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Wake-up call: How turbulence could reveal secret nuclear subs

If there's truth in cold war claims about tracking subs, it would rewrite our theories of turbulence and foil our nuclear deterrent

6 technology pledges that should be in every political manifesto

From a digital Geneva Convention to taking down big data firms, these proposals should be required by any political party that wants your vote on 8 June

The three major UK parties respond to our technology manifesto

Proposals suggest liberals will again be drowned out by the drafters of the most extreme digital policy yet made by any democratic government

Why doesn’t the UK government understand technology?

The UK needs more than a chief technology officer - we need to change the whole anti-technological culture

Google’s AlphaGo beats world’s best player in latest Go match

The Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China

Learning to read and write rewires adult brain in six months

Illiterate adults who have learned to read and write over half a year show brain changes – even in regions not obviously linked to reading, writing or learning

Waltzing robot teaches beginners how to dance like a pro

A robotic dance teacher can gently guide human novices through routines while adapting to their skill level

Proof in the pudding: Myth-busting 15 common cooking tips

From searing meat to cutting onions, many top cooking tips make no difference, while others dent the flavour or even increase the risk of food poisoning

Win a stack of science books for foodies

This is your chance to win a set of books about better cooking and cocktail making through science, as well as the language of food

App lets stadium crowds display giant messages with their phones

The new app from IBM will let crowds automatically coordinates mass displays at big sporting events or protests using their smartphone cameras

The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation

Sleep loss in mice sends the brain’s immune cells into overdrive. This might be helpful in the short term, but could increase the risk of dementia in the long run

Three amazing nature areas shortlisted for World Heritage status

Newly proposed world heritage sites in Argentina, China and West Africa could safeguard threatened and endemic species such as elephants and snow leopards

Trump’s 2018 budget slashes funding from healthcare and science

Medicaid is slated to lose billions of dollars in funding, as are many medical, humanitarian and scientific organisations

Bioelectric tweak makes flatworms grow a head instead of a tail

Flatworms regenerate lost body parts, but change the current in their cells and they can regrow the wrong thing, hinting at electricity’s role in body plans

Artificial Venus flytrap grabs things over 100 times its weight

Less than a centimetre in size, the soft robotic device can detect items based on how they reflect light and grasp them with impressive force

DeepMind’s AI beats world’s best Go player in latest face-off

The Go-playing artificial intelligence from DeepMind defeated Ke Jie in the first of three matches taking place this week in Wuzhen, China

Unprecedented cholera outbreak tears through war-torn Yemen

Cholera has killed 332 people and left more than 32,000 ill over the past four weeks, spreading faster than any previous known outbreak in the country

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

The drive for biofuels that international treaties wrongly consider to be emissions-free is driving plans to boost tree harvests in Europe, forgetting about associated emissions

Citizens give up data in blockchain project to improve cities

The DECODE project will give residents of Barcelona and Amsterdam more control over how their personal data is harnessed by local government and businesses

Will technology help or hinder access to famous art?

From van Gogh's Sunflowers to murals by Mark Rothko, everyone wants to see the originals of famous artworks. What role does technology have to play?

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