Robot tractors demonstrate their capabilities in Iwamizawa, on Hokkaido, Japan. Photograph: The New York Times

Removing the tiny eyes that pockmark potatoes is dull, repetitive and time-consuming work – perfect, it would seem, for robots in a country where the (...)

Gerald Cotten died abruptly as the only one with permissions to access funds of more than $190 million. Photograph: Getty Images

Lawyers for customers of an insolvent cryptocurrency exchange have asked police to exhume the body of the company’s founder, amid efforts to recover a(...)