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16th March 2019

Marathon records predicted for 21st century

Using a statistical model for world record progressions, researchers predict that 1:58.05 is likely the fastest time that any human will be able to run a marathon. The sub-two hour mark could be reached by 2032.

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14th February 2019

Artificial Intelligence could help to foil online dating scams

Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds.

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1st February 2019

36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation

A report by the Brookings Institution concludes that 36 million Americans – nearly 25% of the total workforce – hold jobs with a potential for "high exposure" to automation.

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28th October 2018

Future "superhumans" predicted in Stephen Hawking's final essays

In this book, Stephen Hawking leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions. He makes predictions on the future of humanity, including a race of "superhumans" that could emerge as people choose to upgrade themselves.

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19th October 2018

Life expectancy trends predicted for 2040

A comprehensive analysis of demographic trends, published in The Lancet, predicts that all countries are likely to experience at least a slight growth in life expectancy by 2040. Spain is expected to overtake Japan as it rises from fourth to first place.

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23rd August 2018

Cartilage repair/regeneration market will reach $6.5bn by 2024

Zion Market Research predicts that the cartilage repair/regeneration market, valued at $4.3bn in 2017, will generate revenue of $6.5bn by 2024 – with a compound annual growth rate of 5.8% between 2018 and 2024.

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