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Our new robot overlords: The terrifying uncertainty of our high-tech future

Are computers taking our jobs?<p>Last fall economist Carl Benedikt Frey and information engineer Michael A. Osborne, both at the University of Oxford, published a study estimating the probability that 702 occupations would soon be computerized out of existence. Their findings were startling. Advances …

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

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'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

Satellites, power and water supplies would have been hit if billion-ton plasma cloud had erupted from sun a week earlier<p>The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, …

Feeling powerful increases how much time you think you have

A new study titled "Power and Time Availability" by the University of California Berkeley has found that the more power you possess, the more time you feel like you have at your disposal. The study asked a few hundred people, some primed as "bosses," and others as "employees," to fill out surveys …

Live Well: Avoid television after work and get a good night of sleep for clear memories

Live Well: Every week, The Telegraph rounds up the best of this week's scientific studies and developments which will help you live a happier, healthier, longer life<p>In the next instalment of our Live Well series – a summary of health news and advice published in the paper and online – this week we …

Cancer drug helps some women get pregnant - Futurity

A drug originally used to prevent breast cancer is 30 percent more effective in helping women get pregnant than the one used for more than 40 years.

The war in Gaza as seen from space: Astronaut shares wrenching photo

German astronaut Alexander Gerst would like you get a fresh perspective on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip — one from 250 miles up, to be exact.<p>Gerst, deployed on the International Space Station, took a startling nighttime picture from his perch in orbit of the …

Space Exploration

HIV/AIDS Update

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on three “hot Jupiters” have discovered that they have far less water vapor than previously thought.<p>The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal …

Universe

California stem cell agency head takes stand on 'personal ethics'

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has continued in damage-control mode since the state agency's former president, Alan Trounson, joined the board of directors at StemCells Inc. this month, just seven days after leaving the agency.<p>Newark-based StemCells has been awarded nearly $20 …

Stem Cells

Methane release likely caused mystery crater on Yamal peninsula

A science team measured methane concentrations up to 50,000 times standard levels inside the crater.<p><b>UPDATE July 31, 2014.</b> Stories are popping up fast …

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

Protons

Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?<p>Near-misses are never quite as exciting as a direct hit that splatters all before it.<p>Still, this week saw the second …

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Most of what we know — or think we know — about how kids learn comes from classroom practice and behavioral psychology. Now, neuroscientists are adding to and qualifying that store of knowledge by studying the brain itself. The latest example: new research in the journal Developmental Science …