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This is Microsoft's Cortana app for Android

Cortana leaks a little early<p>Microsoft is planning to release a version of its Cortana digital assistant for Android this month, but a copy has leaked early onto the internet today. If you’re familiar with the Windows Phone or Windows 10 versions of Cortana, then there’s not many surprises in the …

Physicist Finds COMPUTER CODE In String Theory Equation

James Gates is a renowned theoretical physicist who has devoted himself to the incredibly complex and fascinating mathematics of string theory, …

A space rock worth $5.4 trillion is flying by Earth this weekend — here's how to watch

Underneath the surface of some asteroids is a treasure trove of a type of mineral, called platinum, that is rare on Earth but extremely lucrative — 1,000 cubic centimeters of platinum is worth close to $1 million. And asteroids have a lot more than that in addition to other rare and precious …

Experimental robot shows signs of self-awareness

A team of researchers in New York discovered a level of self-awareness in a programmable NAO Robot.<p>Each year, Artificial Intelligence (AI) seeps more …

Robotics

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Ian McKellen's not slowing down, taking 'Mr. Holmes' on a thoughtful journey

Visiting a friend's apartment roof-deck here recently, the British actor<p>Ian McKellenquietly began singing to himself. The tune was not one you'd expect from someone who's won six Olivier Awards playing the likes of Richard III. It was far more contemporary — a number from the Disney musical "Beauty …

Beauty and the Beast

Coldest place in the Universe?

The Boomerang Nebula - the coolest place in the Universe?<p>31 March 2003<p>The Boomerang Nebula is a young planetary nebula and the coldest object found …

Astronomy

NASA’s New Horizons mission provides stunning Pluto images

Nearly five billion kilometres from Earth, an intrepid space probe has pushed humanity’s yearning to explore the solar system to its most distant milestone yet. Pluto, a lonely outpost first spotted 85 years ago and wrapped in mystery ever since, has been visited at last.

The first big policy win for gay rights in the US after same-sex marriage

As the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, the “what’s next?” calls began, and some quickly pointed out the awkward fact that many states which now allow same-sex couples to marry also fail to protect residents from being fired because they’re gay. The next big …

LGBTQI