I don’t know about you, but I’m not really feeling 22.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
Mauro still has enough money to buy the loyalty of Venezuela’s military — but his government is going bankrupt, so that will change.
A coup seems so imminent in Venezuela that people are debating whether Maduro's overthrow would be good or bad for Venezuelan democracy. But history suggests a coup may be less likely than it seems.
What would Artificial General Intelligence make of the human world?
We're on the road to developing artificial intelligence systems that will be able to do tasks beyond those they were designed for. But will we be able to control them?
A coup attempt failed in Gabon, following President Ali Bongo’s extended illness and absence.
Gabon is a wealthy and stable country and this might explain why the January 7 coup attempt failed.
Turkish people in Ankara attempting to stop a military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 16, 2016.
2018 is on track to become only the second coup-free year in a century. Coup risk is way down worldwide, thanks to growing political stability in Latin America. Africa has the highest risk of coup.
Ammonia production is one of the most energy-intensive industrial processes on the planet.
Producing ammonia, which is a key ingredient in fertilizers, is one of the world's most energy-intensive chemical manufacturing processes. Now there's a new low energy option in development.
Self-driving cars and human-driven vehicles are bound to collide as the technology improves.
Tempe Police Department via AP
Humans and machines perceive the world differently and respond in different ways to what they perceive. This lays the groundwork for conflict – and crashes.
A key factor is how well people and machines can avoid crashes.
Tempe Police Department via AP
Comparing crash rates between humans and self-driving cars requires more data than anyone currently collects. And some of it will be quite hard to figure out.
Would a robot appreciate this view?
Robots are coming for humans' jobs, but people should protect from automation the experiences that bring joy and happiness.
Will investors continue to give Trump a vote of confidence?
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A common Wall Street adage claims: 'As January goes, so goes the year.' What does that mean for investors as stocks look set to end President-elect Trump’s first month in office higher?
A trader in shock?
Research suggests their initial reaction may portend how they will perform in the coming months and even years.
Orlando in mourning.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
How will climate change affect our conception chances?
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A world of warmer weather may be bad news for reproductive health and birth rates.
The view from the current International Space Station.
Whatever America's exact strategy in space, it doesn't seem to involve investing in a new International Space Station