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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:09:27 +0000

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'Horrified' scientists watch killer whale infanticide for the first time

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:52:41 +0000

Spotted off the coast of Vancouver Island on Canda's west coast, the 28-year-old mother was swimming with her new born calf and two other daughters when the attack happened (stock image).(image)

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Don't get in the water: 150 beached whales lure deadly sharks

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 06:57:14 +0000

At least half of the beached whales are estimated to be dead. Images of the animals (pictured) were captured by distressed locals who rushed to the scene to help.(image)

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Information commissioners search Cambridge Analytica London office

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 02:27:56 +0000

Officers for the Information Commission are searching the premises of Cambridge Analytica in central London after a High Court judge granted a warrant.(image)

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Snapchat's new Map Explore feature shows what friend's are up to

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:26:47 +0000

Instead of having to scroll through Snap Maps to see where your friends are, Snapchat will start giving you updates. Snap said the feature should be rolling out to users globally in the next few weeks.(image)

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Apple proposes 13 new emoji characters for people with disabilities

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:18:54 +0000

The tech giant has proposed adding 13 new emojis that represent people with disabilities, including guide dogs and a hearing aid.The proposal was filed to the Unicorn Consortium.(image)

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NASA crew members dock safely with the International Space Station

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:57:43 +0000

A Soyuz capsule carrying two Americans and a Russian cosmonaut has docked with the International Space Station. At the time, the craft were flying over Serbia.(image) The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-08 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, flies in the sky at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The Russian rocket carries Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, and U.S. astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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Earth's oxygen burst into production 'like a firehose' 2.3 billion years ago

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:51:36 +0000

A chunk of sea salt dating back to more than 2 billion years ago indicates that Earth’s oxygen upswing, known as the Great Oxidation event, was no slow ‘trickle.’(image)

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Now Uber faces being sued by daughter of the pedestrian killed by self-driving car  

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:15:18 +0000

The daughter of Elaine Herzberg, who was killed by an Uber self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona has retained a personal injury lawyer, opening the way for a landmark legal case on the new technology.(image)

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Is Apple set to unveil its first FOLDABLE smartphone?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:01:09 +0000

Apple is working on a radical new iPhone with a foldable screen that doubles as a tablet. That's according to a new report, which says that several Apple suppliers in Asia have confirmed the device.(image)

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Heavy metal poisoning may be changing birds’ personalities

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:51:36 +0000

Researchers from the University of Antwerp have discovered that heavy metal poisoning in the area that birds live in has a detrimental impact on their behaviour and changes their personality.(image)

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Uber self-driving car death COULD have been avoided

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:13:47 +0000

Police are still investigating the fatal crash, which took place in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday evening, and have released footage of the moment Elaine Herzberg, 49, was hit by the SUV.(image)

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Long-lost Tswana city near Johannesburg is uncovered using lasers 

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:05:56 +0000

Researchers led by Karim Sadr from the University of the Witwatersrand used LiDAR technology to reveal this lost city's secrets (pictured).(image)

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Users complain about ‘dead spots’ on the Samsung Galaxy S9

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:02:29 +0000

The official forum of the Seoul-based company has been inundated with people flagging the issue, with one owner claiming his phone was broken as soon as he opened it.(image)

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Confronting your past failings by writing them down reduces stress

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:53:09 +0000

Researchers at Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University found that meditating or writing about past failings and reduce stress and improve performance.(image)

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Elon Musk abruptly DELETES SpaceX and Tesla's Facebook accounts

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:39:47 +0000

During a tweetstorm on Friday, Musk nonchalantly erased Tesla and SpaceX's Facebook accounts. The abrupt move came after a Twitter user urged him to delete the accounts.(image)

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Humans are 'sleepwalking' into a mass extinction of species

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:39:44 +0000

Man-made global change is threatening the diversity of creatures that have taken millennia to evolve to live in niche habitats, according to a team of British scientists led by the University of Bath.(image)

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Getting older does NOT make you wiser, claim scientists

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:34:48 +0000

Yale University researchers based in Connecticut have discovered that older people are no wiser than their younger counterparts when it comes to social skills (stock image).(image)

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An alien star grazed our solar system 70,000 years ago

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:32:39 +0000

Astronomers from the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Cambridge analysed nearly 340 objects with hyperbolic orbits found in the solar system.(image)

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Why you should never ignore your gut reaction

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:28:46 +0000

Our 'gut feelings' are part of an elaborate protective system that prompts us to slow down and evaluate a situation, or avoid it completely, scientists at Florida State University have found.(image)

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Spotify says about 2 mln users suppressing ads without paying

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:55:41 +0000

Music streaming service Spotify said on Friday about 2 million of its non-paying users were suppressing advertisements, highlighting a potential revenue risk.(image)

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Ancient Peruvian child sacrifices and treasures uncovered in tombs

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:52:59 +0000

The finds were made in the district of Huanchaco, around 11 miles (13 km) from the city of Trujillo, by archaeologists working on behalf of the local government.(image)

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Physical copies of music such as CDs are outselling digital versions

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:52:24 +0000

The music industry is blossoming thanks to streaming services, but it is coming at the expense of digital downloads, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.(image)

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Scientists find dogs treat a new person like a friend in 10 minutes

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:51:47 +0000

Researchers from the University of Florida and Arizona State University gave pet dogs a choice of getting petted by their owner or stranger in different situations (stock image).(image)

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Apple is planning to release a new, cheaper iPad next week in bid to compete with Microsoft, Google

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:56:05 +0000

The iPhone maker is hosting an education-focused event on Tuesday in Chicago where they're expected to make a few product-related announcements, including a cheap iPad model.(image)

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Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on city streets in China

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:36:41 +0000

China's capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, indicating strong support for the budding sector even as the industry reels from a fatal accident.(image)

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China's Tiangong-1 space station 'will crash into Earth over Easter'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:14:57 +0000

The European Space Agency's Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany, said Tiangong-1 will hit somewhere across our planet's northern hemisphere between March 30 and April 2.(image)

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The lost wonders of medieval Britain mapped

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 12:20:16 +0000

Ten years ago, senior lecturer Andrew Evans from the University of Leeds stumbled upon an ancient text while looking for a name for his eldest child.(image)

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee to Mark Zuckerberg: 'You can fix this'

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:57:14 +0000

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, expressed sympathy for the Facebook boss, but believes Zuckerberg can still repair the 'major breach of trust' resulting from its privacy row.(image)

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Amazon patents delivery drones that react to people screaming

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:52:06 +0000

The Seattle-based firm has filed a patent to embed sensors in its drones that allow it to pick up and react to voice commands and hand movements from customers during a delivery.(image)

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Mummy of a Atacama 'space alien' with a cone-shaped head is human

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:44:48 +0000

The Ata skeleton, found in the Atacama region of Chile, has multiple mutations in genes associated with diseases such as dwarfism and scoliosis,researchers at Stanford University found.(image)

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Interactive map shows the impact of global warming worldwide

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:36:48 +0000

A new interactive map, called Climate Ex, developed at the University of Cincinnati reveals which parts of world have been hit hardest by climate change.(image)

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Slack releases new policy that lets bosses read employees’ messages

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:35:18 +0000

Slack, based in Toronto, says that as of April 20, employers who pay to use the service can get access to private messages without notifying their employees.(image)

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School fees a ‘waste of money because bright pupils thrive anywhere’

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:23:36 +0000

Grammar schools and private schools created just a tiny increase in the results of boys and girls studying at GCSE level in England and Wales.(image)

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First-ever video footage of anglerfish mating

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:40:24 +0000

In the stunning video captured at a depth of 800 meters off Portugal’s São Jorge Island, the fist-sized female completely dwarfs the male that is fused to her underside.(image)

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Walmart begins testing shelf-scanning ROBOTS in California

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:26:32 +0000

The six-foot-tall robots come with a tower that tower that is fitted with cameras that scan aisles to check stock and identify missing and misplaced items, as well as incorrect prices and mislabeling.(image)

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Maternal care can have an effect on DNA, study says

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:20:23 +0000

Researchers have found that early maternal care is linked to mental health. They discovered that mice with neglectful mothers had higher stress levels.(image)

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Hackers sell Facebook logins and other data on the dark web for $5

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:59:31 +0000

User logins for many of the most popular apps sell for next to nothing on the dark web, a shadowy corner of the internet that's frequented by criminals, drug users, arms dealers and other bad actors.(image)

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook SHOULD be regulated by the government

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:43:58 +0000

Embattled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said that he would be fine with the company being subject to government regulations in a sit-down with CNN on Wednesday.(image)

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The 'great Pacific garbage patch' is three times the size of France

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 22:28:42 +0000

Images reveal 79,000 tonnes of plastic in the major ocean accumulation zone between California and Hawaii, a figure up to 16 times higher than previous estimates.(image)

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New device can produce drinkable water from desert air

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:39:49 +0000

MIT scientists developed technology that can produce water in deserts. A report on the technology was published in the journal Nature Communications.(image)

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'Alien megastructure' star experiencing most dimming event in years

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 21:10:49 +0000

A team monitoring Tabby’s Star says it has dimmed to the lowest levels seen since in five years, offering a new opportunity for scientists to observe the bizarre behaviour.(image)

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Can government regulation fix Facebook's 'data vampire' problem?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:00:52 +0000

A professor of Media and Information Policy at Michigan State University says that government regulation may sound 'appealing,' but won't fix the problems seen with Cambridge Analytica.(image)

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Instagram will now make sure newer posts 'appear first' in the app

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:42:00 +0000

It looks like Instagram is finally listening to frustrated users' concerns. On Thursday, Instagram announced that it would be tweaking its algorithm to make sure that you see newer posts first.(image)

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Sea lions feast on fragile fish in US Northwest 'survival war'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:23:13 +0000

Sea lions breed each summer off Southern California and northern Mexico, then the males cruise up the Pacific Coast to forage. In Oregon, the sea lions are intercepting protected fish.(image) In this March 14, 2018, photo, a California sea lion waits to be released into the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Ore. Two species of fish listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act are facing a growing challenge in Oregon from hungry sea lions. The federally protected California sea lions are traveling into the Columbia River and its tributaries to snack on fragile fish populations. After a decade killing the hungriest sea lions in one area, wildlife officials now want to expand the program. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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NASA launches AR app that can put a Mars rover in your living room

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:37 +0000

NASA created an AR app that allows users to explore space from any location. For now, the app is available only for Android users. But it will soon be available for iOS users too.(image)

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Second-hand weed smoke has the same effect on arteries as cigarettes

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:35:40 +0000

Blood vessel impairment lasted three times longer after researchers at the University of California, San Francisco exposed them to secondhand marijuana smoke than with tobacco smoke.(image)

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey says Bitcoin will be world’s ‘single currency’

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:24:50 +0000

Speaking at London's British Library, Jack Dorsey said he thought the original Bitcoin white paper was one of the most seminal works of computer science in the last 20 years.(image)

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg finally says 'I'm sorry' over data breach

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:21:16 +0000

The billionaire, 33, also announced a crackdown on apps used to hijack details from users after the Cambridge Analytica scandal slashed the social network's value by $50billion (£35m).(image)

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Scientists develop brain-scanning HELMET that allows patient to move

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:59:46 +0000

British scientists have developed a lightweight and highly sensitive brain imaging device that can be worn as a helmet, allowing the patient to move about naturally.(image)

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Incredible photos reveal the Statue of Unity taking shape

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:54:55 +0000

The £226.9million Statue of Unity in western India will be 597 feet tall when it's finished in October. It's being built on Sadhu Island in the state of Gujarat.(image)

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US military is creating a laser gun that makes sounds out of air

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:51:29 +0000

The Pentagon's non-lethal weapons lab in Virginia hopes to create a laser gun that uses screaming balls of plasma to alter atoms. They say this could create sounds that terrifies the enemy.(image)

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan creates self-parking slippers

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:41:29 +0000

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has showed off its self-driving car technology by creating self-parking slippers at a traditional inn in Hakone, near Tokyo.(image)

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Sensor worn on teeth records everything people eat in a day

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:26:35 +0000

Researchers from Tuft University developed a sensor, which is mounted directly on to a tooth and connects wirelessly to a user's mobile, that records information on their sugar, salt and alcohol intakes.(image)

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Interactive map tracks the out-of-control Chinese space station

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:24:49 +0000

An interactive map shows the location of the doomed Tiangong-1 Chinese space station. Predictions of where it may land come from Aerospace, an organisation based in El Segundo, California.(image)

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Facebook shock as users find thousands of spying apps using data

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:11:07 +0000

Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California allows you to connect plugin apps specially designed to work with the social network, ranging from games and entertainment to fast-food delivery.(image)

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iPhone security flaw means Siri reads private notifications out loud

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:35:35 +0000

A recently discovered security flaw shows that the iPhone maker's chatterbox voice assistant will still read some of your hidden notifications aloud even if your phone is locked.(image)

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Telepathic superhumans could be a reality 'within decades'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:04:24 +0000

According toDr Eric Leuthardt, a brain surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis, neural prosthetics will become mainstream in the coming decades (stock image).(image)

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Facebook's data gold rush

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:41:54 +0000

The social media giant practically doubled its takings every year after opening up profiles to 'tens of thousands' of app developers.(image)

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Mark Zuckerberg outlines Facebook plans to secure user data

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:41:07 +0000

The CEO finally broke his silence on the misuse of 51 million users’ data Wednesday evening, outlining three steps the firm plans to take to prevent something like this from happening again.(image)

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YouTube to ban videos showing how to assemble firearms in April

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:20:06 +0000

YouTube plans to start banning videos that intend to sell firearms or turn them into automatic weapons. The new policy will be enacted in April but is called 'worrisome' by gun lobbyist.(image)

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People giving up porn for lent may be behind drop in PC viruses

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:45:41 +0000

Boston's computer virus infection rate has dropped 36 per cent since the start of Lent and New York's numbers have fallen by almost a third since the season began.(image)

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Facebook can still track you even after you delete your account

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:43:18 +0000

Thousands of third-party apps that plug in to Facebook have been siphoning off user data at the same time as the firm, based in Menlo Park, California, has been tracking people online.(image)

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Nasa could use paint to stop doomsday asteroid 'Bennu'

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:44:46 +0000

Dr Michael Moreau, an engineer for Nasa's OSIRIS-REx mission, which was created with help from scientists at the University of Arizona, said a spacecraft could paint Bennu to divert it.(image)

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Astronomer excitedly announces 'ground breaking' discovery of Mars

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:34:59 +0000

Peter Dunsby (pictured), a cosmology professor from the University of Cape Town, published his 'discovery' on the Astronomers Telegram, only to realise he'd made a blunder.(image)

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Self-driving Land Rover cars tested in the UK for the first time

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:49:19 +0000

Britain's biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover, pushed ahead with trials of its autonomous vehicles in the Midlands yesterday.(image)

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The melting Greenland icecap could shut down the jet stream

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:00:59 +0000

A European team of researchers are urging the EU to change climate change policies as studies show that extreme weather events have increased in frequency drastically since 1980.(image)

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Why the genetic makeup of cockroaches makes them so hard to kill

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:28:04 +0000

Shui Zhan, who works at the Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology in Shanghai, has worked out the genes that make this creature so difficult to destroy (stock image).(image)

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Zuckerberg breaks his silence over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:30:55 +0000

In a lengthy post, Zuckerberg offered his timeline of the events which led to the revelation this week that the shadowy data firm that improperly harvested tens of millions of users' data.(image)

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Tesla Model 3 owners can now unlock their cars using Siri

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:41:57 +0000

Tesla's Model 3 sedans are already futuristic, with self-driving technology, quick-charging batteries and a touchscreen in the front seat. Now, Tesla owners can add voice controls to the list.(image)

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MIT unveils robo-fish that can swim 50ft below the surface

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:11:04 +0000

MIT researchers have created a silicone rubber robotic fish named SoFi. SoFi can swim more than 50 feet below the surface of the water. Additionally, the robot can swim for 40 minutes at a time.(image)

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Notebooks of the future could be made from recycled elephant poo

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:59:29 +0000

Elephant, horse and cow feces could be used to make paper one day. A report from the American Chemical Society details how this could work.(image)

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Underwater 'fountain' of magma found beneath Yellowstone

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:44:21 +0000

Researchers found a column of hot volcanic ash known as a magma 'plume' beneath Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming that stretches all the way from Mexico.(image)

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US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:06:55 +0000

A rocket carrying two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully. They're expected to reach the orbiting station Friday.(image)

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World's most expensive SUV the Karlmann King goes on sale for £1.56m

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:54:34 +0000

Only ten Karlmann Kings will ever be built, according to its Chinese maker, and when looking at the outside, the black four-wheel drives seem to have come straight out of a DC comic book.(image)

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Co-founder of WhatsApp says everyone should delete their Facebook

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:28:28 +0000

California-based Brian Acton has taken to Twitter to urge everyone to delete their Facebook profiles. Acton sold Whatsapp to Facebook for $19 billion (£11.4 billion) in 2014.(image)

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Mark Zuckerberg would have known about Facebook data breaches

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:00:41 +0000

The tech giant's former operations manager Sandy Parakilas said the media giant handed over 'highly personal' data on its users to app developers.(image)

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Study warns glacier melting already passed the point of no return

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:18:10 +0000

Human actions cannot limit glacier melting for the next 100 years, a report says. The new report says more than 30 percent of glacier ice will melt regardless.(image)

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Tesla shareholders approve CEO Musk's $2.6 billion compensation plan

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:18:10 +0000

The proposed compensation award for the Silicon Valley billionaire, valued at up to $2.6 billion, involves no salary or cash bonus but sets rewards based on Tesla's market value.(image)

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EU unveils digital tax targeting Facebook, Google and Amazon

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:09:53 +0000

European Union officials unveiled Wednesday proposals for the levy which could heap more problems on Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.(image) EU proposals for a digital tax follow major anti-trust decisions by the EU that have cost Apple and Google billions and also caught out Amazon

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Man-made humanity 'STAR' will plummet back down to Earth TOMORROW

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:02:42 +0000

The glittering satellite, referred to by some as a 'beacon for humanity,' was launched into orbit in January and slated to orbit the Earth for about nine months. Now, the object is making an early exit.(image)

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£3m restoration of Lindisfarne Castle reveals ancient wall paintings

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:39:58 +0000

The discovery sheds light on the history of the 16th Century castle which started as a fort above the North Sea off the Northumberland coast.(image)

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Researcher captures striking Antarctic video of minke whale swimming

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:31:22 +0000

A researcher at the University of Canterbury captured the footage while in the Ross Sea to study orcas. Their observations of minke whales could shed new light on their feeding patterns.(image) In this Feb. 1, 2018, images made from video and supplied by Dr Regina Eisert and Anthony Powell of the University of Canterbury a minke whale glides under the ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Marine mammal expert Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica. Now she thinks they're beautiful. (Regina Eisert/Anthony Powell /University of Canterbury via AP)

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Oregon scientists discover the secret to the perfect cup of coffee

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:58:10 +0000

Dr Christopher Hendon, a chemistry professor at the University of Oregon, says caffeine-lovers should avoid drip-brew pots and resist grinding their beans too finely as this may ruin the flavour.(image)

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Mini-Concorde Baby Boom plane on track for take-off this year

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:53:41 +0000

CEO Blake Scholl revealed that Boom Supersonic's XB-1 engines are ready and will shortly arrive at Boom's hangar at Centennial Airport in Denver, Colorado.(image)

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'Face stealing' cap uses infrared to fool facial recognition systems

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:48:22 +0000

The identity-stealing hat, developed by a Chinese and US team led by experts at Shanghai's Fudan University projects infrared light onto your face to trick AI systems.(image)

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Gruesome footage shows two killer whales attacking a dolphin

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:11:52 +0000

A ravaged dolphin carcass washed up on a beach near Pelican Point, Namibia, after being hunted, skinned and disembowelled by two hungry killer whales.(image)

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World's biggest jet engine GE9X takes to the skies on a Boeing 747

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:53:25 +0000

A special Boeing 747 test aircraft flew from Victorville, California, with the new GE9X engine mounted under its left wing, dwarfing the plane's three other engines.(image)

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Ancient brain of fossilised sea monster is found in Greenland

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:54:29 +0000

The brains, found by Bristol University, belong to a type of marine predator known as Kerygmachela kierkegaardi  which existed around 521 and 514 million years ago. in Sirius Passet, North Greenland.(image)

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Disney will pull movies from Netflix and offer a streaming service

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:28:06 +0000

Disney will offer a streaming service to compete with firms like Netflix and Hulu. The move comes as people are dropping pay television subscriptions.(image)

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Elon Musk posts cryptic tweets amid claims of secret media project

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:26:14 +0000

The SpaceX boss has poached several writers and editors from satirical news publication The Onion to work on a secret project he's funding, according to The Daily Beast.(image)

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Gorilla cuddles her newborn baby in the Republic of Congo

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:13:11 +0000

Conservationists from the WCS Congo Program have captured footage of a western lowland gorilla cuddling her baby, who was thought to be just a week old when the pair was spotted.(image)

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Icon unveil houses that can be downloaded and printed in 24 hours

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:16:54 +0000

Austin-based startup Icon unveiled the its single-story 650-square-foot (60 sq m) house, which can be printed out of cement in just 12 to 24 hours, at the SXSW festival.(image)

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How clever army ants create 'living bridges' with their bodies

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:49:24 +0000

The study, from experts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, showed that the ants may even opt to build bridges themselves when they find a gap on their route.(image)

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University graduates are more outgoing and agreeable

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:34:56 +0000

Researchers from Monash University in Australia followed 575 Australian adolescents as they went from teenagers to adults. Those that went to university were more agreeable, and outgoing.(image)

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Prehistoric baby bird fossil sheds light on avian evolution

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:19:35 +0000

The fossil was found in a famous palaeontological site named 'Las Hoyas' in central Spain, which dates back to the Early Cretaceous, about 127 million years ago.(image)

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Study finds farm animals are among the deadliest in the US

Sat, 03 Mar 2018 18:51:48 +0000

In a new study, researchers from Stanford University analyzed the mortality rates associated with both venomous and nonvenomous animals in the US from 2008-2015.(image)

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Boeing CEO says flying taxis will 'happen faster than we understand'

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 20:41:26 +0000

Boeing has been testing flying taxi prototypes that could one day be capable of ferrying humans to and from places, via urban 'vertiports,' not unlike Uber. The firm says flying taxis could be used in a decade.(image)

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Footage shows how flattie spiders turn to capture prey

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:55:56 +0000

University of California Merced and California Academy of Sciences researchers used high-speed video cameras to show how flattie spiders whip around in one-eighth of a second to strike prey.(image)

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USS Portland set to get laser weapon in historic Navy test

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:50:14 +0000

The laser weapon will be fitted to the ship later this year as a 'technology demonstrator' officials said. It paves the way for laser weapons to be integrated across the Navy fleet.(image)

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Virgin Galactic set to send tourists into space this year

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:50:05 +0000

Virgin Galactic's latest glide test saw VSS Unity sent up from California's Mojave Air and Space Port attached to a twin-fuselage White Knight carrier airplane.(image)

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