AI Could Predict Death. But What If the Algorithm Is Biased?

Earlier this month the University of Nottingham published a study in PloSOne about a new artificial intelligence model that uses machine learning to predict the risk of premature death, using banked health data (on age and lifestyle factors) from Brits aged 40 to 69. This study comes months after a joint study between UC San Francisco, Stanford, and Google, which reported results of machine-learning-based data mining of electronic health records to assess the likelihood that a patient would die in hospital. One goal of both studies was to assess how this information might help clinicians decide which patients might most benefit from intervention. The FDA is also looking at how AI will be used in health care and posted a …

This Vital Pollinator Is Now Critically Endangered In Canada, Scientists Say

A new study from York University shows that the American bumblebee (Bombus pensylvanicus) is facing extinction in Canada, putting a multitude of crops, wildflowers, trees, and shrubs at risk. This bumblebee’s dramatic decline could have grave repercussions throughout the entire ecosystem. As reported in the Journal of Insect Conservation, from 2007 to 2016 the American bumblebee’s range was 70 percent smaller than it was between 1907 and 2006. But even within this reduced area, the insects are not safe. Their relative abundance has declined by 89 percent over the last decade compared to the previous century. “This bumblebee species now has a reduced overall range,” lead author Victoria MacPhail, a graduate researcher at York University in Ontario, said in a statement. “It used to stretch from …

Third New Planet Discovered In Two-Star System

Astronomers have confirmed that a third planet is orbiting the two stars at the center of the Kepler-47 system. This discovery gives us more information about the dynamics of binary planetary systems. This is very important considering that about half of all Sun-like stars have a companion. The first two planets, known as Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c, were discovered in 2012. A third candidate world was announced in 2013, but it took further analysis to confirm it. As reported in The Astronomical Journal, the third planet, Kepler-47d, sits in between the other two. “We saw a hint of a third planet back in 2012, but with only one transit we needed more data to be sure,” lead author Jerome Orosz, from …

The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained

SPOILER ALERT! This article contains details of the plots of some Marvel films, including recent releases. What is the Marvel Cinematic Universe? The Marvel Cinematic Universe – or MCU for short – is the shared place where all 22 films featuring the comic book characters are set. What order should I watch the films in? We suggest you watch the films in chronological order, rather than the order in which the films were released. Handily, in the book Marvel Studios: The First 10 Years, Marvel released an official MCU timeline to help you do just that. We’ve added the films released since that book came out and voila, here is a handy diagram to help you organise your Marvel viewing! …

This Artist Spent 10 Years Creating Tallest Bird Sculpture In The World (200ft)

You can ask any traveler to name a few countries you must visit in your lifetime, and most of them will name India as the country everybody has to experience – from extraordinary cuisine to mind-blowing history, culture and sacred temples, India is definitely written in many bucket lists. Now, there are even more reasons to visit this magical country, and one of them is the mind-blowing statue of an eagle that brings an old myth back to life created by a famous filmmaker Rajiv Anchal. After 10 years of hard work, Indian artist Rajiv Anchal has opened his unique landmark to the public Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: When we say that is the biggest sculpture …