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In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
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US top diplomat dives into debate over melting Arctic
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HM Revenue and Customs publishes its second list of tax defaulters, as it tries to shame people into paying up.
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Scientists discuss sex, sleep, drugs and dynamite over a pint of beer at a new festival held in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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The astronaut whose photographs of Earth and videos of life in space gained him hundreds of thousands of followers on social networks has returned to Earth.
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Channel 4 dipped into its huge cash reserves to spend a record amount on new programming last year, the not-for-profit broadcaster said.
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Vast reserves of shale oil is set to make the US an exporter rather than a leading importer, delivering a blow to Middle East oil producers that can expect to see demand fall, an International Energy Agency report observes.
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EU's green subsidy plan runs into deeper trouble
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The Sun has unleashed the most powerful eruption - a solar flare - of 2013 so far.
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The UK's largest construction equipment exhibition, where hundreds of companies will be hoping to build up some new orders, is taking place at Stoneleigh Park.
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The owners of Venezuelan opposition TV channel Globovision say they have sold the channel, with changes expected to its editorial line.
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A regulator called the Short-term Lending Compliance Board has been set up to make sure registered payday lenders abide by a new code of conduct.
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The number of cars from the 1980s being driven in the UK today is dwindling, yet classic cars from the 60s and 70s still appear to be popular.
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RBS is facing shareholder discontent at its annual general meeting in Edinburgh over £607m of staff bonuses during a year when it lost £5.2bn.
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Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners calls off its attempt to buy online betting group Betfair after the two companies fail to reach a deal.
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Some of Europe's biggest clothing chains, including H&M and Zara, say they will sign an agreement to improve working and safety conditions in factories in Bangladesh.
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There is still confusion over when VAT should be added to the sale of pasties, a survey by the Cornish Pasty Association finds.
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Nokia slims down its flagship smartphone, ditching built-in support for wireless charging and upgrading its camera technology.
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Rory Cellan-Jones visits Nokia's London offices, to get a preview of the company's new, slimmer, flagship phone, the Lumia 925.
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The French government considers introducing a "culture tax" on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.
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Lonmin mineworkers in South Africa down tools in a wildcat strike, after a senior union official was shot at the weekend.
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Why the early ambition of space exploration has faded
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The amount of litter left on British beaches is at it's highest level for five years.
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An ancient Mayan temple in Belize has been destroyed by a road-building crew using bulldozers and backhoes to extract gravel for road filler.
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Demand for flats and houses in the UK has risen to its highest level for three and a half years, according to an industry survey.
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