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( Psychological Science Can Help Counter Spread of Misinformation
Nov 29th 2023, 11:36

Source: ( Science Daily - Top SocietyDebunking, "prebunking," nudging, and teaching digital literacy are several of the more effective ways to counter misinformation, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. Written by a panel of U.S. and international experts on the psychology of misinformation, the report outlines the processes that make people susceptible to misinformation and offers solutions to combat it.


( It's Official: Nepal Approves First Same-Sex Marriage
Nov 29th 2023, 11:36

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA gay couple in Nepal on Wednesday became the nation's first to receive official same-sex marriage status. The Himalayan nation is one of the first in Asia to allow it. "After 23 years of struggle we got this historic achievement, and finally Maya and Surendra got their marriage registered," said Sunil Babu Pant, an openly gay former parliamentarian. Nepal's 2015 constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation.


( Climate Change Played Key Role in Dinosaur Extinction, Study Suggests
Nov 29th 2023, 11:36

Source: ( Google News - HealthOne of the most famous things about dinosaurs is the giant comet or asteroid that slammed into earth and seemingly killed them roughly 66 million years ago. The collision was so massive, it reportedly killed about 60 percent of life in the oceans and wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs. Yet the truth may actually be more complex. According to a new study in Science Advances, climate change might also have played a key role in the extinction of the...


( Deepfakes of Gaza War Stoke Fears About AI's Power to Mislead
Nov 29th 2023, 01:43

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyAmong images of the bombed out homes and ravaged streets of Gaza, some stood out for the utter horror: Bloodied, abandoned infants. Viewed millions of times online since the war began, these images are deepfakes created with artificial intelligence. If you look closely you can see clues: fingers that curl oddly, or eyes that shimmer unnaturally—telltale signs of digital deception. The outrage the images were created to provoke, however, is all...


( Antisemitic Incidents in Germany Rose by 320% After Hamas Attacked Israel
Nov 29th 2023, 01:43

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA group tracking antisemitism in Germany said Tuesday that it documented a drastic increase of antisemitic incidents in the country in the month after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. The RIAS group said it recorded 994 incidents, which is an average of 29 incidents per day and an increase of 320% compared to the same time period in 2022. The group looked at the time period from October 7 to November 9.


( Testosterone Therapy for Transgender Patients May Be Safer Than Thought
Nov 29th 2023, 01:42

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportTransgender people transitioning to male (transmasculine) identity typically take testosterone therapy as part of the process. There have been worries that the treatment might spur erythrocytosis, an abnormally high concentration of red blood cells in blood that could prove dangerous. But new research should help allay those fears: The largest study on the subject to date finds no significant risk.


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