A circular economy could potentially solve issues ranging from pollution and environmental damage to international conflict, but it won’t be easy to create one.
Category: Social Sciences
Do Western art dealers fund terrorism? Well, sort of. The situation of Syrian antiquities looting and trafficking is much more complicated, however.
With several countries investing in the development of lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs), many believe that we are in the midst of an artificial intelligence arms race. This technology has the power to transform modern warfare, but should we allow machines to determine (and attack) their own targets?
In a time of mistrust, conspiracy theories and fake news are thriving. What’s behind all of this?
Christian C Nyberg checks how the game of chess gives insight on the difference between your regular joe and an elite athlete, or well, any expert for that matter.
Mathematical models from physics can show us how a big language might eradicate a smaller one, Ida Emilie Steinmark finds.
Chaotic environments such as messy kitchens can cause stress, which can then lead us to over-snack on calorific treats – twice as many cookies according to this study!
Touching a robot’s bottom triggers an unconscious emotional reaction – suggesting we respond to humanoid robots as if they are people, not computers.