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Will the next Siri be empathetic?

AI assistants are having their moment. Just a week ago, Google announced the aptly named Assistant, an AI capable of carrying on an “ongoing two-way dialog.” It joins a field crowded with Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Facebook’s M, the unreleased Viv and a whole host of …

Get ready for an economic crash if Britain leaves the EU

Britain's economic growth could tank by 3.6% if we leave the European Union, according to the Treasury.<p>Under a shock scenario, the UK's GDP growth would be 3.6% lower than the current forecast of a 4.3% increase by 2018.<p>The falling pound would drive prices for imported goods upwards and house …

European Union

Turkey says its new electric car is better than a Tesla

A prototype of the Pehlivan Elektrak, an electric car designed in part with support from the Turkish government, recently concluded a two-week tour of Balkan countries. Turkish initiatives like this could be an improvement on the models made by Canadian American magnate Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors, at …

Electric Vehicles

12 amazing finds by the Hubble Space Telescope

UPI<p>NASA and ESA release Hubble's view of UGC 477, an incredibly faint hidden galaxy in the Pisces …

Amazing

Resource Travel’s Top 10 Travel Photos of the Week

<i>Editor’s Note – Michael Bonocore is the Editor in Chief for Resource Travel, a new division of Resource Magazine. Resource Travel is dedicated to</i> …

China Wants To Build a Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble

The space observatory would have a field of view 300 times larger than the Hubble.<p>China has announced an ambitious space telescope program that would give the nation astronomy research capabilities to rival those of U.S. programs like the Hubble Space Telescope, according to Popular Science. The …

Telescopes

10 most important things in advertising

Head will continue sponsoring Maria Sharapova. Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. See the ad featuring curvy models that major TV networks allegedly don't want you to see.</b> NBC and ABC have allegedly refused to air …

Advertising

What's Killing Hawaii's Trees?

Patient zero was probably in Puna, a lush, wild district not far from Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii’s Big Island. In 2010, the U.S. Forest Service and University of Hawaii started getting calls from distraught landowners in the area about ohia trees on their properties. Ohias, the bright, …

What's the Oldest Object Ever Found?

Over the years, experts have identified an assortment of the world's most ancient items, ranging from the earliest prosthetic (two artificial toes …

100-Foot Asteroid Flies by Earth Without Colliding

Whew!<p>We can all breathe a sigh of relief. A 100-foot wide asteroid whizzed by the Earth on Monday night and (obviously) avoided a collision with our …

The Science Of Pornography Addiction & What It Can Do To Your Brain

I'm in!<p>Did you know that pornography constitutes approximately 25% of all search engine requests? Pornography websites rank among the top in the …

World's Best Destinations for Beginner Diving

Why do the Top 100 Readers Choice Awards, now in their 23rd year, still matter to divers? Because these are your picks, based on thousands of votes …

The Rockies: How they shape us as individuals and as a city

'The mountains are calling and I must go,' said John Muir<p><i>This story was originally published March 5.</i><p><i>CBC Calgary's David Gray hosts the number one</i> …

The Best of London and Paris in One Week (Yes, It’s Possible!)

<b></b> <i>Hi Wendy,</i> <i>My husband and I are going to Paris in May for a week, and I’m thinking that might be enough time to go to London too. We’ve never been to</i> …

France

The world's most enchanting ruins

Archaeology

Blustery storm brings rain, snow to dry California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Steady rain fell in Northern California and fresh snow blanketed the Sierra Nevada as the first of several powerful storms expected to slam Western states this weekend made its way inland Saturday, ending a dry spell and raising hopes the drought-stricken state can get much …

Weather

10 Actors Who Refuse to Use Stunt Doubles in Their Movies

Oh, the places you can go with Google Street View

Google Street View uses in-house data-capturing tech that lets you see the world from the comfort of your own device. GSV allows us to see not only photos of certain gems on the planet, but provides new perspectives that only its cameras can capture.<p>Here are some of the most interesting projects …

Germany could be Europe's next big problem

Previously, it was the debt of the eurozone's peripheral countries that was of concern to the markets.<p>But in an interview with Business Insider, Geopolitical Futures founder George Friedman said Europe had a much bigger problem: Germany.<p>And at the heart of the looming issue for Germany and Europe …

Europe

Made your plans for the long weekend? Hurry, it’s getting crowded

Mansav Sethi, an IT professional, is very excited. For the father of two, a long weekend with his family is always a bonanza. As Holi this year falls …

India

Sequoia National Park: 125 Years in the Land of Giants

Credit: Melissa Wiese<p>Feature<p><b>Author</b>: Steven Shaw <b><br>Date</b>: 09.24.15<p>Sequoia National Park was established 125 years ago (September 25, 1890) in a measure …

National Parks

Norway's 'The Wave' shows Hollywood how to make a disaster film with real thrills

Given its title, it will come as no surprise that a towering, terrifying wall of water is front and center in the Norwegian disaster movie "The Wave," but that's not the only reason to see it.<p>Rather, as directed by Roar Uthaug, "The Wave" adds credible writing and effective acting to gangbusters …

Alfred Hitchcock

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

Try ignoring it<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The magical number</b><p>Some scientists say that you should be able to remember about seven of them. More precisely, since a paper from …

The Brain

World's 20 richest people are $70bn poorer, says Forbes

Annual ranking of billionaires shows their number is down on last year and that the biggest loser is telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim<p>Spare a thought for the billionaires of the world: the combined wealth of the 20 richest people on the planet has fallen by more than $70bn (£50bn) following a slump on …

8 travel films to inspire your next holiday

Some films that will fill you with wanderlust.<p>Movies are a wonderful escape from everyday life, but they're also a great way to get a taste of …

Audrey Hepburn

12 famous movies that nearly had totally different titles

Many of these movies became box office smashes but whether they would have enjoyed the same success with their working titles remains a mystery. Judging by <i>Alien</i>, originally called Star Beast (huh?) and <i>Titanic</i>, originally called <i>The Ship of Dreams</i>(gag), it's dubious.<p>Check out the list of what might …

Titanic