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Warren Buffett and Elon Musk Square Off in a High-Stakes Texas Showdown

Battle of the billionaires.<p>Questions are being asked about how a bill benefitting Warren Buffett-owned companies is being fast-tracked through the …

In pictures: an Instagrammer is capturing the patterns of the tube

What did you see on your commute today? We bet not much, apart from an endless sea of shoes and the occasional armpit that you were pushed into as …

'Apple can’t afford failures': Steve Milunovich on the future of Apple and the post-Jony Ive era

Cook rarely describes what Apple will do in the future. And Milunovich didn't expect him to spill the beans. But the analyst <i>was</i> hoping Cook might give some clues as to how Apple thinks it will develop strategically. Apple dominates the tech world now, but that world is shifting away from devices to …

Prince William says Harry 'made a mistake' by releasing statement on Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is currently dating American TV star Meghan Markle.<p>Prince William is reportedly unhappy with his younger brother Harry, after the prince …

Stephen Hawking just gave us a sobering but inspiring reason to keep looking to space

Recently, one of the world’s most renowned physicists spoke at the Oxford University Union about the need to continue our work in space. In fact, …

Stephen Hawking

Tesla is on the verge of completely changing the way it does business

Musk and the team never live up to the ambitious expectations they establish, and for good reason. There is nothing to be gained from aiming low if you're trying to reinvent a 100-year-old technology like the automobile.<p>That pattern was already due to be modified if not changed outright, as Tesla …

University of Leeds researchers analyzed the body language, facial expressions and voice of sitcom character to create a digital avatar and, eventually, a chatbot<p>Since the final episode of hit sitcom Friends first aired in 2004, many fans have clung to the hope of a reunion. Earlier this year, the …

Artificial Intelligence

How brushing your teeth could help prevent a heart attack

Brushing teeth thoroughly to remove plaque could help prevent heart attacks and strokes by reducing inflammation in the body to levels close to what can be achieved by statins, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists in the US conducted a trial to see if a special toothpaste, which highlighted plaque on …

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Biology