South Korea pulls out of intel sharing pact with Japan amid trade dispute

South Korea said it would withdraw from an intelligence sharing agreement with Japan late Thursday, escalating the ongoing trade dispute between the two countries.  It is the latest tit-for-tat in the trade dispute that started when Japan announced in July that it had imposed trade restrictions against South Korea regarding the export of key materials that go into semiconductors and display screens, citing national security concerns. Making the announcement…

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GCSEs: StudyTube revision videos got me through exams

Image copyright Ruby Granger/YouTube Watching someone else revising for hours might not sound like the best use of time. But if you’ve done your GCSEs recently, you’ve probably done exactly that on StudyTube. It’s a “weird little niche of YouTube where you have students helping other students,” according to StudyTuber Ruby Granger. She’s been posting revision content for four years now. Ruby makes “study with me” videos, some of…

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Pigs’ emotions could be read by new farming technology

Farmers could soon get a better understanding of how pigs are feeling thanks to artificial intelligence. The technology, which is in its early stages, scans the animals’ faces to try and identify whether an animal is stressed or happy. Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory say farmers have a moral obligation to enhance the welfare of animals, but add that happy animals also require fewer antibiotics, steroids and food.…

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