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Personal drone registration will become necessary, U.K. Lords say

Image copyright Signe Brewster/Gigaom.A U.K House of Lords committee has recommended that, in the long term, people operating drones for leisure may …

European Union

The Number That Makes China Look Like Europe Is Out

Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. EST, China released December figures for its producer price index (PPI) and consumer price index (CPI). These are numbers associated with inflation.<p>PPI came in at -3.3%, missing analyst expectations, and CPI came right in line at 1.5%.<p>Analysts polled by Bloomberg …

France: Raids kill 3 suspects, including 2 wanted in Charlie Hebdo attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of dramatic raids Friday in France led to the killing of three terrorists -- one suspected in the fatal shooting of a policewoman and four hostages, the other two in the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine -- and to the freeing of more than a dozen people being held …

Terrorism

Banking on better forecasts: the new maths of weather prediction

We’re getting better and better at predicting the weather, says Dr Hannah Christensen of Oxford University, because computers are getting faster and the maths is getting smarter. Here she explains how meteorologists are beginning to use a mathematical technique – stochastic processes – long used by …

Weather

Pentagon: We're gaining on ISIS

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> It's not yet "mission accomplished," but the Pentagon may be edging closer to its goal of stopping ISIS.<p>"We very much see ISIL largely in a defensive posture inside Iraq, that whatever momentum they had been enjoying has been halted, has been blunted. That has stayed steady over …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Is Black Mirror the Twilight Zone of the Digital Age?

The only _Twilight Zon_e episode I can recall isn’t from Rod Serling’s original television show, which ran from 1959 to 1964, but an episode remake found in the omnibus tribute <i>Twilight Zone: The Movie.</i> I came across the film on television, as a kid, some time after its 1983 release, and stuck …

Black Mirror