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BBC News - Technology

Scarlett Johansson 'shocked' by AI chatbot imitation -- The star says she is "shocked" after OpenAI launched a chatbot with a voice "eerily similar" to hers.

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People want 'dumbphones'. Will big tech deliver? -- Self-labelled neo-Luddites and the tech-stressed are searching for phones with fewer features. Industry experts cite precarious profit margins and a wobbly market around this need.

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Deep green sea? The oceans are changing colour -- More than half of the world's oceans' surface waters have changed colour over the past two decades.

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Ninety-year-old becomes oldest person to go to space -- Ed Dwight, who was also the first black astronaut candidate in the US, waited more than 60 years for the trip.

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These elephants are dying on rail tracks - can AI save them? Officials in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are using AI to monitor elephant movement on rail tracks. India

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Electricity grids creak as AI demands soar -- Data centre electricity demand is forecast to double in four years, putting energy grids under pressure.

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Mind games: Hellblade returns to explore psychosis -- An acclaimed video game series returns to shine a light on a misunderstood mental health condition.

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The human brain has been shrinking - and no-one quite knows why -- The brains of modern humans are around 13% smaller than those of Homo sapiens who lived 100,000 years ago. Exactly why is still puzzling researchers. -- Future

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Why monkeypox is spreading in humans -- The virus that causes mpox was first discovered at the end of the 1950s, but it has undergone changes in the past four years that allow it to pass between humans more easily. -- Future

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Electric pulses may ease paralysis after broken neck -- One patient who lost movement in her hand can now use it to scroll on a smartphone. -- Science & Environment

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More Northern Lights soon as Sun storms strengthen -- Another spectacular light show could come within two weeks as Sun storms reach 11-year high. -- Science & Environment

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White gold rush: Harvesting lithium from Great Salt Lake -- Could the United States' largest saltwater lake hold the key to its energy future? -- Technology

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Ros Atkins on... How different countries protect children online -- BBC Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at what what is being done to prevent minors seeing harmful content. -- Technology

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Why scientists are making 'moon dust' -- Space agencies around the world need lunar soil – and lots of it. -- Innovation

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The rare condition that makes faces appear 'demonic' -- Thanks to one patient, we now have the most accurate insight into life through the eyes of people affected by prosopometamorphopsia. -- Science & Health

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Where do your old mobile phones and TVs go to die? -- Dandora sits on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, and 800 tonnes of garbage is dumped on the site every day. -- Technology

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AI v The Mind: Who has the edge? -- In a new series, we will test the limits of the latest AI technology by pitting it against human experts. -- Artificial Intelligence

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Why is only 10 percent of the population left-handed? -- A new study reveals the role of rare gene variants and randomness in determining left-handedness. -- Science & Health

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The surprising benefits of a traditional Japanese diet -- New research shows that a traditional Japanese diet rich in fish and soybeans can stave off cognitive decline. -- Science & Health

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Feeling angry? Venting doesn't actually help -- You might think it's helpful to vent or smash things when you're angry. But a new study shows it doesn't help. -- Science & Health

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How AI and deepfakes are changing politics -- Some politicians have found themselves victims of deepfakes. Can the public trust politicians in the age of AI? -- Artificial Intelligence

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How smoking affects your belly fat -- There's more than just one type of fat - and it's more important than our waistlines. -- Science & Health

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Oatzempic: Should you try the oat drink for weight loss? -- We asked an expert about oatzempic, the latest viral weight loss trend on TikTok. -- Science & Health

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Neuralink patient seen playing chess using brain implant -- In a livestream on X, the patient explained that he was using a device in his brain to move the cursor. -- Technology

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Does apple cider vinegar really help with weight loss? -- Debunking the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. -- Science & Health

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Does it really take 10,000 steps to stay healthy? -- Studies tout the benefits of walking, yet offer conflicting advice on daily step goals. -- Science & Health

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What is the iron lung and how does it work? -- The iron lung kept Paul Alexander, known as 'Polio Paul', alive for more than 70 years. But what is it? -- Science & Health

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The 24-year-old selling human bones -- From a warehouse in Brooklyn, a recent college graduate collects, displays and sells human remains. -- Science & Health

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How a US TikTok ban will affect Gen Z -- We spoke to two influencers who use the short form video platform to raise awareness and inform. -- Technology

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The search for a cancer 'kill-switch'... in space -- Cancer cells develop at warp speed in space, potentially aiding some highly experimental new treatments. -- Science & Health

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Why we have hair on our heads -- Why did humans evolve to retain hair on their heads while losing it on their bodies? -- Science & Health

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The country closing in on zero deaths on its roads - Almost 30 years ago, a revolutionary idea changed the way Europe regarded road collisions. It has probably saved countless lives but it's yet to be fully accepted by politicians. See more

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Why forgetting is beneficial -- Imperfect memory and false recollections are essential elements of a flexible mind, argues neuroscientist Charan Ranganath in a new book. David Robson asks him why.

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Are there long-term health risks to using Botox? -- Botox is a common – and largely safe – cosmetic treatment. But it has emerged there can be some lasting effects from long-term use.

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This is what happens when you ask an algorithm for relationship advice -- How we deal with knotty interpersonal problems is a test for a different form of intelligence.

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How Covid-19's symptoms have changed -- With a new variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus causing a spike in cases, it is showing just how much symptoms of the disease have changed since the pandemic began.

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China's grand ambition for space -- China's Chang'e-6 mission is intended to bring back lunar samples but is also a stepping stone to much more ambitious space exploration.

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How sci-fi writer JG Ballard predicted ChatGPT -- In the 1970s, the English author was intrigued by the growing capabilities of computers – so used one to compose poems. They were a first step on the road to ChatGPT.

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Rare footage shows deep-sea squid attacking camera -- Watch video of the super-fast Dana squid getting a close-up 1km below the Pacific Ocean's surface. -- Science & Environment

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India election: BBC journalist gets a call from AI-generated Trump -- The BBC got to see just how easy it is to create a fake phone call between two people. -- India

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BBC asks if quality of water for bathing really is improving -- BBC environment correspondent talks to water minister about bathing water quality -- Science & Environment

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This is what it's like inside a black hole -- A black hole is a region of space with such strong gravity not even light can escape. -- Science & Environment

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'If I were a barnacle I'd be worried' -- BBC News Climate Editor Justin Rowlatt talks to a marine biologist about our warming oceans -- Science & Environment

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BBC Verify looks at fake AI-generated Met Gala images -- Fake pictures of Katy Perry and other artists at the Met Gala went viral on social media. -- World

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Family of foxes enjoy garden playtime -- Aldridge gardener captures fox and five kits on camera shortly after mowing his lawn. -- Science & Environment

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China launches rocket to far side of the Moon -- The mission, billed a world first, aims to bring around two kilograms of lunar samples back to Earth. -- Science & Environment

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Watch: Wild orangutan treats his own wounds -- It is the first time a creature in the wild has been seen using a medicinal plant to treat a wound. -- Science & Environment

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What makes a Neanderthal? -- Palaeoanthropologist Emma Pomeroy describes the main features of the Shanidar Z Neanderthal skull. -- Science & Environment

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Watch Ocado robots in action -- Ocado has added robotic arms to its newest warehouse near Luton. -- Business

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Toxic flaring in Rumaila -- Local residents in Iraq film toxic gas release from oil field where BP operate -- Science & Environment

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Rosemary Coogan gains her astronaut wings -- Astrophysicist Rosemary Coogan graduates from Europe's astronaut training school. -- Science & Environment

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Chasing cracks on an Antarctic ice shelf -- UK researchers want to understand what triggers the Antarctic to kick out city-sized icebergs. -- Science & Environment

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Watch: Coral turns white from deadly ocean heat -- Ocean heat records have been breaking for months. This is the first global evidence of the impacts on sea life. -- Science & Environment

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The initials on the wall in Pompeii -- Science & Environment

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Travelling the world for a 12th solar eclipse -- Queen's University lecturer Ryan Milligan travels the world to catch a glimpse of the eclipse. -- Northern Ireland

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World first as leopards filmed hunting in pitch black -- The BBC's Natural History Unit got a rare glimpse of the behaviour as climate change forces animals to adapt. -- Science & Environment

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World first as leopards filmed hunting in pitch black -- The BBC's Natural History Unit got a rare glimpse of the behaviour as climate change forces animals to adapt. -- Science & Environment

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Satellite view of Earth: Swiss Alps -- A UK company is making high-definition movies of Planet Earth from orbit. -- Science & Environment

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BT scraps digital landline switch deadline -- BT has ditched its timetable to move landline customers from copper wire to digital.

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Grand Theft Auto maker firms up GTA 6 release date -- The latest instalment of the hugely popular series will be released in autumn 2025, its publisher says.

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Pornhub partners with UK child abuse fighting charity -- They want porn sites to adopt new voluntary standards on fighting online child abuse.

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Sony Music slams tech giants for unauthorised use of stars' songs -- Sony Music suspects Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have used music from the likes of Adele and Beyonce.

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Period trackers 'coercing' women into sharing risky information -- Research finds poor data management practices such as not being able to delete data about abortions.

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Google's new AI can find lost specs -- Google teased new AI assistants that can answer spoken questions about what they see through a phone camera.

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Christie's £670m art auctions hit by cyber attack -- The auction house's website is down as it seeks to sell items ranging from high art to rare wine.

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PlayStation names joint CEOs after Jim Ryan's retirement -- The role has been split into two separate top jobs, dividing up hardware and software.

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Upgraded ChatGPT teaches maths and flirts - but still glitches -- OpenAI has unveiled a new, faster version of its generative AI tool, ChatGPT.

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