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Spain raises marrying age from 14 to 16

<b>Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16, having had the lowest marrying age in Europe.</b><p>Before the age was raised, boys and girls could marry at the age of 14 with the permission of a judge. It is now level with most European countries.<p>The change comes only months after the …

Europe

Spain is living an 'economic fairy tale'

As the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis just admitted to the New Statesman, he and Tspiras chronically underestimated the strength of opposition to a new Greek debt deal among the governments of fellow peripheral nations Portugal, Spain, Italy and Ireland.<p>"The greatest nightmare" of …

Europe

As Grateful Dead bids farewell, a look back at the band's screen legacy

According to the old bumper stickers, "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert." For devotees of the enduring classic-rock band, then, the Dead's farewell stand at Chicago's Soldier Field over the holiday weekend truly marked the end of an era.<p>But even though Deadheads may never again …

The Three Worst Programming Languages

The Demons Three of Programming<p>The Web has spoken. The three absolute worst, major programming languages are PHP, JavaScript, and C++ (in that …

Why Elon Musk is donating millions to make artificial intelligence safer

What do Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk have in common?<p>They all fear that advances in artificial intelligence, an …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks

'Selfie sticks have become a growing safety concern for both our guests and cast,' a Disney spokeswoman says<p>Walt Disney has banned selfie sticks at all its theme parks, joining a growing list of attractions that restrict the camera accessories for safety reasons.<p>The company will not allow selfie …

Five Entrepreneurial Places In Europe Where Hub Things Are Happening

From a major tech investor’s perspective, all eyes remain fixed on London and Berlin, but away from these high profile startup hubs, Europe is nurturing some less well known but fertile innovation hotspots for trailblazing entrepreneurs.<p><b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b><p>It has been described as one of the …

Startups