, including tuberculosis, gonorrhoea and salmonellosis, making them difficult – if not impossible – to treat. We’re [...]

2020-01-21T15:12:42+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Articles|