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This week, scientists discover traces of pesticide in three-fourth's of the world's honey, create a robot that can walk through hallways on its own and Netflix raises its prices.

Algorithms can reinforce bias instead of mitigating it

Cathy O'Neil - renowned data scientist and author, spoke at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh about algorithms which can perpetuate biases instead of recognizing and mitigating them.

2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology awarded to scientists studying relation between circadian rhythms and light

Scientists are now studying how our circadian rhythms affect things such as hunger, cognitive function, stress, heart function and our immune systems. This week, in How Things Work learn all about it.

More competitive tadpoles grow up to be more toxic

Scientists discover that competition for food and resources governs toxicity of tadpoles.

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