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Straight Thinking and the Paris Climate Negotiations

Chris Rapley | Posted 04.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Rapley

By focusing on the scientific facts, the initiative misses an essential point - that information is only one factor - and generally a weak one - in influencing thoughts and convictions. It is the accompanying rhetoric - the skillful exploitation of language - that shapes the messages received and drives audience reaction.

The Martian's Andy Weir Has Some Strong Words For His Critics

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

The Martian is here. Mark Watney, the guy stranded on Mars, had to get through 3,000 fact checkers and a controversial sand storm before he graced...

The Martian' Author Has Some Pretty Crushing News For Alien Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

Having an opinion on aliens is the one thing Stephen Hawking, Edward Snowden and The Martian author, Andy Weir, all have in common. Weir, a self-co...

Woman Accidentally Texts Stranger, Now They're Married

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who accidentally sent a text to the wrong number has ended up marrying the stranger she sent it to. Three years to the day (27 June) after ...

A Blazing UFO Hurtling Towards Earth Is Baffling Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

On Monday evening a family of three spotted a rather unusual occurrence - an unidentified flying object zooming over their home in Darwin, Australia. ...

People Really Hate These Girls Just For Taking Selfies At A Baseball Game

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

If you don't take a selfie, chances are that moment in your life didn't happen. At least, that's what we seem to tell ourselves. The absurdity of ...

Making Your Laptop 'See' - How Intel's Astonishing Real Sense Camera Will Change Photography

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

Of all the must-have gadgets tech-heads have lusted over, the one where the hero in a sci-fi movie draws shapes in the air to operate a 3D device tops...

Kevin Geddes Brings the Evel to London Fashion Week

Brooke Roberts-Islam | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Style
Brooke Roberts-Islam

Kevin is bold. Immediately I get the sense he is telling me his story. The real one. Not the image-conscious one covered in a veneer of glossy hindsight bias. Kevin tells me straight - "I don't think the story behind the clothes has to be important". He doesn't feel the need to make anything up - verbally or sartorially.

TfL Threatens Quality of the Private Hire Sector With Proposed Rules

Justin Peters | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

We strongly urge TfL to consider making a set of requirements that are applicable and fair to both parties, as each one plays an essential role in providing a safe and reliable transport service for Londoners. Passenger safety is not just an issue with minicabs on London's roads.

Uber Is Innovative, Cheap and Safe: So Why the TfL Crackdown?

Annabel Denham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Annabel Denham

TfL's proposals are anti-competition, anti-innovation and anti-entrepreneurship. Technological progress may seem inevitable, but history is testament to the fact that good or bad politics plays a huge role in a country's global competitiveness.

Mars Water: How Lunar Mission One Can Help Unlock its Potential

David Iron | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
David Iron

Lunar Mission One also aims to investigate the prospects for a permanent lunar base. The Moon is expected to become an important part in the future logistics of the human exploration of Mars, and to help reduce its huge expense.

Why Global Goal Nine Can Make a Real Difference for Africa

Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Álvaro Sobrinho

While all the goals are valuable, Global Goal 9, which seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation, is especially important.

It's Time to Bridge the Divide Between Education and the Real World to Inspire the Next Generation of British Scientists

Dr Ranna Eardley-Patel | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Ranna Eardley-Patel

Far too often there exists a disconnect between education and people's real world experience. Young children still draw the mad, bushy haired man in a white coat when they are asked to think about what a scientist looks like.

Stephen Hawking Casually Points Out Aliens Will Most Likely Exterminate Us All

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

Get ready for an alien take over. Stephen Hawking has spoken out about our run in with extraterrestrial creatures and the bad news is it is not go...

Innovation; Nature or Nurture?

Tony Fish | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Fish

Nature vs nurture is a most basic of questions about us, our behaviours, management style, our reaction, our attitude and our parenting. However this post is not for or against either side, neither is it a sit on the fence but rather an observation about the specific skill of iteration.

Hacking Almost Everything in Amsterdam

Marleen Stikker | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marleen Stikker

Housed in the tower of one of Amsterdam's medieval buildings is something quite unexpected--a lab full of machines, incubators, petri dishes, and microbes. It might sound like the beginning of a gothic novel, but this is just where Waag Society's open wetlab--an initiative that strives to make biotechnology more accessible--happens to operate.

Fifa 16 - Too Little Too Late for PES

Cohan Chew | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Cohan Chew

Now, two generations of consoles on from the PS2 and original Xbox, Konami has decided to play catch up with their release of PES 2016. This iteration offers advanced graphics, more intimate controls coupled with all of the simple pleasures that made PES so successful during the PS2 days.

If We Get Robots to Make Art, They Won't Bother to Make War

Patrick Tresset | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Tresset

Drawing is definitely one of these activities that we can intimately relate to. It is often seen as an indicator of intelligence that we can trace from prehistoric times. When there is a drawing on a rock or a cave wall, we immediately know that intelligent humans created it.

Watching This UFC Fighter Beat The New iPhones To Pulp Is Painful

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech

UFC Fighters can do terrible things to iPhones, apparently. Luke Rockhold, a martial arts champion, subjected the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus ...

A Sinister New App Could Be Rating You Right Now And People Are Freaking Out

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Tech

Peeple is a new app that will let everyone rate and review each other - including you and there's nothing you can do about it. The app's current te...

Call Of Duty Live-Tweeted A 'Terrorist Attack' In Singapore And The Internet Is Horrified

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech

Call of Duty used its official Twitter account to live report the destruction of Singapore on Wednesday after a fictional "terrorist attack". Updat...

This Is What Happens When Your GPS Tries To Kill You

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech

An Australian driver has found out the hard way how a GPS can fail you at the worst of times. The man ended up getting stuck on a railway line aft...

Peeple Is a Societal Nadir That Can't Be Allowed to Establish Itself

Chris Owen | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Owen

We're not a commodity and, contrary to hotels, cars, books etc. we have feelings and emotions, and are essentially pretty fragile individuals who really don't need - as the Register has dubbed it - 'slander-as-a-service'. How anyone could think this even vaguely a clever idea, and not a malicious, odious platform for bullying and nastiness is beyond me.

NASA's Stunning New Pics Of Ceres Still Don't Explain What THESE Are

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech

If there is one thing that continues to baffle even NASA - it is the bright spots on Ceres, the dwarf planet. This is despite the space agency acqu...

The Rat Race Is Eating Itself When Childhood Becomes Too Expensive to Slow Down

Christina Franks | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

They need well-meaning but absent relatives not to ply them with guilt-induced technology, and peers who don't have the latest gadgets to wave in their faces. Perhaps more controversially, or at least, realistically, parents need to be recompensed for the things that historically they have done for love.