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The Life Project by Helen Pearson review – scientific marvel of the everyman

A spellbinding account of the UK’s pioneering cohort studies, which have been monitoring the lives of ordinary British people since 1946, underlines their importance to us all<p>Steve Christmas was born, in 1958, in unpromising circumstances. His father was a heavy drinker who abused his mother. …

AI learns to predict human reactions by reading our fiction

A team of Stanford researchers have developed a novel means of teaching artificial intelligence systems how to predict a human's response to their actions. They've given their knowledge base, dubbed Augur, access to online writing community Wattpad and its archive of more than 600,000 stories. This …

Tech Women Triumph: A New Business, Coding For Victory, And The Best Cities

February has been a stunning month for women in technology, and for young girls and teenagers pursuing STEM subjects.<p>In our monthly roundup of the biggest news, we take a look at the women shaping the future of the industry – through their innovative work, and through teaching kids all about STEM. …

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence

<b>Mathias Döpfner: Mark, on Facebook we learned that you were jogging at the Brandenburg Gate this morning. How was it?</b><p><b>Mark Zuckerberg:</b> It was good. It was the first time I have gone running in snow in 20 years. Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get …

Protest in London against UK's Trident nuclear deterrent

Protesters in London voiced their opposition to the renewal of Britain’s ageing nuclear weapons system, Trident, at a cost about forty billion euros.<p>The support of the opposition Labour party is now in doubt because leader Jeremy Corbyn opposes nuclear weapons.<p>Scotish National Party leader Nicola …

U.S. urges China to keep moving to a market-oriented exchange rate | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Sunday that it was critical for China to continue moving toward a more market-oriented exchange rate and clearly communicate its actions to the market.<p>U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew adresses during the G20 finance ministers and …

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Los Angeles Times

The traditional U.S. role in the western Pacific, a mainstay of American foreign policy since the end of World War II, is under threat as China gains growing military and economic power and as President Trump appears to scale back U.S. commitments.<p>In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of …

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Here's how easy it is to get past an iPhone's fingerprint sensor

Business Insider met with fingerprint sensor company Vkansee at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to find out how to get past an iPhone's fingerprint sensor.<p>Vkansee produces tiny optical fingerprint sensors that it says capture more detail than the sensors in an iPhone.<p>To prove how different a …