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Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking

Technology will eventually become self-aware and supersede humanity, says astrophysicist<p>The development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race, Professor Stephen Hawking has said.<p>The famous astrophysicist said he believed technology would eventually become self-aware and …

Human ancestors developed a taste for alcohol 10 million years ago

Happy hour started way earlier than we thought.<p>Roughly 10 million years ago -- long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food and made a delightfully relaxing ritual of consuming the result -- a new study finds that the guts …

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Obama to Order More Oversight of Military Surplus Going to Local Police

Evans/Getty Images<p>Maury Englander—FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images<p>Spencer Grant—Getty Images<p>Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images<p>Gerald …

Amazon will now deliver to your local Post Office

As Amazon prepares for another bumper Christmas, the internet giant has been doing all it can to ensure its logistics are in order. Just over a week ago, it debuted free same-day delivery for Prime members, striking a blow against high street retailers, but today it's revealed its biggest delivery …

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is shipping (but only if you've already ordered)

Did you plunk down $39 for Amazon's Fire TV Stick as soon as you heard about its promise of low-cost, full-featured streaming? If so, we have good news: as promised, Amazon has started shipping its Chromecast rival to people who ordered early. Unfortunately, those are the <i>only</i> people who can expect …