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Check out the latest science and technology news, pictures, headlines or videos from around the world from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday

Published: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:37:35 +0000

Last Build Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:37:35 +0000

Copyright: Copyright 2017 Associated Newspapers Ltd

'Robot surgery' could save men from prostate cancer

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 01:58:06 +0000

The £1 million Da Vinci robots have saved over 500 men with the advanced disease. They perform the life-saving surgery at University College London Hospitals.(image)

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Russia unveils SKYF heavy lift drones

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:46:28 +0000

The Russian designed drone can carry a 400-pound (181-kg) payload and fly for up to eight hours. It has applications in areas such as aerial pesticide application and food and medicine delivery.(image)

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Jeff Bezos' fortune breaks through $100 billion mark

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:19:09 +0000

Jeff Bezos broke the $100 billion mark for the first time on Friday - one month after he officially became the richest man in the world. Black Friday buzz caused Amazon stocks to shoot up.(image)

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Phone uses sonar to watch your mouth as you say passwords

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 00:05:07 +0000

Researchers at the State University of Florida in Tallahassee designed a system that can detect whether people are misusing recordings for 'replay attacks' in voice authentication systems.(image)

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Astronomers solve mystery of power source under Enceladus

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:56:22 +0000

German researchers believe the moon may have a porous core that allows water from the overlying ocean to seep in, where the tidal friction exerted on the rocks heats it.(image)

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Niantic reveals $200m funding as it develops Harry Potter

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:41:33 +0000

The new game, called Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will see players take to the streets to cast spells and fight magical beasts.(image)

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Experts reveal how to survive an apocalypse

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:21:33 +0000

According to an expert, a lot of what drives evacuations is mass hysteria, and most natural disasters don't require an immediate evacuation because they can be predicted, like hurricanes.(image)

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Researchers reveal 'tape recorder' made of microbes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 22:08:17 +0000

Columbia researchers used gene editing to enable e. Coli bacteria to not only record their interactions with the environment but also time-stamp the events.(image)

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Deer hunting permits slashed across Western states

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:20:05 +0000

Unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall that blanketed much of the Western U.S. last winter killed off many young deer.(image) FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, elk feed at the Wenaha Wildlife Area near Troy, Ore. Wildlife managers in some western states cut back hunting this fall in areas where big game herds suffered above-normal losses during the 2016-17 winter. (Keith Kohl/ Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)

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NASA to see if space turn E. coli into a superbug

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:14:01 +0000

NASA believe that in zero gravity, the bug could have an increased resistance to antibiotics - which could cause major problems for astronauts.(image)

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Can you spot the bird camouflaged into wood?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 21:09:50 +0000

Next time you're passing a wooden post in Brazil, you may need to look twice in case it suddenly flies away. Video has captured a Common potoo, a bird that can camouflage into a wooden log.(image)

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Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control...

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:43:50 +0000

Kings College London researchers and schizophrenia patients used computers to fine-tune the voices of these avatars, so the patients could come face-to-face with their tormentors.(image)

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Nissan to unveil new 'variable compression' engine

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:15:15 +0000

Nissan, an early mover in the electric vehicle market, will use the Los Angeles auto show next week to send a message about gasoline-fueled engines: They're not dead yet.(image)

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World has 3rd warmest year and 4th warmest October

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:14:41 +0000

NOAA data has shown that October 2017 tied with 2003 as the fourth hottest October on record, and the month also brought climate anomalies - 12% of the contiguous US was in drought by the end of it.(image)

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Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:09:04 +0000

Comments from paedophiles were found posted on the San Bruno-based video sharing site alongside clips of scantily clad children causing big companies to pull their advertising.(image)

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Russian sub can hit cities 5,778 miles away with nukes

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:02:25 +0000

The Borei II-class, or Borei-A, sub Knyaz Vladimir, or Prince Vladimir, was launched during a ceremony at the Sevmash Shipyards in Severodvinsk in northern Russia.(image)

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What the color-coded uniforms of US aircraft crewmen mean

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:00:55 +0000

The US Navy has come up with a color-coded system that categorizes the roles of personnel on the deck of aircraft carriers into seven different colors: purple, yellow, blue, brown, green, red and white.(image)

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Luxurious 2,300-year-old imperial bathrooms found in China

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:07:46 +0000

Chinese experts said the well-equipped washrooms, dating about 2,300 years old, were a part of an imperial palace. They were fitted with exquisite tiles and sophisticated sewage system.(image)

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Quantum messages could stop cyber criminals stealing data

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:00:46 +0000

The new system, developed by researchers from Ohio State University, is capable of creating and distributing encryption codes at rates five to 10 times faster than existing methods (stock image).(image)

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Stunning winners of a panoramic photography award

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:53:51 +0000

More than 1,300 professional and amateur photographers from around the globe entered their stunning landscape images into the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards.(image)

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The drone that found a Shaker Village in New Hampshire

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:30:12 +0000

The camera can identify remnants of buildings and other structures up to several feet below the surface, as temperatures of that brick or stone material is often warmer than the soil around it.(image)

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Humanoid robot Sophia claims she wants to start a family

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:08:30 +0000

The humanoid robot was speaking during an interview with Dubai-based Khaleej Times this week when she said that family is 'a really important thing.'(image)

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Fake Amazon Black Friday ad on Google links to scam page

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 18:07:55 +0000

Shoppers hoping to visit Seattle based retailer Amazon's website have encountered a tech support scam set up by cyber criminals, hidden in an ad which appeared at the top of Google.(image)

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'Biohybrid' robots that could help treat cancer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:45:06 +0000

The robots were manufactured by an international team of researchers led by the the Chinese University of Hong Kong, by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles.(image)

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Why Black Friday causes 'retail rage'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:35:58 +0000

A new study by researchers at various US universities has shown that customers who have an emotional response to shopping scenarios are more likely to be willing to engage in misbehavior.(image)

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What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:30:42 +0000

Professor David A Oakley from UCL and Professor Peter Halligan of Cardiff University explain we don't consciously choose our thoughts - instead we become aware of them.(image)

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Can YOU pass this IQ test?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:26:12 +0000

The new quiz from Playbuzz has left quizzers from around the world stumped. It contains a mixture of language and maths-based questions sure to test your all-round mental abilities.(image)

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Femail reveals the biggest Black Friday bargains

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:15:20 +0000

Despite a flurry of early Black Friday deals this year, the biggest brands have been saving up their most spectacular offers for the big day, knocking hundreds of pounds off home, tech and fashion.(image)

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1,500-year-old Christian mosaic uncovered in Israel

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:48:21 +0000

The find (left) was made in the coastal city of Ashdod, by a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University and Leipzig University.(image)

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How to stop being a spoilt b*** and get the life you want

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:47:52 +0000

Neurolinguistic practitioner and accredited international coach, Nicola Findlay, 36, from Surrey, is the author of Live Like You Give A F***.(image)

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Google is forced to take down 'distasteful' survey

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:42:22 +0000

The survey had to be completed before users could access an article on child sex abuse investigations on London-based Press Gazette's website.(image)

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Turn off cameras on children's Christmas presents

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:32:38 +0000

The Information Commissioner’s Office, which based in Cheshire, cautioned that toys with cameras and sensors leaves children at risk of being targeted (stock image).(image)

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Apple's Seoul office was raided by South Korean officials

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:25:16 +0000

A report by suggests that investigators from the Korean Fair Trade Commission visited Apple's Seoul office earlier this week to 'ask the firm questions about its business practices'.(image)

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Whirlpool named as 'worst fire offenders'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:19:08 +0000

Shocking new figures collated by the London Fire Brigade have shown that Whirlpool white goods cause three times as many blazes as the nearest major manufacturer.(image)

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Don’t panic quicksand won’t kill you after all

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:39:34 +0000

Authors Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty explore the myths behind some of the world's most gruesome fates including falling into quicksand and being swallowed by a whale.(image)

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Twitter designer reveals preview 'Save for Later' feature

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:34:59 +0000

Twitter is currently testing the 'Save for Later' feature and staff product designer Tina Koyama who is based in the San Fransisco Bay tweeted a preview of what the company is working on.(image)

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Pornhub to open its first store in Manhattan

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:30:57 +0000

Pornhub will open its first store in SoHo on Friday to promote the popular adult website. The Manhattan-based store will stay open until December 20.(image)

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Conspiracy theorists claim to have spotted a hand on Mars

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:28:17 +0000

The mysterious object was spotted in a photo sent back to Earth by Nasa's Mars rover, by Scott C. Waring, an alien enthusiast who regularly posts about alleged sightings and is based in Taiwan.(image)

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South Africa hippo 'practise synchronised swimming'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:47:13 +0000

This hippopotamus was seen enjoying what closely resembled an unintentional one-man synchronised swimming performance in the waters of Kruger National Park, South Africa.(image)

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Outrospectre VR system simulates an out of body experience

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:43:01 +0000

The experimental device is the creation of Dutch designer Frank Kolkman, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2015, and lets wearers live out the feeling of dying.(image)

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BMW's 'hyperloop' for bikes revealed

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:04:55 +0000

Munich-based car manufacturer BMW has created plans for two routes in Shanghai together making up more than 12 miles (20 kilometres) of cycleways.(image)

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Idyllic Caribbean island has been ruined by rubbish

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:55:07 +0000

Beaches in Honduras are being choked by a solid mass of bottles, wrappers and other recyclable waste turning the once-idyllic island into a floating landfill site off the Caribbean island's coast.(image)

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100,000 peverts potentially active on YouTube finds report

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:28:52 +0000

Volunteer moderators for San Bruno-based company YouTube have revealed there could be as many as 100,000 predatory accounts leaving inappropriate comments on videos.(image)

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Drone footage shows beluga whales frolicking in Canada

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:06:25 +0000

The beautiful belugas were filmed as they sought out the safety of Lancaster Sound which lies off the coast of Devon Island, in northern Canada.(image)

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Freddie Flintoff is convinced the Earth is flat

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:30:01 +0000

'Freddie', 39,  admitted he is obsessed with a podcast called The Flat Earthers, who claim the round planet was made up by Disney - despite the theory's origins dating back thousands of years.(image)

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Yale scientists find TH gene in humans but not in chimps

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:08:23 +0000

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine compared the brains of several species, and found stark differences in the dopamine system in each.(image)

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Black Friday spree: Shoppers will spend £8bn this weekend

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:46:21 +0000

Retailers are using the big bargain extravaganza to lure shoppers through the door – as they struggle to reverse a drop in sales fuelled by a squeeze on household budgets.(image)

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The psychology of Black Friday

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:02:26 +0000

Dr Shalini Vohra, a senior lecturer in marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, describes how pride and regret influence our spending on Black Friday.(image)

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YouTube cracks down on sick videos showing children

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:03:47 +0000

The San Bruno-based streaming video service has removed more than 50 user channels in the last week and stopped running ads on over 3.5 million videos since June.(image)

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Secretive Montauk airbase which inspired Stranger Things

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 03:43:48 +0000

Stranger Things is one of the most popular science fiction shows in recent years, but it's cast has revealed that the writers and creators were inspired by rumors about a real airbase.(image)

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Tesla sending 'golden tickets' to Model 3 customers

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:02:41 +0000

The firm has begun asking customers to specify exactly what they want in the car, promising those who choose a high end model will get it this year.(image)

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Lyft raises $500m 'war chest' in battle with Uber

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:02:21 +0000

The additional funding round, led by Alphabet's CapitalG, is an extension of the $1 billion round announced in October.(image)

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Elon Musk applies to expand his traffic beating LA tunnel

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:54:46 +0000

Musk has applied for permits to hopes to extend the tunnel along the route of the  notoriously gridlocked 405, past LAX connecting the South Bay, Westside and San Fernando Valley.(image)

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Snake catcher captures camouflaged snake hiding in sticks

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:32:17 +0000

A Queensland snake catcher has captured an image of a highly-camouflaged snake hiding among fallen branches - another reminder to check where you are walking through the summer.(image)

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Apple buys AR headset maker in $30m 'iGlasses' deal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:13:48 +0000

It is believed Apple spent $30m to acquire Vrana, a Toronto firm making the 'Totem' AR headset which used front facing cameras to allow users to mix VR with the real world.(image)

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Bizarre $2100 Youbionic arm will give you two extra hands

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:41:50 +0000

It is controlled using small sensors in the fingers, and a demonstration video shows it pinching and gripping, with each finger moving independently.(image)

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How cooking fish and chips can change the weather

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:00:20 +0000

Chemists at the universities of Reading, Bristol and Bath say that frying food could have a 'significant' impact on cloud formation and rainy weather.(image)

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Polar bears feast on a whale in the Arctic

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:15:56 +0000

The polar bears on Wrangel Island, off the coast of Russia's Chukotka in the northeast, rushed down the slope to feast on the carcass of a bowhead whale that washed ashore.(image)

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NASA reveals strange pattern in Antarctica's sea ice

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:08:32 +0000

This incredible image shows a rare formation of ice in Antarctica known as 'finger rafting,' which occurs when two floes of thin sea ice collide.(image)

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New species can develop in as little as two generations

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:00:16 +0000

Experts from Uppsala University in Sweden analysed DNA from the parent birds, collected over the years by biologists from Princeton University, as well as their offspring.(image)

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Babies can assess how much someone values a goal

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:00:08 +0000

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University suggest that babies acquire an intuition about how people make decisions very early in life (stock image).(image)

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Drug-resistant malaria parasite could cause global crisis

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:14:17 +0000

A new global malaria crisis could be triggered by a resistant-strain form of malaria discovere din Southeast Asia. Scientists are hopeful they can nip it in the bud but fear it may soon go further afield(image)

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Treasure hunter unearths 1,500-year-old Anglo Saxon coins

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:12:20 +0000

Chris Kutler, 54, stumbled upon the coins after spending four days searching a 1,600 sq metre field in Chelmsford, Essex.(image)

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Giant asteroid 3200 Phaethon will brush past Earth soon

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:11:54 +0000

Astronomers at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Konigsberg, Russia, have shown 3200 Phaethon will brush 'quite close' with Earth on December 17.(image)

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Elon Musk's electric truck will cost $150,000

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:07:41 +0000

For those who want their truck in a hurry, special 'founders series' are being made, with $200,000 required up front to get one. Tesla said production will stat in 2019.(image)

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Facebook trials new Snapchat-style ‘Streaks’ feature

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:46:24 +0000

Like 'Snapstreaks' on Snapchat, Facebook Messenger 'Streaks' have emoji next to the name of anyone who users are regularly messaging. It is currently being tested globally on select users.(image)

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Apple is developing a foldable iPhone ‘opened like a book'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:17:47 +0000

The tech giant has applied for a patent, and is believed to be working with LG to develop the screen technology. Samsung is also believed to be working on a similar handset.(image)

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Whooping cranes pair up with their childhood sweethearts 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:10:31 +0000

A team of researchers, led by the University of Georgia in Athens, tracked a group of endangered whooping cranes that was reintroduced to the eastern US in 2001.(image)

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X-rays show Dolly the Sheep did not have arthritis

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:46:52 +0000

Researchers at Glasgow and Nottingham University based their conclusion on X-rays of Dolly's skeleton, held by National Museums Scotland (NMS), in Edinburgh.(image)

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NASA drone race pits humans against an AI pilot 

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:46:35 +0000

The space agency took on pilot Ken Loo on a specially designed course using three purpose built drones named  Batman, Joker and Nightwing in a project funded by Google.(image)

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Apple releases its 2017 New York Christmas advert

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:43:10 +0000

Sway, which will compete with the likes of M&S and John Lewis, is based around two New York dancers called Christopher Grant and Lauren Yatango-Grant, who are married in real life.(image)

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Archaeologists find Roman shipwrecks off Egypt

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:42:57 +0000

The finds, including a crystal bust believed to depict the famous Roman general Marc Antony were made in Abu Qir Bay, during excavations by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.(image)

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German town of Staufen is cracking apart

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:22:33 +0000

Buildings in the German town of Staufen have been developing cracks since 2007, after a failed drilling operation caused the ground to swell.(image)

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US government warns about cyber bug in Intel chips

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:17:55 +0000

The Department of Homeland Security in Washington DC has advised PC users to review Intel's warning, which includes a software tool to check if they have a vulnerable chip.(image)

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The best dash cams for under £150

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:16:39 +0000

If you have a dash cam fitted you will have solid evidence of what actually happened in an accident, it won’t simply be your word against theirs. Here are the best devices for drivers on a budget.(image)

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Thunderstorms create radiation in Earth's atmosphere

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:12:16 +0000

Research from Kyoto University in Japan shows that lightning bolts trigger nuclear reactions in thunderclouds, firing radioactive particles toward its surface.(image)

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Soft robotic sleeve hugs the heart to keep it beating

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:07:25 +0000

It has proved a success on pigs, and Boston Children's Hospital researchers are hopeful it could be used for humans with heart failure in the not-distant future.(image)

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Wolves' return to Oregon brings conflict and opportunity

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:52:10 +0000

Wolves were once so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them.(image) In this May 19, 2011, photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Imnaha wolf pack's alpha male OR-4 is lies down after being refitted with a working GPS collar in Wallowa County east of Joseph, Ore. It's a political debate playing out against the backdrop of a rapidly growing wolf population, a jump in wolf poaching and demands from ranchers and hunters who say the predators are decimating herds and spooking big game. (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP)

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Budget: Hammond launches consultation on reducing waste

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:35:07 +0000

The worst polluting plastics could be taxed in plans to tackle ‘the scourge’ of environmental littering. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a consultation on single-use plastics.(image)

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Budweiser plans to send barley into space on December 4

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:24:01 +0000

Missouri-based Budweiser plans to send barley – one of the key ingredients in beer – to the International Space Station (ISS) to see how it reacts in microgravity environments.(image)

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Europe’s oldest chimpanzee Blossom dies at 62

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:44:52 +0000

Tributes have poured in from animal fans to Blossom, who arrived at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, when she was thought to be aged 17.(image)

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10 best words to include in your dating profile

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:40:19 +0000

Dating service Match has scoured the most successful profiles on its site to reveal the buzz words most likely to bag you a date - including 'honest', 'family' and 'fun'.(image)

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Richard Dawkins tweets photo of termite-built 'cathedral'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:36:24 +0000

Matt Shardlow, CEO of Peterborough based Bugs Life, spoke about the image on BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning, saying it is the handiwork of Australian magnetic termites.(image)

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£1m British flying car with foldable wings set for 2020

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:16:16 +0000

The NeoXCraft, which will be controlled by a computer programme, is the joint vision of Nottingham-based aviation company VRCO and the University of Derby.(image)

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Singapore will use driverless buses on roads from 2022

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:03:06 +0000

Driverless buses will be deployed in three new suburban towns - Punggol, Tengah and the Jurong Innovation District according to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.(image)

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The Sex Robots Are Coming shows married man's sex robot

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:52:40 +0000

New UK documentary The Sex Robots Are Coming tells the story of engineer James, 58, whose mistress is a 5ft tall blonde robot called April. He says the relationship has his wife's blessing.(image)

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Elon Musk says we only have 10% chance of making AI safe

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:50:42 +0000

Elon Musk was giving a talk to employees at San Francisco-based Neuralink when he said there was 'maybe a five to 10 per cent chance of success' at making AI safe.(image)

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Living in London is as bad for health as a nuclear zone

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:43:06 +0000

Research at Bristol University has found people who live in a contaminated area lose a few months of life expectancy, comparable to living in a polluted city.(image)

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First evidence human love related to reproductive success

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:26:42 +0000

A new study by the University of Wroclaw has provided the first evidence human love is related to reproductive success, therefore providing us with an evolutionary advantage (stock image).(image)

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Tesla completes construction of world's biggest battery

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:28:54 +0000

Tesla has completed construction of the world's largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, meeting a 100-day dealine for switching the packs on.(image)

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USSR space shuttles once NASA's competition sit abandoned

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:34:11 +0000

These eerie photographs show how USSR-era space craft have been left to rust in an abandoned desert hangar in Kazakhstan having once been the competition to the US NASA programme.(image)

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Nasa shows what astronauts will eat on ISS on Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 11:27:50 +0000

The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert alongside turkey.(image) In this undated image provided by NASA, NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, left, Randy Bresnik, center, and Mark Vande Hei give interviews on the International Space Station. The trio along with their international crewmates plan to feast on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey and single-serving bags of sides on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (NASA via AP)

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Wild India by Axel Gomille is a real-life Jungle Book

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:59 +0000

German photographer Axel Gomille spent 25 years travelling across India snapping pictures of the Indian subcontinent's diverse wildlife from sloth bears to nilgai and blackbucks.(image)

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Only 4% of furries say their 'fandom' is about sex

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:56:40 +0000

In the new study, titled Pleasures of the Fur , researchers examined data from The Furry Survey to find out more about the community – and the misconceptions around it.(image)

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Facebook to show people if they fell for Russia propaganda

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:53:41 +0000

A software tool to be released by the end of this year will allow users to see whether they engaged with Facebook pages or Instagram accounts linked to the Internet Research Agency.(image) A software tool to be released by the end of this year will show people whether they engaged with Facebook pages or Instagram accounts of the Russia-linked Internet Research Agency

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Facebook still lets housing advertisers exclude by race

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:25:58 +0000

Advertisers on Facebook can still discriminate by race, despite Facebook saying it corrected this flaw in February of this year. Facebook ads can also discriminate by national origin and handicap.(image)

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Dark energy and dark matter may not exist, study says

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:17:47 +0000

An astrophysicist from the University of Geneva found the behaviour of the universe can be explained without dark matter or dark energy. He argues some models ignore the properties of empty space.(image)

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The US Military is developing spy plants to detect threats

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:53:35 +0000

DARPA aims to engineer plants to detect certain chemicals, pathogens, radiation, electromagnetic signals and nuclear threats. It will rely on existing hardware such as satellites to monitor these plants.(image)

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Budget 2017: 'Google tax' to raise an extra £500million

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:45:06 +0000

Treasury sources hailed the 'innovative and novel' change, designed to tackle a new tactic employed by internet firms to add an extra leg to redirecting activity off shore.(image)

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Samsung to show off Galaxy S9 and S9+ at CES in January

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:10:41 +0000

The firm is set to reveal the two updated handsets in January - possibly alongside its first folding phone - at the annual CES event in Las Vegas.(image)

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