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Cracking the Crystal Skull: What They Need To Get Right with Indiana Jones 5

Welcome to instalment number III of the increasingly futile “What They Need To Get Right” series, this time focusing on the recently announced fifth …

Google making it possible to securely stop AI robots from causing harm

Worried about the robot apocalypse? Some may think it’s nothing to worry about, but it is true that a self-learning, intelligent machine will not be perfect. Even if they may not turn evil and want to take over the world, chances are there will be times when these AI agents make harmful decisions. …

Artificial Intelligence

X-rays reveal 1,300-year-old writings inside later bookbindings

The words of the 8th-century Saint Bede are among those that have been found by detecting iron, copper and zinc – constituents of medieval ink<p>Medieval manuscripts that have been hidden from view for centuries could reveal their secrets for the first time, thanks to new technology.<p>Dutch scientists …

10 Answers Siri Has for the Meaning of Life

As Siri gets smarter, Siri is becoming increasingly helpful. For instance; no matter where in the world you are, you can ask Siri to call the emergency number from where you live and the AI will dial the local emergency number instead. (That's why you should ignore the people who try to trick you …

iOS

Sweden leads the race to become cashless society

Swedes are blazing a trail in Europe, with banks, buses, street vendors and even churches expecting plastic or virtual payment<p>In 1661, Stockholms Banco, the precursor to the Swedish central bank, issued Europe’s first banknotes, on thick watermarked paper bearing the bank’s seal and eight …

How Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Difficult Divorce Could Impact Their Careers

Will the shocking allegations surrounding Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s acrimonious divorce affect their careers?<p>On Depp, veteran box office tracker …

Amber Heard

The Real Reason We Love Oral Sex, According to Science

Let's take it back to basics...<p>Why do you engage in oral sex? As foreplay or because you genuinely, really like it?<p>Well, according to a recent study, it looks like there's a lot more science behind why we love oral sex than simply third base leads to fourth base.<p>You've heard we have an innate need …

Love

Crowdfunded beer pipeline to protect medieval city of Bruges

BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges — or Brugse Zot in Dutch.<p>With the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real.<p>"You have …

Beer

Turkish cleaner sentenced to 100 years in prison for abusing Syrian child refugees

A Turkish cleaner has been jailed for 108 years after being charged with sexually abusing children at a camp praised by Angela Merkel as a safe haven for refugees fleeing war.<p>The 29-year old man, named as Erdel E in court documents, is reported to have abused 30 Syrian boys aged between eight and …

Tiger temple scandal exposes the shadowy billion-dollar Asian trade

Campaigners hope the Thai temple raid will stir the world’s conscience – but the trafficking of tiger parts to China is a booming business<p>A week ago it cost 600 baht (£11.50) to visit the tiger temple in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, west of the capital, Bangkok. Tourists moved by the spectacle …

As Muhammad Ali leaves ring for last time, the Internet bows its head

The death of the legendary boxer, activist and trash-talker-cum-poet unleashes a flood of words on social media.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali, boxing's poet laureate, prompted a blanket of elegies on the Internet on Saturday, as everyone from fellow fighters to heads of state took to social media in …

CNN

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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