Alan Jones

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Former BBC Trust Chairman Sir Michael Lyons Says Broadcaster Is Biased Against Jeremy Corbyn

'I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the BBC has sought to hedge its bets of late'.<p>One of the BBC's most senior former leaders has accused the …

The 6 Biggest Startup Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any entrepreneur can attest, there is a lot to do when starting your own business. It’s easy to make mistakes in the early days but you can avoid some of them if you know what they are. Many start-up entrepreneurs fall into these …

Simon Pegg reveals new Star Trek Beyond plot details

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations this year, the <i>Star Trek</i> universe welcomes a new film, <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>. It promises a big new threat to …

Keanu Features Keanu Reeves as the Voice of Keanu

The kidnapped kitten at the center of the new comedy <b>Keanu</b> is obviously named after <b>Keanu Reeves</b>, the seemingly immortal star of <i>Speed</i>, <i>Point Break</i>, <i>The</i> …

Movies

Lady Gaga denies she will play Cilla Black in Dionne Warwick biopic

Confusion reigned in Cannes on Friday after it was reported that Lady Gaga had denied she had been cast to play Cilla Black in a biography of singer Dionne Warwick.<p>According to Variety, Lady Gaga’s representative said: “[She] is not attached to this project,” and that another source suggested she …

Music

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Fossilised stardust could hold secret to origins of life on Earth...and beyond

2.7 billion years ago a tiny speck of iron entered the Earth’s atmosphere and fell to the surface where it became trapped in sediment, and was eventually fossilised.<p>Now this minute particle of cosmic dust, the oldest ever found, could help scientists to explain how oxygen-breathing life came to …

15-Year-Old May Have Just Discovered a Lost Mayan City in the Mexican Jungle

The world’s most brilliant minds might have missed it, but this 15-year-old Canadian kid has managed to accurately locate a previously unknown …

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

Ancient hammerhead creature may have been world’s first vegetarian sea reptile

Some strange creatures cropped up in the wake of one of Earth’s biggest mass extinctions. That includes a plant-eating marine reptile that had a …

Google wants to pay you $20/hour to 'drive' its self-driving cars

If you live in Arizona and are looking for a new job, you can’t do much better than one of the coolest gigs Google has to offer.<p>The company is looking for drivers in Chandler for its self-driving cars, who will be tasked with collecting data in its specially-equipped SUVs.<p>You’ll need a clean …

Autonomous Cars

Scientists Just Found Cells They Thought Could Never Exist

We may have to rewrite the textbooks.<p>Two mitochondria. (Photo: Louisa Howard/Public Domain)<p>On Thursday, scientists made a surprise announcement. From …

San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist

Environment Photo credit: An aerial view of a segment of the San Andreas fault. Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty ImagesSouthern California’s …

San Andreas Fault

French Man Sues Former Employer Because His Job Was So Boring It Made Him Depressed

While most employees complain of being overburdened at work, one Frenchman is suing his former employer for not giving him enough to do. According to …

Australian Brewery Makes Beer from Belly Button Lint

Inspired by a brewery in Oregon that used yeast harvested from a man’s beard, an Australian company is launching its own bizarre brew made using the …

Catterbox – A Smart Collar That Translates Cat Meows into Human Speech

Cat lovers of the world, rejoice! You finally have the chance to understand what your pet is saying thanks to a smart collar that can interpret …

The Female Ghost Buster Who Rooted Out Spiritual Fraud for Houdini

How Rose Mackenberg took on phantoms and fakes.<p>An illustration from one of Rose Mackenburg’s articles for the <i>Winnipeg Tribune.</i> (Photo: Tony …

The White House has significant concerns about artificial intelligence

If your mind instantly went to Skynet, I can put your mind at ease; it’s not Skynet. That’s not, however, to say that this problem isn’t just as scary, only without the cool special effects.<p>While Sci-Fi has made the risks of robot takeover well-known, the more immediate concerns are the subtle …

Artificial Intelligence

Mystery of ancient Nazca spiral wells solved - Unexplained Mysteries

One of the original Nazca spiral funnels. Image Credit: Ab5602 - Public Domain<p>Researchers have managed to solve two mysteries pertaining to Peru's …

This Smartwatch Turns Your Skin Into A Touchscreen

Touch yourself<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have used electrodes to turn your skin into a touchpad extension for wearables like smartwatches. The SkinTrack system uses four pairs of electrodes embedded in the watchband, while a ring on your finger generates an electrical signal when you touch your …

Wearable Tech

Google's A.I. Is Learning About The World By Reading Romance Novels

It's devoured over 2,000 of them, to become "more conversational."<p>Google (you know, THIS Google and THIS Google) thinks that the best way to make a computer more human is to make it read romance novels.<p>Yeah.<p>Over the last few months, Google's A.I. has pored through thousands of romance novels, of …

Creative Writing

Drones Kill More Civilians than Manned Aircraft Do. That’s Because of How We Use Them.

At Foreign Policy, CFR’s Micah Zenko has examined the best civilian casualty data available for both manned airstrikes and drone strikes between …

War

5 True Stories Where If You Heard Them You'd Be Like "Nah"

Soap operas are like professional wrestling for housewives, full of outlandish characters and convoluted plots too crazy for real life. But not …

10 Interesting facts about human brain you may not know

The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives input from the sensory organs and sends output to the muscles. The …

The Brain

10 Things You Might Not Know About John Carpenter's Cult Classic They Live

John Carpenter’s 1988 <i>They Live</i> is set in a dystopian version of Los Angeles where aliens are covertly controlling every aspect of human life. It …

How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and easy remedy. It’s effective for many people, doesn’t have any serious safety issues, …

Woman Sues Starbucks for $5 Million for Putting Too Much Ice in Iced Drinks

Putting too much ice in iced drinks could potentially cost businesses millions of dollars, as Starbucks is learning the hard way. Chicago resident …

NASA Unveils Greatest Views Of The Aurorae Ever

From Space, in HD.<p><i>“You cannot rob me of free nature’s grace,<br>You cannot shut the windows of the sky<br>Through which Aurora shows her brightening face.” …

China Debuts Anbot, The Police Robot

Stop or this robot will Tase!<p>On April 21, at the 12th Chongqing Hi-Tech fair, the National Defense University, a hotbed of Chinese military innovations, debuted the world's first armed (albeit less than lethal) police robot. The Ministry of Public Security was very excited about the Anbot. As …

Robotics

Physicists Squeeze Water Molecules Into an Entirely New State

Beyond solids, liquids, and gases.<p>Physicists from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered a new state of water that cannot be explained as a solid, liquid, or gas. It is a peculiar, and like exceedingly common, "other" state that water molecules are forced to exist …