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Seventy years ago was arguably the start of the modern computer age. The prototype completed the task in 52 minutes, having run through 3.5 million calculations.
The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was "premature" and based on a "moral panic", experts have said. The World Health Organization included "gaming disorder" in the latest version of its disease classification manual...
Clifin Francis was sitting at home in southern India when a friend asked if he was going to the World Cup. That was in August - but he had no idea how he would afford the air tickets from Kerala where he lives. Mr Francis is a freelance maths teacher and earns $40 (£30) a day.
Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme. Female former employees said the behaviour was widespread.
An Afghan mother who had to sit on the ground and nurse her baby while taking an entrance exam not only made it into college, but has won support to find funding as well. The inspiring photo of Jahan Taab with her two-month-old was shared widely on social media.
Algeria has turned off its internet nationwide during high school exams in a bid to tackle cheating. Internet service, both mobile and fixed line, will go off for an hour after the start of each high school diploma exam to stop any leaks.
It is just before 15:00 on Saturday in Timbuktu and the intense desert heat has reached its peak. Five years ago, Islamist occupiers were driven out of the historical town - but violent extremists have never been far away.
So, if you spend a billion euros on a space mission, you better be sure it can survive the rocket ride off Earth. This video shows a model of Europe's upcoming Mars rover being shaken to simulate the violent first few minutes of flight on leaving the launch pad...
Scientists have created pigs that are immune to one of the world's costliest livestock diseases. The team edited the animals' DNA to make them resist the deadly respiratory disease known as PRRS - a move that could prevent billions of pounds in losses each year...
The Russian arm of the fast-food chain Burger King has apologised after offering women a reward of 3m roubles (£36,000; $47,000) and free Whopper burgers for life if they got pregnant with a World Cup player's baby...
An advert released by drinks giant Pepsi and starring reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner has left a bad taste around the world. Pepsi apologised and pulled the ad after accusations that it trivialised recent street protests across the US.
The RemoveDebris satellite was ejected a short while ago by astronauts using a giant robotic arm. The 100kg craft, built in Guildford, has a net and a harpoon.
Canada's parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold...
The US is set to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, unnamed UN officials say. The US UN envoy Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are set make the announcement later on Tuesday.
The US space agency (Nasa) has launched a mission to retrieve a rock sample from a 500m-wide asteroid called Bennu.
We have seen Ryugu rotating! A series of 52 images taken at a distance of about 700km show an angular-looking asteroid. https://t.co/nGff3YIPLs pic.twitter.com/Yo0JgfNz6s
The famous statues of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, are best known for their deep-set eyes and long ears. They also sport impressive multi-tonne hats made from a different rock type.
On a stage in San Francisco, IBM’s Project Debater spoke, listened and rebutted a human’s arguments in what was described as a groundbreaking display of artificial intelligence.
It used to be that men were the outsized alcohol drinkers in Western society – perhaps best depicted in popular culture by Don Draper’s Mad Men cronies, who swilled from office stashes of brown liquor, knocked back three-martini lunches and imbibed Old Fashioneds in

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