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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:58:23 +0100

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Get ready for Campbell's SUPERsoup: Firm invests in 'personal nutrition' firm that can analyze DNA to tell you what to eat

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:57:10 +0100

Habit aims to help people find the right diet plan. The firm, recently backed by Cambell's Soup, analyzes over 60 different biomarkers in DNA to create personalized nutrition plans.(image)

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Amazon's quarterly profit misses estimates, shares tumble

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:55:56 +0100 reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as expenses rose and the company provided a disappointing fourth-quarter revenue forecast.(image)

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Apple unveils its new MacBooks set to have fingerprint sensor instead of a power button

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:32:40 +0100

The MacBook Pro's new 'touch bar' gets rid of the traditional function keys, replacing them with a smart touchscreen that has a built in fingerprint sensor. Apple also showed off a n new TV app at its HQ.(image)

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Cannabis could enhance your night vision find researchers from the US and Canada

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:29:27 +0100

In a new study, researchers from the US and Canada have linked increased levels of cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, to enhanced low-light vision in vertebrates.(image)

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Do YOU have asthma? Scientists say a tropical parasite that causes stomach bugs could hold the cure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:19:29 +0100

A protein produced by the hookworm - a common cause of stomach infections - relieved breathing difficulties in mice, scientists from James Cook University, Australia, found.(image)

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Israel unveils 'oldest' Hebrew mention of Jerusalem

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:17:35 +0100

Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a 7th century BC text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible. The scroll was found in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea.(image) An ancient papyrus manuscript from the time of the First Temple during a press call in Jerusalem ©Menahem Khana (AFP)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook launches new 'cord cutter' TV app to take on cable firms

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:07:52 +0100

Tim Cook unveiled the firm's new TV at a special event in Cupertino today, revealing it will be available on Apple TV, iPads and iPhones in December - but Netflix has not signed up.(image)

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New internet scam system catches out malicious websites before they are registered

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:18:21 +0100

The PREDATOR system which distinguishes between legitimate and malicious buyers of new websites, was designed by a team from Princeton University.(image)

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How the moon got its RINGS: One of our satellite's biggest craters was made by two giant impacts

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:08:38 +0100

MIT researchers used data gathered by Nasa's GRAIL mission, to study the structure of the moon's largest and youngest crater. In another study, a team from Brown modelled how the crater formed.(image)

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Facebook Live gets ghoulish with Snapchat-style Halloween masks and reaction icons 

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:34:51 +0100

The social media platform, based in Menlo Park, California, says the temporary seasonal updates (pictured) are being rolled out to help people celebrate Halloween online.(image)

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China hosts 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:28:59 +0100

At the 2016 World Robot Conference in Beijing, exhibitors for the Xiao I bot revealed the AI can mimic the functions of the human brain, allowing it to analyze massive amounts of data.(image)

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Amazon plans to open 2k grocery stores across America in the next 10 years

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:27:58 +0100

Internal documents reveal Amazon is pushing deeper into the grocery industry. Business Insider reveals the firm is planning to open 20 grocery stores by the end of 2018 and 2,000 over the next decade.(image)

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Vine part of cull that will see 9% of Twitter's staff fired as it fails to find a buyer

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:17:34 +0100

Twitter bought the viral video app in October 2012, just before its official launch.The move comes as the firm announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs from its global workforce.(image)

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Bizarre orbits of distant objects could be explained by the hypothetical world

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:16:01 +0100

In the new paper, researchers from the University of Arizona pointed out peculiarities of the orbits of objects beyond Neptune that had been unnoticed until now.(image)

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The 176 original emoji become part of New York's Museum of Modern Art’s collection

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:05:16 +0100

The original set of 176 emojis were a gift to New York's Museum of Modern Art from the phone company, Tokyo head-quartered Nippon Telegraph and Telephone.(image)

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Is this the oldest brain in the world? 130-million-year-old fossil reveals dinosaur grey matter was similar to birds and crocodiles

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:01:56 +0100

Oxford and Cambridge university scientists believe the brain tissue (pictured) belongs to a species closely related to Iguanodon, which lived in the Early Cretaceous Period.(image)

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Common swifts fly non-stop for 10 MONTHS every year: Record-breaking birds only come down to breed

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:37:45 +0100

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden attached data loggers to 19 birds to reveal swifts spend more than 99 per cent of their time during their 10-month non-breeding period in flight.(image)

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Crustaceans in the ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ wear CAMOUFLAGED: Bacteria coating helps creatures avoid a predator’s gaze

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:00:58 +0100

Researchers from Duke University and the Smithsonian Institution found midwater hyperiid amphipods are covered with anti-reflective coatings on their legs and bodies.(image)

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Don't say cheese! Sweden BANS drones with cameras in a 'huge blow' to commercial and recreational users

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:02 +0100

The Swedish court finds that drones with cameras are 'regarded as surveillance cameras,' which could violate the privacy of those below, and so have banned the use without a licence.(image)

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Earliest known inscription of the Ten Commandments is up for sale for £500,000

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:31:19 +0100

The tablet was first discovered in Yavneh in Israel 1913 and it has resided in the Living Torah Museum in New York since 2005. Los Angeles-based Heritage Auctions is selling the tablet.(image)

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Google's neural network is learning to encrypt its own messages

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:46:44 +0100

Researchers from the Google Brain team in Mountain View, California, published a paper showing how computer networks can work out how to use a simple encryption technique.(image)

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Twitter to cut HUNDREDS of jobs as workforce is slashed by 9%

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:43:57 +0100

The San Francisco-based social media platform announced the cuts as part of its latest quarterly financial figures. Twitter made a net loss of £83m in the three months to the end of September.(image)

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Game creators invent a protective ‘force field’ after player is groped in virtual reality

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:35:32 +0100

The makers of QuiVR are introducing new measures to battle gamers invading other's personal space after a woman in Redwood City, California was 'sexually assaulted' during gameplay. (stock image)(image)

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Be patient, console fans! Nintendo Switch launch date and games line-up won't be announced until January 2017

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:08:44 +0100

Nintendo president, Tatsumi Kimishima, has said that major details of the console will be revealed at a live event in Tokyo on 13 January 2017, to be streamed online.(image)

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Men are using bots to 'dream about a subservient girlfriend' 

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:56:20 +0100

Virtual assistants, such as California-based Apple's Siri, are spending more time dodging personal questions and dealing with darker forms of sexual harassment.(image)

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Does YOUR tattoo embarrass you? New technology removes body ink 'without scarring'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:52:26 +0100

Harley-street based Dr Tijion Esho says he has seen a surge in demand for people wanting the new picosecond technology - which works at a trillionth of a second - to remove their tattoos.(image)

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Apple admits AirPod 'needs a little more time' to perfect $159 wireless headphones

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:27:53 +0100

Apple said 'we don't believe in shipping a product before it's ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers.' They were scheduled to go on sale in 'late October'.(image)

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New photos show worst coral bleaching to date: 1,429 MILES of the Great Barrier Reef are affected

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:05:38 +0100

A swathe of corals bleached in the northern third of the biodiverse site off the Queensland state coast died after an unprecedented bleaching earlier this year as sea temperatures rose.(image)

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Female gamer feels 'violated' after being virtually groped by another player

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:36:09 +0100

Jordan Belamire, who goes by a pseudonym to protect her privacy, was playing a virtual reality game in Redwood City, California, when another player sexually assaulted her.(image)

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Prosthetic hand helps amputees control the intensity of their touch

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:15:52 +0100

The prosthetic limb has been developed by researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. Two volunteers can now use the experimental hand at home, not just the lab.(image) In this photo provided by James Vonderhuevel, Keith Vonderhuevel picks up 2-year-old Allison Vonderhuevel in Sidney, Ohio, using a special prosthetic hand that allowed him to feel sensation so he knew how tightly to squeeze. A next-generation artificial hand is letting amputees tell the difference between a soft or firm touch, another step toward developing prosthetics that can feel, and a natural enough sensation to hold a child without too tight a squeeze. ( James Vonderhuevel via AP)

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Facebook Live video showing spacewalk outside the ISS is deemed a fraud

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:16:30 +0100

Millions watched in awe as a Facebook Live streamed a spacewalk from the International Space Station. Although many media outlets shared the footage, Nasa has denied its accuracy.(image)

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Arctic warming effect on jet stream may be causing intensely cold winters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:10:47 +0100

An indirect effect of climate change may be causing intensely cold winters in the UK and US, a study suggests. Warming in the Arctic is thought to be influen...(image) Warming in the Arctic is thought to be influencing the jet stream, a high-altitude corridor of fast-moving air, leading to severe cold snaps

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MRI scans reveal how child molesters may be wired differently

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:45:48 +0100

Scientists from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, say the findings could help predict whether or not a paedophile might go on to offend (pictured is a stock image).(image)

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Russia tests its radical new hypersonic nuclear warhead 'object 4202'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:11:08 +0100

Troops launched an RS-18 ballistic missile on Tuesday which is believed to have been a test of the advanced hypersonic glider warhead, according to

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings reveals future of TV could be a Matrix-style hallucinatory drug

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:50:39 +0100

At the Wall Street Journal Live conference on Tuesday, Hastings discussed the challenges the streaming service may face in the future, including 'pharmacological' competition.(image)

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SeaWorld Orlando's 'naked' penguin gets special wetsuit after feather loss

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:03:29 +0100

Wonder Twin, a female Adelie penguin at SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin exhibit, began shedding her feathers and soon had trouble regulating her body temperature.(image)

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First ever '3-way DNA' kids are thriving

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:56:03 +0100

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor.(image) Emma Foster, 17, of Red Bank, N.J., speaks during an interview at St. Barnabas Hospital, in Livingston, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. More than 15 years ago, 17 babies, including Emma, were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are doing as teenagers. The preliminary verdict: The kids are all right. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Bizarre optical illusion of shiny legs divides social media

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 03:37:55 +0100

An image of a pair of lady's legs has gone viral on Twitter after users struggled to figure out what was deceiving about the limbs.(image)

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Computers that can read your MIND and convert thoughts into text are on their way

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:54:59 +0100

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, compared the pros and cons of using various brain imaging techniques to make the technology a reality in the future.(image)

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Huge cache of bones suggests bird-like creatures flocked together in social groups

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:28:06 +0100

A University of Alberta study claims to have found the first evidence for flocking behaviour in bird-like Avimimus dinosaurs in a large cache of bones found in the Nemegt region of Mongolia.(image)

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World wildlife population will have plummeted by 70% by end of this decade

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:02:31 +0100

Humans have wiped out so many animals that the planet is on the verge of the first ‘mass extinction’ since the dinosaurs, with African elephants, tigers, gorillas and pandas all at risk.(image)

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'Alien megastructure' 1,400 light years away will be looked at for signs of life

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:34:37 +0100

As part of the SETI project to speed up the search for alien signals, a team of astronomers in the US will recruit a huge telescope in West Virginia to study distant star KIC 8462852 more closely.(image)

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Mystery of the 100,00 year cycle that plunges the Earth into an ice age

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:38:19 +0100

Researchers from Cardiff University say the oceans could be to blame for 100,000 year ice age intervals, as they draw in CO2 from the atmosphere, lowering the temperatures on Earth.(image)

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Expert says Russian and Chinese anti-satellite weapons are the 'new reality'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:35:50 +0100

Military expert Vasily Kashin warns that Russia, China, and the US, along with India and Iran will likely soon have ‘domestically-made sophisticated anti-satellite weapons.'(image)

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Bully victims are 'twice as likely to suffer mental health problems as adults'

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:16:13 +0100

Persistent bullying when young is also linked to relationships breaking down and low employment, researchers from the London School of Economics and King's College London found.(image)

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Wet wipes are wreaking havoc on the environment

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:13:47 +0100

London-based Water UK has penned an open letter to the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, urging it to conduct a full investigation into the damage caused by wet wipes.(image)

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Tesla reports first quarterly profit in more than 3 years

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:26:34 +0100

Record deliveries helped to offset rising expenses related to next year's roll-out of the company's mass-market Model 3 sedan as the firm recorded net income of $21.9 million.(image)

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Sonoran Desert violent burials 4,000 years ago 'sent a message to enemies'

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:56:30 +0100

Archaeologists with the University of Arizona unearthed bodies which indicate brutal treatment both before and after death, thrown haphazardly into their graves in 'continued desecration.'(image)

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Superbatteries based on human body set to power your phone revealed by Beijing researchers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:39:33 +0100

The University of Cambridge created a lithium-sulfur battery with structures (pictured) like the finger-like projections that line the intestines in order to hinder battery degradation.(image)

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Air steward Gaetan Dugas blamed for AIDS epidemic in US did NOT start HIV spread

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:27:37 +0100

Gaetan Dugas, a French-Canadian gay man, was posthumously labelled 'Patient Zero' by an unsympathetic media and accused of being responsible for the spread of HIV across the US.(image)

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Blackberry unveils final phone before outsourcing production

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:37:14 +0100

Earlier this year it revealed it will instead begin outsourcing its phone production to other firms - but has pledged it will continue to make handsets through its partners.(image)

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Microsoft unveils Surface Studio, its first all-in-one desktop PC alongside the 'most powerful Surface Book ever' 

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:14:00 +0100

The new $3,000 all in one PC boasts a touchscreen and a new 'dial controller with Haptic feedback. It was unveiled alongside a new 'creators edition' of Windows 10 which includes VR capabilities.(image)

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Stone Age man killing cave lions for pelts may have led to their extinction

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:05:07 +0100

A team of experts led by Marián Cueto from the University of Cantabria, Spain, examined nine fossilised cave lion toe bones from the Upper Palaeolithic cave site of La Garma, in northern Spain.(image)

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Astronomers spot triple star system being born

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:00:20 +0100

The findings come from a new study, involving researchers at the University of Oklahoma, which found a disc of cosmic dust fragmenting due to gravitational instability (pictured).(image)

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Apple to launch THREE versions of the iPhone 8

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:58:13 +0100

According to Nikkei , there will be one premium model with a curved edge-to-edge OLED display alongside two models that have standard LCD displays.(image)

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Mystery as Nasa images show area has changed from blue to gold in just four years

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:40:10 +0100

These two natural colour images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show the changing appearance of Saturn's north polar region between 2012 and 2016, showing a clear change from blue to gold.(image)

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Researchers say 1.6 million wealthiest Americans actually run medium sized family firms

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:31:25 +0100

Concordia University reveals the typical one percent household's wealth doesn't measure up to those on the Forbes rich lists. These people are usually owners of family-run businesses.(image)

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Does Facebook's facial scanning technology violate privacy law?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:09:33 +0100

A lawsuit filed in Illinois in May under the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Facebook previously argued to have it dismissed but judges said that the case should go ahead.(image)

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Does this finally end the 'breast is best' debate? Scientists develop the first formula milk with human bacteria

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:00:51 +0100

Complex sugars naturally found in breast milk which feed good bacteria in an infant's gut can also be put into formula, researchers from US-based healthcare company Abbott found.(image)

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Stunning image shows what the universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:08:40 +0100

New images reveal the universe in stunning radio colour, with the Milky Way standing out as just one of more than 300,000 galaxies observed in one of the biggest radio sky surveys ever assembled.(image)

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Browsing activity online could reveal your true identity to hackers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:07:51 +0100

Researchers from Princeton and Stanford Universities were able to identify people from anonymous internet data with a worrying degree of accuracy.(image)

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Browsing activity online could reveal your true identity to hackers

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:07:51 +0100

Researchers from Princeton and Stanford Universities were able to identify people from anonymous internet data with a worrying degree of accuracy.(image)

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Mysterious glowing 'halos' found at the heart of distant galaxies baffle scientists

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:48:14 +0100

A team of scientists led by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology studied 19 quasars using the Very Large Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory, with a new instrument called MUSE.(image)

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Could this giant vacuum cleaner save our cities from pollution?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:37:50 +0100

The large purifying system is intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine, said a spokesman for the Envinity Group which unveiled the system in Amsterdam.(image)

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Could this giant vacuum cleaner save our cities from pollution?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:37:50 +0100

The large purifying system is intended to filter out toxic tiny particles from the atmosphere surrounding the machine, said a spokesman for the Envinity Group which unveiled the system in Amsterdam.(image)

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Now you can walk VERTICALLY with manually-powered elevator The Vertiwalk

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:28:19 +0100

Vertiwalk has been designed by a team from the Rombout Frieling Lab in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and is a hybrid between stairs and an elevator.(image)

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Study reveals newborn girls can handle stress BETTER than boys

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:38:26 +0100

The study from the University of Granada looked at babies born to 56 mothers and analysed blood samples for signs of oxidative stress (stock image used).(image)

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The incredibly simple six-step routine that trains your body to wake up WITHOUT an alarm clock 

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:11:17 +0100

Dr Guy Meadows, of The Sleep School, has shared a simple six-step routine that he says will help you wake up naturally every morning.(image)

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Can women read sexual cues better than men?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:08:10 +0100

Researchers from the University of Iowa found that physical attractiveness plays a much larger role in how men make quick judgments, while women are more likely to pick up on style and emotions.(image)

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The Northern Lights are putting on a spectacular display for millions across the world

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:43:46 +0100

An increase in solar activity means the chances of seeing the Northern Lights tonight in places like Canada, Scandinavia, Scotland and even England and are greater than usual.(image)

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A massive ‘coronal hole’ on the sun is blasting Earth with solar storms

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:42:53 +0100

Power grid companies were put on alert after the US Space Weather Prediction Center, based in Colorado, predicted a 'serious' G3 level solar storm. The impact, however, could be global.(image)

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A massive ‘coronal hole’ on the sun is blasting Earth with solar storms

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:42:53 +0100

Power grid companies were put on alert after the US Space Weather Prediction Center, based in Colorado, predicted a 'serious' G3 level solar storm. The impact, however, could be global.(image)

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Apple profits tumble 19% as iPhone sales fall for third quarter in a row

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:37:52 +0100

Apple's profit fell 19 percent to $9bn for the quarter that ended last month. However, the firm forecast higher-than-expected revenue for the holiday season.(image)

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Australia tilts and spins with the seasons: Satellite data shows the weather sways continent

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:17:51 +0100

Satellite data revealed that Australia shifts to the northwest by around 1 mm in the summer months, as the southeastern part of the country lifts slightly and the northwestern region sinks by 2-3 mm.(image)

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Can you guess the books from these emoticons?

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:54:28 +0100

The brainteasers, made in preparation for Children's Book Week next week, tell the story of everything from Winnie The Pooh to Peter Rabbit to test Britain's emoji translation skills.(image)

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Apple may be using former Blackberry engineers in Canada to develop self-driving car software

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:42:51 +0100

The Cupertino brand ihas hired dozens of software engineers from Blackberry-owned QNX and is developing its car OS at a base in near Ottawa, sources claim.(image)

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Babies should sleep with parents for a YEAR to avoid sleep-related deaths, new guidelines say

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:16:45 +0100

Ideally, babies should stay in their parents' room at night for a full year, according to new recommendations released today by the American Academy of Pediatrics.(image)

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How did Polly get there? 16-million-year-old fossil of a PARROT is discovered in Siberia

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:05:00 +0100

The single leg bone of a parrot was recovered from an island on Baikal Lake in Russia by researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.(image)

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Diseases could soon be diagnosed using MUSIC

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:03:56 +0100

The researchers, from Tampere in Finland, Eastern Washington University and the Francis Crick Institute in London, believe the technique could help identify anomalies in proteins.(image)

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Climate change expert Gordon Hamiltonis killed on snowmobile in Antarctica

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:53:02 +0100

Gordon Hamilton, originally from Dundee and married with two children, was working at a field operation on White Island, in Antarctica's Ross archipelago.(image)

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Researchers find genetically engineered virus reduces desire to drink in infected mice

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:56:29 +0100

Researchers at Texas A&M University found alcohol changes your brain and discovered a genetically engineered virus that can mitigate these changes and reduce the desire to drink.(image)

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Russia unveils image of its terrifying Satan 2 missile

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:17:05 +0100

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to replace the country's older SS-18 Satan weapons with the new missiles.(image)

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Samsung Galaxy S8 set to have 'UltraHD' edge to edge display and dump the home button

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:30:39 +0100

The latest rumours, according to Android Police, point to a 4K display - which will make the handset perfect for VR applications.(image)

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Google adds digital whiteboard to expanding device lineup

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:20:57 +0100

Google has designed a giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments.(image) This image provided by Google shows a demonstration of the company's new product called "Jamboard." Google has designed the giant touch-screen canvas for companies trying to make it easier for their employees to brainstorm as they work on team projects and other assignments. Google is releasing the device to a small group of companies Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, before making it widely available in early 2017. (Google via AP)

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Antarctic glaciers' rate of ‘intense unbalanced melting’ accelerating faster than thought

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:42:27 +0100

Scientists from Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine, measured ice loss in the Amundsen Sea in the West Antarctic.(image)

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Requests by email are more likely to be refused

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:17:59 +0100

The success rate in one study was 72 per cent for face to face vs 0.21 per cent by email, researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada found (stock image used).(image)

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Proxima b COULD be habitable say researchers as it could harbor a massive ocean

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:07:14 +0100

An international team of researchers has calculated the dimensions of the rocky exoplanet, along with the properties of its surface, finding it may have features that favour the ability to support life.(image)

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Apple leaks pictures of new MacBook Pro to be unveiled on October 27th

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:03:42 +0100

The images, spotted by MacRumours in the latest MacOS update, showsthe much rumoured smart screen above the keyboard - which, according to the image, also doubles as a fingerprint sensor.(image)

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DARPA tests its hi-tech vision for sea warfare 

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:02:52 +0100

Darpa shared a video of its unmanned submarine-hunting boat towing a sensor mast that carries intelligence, surveillance, recon and extends the range of radar up to 1,500 ft above the water.(image)

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Researchers reveal the test that can tell you if your kids are ready for kindergarten

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:51:44 +0100

Researchers from Michigan State University found that , many children need educational help in developing a skill known as self-regulation, which is often touted a ‘marker for future success.’(image)

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Mophie inventor reveals $399 smart electric scooter for commuters 

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:37:32 +0100

The future of transportation may not be electric cars but electric scooters. Immotor Go has launched a 3-wheel scooter that is powered by a 'Super Battery' with its own operating system.(image)

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University of California scientists find dome in the Altiplano-Puna plateau was caused by magma

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:30:23 +0100

New calculations suggest the volcano-covered area in the central Andes sits atop the largest active magma body on Earth, causing uplifting to occur as the crust thickens.(image)

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Simulation of wind and currents reveals the migration of early settlers in Oceania

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:37:23 +0100

Evidence suggests the major islands of the South West Pacific were colonised almost 3,500 years ago. But researchers continue to debate where these first settlers came from and how they arrived.(image)

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Spinal muscles shrink after months in space but yoga could help

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:29:56 +0100

Researchers at the University of California San Diego studied the effects of back pain during long spells in space (ISS pictured), as well as the spine's response after returning to Earth gravity.(image)

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Rosetta images show a rock that looks like Star Wars' Millennium Falcon parked on a comet

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:26:10 +0100

Images released by the European Space Agency over the summer of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal rocky and smooth terrain - and a formation that looks similar to the Millennium Falcon.(image)

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Getting aroused can change the way you see and even boost your confidence

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:09:56 +0100

Researchers from University College London found that unconscious physiological changes are directly tied to our perception of uncertainty, with increased arousal boosting confidence.(image)

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AT&T says new streaming service will cost $35 a month

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:02:37 +0100

AT&T says a streaming service with more than 100 popular TV channels that's coming out next month will cost $35 a month.(image)

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Researchers discover millipede with 141 legs at Sequoia National Park in California

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:15:31 +0100

In 2006, a strange millipede was discovered in the dark marble caves of Sequoia National Park in California. Now, experts at Virginia Tech have revealed it is a new species with 414 legs and four penises.(image)

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Planets orbiting stars like Proxima Centauri are mainly Earth-sized with liquid water

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:11:44 +0100

The researchers, from the University of Bern in Switzerland, were inspired to run the computer simulations based on the discovery of a planet orbiting our nearest star, Proxima Centauri.(image)

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Chinese firm Xiaomi unveils Philippe Starck-designed 'edgeless' phone

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:46:19 +0100

The concept is due to go on sale next month in China in limited numbers though the firm has not announced plans to sell it anywhere else yet.(image)

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