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AI and robots threaten to unleash mass unemployment, scientists warn | Financial Times

Scientists have warned that rapid strides in the development of artificial intelligence and robotics threatens the prospect of mass unemployment, …

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Sanders: Endorsements prove Clinton 'candidate of the establishment'

Hillary Clinton has 31 endorsements in the United States Senate, a body in which her chief rival Bernie Sanders serves. Sanders, meanwhile, who sits at zero such endorsements, said that fact speaks volumes about which of the two Democratic presidential candidates is "prepared to take on the …

Duchess of Cambridge hands out St Patrick's Day shamrocks to Irish Guards

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, carries out St Patrick's Day tradition with the Duke of Cambridge at Mons Barracks in Aldershot<p>The <b>Duchess of Cambridge</b> has helped soldiers from the Irish Guards celebrate St Patrick's Day by presenting sprigs of shamrocks to them at their barracks in …

The Boy Next Door: J-Lo stars in the mother of all misfires

Jennifer Lopez is busy these days: another season on American Idol, a spell shilling for good old Vichy-scented L’Oréal, another album last year, another tour, a memoir called True Love, and now the capper, <b>The Boy Next Door</b>. While the musical side of her career is undoubtedly flourishing, the movie …

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Mysterious Rock Lines Found In Peru Predate Ancient Nazca Lines By Centuries, Scientist Say

New rock lines discovered in Peru predate the famous Nazca Lines by centuries and likely once marked the site of ancient fairs, researchers say.<p>The lines were created by people of the Paracas, a civilization that arose around 800 B.C. in what is now Peru. The Paracas culture predated the Nazca …

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

The Day When Our Antibiotics Stop Working Is Coming Very Soon

We are close to entering a “post-antibiotic era.” It’s not a place we want to go.<p>It’s hard to overestimate the importance of antibiotics. These drugs have literally been one of the cornerstones of modern civilization, minimizing deaths from all kinds of common infections, and saving society …

A 'club sandwich' may support life on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

At least one corner of the solar system may be serving up an ice-and-water sandwich, with the possibility of life on the rocks.<p>NASA researchers, publishing in the journal Planetary and Space Science, have demonstrated that this "club sandwich" phenomenon may be happening on Ganymede, the largest …

Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: Debate Over Israel's 'Jewish State' Recognition

A resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a long sought after ideal, but with current peace talks set to conclude April 29, both sides remain skeptical that progress will be made.<p>In a recent Washington D.C. speech, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for Israel to be …

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20 (Reuters) - A medical marijuana bill unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it into law.<p>The measure makes it legal to possess only a prescribed medical grade extract …

WATCH: Biologist explains how marijuana drives tumor cells to 'suicide'

A December 2013 video that has been picking up attention in medical marijuana advocacy circles points out the benefits of the drug’s active …

NASA-Sponsored Study Warns Of Possible Collapse Of Civilization

Two scenarios of how it may all come crashing down<p>We've heard many times that if we don't change our ways, our civilization may be doomed. But such suggestions are often pushed aside. Nobody likes a whiner, as they say. And our society isn't big on long-term thinking. Well, a new NASA-funded study …