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Do TV commercials influence our food choices?

Crispy Bacon and Cheese, plus beetroot, Snack Chips, Pineapple Guava Juice

We’ve seen those TV commercials that show close-up shots of ice cream melting and the slow motion clips of food falling into a pan. Such ads, invariably, get us hungry or make us go on a hunt to satisfy our taste buds. But is there any scientific evidence to it? …

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Using Twitter to monitor HIV transmission

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Big Data is increasingly playing an important role in decision-making. They are helping make policy-makers, scientists, researchers make informed decisions and understand human interactions and motives better. For the initiated, Big Data refers to large datasets that can be analysed to reveal patterns, trends relating to human behaviour and interactions. …

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