Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

Babylon claims its chatbot beats GPs at medical exam

Image copyright Babylon Image caption The artificial intelligence software provides what it determines to be the most likely diagnoses Claims that a chatbot can diagnose medical conditions as accurately as a GP have sparked a row between the software’s creators...
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Some of Barcelona’s Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C.

Some of Barcelona’s Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C.

Inside a large rehearsal space with high ceilings, about an hour outside of Barcelona, people were practicing climbing on top of each other to form human towers. The residents of Catalonia have been building these castells for centuries, and while...
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What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfing

What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfing

As soon as Rodrigo Koxa saw the wave, he knew it was the -biggest one of his life. “I remember the shadow of it,” he says. “It was super-powered, super-fast.” This was in November at Nazaré, a little more than...
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Identity Crisis: Three Photo Essays Highlight the Lives of the Dispossessed

Identity Crisis: Three Photo Essays Highlight the Lives of the Dispossessed

So much of the world’s population has been ousted, expelled, cut loose, forced to flee or otherwise get moving, it’s surprising the planet hasn’t tilted off its axis. In 2017 alone, almost 12 million people fled from violence, according to...
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The True Story of “A Very English Scandal” and the Trials of a Closeted Gay Politician

The True Story of “A Very English Scandal” and the Trials of a Closeted Gay Politician

Even in their wildest dreams, the British tabloids couldn’t have imagined such a salacious story dropping into their laps. It was January 1976, and Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Member of Parliament) and leader of the Liberal Party, had been charged...
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The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margarita

The Uniquely Texan Origins of the Frozen Margarita

The way Mariano Martinez tells it, accounts of the margarita’s beginnings should be taken with a grain of salt—and a wedge of lime. Martinez is the creator of what is arguably the 20th century’s most epochal invention—the frozen margarita machine—and...
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Africa:AU Summit 31 – Cameroon Needs Its Friends More Than Ever

Africa:AU Summit 31 – Cameroon Needs Its Friends More Than Ever

Photo: Facebook Protesters use catapult against police in Bamenda, Cameroon. Anglophone civil society leaders and several supporters were jailed and then released in 2017. English speakers have been calling for equal treatment in the majority French-speaking n...
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Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate

Meghalaya emerging as heroin distribution hub, says police; growing drug use also leading to rise in crime rate

Shillong: Meghalaya is slowly emerging as the transit point for distribution of heroin in the country, a senior police officer has said. “With Shillong as the transit point, many players, some with militant background or affiliations, are involved in the...
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APTET result 2018: CSE releases final answer keys; check at aptet.apcfss.in

APTET result 2018: CSE releases final answer keys; check at aptet.apcfss.in

The Commissioner of School Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh has released the final answer keys of the Andhra Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test (APTET) 2018 on the official website: aptet.apcfss.in. Representational image. PTI The Commissionerate had orga...
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Bad Boys spin-off series underway; Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union credited as executive producers

Bad Boys spin-off series underway; Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union credited as executive producers

Los Angeles: Bad Boys spin-off series, featuring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba is finally in the works. Gabriella Union (left) and Jessica Alba (right). Images via Instagram According to Entertainment Weekly, the show, based on the film franchise that star...
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