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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

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Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Since 1945, the United States has experienced little except military stalemate and loss—precisely because it’s a superpower in a more peaceful world.<p>At 9:44 p.m. on July 27, 1953, Harold Smith had just 16 more minutes of the Korean War to survive before a ceasefire came into effect at 10:00 p.m. …

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The philosophy of privacy: why surveillance reduces us to objects

Using the internet can be seen as a trade-off: privacy for freedom. But the insidious and widespread invasion of that privacy by a security state is something different altogether<p>Here’s a simple fact about life as we live it now: the objects we carry let us know more about the world than ever, …

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Ready for action: The female PKK fighters in northwest Iraq, in pictures - Telegraph

Migrants rescued off the Italian coast – in pictures

More than 7,000 migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean since Friday as an unprecedented wave of people flee conflict and poverty to seek better lives in Europe. Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on 12 April

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

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