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We don't advocate gambling here at Lifehacker -- especially if you can't afford to lose. But if you want to have a punt with some spare change, it pays to use science as your guide.

Here are this year's Melbourne Cup betting tips based on research done by banking group Macquarie. The research team have looked at 40,000 runs in 4000 horse races in the Melbourne Cup to predict this year's winners.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.