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January 22nd, 2018 at 11:42 am

‘A fantastic find’: Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surface

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The slope rises as high as London’s Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet thick that gives the landscape a blue-black hue. If such a scene sounds otherworldly, it is. To visit it, you’ll have to travel to Mars.

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January 22nd, 2018 at 10:56 am

82 percent of the wealth generated last year went to the one percent of the global population

LONDON) – Four out of every five dollars of wealth generated in 2017 ended up in the pockets of the richest one percent, while the poorest half of humanity got nothing, a report published by Oxfam found on Monday.

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January 22nd, 2018 at 10:29 am

The World Bank is no longer supporting the oil and gas industries

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The World Bank is starting to phase out its support for the oil and gas industries.

The move is part of efforts to address climate change and reinforce the Paris Climate agreement.

It also suggests that the Bank intends to play a leading role in the battle against climate change as the US turns its back on global environmental leadership.

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January 21st, 2018 at 10:54 am

Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous

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Chinese tech giant Baidu announced partnerships to build self-driving vehicles starting in 2018.

The company’s software will be used in a mini bus and mass-market consumer vehicles.

The company has been making significant investments in autonomous driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo.

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January 21st, 2018 at 10:45 am

GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.

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January 20th, 2018 at 10:42 am

Pizza Hut says driverless delivery could create more jobs than it destroys

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Pizza Hut and Toyota are partnering on an autonomous delivery vehicle called e-Palette that could make the delivery process driverless.

Despite the implications for current drivers, Pizza Hut said driverless delivery could create more jobs than it displaces.

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January 20th, 2018 at 10:28 am

Urban farming will bring food to city-dwellers that need it most

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The planet is growing more food than ever, and yet millions of people continue to starve worldwide. People are hungry everywhere — in the country, in the suburbs. But increasingly, one of the front lines in the war against hunger is in cities. As urban populations grow, more people find themselves in food deserts, areas with “[l]imited access to supermarkets, supercenters, grocery stores, or other sources of healthy and affordable food,” according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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January 20th, 2018 at 10:11 am

China is the new world leader in renewable energy

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A new report from the IEEFA is positioning China as a world leader in renewable energy investment. The country has put $44 billion in clean energy projects around the world.

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January 19th, 2018 at 9:15 am

9 signs Japan has become a ‘demographic time bomb’

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Japan is dealing with what economists call a “demographic time bomb.”

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January 19th, 2018 at 8:45 am

Google and others are building AI systems that doubt themselves

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AI will make better decisions by embracing uncertainty.

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