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Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Science
The head of one of the US's national observatories says the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe needs to be taken more seriously.Dr Anthony Beasley told the BBC that there should be greater government support for a field that has been shunned by government research funders for decades.His backing for the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (Seti) marks a sea change in attitudes to a field regarded until recently as fringe science.Dr Beasley made his comments at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Seattle.The director of the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville in Virginia said that it was now "time for Seti to come in from the cold and be properly integr...
Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans

Microsoft, Twitter and Walmart want to help you get a job in tech — without racking up student loans

Finance
Ryan Reed became a technical support specialist at IBM after graduating last year from the tech firm's apprenticeship program. Photo credit: IBM.Ryan Reed was having a tough time.The 38-year-old, a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina, had been trying for months to land a job in technology, a passion dating to his days as a second-grader disassembling flashlights for fun.But the former firefighter, who'd suffered a career-ending back injury, didn't have a college degree — a formidable roadblock in the industry. With five kids to support, he couldn't afford to go back to school.Luck was on Reed's side, though. In 2018, he found — and landed — a paid apprenticeship as part of a new program at IBM, and was recently hired full-time.A growing push among tech firms to hire, pay and train apprenti
Super Bowl betting is expected to be $6.8 billion. The IRS will want a piece of your winnings

Super Bowl betting is expected to be $6.8 billion. The IRS will want a piece of your winnings

Finance
If your weekend plans include dropping a bet on the Super Bowl, don't forget that Uncle Sam wants a piece of anything you win.Americans are expected to wager about $ 6.8 billion on Sunday night's matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers in Miami. And no matter where you place your bet — whether at a casino, online, through a pool or fantasy league, or at your neighbor's annual bash — the IRS expects you come to clean at tax time."Most people don't realize they have to report any kind of winnings from gambling activities," said Oscar Vives Ortiz, a CPA who serves on the American Institute of CPAs' personal financial specialist committee.Fans celebrate after making bets through FanDuel Sportsbook during Super Bowl LIII in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Feb. 3, 2019.Edu

Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Reaction to Chelsea draw, Arteta on January plans and injuries, Barcelona want Aubameyang THIS MONTH

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]We’ll keep you updated with all the latest Arsenal news with the transfer window now open… ‘We left our soul at Highbury’, admits former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Arsenal have been urged not to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa by Giles Grimandi Arteta says Chelsea game is a ‘must-win’ and suggests Arsenal may not […] talkSPORT
Want to delay the menopause? Have more sex

Want to delay the menopause? Have more sex

Technology
Women who have sex at least once a week start the menopause later than those who make love less than once a month, according to a new study.Scientists at University College London analysed data from the US Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) - the "largest, most diverse and most representative longitudinal cohort study available to research aspects of the menopause transition" according to UCL. Sexual activity was defined as sexual intercourse, oral sex, sexual touching and caressing or self-stimulation.According to the study's first author, PhD candidate Megan Arnot: "The findings of our study suggest that if a woman is not having sex, and there is no chance of pregnancy, then the body 'chooses' not to invest in ovulation, as it would be pointless."There may be a biological e...