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Secret life of the dog-fox06:38Mystery surrounds the death of the black, clearly fox-looking dog hybrid in Brazil, confirmed by DNA testing - insight with Dr Jacqueline Boyd, canine science expert at Nottingham Trent University, who investigated for The Conversation news site. Kids sent 'nearly 5,000 smartphone alerts every day'. Parasitic brain worm alert.Also in this episode:Finally...get ready for those flying taxisSimple daily activities ‘lower heart attack risk’Seven-mile freefall for record skydive
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‘Good to be home’, says astronaut stuck on ISS for year06:17American astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts are back on terra firma after spending 371 days in space. Zuckerberg’s AI chatbots, latest Meta virtual goggles and VR wall art. British scientists to build ‘world’s most powerful laser’. Also in this episode:Alien dust alert stops Nasa’s Bennu asteroid samplingSocial media use ‘link teen binge drinking’Thousands of UK wild animals under threatRare 'Dumbo' octopus spotted one mile underwater
Green light for London’s VR Squid Game06:55Squid Game fans with strong nerves can pay up to £65-a-time to experience an - almost - real-life version of the hit Netflix show in London as a virtual reality experience. Major report finds tens of thousands of British women are dying from preventable cancers each year. First, its own Wiki, now CIA has custom ChatGPT AI bot. How Nasa plans to tow ISS back to Earth - then crash space superlab.Also in this episode:Junk snacks ‘kill benefits of healthy eating’Meta in £149m London office lease buyout amid cutsPaleoartist crafts lifelike ancient humans from dig findsOldest Iron Age gold coin hoard dug up in UK
How AI will detect aliens beyond solar system06:46Researchers at Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory and George Mason University say their method of searching for aliens outside the solar system is 90 per cent accurate. Lahaina wildfire: residents return to devastated homes. Musk pose...Tesla’s humanoid robot does yoga. Garlic breath? Natural yogurt can fix that. Also in this episode:Lego blocks plan to make bricks from recycled bottlesSet your watch - here’s date humans become extinctGreenpeace’s Minecraft game to help save Amazon rainforestRewilding America’s biggest tortoises on media mogul’s ranch
What’s next for Nasa’s Bennu asteroid samples?06:47The Osiris-Rex capsule with 250g of space rock and dust parachuted to earth after a seven-year, four billion-mile mission. UK government concerns over policing AI bioweapons. While, the UN says human rights treaties apply to artificial intelligence. Organ problems in post-hospital Covid patients.Also in this episode:Social media tax ‘should fund school mental health’TikTok hysteria ‘burdens police and schools’Game (not) over...new Star Wars title keeps playingCan meerkats detect human emotions?
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth preview06:37Evening Standard gaming journalist, Stuart Andrews, shares his insight after having a preview of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, ahead of its release next year.Microsoft's £55 billion takeover of Call of Duty maker now set for UK approval.The eight-year-old girl who has become the first UK kidney transplant patient not to need life-long drugs in breakthrough treatment.Also in this episode:Astronomers find abundance of Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe Microsoft unveils new Copilot AI assistant for Windows Can we give plants advance warning of dangers by ‘talking’ to them?How to turn off those annoying broadcast notifications on Instagram
Is Elon Musk’s Neuralink safe?06:41Report alleges Neuralink’s test monkeys died due to complications with brain chip implants - as company announces it’s starting in-human trials.We hear about the mission to detect shipwrecks lost during the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk.Could so-called ‘zoo poo’ save the NHS £1 billion a year? Also in this episode:Amazon Alexa gets a voice updateGoogle’s powerful ‘Bard’ AI chatbot can now get into your emailScientists discover world’s oldest human-built structure, built by an extinct speciesGoogle sued after man drove off collapsed bridge while allegedly following map directionsStephen Fry v AI