On the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), the United Nations called for focus on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN promotes positive use of AI for all
The core of the famed Ant Nebula is home to a double star system, according to new research by an international team of astronomers.
Laser gives away double star system  hiding in the Ant Nebula
Dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide after failing to turn off the ignition on keyless cars, according to the New York Times.
Keyless cars causing dozens of deaths
Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday.
Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia: whistleblower
The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch a pair of next-generation Earth research satellites later this month to continue the legacy of the first Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission in recording the Earth's climate data, including the key movement of water.
Satellites ready to relay legacy of recording Earth's climate
A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this Century — but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models.
New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise
Thirsty Middle Eastern and North African countries could tap into their solar-energy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity, according to resource experts.
Solar power could fight water scarcity in Mideast, North Africa
Chimpanzee beds are cleaner than those of humans because, unlike us, the animals change their ‘sheets’ every night, a new study found.
Chimpanzees have cleaner beds than humans
Brooding birds from chickadees to ostriches sit squarely on their eggs. But scientists thought some of the heftier dinosaur ancestors of birds might not be able to do that without crushing the clutches.
How hefty dinosaurs sat on eggs without crushing them
Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he's doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners.
Making carbon nanotubes as usable as common plastics

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