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Fly or Drive? If the Car Drives Itself, You Might Skip the Airport

As driverless cars become more capable and more common, they will change people's travel habits not only around their own communities but across much larger distances. Our research has revealed just how much people's travel preferences could shift, and found a new potential challenge to the airline industry.

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Scientists Discover Hawaiian 'Supercorals' Thriving In Warm, Acidic Water - D-brief

Climate change is decimating coral reefs. As humans put greenhouse gasses into Earth's atmosphere, they warm the planet before settling back down into the oceans and making the water more acidic. These combined factors have caused coral die-offs around the world.

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France Bans Judge Analytics, 5 Years In Prison For Rule Breakers

In a startling intervention that seeks to limit the emerging litigation analytics and prediction sector, the French Government has banned the publication of statistical information about judges' decisions - with a five year prison sentence set as the maximum punishment for anyone who breaks the new law.

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Global emissions climbed at highest rate in seven years in 2018, BP says - News for the Oil and Gas Sector

Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years in 2018 as energy demand surged, according to BP's annual review of world energy, indicating the world is falling behind in its efforts to rein in climate change.

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Opinion | We Need Fully Automated Luxury Communism

Asteroid mining. Gene editing. Synthetic meat. We could provide for the needs of everyone, in style. It just takes some imagination. By Aaron Bastani Mr. Bastani is the author of the forthcoming "Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto." It starts with a burger.

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Satellites Are Quietly, Constantly Watching Us

Image: Magnillion via Getty Images Ziya Tong is the author of 'The Reality Bubble,' a groundbreaking and wonder-filled look at the hidden things that shape our lives in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. This is excerpted from that book.

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What's Behind the International Rush to Write an AI Rulebook?

There's no better way of ensuring you win a race than by setting the rules yourself. That may be behind the recent rush by countries, international organizations, and companies to put forward their visions for how the AI race should be governed.

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Robots in the kitchen: Automation quickly creates an American classic

If you can't stand the heat - get a robot to take your place in the kitchen. Robots and automation are making inroads in the food industry. In San Francisco, one restaurant is using automation to churn out an American favorite. CGTN's Mark Niu has the details.

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Beyond Meat upgrades its burger with better marbling and complete protein

Starting this week, Beyond Meat is selling a new "meatier" version of its Beyond Burger that the company says is a source of complete protein and both looks and tastes more like real meat.

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Amazon is descending on New York with another one of its cashier-free stores

Just a month ago, Amazon opened its first cashier-free convenience store in New York. Now it's opening another. The online retailer on Tuesday will welcome its first customers at 300 Park Avenue, in the Midtown area in Manhattan. The roughly 1,700-square-foot store will be the thirteenth Amazon Go location to open in the U.S.

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Follow The Money: Global Investors Flee Coal Power Like A Hot Potato

It's no secret that the long term outlook for coal power in the global market is rather gloomy these days, and the decline could accelerate as the money pipeline dries up. According to one recent analysis, since 2013 more than 100 leading financial institutions have been slowly cutting thermal coal off from easy access to money, and the pace appears to be picking up.

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Lithium to lithium, manganese to manganese

In the future, Volkswagen will offer e-mobility for all - and will assume overall responsibility: from the concepts for the vehicles, through production, sales and operations on to recycling. For this reason, a pilot plant for battery recycling is currently being set up at Salzgitter factory, south-west of Braunschweig, Germany.

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Defence Force $20bn upgrade: Climate change driving much of plan - Minister Ron Mark

The Defence Force's $20 billion upgrade plan will partially focus on how new equipment will help the South Pacific region deal with climate change and its effects. Planes, ships, troops, satellites, drones and tanks: as Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today, nearly every major item gets an upgrade.

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Scottish Power to build vast battery to improve wind energy supply

Energy firm says project will be big step towards continuous renewable power for UK

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