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IceMole Drill Built to Explore Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus Passes Glacier Test

For the first time, scientists have broken through the icy crust of a glacier in Antarctica and extracted an uncontaminated sample of water trapped …

Astronomy

How Artificial Intelligence Will Eliminate The Need For The Vast Majority Of Life Insurance Agents

<i>All the professions are going to be reconfigured by artificial intelligence. The result will be fewer professionals and many of their roles “downgraded.”</i><p>Advances in artificial intelligence, also known as cognitive computing, are starting to cause a seismic shift in the professions. The eventual …

Beware 'invoice' email scam to steal bank details

Criminals are sending emails with attachments containing malware, used to access information stored on your computer<p>Online security experts are warning computer users to be very wary of emails that claim to contain invoices, even if they appear to be from a trusted source.<p>Fraudsters are sending out …

Why Multitasking Is Bad For Our Brains

<i>Ben Slater is Sales & Marketing Director at Seed, a platform that applies marketing automation and data science to hiring. Follow @BenJHSlater. This post first appeared on the Seed Jobs blog.</i><p>How many browser tabs do you have open right now?<p>I’m guessing it’s over 10, maybe 20. Some may be for …

Should we let robots kill on their own?

Next week, from April 13th to April 17th, the second multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems is taking place at the United Nations …

Absence of gravitational-wave signal extends limit on knowable universe

Imagine an instrument that can measure motions a billion times smaller than an atom that last a millionth of a second. Fermilab’s Holometer is …

Russia 'busts foreign satellite spy ring'

Head of Russian space command says spy satellites disguised as space junk belonging to unspecified foreign country discovered<p><b>Russia</b> has uncovered a group of "enemy" spy satellites disguised as <b>space</b> junk, according to a state-produced film broadcast on Sunday.<p>In a 40-minute film echoing the language …

When Machines Replace Middle Management

In 1964, Isaac Asimov, wrote about a visit to the World’s Fair of 2014:<p><i>“The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being. Mankind will therefore have become largely a race of machine tenders.”</i><p>According to Carl Benedict Frey and …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Self-Sabotaging Behaviors That Keep You Stuck In Career Pain

Back when I was in my corporate marketing career, the same negative things kept happening to me, wherever I’d go. Toxic bosses, backstabbing colleagues, lack-luster work, chronic illness and exhaustion, and the nagging feeling that I couldn’t use my talents and skills in ways I wanted, were just a …

Self-help

There will be sex in space: Mars, science and “the dictates of biology and human culture”

<b>(CSA-Plastock via iStock)</b><p>Zero-gravity sex presents many challenges. But on Mars, the science of getting it on could be with us<p>Chris Impey<p>April 12, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Beyond: Our Future in Space”<p>Let’s start by stating the obvious: It’s far easier and cheaper to fix the problems of this …

Singularity

7 Futuristic floating cities that could save humanity

1/9<p>7 Floating cities that could save humanity<p>Floating cities may seem like utopian sci-fi, but autonomous ocean settlements could become reality as …

Tories hold narrow lead ahead of general election in latest ICM/Guardian poll

Politics,UK news,Conservatives,Labour,Liberal Democrats,Green party,UK Independence party (Ukip),Scottish National party (SNP),General election 2015<p>Conservatives remain on 36%, while Labour gains three points, Ukip are unchanged with 9%, Green party falls back and Lib Dems hit 25-year low<p>David …

General election 2015: Hidden cameras used in new voter registration advert

<b>The Electoral Commission says it has turned to "behavioural economics" to try to persuade people to register to vote at the general election.</b><p>An advert shows people being stopped from doing things they thought they were able to do, like walking through a park and pouring ketchup on their food.<p>The …

The argument for divesting from fossil fuels is becoming an overwhelming one | Alan Rusbridger

Energy,Energy industry,Climate change,Environment,Greenhouse gas emissions,Fossil fuel divestment,Fossil fuels,Coal,Gas,Oil,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Renewable energy<p>As progressive institutions, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust should commit to taking their money out of …

Politics: what is confidence and supply?

An agreement between political parties that is less formal than a full-blown coalition but one that allows a minority party to play a part in government. Under “C&S”, as it is sometimes called, a smaller party, or parties, agree to support a larger party on its budget and any other votes in which …

Deficits

Why some Scottish Tories will vote Labour

Many activists see it as the only way to stop the hated SNP and save the Union from disaster<p>It doesn’t take long for a Scot visiting London at this election time to be met by a profound air of resignation from the natives, followed by a distinctly weary: “Oh God, not you lot again.” Politics for …

No winner might be what the UK’s democracy needs

There will be no winner in this year’s general election. We all know that. Every political party barring the Labour and Conservative parties know, of …

If this is where we are, then this is where we must fight

<b>Duncan Hothersall, Editor of Labour Hame, says Scottish politics desperately needs to move on from constitutional debate, but we must also play the</b> …

General Election 2015: We don't want a coalition with SNP - we want one with the working people, says Douglas Alexander

DOUGLAS ALEXANDER insists Labour are the only party which can guarantee change for the Scottish people as he rules out a coalition with the SNP.<p>THE …

Record View: UKIP MEP David Coburn has no place in politics and should be sacked by party leader Nigel Farage

THE UKIP MEP has compared SNP's Humza Yousaf to terrorist Abu Hamza and Record View says that Coburn has no place in politics and should be …

The Goldfish Continuum - why talking down Scotland's economy costs Labour votes

Politics used to be so simple, you were either left or right and there was even a little party in the middle for those that couldn’t make up their …

Momentum towards a nuclear weapons ban treaty: what does it mean for the UK?

<b>by Rebecca Sharkey and Laura Boillot</b><p><i>International momentum towards a treaty to ban nuclear weapons reached a milestone in the December 2014 Vienna</i> …

Trevor Phillips: Politicians are 'too scared' of speaking their minds about race

Politicians are too scared of talking openly about race issues and multiculturalism has become a “racket”, a former equalities chief has said.<p>Trevor …

How to vote: Polling station rules and etiquette guide

Where can you find your nearest UK election polling station? What are the opening and closing times? Do you need your polling card to vote? Here's everything you need to know...<p>Millions of people will cast their votes in this year's general election on Thursday – but here are six things that every …

Budget will be designed to buy votes

The pain has been unequally distributed. A pre-budget study by the Institute for Financial Studies shows that the median income for young adults aged …

Income Tax

Our un(SU-N)g heroes : the explosive truth about the formation of the Scottish Parliament

“The debating chamber of our Scottish Parliament”<p>Introduction<p>In Scotland we have a Scottish Government sitting in a Scottish Parliament building at …