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Hunting for Antibiotics in the World’s Dirtiest Places

“Compost bin. Pig trough. Dog-food bowl. Laptop keyboard.”<p>Ona chilly autumn morning in northwest London, just outside the Euston train station, Adam Roberts stops at the top of an outdoor staircase, looks around for police, and tries to appear inconspicuous. This is harder than it sounds, and not …

How Theresa May lost it

<i>LONDON</i><p>alfway through Britain’s seven-week snap election campaign, some in Theresa May’s team came to the conclusion that they had a problem — the …

10 British drives you must tackle in your lifetime

How better to celebrate the arrival of summer than to dust off your satnav or road atlas, plot a winding route (packing an overnight bag just in case) and head for some of the most beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer? June is the best month for sightseeing, when tourists aren’t yet out …

Facebook to use artificial intelligence to combat suicides

Facebook will use artificial intelligence to spot users who may be at risk of suicide, telling people to talk to friends or contact a helpline if their posts show signs that they may be considering taking their own lives.<p>Suicide prevention services have been available on Facebook for more than 10 …

Design Framework for Chatbots

When I started designing chatbots for BEEVA almost a year ago, I applied some of my UX knowledge and did some unsuccessful research looking for tools …

81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60

If you laugh at how older people use computers, this 81-year-old from Japan is going to set you straight.<p>Masako Wakamiya is making the news for an …

Hong Kong police to reconstruct crime scenes with 3D printers

If you're thinking about committing a heinous crime, you may end up being foiled by a 3D printer.<p>Two 3D printers costing approximately $1,300 (AU$1,650, £1,050) each will be employed by the Hong Kong police to reconstruct crime scenes for death inquests and crime investigations, reported South …

What this new A.I. feature in Microsoft Word teaches us about ourselves

Microsoft Word is slowly becoming an A.I. powerhouse.<p>The app, which has existed in one form or another since 1983, can now look for word choice …

If I Only Had a Brain: How AI ‘Thinks’

AI can beat humans in chess, Go, poker and Jeopardy. But what about emotional intelligence or street smarts?<p>Artificial intelligence has gotten pretty …

How the BBC makes wildlife films that look like Hollywood movies

Planet Earth II is the most cinematic wildlife series yet.<p>Capturing Planet Earth <i>is a</i> <i>three</i><i>-part video series from Vox Observatory about the evolution of the BBC’s wildlife films.</i><p>When the BBC launched its Natural History Unit in 1957 to produce radio and TV programs about wildlife, its wind-up film …

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This little robot is your new language-learning buddy

Learning a new language can be rough. Casio knows this, and has made a mini-language partner for you in form of the Lesson Pod.<p>The Lesson Pod is a charming desktop buddy that acts as both a conversation partner and instructor, providing accurate spoken sentences that you can practice at home or on …

Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017

A rapid expansion of Prime plus bold bets in the physical world are allowing the retailer to offer even more, even faster and smarter.<p>Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? …

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