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Yes, Google Had Every Right To Fire The Guy Who Wrote That Anti-Diversity Manifesto

Quora | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK

Was Google right or wrong in firing James Damore for his controversial diversity memo? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share know...

How To Create The Perfect Smartwatch (Unsolicited Advice For Swiss Watch Makers)

James Stables | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
James Stables

The smartwatch age is upon us. Rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated, and despite two years of negative headlines it seems that smart wrist devices are here to stay. But the Swiss watch world don't seem to have got the memo.

A New 'Liquid Biopsy' Could Become A Way To Detect Early-Stage Cancers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Being able to diagnose early-stage cancer may no longer require an invasive biopsy, as scientists have developed a blood test that can give them an an...

EU Talent Remains Essential To Success Of North West's Booming Tech Sector

Katie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Katie Gallagher

Technology is now one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, making up nearly 10% of the country's GDP. Venture capitalists have been quick to see the growth potential in the sector, pumping £6.6bn of investment into new businesses since 2010.

This Very Specific Symptom Could Be An Early Sign Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Most people associate the early stages of dementia with symptoms such as getting confused or struggling to recall details, but now scientists have rev...

What Would Happen To An Astronaut Who Floated Away In Space?

Quora | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Having read a few of the other answers to this question, it's time for me to officially weigh in, as I have a tad bit of experience in this area.

This Computer Could Diagnose Your Alzheimer's Long Before Symptoms Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

If you’re worried that the computers are getting smarter, then you might just be right as a machine has successfully learned how to diagnose Alzheim...

Scientists Have Taught A Plant How To Be A Polio Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

Household plants could hold the answer to eradicating a disease that has been paralysing people worldwide since the 1800’s. Scientists in Norfolk h...

What To Do If You Receive Unsolicited Penis Pics Via Apple AirDrop

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Increasing numbers of women are being sent unsolicited penis photos from anonymous senders via Apple’s AirDrop function. A HuffPost UK journalist ha...

Pollution Is Wreaking More Havoc On Your Body Than We Had Originally Feared

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Tech

It is no secret that air pollution is bad for the human body but new studies have shown that the prognosis could actually be far worse than previously...

Account Takeover: How A Combination Of Approaches Could Hold The Key To Protecting Our Cyber-Homes

Lisa Baergen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech
Lisa Baergen

It is said that an Englishman's home is his castle. In today's connected, online-focused world, it may be more accurate to say that an Englishman's online accounts are his castle. They can hold anything from your life's savings to personal details about yourself, a loved one, or even information that could allow a malicious actor to steal your identity.

A Revolutionary Leukaemia Treatment Left 90% Of Patients In Complete Remission

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech

A revolutionary leukaemia treatment could soon be approved for use in the USA after clinical trials saw complete remission in 90% of patients with a t...

How Tech You Use Everyday Can Help To Save The Planet

Phillip Othen | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech

Consider your average day for a minute. There is probably a bit of shopping, some time spent browsing the web or playing around with your smartphone, ...

Even A 'Minor' Nuclear War Would Be An Ecological Disaster Felt Throughout The World

The Conversation UK | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

This is why so many medical and public health organisations have been campaigning to make nuclear weapons illegal. Regardless of how many need to be exploded to cause a catastrophe or produce an existential threat to humanity, and regardless of the risk of this happening, the adage that "prevention is the best cure" remains the case when it comes to these abhorrent and dangerous weapons.

How Many Circles Can You See In This Optical Illusion?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech

We all know how much the internet loves an optical illusion, but the latest visual trick to go viral is really leaving all of our eyes hurting. The im...

The 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Produced Some Absolutely Stunning Pictures

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Tech

Generally regarded as the brightest in the UK, the annual Perseid meteor shower arrived in our skies this weekend, providing plenty of opportunity for...

Why This Is The Summer Of Artificial Intelligence

Kriti Sharma | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Kriti Sharma

I'm calling it - we're in the Summer of Artificial Intelligence. Ok, it might not sound as glamorous as the Summer of Love or Bryan Adams' Summer of '69, but it's just as seminal - if not more so.

We Tasted The Only Emission Of A Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

At first it tasted just like water from the tap. Lukewarm, not hot, and with a slight metallic zing - the only signs the liquid had, seconds earlier, ...

Loneliness: An Epidemic Of Our Time

Karen Dolva | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Dolva

At No Isolation, we're taking steps every day to solve this problem. Heartbreakingly, people are often embarrassed to admit that they're lonely and so will continue to suffer in silence. Tackling loneliness begins by simply opening up this important conversation; making sure that society is aware of this on-going and critical issue, and encouraging those who are struggling in solitude to seek help.

Watch A Chimpanzee Learn How To Play Rock, Paper, Scissors

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech

In yet more proof that chimpanzees are scarily close to their human relations, scientists have been able to teach the primates how to play a children...

Scientists Have Shown That In The Future We Could All Be Getting Pig Organs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists may have stumbled upon a solution to stop the 500 people who die in the UK every year waiting for an organ transplant - pigs. Researchers h...

How Cats Killed Curiosity - And Why We Need To Bring It Back

Anna Starkey | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Anna Starkey

In our time-poor, information-saturated, post-fact modern lives, cats are winning at the internet. Our curiosity is superficially satisfied, swiping and grabbing at the lowest hanging clickbait before falling off the hook. It's time to reboot curiosity in our overwhelming Age of Information. How can we make the most of the digital proximity of people and ideas?

Wildly Popular FaceApp Adds (Then Almost Immediately Removes) Racist Filters

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech

You would’ve thought that after a series of similar PR fails (see Snapchat’s Bob Marley filter), companies would have learned by now not to try an...

Redefining Female Innovation: Fearless Tech

Carolyn Pearson | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Carolyn Pearson

Coming from a broken home, an only child, subjected to abandonment, rejection and lack of nurturing, I left school at 16 with few qualifications and very little going for me. I had no role models, no network and no plan. But! I did have a curious mind, a vivid imagination and a wicked sense of mischief and it seemed opportunity and luck were always by my side.

An Experimental New Therapy Could Halt Type-1 Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time, a pioneering therapy could offer a viable alternative to daily doses of insulin for people living with Type 1 diabetes in the UK. ...