Some robots are already used on the battlefield, such as bomb disposal robots (artist's illustration shown), but these are controlled by humans. The HRW warns that rapid advances in technology will allow robots to become autonomous and carry out their own actions … [Read more...] about Will robots get away with war crimes? Human Rights Watch warns that NO ONE will be accountable if AI commits atrocities
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It is evident that all the scientists feel a growing responsibility on their shoulders to answer questions that have been ignored for too long. This summer, in the face of record ice melt, there is a deeper purpose and an urgency to their work. They want more resources and new technologies to map the details of ice loss with greater precision. They want better global monitoring of nutrients and contaminants that are now trickling at ever higher rates from glaciers into downstream waterways. They want to expand their work to Antarctica and other parts of the glacial world. … [Read more...] about The tiny algae at ground zero of Greenland’s melting glaciers
At no stage should there be a bias towards abortion. All staff involved in the care of a woman or couple facing a possible termination of pregnancy must adopt a nondirective, non-judgemental and supportive approach. It is important that if anyone receives information they feel to be biased or in any way inappropriate that they raise this within the service or hospital concerned. … [Read more...] about Mother of toddler with Down’s syndrome says abortion laws are ‘offensive’ to her family
The largest driver of biodiversity loss on land in recent decades has been land use change, primarily the conversion of pristine native habitats into agricultural systems to feed the world, while oceans are over-fished . This has been driven in large part by a doubling of the world’s population, a fourfold increase in the global economy, and a tenfold increase in trade. … [Read more...] about Biodiversity touches every aspect of our lives – so why has its loss been ignored?
Decommissioning and dismantling all six reactors is a delicate, time-consuming process that includes removing the melted fuel from a highly radioactive environment, as well as all the extra fuel rods, which sit in cooling pools at the top of the reactor buildings … [Read more...] about Inside Fukushima’s ground zero: First robot sent inside melted reactor at tsunami-hit plant dies after just three hours – but not before sending back chilling pictures