SEISMIC SURVEYS HARM SCALLOPS

Tests conducted by researchers from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Curtin University, both in Australia, have found that noise from seismic airguns used for marine oil and gas exploration significantly increases mortality in scallops. Published in the U.S. scientific journal Proceedings of the …

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IMO ISSUES NEW BAUXITE WARNING

16th sept,2017 The IMO has issued a new warning on the bulk carriage of bauxite. In 2015, the bulk carrier Bulk Jupiter sank while transporting 46,400 tons of bauxite about 150 nautical miles off the coast of Vung Tau, Vietnam, with 18 fatalities and only one survivor. The marine safety investigation into …

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AI CAN DETECT YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Last week, scientists made headlines around the world when news broke of an artificial intelligence (AI) that had been trained to determine people’s sexual orientation from facial images more accurately than humans. According to the study, when looking at photos this neural network could correctly distinguish between gay and heterosexual men …

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