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Pentagon adopts ethics for artificial intelligence use

Feb. 24 (UPI) — The Defense Department announced adoption of ethical principles for use of artificial intelligence on Monday. The announcement comes after 15 months of consultation with AI experts in industry, government, academia and the American public and aligns with the strategy objectives for

Dietary choice can affect risk for stroke

Want to avoid a stroke? Reach for fruits and veggies, new research suggests. The new European study of more than 418,000 people found that what you eat can influence your risk for different types of stroke. “The most important finding is that higher consumption of

Stray Kids follow their own path

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) — As K-pop has evolved over the years, it has become more common to see groups take reign of their discographies by crafting their own sound and stories — and thus their identities as performers. One such group that’s doing

Hulu: What’s coming and going in March 2020

Feb. 19 (UPI) — Hulu members can watch Little Fires Everywhere, a miniseries based on the Celeste Ng novel, Hillary, a docuseries about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and new seasons of the reality series Real Housewives of New York and Keeping Up with

Social media stokes myths about vaccines, study shows

Nearly 1 in 5 American adults has mistaken beliefs about vaccines, and misinformation is more common among those who rely on social media than on traditional media, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 adults nationwide in the spring and fall of 2019, when

One billion-year-old green seaweed fossils unearthed in China

Feb. 24 (UPI) — Scientists have found evidence that green seaweeds were proliferating in Earth’s oceans several hundred million years before modern plants began colonizing dry land. The 1-billion-year-old micro-fossils, tiny imprints left behind by the algae species Proterocladus antiquus, comprise the oldest evidence of

Artists Explore the Many Uncanny Valleys of Tech Work

The Amazon worker cage stands about 7 feet tall, with just enough space for a human to turn around comfortably. From within, a joystick controls a large metal claw—like those found in arcade games—to pluck at packages or other items on the warehouse floor. While

Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’ to stream on Hulu April 8

Feb. 24 (UPI) — South Korea’s dark comedy Parasite, which won four Oscars earlier this month, will be available on Hulu April 8. Writer-director Bong Joon Ho won four Oscars for the film — Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature

Remaining parties in Iran nuclear deal to meet in Vienna

Feb. 24 (UPI) — The European Union announced Monday that the six countries remaining in the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Wednesday. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was recreated to monitor Iran’s nuclear program and prevent it from developing

Use cannabis among seniors up by 75%, analysis finds

Feb. 24 (UPI) — More and more older Americans are using marijuana and other cannabis-based products, a new analysis has found. In research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, the number of U.S. adults over 65 who reported using cannabis nearly doubled over a three-year

Coronavirus May Disrupt the 2020 Election. We Need a Plan

Imagine it’s Election Day 2020, but with a dark twist: As millions leave their homes and stand in long lines at crowded polling stations, officials urge them to don protective masks and gloves, and to bring their own ballot-marking pencils to the polls so they

Look: Bayou explorer ends up trapped in Houston sewer

Feb. 24 (UPI) — Firefighters in Houston shared photos from the rescue of a man who went exploring in the bayou and ended up trapped in the city’s sewer. Dylan Bryant said he was exploring a bayou in southwest Houston when he ended up traveling

Xbox Series X Details: Features, Processor, and More

Today, Microsoft revealed some tantalizing specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X console, which arrives later this year. Speed is the biggest theme of today’s announcement, as Microsoft leans hard into tech that stomps out latency, lag, and other undesirable hurdles to gaming. Gone will