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Microsoft's founder says we should worry that AI escape our control, despite claims to the contrary by a Microsoft Research chief.
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Rory Cellan-Jones visits a building where microchipped workers gain entry and use photocopiers by holding up their hands - and trials the tech himself.
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Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?
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Khadija Gbla grew up caught between two definitions of what it means to be an “empowered woman.” While her Sierra Leonean mother thought that circumsizing her — and thus stifling her sexual urges — was the ultimate form of empowerment, her culture as a teenager in Australia told her that she deserved pleasure and that what happened to her was called “female genital mutilation.” In a candid and funny talk, she shares what it was like to make her way in a “clitoris-centric society,” and how she works to make sure other women don’t have to figure this out. (Warning: This talk contains hard-to-hear details.)
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Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
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Retailer Argos is to open ten pilot digital stores in Sainsbury's that will aim to offer a broad range of general merchandise.
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Royal Dutch Shell is going to cut its spending over the next three years to try and deal with the falling price of oil.
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The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
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Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
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The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.
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Easterbrook's new McJob
29 Jan 2015 2:22:30
The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's
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The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.
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Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
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Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
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Disappointing results from Royal Dutch Shell hit shares in oil companies, dragging the market lower.
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Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
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Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
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The chairman who oversaw the controversial privatisation of Royal Mail is to step down, the postal company has announced.
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Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.
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The UK housing market has slowed for the fifth month in row, with annual house price inflation falling to 6.8% in January, Nationwide says.
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Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
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There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.
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Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.
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Apple's recent record profit has raised the question again of how much tax should the world's biggest companies pay?
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Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.
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