The neuroscience of fake news

Fake news works at a cognitive level to shape our perceptions and drive our decisions. Shutterstock Fake news grabs our attention, produces false memories and appeals to our emotions by Rachel Anne Barr, Université Laval “Fake news” is a relatively new term, yet it’s now seen as one of the greatest threats to democracy and […]

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Bloom, 5G networks — a critical perspective

5G is being positioned by certain actors as a catalyst for accumulation and dispossession. Graphic by ALAI. 5G networks – a critical perspective by Peter Bloom — ALAI In many countries around the region, we are beginning to hear about the need to install 5G networks if national economies are to remain competitive. While mobile […]

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Climate crisis: other options for drowning islands

RWBrooks/Shutterstock.com Climate crisis: migration cannot be the only option for people living on ‘drowning’ islands by Becky Alexis-Martin, Manchester Metropolitan University; James Dyke, University of Exeter; Jonathon Turnbull, University of Cambridge, and Stephanie Malin, Colorado State University The evidence of the climate crisis is now undeniable. But state responses to climate change often have social […]

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Cutting edge farming in a Coronado casita

To get SUSTAINABLY spaced out, know about this technology article and photos by Eric Jackson What to do when our planet has a much larger population that’s jammed into mega-cities and needs to be fed? Especially if, due to climate change, mobile evolving blights and rising seas, a lot of once-arable land is no longer […]

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Detecting deepfake videos

Detecting deepfakes by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them by Siwei Lyu, University at Albany, State University of New York   Are any of these faces real? meyer_solutions/Shutterstock.com   Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to […]

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