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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: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:13:15 +0000

Last Build Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:13:15 +0000

Copyright: Copyright 2016 Associated Newspapers Ltd

Weather forecasters predict geomagnetic storms will batter the skies until Friday

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:30:48 +0000

Space-weather forecasters have issued a G1 Watch through Friday – the lowest classification on the geomagnetic storm scale. For people in high latitudes, this could be a chance to spot auroras.(image)

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99 million-year-old dinosaur tail found in Myanmar

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:19:47 +0000

The incredible discovery – plucked from a market in Myanmar – reveals the feathered tail of a non-avian theropod that perished approximately 99 million years ago.(image)

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Cancerous tumor found in the mouth of ferocious giant 'Gorgon' 255 m years ago

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:09:48 +0000

The ferocious giant beast that roamed Earth 255 million years ago would have had terrible toothache - thank to a cancerous tumour in its jaws, according to new research.(image)

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Take the mind-bending tests that reveal our brain 'make up' part of our peripheral vision

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:05:53 +0000

Researchers have found that some of what we see in the periphery – the areas just outside our eye’s direct focus – could be a visual illusion, as our brain ‘fills in’ part of the scene.(image)

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How Air Force One is the most secure and luxurious plane in the world

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:05:35 +0000

The secrets of Air Force One has been divulged, revealing some of the amazing features that make 'the Flying White House' the most high-tech - and most luxurious - aircraft in the world.(image)

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Mercedes reveals smart headlights that can project directions onto the road ahead 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:53:03 +0000

Mercedes-Benz has revealed 'Digital Light', a smart headlight system that adjust in real-time depending on the surrounding area. It also projects visual aids onto the road.(image)

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$4.4bn USS Zumwalt FINALLY arrives at its new home port of San Diego

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:51:51 +0000

The stealthy USS Zumwalt finally arrived in San Diego today, where it will begin installation of combat systems and further testing and evaluation.(image)

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Hugo Gernsback dreamt up 3D TV specs nearly 50 years ago

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:49:28 +0000

Born in what is now Luxembourg City, the inventor Hugo Gernsback later became a naturalised US citizen and a pioneering entrepreneur in the electronics industry.(image)

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3D scanning reveals the 700-year-old face of Robert the Bruce for the first time - but did the father of Scottish independence have leprosy?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:55:03 +0000

The new images were created by a collaboration between historians from the University of Glasgow and craniofacial experts from Liverpool John Moores University.(image)

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'Is that even a phone?' Children's hilarious reactions as they try out old telephones and predict the future of new models (which they hope will dispense FOOD) 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:50:34 +0000

Children at a primary school in England were shown a range of phones, dating from the earliest landlines to the classics of the mid-2000s, and their hilarious reactions show how far tech has come.(image)

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Why a woman's sex drive can be determined by the type of contraceptive pill she using

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:12:17 +0000

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of New Mexico found that the levels of oestrogen and progesterone had differing effects on sex drive.(image)

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Smallpox may not be an ancient disease after all as child mummy is seen with the infection

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:06:54 +0000

New genetic research from McMaster University and others suggests that smallpox - a pathogen that caused millions of deaths worldwide - may be a much more modern killer than thought.(image)

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Timothy Summers reveals safest browsers and best messaging apps

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:29:50 +0000

Timothy Summers, an ethical hacker and director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement at the University of Maryland, explains how to stay cyber safe.(image)

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Facebook reveals the US Election and Brazilian Politics dominated 2016

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:24:32 +0000

The US election sits in the number one spot on Facebook's global Top 10 list, with Pokémon Go, Black Lives Matter, and David Bowie also among this year’s most talked about topics.(image)

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NASA OSIRIS-REx on journey to asteroid to collect samples before returning to Earth

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:06:17 +0000

Washington D.C.-based Nasa has explained exactly how the spacecraft is built to be able to see the asteroid from as far away as 0.62 million miles (1 million km) and as close as just a few feet.(image)

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Experts warn the 'nuclear age' is set to get more dangrous and could wipe us out entirely

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:44:07 +0000

A team of international researchers discuss where the world stands with nuclear weapons and where it will head in the future. Experts are sure the 'nuclear era' will determine the resilience of our world.(image)

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Samsung's Galaxy S8 will have a radical 'all screen' design

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:41:35 +0000

The handset will feature an 'all screen' design with a wraparound display, the latest rumours claim. Samsung is believed to be delaying release to allow for more testing in the wake of the Note fiasco.(image)

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Google showcases New York's Christmas shop windows in virtual tour

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:28:15 +0000

If you can't visit New York City to see the holiday displays, then Google has an app for you. Called Window Wonderland, this app takes users on a virtual tour to 18 different storefronts in Manhattan.(image)

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Sufferers of psychotic illnesses 'may have treatable immune disorder'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:24:11 +0000

Scientists at Oxford University found up to one in 11 psychosis cases may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain. The findings could open up a different route to tackle mental illnesses.(image) Scientists at the University of Oxford found up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve a condition where antibodies attack the brain

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MIT neuroscientist warns multitasking wrecks brain productivity and causes mistakes

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:18:46 +0000

Professor Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, advises that attention is limited resource, and the brain has a limited capacity for multitasking.(image)

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SpaceX gets dumped by British satellite firm as it faces further launch delays

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:11:40 +0000

British satellite company Inmarsat will switch to using Arianespace from rival SpaceX to launch a new satellite to provide broadband connectivity to air passengers, it said on Thursday.(image)

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Far out: Psychedelic images reveal the mesmerising patterns of drugs and vitamins inside your body

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:40:46 +0000

New psychedelic images of the many vitamins and drugs that fly around the human body have been revealed by photomicrographer, Dennis Kunkel from Hawaii.(image)

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Arizona army base spots Jaguar just south of Tucson

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:32:24 +0000

The second known jaguar might have been caught on camera in southern Arizona. The first jaguar spotted in recent years was seen in a nearby mountain range last year.(image) This Dec. 1, 2016 video image provided by Fort Huachuca shows a photo of a wild jaguar in southern Arizona. Authorities say a camera belonging to Fort Huachuca Army installation has captured what is likely the second wild jaguar to be spotted in the U.S. in recent years. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says a preliminary analysis suggests the cat is new to the area and not ¿El Jefe,¿ a jaguar that was captured on video in a nearby mountain range last year. (Fort Huachuca via AP)

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Can YOU see the hidden letters? Quiz asks players to identify the character concealed by a colourful scrawl (but only those with a high IQ will be able to spot them)

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:16:30 +0000

A new quiz promises to sort those with a high IQ from those with a less impressive score by asking players to identify the letters in an image.(image)

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Experts reveal warning signs of lazy corner-cutting colleagues

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:20:53 +0000

Peter O'Connor, Senior Lecturer, from Queensland University of Technology and Peter Karl Jonason, from Western Sydney University explain the traits that make a corner-cutter easy to spot (stock image)(image)

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Russia tests 'drone submarine' capable of carrying nuclear warheads in range of US

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:58:56 +0000

The Russian nuclear-capable sub, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, is feared to have a range of up to 6,200 miles with top speeds of 56 knots.(image)

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Are you subconsciously unhappy in your relationship? Expert reveals the 10 signs that prove it's finally time to call it quits 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:40:09 +0000

According to one expert, there's ten tell-tale signs that prove you're subconsciously unhappy with your partner and may need to break things off.(image)

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Humans may temporarily FORGET how to steer when self-driving cars hand back control

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:18:59 +0000

Scientists at Stanford University have found that the transition of driving control from an autonomous vehicle back to a human is risky, compromising driving performance (stock image).(image)

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E-cigarettes are a 'public health threat' to teenagers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:02:56 +0000

Too many youngsters are using the devices, which turn liquid nicotine into vapour and are illegal for under 18s to purchase, the US surgeon general Vivek Murthy says.(image) FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2014, photo, U.S. Surgeon General appointee Vivek Murthy appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth. In a report being released Thursday, Murthy acknowledges a need for more research into the health effects of "vaping," but says e-cigarettes aren't harmless and too many teens are using them. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Chinese fishermen net bizarre looking square fish 'resembling Donald Trump'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:49:07 +0000

The shaky video, which has been viewed over 150,000 times on Chinese social media sites since it emerged on Tuesday, showed a square fish with a large pout.(image)

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Egyptian mummy secrets revealed as 3,000-year-old remains are unwrapped in Australia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:46:09 +0000

Egyptian mummies up to 3,000 years old have been virtually unwrapped at the at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, by British Museum anthropologists.(image) A young visitor looks at a 3D image of a CT scan of an Egyptian mummy, during a preview for a joint British-Australian exhibition in Sydney ©WILLIAM WEST (AFP)

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High levels of magnesium help to reduce risk of strokes, diabetes and heart disease 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:45:40 +0000

Scientists at Zhejiang University in China have found magnesium in leafy greens, nuts, whole grains, meats and fish help reduce the risk of preventable diseases.(image)

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Mars One mission delayed for 'financial reasons' and won't leave Earth until 2031

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:44:18 +0000

A controversial project to give a group of pioneers a one way ticket to Mars has admitted it will be delayed by several years, the Dutch company behind the plan has revealed.(image)

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Tricky puzzle challenges players to find hidden hog in forest of birds

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:37:51 +0000

The brainteaser developed by Playbuzz sees the pesky pig hidden among a flock of birds in a forest. The two animals look nearly identical and only eagle eyed viewers will be able to spot the hog in the picture.(image)

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Radical 'Cormorant' could replace helicopters in war zones

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:05:20 +0000

The Cormorant has completed its first autonomous flight. This flying ambulance will transport troops or supplies within tight quarters where helicopters are unable to travel.(image)

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'Syrupy' subsurface ocean on Pluto could be hiding aliens

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:54:43 +0000

William McKinnon, professor of Earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis believes that the subsurface ocean may contain ammonia.(image)

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Cancer patient who lost most of his penis takes legal action against Southend Hospital

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:21:37 +0000

Andrew Lane, 61, contracted an infection after surgery to remove his prostate gland at Southend Hospital, Essex. It damaged his genitals so badly and he is now no longer able to have sex.(image)

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Growth rings on 500-year-old clams reveal 'worrying' evidence of climate change

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:28:36 +0000

Researchers at Cardiff University studied the growth rings of the clams to map out the oceans temperature over the past 1,000 years.(image)

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Israelites in Egypt may have turned hieroglyphs into letters 3,800 years ago

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:11:25 +0000

The controversial theory has been put forward by Dr Douglas Petrovich, an archaeologist from the Wilfrid Laurier University who spent years deciphering tablets from Egypt and Sinai.(image)

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Exposure to a gender-bending chemical affects a baby's development after just 5 DAYS 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:28:46 +0000

Gender-bending chemicals called phthalates can cause changes to a growing foetus within the blastocyst stage, researchers from the University of Massachusetts found.(image)

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After TV ban, now ALL junk food adverts that use children's mascots are to be banned 

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:27:28 +0000

Junk food giants will no longer be allowed to use Disney films, cartoon mascots, and stars of sport and music to advertise unhealthy products, said the Committee on Advertising Practice.(image)

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Giraffes and ‘Einstein’ parrots the latest animals to be put on the endangered species list as almost 25,000 creatures are now under threat of extinction

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:09:19 +0000

Giraffes and African Grey parrots are being pushed to extinction, a shocking wildlife report has revealed, along with one in 10 species of birds around the globe.(image)

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Scientists are calling for the 14-day limit to experiment on human embryos to be doubled

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:33:11 +0000

Scientists are calling for the 14-day limit to experiment on human embryos to be doubled. Lengthening the period may bring major insights into health conditions.(image)

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T-Mobile 'reinvents the phone number' with Digits service

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:52:11 +0000

The new service lets a single number work across everything from phones and laptops to tablets and even some smartwatches, also allowing them all to have multiple numbers.(image)

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AI that can create a perfect 3D face from a single picture is revealed

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:43:32 +0000

Researchers from the University of Southern California demonstrated it by creating the eerie face models for a number of people, including a young Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, and Hillary Clinton.(image)

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Researchers warn hemlock woolly and other pests could drive species to extinction

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:17:39 +0000

Insect pests, some native and others from as far away as Asia, can undermine forest ecosystems. Globalization is the primary driver, but climate change is playing a role as well, experts say.(image) In this Oct. 5, 2016 photo, distressed and dying hemlock trees are seen at Harvard University's research forest in Petersham, Mass. Forests from New England to the West Coast are jeopardized by invasive pests that defoliate and kill trees. Scientists said the pests are driving some tree species toward extinction and causing billions of dollars a year in damage. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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NASA's Cassini captures stunning images during its first 'ring-grazing orbit' of Saturn

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:09:10 +0000

The new images include an up-close look at the moon Tethys, detailed views of Saturn’s atmosphere from high above the northern hemisphere and new pictures of the rings themselves.(image)

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Stunning images from National Geographic's Best Photos of 2016 gallery

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:49:37 +0000

From a research vessel in an ice pack to vultures feasting on a carcass in Africa, National Geographic has unveiled its top 52 images of 2016.(image)

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Flickering LED lights could be cure for Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:48:25 +0000

Light treatment was found to encourage the brain cells to begin firing normally again in Alzheimer's patients, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found.(image)

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Planet Earth's surface water shown in stunning satellite images over the past 32 years

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:26:30 +0000

High-resolution maps created with more than 3 million satellite images reveal how natural processes and human activity have dramatically altered the global water distribution in 32 years.(image)

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International Space Station sees strange object flash red and blue as it flies past

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:58:17 +0000

Alien hunters reported seeing a golden cigar-shaped UFO near the International Space Station in live NASA web feed. Some say the aliens inside are investigating the astronauts' thoughts.(image)

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The power of positive thinking: Optimism can fend off cancer, heart disease and infection for EIGHT years

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:33:55 +0000

A Harvard study has found that optimists are less likely to die young. The team suggest that public health bodies should push positivity in patients as well as a healthy diet and exercise.(image)

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The Top 10 Highest Paid YouTube stars of 2016

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:29:49 +0000

Swedish gamer Felix Kjellberg, known as PewDiePie, took number one spot with $15.5m thanks to his popular channel.(image)

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Business owners suffer tech overload

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:20:36 +0000

Sufferers become so immersed in emails, texts and social media that they get only four or five hours of sleep a night - and one said her husband told her he felt invisible.(image)

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Tricky quiz asks players to work out solutions to VERY difficult conundrums 

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:02:32 +0000

The latest brain teasers sweeping the web are a series of fiendishly tricky riddles. Some of the conundrums from Playbuzz might be familiar, while others will take a little longer to work out.(image)

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NASA tests new embedded jet engine that could make eco friendly aircraft a reality

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:53:08 +0000

The new design can be embedded into the aircraft's wings. It could boost fuel efficiency by up to 8%, and reduce drag and weight, NASA said.(image)

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Most popular pacifiers contain hormone-disrupting toxins that cause autism

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:35:45 +0000

A study by the American Chemical Society warns that 100 percent of pacifiers tested contained BPA, BPS or BPF - so-called endocrine-disrupting chemicals.(image)

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LEAF refrigerator can grow medical marijuana plants in just three months

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:28:11 +0000

LEAF has designed a refrigerator that grows marijuana. Users just plant the seeds and the system does everything from monitoring temperature to feeding plants with nutrients from cartridges.(image)

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Greenland once nearly lost ALL of its ice and it might do so again

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:24:37 +0000

Two studies have revealed how the ice sheet melted and regained ice over millions of years. Evidence in it bedrock show it melted nearly completely in the last 2.6 million years.(image)

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US weather records show it was the warmest autumn on record

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:17:18 +0000

During the September-November period, the contiguous US was an average 4.1°F above the 20th century average, making it the second consecutive year to shatter the temperature records.(image)

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Apple planning 'premium' iTunes rental service for films still in theaters

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:12:25 +0000

Apple is hoping to do a deal with Hollywood studies to allow movies to come to its iTunes service earlier than ever before.(image)

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Stanford researchers develop chips three atoms thick that could make flexible displays

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:59:54 +0000

Researchers at Stanford University claim they can make electronic devices that are not possible to with silicon, like transparent television, bendy phones or electronic displays on glass doors.(image)

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Netflix viewer data shows how people relax after finishing a show

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:33:26 +0000

There's more truth to the phrase 'Netflix and chill' than many realize. Data released by the streaming site shows people like to 'cool down' for a few days after finishing its shows, such as Stranger Things.(image)

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Confiding in female friends makes you more likely to break up

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:21:50 +0000

The researchers, from East Carolina University, blamed jealousy on dissatisfied confidantes taking out their own relationship problems on other couples (stock image)(image)

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Foxconn says in preliminary discussions to expand U.S. operations

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:08:54 +0000

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.(image)

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Propulsion expert warns NASA's 'impossible drive' could be caused by 'mundane error'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:06:00 +0000

According to Brice Cassenti, an engineering professor at UConn, there’s a ‘slim’ probability that the results will hold up in further investigation, though he also notes that ‘it’s not zero.’(image)

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Erotic wall paintings in Pompeii reveal ancient Italian brothels

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:58:38 +0000

The Lupanar of Pompeii sex house was was a hangout for wealthy businessmen and politicians before the Roman city was famously wiped out by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.(image)

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3 possible explanations for feeling bloated after eating

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:49:43 +0000

Many assume bloating, flatulence and diarrhoea is a result of coeliac disease and begin to cut out gluten from their diets, says Jo Waters, London-based co-author of 'What's Up With Your Gut?'.(image)

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Incredible X-rays show how lithium-ion batteries explode

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:59:59 +0000

A team from the Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon used high resolution CT scans to reveal what happens inside batteries following extended periods of misuse and prolonged use.(image)

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Celebrity dog owners with pugs and French bulldogs are fuelling the illegal puppy trade, warn vets

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:57:36 +0000

A London-based body for UK vets has reported the alarming trend, finding animals with parvovirus and kennel cough, suggest they have been poorly bred without the correct vaccinations.(image)

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Elon Musk's SpaceX says rockets to remain grounded until January

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:56:26 +0000

Elon Musk's SpaceX has been forced to delay the return of its rockets to flight until January as an investigation continues into a launch pad explosion earlier this year.(image)

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University of Washington give gamers 'Matrix style' virtual reality experiment

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:53:50 +0000

Researchers at the University of Washington gave participants 21 mazes to navigate using direct brain stimulation. The subjects made the right moves in the mazes with 92 per cent accuracy.(image)

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The Weather Channel launches attack on Breitbart for 'misleading' article on climate change

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:52:07 +0000

'Science doesn't care about your opinion,' said Meteorologist Kait Parker, 'Cherry picking and twisting the facts will not change the future nor the fact... the Earth is warming.'(image)

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Apple blames external damage for flaming China iPhones

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:49:28 +0000

Apple has blamed 'external physical damage' for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China. Other users have complained of sudden shut-downs of the iPhone 6 and 6s.(image)

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Google AI lab study could help develop cyborgs know where they stand in society

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:39:27 +0000

Researchers from the Google-owned DeepMind AI lab and University College London scanned the brains of participants while they worked out the social hierarchy of a fictional company.(image)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7s may have exploded because of design flaw

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:37:25 +0000

Engineers at Palo Alto-based technology company Instrumental were not satisfied with Samsung's explanation for the flaming phones, so decided to find one and take it apart to examine it.(image)

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Scientists discover 3 new species of ghost spider

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:23:03 +0000

Researchers have discovered three new species of ‘ghost spider’ on Robinson Crusoe Island, a site roughly 400 miles off Chile – and they say they flew hundreds of miles to get there.(image)

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Fitbit buys smartwatch maker Pebble's software assets

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:14:39 +0000

Wearable device maker Fitbit said it had bought smartwatch maker Pebble's software and intellectual property as it looks to strengthen its position in the wearables market.(image)

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Hundreds bid Bon Voyage to Royal Navy's HMS Illustrious as it is towed away

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:26:02 +0000

The 22,000-tonne ship, affectionately known as ‘Lusty’, was formally decommissioned in August 2014 - and she has now left Portsmouth for a Turkish shipyard after 32 years of service.(image)

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Audi launches car that means you'll never have to stop at a red light (in Vegas, anyway)

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:25:55 +0000

The driver will see a simple display — a dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next to the digital vehicle speed and area speed limit displays already common in newer cars.(image)

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350 million-year-old fish fossils provide new insight into evolution

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:55:03 +0000

A researcher at the University of Pennsylvania has found traces of two tails in the developmental stages of an early fish called Aetheretmon, frozen in time.(image)

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Microsoft says virtual reality could make you HALLUCINATE like LSD

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:49:48 +0000

Washington-based Microsoft researcher, Mar Gonzalez Franco, said virtual reality could feel more like an acid trip as people become immersed in the experience.(image)

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Amazon brings Music Unlimited family voice-controlled service plan to the UK

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:32:53 +0000

Using the dedicated family plan in the UK and US, up to six people can access the service for £14.99/$14.99 a month or £149/$149 for a year, for Amazon Prime members.(image)

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Is there an age limit on having SEX? Pensioner's intimate issues are often ignored by doctors as they are 'too old'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:25:18 +0000

One man in his eighties even reported being refused Viagra for his erectile dysfunction on the grounds of cost, researchers from the University of Manchester discovered.(image)

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Safari leader Sigurd Halvorsen dies from elephant attack in Malawi

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:10:44 +0000

Norwegian Sigurd Halvorsen was taking a group of four tourists and two other guides around the Majete Game Reserve in Malawi when the enraged animal rammed into them.(image)

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Netflix finally adds preview videos to help you decide what to watch

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:48:43 +0000

The new video previews launch globally this week to all Netflix subscribers and will be rolled out to all compatible devices in the coming months.(image)

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Night turns to day for seconds as meteor filmed shooting through sky over Russia

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:34:53 +0000

After lighting up the sky above the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, the night plunged back into darkness and 30 seconds later witnesses reported a loud bang which triggered car alarms.(image)

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A third of the world's polar bears will disappear in next 40 years

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:41:54 +0000

Polar bear numbers are expected to collapse by a third in as little as 35 years as ice melts in the Arctic, a study found, with the number of the creatures expected to fall from 26,000 to 17,000.(image)

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New Zealand passport gate's awkward reason for failing recognise Asian man's face 

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:33:22 +0000

A man born in Taiwan who had his passport photo rejected by the New Zealand immigration website as it registered his eyes as being closed.(image)

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Apple reveals it has 20 MILLION paying customers for its streaming music service

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:31:41 +0000

Apple's Eddy Cue told the firm's 70 exclusive in the last year led to six number one albums - although the firm still trails Spotify's 40m subscribers.(image)

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Polar ice the size of INDIA has vanished as the Arctic and Antarctic experience record heat

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:26:05 +0000

The amount of polar sea ice on December 4 was about 3.84 million square kilometers (1.48 million square miles) below the 1981-2010 average (pictured), climate scientists claim.(image)

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3,000-year-old stolen mummy hand mistaken for sci-fi prop is returned to Egypt

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:48:06 +0000

The valuable item is among five smuggled artefacts, including painted wooden sarcophagi and a shroud that wrapped a mummy. They items were unveiled at a recent ceremony n Washington, D.C.(image)

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Will Apple's iPhone 8 have a CURVED screen?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:25:43 +0000

Cupertino-based Apple is said to be introducing a curved OLED panel on its upcoming handset. Previous rumours also point towards wireless charging, a 3D camera and augmented reality.(image)

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Apple users in China complain that their handsets have caught fire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:23:49 +0000

A report from the Shanghai Consumer Council includes eight reports of iPhones spontaneously catching fire while being used or charged.(image)

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Police poised to get more powerful 'two shot' taser guns with laser sights

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:05:05 +0000

The laser-sighted weapons can hit two targets, or offer officers a second chance of incapacitating a suspect without reloading.(image)

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Alien life may be lurking in the clouds of cold 'failed stars'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:55:50 +0000

University of Edinburgh astronomers have found that the pressure and temperature in the atmosphere of gaseous brown dwarfs is similar to Earth's and could host alien life.(image)

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Oculus Touch hand controllers FINALLY on sale

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:43:44 +0000

The hand controllers are designed to work with the Oculus Rift headset are on sale today from US, UK, Canada, France and Germany.(image)

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Map reveals what world's nations are best at with the US No1 for spam emails

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:09:37 +0000

A fascinating new global map has pinpointed what different countries in the world are the best at. The results range from the macabre to the mind-boggling.(image)

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Northrop Grumman reveals 'tailsitter' drone that can turn ship into aircraft carrier

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:53:37 +0000

Northrop Grumman has revealed its flying-wing tailsitter drone will take to the air in 2018 - and does not need a runway. Instead, it simply lands on its tail - a design first tested in the 1950s.(image) Small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates could greatly increase their effectiveness if they had their own unmanned air systems (UASs) to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other capabilities at long range around the clock. Current state-of-the-art UASs, however, lack the ability to take off and land from confined spaces in rough seas and achieve efficient long-duration flight. Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy?s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to provide these and other previously unattainable capabilities. As part of Tern?s ongoing progress toward that goal, DARPA has awarded Phase 3 of Tern to a team led by the Northrop Grumman Corporation. The first two phases of Tern successfully focused on preliminary design and risk reduction. In Phase 3, DARPA plans to build a full-scale demonstrator system of a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS designed to use forward-deployed small ships as mobile launch and recovery sites. Ini

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Massive huntsman spider eats lizard in Queensland

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:19:11 +0000

A huntsman spider the size of a dinner plate has been spotted with a lizard dangling helplessly between its jaws outside a couple's dining room window in Queensland, Australia.(image)

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