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  • The US scientists bringing back the Woolly Mammoth - Special

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    The woolly mammoth is close to making a return, and it's sooner than you think... In this special episode of Tech & Science daily, we explore how US biotech company Colossal Biosciences is planning to use advanced DNA gene editing technology to 'de-extinct' the woolly mammoth, and other extinct species this decade. CEO of Colossal Biosciences Ben Lamm discusses their mission, and the key conservation work that underpins it. Plus, Colossal's chief scientific officer Beth Shapiro explains some of the technical science behind gene editing, and extracting ancient DNA.
  • Worldwide arrests made as major scamming site taken offline

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    LabHost site taken down after scamming 70,000 Brits. Palaeontologists unearth potential ‘largest known marine reptile’. Boston Dynamics tease Atlas humanoid robot. Drake releases new song…but is it actually AI? Also in this episode:Deadly African heatwave 'impossible' without global warmingAI chatbot ‘could be better at assessing eye problems than medics’TUC calls for AI to be regulated in the workplaceFollow us on X or on Threads.
  • ‘World’s most advanced robot’ arrives in Scotland

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    Humanoid robot ‘Ameca’ built by Engineered Arts Ltd sold to Heriot-Watt University’s National Robotarium. Carnage at Dubai Airport as UAE sees heaviest rainfall in 75 years. Scientist reveals queen bees can survive underwater for up to a week. Social media flooded with fake videos and images hours after Iran's attack on Israel. Also in this episode:University of Guelph’s Dr Sabrina Rondeau explains Queen Bees’ resilience to flooding£14,000 being lost to investment scams on average, says BarclaysMeta's Nick Clegg makes pitch for virtual reality in the classroomMotorola is bringing back the wooden phone Follow us on X or on Threads.
  • Sony asks developers to make games PS5 Pro-compatible

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    The Verge reports developers have been asked to make their games ready for the new console. Creating ‘deepfake’ sexual images set to be criminal offence in the UK. Why Fallout London has been delayed indefinitely. Did the Moon influence the design of Stonehenge? Also in this episode:Secrets of the Winchcombe meteorite’s brutal space journey revealedThwaites Glacier analysis reveals how it might react to global warmingPressure to lose weight as a teenager can have ‘long-lasting effects’Follow us on X or on Threads.
  • How our muscles fight the effects of ageing

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    Dr Veronika Kedlian explains the two muscle mechanisms that fight against the ageing process. Google announces new AI-powered Vids app. Nasa asked to help in search for Loch Ness Monster. The Instagram rats that have learned how to drive. Also in this episode:Dr Kedlian explains Wellcome Sanger Institute research on musclesBrightest-ever cosmic explosion was ’caused by collapse of a massive star’Google’s Pixel 9 may get an Apple-like satellite SOS featureWatch: Instagrammer teaches pet rats how to driveMcDonald’s launches 'smell the billboard’ marketing campaignFollow us on X or on Threads.
  • Wim Hof & Rita Ora: Braving the Ice (Brave New World Preview)

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    In this preview edition of our Brave New World series, Evgeny meets Wim Hof to learn more about the Dutch athlete’s ‘Method’; a combination of breathing and cold-water immersion that he claims can have health and psychological benefits. Rita Ora also joins the show and talks about her own experience using Wim’s techniques as part of her wellness routines.To hear the whole show, and listen to previous episodes, search 'Brave New World Evening Standard' in your podcast provider.
  • Bafta Games Awards 2024: Baldur’s Gate 3 wins big

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    Evening Standard gaming writer Vicky Jessop on Baldur’s Gate 3’s success at the 20th Bafta Games Awards in London, plus UK win for puzzle title Viewfinder. Microsoft to open major London AI hub. When’s the best time of day to exercise? Child-size AI robot car to soothe young patients' hospital stress.Also in this episode:Cheek swab to monitor rare genetic heart conditionEngland measles outbreak: latestMPs urge Government strategy to combat TikTok misinformationPompeii archaeologists find awesome Helen of Troy fresco.
  • WhatsApp: parents urge Meta to stop ‘harmful’ under-16s access

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    Campaign group Smartphone Free Childhood is urging Meta to reverse its controversial WhatsApp age access reduction in Europe - amid growing concerns fears about harm to young minds and stranger danger. The ‘sleep gap’ - women more prone to insomnia than men, study finds. Sonar imaging reveals Baltimore bridge collapse devastation.Also in this episode:WikiLeaks: Biden US ‘considering’ dropping Assange prosecutionBafta Games Awards: Baldur’s Gate 3 and Spider-Man 2 lead nomsGetting enough fibre? Roughage boosts over-60s’ brainsRobots are coming...to host on television.
  • ‘God particle’ physicist Professor Peter Higgs dead at 94

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    Tributes to Professor Peter Higgs, the Nobel Prize-winning “truly gifted scientist” behind the concept of the Higgs boson subatomic particle - known as the ‘God particle’, who has died aged 94. Cass review: NHS to “pause” child gender treatment. Oxford University’s Dr Ophélie Lebrasseur on research revealing hunter-gatherers’ domestication of extinct fox. ‘Double matched’ blood to stop kidney transplant rejection.Also in this episode:Dyson’s augmented reality vacuum cleaningCould swapping red meat for anchovies save 750,000 humans?AI ‘social order collapse’ warning...and sentienceNasa’s moon car to boost lunar ice hunt.
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