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The Yes Men in 2009 handing out spoof editions of the 'New York Post' with the lead story 'We're Screwed' outlining how “climate change is threatening the lives of New Yorkers — especially those who take the subway to work. Still from the documentary by Laura Nix and the Yes MenLast fall, the New York Times announced the death of one of the world’s most celebrated and irreverent media hoaxers: “Alan Abel, Hoaxer Extraordinaire, Is (on Good Authority) Dead at 94.” For a public satirist who ...
3 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
The right to privacy has become a pressing human rights issue. And rightly so. Big data — combined with artificial intelligence and facial recognition software — has the capacity to intrude on people’s lives in unprecedented ways, in some cases on a massive scale. While much of the discussion has focused on how social media and tech companies use the data they collect about their users, more attention needs to be paid to the wider ...
5 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
Since the announcement that I won the Nobel Prize in physics for chirped pulse amplification, or CPA , there has been a lot of attention on its practical applications. It is understandable that people want to know how it affects them. But as a scientist, I would hope society would be equally interested in fundamental science. After all, you can’t have the applications without the curiosity-driven researc…
5 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
The Chronic Pain Association of Canada has received money from Eli Lilly Canada Inc., Purdue Canada Inc. and Merck Frosst Canada. A blog post on the association’s website contains messages favourable to increased opioid use. United States congressional report revealed last year that five opioid manufacturers made more than $10 million in payments to patient advocacy groups and professional societies between 2012 and 2017. Initiatives from these advocacy groups and professional societies often echoed and amplified recommendations to increase opioid use.
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