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Facebook Inc. is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company's director of applied machine learning.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:46

Antibodies Offer Hope in Battling AIDS

As World AIDS Day approaches Dec. 1, new research is offering hope for further treatment options and, perhaps, even a vaccine.

AUSTIN, TEXAS —
Scientists using sophisticated scanning technology on the fossil bones of the ancient human ancestor from Ethiopia dubbed "Lucy" have determined that she was adept at climbing trees as well as walking, an ability that in her case may have proven fatal.

For users hooked on Facebook's Messenger app, it's game on.

FRANKFURT —
Europe's space agency expects its member states to back major programs such as the International Space Station and the ExoMars mission to the Red Planet this week

United States to report local transmission of the virus that has been linked to birth defects.

WASHINGTON —
Scientists have supercharged plant growth by making them more responsive to changes in light and shade.

Monday, 28 November 2016 12:01

HIV Vaccine Trial to Begin in South Africa

A new clinical trial is underway in South Africa on an experimental vaccine that could safely prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Monday, 28 November 2016 11:59

Thunderstorm Asthma Kills 6 in Australia

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Six people have died and five remain on life support after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck Australia’s second-largest city, officials said Sunday.

Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:38

Destination Moon? Belgium Joins Space Race

BRUSSELS —
Belgian comic-strip hero Tintin helped popularize the 1950s Space Race with his iconic cartoon rocket; seven decades on from the boy reporter's "Destination Moon," his country is finally getting its own version of NASA.

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