Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence

Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely oracle. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than masked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars–and triggering a notorious lawsuit–could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the…

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Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

Marriage equality could be legal by Christmas after 61.6% of participants in the voluntary canvas approve a change to the law Australia has made a crucial step towards legislating union equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented…

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‘Not a problem to us’: Texas family who lost eight in shooting find hope in faith

As church impounds firstly busines since assault, Joe and Claryce Holcombe said here today not long until they will be reunited with three contemporaries of descendants Joe Holcombe and his wife, Claryce, misplaced eight members of their family in shot…

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Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds

Religious belief appears to have negative force on childrens altruism and judgments of others wars even as mothers meet them as more empathetic Children from religious homes are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to…

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I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away | Aheda Zanetti

The burkini does not symbolise Islam, it symbolises leisure and happiness and fitness and health. So who is better, the Taliban or French politicians? When I invented the burkini in early 2004, it was to give women freedom, not to…

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Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition

The division of British India was poorly planned and savagely carried out, as fear and retaliate attempts led to a bloody sectarian cleansing On 3 June 1947, exclusively six weeks before British India was etched up, a group of eight…

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