7 Indians selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

7 Indians selected for Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the university.(Reuters File) Seven Indians are among 92 scholars from 28 countries selected for the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue postgraduate study in various subjects at the University of Cambridge from the academic year beginning later this year. The 2018 cohort comprising 49 women and 43 men will pursue PhD and MPhil courses. The scholarship programme, established in October 2000 by a donation from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…

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Cambridge scientists consider fake news ‘vaccine’

Cambridge scientists consider fake news ‘vaccine’

The appearance of fake news on websites and social media has inspired scientists to develop a “vaccine” to immunise people against the problem. A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion. Researchers suggest “pre-emptively exposing” readers to a small “dose” of the misinformation can help organisations cancel out bogus claims. Stories on the US election and Syria are among those to have caused concern. “Misinformation can be sticky, spreading and replicating like a virus,” said the University of Cambridge study’s lead author Dr Sander van der…

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