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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, 20 Jul 2017 23:39:05 +0100

Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:39:05 +0100

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Hubble images of Mars photobombed by a death star

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 01:20:27 +0100

When NASA astronomers analysed the latest Hubble images, they noticed a strange 'star' which turned out to be the 'death star' moon Phobos.(image)

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Researchers develop 'superalgae' to protect world's corals

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:53:48 +0100

A study led by The University of New South Wales, Australia identified genes in algae that could allow researchers to genetically engineer heat tolerant algae that could prevent coral bleaching.(image)

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Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:39:13 +0100

A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The pre-sale estimate was $2 million to $4 million.(image)

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Apple's new Clips app has Disney and Pixar characters

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:38:37 +0100

Apple's clips app, which lets users create and easily edit shareable videos, has released an update that allows users to add animated Disney and Pixar character overlays to their videos.(image)

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United Nations must step in to protect moon artifacts

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:37:39 +0100

As a sample bag containing traces of moon dust from the historic Apollo 11 mission sold today for $1.8m, non-profit For All Moonkind warns the UN must protect the landing sites and artifacts.(image)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will launch on August 23rd

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:30:43 +0100

Samsung has sent out invitations for a launch event for its Galaxy Note 8, on August 23 in New York City - just weeks before Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 8.(image)

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Elon Musk has permission for hyperloop between NY and DC

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:24:51 +0100

Musk tweeted the tunnel will run from New York to DC via Philadelphia and Baltimore, and use his Hyperloop technology. The Tesla & SpaceX CEO says he has 'verbal government approval.'(image)

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Scientists reverse brain damage in girl who almost drowned

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:22:01 +0100

Eden Carlson was two years old when she pushed her way through the baby gate and a heavy door, then jumped into the family pool in Arkansas last February.(image)

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Russia Soyuz rocket filmed by Dove satellite

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:10:38 +0100

Stunning satellite footage shows the moment a Soyuz rocket carried Planet Labs’ fleet of Flock 2K satellites to orbit to join the ever-growing ‘Dove constellation’ monitoring Earth from miles above.(image)

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Russia's artificial star reaches orbit

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:41:36 +0100

Mayak satellite launched from Baikonur spaceport on July 14 aboard a Soyuz rocket, and unfolded its sun reflector upon arrival to orbit. It's set to be one of the brightest objects in the sky.(image)

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Walmart deveoping smart camera to spot unhappy shoppers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:10:31 +0100

The technology uses video cameras at store checkout lines that monitor customers' facial expressions and movements to try and identify varying levels of dissatisfaction.(image)

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Abe Lincoln letter from 1864 was written by his SECRETARY

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:46:14 +0100

Using the 'N-gram' technique, researchers from Aston University and the University of Manchester determined famous Bixby letter was 'almost certainly' written by secretary John Hay.(image)

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AlphaBay shut down by the Justice Department

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:32:21 +0100

Prosecutors say AlphaBay had 200,000 members and 40,000 vendors before it was taken offline. They say it was the largest illegal marketplace that operates in hidden corners of the internet.(image)

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NY college students reveal quantum levitation race track 

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:12:47 +0100

Researchers at the Ithaca College of Physics built a Möbius strip race track loop that can be raced on without ever having to cross an edge, using a 'superconductor' magnet as a race car.(image)

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Game theory: How many lions does it take to kill a lamb?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:51:33 +0100

If there were lions on an island with only one lamb, the lamb may stand a chance of surviving and not being eaten, depending on the number of lions on the island, says a researcher at Queen Mary University.(image)

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The most bizarre Japanese inventions ever created

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:29:27 +0100

Many of these Japanese inventions, like the hairdryer which is powered by the wearer's footsteps, are plainly absurd and impractical, but amusing nonetheless.(image)

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Nintendo planning a mini version of its N64 console?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:25:13 +0100

Just weeks after Nintendo revealed it’s bringing back the revered Super NES console in miniature form, a new trademark filing suggests the firm could also be resurrecting the N64.(image)

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Incredible maps that reveal the world's rivers as 'veins'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:25:11 +0100

The maps, created by geographer and GIS analyst Robert Szucs, visualize permanent and temporary rivers and streams, using a rainbow of colours to differentiate the intricate branches.(image)

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NASA destroyed hundreds of mysterious Apolla-era tapes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:16:13 +0100

Most of the tapes, found in an ex-Nasa engineer's Pittsburgh basement, were unmarked, but some were related to Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 – early Nasa's missions to Jupiter and Saturn.(image)

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Bluefin tuna can 'fly' through the sea like fighter jets

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:00:13 +0100

Researchers from Stanford University in California found that tuna fish use an advanced fluid pressure system to control the fine-tune the movements of their fins at high speeds.(image)

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Amazon battery charging robots will wander public places

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:53:30 +0100

A patent applied for by Seattle-based technology firm Amazon will see robots will come to your rescue when your battery is running low through an electronic call for help over Wifi or via an app.(image)

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Couples who live together share microbes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:51:53 +0100

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada analyzed the skin microbial communities of cohabitating couples, finding that the area with the strongest similarities are partners' feet.(image)

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Alcohol makes you WORSE at public speaking

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:50:42 +0100

A glass of wine before a big speech may not be the best tactic if you want to get your words right and avoid your jokes falling flat., according to psychologists at University of Cologne, Germany.(image)

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Boy trips over 1.2m-year-old fossil in New Mexico desert

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:41:55 +0100

A boy's misstep on a family hike in New Mexico has given the world a prehistoric wonder. Jude Sparks, 10, discovered a fossilized elephant-like creature called a stegomastodon.(image)

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Robot snake can move at 20mph in rescue missions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:14:16 +0100

Researchers from Stanford University in California hope that the robot could one day slither into cramped spaces to aid rescue workers, or do odd jobs inside structures such as radio antennae.(image)

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China forecasts AI industry to exceed $59 billion by 2025

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:38:46 +0100

China unveiled a national AI development plan, and said it expects the value of its core AI industries to exceed 150 billion yuan by 2020 and 400 billion yuan ($59.07 billion) by 2025.(image)

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Atari reveals new Speakerhat with speakers built in 

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:29:42 +0100

Atari, best known for its 1977 Atari 2600 home game console, says that the hat has high-fidelity stereo speakers and a microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device.(image)

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Elephant seals can recognise each other by their calls

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:06:03 +0100

The researchers studied an elephant seal colony in Año Nuevo State Park, California, for several years. They found the animals consider the spacing and timing of calls when identifying rivals.(image)

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Pic2Recipe AI matches snaps to a database of 1m recipes

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:03:05 +0100

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology created an AI, dubbed Pic2Recipe, that can find a recipe for you based a single picture.(image)

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Apple patch fixes a bug that lets hackers take over phones

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:02:45 +0100

In order to avoid a cyber attack, iPhone and iPad users across the world are being urged to update their phones' software as soon as possible. The update is available for iPhone 5 and later.(image)

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Smiling bearded dragon racks up 4,000 Instagram followers

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:16:32 +0100

Charlotte Birch, 22, from Taunton, Somerset, rescued four-year-old bearded dragon Smaug in November 2015 after she discovered that his previous owners weren't caring for him properly.(image)

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Google Street View features International Space Station

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:11:41 +0100

International Space Station Street View has been released worldwide today to celebrate the 48th anniversary of the first successful moon landing. Viewers can walk through all 15 of its modules.(image)

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos unveils £75bn macho makeover

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:04:55 +0100

What a difference 20 years and £75bn makes! Bezos, 53, caused a stir with his macho new look - particularly as it is in such contrast to his previous nerdy appearance when Amazon started out.(image)

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Indonesian caves snapshot of 5,000 years of tsunamis

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:45:01 +0100

Successive layers of bat droppings and other debris found in a sea cave on the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia, just south of the city of Banda Aceh, have given a snapshot into tsunamis in the area.(image)

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Love cheats are in danger of being caught out by UBER app

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:39:44 +0100

Experts at Leeds-based law firm Lake Legal said unexplained journeys, locations and pick-up and drop-off times - which are saved to the app's history - are increasingly being used as proof of affairs.(image)

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Photos give behind-the-scenes look at a British brain bank

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:09:11 +0100

Pictures from a brain bank at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, show brains suspended in buckets, slicing boards and test tubes packed with paint-like substances.(image)

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Microsoft unveils a thermostat activated by Cortana

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:24:23 +0100

The firm has partnered with Johnson Controls, the makers of the world's first electric room thermostat, based in Cork, Ireland, to release the new device, which is known as the GLAS thermostat.(image)

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TSB launches iris scanning on its mobile app

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:09:49 +0100

TSB is the first bank in Europe to introduce iris recognition on its mobile banking app. From September, TSB customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be able to use the service.(image)

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Incredible footage shows the metamorphosis of a dragonfly

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:38:43 +0100

The video of the dragonfly breaking out of its larval skin as it transforms from a nymph to an adult was captured at the home of Yan Liang in Hefei City, China by The Beauty of Science.(image)

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Moment a crocodile returns the body of man in Berau river

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:12:06 +0100

The man, identified as Syarifuddin, 41, was bathing in a river with friends when the beast pounced and dragged him beneath the water in Berau, Indonesia, on Tuesday at 6.20pm.(image)

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British man missing in Outback after flying to Australia

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:01:51 +0100

Northern Territory Police said they are concerned for the welfare of Michael Denon-Ross, 57, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, after he failed to return to his hotel in Alice Springs.(image)

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Apple patents way to call police using the finger scanner

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:19:07 +0100

The next iPhone may have a TouchID sensor that could recognise a specific series of fingerprint taps, according to a patent filed to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.(image)

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Google rolls out a Play Protect tool on Android phones

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:12:06 +0100

Starting today, the Play Protect service is globally rolling out to all Android devices running on Google Mobile Services 11 or newer.(image)

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Freaky worm-like sea cucumber filmed at bottom of Red Sea

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:39:15 +0100

Diver Vitaly Bazarov captured this worm-like sea cucumber in the Red Sea in Egypt.(image)

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Elon Musk wants moonbase to 'fire up' interest in space

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:41:07 +0100

The SpaceX founder, speaking at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference in Washington also said he hopes to visit the ISS in 'three to four years'.(image)

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Half-buried whale corpses found on a Russian beach

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:41:44 +0100

A number of the dead animals have been found stranded on the shore of Sakhalin Island's Chayvo Bay, off the southeast coast of Russia.(image)

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US General:Sentient killer war robots could turn on humans

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:09:08 +0100

At the US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in Washington, General Paul Selva (pictured) said humans must have the final decision over whether someone died.(image)

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Why red skies at night are as accurate as TV forecasters

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:06:31 +0100

Despite weather forecasts on TV and online that depend on the latest computer modelling, three in four of us rely on old wives’ tales to predict the weather, according to a survey.(image)

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Women may reap less benefits from exercising says CU

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:51:06 +0100

A clear difference between the two genders in how they respond to working out was established in a trial on mice, according to Colorado University researchers.(image)

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Man catches rare blue lobster off the Maine coast

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:45:41 +0100

A New Hampshire lobsterman has caught a 1-in-3 million rare blue lobster off the coast of Maine. It's the first time Greg Ward has ever caught such a crustacean in 32 years.(image) A rare blue lobster caught by local lobsterman, Greg Ward, is on display at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Ward initially thought he had snagged an albino lobster when he examined his catch off the coast Monday where New Hampshire borders Maine. The Rye lobsterman quickly realized his hard-shell lobster was a unique blue and cream color. [Rich Beauchesne/Portsmouth Herald via AP)

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Japanese robot probes Fukushima's nuclear reactor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:23:54 +0100

The marine robot, nicknamed the 'little sunfish', is on a mission to study damage and find resources such as fuel inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.(image)

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Churchill's bid to cover up Duke's link to the Nazis

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:02:52 +0100

Files released by The National Archives at Kew, west London, show Winston Churchill (pictured) tried to have papers blocked, thinking the truth would scandalise the nation.(image)

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UCSB says humans have produced 9.1 BILLION tons of plastic

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:23:32 +0100

Researchers at the Bren School of Environmental Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara say the amount is comparable to the weight of 1.2billion African elephants.(image)

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EU judges will decide Google's battle with France's CNIL

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:57:02 +0100

Google (file pic) is battling the French data protection authority over the 'right to be forgotten', which requires the tech giant to remove irrelevant information from searches for people's names.(image)

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EU judges will decide Google's battle with France's CNIL

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:57:02 +0100

Google (file pic) is battling the French data protection authority over the 'right to be forgotten', which requires the tech giant to remove irrelevant information from searches for people's names.(image)

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Humans reached Australia 18,000 years earlier than thought

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:53:10 +0100

Artefacts found at Madjedbebe in Arnhem Land, suggests that the continent was first occupied 65,000 years ago, long after ancestors of modern humans emerged in Africa.(image)

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Go Social depict major technology struggles in the 90s

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:25:40 +0100

From the power of floppy disks and Encarta to the daily strains of Limewire and MSN Messenger, these images will certainly leave the kids of today counting their blessings.(image)

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Smart puzzle that never runs out of batteries 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:25:15 +0100

The 'smart puzzle,' developed by researchers at Jeju National University in South Korea, runs on thin film nanogenerators, which convert mechanical energy into electricity to power the device.(image)

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Study pinpoints genetic marker that makes dogs social

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:16:33 +0100

A study from Princeton and Oregon State University found dogs have the same genetic marker as people with Williams-Beuren syndome, which causes hyper-social behaviour.(image)

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HIV senses its environment and attacks cells

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:01:10 +0100

Scientist at the University of Illinois used the Titan supercomputer to create a 64-million-atom simulation, showing 1.2 microseconds of the life of a ‘protein cage’ that carries HIV in the body.(image)

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The One You Feed podcast on 3 simple things for happy life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:44:11 +0100

After talking with nearly 200 wellness folk Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast, found that happiness takes for more than positive thinking.(image)

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NASA reveals an 'energy trap' at the center of our galaxy

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:33:21 +0100

It spotted using NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope and the High Energy Stereoscopic System, and the researchers say the region may concentrate some of the fastest particles in the galaxy.(image)

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Risky business for fish in oil-polluted reef waters

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:15:05 +0100

Coral reef fish are more likely to engage in risky behaviour and be unable to identify predators if they swim in waters contaminated with petroleum-based oil, researchers said.(image) Oil exposure appears to "impair higher-order cognitive processing" of coral reef fish, scientists say

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First half of 2017 was Earth´s second hottest on record

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:15:05 +0100

Experts said it is now almost certain that 2017 will be the third year in a row to break global climate records. The figures confirm that global warming is at levels not seen for 115,000 years.(image)

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Apple's September handset will be $1100 iPhone Pro

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:59:22 +0100

J.P. Morgan Apple analyst Rod Hall believes the new handset will be called the 'iPhone Pro', and will sell for $1100 - but will only be available in limited quantities when it is announced in September.(image)

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American Chemical Society explain perfect fried chicken

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:18:56 +0100

In a video titled 'Fried Chicken's Deliciousness, Explained', experts from the American Chemical Society, based in Washington, explain the chemistry behind making perfect fried chicken.(image)

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Nouabale Ndoki National Park's gorilla siblings hug

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:15:14 +0100

The two western lowland gorillas, named Avatar and Jingles, were halfway through a play session in Mbeli Bai, a forest clearing in the Republic of Congo’s Nouabale Ndoki National Park.(image)

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Amazon Spark is like an Instagram-inspired shopping feed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:05:56 +0100

The Amazon Spark feature launches today in the US on the mobile app. Users are asked to choose at least five interests and then Amazon creates a customised feed.(image)

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Climate change could spell the end of the aardvark

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:55:10 +0100

During a severe drought in the Kalahari desert, five out of six aardvarks monitored died of starvation. This is because their food source, ants and termites, need a certain amount of water in the soil to survive.(image)

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Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:40:02 +0100

iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc faces a fresh set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple Inc.(image)

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North Carolina man films timelapse of spider weaving web

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:39:13 +0100

The 76 cm (30 in) web, which took 40-45 minutes in real time, was spun by a spotted orbweaver. The footage was captured by amateur photographer Mark Gildner, from North Carolina.(image)

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Augmented reality startup Blippar's new Halos feature

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:39:08 +0100

The new feature, created by London-based app Blippar, launches in beta today and will allow users to create and customise their own personal AR face profile.(image)

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Archaeologists believe Tutankhamun's wife has been found

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:37:19 +0100

The wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler may have been uncovered in the Valley of The Kings alongside the burial plot of her second husband, Ay, who ruled from 1327 to 1323 BC.(image)

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US congressman stuns a Nasa panel with question on aliens

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:36:43 +0100

The congressman's bizarre comments were made during a hearing of the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington DC.(image)

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Mystery as bizarre sponge balls wash up on French coast

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:58:50 +0100

The mystery objects have been found in huge numbers on the beaches of France's northern Pas-de-Calais department.(image)

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Bioquark founder wants to bring brain dead back to life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:53:53 +0100

Dr Sergei Paylian (main, with his wife) has spent his life researching how to combat aging - and at his Florida lab (inset) makes 'bioquantines' that are being used in a trial to reverse brain death(image)

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The X-Class is Mercedes-Benz's first pick-up and it's posh

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:53:54 +0100

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new X-Class - the pick-up truck for the more discerning tradesman or woman, who wants to combine a workhorse with luxury.(image)

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Snapchat adds Multi-Snap and Tint Brush tools

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:23:42 +0100

Millions of Snapchat's global users could soon be uploading minute long videos and brightly coloured images, thanks to two new tools launched by the image sharing app.(image)

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Tour de France taking its toll on Pawel Poljanski's legs

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:20:38 +0100

The Polish rider, a domestique for the German team Bora-Hansgrohe, posted a snap of his incredibly vascular legs on his profile after the conclusion stage 16 and it is not a pretty sight.(image)

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GhostCtrl can disguise itself as WhatsApp and record you

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:16:00 +0100

London-based computer security firm Trend Micro has raised the alarm about malicious software used in an attack on hospitals in Israel that is now being used to target Android users (stock)(image)

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Google redesigns mobile search app with personalised feed

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:08:49 +0100

Google, the world's largest search engine and a unit of Alphabet, said the changes would roll out in the United States on Wednesday and other countries in the coming weeks.(image)

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Smiley face found carved onto a 3,700-year-old pitcher

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:02:10 +0100

Archaeologists have discovered a 3,700-year-old pitcher engraved with a smiley face in the ancient southeastern Turkish city of Karkamış.(image)

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MH370 search data unveils ancient geological movements

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:28:11 +0100

Information gathered during painstaking surveys of some 120,000 sq km (46,000 sq miles) of the remote waters west of Australia should provide experts unprecedented insight into the region.(image)

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Dogs were domesticated by humans 40,000 years ago

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:24:25 +0100

Researchers from Stony Brook University in New York have found that all dogs are thought to have descended from animals that were domesticated from 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.(image)

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Warwick University show AI quantify outdoor scenery beauty

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:22:07 +0100

Researchers from the University of Warwick trained a neural network to 'quantify' the beauty of outdoor spaces and found that natural scenes such as 'coasts' and mountains' were ranked highly.(image)

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Antipodes Map lets you dig a virtual tunnel through Earth

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:44:33 +0100

The interactive Antipodes Map lets you dig a virtual tunnel through the Earth from any point on the surface of the planet to find its exact opposite location, but most are under water.(image)

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State sponsored hackers infiltrate the UK's energy sector

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:10:40 +0100

A leaked report created by the National Cyber Security Centre in London warns that state-sponsored hackers is 'likely' to have compromised the UK's energy sector.(image)

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Incredible 19th-Century photos reveal British island tribe

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:58:13 +0100

The pictures reveal the people of St Kilda, a remote island community 40 miles west of the Outer Hebrides - whose untouched way of life dated back to the Bronze Age.(image)

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People can't detect fake images from real ones

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:42:26 +0100

A study of more than 700 people led by the University of Warwick found four in ten couldn't tell a fake picture from a real one - and this simple test will reveal how good you are at spotting fakes.(image)

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Are tales about legendary King Solomon COMPLETELY made up?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:05:11 +0100

Author Ralph Ellis, who now lives in Switzerland, believes King Solomon was in fact a pharaoh called Shoshenq I who ruled Egypt and Israel at the end of the 10th Century BCE.(image)

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Scientists discover quantum particles can travel backward

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:58:47 +0100

Researchers from the Universities of York, Munich, and Cardiff found that all quantum particles exhibit a property in which they can travel in the opposite direction from which they are pushed.(image)

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Beavers boost the countryside, study finds 

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:33:52 +0100

Over a period of 12 years local plant richness rose by 46% and the total number of different plants recorded more than doubled in areas where beavers had made homes for themselves.(image)

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Imgur 'Floating bird' illusion creates amazing effect

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:51:23 +0100

The strange phenomenon of a bird appearing fly in slow motion boils down to the camera’s shutter speed and frame rate, which can distort the appearance of spinning objects when synchronized.(image)

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Dozens of brains found in Spanish Civil War-era mass grave

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:35:09 +0100

Spain has hundreds of large graveyards from the 1936 to 1939 war as a result of the dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.(image)

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Dozens of brains found in Spanish Civil War-era mass grave

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:35:09 +0100

Spain has hundreds of large graveyards from the 1936 to 1939 war as a result of the dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.(image)

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Depressed teens turn to cannabis

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:15:12 +0100

The link was found with chronically or severely depressed 12 to 15 years olds in a Seattle study. Past research suggests that use of marijuana raises risk of depression – but it could be vice versa.(image)

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FDA: Americans are ignorant about dangers of cigarettes

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:09:05 +0100

There are 93 harmful and potentially harmful chemicals found in tobacco products. But, when asked, adults in the U.S. can name only a few, like tar and nicotine - far fewer than other nations.(image)

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Study finds signs of the Milky Way's ancient 'architects'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:07:14 +0100

Researchers at the University of Kentucky analyzed the distribution of 3.6 million stars, revealing asymmetric ripples in the Milky Way’s disk that are said to be signs of ancient impacts.(image)

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Bamboo sharks use their SHOULDERS to swallow

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:58:22 +0100

Research led by Brown University in Rhode Island found that by pulling their shoulders back, bamboo sharks create the suction needed to draw food through the back of the mouth (stock image)(image)

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Hesiod's Work and Days 6th century book copy found hidden

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:42:19 +0100

A new imaging technique, developed by Northwestern University, revealed that a book printed in 1537 was made using recycled medieval parchment containing sixth-century Roman Law code.(image)

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