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Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:11:11 +0000

Last Build Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:11:11 +0000

Copyright: Copyright 2017 Associated Newspapers Ltd

Twitter officially shuts down Vine app

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:22:02 +0000

Twitter is pulling the plug on Vine today and the video-looping service is encouraging users to download their archived clips before the app is turned into an new tool - Vine Camera.(image)

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Fast talkers AREN'T more effective communicators

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:12:14 +0000

Researcher Dr Priva, a professor at Brown University, found that whether we speak slowly or quickly, we end up communicating information at the same rate.(image)

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Take the test that reveals if you HEAR flashes of light

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:07:02 +0000

A new study has found that roughly one in five people experience auditory sensations when viewing silent stimuli, suggesting it’s far more common than previously thought.(image)

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Croatian researchers find neanderthals liked decorating

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:39:23 +0000

The rock was collected more than 100 years ago from the Krapina Neanderthal site in Croatia and kept safely in the Croatian Natural History Museum in Zagreb.(image)

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Gmail is the latest victim of a phishing scam

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:39:02 +0000

The Gmail phishing scam was discovered by Mark Maunder, CEO of Washington-based Wordfence, the security service for WordPress.(image)

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University of Pavia reveal why gossiping is GOOD for you

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:21:10 +0000

Researchers from the University of Pavia in Italy studied the effects of gossip in women and found it causes the release of oxytocin, a hormone that helps bring people closer together (stock image)(image)

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Wasp develops head of an ANT on its rear end

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:07:57 +0000

Researchers based at University of Turku in Finland have identified a new species of wasp which has a behind that looks like an ant's head. The wasp was originally collected in Peru.(image)

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Wingsuit jumper aims to break 4 records in just 2 jumps

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:55:11 +0000

Fraser Corsan is attempting to go where no wingsuit pilot has gone before - 40,000 ft in the air. The British jumper will leap from a plane in May 2017 and beat four world records in two jumps.(image)

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Drone video shows a huge crack in Antarctic ice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:47:35 +0000

The footage shows a 25 mile-long (40km) crack in the Brunt Ice Shelf that appears to be a few feet deep. In some areas, the crack has split into two, leaving behind small islands of ice.(image)

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Mark Zuckerberg in court for $2bn Oculus Rift lawsuit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:38:53 +0000

The 32-year-old swapped his typical hoodie and jeans for a crisp business suit as he defended Facebook's VR headset in a Dallas court today.(image)

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Proxima B could be Earth 2.0

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:48:35 +0000

Edward Guinan, professor in Villanova University's Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, presented the findings during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Texas.(image)

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Animation shows what Huygens saw as it fell onto Titan

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:48:02 +0000

The new footage has been released by Nasa to mark the nearing end of the Cassini mission, as the spacecraft is due to descend in a self-destruct mission into fiery Saturn in September this year.(image)

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Fruit flies are as picky as humans when choosing a mate

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:11 +0000

Through a series of experiments, researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that male fruit flies display a key component of rational choice: transitivity.(image)

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The 'atmospheric rivers' that brought floods to California

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:37:44 +0000

NASA has now revealed a hypnotic new animation that shows how three atmospheric rivers, including the ‘Pineapple Express’ phenomenon, carried plumes of moisture to the Western US.(image)

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Giant gravity wave is spotted on Venus

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:53:20 +0000

Researchers from the Rikkyo University in Tokyo studied the mysterious bow-shaped stationary patch, after it was spotted in December 2015.(image)

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Adobe find men are more likely to CRY at work than women

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:49:48 +0000

The study, by California-based Adobe, looked at whether reviews at work were beneficial or detrimental to employee morale. Around 18 per cent of women claim they have cried after a review.(image)

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Gator nicknamed Humpback is caught on camera in Florida

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:39:06 +0000

Photographers flanked both sides of a gigantic gator to capture the massive reptile strutting across a path. The video was shot at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday.(image)

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Humans arrived 10,000 years earlier than first thought

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:19:09 +0000

Researchers based at Université de Montréal's Department of Anthropology have found that humans first arrived in America 10,000 years earlier than was originally thought.(image)

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China to develop record setting 'super super computer'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:08:43 +0000

China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.(image)

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Signals from a pounding heartbeat can make us more racist

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:48:57 +0000

Researchers from Royal Holloway University, London, were interested in understanding how heartbeats could affect existing racial biases.(image)

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How well do YOU remember these well-known images?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:18:23 +0000

The Mandela effect is the strange phenomenon in which many people remember something in a particular way, but are wrong. The name was created by Florida-based Fiona Broome.(image)

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US and Russian fighter jets in mock dogfight over Area 51

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:25:53 +0000

EXCLUSIVE: These are the amazing images which show a US F-16 and a Russian-built Sukhoi Su-27 involved in a mock dogfight high above the Nevada desert near the top secret Area 51 base.(image)

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University of Bath study finds gentler exercise works

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:16:51 +0000

Demanding exercise regimes provide no extra health benefits for people trying to lose weight, a study by researchers at the University of Bath has found.(image)

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Watching James Bond could encourage you to SMOKE

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:55:09 +0000

Despite kicking the bad habit in 2002, James Bond continues to be exposed to second-hand smoke from his sexual partners, experts from the University of Otago, New Zealand say.(image)

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Plans for world's first 'floating city' unveiled

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:28 +0000

The government of French Polynesia has signed a deal with California-based Seasteading Institute to begin construction work in just two years off the island of Tahiti.(image)

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'Blue Monday' 2017 is even more depressing than usual

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:49:55 +0000

Welsh psychologist, Dr Cliff Arnall, who is based in Brecknockshire, says celebrity deaths, Donald Trump and Brexit have made today one of the most depressing days in recent history (stock image)(image)

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France eyeing up free-for-all benefits because of robots

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:15:35 +0000

Two of the seven candidates vying to represent the ruling Socialist Party in France's presidential election this year Benoit Hamon and ean-Luc Bennahmias are promising the money.(image) French politicians, from left to right, Arnaud Montebourg, Jean-Luc Bennahmias, Francois de Rugy, Benoit Hamon, Vincent Peillon, Manuel Valls and Sylvia Pinel, attend the first prime-time televised debate for the French left's presidential primaries in La Plaine Saint-Denis, near Paris, France, Thursday Jan.12, 2017. (Philippe Wojazer/Pool photo via AP)

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Is this the UK's first SELFIE?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:32 +0000

Gordon Holmes, an amateur archaeologist, stumbled across an ancient picture of a face etched into a 4,000-year-old rock on Baildon Moor in Yorkshire.(image)

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YouTube backdoor lets porn pirates upload adult content

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:06:05 +0000

By uploading a video and not publicly listing it, pirates around the world are able to get around YouTube's safeguards for porn. The simple trick lets them embed the video on their own site.(image)

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Apple increases App Store prices by 25% in UK after Brexit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:53:57 +0000

Price rises in the UK, India and Turkey have risen for iOS and Mac users. The price change was announced in an email to developers after a 19 per cent fall in the value of the pound.(image)

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incredible drawings reveal how London might have looked

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:21:24 +0000

These incredible pictures reveal the strange assortment of plans developers have had to house people or alleviate traffic in the centre of London.(image)

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US self driving stealth ship to be get more missiles

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:11:33 +0000

The Navy has revealed plans to expand the mission portfolio of the 132-foot Sea Hunter trimaran so that it can conduct surface warfare missions, fire weapons and launch electronic attacks.(image)

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Quiz tests whether you know words coined by Shakespeare

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:02:37 +0000

The English language owes a great debt to William Shakespeare, who is said to have coined at least 1,700 words. While some might seem simple, a few will require more brain power to work out.(image)

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Dozens of dolphins die after being stranded in Everglades 

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:57:37 +0000

Almost a hundred dolphins have died after becoming stranded in Everglades National Park in South Florida. In total, 95 of the false killer whales - a type of dolphin - became stranded off Hog Key.(image)

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Female leopard shark in Queensland reproduces without male

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:36:12 +0000

A female leopard shark in Queensland has become the first in the world to reproduce without the help of a male, hatching three eggs in April 2016 despite being without a partner for three years prior.(image)

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Shocking images from NASA show how Earth has changed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:14:44 +0000

Shocking images taken from space by NASA show how much the Earth has changed by natural and human activities. Called ‘Images of Change’, the series compares Earth in then and now photos.(image)

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What US insurance companies want to know about you

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:16:15 +0000

Insurers are increasingly turning to technology for more real-time information on their customers that they say lets them assess risk more accurately and set rates accordingly.(image)

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Chevrolet's life-sized Batmobile is made of 340,000 LEGOS

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:11:36 +0000

Chevrolet has unveiled a life-sized Batmobile made up of more than 340,000 LEGOS. Standing 9 feet tall and spanning 17 feet long, the cape crusader's car took 222 hours to design and 1,833 to build.(image)

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Researchers reveal batteries with built in fire retardant

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:41:00 +0000

Researchers based at Stanford University have designed a battery with a built in fire extinguisher to stop the highly flammable contents of the battery from catching fire.(image)

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US Navy developing smart mini missiles to take out drones

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:01:07 +0000

DARPA says the new weapons will 'combine the guidance, precision, and accuracy of missiles with the speed of medium-caliber bullets'(image)

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3D renders claim to be the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:26:14 +0000

A set of 3D renders claiming to be the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus reveal the devices' measurements. Another rumor suggests both handsets will come with a revamped S Health app.(image)

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Test reveals personality based on colour combinations

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:16:25 +0000

According to certain psychologists, there is a strong association between colour and how people act. Here, the quiz from Playbuzz aims to find out if you are outgoing, sparkly or bold.(image)

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Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dies aged 82

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:02:39 +0000

'We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon,' said NASA in a statement.(image)

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'Nightmare bacteria' is more dangerous than we thought

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:24:59 +0000

New research by Harvard University warns CRE (carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae) could be much more dangerous, dynamic and widespread than previously thought.(image)

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Apple WILL take on Hollywood confirms Jimmy Iovine

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 21:52:50 +0000

Jimmy Iovine told reporters at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour Apple wants to create 'an entire cultural, pop cultural experience, and that happens to include audio and video.'(image)

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F-35 in crisis as Pentagon find 276 different faults

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:50:10 +0000

The new Pentagon report has warned the jet still has hundreds of faults - and won't be ready to even begin full combat testing until 2019.(image)

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The Second Coming? Israeli Rabbi claims birth of new star in 2022 confirms biblical prophecy and will herald the arrival of Jesus

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:18:31 +0000

Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s Tomb in Mount Zion, Jerusalem, believes the supernova explosion of two distant stars is evidence an ancient messianic prophecy is coming true.(image)

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Is your company timekeeping system ripping YOU off?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:43:00 +0000

Research published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology found that there are a lot of ways employers can manipulate your recorded work time using timekeeping software.(image)

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Microsoft folding phone can turn into a tablet

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:31:26 +0000

A new patent application has revealed Microsoft is developing a phone that can simply unfold to become a tablet or a mini laptop.(image)

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US Navy armor can detect brain injuries after explosion

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:39:03 +0000

Blast Load Assessment Sense and Test is a new system from the US Navy that can detect if a soldier has brain injuries from an explosion. It consists of small sensors that sit in the helmet and body armor.(image)

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British scientists to close Antarctica research station

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:37:56 +0000

The Antarctic research base that first discovered the hole in the ozone layer is set to be closed for the winter amid rising fears it could falling into a huge ice chasm.(image)

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Nasa releases animation showing the airflow around drones

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:12:37 +0000

Researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in California have used computer models to create an animation of the air flow around a quadcopter drone.(image)

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Moon Express gets closer to mining the lunar surface

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:10:23 +0000

As well as completing its recent financing round, Moon Express has also entered Google’s Lunar Xprize competition. The winner must travel 500 metres on the Moon and send pictures back.(image)

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Menopause evolved to stop females becoming a sexual threat

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:34:25 +0000

Researchers from the University of Exeter made the discovery after looking at the behaviour of whales in the Pacific Northwest who are the only creatures, other than humans, who go through menopause.(image)

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Gadget mountain in Asia threatens health and environment

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:19:25 +0000

China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University.(image) In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, photo, a worker arranges used electronic equipment at a repair shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm. The United Nations University says China is the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)

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Jealous of your partner? You're likely to spend more

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:58:25 +0000

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore found that the desire for brightly coloured products was higher in those envious of the attention their partner received.(image)

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ISIS modifying drones to drop bombs

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:54:04 +0000

Social media posts have revealed that ISIS have modified drones to drop bombs. Coalition air forces have hit ISIS-made drones and drone production sites in both Syria and Iraq.(image)

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BAE Systems' military spy laser could snoop on enemies

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:52:15 +0000

BAE Systems is developing the Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL), which uses a directed energy laser alongside a lens system, at its base in Lincolnshire.(image)

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Complex fort found at an ancient mining camp in Israel

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:50:51 +0000

Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University discovered the gatehouse, which has features suggesting the Iron Age settlement had a complex defence system and was used like an administrative office.(image)

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Google Street View launches first SKYDIVING panorama

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:42:03 +0000

A Google Street View photographer has joined forces with New Zealand skydive operator, Skydive Abel Tasman, to create the the first ever skydive to make it onto Google Street View on Google Maps.(image)

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The most common passwords used in 2016

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:20:44 +0000

Keeper, a password management firm based in Chicago, looked at 10 million passwords that became public through data breaches last year.(image)

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The seven Instagram wonders of the world revealed

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:32:03 +0000

The seven most Instagrammed attractions were calculated by hashtag numbers. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was No.1 while the Burj Khalifa and Machu Picchu also featured.(image)

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Airbus will test prototype for self-FLYING taxi this year

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:30:11 +0000

Airbus, based in Toulouse, France, is creating a fleet of flying taxis named CityAirbus. People would book the vehicle using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes.(image)

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Getting angry at children may do more harm than good

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:21:24 +0000

Researchers from the University of Michigan looked into what kind of feelings children have about lying and confessing when they have done something wrong (stock image).(image)

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Incredible video shows the bizarre 'disco spider' with a pulsating abdomen that has left experts baffled

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:29 +0000

The video was taken in Singapore by local macro photographer Nicky Bay. Theories about why it's pulsating include warning for potential predators and the movement of digestive fluids.(image)

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Portrait of Robert Burns contains secret Masonic symbols, claims expert

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:39:39 +0000

Jerry Brannigan, a freelance writer, presented his theory on the 'Da Vinci code of paintings' at a conference held by the University of Glasgow's Centre for Robert Burns Studies in Ayr.(image)

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Robot cars are now learning to drive by playing Grand Theft Auto

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:28:00 +0000

Researchers at OpenAI in San Francisco have developed a way to use Grand Theft Auto V’s detailed road layouts as a training ground, using software called Universe.(image)

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Google files patent for finding best pickup locations for driverless cars

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:50:27 +0000

The patent was published by California-based Google in December, and has recently been revealed by Patent Yogi , who describe it as an 'Uber-killer'.(image)

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Nasa astronaut covers up evidence of flashing lights moving past space station

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:18:55 +0000

The 'mystery lights' were seen in video uploaded by conspiracy theorist group Secure 10. They claim it was filmed from the ISS by an astronaut filming the view of Earth from outer space.(image)

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UFO hunter demands 'scientific inquiry' into black object flying over Bristol channel

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:49:41 +0000

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) filmed the footage in September while flying over the Bristol channel. NPAS said the black object was spotted at around 1,000 feet.(image)

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Swedish scientists may have finally have found where complex life came from 

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:47:54 +0000

Researchers in Sweden have pinned down microbes from which all complex life evolved. The microbes have been named Loki, Thor, Odin, and Heimdall, after the gods of Norse mythology.(image)

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Samsung Electronics finds faulty BATTERIES caused Galaxy Note 7s to burst into flames

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:16:47 +0000

Samsung Electronics investigation into what caused some Galaxy Note 7s to catch fire has concluded that the batteries were the cause of the explosion, a source said.(image)

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The delicate art of apologising (without making it worse) by psychologist HARRIET LERNER

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:59:24 +0000

The two most healing words in the English language are: ‘I’m sorry’. They have the power to remove anger and hurt, to strengthen relationships and increase self-esteem.(image)

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Train will travel 7,500mile journey from China to London

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:28:31 +0000

Bringing an array of goods from Iwu in East China, the East Wind locomotive will have finished an incredible 16-day journey, when it pulls into Hackney Rail Freight terminal on Wednesday.(image)

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Pendant almost identical to one owned by Anne Frank is found at concentration camp

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:25:53 +0000

The necklace was recently discovered by archaeologists at the Nazi Sobibor death camp in western Poland. They believe it belongs to Karoline Cohn who was deported in 1941.(image)

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Mystery over spooky figure that appears in snap taken under the full moon

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:20:34 +0000

The uploader, whose Reddit name is MeTarzanYouJane, posted the two images on the website asking other users to help him figure out what happened in the photo.(image)

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10 dead dolphins are washed up on British beaches in just a few days

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:46:42 +0000

Pollution, trawler nets, bad weather and jet skiers are all likely causes for the demise of ten dolphins in as many days around West Country beaches, with the latest found in St Ives, Cornwall.(image)

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Architects say they could 3D-print a 3-MILE-high smog-eating skycraper by 2062

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:29:42 +0000

The skyscraper is the vision of Arconic, a materials science company in New York, as part of its larger campaign called The Jetsons – an homage to the 1962 cartoon, set in 2062.(image)

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Bizarre bike has skis and tank tracks to ride across everything from snow to sand

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:03:45 +0000

Christini unveiled its most extreme bike yet - a mash up between a snow mobile and motorcycle. Called II-Track Snow Bike, the bike is equipped with a front ski and rear tank-like tracks to tackle wintry terrain.(image)

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Researchers say megalodon was unable to change its diet after its favourite whales died out

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:02:29 +0000

The University of Pisa found the megalodon was a picky eater - which led to its extinction. Fossils show the ancient shark was unable to adapt once its food supply was killed off by climate change.(image)

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A dark and frozen Earth: Researchers reconstruct the apocalyptic conditions on the planet after asteroid megastrike that killed off the dinosaurs

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 07:01:23 +0000

Researchers say the 'big chill' had far more catastrophic effects than first thought, causing temperatures to plunge for three years even mixing oceans and killing off sea life.(image)

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Race to make vaccine for the PLAGUE amid fears terrorists could use it to kill millions

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:09:48 +0000

Researchers at the University of Texas, backed by the Department of Defense, warn Yersinia pestis is one of the most likely candidates for a bioweapon.(image)

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Forget Tesla: Incredible images reveal the quirky electric cars of old that paved the way for Elon Musk

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:27:27 +0000

From horseless carriages to modern-day roadsters, engineers and designers have been tinkering under the bonnet for more than a 150 years to try and perfect the electric car.(image)

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Rocky Mountains from space

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:39:43 +0000

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has taken some spectacular photos of Earth from space. And he recently showcased the beauty of North America's Rocky Mountains.(image)

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Did life come from BACTERIA? Researchers say virus infections could have sparked them

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:16:54 +0000

When a virus infects a cell, it turns it into a virus factory. Researchers at the University of California discovered how extensive that reprogramming can be, turning bacteria into animal or plant-like cells.(image)

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SpaceX finances 'on a knife edge' following disastrous rocket explosion

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:54:28 +0000

Financial documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal reveal Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket costs the firm 'hundreds of millions of dollars' when it burst into flames in 2015.(image)

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What's REALLY in your sushi? Study finds almost half of fish are mislabeled

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:26:32 +0000

Marine scientist in California found that 47% of fish sold at sushi restaurants in Los Angeles was mislabeled, which could be due to bad translations or restaurants defrauding customers.(image)

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Want to stick to your New Year resolutions? Move house, say scientists

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:10:08 +0000

Researchers at the University of Bath have found that habits can be changed when you change the the factors around the habit - such as location and context.(image)

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Android inventor Andy Rubin to take on Apple and Google with new smartphone

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:36:24 +0000

Andy Rubin has recruited over 40 people to his new firm, to be called Essential, according to Bloomberg. It aims to build an entire technology ecosystem from phones to app stores and smart home gadgets.(image)

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Breakthrough in fixing a broken heart: Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the outer layer of organ

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:31:26 +0000

Researchers at Penn State University have managed to use stem cells to regenerate the outer layer of our heart - the epicardium. The research could be useful for patients who've had heart attacks.(image)

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Screen time is GOOD for teen brains: Why 257 minutes is the 'sweet spot' before computers damage mental health and behavior

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:48:31 +0000

Researchers at the University of Oxford have calculated the 'sweet spot' at which point young people get the most out of online activity: 257 minutes.(image)

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Security flaw could mean Whatsapp messages can be read by the government and hackers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:35:52 +0000

The security flaw was discovered by Tobias Boelter, a cryptography researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Boelter says he reported the flaw to Facebook in April last year.(image)

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Driverless shuttle is new thrill in downtown Las Vegas

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:24:28 +0000

The oval-shaped shuttle that carries 12 people began a 10-day, free pilot program Tuesday along Fremont Street in the downtown entertainment district.(image) In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, the Navya Arma autonomous vehicle drives down a street in Las Vegas. The driverless electric shuttle has begun carrying passengers in a test program in a downtown Las Vegas entertainment district. (AP Photo/John Locher)

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Google lets you book an Uber from within Maps - even if you don't have ride sharing firm's app on your phone

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:28:52 +0000

Google Maps doesn’t just want to show you where you going, it wants to help you get there. Users can now search, browse, request and pay for an Uber rides directly from the Google Maps app.(image)

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Stuart Hazell’s EARS were a tell-tale sign as he lied over Tia Sharp's disappearance

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:44:43 +0000

Expert Cliff Lansley tells how the fact that Hazell's lobes turning red was a sign that he was lying, as the fine capillaries are subject to colour change when blood pressure increases.(image)

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Why does snow ALWAYS plunge Britain into transport chaos? A scientist explains why we're so ill-prepared

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:33:13 +0000

Barbara Turnbull Associate Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics from the University of Nottingham explains why Britain is so ill-prepared for the snow(image)

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You've been feeding your cat wrong: Scientists say you should give it food 5 TIMES a day to stop it getting fat

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:17:32 +0000

The cat feeding plan, which suggests feeding your cat five small meals a day, was devised by Dr Sarah Elllis and Dr Lizzie Rowe on behalf of the charity International Cat Care, based in Tisbury.(image)

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Are you seeing ghosts? Get yourself to an optician NOT an exorcist, leading expert warns

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:12:46 +0000

Dr David Allamby, a laser eye surgeon at London's Focus Clinic, says hallucinations can be caused by Charles Bonnet syndrome that affects people who have experienced vision loss.(image)

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Can YOU recognise cities around the world just by sound? Fascinating interactive quiz may baffle even seasoned travellers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:43:00 +0000

The sound of samba at Rio’s carnival or rush hour traffic in New York can instantly teleport you back, but how well can you identify a place just by its soundscape? Try a fascinating quiz to find out.(image)

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Being bilingual makes your brain more efficient and could stop you getting dementia

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:25:41 +0000

Researchers from the University of Montreal were interested to see how the brain functioned in elderly people who are monolingual versus those who are bilingual (stock image).(image)

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