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Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Robotics

The Best of Brain Pickings 2015

The paradoxical psychology of why we fall in love, what maturity really means, how our emotions affect our immune system, the transformative power of solitude, and a year’s worth more.<p>After the annual reading list of the 15 finest books of the year, it’s time for the annual look back upon the best …

'Invisible Universe Revealed': Hubble Telescope Doc Debuts on PBS Today

A new documentary tells the amazing story of the Hubble Space Telescope, which marks 25 years in orbit this Friday (April 24).<p>Hubble blasted off …

First-ever image of 5th order rainbow!

The fabled quinary or 5th order rainbow is made by sunlight reflected five times inside raindrops. Now, for the first time, we have an image of …

Astronomy

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

Photo Credit: NIH, NIDA<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as …

4 Bodyweight Finishers

Finish Strong<p>Since muscle failure is one of the keys to muscle growth, most lifters like to finish their workout with a few exercises that allow for …

Muscle

Muscle Pharm

To deal with problems, avoid them (for a little while) - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) — The best way to manage stressful problems at work, school, and …

Jumping, hermaphrodite fish goes both ways: In water and out

The mangrove rivulus does quite well for a fish out of water. Its 'tail-flip' helps it get around to find food, flee predators and get back into the water.<p>Strong leaping skills help a bizarre hermaphrodite fish live out of water for weeks at a time, new research shows.<p>The mangrove rivulus is a …

Zoology

Pre-caffeine tech: Facebook search, twerking cats!

<i>Our pre-caffeine roundup is a collection of the hottest, strangest, and most amusing stories of the morning.</i><p>Good news everybody! Users frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site.<p>In …

Sheryl Sandberg

School won’t let 12-year-old girl play football because of “lusting” male teammates

“The best I can up with is that men and women are created equal but different,” an official said of the decision<p>An Atlanta private school recently barred a 12-year-old girl from trying out for her school's football team because her male teammates could have "impure thoughts" about her, according to …

Une légende de la BBC avoue 14 abus sexuels

Stuart Hall, ancien présentateur de la BBC, a avoué avoir abusé sexuellement de 14 jeunes filles âgées de 9 à 17 ans entre 1967 et 1986.<p>Il avait dans …

HIV/Aids drugs: WHO to recommend earlier treatment

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/990000/990842_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522318464_0b154013eb62409b61da86628cab1ba1<p><b>New guidelines for HIV treatment could see millions more people in developing countries getting life-saving medicine.</b><p>The World Health Organization …

Public Health

Bombs kill dozens in Pakistan as Sharif vows action

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/990000/990859_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522318464_b41c7765527ec08ac23a5c2692a9846d<p><b>At least 45 people have been killed and dozens have been injured by bomb attacks in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Peshawar.</b><p>A suspected suicide …

Extremism

Obama: Court made 'mistake' on VRA

President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage, but said the high court “made a mistake” in its decision to overturn a key piece of the Voting Rights Act.<p>Speaking from Dakar, Senegal, in his first remarks since those decisions were handed down earlier …

SCOTUS: No right to remain silent unless you speak up

Its little-covered ruling in Salinas v. Texas could have major implications for future criminal prosecutions<p>If you want to invoke your constitutional right to remain silent, you’d better not be silent.<p>That’s the circular logic of a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which held that simply …

Voting Rights Ruling: It Had to Happen Sometime

Many liberals are outraged over this week’s Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Voting Rights Act. They’re accusing the court’s …

Egypt's political crisis: share your stories, images and video

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>A reported 42 people were killed early this morning in a shooting outside the headquarters of the Egyptian Republican …

Same-sex weddings resume in California after Proposition 8 ban is lifted

Same-sex marriages resumed with a flurry in California on Friday when a panel of federal judges, acting in the wake of a historic supreme court …

Skydiving cameraman catches shoe in midair

A skydiver’s shoe goes flying when he bumps into another parachute, but the skydiving cameraman swoops to the rescue. All the skydivers (and shoes) landed safely.

Skydiving

Human embryonic stem cells created from adult tissue for first time

Scientists have used the cloning technique that led to Dolly the sheep to turn human skin into embryonic stem cells – which can make any tissue in …