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Adding Women Into the Fifa Game Series Is Long Overdue

David Mooney | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David Mooney

Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.

The Improbability Principle: Expecting the Unexpected

David J. Hand | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
David J. Hand

My bet is that you've never won a lottery jackpot. Few people have. After all, for example, for a ticket in the UK national lottery there's only a 1 in 14 million chance of winning. That's like getting 24 heads in a row when tossing a fair coin: you wouldn't want to hold your breath!

Who Owns the Web of Data?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

At the national level access to aggregated mobile phone data would allow aid agencies to understand where crowds are likely to be located, where they may have come from and where they might be going. This could be invaluable when there is a need to quickly respond to emergencies.

Apple Will Save Your iPhone From That Terrible Text Bug

PA | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Apple has issued a temporary fix for the bug that saw a set of characters crash their Messages app, as it emerges they can also affect other iPhone fu...

Google Now Has The Power To Answer Any Question At Any Time

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Google's latest Android OS feature looks like its set to change the way we search things on our phones. Introduced at the I/O conference, Now on T...

The Large Hadron Collider Is Trying To End The World Again

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has broken a world record again by smashing two beams of protons together at a total energy of 13 teraelectronvolts ...

A Giant Asteroid Hit The Earth So Hard It Made The Oceans Boil

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Giant asteroids that hit the Earth around 3.3 billion years ago turned our planet into an apocalyptic oven which reached 500 degrees Celsius and made ...

Robot Cheetah's Are Now Almost As Agile As The Real Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

MIT's robotic cheetah just received a fresh but slightly scary upgrade that allows it to run and leap over hurdles autonomously. This is the first ...

Why Personalised Medicine Should Be Available to All - Not Just the Rich and Famous

Bill Costello | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Bill Costello

As a rapidly-evolving field of medicine, genetic analysis relies on the sharing and pooling of data so that experts can learn more about the complex variations in the human genome which contribute to disease risk or mutation.

Five Ways the Internet Is Changing How We Travel

Frontier | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable to do your banking online, or book all of your own travel with just a few mouse clicks. But technology is changing the way we live, and some of the most recent advances have the potential to make travelling a whole lot easier

Harder, Faster, Better: Are Smart Phones Making Us Selfish?

Dr. Margaret Leitch | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr. Margaret Leitch

In a world that is obsessed with 'authenticity' what differentiates genuine, perhaps even altruistic ways of communicating, versus a weird kind of sanctimony that accompanies an empty inbox?

Has Technology Ruined Travel?

Katy Gough | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Katy Gough

Travel is the one time when we allow ourselves to relax, have a change of scene and the opportunity to experience cultures different to the life we lead back home. But for many, this is never fully realised as that digital thread still connects us to our social media accounts wherever we are in the world.

Women In Sustainability, Environment And Renewable Energy: Climate Change May Be Gender Blind, But Its Impact Is Not

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Positioned at the centre of the challenges posed by climate change, women and young girls are central to new, innovative solutions that can create economic opportunities yet have minimal impact on the environment.

'Abused Emojis' Hope To Help Vulnerable Children Communicate When Words Are Not Enough

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A Swedish children's charity have created a set of emojis to help young victims who are struggling to communicate their problems through words. 'Ab...

The US Just Accidentally Sent Loads Of Anthrax To Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Twenty-six people have been put into post-exposure treatment after the US military accidentally FedEx'd live anthrax samples across the world. The ...

Alligators Are Going To Cure Your Chest Infection, Not Antibiotics

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

On 2 June microbiologists will be discussing how crocodiles, frogs and snakes can help us fight infections. Antibiotics are of course, so 20th cen...

On Tuesday I Signed a Letter to All MPs Calling for Greater Parliamentary Scrutiny of Surveillance Laws: Here's Why

Andrew Murray | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

We do not want the Government to be unable to carry out reasonable surveillance to protect the state and all those resident in the UK. We have written this letter to ensure proper Parliamentary scrutiny of any such provision and to ensure the Rule of Law is followed.

This Artist Stole Other People's Instagram Pics And Casually Sold Them For £60K

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Richard Prince might just be the world's worst artist, if you can even call him that. Known for toying with the boundaries of appropriation, Prince...

Women Are Finally In FIFA

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

The latest instalment of the Fifa video game has been announced, and after 22 years the series will finally feature female teams. This autumn, for ...

If You're Terrified Of Needles This Tiny Chip Could Change Your Life

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you're particularly prone to swooning at the sight of needles or blood, a new tiny chip is here to help. Touted as a non-invasive way of analysi...

Voice-Altering Prank Calls Are Helping Guinea Fight Ebola

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Prank-calling usually serves no other purpose aside from being extremely annoying. In western Guinea however, it's being used to fight Ebola. Yes t...

Scientists Have Rather Casually Discovered A New Species Of Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed the remains of what they believe is another ancient human species, in Afar Ethiopia. The discovery of 3.3 to 3.5 million-...

Back the Favourite - What Are the Odds for a Good Long Range Forecast?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

So many people are under the misapprehension that somehow, modern meteorologists can give a detailed forecast for a specific location months in advance. This is, sadly, but a myth - not helped by those meteocharlatans who peddle their long-range weather forecasts triggering media headlines of heat waves, floods and big freezes.

Over HALF The World's Population Will Have The Internet By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

In the next five years over half the world's population will be online -- that's 3.2 billion people if you're keeping count. For those of us that a...

This Terrifying App Lets Your Facebook Friends Track You Without You Knowing

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

A new Chrome extension has just taken Facebook stalking to another level. Marauders Map allows users to make use of the location data attached to M...