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Where is the political will to save the NHS?

There are barely six weeks until the election. Polls show the NHS to be the issue the public cares most about and everyone – voters, staff and its leadership – now accepts that it must undergo big changes to survive the tough years of 2015-2020. In the circumstances, the three main political …

More Ingredients for Life Identified on Mars

The more scientists learn about Mars, the more intriguing the Red Planet becomes as a potential haven for primitive life in the ancient past ... and …

Neutrons

We need a government reponsive to the people as a whole, not just those with the deepest pockets

Rumours of “cash for peerages” have circulated for decades. With one of us having heard what sounded like a pretty explicit admission from a lord that they had bought their peerage, we thought it would be enlightening to not only look up whether he was a big donor (he was), but to test this claim …

Global carbon emissions stall in 2014

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide did not rise last year for the first time in 40 years without the presence of an economic …

Archos will debut multiple 'Pebble-like' smartwatches at CES, starting at less than $50

There's one more interesting nugget in today's jam-packed Archos press release. Alongside the home tablet, scale, weather system, activity monitor, et al. is a very brief mention of a smartwatch -- a "selection of" smartwatches, actually. There's not much info here, save for the fact that at least …

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

<b>Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.</b><p>A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system.<p>The spokesman was unwilling …

LA Auto Show: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

Jaguar's new F-Type Coupe made a dramatic first appearance tonight at Raleigh Studios near Playa Vista, Calif., in a hangar once used to construct the Hughes H-4 Hercules, otherwise known as The Spruce Goose.<p>The original drop-top F-Type already had our hearts, winning a PM Automotive Excellence …

LA Auto Show

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Watsky

Yesterday Joe Rogan did a segment on his podcast about spoken word poetry and used one of my poems as the sole example. I want to address his …

Swiss Space Systems (S3) plans to launch a new private space plane carrying the space junk-cleaning satellite CleanSpace One by 2018, and the launch just might lift off from Canada. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dr8t S3 officials have been talking to the U.S. government's Federal Aviation Administration, its Canadian equivalent, Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency, of which Spain is a member state.

Panasonic offers Home Screen wallpapers for 2013 TVs

Panasonic has updated its 2013 Smart TVs to include customizable wallpaper for its new Home Screen.<p>If you own a 2013 Panasonic Smart TV, which includes the Home Screen interface, you will now be able to customize it with the new "Home Screen Collection." The Collection enables you to pick new …

Explore the Trashed Magnificence of Dystopia in these Wallpapers

Oh gorgeous destruction! These gorgeous wallpapers give you a window on the beautiful ruins waiting in our apocalyptic future.<p>Visions of Dystopia – …

A Tiny Drone Crashed In Manhattan [Updated]

Watch your head.<p>Today in Stuff You Have To Look Out For In The Future: drones falling on your head. Apparently, one crashed in Manhattan on Monday--almost right into a businessman, an ABC affiliate is reporting. The drone only weighed 3 pounds (likely a hobbyist model), but in the recovered video, …

FTC will not challenge Google's $1 billion Waze acquisition

When Google acquired Waze back in June, the Federal Trade Commission decided to investigate the deal to see if it violated antitrust regulations, and today, it looks like Mountain View is in the clear. According to <i>Bloomberg'</i>s sources (unnamed people "familiar with the matter," naturally), the FTC …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Climate change denial: James Delingpole tells it like it isn’t.

As I predicted, with the advent of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report due tomorrow, the noise machine is out in full force.<p>Phil …

How I Hire: Focus On Personality

There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a …

Employment

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Factory Food From Above: Satellite Images of Industrial Farms

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.16.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><i>Tascosa Feedyard, Texas (detail)</i><p><i>Tascosa</i> …

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Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, 8-track mulling comeback

This surely marks a faint glimmer of hope for all the beaten-down and forgotten formats out there. Granted, the vinyl record has been out of fashion recently but still, a 745 percent increase in Amazon sales marks some pretty impressive growth. So, why the bump? A retro explosion? A new-found …

In Japan, Eight People With Two Laptops Launch A Telescope Into Orbit

The telescope will study the atmospheres of Venus, Mars and Jupiter.<p>A new low-cost, highly automated rocket from Japan's space agency launched Saturday with just eight crew members and two laptops on-site. Japan's previous launches required teams of 150.<p>The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency sent …

US TV to merge into ‘Good Bad Breaking Scandal Wife’

AMERICAN television drama is to merge into one uber-show which will be watched by everyone.<p><i>Good Bad Breaking Scandal Wife</i> will star Michelle Pfeiffer …

Legalising cannabis: £1.25bn tax benefit - without necessarily damaging public health

Legalising and taxing cannabis could help the Government reduce the deficit by as much as £1.25bn – without necessarily causing significant damage to …

Cannabis