Sepsis myths create 'unhealthy climate of fear', say experts

Researchers say figures are often inflated and rush for antibiotics may fuel resistance The public is being misled by scare stories about sepsis, say experts, warning that hype and misunderstandings about the so-called “hidden killer” have generated “an unhealthy climate Read More

Inside the mind of the bullshitter: Science Weekly podcast

In 1986, philosopher Harry G Frankfurt wrote: “One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.” This was the opening line of his seminal essay (later a book), On Bullshit, in which Frankfurt Read More

Unilever saves on recruiters by using AI to assess job interviews

System analyses body language and word choice, but polling suggests public are opposed to such use of automation Unilever has claimed it is saving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by replacing human recruiters with an artificial intelligence system, Read More

Teen girls on TikTok are dancing to abusive voicemails. The new meme is as old as women’s rage itself

Filming themselves brushing off threatening voicemails from their exes, these young women are telling each other that they aren’t alone This week, the social video platform TikTok unleashed a new meme: young women filming themselves dancing – interpretively – to Read More

Amazon profits drop sharply amid big spending to speed package delivery

Quarterly profits down to $2.1bn from $2.9bn a year earlier US politicians keen to scrutinize Amazon’s business practices Amazon’s profits slid 26% in the last quarter as the company poured money into free shipping and its cloud storage business. Related: Read More