Emily Gray-Fow

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Anthony Warner – alias blogger turned author the Angry Chef – is on a mission to confront the ‘alternative facts’ surrounding nutritional fads and myths<p>A few minutes into my encounter with the Angry Chef, I begin to wonder if his moniker might be ironic, like the big guy whose friends call him …

Diets

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Scientists attached an electronic backpack to a genetically modified dragonfly and turned it into a drone

At a certain point it becomes really difficult to scale down machines. A tiny drone can only be so tiny.<p>Scientists at Draper have come up with a solution: make a drone out of a dragonfly.<p>Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) genetically modified a dragonfly to make the nerve …

Google Reveals Automatic Machine Learning: A.I. Can Create Itself

This month Google revealed a major new approach to A.I. development that seems to call out to the most sensational and apocalyptic predictions in all …

Machine Learning

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

New MIT water purification method eliminates even trace chemical waste and pesticides

Ridding water of tiny concentrations of pollutants isn’t easy. Typically, a lot of energy or chemicals are required to remove these dangerous …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by …

It's better to be rich and mediocre than poor and bright in the UK, admits Education Secretary

Lower-achieving pupils from rich families earn more than talented poorer children, the Education Secretary has admitted.<p>Justine Greening was speaking …

Education

Monster Machines: ISIS’s Armored War Jeeps Are Professional Grade

The terror group is taking a page from U.S. troops—and bolting armor to their trucks to deadly effect.<p>ISIS is getting better at making armored …

School children 'should be taught to recognise fake news’

Children should be taught in schools how to recognise “fake news”, a leading international education expert has said.<p>In a modern digital age, schools …

Education

On the shore, casualties of a winter storm

At the bottom of the cliff, a two-minute walk from the high tide line, there is a small stone-built mortuary, constructed in 1881 and formerly the temporary resting place for the bodies of shipwrecked sailors washed up on the sands.<p>Today, by morbid coincidence, the strandline was littered with dead …

Fish

Tory election spending claims: 12 police forces pass files to CPS

A dozen police forces have passed files to the Crown Prosecution Service over allegations that up to 20 Conservative MPs broke local spending limits at the last general election.<p>Prosecutors have to decide whether to charge the MPs or their agents, after a 10-month investigation into whether party …

Elections

Philip Hammond’s national insurance tax grab is a bad idea, but it has highlighted the rise of precarious employment and uneven taxation<p>The hairdresser is self-employed. So is the dog walker. So is the plumber who comes on behalf of the gas company to fix the boiler, despite the fact that his work …

Self-employment

Northern Irish police raid women's homes in crackdown on abortion pills

Police in Belfast have carried out a number of raids for abortion pills, a Northern Irish politician has said.<p>It is understood the raids took place …

Northern Ireland

Waitrose sells empty jars for more than ones full of jam

A jam jar craze among middle-class Brits has seen supermarkets selling empty pots for more than a full pot of jam.<p>In a sign that jam jars really are becoming a preserve of the wealthy, Waitrose is stocking empty jar for £2, which is 29p more than a jar of posh Bonne Maman strawberry jam retailing …

Food Preservation

3 Simple Steps to Writing Emails Even CEOs Will Open

Get results from busy people with this checklist for writing professional emails.<p>Writing a professional email that results in a clear action is truly an artform. This may sound harsh, but no one is obligated to respond to an unsolicited email.<p>Time is a valuable resource and surveys show that the …

Marketing

Social Media Marketing vs Social Media Advertising: Who Will in 2018?

Organic Social Marketing or Paid Social Advertising?<p>Which is the more effective traffic generation and customer acquisition channel between the two? …

Search Earth with AI eyes via powerful satellite image tool

Our aim is to use this data to model complex planetary systems, and this is just the first step.<p>Mark Johnson, Descartes Lab CEO

Satellites

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain Activity Has Been Recorded as Much as 10 Minutes After Death

Doctors can't explain it.<p>Doctors in a Canadian intensive care unit stumbled on a very strange case last year - when life support was turned off for …

A Brief History of the Bed

The average person spends about a third of their life in bed, but in discussions of history we seldom ever mention sleeping (unless, perhaps, someone …

Knights Templar-linked underground tunnel complex dating back 700 years found beneath rabbit hole

A photographer has uncovered a stunning 700-year-old underground complex believed to be linked to the Knights Templar.<p>Beneath unassuming holes in a …

Archaeology

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

The Future

Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

Evil Triumphs in These Multiverses, and God Is Powerless - Issue 46: Balance

The challenge that the multiverse poses for the idea of an all-good, all-powerful God is often focused on fine-tuning. If there are infinite …

Scientists sound the alarm on impending ‘major extinction event’

Biologists are gathering at the Vatican this week to discuss ways to stave off massive man-made extinction.<p>In June of 2016, a group of scientists …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year -- here's everything you need to know

Tesla will offer four types of shingles to match different housing aesthetics in an effort to get homeowners to ditch clunky solar panel add-ons in …

Heavy rain during usually dry summer months causes landslides and flooding, leaving three dead and 19 missing<p>Millions of people are without water after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country’s usually dry summer months, leaving three people dead and at least 19 missing.<p>The …

Weather