Budget 2018: Boost for clinical trials as patients speak about life as human guinea pigs

Budget 2018: Boost for clinical trials as patients speak about life as human guinea pigs

Posted May 13, 2018 04:48:55 For people with chronic or incurable conditions, there’s only one thing scarier than the experimental treatments involved in a clinical trial — getting the placebo. When faced with the prospect of a life plagued by burdensome pain or an early death, the promise of a …

UAE discusses military deals in Canberra drawing human rights criticism

UAE discusses military deals in Canberra drawing human rights criticism

Posted May 10, 2018 06:27:57 Photo: Defence Industry Minister Christoper Pyne met with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in Canberra. Related Story: Former Australian soldiers caught up in Yemen’s civil war Related Story: Australia aiming to be among world’s top 10 arms exporters The …

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Listen to Google’s freaky new AI pass as a human who just wants a table – Hack

Google has built an Artificial Intelligence (AI) that’s able to book a table over the phone and sound so natural it could pass as human. Google unveiled ‘Duplex’ at its I/O developer conference. Here’s a few examples: Restaurant hostess: Hello, how many I help you? Google Assistant: Hi, umm, I’d …

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Dubai princess Sheikha Latifa ‘missing’, human rights group urges UAE to reveal whereabouts

Posted May 07, 2018 17:57:24 Photo: The woman claiming to be Princess Latifa bin Mohammad al-Maktoum, daughter of the Emirate’s ruler. (YouTube: Escape from Dubai) Related Story: Family fears Australian held on spying charge in UAE could face firing squad Map: United Arab Emirates Dubai is under pressure to reveal …

How to hunt a giant sloth, according to ancient human footprints

How to hunt a giant sloth, according to ancient human footprints

By Matthew Bennett, Katie Thompson and Sally Reynolds Updated April 27, 2018 11:30:05 Photo: An artist’s impression of the fight between the a giant sloth and humans at what is now White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, United States. (Supplied: Alex McClelland, Bournemouth University) Rearing on its hind legs, …

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Anti-bikie laws to stop gangs treating Tasmania as ‘a safe haven’ violate human rights, lawyer claims

Updated April 26, 2018 19:13:41 Photo: Police watch Bandidos members gathered in Burnie last November. (ABC News: Henry Zwartz) Tasmania is cracking down on outlaw bikie gangs with measures aiming to stop them using the state as a safe haven, which a top cop admits it has become. Under changes …

‘Morally reprehensible’: US slams China, Russia, Iran and North Korea in human rights report

‘Morally reprehensible’: US slams China, Russia, Iran and North Korea in human rights report

Updated April 22, 2018 05:26:26 The United States has labelled China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as “morally reprehensible” governments that it said violated human rights within their borders on a daily basis, making them “forces of instability”. Key points: Uzbekistan, Liberia and Mexico have improved rights, report suggests Report …

Human Factors Engineer job in Melbourne, Australia | Job ID: 571684

Human Factors Engineer job in Melbourne, Australia | Job ID: 571684

Airswift is urgently searching for a Human Factors Engineer for our client in Melbourne. This company is a global rail technology leader that provides the full spectrum of rail solutions, from the manufacture of commuter trains to the supply of complete rail transportation systems and system integration. The successful candidate …

Human finger bone fossil found in Saudi Arabia changes the story on human global migration

Human finger bone fossil found in Saudi Arabia changes the story on human global migration

Updated April 10, 2018 15:14:28 Photo: The fossilised middle finger bone was found at the Al Wusta site, in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied: Ian Cartwright) Related Story: Oldest modern human fossil outside Africa discovered in Israel Related Story: When did Australia’s human history begin? Scientists say they have discovered a fossilised …

Facebook’s business model is incompatible with human rights

Facebook’s business model is incompatible with human rights

Posted April 03, 2018 08:59:45 Photo: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. (Reuters: Stephen Lam) Facebook has had a bad few weeks. The social media giant had to apologise for failing to protect the …