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December 17, 2017
Risk of 'dirty' turkey after Brexit if UK strikes a US trade deal
Consumers could be eating 'dirty' chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts.

Carnegie Mellon reveals inner workings of victorious AI
Libratus, an artificial intelligence that defeated four top professional poker players in no-limit Texas Hold'em, uses a three-pronged approach to master a game with more decision points than atoms in the universe, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report.

Third of people not taking their prescribed diabetes medication due to side effects
Diabetes patients who take the most commonly prescribed diabetes drug, metformin, are the least likely to follow medical advice regarding their medication due its side effects, a new article in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports.

KFU astronomer contributed to blazar research
Blazars are high-energy objects emitting relativistic jets which are perpendicular to their accretion disks.

Mysterious new seafloor species sheds light on early animal evolution
Japanese researchers described a new species of the enigmatic marine worm Xenoturbella, named Xenoturbella japonica.
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