US to end long-term nuclear treaty with Russia

The US has announced it will withdraw from its decades-long Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty with Russia raising concerns of a renewed arms race. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement citing Russia’s ‘shameless violation’ of the treaty ‘without remorse’. The treaty with Russia dates back to 1987 when it …

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UK experiences coldest night in seven years

The UK has experienced its coldest night in seven years as temperatures in the Scottish Highlands plunged to minus 15.4 degrees Celsius. Heavy snow has also been falling across southern England bringing ringing with it, travel chaos for flights and local train services with many motorists forced to abandon their …

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US scientists unveil first self-aware robot

Engineers from New York’s Columbia University have developed what they describe as the world’s first self-aware robot, able to learn about itself from scratch. The robot initially moved randomly, but after about a day ‘with zero prior knowledge of physics, geometry, or motor dynamics’, it was able to ‘imagine’ itself …

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