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Why are we scared of algorithms?

New technologies such as algorithms and artificial intelligence present both opportunities and challenges for mankind

Zebra’s stripes are a no fly zone for flies

You heard it here first at Jumpstart, our ‘why so stripy’ article was originally published in 2012 discussing the reasons as to why zebras have stripes. The Conversation has furthered this truth through research, coming to conclusions of optical illusions and fussy flies! 

Why So Stripy?

Why do zebras have their distinctive stripes? No seriously…why would evolution endow zebras with such an obvious pattern that provides next to no camouflage in the African savannahs?

Love on the Brain

The evidence of the chemical reactions and brain activity involved in love, suggests that we may not be as in control of our feelings as we think.

5 predictions for Science and Technology in 2019

What will be dominating science and technology headlines in 2019?  Our technical experts peek into their crystal balls and share their predictions for innovation and technology in the coming year.

Is clean meat the solution to the global food crisis?

Although the global production of food is sufficient to feed the current human population, the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises published by the World Food Programme estimated that 124 million people in 51 countries are currently facing acute food insecurity or worse.

Could Faecal Transplants end IBS misery?

Poo. We all do it, it’s a natural bodily function and while most of us find the idea of doing anything other than flushing utterly revolting, the humble poo may be the answer that many sufferers of bowel problems are looking for.

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