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Retirement communities: ageism exists even among the elderly – new research

shutterstock/supermao Sam Carr, University of Bath “We don’t want to be tripping over Zimmer frames all the time,” said John*, 73. He clearly felt frustrated and had a strong objection to the older, more frail residents in his retirement village. John and his wife, Jean, had moved to the retirement village about a year ago. They were clearly not expecting …

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Artificial intelligence carries a huge upside. But potential harms need to be managed

The increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in public decision making is raising critical issues around fairness and human rights. Getty Images Alison Gillwald, University of Cape Town and Rachel Adams, University of Cape Town Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to contribute to the resolution of some of the most intractable problems of our time. …

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Five of the most exciting telescope pictures of the universe

Hubble: NASA, ESA, and Q.D. Wang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Spitzer: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and S. Stolovy (Spitzer Science Center/Caltech) Carole Haswell, The Open University The forthcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope offers unprecedented new opportunities for astronomers. It’s also a timely opportunity to reflect on what previous generations of telescopes have shown us. Astronomers rarely use …

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Cinco razones que apoyan la vacunación infantil contra la covid-19

Shutterstock / Albertm24 Raúl Rivas González, Universidad de Salamanca En noviembre de 2021, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA) autorizó que los niños de 5 a 12 años recibieran la vacuna Comirnaty de Pfizer / BioNTech contra la covid-19. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de los Estados Unidos (CDC) y …

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How mental health issues get stigmatized in South Asian communities: Culturally diverse therapy needed

South Asians in Canada have reported some of the highest mental health issues this year. Listen to our podcast where we discuss the challenges associated with the pressure of being a ‘model minority.’ (Shutterstock) Nawal Mustafa, University of Windsor A silent mental health crisis exists among South Asian communities. Many studies have shown that South Asian immigrants in Canada, the …

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International student numbers hit record highs in Canada, UK and US as falls continue in Australia and NZ

Shutterstock Peter Hurley, Victoria University and Melinda Hildebrandt, Victoria University International students are heading to Canada, the UK and the US in record numbers despite the pandemic, new research by the Mitchell Institute at Victoria University shows. But Australia and New Zealand continue to experience a dramatic drop in new international students. The Mitchell Institute report on the global impact …

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Young Muslim women are leading environmental movements grounded in their beliefs

Jana Jandal Alirifai, a 17-year-old Syrian Canadian and coordinator for Climate Strike Canada, participated as a Syrian delegate in the MockCOP26. (Tahmina Aziz), Author provided Memona Hossain, University of Toronto Weeks prior to the lockdowns and closures that came with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary General António Guterres said 2020 would be a “pivotal year for how we address climate …

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¿Se dan signos de juego patológico en ‘El juego del calamar’?

El juego del calamar (Hwang Dong-hyuk, 2021). Netfilx Eduardo Blanco Calvo, Universidad de Málaga and Carmen Ruiz Molina, UOC – Universitat Oberta de Catalunya “Todos los que estáis aquí os encontráis en una situación límite… Tenéis deudas que no podéis pagar”. Ese es el principal argumento de la serie de Netflix El juego del calamar (en inglés Squid game). En …

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Omicron may not be the final variant, but it may be the final variant of concern

Ben Krishna, University of Cambridge It is controversial whether viruses are alive, but – like all living things – they do evolve. This fact has become abundantly clear during the pandemic, as new variants of concern have emerged every few months. Some of these variants have been better at spreading from person to person, eventually becoming dominant as they out-compete …

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