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Academics say half of US jobs could be automated within a decade or two

Shadow Robot: Wave hello to my little friend

Forget Robocop, Iron Man and Terminator. The most advanced android on the block is no clumsy Metal Mickey, but an astonishingly dextrous hand. Josh Sims gives it the thumbs up

Christmas shopping suicide bomber strikes in Stockholm

A suspected suicide bomb attack which caused panic in Stockholm yesterday has been linked to lasting Muslim anger over three-year-old cartoons picturing the Prophet Mohamed as a dog.

Album: Various Artists, I'm Here – A Soundtrack To A Short Film By Spike Jonze (Chocolate Industries)

I'm Here is Spike Jonze's little film about a robot's romantic infatuation, so it's fitting that this soundtrack should pivot so gracefully on the point where synthesiser machine-music meets the more poignant strains of lovelorn lo-fi American indie-rock.

Tim Hume: The week New Zealand grew up

New Zealanders like to conceive of themselves as a resourceful, self-reliant people, now-here more so than on the South Island's rugged West Coast, a region famous for its remoteness and steady rain, where mining has been a way of life for generations.

Hope survives but toxic gases threaten to halt mine rescue

Hopes for the 29 men trapped down a New Zealand mine faded last night when lethal levels of toxic gases were found close to where it was hoped they might be found.

Miners’ families braced for ‘loss of life’

The desperate effort to save 29 miners trapped underground in New Zealand remained on a knife-edge last night, as even those working to rescue the stricken men admitted that hopes for their escape were fading by the hour.

Johann Hari: Obama's robot wars endanger us all

The drones have killed some jihadis. But the evidence suggests they create far more jihadis than they kill - and make an attack on me or you more likely with each bomb

Who wants to be a coconut millionaire?

The Indian state of Kerala is famous as the land of coconuts. But climbing trees has been the only way to pick them. Until now...

Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 145 mins, (PG)

Back to the ravishing and dystopian future

Metropolis (PG)

Fritz Lang's haunting vision of industrial drudgery, first seen in Germany in 1927, is re-released with 25 minutes of lost footage restored.

Leading article: Morbid legal rigidity

It is one of the most emotive issues you can touch: a gun is fired, an innocent life is taken, a murder is committed – and where, 70 or 100 years ago the murderer would have died at the end of a rope, in a few brief years he is among us again, his laughable "life" sentence served, smirking at the softness of our courts.

Robot to explore mysterious tunnels in Great Pyramid

For 4,500 years, no one has known what lies beyond two stone doors deep inside the monument

Step Up (3D) (12A)

This, the latest variation on the "follow your dream" dance fantasy, draws an ever sharper line between tip-top street dance and bottom-of-the-class dialogue and acting.

Future clubbing: Twenty-first century party people

Technology is infiltrating night life. Rahul Verma reports on the weird and wonderful animatronics and 3D effects that are turning clubs and festivals into sci-fi wonderlands

Album: Larsen B, Musketeer (Old Radio Tunes)

Larsen B are a trio from the Hertfordshire town of Wheathampstead, which they choose to refer to by its Domesday name of Watamestede, signal whimsy.

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Call me Ed Mozart

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'It just came to us, why not do it naked?'

London's first nude free runner captured in breathtaking images across capital