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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: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:38:02 +0000

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:38:02 +0000

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Plumbers and nurses will be last to lose jobs to robots

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:40:40 +0000

U.S. artificial intelligence expert Martin Ford, has warned that all human jobs will be replaced by robots in the future, but that plumbers, electricians and nurses will stay in employment the longest.(image)

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AOL finally kills off 20 year old AIM instant messenger

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 04:18:00 +0000

AOL said the once hugely popular service 'tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift', but admitted 'the way in which we communicate has profoundly changed.'(image)

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Stop sleeping on your cell phone, California warns

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:50:34 +0000

New guidance from the California health department warns that keeping a cell phone constantly close to your body could expose you to cancer and infertility-causing radiation.(image)

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Scientist claims alcohol will disappear in a GENERATION

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:32:32 +0000

Professor David Nutt of Imperial College says alcosynth will be the new booze within 10 or 20 years, it's said. The man-made alternative has the same effects but doesn't damage your health.(image)

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Male redback spiders target young females to mate

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:48:45 +0000

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that male redback spiders often seek out young and 'immature' females, that may not yet have learned to eat their partner.(image)

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Mystery as four ancient child graves found in Egypt

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 23:13:20 +0000

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ancient, intact graves of four children, all thought to be under the age of 10. The child burials were found during excavations at Gebel el-Silsila.(image)

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Tesla gives cancer sufferer Model 3 early

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:53:59 +0000

The man, from Grass Valley, California had been posting in an online forum speculating about the delivery dates for the vehicle before Tesla stepped in to deliver it within days.(image)

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Facebook defends itself against critics of social media

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:37:51 +0000

Facebook said that social media can be good for people's well-being if they use the technology in a way that is active, such as messaging with friends, rather than using it passively.(image)

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Global warming in Alaska tricked computer to DELETE data

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:57:56 +0000

A weather station in Utqiaġvik, northern Alaska has experienced such extreme global warming that it tricked a computer algorithm into deleting all data for over a year.(image)

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Facebook introduces snooze button to mute friends

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:52:55 +0000

Facebook says the new feature is designed to allow people to turn off updates from friends for 30 days at a time - and says it is in response from user complaints.(image)

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Your memory is best when thinking about your children

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:31:47 +0000

Binghampton University in New York has found that human memory is better when we are thinking about raising our children, new research suggests (stock)(image)

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'Alien mothership' spotted blasting lasers at ISS

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:22:07 +0000

The footage, shot 200 miles above the Earth, was posted to YouTube by UFO hunter Streetcap1 and has been described variously as a a weapon, teleportation, or data transfer device.(image)

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Roman Empire's ancient harbour of Corinth revealed

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:56 +0000

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of 'large scale engineering' at the Roman port of Lechaion, on the Corinthian Gulf, Greece.(image)

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Alphabet's X sells new wireless internet tech to Indian...

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:20:53 +0000

India's Andhra Pradesh state government is to use the newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable.(image)

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SpaceX launches a recycled rocket and spacecraft

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:13:31 +0000

After a series of delays, the firm’s CRS-13 mission to the ISS finally blasted off from the Cape Canaveral launchpad in Florida just before 11 a.m., using a recycled rocket and capsule.(image)

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How Google and Amazon are 'spying' on you

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:51:06 +0000

The findings were published in a report created by Santa Monica, California based advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which warns of an Orwellian future.(image)

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What the FCC rollback of 'net neutrality' means to you

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:43:33 +0000

Under the new rules companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T would be free to slow down or block access to services they don't like ans charge higher fees to rivals.(image) After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Gruesome images show the inside of a Texas body farm

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:58:22 +0000

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The Forensic Anthropology Centre at Texas State University is able to use the donated dead bodies and compare them to those killed in suspicious circumstances.(image)

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Scientists design a silicon quantum computer chip

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:55:55 +0000

Researchers from the University of New South Wales have developed a microchip that allows quantum calculations to be performed using existing semiconductor components.(image)

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Aztec map gives insight into Mexican life in the 1500s

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:45:26 +0000

The map covers an area between Mexico City and Puebla where a family identified as 'de Leon' who descended from a major political leader known as Lord-11 Quetzalecatzin.(image)

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Watch Blue Origin mannequin's dizzying ride to space

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:03:36 +0000

Mannequin Skywalker was launched aboard New Shepard, a prototype rocket being developed by the firm, during the test flight launched from Blue Origin's West Texas Launch Site.(image)

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Special site for Bronze Age burials is found in Loch Ness

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:39:33 +0000

The grave has been found in the Scottish village of Drumnadrochit in the same area a stone-lined grave was found two years ago. Researchers also found a Beaker pot with simple incised decoration.(image)

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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon will skim past Earth on tomorrow

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:22:47 +0000

At its closest on Saturday 16th December, the asteroid is estimated to be around 6.4 million miles away from our planet – 27 times the distance between the Earth and the moon (stock image).(image)

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AI brain chips will 'evolve' humanity into 'zombies'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:31:58 +0000

Brain implants could mean machines merge with humans and start to take on human traits, Dr Mikhail Lebedev, an expert at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, claims.(image)

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Corpse resembling a dinosaur found in India

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:51:53 +0000

The partially-preserved corpse was discovered by an electrician cleaning out a sub-station that had been left untouched for 35 years in Jaspur, a small city in Uttarakhand, India.(image)

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Could cannabis be a cure for psychosis?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:28:01 +0000

The Kings College London findings dispute the substantial body of evidence that links smoking cannabis to the mental health condition that drives some to suicide.(image)

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125 clips of US nuclear blasts posted to YouTube

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:16:43 +0000

More than 120 clips of newly declassified nuclear tests that took place across the US have so far been posted to YouTube to immortalise the historic footage online.(image)

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Test to find out where you fit on the 'selfitis' scale

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:12:34 +0000

Rsearchers from Nottingham Trent University and India's Thiagarajar School confirmed ‘selfitis’ does exist. There are three categories – borderline, acute and chronic.(image)

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Visualisation shows Greenland without an ice sheet

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:18:18 +0000

Made from decades of survey data, an international team of researchers have found if all the ice on Greenland melted it would raise sea levels by 24 feet (7.4 metres).(image)

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Going to Mars could cause astronauts to lose bone

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:44:07 +0000

Researchers at the VCU School of Engineering researchers discovered that radiation alone does not have an effect on muscle loss - but, it does amplify the negative effects on the bones.(image)

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Scientists solve Felix Baumgartner jump speed surprise

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:21:58 +0000

Munich researchers say his protective suit and backpack gave him a very irregular shape, which appears to reduce the aerodynamic drag that increases as objects near the sound barrier.(image) FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2012 file photo Felix Baumgartner of Austria gestures prior to speaking with the media after successfully jumping from a space capsule lifted by a helium balloon at a height of just over 128,000 feet above the Earth's surface in Roswell, N.M. Scientists say they've figured out why an Austrian who became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound fell faster than the drag of his body should have allowed. In a paper published Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 by the journal PLOS One, researchers from Munich's Technical University said irregular shapes appear to reduce the aerodynamic drag that increases as objects near the sound barrier. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

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Amazon to start selling Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:09:28 +0000 will start selling Google Chromecast and Apple TV, which compete against its Fire TV, on its online store, an Amazon spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday.(image)

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Fleet of Russian submarine drones could cripple Britain

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:50:24 +0000

There are fears Russia has the capability to tap, disrupt and even sever the underwater cables that link our internet and phone networks to the rest of the world.(image)

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Sydney tradesman finds giant spider crawling on his arm

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:34:28 +0000

The tradesman was pumping concrete on a property in Oyster Bay, south of Sydney on Wednesday when the spider, believed to be an Australian tarantula, crawled onto his shoulder.(image)

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US Marines test ONR self-flying helicopter

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:31:45 +0000

The helicopters will initially replace resupply convoys of trucks bringing fuel, food, water, ammunition and medical supplies to the front lines, officials hope.(image)

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UCL academic says natural history museums are 'sexist'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:31:22 +0000

Museum collections (pictured, the Natural History Museum in London) are dominated by male animals with their flashy antlers and feathers, leaving females in the minority.(image)

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Wild 'skunk pigs' mourn their dead Arizona video shows

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:25:33 +0000

Stunning footage of peccaries in Arizona captured what appears to be mourning, as a herd repeatedly visited the body of a dead peccary, sniffing it, nuzzling it, and protecting it.(image)

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Scientists discover parasites described by Hippocrates

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:16:20 +0000

Researchers from the University of Cambridge discovered eggs from two species of parasitic worm – whipworm and roundworm - in soil from prehistoric burials on the Greek island of Kea.(image)

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Hackers halt plant operations in watershed cyber attack

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:15:54 +0000

Hackers likely working for a nation-state invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility and halted operations, according to cyber investigators.(image)

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Geologists discover 60-million-year-old meteorite strike

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:24:38 +0000

A team of geologists setting out to study volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye instead discovered evidence of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact.(image)

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FCC regulators overturn controversial net neutrality rules

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:57:31 +0000

The 3-2 ruling sets up a court fight over a move that opponents fear will recast the digital landscape. An FCC official told that a bomb threat was phoned in, briefly clearing the room.(image)

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Mice used a higher pitch when talking to opposite sex

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:43:42 +0000

Researchers from the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, Austria discovered that mice alter their bird-like vocalizations depending on who they’re communicating with.(image)

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US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:20:17 +0000

US Army will soon send teams of cyber warriors to the battlefield, officials said Wednesday, as the military increasingly looks to take the offensive against enemy computer networks.(image) Cyber Command wants to sow confusion among enemies by striking networks

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Samsung's $200 Bixby speaker go on sale 'early next year'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:17:55 +0000

Bloomberg says the speakers will have a 'strong focus on audio quality and the management of connected home appliances such as lights and locks.'(image)

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NASA has discovered eighth planet in distant star system

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:32:09 +0000

NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered an eighth planet in a distant star system, the first time a faraway star has been found to have the same number of planets as our own.(image)

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Singing 'Happy Birthday' at the sink will help wash hands

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:29:23 +0000

Michelle Sconce Massaquoi, a microbiologist at the University of Oregon, breaks down the classic mistakes we all make, and reveals tips to ensure a good hand-clean.(image)

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Luxury 200ft super yacht Caronte has its own helipad

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:23:54 +0000

The impressive ship, called Caronte, was made by Italian company Lazzarini Design Studio and has three bedrooms, six extra sub cabins below, its own swimming pool and gym.(image)

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Jay-Z's Tidal 'may only have cash to last six months'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:19:29 +0000

The company reportedly has just six months of working capital left, despite Sprint purchasing a 33 per cent stake in Tidal at the start of the year, which was supposed to last 12 to 18 months.(image)

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AI brain chips will create a new breed of superhumans

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:37:29 +0000

Speaking at Web Summit in Lisbon, Bryan Johnson founder of Kernel a start-up developing brain microchips, said unlocking the mind is the 'greatest thing' humanity can achieve (stock image).(image)

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Canadian study reveals why a family meal is so important

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:26:25 +0000

Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.(image)

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Wi-fi increases pregnant women's risk of a miscarriage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:21:22 +0000

Researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, built on previous studies linking such radiation to genetic damage that can cause poor human health.(image)

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Space capsule with astronauts returns safely to Earth

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:48:22 +0000

A Soyuz capsule containing Nasa’s Randy Bresnik, Russia’s Sergey Ryazanskiy and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency landed on schedule at 2:37pm on the Kazakhstan steppes .(image) Nasa astronaut Randy Bresnik is helped from the capsule in Kazakhstan (Dimitry Lovetsky/AP)

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Google Brain co-founder teams with Foxconn to bring AI

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:46:20 +0000

By Stephen NellisDec 14 (Reuters) - Andrew Ng, co-founder of some of Alphabet Inc-owned Google's most prominent artificial intelligence projects, on...(image)

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Tailgating causes traffic jams which double commute time

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:39:44 +0000

Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that keeping an equal distance between the car in front and behind could help rid the world of 'phantom' snarl ups brought on by bad driving habits.(image)

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Scans yet to uncover alien origin of interstellar comet

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:35:55 +0000

Experts from the Breakthrough Listen project used the Green Bank telescope in West Virginia, to follow the object for ten hours on Wednesday from around 8pm GMT (3pm ET).(image)

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Snapchat's latest tool lets you create AR animations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:27:21 +0000

Lens Studio is a free global desktop app for Mac and Windows with guides and tools to help mould your augmented reality creations.(image)

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E-cigarettes shouldn't be used, researcher claims

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:19:28 +0000

Dr Stuart Flint, a psychologist at Leeds Beckett University, believes it is premature to call the trendy gadgets a 'healthier alternative' to traditional cigarettes.(image)

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Peruvian queen's face reconstructed after 1,200 years

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:50:33 +0000

The so-called 'Huarmey Queen' was buried at the 1,200-year-old 'Temple of the Dead' at the El Castillo de Huarmey site, a four-hour drive north of the Peruvian capital Lima.(image)

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Richest 0.1% increased wealth by as much as poorest half

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:26:12 +0000

The World Inequality Report draws on the work of over 100 researchers from more than 70 countries, including French economist, Thomas Piketty.(image)

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Face of a Scottish soldier who died in 1650 is revealed

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:51:13 +0000

The images and video were created by researchers from Durham University, using the skull of the skeleton that was found in Durham in 2013.(image)

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Hackers could be mining bitcoin on your computer

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:47:31 +0000

Noah Dinkin, chief executive of email provider Stensul, raised the alarm after visiting one of Starbuck's franchises in Buenos Aires which had been hijacked to mine cryptocurrency.(image)

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Climate change activists 'exaggerate sea level rise'

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:47:17 +0000

Dr Albert Parker and Dr Clifford Ollier, researchers at the University of Western Australia, are questioning measurements made by the Permanent Service of Mean Sea Level (PSMSL).(image)

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Secrets of Great Pyramid of Giza to be revealed by a robot

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:45:22 +0000

Egypt's mysterious Great Pyramid of Giza, bordering what is now El Giza, is set to be explored by adrone that inflates inside of ancient structures before flying like a blimp to explore inaccessible areas.(image)

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Free NHS app helps cut patient waiting times

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:42:30 +0000

NHSquicker has been launched by the Health and Care IMPACT Network, a collaboration between the NHS across Devon and Cornwall and academics from the University of Exeter.(image)

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Snap of dormouse among winners at Comedy Wildlife Awards

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:35:43 +0000

A hilarious photograph of an apparently delighted dormouse perched atop a flower has won a top prize at the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The adorable snap was taken in Italy.(image)

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'Snoozeliners' set to transform late-night travel in UK

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:58:07 +0000

It is hoped that the 'snoozeliners', created by mattress firm Simba, will begin operating next year and will run eight routes in cities including London, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.(image)

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'Magical' Geminid meteor shower captured by photographers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:49:26 +0000

The shower produces shooting stars that are easy to spot from all over the world. It happens when the Earth crosses paths with a trail of rocky debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon.(image)

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Scientists suggest that self-control is a limited resource

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:41:27 +0000

Researchers from Texas A&M University claim attempting to resist temptation early in the day means we're far more likely to lack self-control at night - an effect known as 'ego-depletion'.(image)

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Religious men who watch porn more accepting towards women

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:17:16 +0000

Researchers from Mount Royal University and the University of Western Ontario in Canada looked at the effect of watching porn on how men see women (stock image).(image)

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Hackers able to seize control of children's Christmas toys

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:28:07 +0000

Experts at Top10VPN UK said it was 'shockingly simple' to take control of any toy with a Wi-fi of Bluetooth connection, to access its data and tap into its camera or microphone.(image)

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Women more unhappy than men for almost their entire lives

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:49:12 +0000

An expert from the London-based Royal College of psychiatrists claims that women may be happier than men above the age of 85 because more people are widowed by then (stock).(image)

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MIT creates bioluminescent trees that glow like fireflies

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:47:12 +0000

To create their glowing plants, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology turned to an enzyme called luciferase, used by fireflies to create their characteristic fluorescent glow.(image)

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Security robot smeared with feces by angry locals

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:18:36 +0000

A San Francisco non-profit organisation has been using robot security guards to shoo homeless people away from it's offices in the city's gentrifying Mission neighbourhood.(image)

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Samson flying car will be ready for launch in Spring 2018

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:28:36 +0000

The Switchblade has been designed by Oregon-based Samson Motors, and can cruise at an altitude of 13,000 feet and at a speed of 200mph (320km/h)(image)

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Sydney Wine Academy says red wine should be kept at 12-18C

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:57:26 +0000

New research conducted by Sydney Wine Academy and Taylors Wines has found that we've actually been drinking red wine wrong for the entirety of our lives. So how should you drink it?(image)

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Lego Star Wars Destroyer is launched into wall at 67mph

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:28:23 +0000

Brothers David and Henrik Windestal from Sweden built a Super Star Destroyer and then blasted it against a wall so that the Star Wars ship exploded into thousands of pieces.(image)

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Wine glasses have doubled in size since the 1990s

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:59:08 +0000

Wine glasses in Britain have doubled in size since the 1990s, and researchers at Cambridge University think it could be making people drink more.(image)

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Microsoft updates Bing search to highlight results

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:31:57 +0000

Microsoft hopes Bing's new AI features will mean users trust is rather than having to work out if results are true.(image)

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Laser-driven fusion could be possible in a decade

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:08:25 +0000

A study led by physicist at the University of New South Wales outlines how powerful laser bursts could be used to fuse hydrogen and boron, which converts directly to electricity.(image)

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NASA reveals strange 'distorted' image of Martian surface

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:07:57 +0000

The amazing new view revealed by NASA shows the different effects of fault activity on the Martian surface, giving rise to everything from clean breaks to ‘stretched out’ distortions.(image)

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California's drought caused Sierra Nevada range to rise

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:07:47 +0000

A lack of water caused California's Sierra Nevada mountain range to rise nearly an inch (24 mm) in height during the drought years from October 2011 to October 2015, a NASA study has revealed.(image)

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Greenland sharks can develop parasites on their eyes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:42:44 +0000

Recent research found that Greenland sharks can live upwards of 300 years. But, they're slow-moving, plagued by parasites and on rare occasions, have been known to eat rotting polar bear carcasses.(image)

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Google provides better sexual health information than Siri

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:36:12 +0000

Researchers from the University of Otago asked Apple's Siri and Google Assistant to answer questions and perform tasks about sexual health (stock image).(image)

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Amazon Alexa cannot be relied on for Christmas shopping

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:33:11 +0000

Alexa, the assistant inside Amazon's smart speakers and other gadgets, is really good at reordering stuff you've already bought on Amazon.But asking it to order new items is much trickier.(image) FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. A test by an AP reporter finds that the virtual assistant Alexa inside the Echo Dot is good at reordering stuff bought previously on Amazon. But asking it to order new items was trickier, and it's definitely not for browsing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Apple backs iPhone X FaceID chipmaker Finisar with $390m

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:13:51 +0000

Finisar will use the money to reopen a 700,000-square-foot plant in Sherman, Texas to ramp up production of laser chips called vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, or VCSELs.(image)

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Gay people are more likely to have trouble sleeping

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:48:07 +0000

Researchers from the National Center for Health Statistics in Atlanta build on past research that found gay or bisexual people are more likely to suffer from insomnia due to severe psychological stress.(image)

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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin test flies its 'Crew Capsule 2.0'

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:45:45 +0000

Launching from Blue Origin's West Texas Launch Site yesterday, the test featured the latest version of the firm's reusable New Shepard rocket, its first flight in 14 months.(image)

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Pollution may tamper with brains making teens behave badly

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:36:00 +0000

Exposure to tiny particles of air pollution may damage the developing brains of teens in ways that make them more likely to act out growing up, a new study from the University of Southern California says.(image)

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Christmas decorations make you feel better and fight less

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:15:45 +0000

Many elements of holiday decor appeal to our senses in ways that mimic our evolutionary sense of safety, comfort and closeness, and a Chicago design psychologist explains how.(image)

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T-Mobile unveils plans for US pay TV service

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:42:01 +0000

US wireless carrier T-Mobile said Wednesday it would launch a pay TV service in 2018, aiming to disrupt the dominant cable and satellite providers. The firm has acquired startup Layer3 TV.(image) T-Mobile president and CEO John Legere says the wireless group's new pay TV service in the US will disrupt a sector dominated by a handful of near monopolies

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Magma drone concept tests 'flapless' flight control

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:24:30 +0000

The craft has been developed by BAE Systems, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, who has announced the successful completion of the first phase of flight trials.(image)

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Geminids meteor shower to peak with shooting stars today

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:16:41 +0000

NASA says the Geminids are one of the best and most reliable meteor showers. At its peak, 120 meteors can be seen per hour under perfect conditions.(image)

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Google opens AI centre in China as competition heats up

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:13:07 +0000

Google says it will open a new artificial intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China's talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant's exclusion from the country's internet.(image) Google's move to open a Beijing office focused on fundamental research is an indication of China's AI talent

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Virgin Mary vision appears in algae growing under pipe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:07:50 +0000

Hundreds of devout Catholics have flocked to Nobsa, Colombia, to see what has been called an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the form of algae growing where water leaks out of a pipe.(image)

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Humanoid robot carried the Olympic torch in South Korea

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:14:15 +0000

During the 41st day of the relay in the lead-up to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea, a humanoid robot carried the torch.(image)

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Plesiosaurs emerged 50 million years earlier than thought

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:03:26 +0000

Researchers from the University of Bonn discovered the skeleton of the new species buried in a clay pit near the village of Bonenburg, Germany.(image)

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UN warns that waste from discarded electronics piling up

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:49:13 +0000

The UN has urged nations worldwide to improve the way they recycle the often hazardous rubbish, which can leak hazardous chemicals like lead and cadmium into soil, water and food.(image)

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Cyborgs may be powered by batteries inspired by eels

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:41:27 +0000

The breakthrough was made by an international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Michigan and University of Fribourg, Switzerland.(image)

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Greek yogurt could be a sustainable jet plane fuel

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:31:56 +0000

Scientists led by Cornell University have found a way to turn waste products from yogurt production into a raw material for biofuel and livestock feed additives (stock image).(image)

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Bristol Uni says smokers less attractive to opposite sex

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:29:55 +0000

A group of 500 people were asked to pick the more attractive twin out of a smoker and a non-smoker by academics from Bristol University. Both sexes picked the non-smoker as more attractive.(image)

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