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The best films in UK cinemas

The best films of 2018 that you can see in UK cinemas from Spike Lee's <i>BlacKkKlansman</i> to Jason Statham in <i>The Meg</i><p>In 2018 in film there’s plenty to get …

Isle of Dogs

This may kill the Big Bang theory

THE Big Bang theory is the widest known and most broadly accepted scientific explanation of the origins of our universe.<p>It emerged in the 1920s when …

Warren Buffett's Unusual Approach to Scheduling Meetings

This is how the tycoon ensures he controls his schedule -- not the other way around.<p>Everyone hates meetings. The useless ones (and for most of us there are plenty) are simply a giant waste of time, while even the necessary ones break your flow and eat into your productivity.<p>The fact that this is …

Yahoo could be a 'tell' for tech stocks

In poker, a "tell" is an unintentional or unconscious action that may (or may not) indicate an underlying intention… for example, a poker player may betray himself by (say) scratching his nose when he's holding a great hand.<p>In markets, a "tell" is something that - usually in hindsight - signifies a …

How do planes fly? This animation explains everything you need to know

Lots of us have ridden on planes before, but how many of us could really explain how airplanes lift themselves off the ground and stay in the air? …

Animation

Learning How To Code Neural Networks – Learning New Stuff – Medium

This is the second post in a series of me trying to learn something new over a short period of time. The first time consisted of learning how to do …

Square's IPO: the beginning of the end of the unicorn-driven tech bubble?

The $1bn-plus valuation of a number of Silicon Valley firms far outstrips their ability to deliver such returns – and many investors now believe it’s a question of when, not if, the bubble will burst<p>There are a lot of people in Silicon Valley and New York betting on “unicorns” – the new breed of …

Secret of staying fit and healthy is ditching the car and eating homemade meals

Commuting to work on a bus or train and making homemade food signfiicantly lowers the risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes<p>Standing on an overcrowded train clutching a packed lunch might seem like an unfortunate part of daily working life, but new research suggests it might actually be …

Elon Musk Explains What Happens When A Tesla Crashes

As the surprise speaker at the Baron Investment Conference in New York Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed the claims that his company’s electric …

Amazon's Secret Weapon Is Making Money Like Crazy

Outside of its core retailing business, Amazon has had its share of stumbles. Its tablet has disappointed, its original programming (excepting</i> …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Bayesian Reasoning and Deep Learning

I gave a talk entitled 'Bayesian Reasoning and Deep Learning' recently. Here is the abstract and the slides for interest. Slides Bayesian Reasoning …

Machine Learning

Everything to Know About Dell's EMC Merger

Dell is officially acquiring digital storage company EMC Corporation for approximately $67 billion, marking one of the biggest technology mergers in …

Who might top Dell's offer for EMC?

EMC Corp. (EMC) this morning agreed to be taken (mostly) private by Dell Inc. for $67 billion, but included a “go shop” provision whereby it can …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Is the world heading for its third global financial crisis?

The IMF annual meetings have been filled with a series of stark warnings, but will a "triad" of challenges for the global economy trigger a fresh crisis?<p>It's another grey day in Lima. The sunless sky hangs over Peru’s capital as a mist forms over the coastline. Across the city, there isn’t a gap in …

How to stay one step ahead of the robots

Economists predict that 35 per cent of existing jobs will soon be at risk of automation. Is there any hope left for normal humans?<p>Look around you. Whether you’re commuting or reading this at work, it’s likely that in just a few years’ time, the person to your right or left will have had their job …

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

<b>Using a toilet is something most people take for granted - but about 1.1 billion people around the world defecate in the open because they do not have access to proper sanitation. Now a scheme in India is aiming to instil better toilet habits in children by "paying them to poo".</b><p>Open defecation is a …

India

10 Deep Learning startups from Indian founders to watch out for

Imagine this, we are living in 2030 where you point the camera of your wearable device to a certain object and the wearable device feeds you with …

This London startup could make diamond theft a thing of the past — and that's just the start

She's the founder and CEO of Everledger, a startup launched in 2015 which took part in the Barclays Techstars accelerator ending in June. It has built a global digital ledger — the first of its kind — that collects dozens of cross-reference-able data points on each recorded diamond in an attempt to …

Why Break a World Record?

To make it into Guinness World Records, people have braved extreme conditions, baked any number of jumbo-sized foods, and done extraordinary things to their facial hair. What’s the appeal of being the best at an arbitrary contest?<p>Earlier this week, Stuart Sobeske, a high-school student from …

World Records

Wild Day for Global Stock Markets: Pictures

Beijing

Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

Intelligent Energy's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Can Now Fit Inside an iPhone

British power technology company Intelligent Energy has developed an iPhone 6 prototype with a built-in fuel cell that supports hydrogen cartridges delivering up to a week's worth of battery life, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>. It also demonstrated a hydrogen-powered MacBook Air.<p>The patented fuel cell …

China stock market panic shows what happens when stimulants wear off

Asian stock markets fall again after Wall Street slump – live<p>Read more<p>Financial markets have gone cold turkey. For the past seven years, they have been given regular doses of strong and dangerous narcotics. The threat that the drugs will no longer be available has resulted in severe withdrawal …

Why the economy is OK, even if stocks aren't

Judging only by the stock market of the past few days, you'd think we were heading right into a repeat of the financial crisis from 2008 and 2009.<p>The losses are brutal, but there's a key difference between now and then: The economy is a lot more solid.<p>1. Consider jobs - companies are hiring<p>Today …

Big data out, 'digital humanism' in for Gartner emerging technologies

Forget big data, it’s ‘digital humanism’ which is garnering attention now – at least according to Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging …

Autonomous Vehicle