Some 78 million miles (126 million kilometers) from Earth, alone on the immense and frigid Red Planet, a robot the size of a small 4x4 wakes up just after sunrise. And just as it has every day for the past six years, it awaits its instructions.
In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers' use of cell phones.
The pace of global dividend growth grew in the second quarter of 2017, thanks to more evenly spread economic growth and a revival in banking sector payouts following years of stress tests that have eroded profitability.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Friday launched a major new survey on independence, saying the Brexit vote had changed the conditions that existed when Scotland voted against secession in 2014.