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Redefining Female Innovation: Independent Thinkers

My portrait was recently taken by friend and inspiring female photographer Amelia Troubridge, as part of a photographic series on women in innovation, commissioned by Innovate UK in partnership with Getty Images. This puts me in an unusual position, to consider myself as a role model as well as to reflect on the influencers who have helped to steer me ...

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Gauging Public Opinion? Twitter Ye Not

There is a growing trend, almost a fixation, among broadcasters and publications to use social media to monitor public mood and opinion. You can quickly lose count of the amount of times you hear ‘tell us what you think’ via this and that social media platform on radio and TV shows. Often we hear that ‘fans’ are telling us this ...

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

President Donald Trump’s vow to hit North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” is an unveiled threat to unleash America’s most potent weapons of mass destruction onto the Korean peninsula. According to many defence analysts, the risk of nuclear confrontation over Europe and the Indian subcontinent has also increased in recent years. In a more ...

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

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 have long believed that they could use xenotransplantation (transplant between different species) with our porcine friends, as their physiology is the closest match and they don’t carry the same ethical baggage as other ...

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

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’s game as well as a four-year-old person. The team’s objective in teaching the monkeys ‘rock, paper, scissors’ wasn’t just to help keep the animals entertained, but instead to work out if they are able ...

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GM Just Unveiled A $5,000 Electric Car For China

Tesla might have been stealing the headlines with its ‘affordable’ Model 3 but as it turns out General Motors had something rather special hidden up its sleeve. It has just launched this, the Baojun E100. It’s a tiny electric car that boasts an impressive 100-mile range and costs just $5,000 after incentives. GM This remarkable little vehicle might be small ...

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Jobs Of The Future – Can Our Schools Help To Prepare Our Kids?

It can seem a bit trite to say that we live in changing times; after all, times are always changing, but it could be argued that with advancing technology our changes are happening faster than most. As computer automation and robotics play a greater role in day to day working practices, it raises the question of what this will mean ...

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Google Doodle Honours The Birth Of Hip Hop By Letting You Become A DJ

Google’s Doodles are almost always a treat but today’s is something special. To honour one of modern music’s most popular genres, Google takes you back to the birth of Hip Hop in 1973. Google The Doodle starts by giving you a brief history of the genre before finally handing you the reigns of your very own deck. There’s a library ...

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Redefining Female Innovation: Fearless Tech

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 ...

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

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 and change a person’s race using technology. While we’re all keen to see how selfie-editing apps can make us look like an elderly pensioner or with fluorescent pink hair, we’re definitely not here for racial ...

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