AI, Meet Europe

The European Parliament recently overwhelmingly passed the European Union Artificial Intelligence Act. While the legislation must overcome more hurdles to become a law, it’s an example of European lawmakers charging forward with regulations to control technology that thinkers like British physicist Stephen Hawking have warned...

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Lighting a Match

French authorities arrested at least 180 people this week following the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy by a police officer that set off days of violent protests that continued into Friday morning, which underscored the long-standing tensions between police and communities in disadvantaged neighborhoods,...

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Ukraine, Briefly

This week, Russian authorities detained Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the deputy commander of Russia's military operations in Ukraine over allegations that he sided with mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin during the short-lived rebellion over the weekend, Al Jazeera reported. His arrest comes as part of an alleged...

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The Mystery of Flutes

In 1955, archaeologists discovered a number of 12,000-year-old bird bones in northern Israel that contained perforations, puzzling over their purpose. Now a new study has suggested that they were flutes used by prehistoric humans to hunt for birds in the region, Gizmodo reported. In their paper, a...

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