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Future geologists may wonder how this cow (native to Eurasia) found itself in a California wildfire. BettyBop / Shutterstock

The fossils being formed today will show how humankind disrupted life on Earth

Such massive disruptions have in the past been caused by volcanoes or meteorites. Only humans have done this with full awareness of their actions.
Many of the AI images generated by spammers and scammers have religious themes. immortal70/iStock via Getty Images

From shrimp Jesus to fake self-portraits, AI-generated images have become the latest form of social media spam

Visually appealing and cheap to produce, AI-generated images allow scammers and spammers to post high volumes of engaging content − and Facebook’s algorithm may be promoting these posts.
Palestinians fleeing the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Nov. 10, 2023. Belal Khaled/Anadolu via Getty Images

Israel’s mass displacement of Gazans fits strategy of using migration as a tool of war

Mass forced movement of people has been used in conflicts to serve three goals: population control, territorial expansion and as a sorting mechanism. All three could be in play in Gaza.
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Lagi, emisi CO2 energi fosil cetak rekor tertinggi tahun ini

Kencangnya laju emisi mengurangi jatah CO2 yang bisa kita lepaskan untuk membatasi suhu Bumi 1,5°C. Dengan tingkat emisi saat ini, bujet karbon kita tersisa 7 tahun lagi.
Les émissions de CO2 d'origine fossile continuent d'augmenter, mais le pic semble proche. ChinaTopix/AP/AAP

Les émissions de CO₂ d’origine fossile ont atteint un nouveau record en 2023

Les quantités de CO₂ que nous pouvons encore émettre tout en respectant l’objectif de l’accord de Paris se réduisent à une peau de chagrin : au rythme de 2023, nous aurons épuisé ce budget carbone dans sept ans.
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Fossil CO₂ emissions hit record high yet again in 2023

Record emissions are fast shrinking the remaining amount of carbon dioxide we can emit if we are to limit global warming. At current rates, we’ll use up the budget for a 1.5°C outcome in seven years.
Legos are designed to last for decades. That posed a challenge when the toymaker tried to switch to recycled plastics. AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi

Lego’s ESG dilemma: Why an abandoned plan to use recycled plastic bottles is a wake-up call for supply chain sustainability

Corporate supply chains are riddled with high, uncounted emissions, as Lego discovered. New regulations mean more companies will face tough, sometimes surprising, choices.
President Joe Biden meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2021 at the Oval Office. Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images

Mr. Modi comes to Washington – The Indian prime minister’s visit could strengthen ties with the US, but also raises some delicate issues

The Biden administration is courting Indian leader Narendra Modi in part to deter China’s rise. But India’s decline in democracy could complicate relations.
Generative AI thrives on exploiting people’s reflexive assumptions of authenticity by producing material that looks like ‘the real thing.’ artpartner-images/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Generative AI is forcing people to rethink what it means to be authentic

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people now need to pause and wonder whether it actually hatched from an egg.

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