Twitter Inc. released plans for its new policy on how people are “verified” on the site, an area the company has long promised to revamp to address confusion and criticisms over the blue check-mark badges it uses to authenticate the identity of prominent accounts.
Twitter plans to relaunch verification program next year
Researchers from Boston University and University of Virginia published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how consumers respond to artificial intelligence (AI) recommenders when focused on the functional and practical aspects of a product (its utilitarian value) versus the experiential and sensory aspects of a product (its hedonic value).
When consumers trust AI recommendations — or resist them
New research in Europe and the United States shows that less than half of the public across the countries surveyed are aware of the scientific consensus on climate change.
Denial of climate change leads to inaction
Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world’s biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.
Carbon pricing rises as world's weapon of choice in climate fight
Almost 100 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on New Zealand's remote Chatham Islands, conservation officials said Wednesday.
Scores of pilot whales dead in New Zealand stranding
Oversized, hairy tarantulas may be unsightly and venomous, but surprisingly their hunter toxin may hold answers to better control of chronic pain.
Tarantula toxin attacks with molecular stinger
General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
GM to recall seven million vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags
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The two largest planets in the Solar System, Jupiter and Saturn, have fascinated astronomers for hundreds of years. But the two gas giants will do something next month not seen since the Middle Ages – they will look like a double planet.
Jupiter and Saturn are about to do something not seen for nearly 800 years
Australia has moved into the three most attractive countries in the world for renewables investment for the first time due to rapid solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment, research showed on Tuesday.
Australia moves into top three countries for renewable investment: Research
Governments across Europe are failing to protect their citizens from toxic air pollution, with most Europeans still breathing filthy air in their cities, according to data.
European governments failing to protect citizens from air pollution, data reveals

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