Scientists create robot that can ‘feel’ pain

A future in which androids look and feel so much like humans that they start to believe they are actually alive – as depicted in the film Blade Runner – may soon be reality. Scientists in Japan have invented a robot which can ‘feel’ pain and is programmed to visibly wince when an electric charge … Read more Scientists create robot that can ‘feel’ pain

Cat Expert Explains Why Some Cats Eat Human Corpses | WIRED

Do cats really eat us after we die? It’s a surprisingly common concern among cat owners but is there evidence to back it up? WIRED’s Wendi Jonassen sits down with cat behavior specialist Dr. Mikel Delgado to discuss just why on Earth cats may eat their deceased owners. Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? … Read more Cat Expert Explains Why Some Cats Eat Human Corpses | WIRED

Support pours in for bullying victim Quaden Bayles

The UK’s Telegraph reports in this video item: Quaden Bayles’ mother has spoken about the waves of support she and her son have received from people all over the world, including Hugh Jackman and the Indigenous All Stars rugby team. The video she posted showing Quaden, nine, distraught after a day of bullying at school, … Read more Support pours in for bullying victim Quaden Bayles

Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

Human Rights Watch is calling on the federal government to avoid dealings with Myanmar after a meeting with the country’s top military commander, who’s been accused of being responsible for crimes against ethnic Rohingya Muslims. Read more here: For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: … Read more Calls to cut ties with Myanmar | The World

How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

There is a gloabl race for technology leadership, with the U.S. and China in the lead. Europe now says it wants to catch up and reinforce its position on the digital scene. Its leaders are concerned about the reliance on foreign-owned tech companies including Microsoft, Apple and Huawei. They say they want to develop Europe’s … Read more How will digitisation shape Europe’s future? I Inside Story

Outrage over car fire killings turns to calls for action from heartbroken community | ABC News

There’s been an outpouring of grief for a mother and her three children who were burnt to death in their car in Brisbane’s east yesterday. There’s also anger at the man accused of setting them alight. He’s been labelled a “monster” and a “disgusting human being”. As police continue to investigate, neighbours and relatives have … Read more Outrage over car fire killings turns to calls for action from heartbroken community | ABC News

‘Nowhere is safe’: UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

The United Nations has warned of “catastrophic human suffering” in Syria as hundreds of thousands flee to northwards near Turkey’s border. The Syrian government backed by Russian air power continue to attack the last rebel stronghold in the northwest. World powers at a meeting at the UN to stop the onslaught warned that babies had … Read more ‘Nowhere is safe’: UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

Housing crisis ‘unquestionably’ a human rights violation, says Human Rights Commissioner.

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EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

The European Union has unveiled a strategy for regulating artificial intelligence (AI) as it looks to forge a different approach to market leaders – the United States and China. From smart devices to facial recognition, AI is the technology of the future and the EU is eager to play a central role in defining codes … Read more EU seeks to protect human rights by regulating AI

‘I’ve always felt it’ Prince Charles on his environmental campaigns over 50 years

Prince Charles recalls his environmental campaigns as February 19th marks 50 years since he gave his first major speech on the climate emergency During a public engagement to view new, eco-friendly cars, the Prince of Wales said that human beings “don’t take the necessary steps until everybody is hit in the face with the problem”, with … Read more ‘I’ve always felt it’ Prince Charles on his environmental campaigns over 50 years