Students’ Initial Engagement with ChatGPT in their First Semester: An Exploration of AI

‘A Study Buddy’ That Raises ‘Serious Questions’: How Students Approached AI in Their First Semester with ChatGPT When ChatGPT emerged in November of last year, it sparked significant speculation regarding its implications for university teaching and learning. There was a mix of panic over potential cheating and excitement about the potential for improved student learning …

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8 Marine Species Being Pushed Toward the Poles: From Dugong to Octopuses

From dugong to octopuses, here are 8 marine species being pushed toward the poles From dugong to octopuses, here are 8 marine species being pushed toward the poles Credit: Shutterstock Winter plunges in the sea may come as a surprise with warmer temperatures, especially off the coast of Sydney, where tropical coral trout are being …

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The absence of legal grounds does not justify supplying cluster bombs to Ukraine from a moral standpoint

Pressure on the Biden administration to provide Ukraine with cluster bombs has refocused attention on the legal and moral use of such weaponry. The U.S. has been here before. It provided Saudi Arabia with cluster munitions—which contain bomblets that can scatter across a wide area, often not exploding until later—during the kingdom’s military intervention in …

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Concerns Arise Over Misinformation, Bias, and Accountability as News Editors are Replaced by AI

Germany’s top-selling newspaper, Bild, is reportedly incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into certain editorial roles as a cost-cutting measure. In an internal email leaked on June 19, the publisher of the paper, Axel Springer, stated that they will unfortunately have to let go of colleagues whose tasks will be replaced by AI and/or digital processes. Editorial …

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Unveiling the Intriguing Origins of Single-Horned Beings in Rock Art

Unicorns in Southern Africa: The Fascinating Story Behind One-Horned Creatures in Rock Art Unicorns in Southern Africa: The Fascinating Story Behind One-Horned Creatures in Rock Art Credit: David M. Witelson One-horned creatures have been a part of myths from various cultures around the world. While unicorns in different cultures may not necessarily have direct connections, …

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Scientists now realize that hurricanes drive heat further into the ocean, amplifying long-term ocean warming

Satellite data obtained from NASA vividly displays the heat signature of Hurricane Maria hovering above warm surface water in 2017. The aftermath of a hurricane’s landfall is often visible for years or even decades, but the impact on the oceans is equally significant, if less noticeable. In a groundbreaking new study, we have discovered that …

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Study reveals climate projections have significantly underestimated the impact of volcanic eruptions

(a) Annual eruption probability based on ice-core (Sigl et al., 2022) and satellite (S. Carn, 2022) datasets. (B) Empirical cumulative probability density function of the sulfur dioxide (SO2) mass distribution of the 1,000-member stochastic scenarios and the Holvol ice-core dataset (95% bootstrap confidence bounds in light gray). We estimate the probability of surpassing CMIP6 volcanic …

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Research finds six tools for decolonizing climate studies

Traditional practices in southern Uganda support meetings in which farmers can discuss and evaluate information from Indigenous knowledge and government meteorological services to plan upcoming agricultural activities, in a context in which climate change has altered the timing of the rainy seasons. Credit: Carla Roncoli Climate change is often viewed as a scientific problem requiring …

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Report: SpaceX reportedly valued at around $150bn in tender offer

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain According to a Bloomberg News report on Friday, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, is offering insider shares for sale, resulting in a valuation of approximately $150 billion. The company, which has achieved numerous milestones including being the first private company to send astronauts into orbit, is initially seeking a $750 million tender …

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