Monday, July 23, 2018
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, said "the Web Summit...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.
We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But what if, getting hurt was the name of the game? A new trend is rapidly gaining popularity amongst Serbian youth, while at the same time, causing headaches for many parents across the country. This new trend is called the "48 hours challenge", and it has gone...

Do NHS Targets Matter?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
London, UK (VIAnews) - Britain’s health service appears to be plunging into deeper crisis as new research from the BBC indicates mass failure to hit Government set targets. These goals are laid down for the time it takes for a patient to be seen in Accident and Emergency departments, waiting time for cancer treatment and the period of wait for...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election
London, UK (VIAnews) – Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news reporting in recent weeks, as negotiations over Brexit are currently underway. The Labour party had backed the Remain campaign and has recently strengthened its parliamentary position in the 2017 election, which entails a more salient position...
Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) – For the purposes of this report, we're going to analyse the statements of Serbian officials regarding migrants. The observed period spans from 18 July to 18 August 2016, in the heat of the Balkan route migrant crisis. This was not the predominant topic back then, despite the burning issue. The new government was only formed on...
Rally deportation of Crimean Tatars. Ukraine. Photo by: kaktuse.
Kyiv, Ukraine (VIAnews) - The first episode of the Tatars’ rights restraint took place after the Russian Empire annexation of the Crimean peninsula from the Ottoman Empire in 1783. The new government seized lands and properties, using its power to deprive Crimean Tatars of their rights, which caused a mass migration to the Ottoman Empire. The second tragic period...
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers. England VS Estonia. Photo by: John the scone.
London, UK (VIAnews) - An injury time winner against the team ranked fifty-fifth in the world. A 1-0 victory over the team ranked 120th. England’s upcoming jaunt to Russia for the World Cup finals should not take up too much of the players’ summer holidays. To give an idea of the magnitude of the disappointment over the...
Serbin Ajvar. Photo by Jelena Todorovic.
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) - Cooking is one of those things which can provide great joy. Whether it's a hobby, a way to impress friends or your soul mate, cooking can also be a great way to express your creativity and learn something new. But, what if this small pleasure could get you into trouble? In Servia, fine wining and dining...
Serbia Pills
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) - The Laboratory for Instrumental Analysis at the Faculty of Chemistry in Belgrade recently discovered a horrible truth about an allegedly 100% natural losing weight product. Instead of plant extracts from bamboo and Job's-tears, the "Slim Line“ pills contain pure fluoxetine chloride, commonly known by its trade name, Prozac. The scientists isolated around 10 mg of Prozac per...

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Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

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Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

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Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

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BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and...
Women in the workforce.

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