Melissa Feeley

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Countries Around The World Are Worried About 'Killer Robots'

Nations are becoming increasingly concerned over the threat of killer robots.<p>In Geneva, 118 nations present at a UN conference agreed about the need to tackle the future threat of these robotic killing systems, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).<p>The nations at the Convention on Conventional …

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Your own cells could one day 'spy' on you to track disease

Scientists from MIT have figured out how to hack living cells to store biological events around them. They modified E. Coli cells to generate so-called retrons -- a type of mutated single-strand DNA -- in response to stimuli like light or chemicals. Those lo-fi "memories" can then be read back to …

Choosing Between Public And Private In The Hybrid Cloud Era

Writing on CenturyLinkVoice in August, Century Link’s Richard Seroter tackled one of the hottest debates in cloud computing right now—what to keep in-house in the private cloud and what to outsource to the public cloud—with two clever metaphors: hybrid cars and wine.<p>“Many people purchase hybrid …

No wonder superstores are dying – we’re sick and tired of their culture | Joanna Blythman

Britain’s longstanding exclusive relationship with the supermarkets is in terminal decline<p>Ten years ago, I published my anti-supermarket book, <i>Shopped</i>, to a warm reception. In print, on air, at live events, audiences showed a surprising willingness to accept the charge sheet drawn up against our big …

Jack Monroe on the politics of food - video

Chef and campaigner Jack Monroe explains why food is far more political than people think, and why that's down to our own deeply held class notions and prejudices. Monroe was speaking at the Observer Ideas festival 2014 at the Barbican in central London, part of Guardian Live, our series of events, …

Shut Up and Eat

A foodie repents.<p>I’ve lost my copy of the first recipe my mother wrote out for me, which was also the first thing I ever cooked. It was for spaghetti bolognese, “spag bol,” a British recipe that blends a meat ragù of a northern-Italian type with the dry pasta beloved in the south, and was sometimes …

The Chaos Theory Behind Anita Lo's Perfect Plating

A typical restaurant would serve a pork chop with little embellishment—there may be some braised greens underneath, but the star of the plate is the giant hunk of meat, brandishing dark grill marks and a protruding bone-cum-handle. It's a classic presentation that appeals to our primitive appetite …

Spain gets taste for greens as vegans, vegetarians and vegivores flourish

Spanish people have a reputation as diehard meat eaters. But in recent years, as the number of vegan or vegetarian restaurants in Spain has doubled, there are signs of change<p>The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder might seem the perfect soundtrack for a vegan festival, but it’s not hard to see why the DJ …