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New AI distinguishes between ancient human and dog poo

And other stories from the stranger side of life

A new form of artificial intelligence may be able to tell the difference between ancient human and dog poo. Using DNA data, the system distinguishes between the respective faeces in areas where both species once cohabited. However, an expert has warned that: “There are definite issues that need to be resolved before the method can be used widely”.

Jogger wears unicorn costume to amuse locals

A jogger in Florida has worn a unicorn costume to cheer up locals who are locked down by the coronavirus pandemic. Corey Jurgensen, 40, wore the seven-foot-tall inflatable costume to jog, jump and dance around the streets near her Tampa home. “Everyone smiles when they see a unicorn,” she told the Tampa Bay Times.

Reporter accidentally broadcasts naked man

A news reporter has accidentally filmed a man naked in the shower. As she reported on a segment on how to cut hair while quarantining at home, Melinda Meza of KCRA 3 in Sacramento inadvertently included the reflection of a naked man, believed to be her husband, in one of the mirrors behind her. 

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