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Gorilla moms carry their dead babies around with them, which could be proof that they grieve, scientists say

A gorilla with her living newborn baby on August 20 in Bristol Zoo. Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images Primates seen carrying babies after their death could be experiencing forms of grief, new research found. The evidence suggests that the mothers could learn what death is over time. The findings provide clues into the evolution of emotions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists studying how chimpanzees and gorillas cope with the death of a newborn believe that th...
Tags: Grief, Science, Animals, Trends, Monkey, News UK, Behavior, Bristol, Motherhood, Gorilla, University College London, Carter, Biological Sciences, APE, Chimpanzee, Alecia Carter

Study Calls for Strict Limits on Oil, Coal to Curb Warming

Climate scientists from University College London say strict limits on fossil fuels taken from the ground are needed to meet goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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As denying climate change becomes impossible, fossil-fuel interests pivot to 'carbon shaming'

Marianne Ayala/Insider Fossil-fuel interests no longer bother denying that climate change is real. So they've pivoted to new tactics, including painting climate advocates as hypocrites. Drawing attention to advocates' non-eco-friendly habits undermines their credibility and distracts from policy changes. See more stories on Insider's business page. After Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey that climate change and mental health are two of the "most important issues facing the world...
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If Humans Evolved to Cooperate, Why Is Cooperation So Hard?

Humans have a long history of cooperating together, which has helped us survive and thrive for hundreds of thousands of years in places around the world. But we don’t always cooperate well, even when doing so could help us overcome a worldwide pandemic or solve our climate crisis. The question is why? In Nichola Raihani’s new book, The Social Instinct: How Cooperation Shaped the World, we find some answers to this question. Raihani, a professor of evolution and behavior at University College L...
Tags: Parenting, University College London, Jill Suttie, Nichola Raihani, Raihani

Six strange things to do with your body after you die

Today, burial and cremation remain the most common ways to dispose of human corpses.However, some individuals, cultures, and companies have tried to look at death from a different perspective.From launching your remains into space to turning your ashes into a diamond, here are some of the alternatives they came up with. The startup turning human ashes into diamonds | Challengers by Freethink Throughout h...
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Meet Shou Zi Chew, TikTok's 39-year-old CEO who got his start at Facebook and led a Chinese smartphone giant through one of the biggest tech IPOs in history

Shou Zi Chew in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 23, 2018. Kin Cheung/AP Shou Zi Chew is TikTok's CEO and the CFO of its parent company, Bytedance. He's 39 years old, went to Harvard Business School, and interned at Facebook when it was a startup. Here's what else you need to know about the young tech executive. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok, whose massively popular video-sharing platform is used by millions across the world, got a new chief executive in May,...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, News, Finance, China, Singapore, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Joe Biden, Harvard, Xiaomi, Chinese communist party

The CEO of TikTok is reportedly in talks to buy a $64 million bungalow in Singapore - take a look at the street it's on

The CEO will likely redevelop the site, which is currently occupied by a dilapidated bungalow. Katie Warren/Insider TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is in talks to buy a $64 million bungalow in Singapore, according to Singapore's Business Times. Chew, 38, became TikTok's CEO in May after joining parent company ByteDance as chief financial officer. The CEO is expected to redevelop the bungalow, which appears to be old and dilapidated. See more stories on Insider's business page. TikTok&...
Tags: Singapore, Trends, Beijing, Xiaomi, Donald Trump, University College London, South China Morning Post, Lye, Harvard Business School, London Hong Kong, Business Times, Hong Kong Exchanges, Kevin Mayer, Anthony Tan, Bytedance, Tiktok

Expensive trips to the edge of space could have big effects on the atmosphere

A look inside Blue Origin, the vessel that took Amazon founder Jeff Bezos into suborbital space. Blue Origin Billionaire Jeff Bezos traveled aboard a Blue Origin rocket to the edge of space last week. Rockets emit a large amount of heat, carbon dioxide, and other air pollutants into the atmosphere. Spaceships have very limited passenger capacity compared to standard commercial planes. Subscribe to our biweekly newsletter, Insider Sustainability. When Jeff Bezos announced his flight to spac...
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Racial Inequality in U.K. Film Industry to be Examined in $1.4 Million Study by BFI, University College London

One of London’s leading universities has launched a £1 million ($1.4 million) research project into racial inequality and diversity in the U.K. film industry. University College London, working closely with the British Film Institute, have launched a three-year research study titled “The Colour of Diversity: A Longitudinal Analysis of BFI Diversity Standards Data and Racial […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Diversity, BFI, University College London, British Film Institute, U K Film Industry, BFI University College London, BFI Diversity Standards Data

A survey of long-haulers found 66 symptoms that lasted more than 6 months. Tiredness and brain fog were most common.

Maria Romero, a coronavirus long-hauler in Stamford, Connecticut, on December 22, 2020. John Moore/Getty Images Researchers at University College London say there may be up to 203 symptoms related to long COVID. In a survey of more than 3,600 long-haulers, fatigue and brain fog were commonly reported. The leader of the research said there may be "thousands of long COVID patients suffering in silence." See more stories on Insider's business page. Long haulers may experience up to 203 di...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Imperial College London, University College London, John Moore, Stamford Connecticut, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Catherine Schuster Bruce, Maria Romero, Athena Akrami

Every 27 minutes, there’s an X-ray aurora on Jupiter. Here’s why.

For 50 years, astronomers have known that Jupiter has frequent auroral displays, but not why.The bursts are a combination of visible and invisible light.The presence of NASA's Juno spacecraft around Jupiter allowed scientists to solve the mystery.Here on Earth, an aurora borealis is a wondrous natural event that too few of us ever get a chance to see. Their occurrence remains unpredictable enough that a glimpse of one may remain elusive even for people who live in the United States' northern lat...
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One Amazon warehouse reportedly throws out 130,000 products a week, including some that are brand new. An expert blames its giant third-party retail business.

A worker packs a customer order at the Amazon fulfillment center in Romeoville, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images A recent report said one Amazon warehouse in the UK marks 130,000 items for "destroy" every week. A former worker from that warehouse said half those items were still in their shrink-wrap. A retail analyst told Insider why it's more profitable for Amazon to junk them than sell them. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recent report on a UK Amazon warehouse t...
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Peru's COVID-19 death toll more than doubled after a government review, making it the country with the world's highest death rate per capita

A worker digs a grave in the San Juan Bautista cemetery in Iquitos, Peru. AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd Peru's COVID-19 death rate nearly tripled on Monday after it updated its definition for virus cases. The new figure puts the country's COVID-19 death per capita as the highest in the world. The previous estimate did not align with the number of excess deaths in the country, the country said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The COVID-19 death rate in Peru nearly tripled af...
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The most detailed map yet of all dark matter in the universe reveals cosmic voids where the laws of physics seem not to apply

Earth-based telescopes like the Victor M. Blanco Telescope dome in Chile have helped scientists map our universe. Reidar Hahn/Fermilab Astronomers have created the most comprehensive map yet of all dark matter in the universe. Though invisible, scientists can measure dark matter's gravity because it pulls galaxies into clumps. The new map indicates dark matter's gravity may work differently than Einstein's theory of relativity suggests. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Chile, Universe, Albert Einstein, Map, Einstein, Dark Matter, Telescope, University College London, JEFFREY, Des

MOOCs are 'massive open online courses,' made popular by platforms like edX and Coursera. Here's how they work - and why they're one of the best ways to learn online

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera; edX; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are popular forms of online education. E-learning platforms like edX, Coursera, and FutureLearn offer thousands of MOOCs. Below, learn what MOOCs are, how much they cost, and why they can be great resources. If you're interested in online learning, you've probably heard the term MOOC - Massive Open Online Course...
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New Dark Matter Map Reveals Cosmic Mystery

New submitter rundgong shares a report from the BBC: An international team of researchers has created the largest and most detailed map of the distribution of so-called dark matter in the Universe. The results are a surprise because they show that it is slightly smoother and more spread out than the current best theories predict. The observation appears to stray from Einstein's theory of general relativity -- posing a conundrum for researchers. The results have been published by the Dark Energy ...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Chile, Einstein, University College London, JEFFREY, Victor M Blanco

Dominic Cummings tells MPs Boris Johnson embraced chaos as ‘everyone has to look to me to see who’s in charge’ – live

Latest updates: PM’s former top adviser says the government failed the public and did not realise the severity of the situation until too lateBoris Johnson refuses to deny dismissing Covid as ‘scare story’Matt Hancock should be sacked for lying, says Dominic CummingsCummings says Covid chaos at No 10 was like ‘out-of-control movie’UK government failed public on Covid response, says CummingsFact-checked: Dominic Cummings’ evidence to MPs on Covid crisis 1.34pm BST This is from Prof Christina ...
Tags: Politics, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, University College London, Cummings, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Body augmentation: Your brain can quickly learn to use extra limbs

Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations.Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs. The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities.Would you be willing to attach artificial limbs to enhance your body? A research team that asked people to use robotic extra thumbs found that their brains quickly adapted to body augmentation. Humans of the future are likely to utilize body parts with improvements, the scientists pr...
Tags: Biology, Medicine, Computers, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Robotics, University College London, Dani, Makin, Science Robotics, Dani Clode, Tamar Makin, Paulina Kieliba, University College London How

Body augmentation: People adjust quickly to robotic third thumb

Researchers trained people to use a robotic extra thumb in daily situations. Brain scan data suggest the brain's quick adaptability to new limbs.The scientists think body augmentation could transform human abilities.Would you be willing to attach artificial limbs to enhance your body? A research team that asked people to use robotic extra thumbs found that their brains quickly adapted to body augmentation. Humans of the future are likely to utilize body parts with improvements, the scientists p...
Tags: Biology, Medicine, Computers, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Robotics, University College London, University College, Dani, Makin, Science Robotics, Dani Clode, Tamar Makin, Paulina Kieliba

The US shouldn't prioritize vaccinating teens over donating shots abroad if it wants to get back to normal, experts say

A teen 'COVID-19 student ambassador' received a dose of Pfizer at Ford Field on April 6, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images The US is expected to expand its vaccine rollout to teens as soon as Thursday. Meanwhile, low and middle income countries haven't vaccinated their most vulnerable people. To get back to normal, the US need to both immunize teens and send doses abroad, experts told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. In January, Dr...
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Coronavirus live news: India variant found in 44 countries – WHO; Taiwan faces new outbreak

Another record rise in India deaths; samples show UK is most affected by B.1.617 strain outside India; Taiwan outbreak ‘could lead to tighter curbs’Spike in India variant poses threat to UK reopening, scientists sayAustralia: fresh outbreak blamed on hotel quarantine leakExplainer: the deadly ‘black fungus’ seen in Covid patients in IndiaSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.09am BST The dramatic rise in UK cases of the India variant could undermine the country’s roadmap for reopening, scientis...
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Using contrast MRI after a heart attack could increase survival

A new study from the University of Surrey and University College London has revealed that treatment for heart attacks could be improved thanks to a novel method of evaluating heart function using contrast-based MRI scans.
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Meet the Barclays MD working to transform finance through distributed ledgers and quantum computing

Dr. Lee Braine, director of research and engineering in Barclays’ Chief Technology Office Barclays Dr. Lee Braine is the managing director of research and engineering in Barclays' Chief Technology Office. Braine has a special focus on distributed ledger technology and quantum computing and their many applications in the financial institution. Because of his work, Insider named Braine to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming finance in Europe. Visit Insider's ...
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Mental health patients ‘missed out on care’ during Covid

Survey reveals remote consultations often felt inadequate and may have made symptoms worseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMental health patients found their conditions deteriorated during the pandemic because the NHS switched from in-person help to support by telephone, video and text messages, new research reveals.Many reported a lower quality of care, according to a study by University College London; others had trouble accessing medication, had appointments cancell...
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This has just become a big week for AI regulation

It’s a bumper week for government pushback on the misuse of artificial intelligence.  Today the EU released its long-awaited set of AI regulations, an early draft of which leaked last week. The regulations are wide ranging, with restrictions on mass surveillance and the use of AI to manipulate people. But a statement of intent from the US Federal Trade Commission, outlined in a short blog post by staff lawyer Elisa Jillson on April 19, may have more teeth in the immediate future. According...
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The rare clots people get after taking COVID-19 vaccines are different from other clots and require special treatment

A file photo shows a woman receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images Experts are learning more about the very rare clots some people get after taking COVID-19 vaccines. The clots - called vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia - differ from other types. The CDC advises different treatments, warning that treating VITT like other clots may be harmful. See more stories on Insider's business page. As scientists research the rare blood clots de...
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You are more likely to get a blood clot on birth-control pills than from the J&J vaccine - but not the same type of clot

A woman receives a Johnson & Johnson vaccine from nurse Gina Reed at a vaccination center at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 5, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the rollout of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 6.8 million Americans who got the shot, six women are known to have developed blood clots. Blood clots linked to birth-control pills are more common than that, but they're typical...
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How UK doctor linked rare blood-clotting to AstraZeneca Covid jab

Prof Marie Scully developed a diagnostic test at University College London hospital after seeing rare side-effect in patientCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMarie Scully was alarmed and puzzled. “It didn’t make sense,” she said. The consultant haematologist at University College London hospital (UCLH) had seen patients with blood clots in the brain and low platelets before and, although it was unusual, she always knew why. But there was no reason for the condition of t...
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Anticoagulation and cerebral small vessel disease

Researchers from the University College London and the Inselspital, University Hospital Bern have clarified the role of anticoagulation in intracerebral haemorrhages in two coupled studies. The team of David Werring and David Seiffge succeeded in establishing cerebral small vessel disease as the most probable cause. Prevention of cerebral haemorrhages to focus on detection and treatment of small vessel disease. Re-establishing anticoagulation after intracerebral haemorrhage to protect against is...
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Turkey’s lira and stock market tumble after central bank chief's sacking – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news Latest: Stocks and bond hit amid fears of currency crisisTurkey’s president Erdoğan fired central bank chief over weekendInvestors fear decision could backfire‘As bad as Brexit’: Turkey faces currency crisis 9.20am GMT Back in London, anxiety that the Covid-19 pandemic could disrupt summer holiday plans has hit travel stocks this morning.Andrew Hayward, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College London and a...
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