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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:20:54 +0100

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Man who spent 15 years in a vegetative state sheds tears

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:24:46 +0100

The 35-year-old, from France, left severely brain damaged by a car crash, had shown minimal signs he was aware of the outside world following the accident.(image)


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Penguin-cams capture the birds feasting on jellyfish

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:14:14 +0100

An international team of researchers fitted penguins with thumbdrive-sized video recorders, tracking the birds at seven sites in the southern oceans. And, they found the birds target jellies.(image)


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NASA investigates the effects of invisible space radiation

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:13:44 +0100

NASA scientists are working to determine how this radiation affects the human body, and develop ways to protect against the violent ‘nuclear collisions’ that occur as particles slam into shielding.(image)


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Google and Levi's create a jacket that connects to a phone

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:41:09 +0100

The Commuter Trucker Jacket made by Levi's and Google will go on sale in US stores this week, and will be on sale online next week. It uses high-tech conductive fabric to connect to a smartphone.(image)


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Pentagon launches $700M programme to combat ISIS drones

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:38:10 +0100

In response to tests of anti-drone technology completed in New Mexico last month, the Pentagon has launched a $700 million (£517 million) cash programme to combat ISIS' lethal fleet of drones.(image)


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Dubai joins race to become first city with flying taxis

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:10:40 +0100

Dubai has showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.(image)


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Asteroid impacts 4 billion years ago began tectonics

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:57:13 +0100

Experts from Macquarie University in Sydney used mathematical models to simulate the influence of the impact of asteroids on tectonic activity in during the first 500 million years of the Earth’s existence.(image)


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Nottingham study finds smiling gives better flu protection

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:32:16 +0100

People who were happiest when having the autumn flu jab were better protected, say Nottingham University researchers. A good mood produces up to 14% more antibodies, they discovered.(image)


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New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:01:54 +0100

Researchers with the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the right whale population, and the news isn't good.(image)


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Secret Service is not prepared for high-tech threats

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:48:10 +0100

Swarms of weaponized drones or even 3D printed plastic guns could be used to launch unforeseen attacks on the president, according to Dan Bongino, author of Protecting the President.(image)


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Semi-autonomous Cadillacs en route to dealerships

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:20:32 +0100

A dozen Cadillac CT6 sedans will leave the brand's New York headquarters Monday and head for Los Angeles as cars with the 'Super Cruise' system start arriving at dealerships.(image)


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Tiny plastic particles are accumulating in fish brains

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:54:18 +0100

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have looked at the effects of tiny plastic particles, known as nanoplastic particles, on fish.(image)


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Dutch designer creates dress with lights that mimic heart

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:51:01 +0100

Disruptive Dutch Anouk Wipprecht has unveiled a new dress that lights up in coordination with the wearer's heartbeat. The garment, called 'Synapse' is the latest in Wipprecht's high tech fashion line.(image)


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Cyber criminals could hack the UK's digital train system

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:48:37 +0100

Dr Alexeis Garcia-Perez from the University of Coventry warned criminals could potentially gain access to the system and interfere with signalling and train tracking (stock image).(image)


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Giant pandas' natural habitat is shrinking

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:41:38 +0100

Research led by Duke University shows that the creature's habitat still covers less area and is more fragmented than when it was first listed as an endangered species in 1988.(image)


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Scientists find crash site of Smart-1 spacecraft

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:24:44 +0100

Researchers from the European Space Agency have presented the co-ordinates of the Smart-1 spacecraft crash site today at the European Planetary Science Congress in Riga.(image)


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Kids shown a film containing guns more likely to use one

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:05:11 +0100

Researchers from Ohio State University looked at the effect of showing film-clips that featured guns to young children in an effort to reveal just how much of an impact fictional scenes can have (stock image).(image)


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Lost city of Alexander the Great is found in Iraq

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:53:25 +0100

Qalatga Darband (pictured) is being excavated by archaeologists at the British Museum who believe it may be the lost city of Alexander the Great.(image)


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Shocking speed of erosion on England's south coast

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:47:56 +0100

Dramatic photographs have revealed the rapidly eroding coastline at one of the country's most popular tourist hotspots, Birling Gap near Beachy head in East Sussex.(image)


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Jaguar Land Rover patents car that predicts weather

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:15:38 +0100

Coventry-based Jaguar Land Rover has patented a system that lets a car predict the weather and change its temperature, pressure and grip accordingly.(image)


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Alcohol replacement pill could hit the market by 2020

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:56:23 +0100

Experts at Indivior's R&D centre in Hull are currently refining the formula for Arbaclofen placarbil, which aims to allow problem drinkers to moderate their consumption.(image)


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Mysterious dead beast washes up on island in Philippines

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:53:34 +0100

Enigmatic seabeast was found in the shallows off Maasin City, on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. Julius Alpino, from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, said it not be identified.(image)


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Hampshire python found near dead owner under investigation

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:46:42 +0100

Animal enthusiast Dan Brandon, 31, suffered 'serious injuries' and died at his home in Hampshire, where he lived with his parents along with an array of exotic pets including a python.(image)


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Backlash begins over decision to ban Uber from London

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:39:19 +0100

The capital's transport authority today announced the firm was barred from working in the city over 'its approach to reporting criminal offences'.(image)


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New Yorkers pack the sidewalks outside of Apple

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:37:29 +0100

Customers packed the streets outside of Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in NYC this morning, braving massive queues to get their hands on the newest products. But, not quite as many as in the past.(image)


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The SD-Wise test measures your life lessons and wisdom

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:36:36 +0100

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego.created a quiz that measures how wise people are based on their answers to questions that test six different qualities.(image)


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X-rays reveal Degas sculptures were packed with corks

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:22:27 +0100

Experts at Cambridge´s Fitzwilliam Museum, where the works are kept, said the findings confirmed Degas was a 'highly unorthodox sculptor who used unconventional working practices'.(image)


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Roku cracks down on users illegally streaming free TV

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:53:51 +0100

Roku, which makes TV boxes and sticks that let users stream content, has posted a new job opening for a Director, Anti-Piracy & Content Security at its Los Gatos headquarters.(image)


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Humans could soon live on the moon and Mars, says ESA

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:38:07 +0100

Two teams of researchers have presented proposals at the European Planetary Science Congress, held in Riga, Latvia, to exploit the potential of underground caves created by volcanic activity for space colonies.(image)


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Middlesbrough Kodi dealer is warned he could be jailed  

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:55:10 +0100

Shop owner Brian Thompson, 55, from Middlesbrough, had originally denied the offences and set up the prospect of a landmark court case relating to the sale of Kodi boxes.(image)


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Incredible video shows rare blue tarantula Poecilotheria

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:13:26 +0100

An incredible video of the spider was uploaded to ViralHog by Barcelona-based medical student, Daniel Valcarcel, although it is unclear where it was filmed.(image)


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Fish have complex personalities research shows

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:37:41 +0100

The discovery was made by scientists from the University of Exeter studying individual traits in tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies.(image)


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Classified US spy satellite launched from California

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:35:43 +0100

A spy satellite rumoured to contain sensors for gathering intelligence on electronic defence systems blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday.(image)


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Cybersecurity expert warns of massive imminent hack attack

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:58:01 +0100

Ian Levy, technical director of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre, made the comments at a conference hosted by antivirus firm Symantec held in London yesterday.(image)


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Fears grow that Bali's volcano could erupt at any time

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:45:17 +0100

Authorities imposed an exclusion zone around the crater as increasing volcanic activity on Sunday sent strong tremors through areas in the eastern part of the Indonesian island.(image)


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Little girl baffled by lack of touch screen on Game Boy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:30:53 +0100

Technology is always evolving. That seems to be the takeaway from an adorable video showing a girl trying to use a Game Boy Color, which is a portable gaming console created by Nintendo.(image)


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The 180 second workout which can replace hours at the gym

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:23:16 +0100

Not everyone has the time to squeeze in an hour-long workout at the gym every day - and now one Australian fitness expert has said just 180 seconds is all you need.(image)


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Fabergé flower is most expensive Antiques Roadshow item 

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:47:18 +0100

The detailed flower - just under 6in high - is one of the only 80 surviving pieces in the world. It was brought to a BBC filming near Birmingham by two British soldiers and could be worth above £1million.(image)


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Imagination takeover 'could put UK security at risk'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:45:25 +0100

Imagination Technologies, which among other things creates chips for iPhones (pictured), is being bought for £550million by private equity company secretly backed by Beijing-controlled Yitai Capital.(image)


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Red admiral butterfly flutters back: Sightings soar 75%

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:58:17 +0100

Results from the Big Butterfly Count show the striking red admirals saw numbers rise by 75per cent compared to 2016 with more than 73,000 spotted over three weeks.(image)


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Scientists find chunks of polystyrene near the North Pole

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:06:36 +0100

Chunks of plastic have been found on remote frozen ice floes just 1,000 miles from the North Pole, the first such find in an area previously inaccessible because of sea ice.(image)


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Porsche creates first ever £12million superyacht GTT 115

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:03:31 +0100

German car-maker Porsche has announced its arrival in the luxury yacht business with the GTT 115, a £12million vessel kitted out with a pool, al-fresco dining area and Italian-styled interior.(image)


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Mugshots of habitual Edwardian drinkers go on display

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:43:51 +0100

A series of black and white mugshots have unveiled how boozed-up Brits were the scourge of society - way back in 1903 as police tried to stop drunkards being served alcohol in London.(image)


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How Great Pyramid of Giza was built

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:22:06 +0100

Archaeologists have discovered proof that shows how the Egyptians transported 2½-ton blocks of limestone and granite from 500 miles away to build the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu in about 2,600 BC.(image)


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Pee in indoor pool made employees sick, CDC says

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:11:08 +0100

The CDC found that pee in a poorly-ventilated indoor pool in Ohio was the most likely culprit for employees' burning eyes and noses and trouble breathing.(image)


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New fingerprint test detects cocaine in seconds

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:36:27 +0100

A new fingerprint drug test can detect cocaine just as well as saliva tests, and in seconds, according to a new study. Research suggests that fingerprint analysis could be used to detect other drugs too.(image)


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'Alien signal' fast radio bursts are firing every second

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:47:31 +0100

Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics used data from one repeating Fast Radio Burst (FRB) called 121102 and assumed it is representative of all FRBs(image)


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Instagram tests new 'follows you' labels for Android users

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:49:37 +0100

With no notification when someone unfollows you, Instagrammers must scroll through their followers list to see if a person is still on there. But, Instagram now appears to be introducing a much easier solution.(image)


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Russian firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' Taigaphone

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:49:05 +0100

At a business forum in Moscow on Friday, InfoWatch Group presented 'TaigaPhone'- a brand new corporate smartphone costing around 15,000 rubles ($260).(image)


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High-speed footage shows how carnivorous plants catch prey

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:50:40 +0100

A new study analyzing the Southern bladderwort has discovered that the plants can suck insects into their traps at speeds of up four meters per second – and achieve 2,800 times the acceleration of gravity.(image)


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Babies try again when they see adults persist at a task

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:41:06 +0100

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) measured how long 15 month-old children persisted at a task after seeing adults exert variable amounts of effort.(image)


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MoD expert speaks out against Nibiru conspiracy theory

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:39:19 +0100

Wisconsin-based Christian numerologist David Meade has predicted the mysterious planet 'Nibiru' will demolish Earth in a fiery collision on September 23.(image)


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Juno spacecraft captures stunning new look at Jupiter

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:37:16 +0100

A stunning new image captured by the Juno spacecraft has revealed a look at the swirling clouds over Jupiter, offering further evidence on its turbulent nature.(image)


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New algorithm could help scientists predict extreme events

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:00:16 +0100

MIT engineers have created an algorithm that can pinpoint the underlying patterns leading up to real world 'extreme events,' in hopes develop ways to prevent them.(image)


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Why going to bed angry will stop you from sleeping well

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:08:54 +0100

Psychologists from Iowa State University based their findings on 436 volunteers whose sleep was monitored after completing an anger questionnaire.(image)


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NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:18:08 +0100

Launched a year ago, NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft was on track to pass within about 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of the home planet Friday afternoon - above Antarctica.(image) This illustration provided by NASA depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft at the asteroid Bennu. The rocky remnant from the dawn of the solar system may hold clues to the origins of life. On Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, the probe will use Earth's gravity to put it on a path toward Bennu. (Conceptual Image Lab/Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP)


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History of the world’s deadliest volcano in Indonesia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:33:01 +0100

It has been over 200 years since Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted violently. Here we reveal the devastating, but fascinating, history of the blast and detail how the area can be visited today.(image)


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NASA tests 'Son of Concorde' supersonic prototype

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:24:29 +0100

The space agency is using a model of its Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) Preliminary Design in windtunnel tests at NASA's Langley Research Center.(image)


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Queues barely form at Apple's flagship stores for iPhone 8

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:29:22 +0100

Modest queues have been photographed outside of Apple's flagship stores today in London, New York, Sydney and Singapore - a far cry from the snaking crowds of previous years.(image)


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Instagram ad on Facebook uses 'I will rape you' email

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:25:22 +0100

Instagram promoted its service on Facebook by using a screenshot of a post that included an offensive message to a female user threatening her with rape and murder, it was learned Thursday.(image)


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Purple potatoes may slash risk of colon cancer and IBD

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:29:36 +0100

Pigs fed purple potatoes had six times reduced levels of a damaging protein that fuels tumours and other inflammatory bowel diseases, a study by Pennsylvania State University found.(image)


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Taxi-hailing apps to download to avoid Uber ban in London

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:24:47 +0100

Uber had its license to work in London dramatically stripped today, leaving many residents wondering what other ways there are to get around the capital.(image)


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Disease-carrying mosquitoes could swarm 75% of the US

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:03:48 +0100

The findings by CDC researchers are a rallying cry to health officials to continue efforts against disease-carrying mosquitoes despite waning public interest about Zika.(image)


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Fears rise as killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring Of Fire'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:42:06 +0100

After several earthquakes along the 'Ring of Fire,' others, including California, are wondering if they could be next. But, experts say offshore quakes often happen and go unnoticed.(image)


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Bose has created a speaker for your neck

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:59:15 +0100

The device, created by Framingham-based audio company Bose, works in a similar way to Bluetooth headphones - except it does not block out ambient sounds.(image)


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Rocket engine for radical single stage aerospike is ready

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:42:06 +0100

A ground-breaking new rocket equipped with an ‘aerospike’ engine that could revolutionise space travel is ready for ground tests, according to the Las Cruces-based company Arca.(image)


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Plate tectonics started moving after Earth's creation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:24:23 +0100

A new study led by University of Chicago geochemists rearranges how we understand the early Earth by tracing the path of the metallic element titanium.(image)


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Itchy Nose smart glasses let you control your phone

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:36:43 +0100

An international team of computer scientists, including KAIST University in South Korea, created smart specs that can interpret the way you touch your nose to let you control your electronic gadgets.(image)


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Divers explore wrecked WW2 tanks off Dorset coast

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:27 +0100

The remains of seven Valentine Duplex Drive (DD) tanks still lie on the seabed 73 years after the ill-fated Operation Smash in which six servicemen drowned.(image)


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Chinese phone seller 'breaks £799 iPhone 8 Plus'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:49:36 +0100

A hapless phone seller in China reportedly cracked a brand new iPhone 8 Plus as he prepared to sell the handset, which goes on sale today in 29 countries.(image)


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Putin reveals fears that robots will one day 'eat us'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:40:55 +0100

The Russian president was speaking to Arkady Volozh, chief of internet firm Yandex, during a tour at the company's Moscow HQ. It comes after Putin said whoever masters AI will rule the world.(image)


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NASA reveals the final images Cassini took

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:15:25 +0100

From a view of Enceladus setting behind Saturn, to the site where Cassini would make its impact, the new images show just what the spacecraft observed leading up to its demise.(image)


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Children will be born on the moon 'in a few decades'

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:58:17 +0100

At a European Planetary Science Congress in Riga, Latvia, this week, Esa scientist Bernard Foing explained how humanity could colonise Earth's satellite and then quickly expand.(image)


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Neanderthal brains took far longer to mature than humans

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:13:02 +0100

Scientists from from El Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales studied the specimen which exhibits an exceptionally well-preserved mix of baby and adult teeth.(image)


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iPhone fan camped outside Sydney Apple store Sydney first

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:46:00 +0100

An iPhone fan who camped outside Sydney's flagship Apple store for 11 days to be the first to get his hands on the latest device on Friday, revealed he has no interest in the new iPhone.(image)


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High-energy cosmic rays come from beyond our galaxy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:45:47 +0100

The rays, consisting of energetic sub-atomic particles, may be born from violent events millions of light years outside our galaxy The discovery was made by the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina.(image)


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UFO filmed circling in the skies over Somerset

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:25:09 +0100

Jeremy Le Fevre spotted the UFO in the skies near his home of Frome, Somerset, on Saturday evening when three orange balls of light swooped and swirled through the sky.(image)


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Prehistoric Beelzebufo frog ate small dinosaurs

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:57:25 +0100

A large, now extinct frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs, with a bite as strong as that of a wolf or female tiger.(image)


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Underwater Ironman Jetpack will propel weakest swimmers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:36:05 +0100

They constructed the Underwater Ironman Jetpack at home in San Francisco which consisted of four engines - one for each limb - and a battery backpack which strapped to the 'swimmers' back.(image)


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Instagram introduces face filters for live videos

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:35:45 +0100

Instagram has launched a new feature that lets users manipulate face features while sharing live video. The feature allows users to add animated visual effects such as sunglasses or a cloud casting shade.(image)


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Mount Rainier fears as 'swarm' of 20 mini quakes hit

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:08:13 +0100

Scientists have detected a ‘modest’ uptick in activity at Mount Rainer, with more than 20 earthquakes rumbling near the active volcano in the last week alone. But, experts say it's no cause for worry.(image)


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C4 show Electric Dreams predicts life in 50 years' time

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:01:46 +0100

The predictions were made as part of research commissioned for the new C4 series Electric Dreams, which will bring to life the stories of American Philip K Dick, who created Blade Runner.(image)


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How we will find life on Mars

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:23:06 +0100

If there was life on the Red Planet, it willprobably present itself as fossilized bacteria, scientists say - and are developing new ways for rovers to look for it.(image)


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North Carolina teacher gives gross washing hands lesson

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:43:55 +0100

Donna Gill Allen, a health occupation teacher at Cape Fear High school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, used three slices of bread as a hygiene lesson.(image)


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Tsetse fly has rows of sharp teeth and rasps to chew skin

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:31:07 +0100

Researchers at the University of Bristol discovered that the tip of a tube inside the tsetse fly's proboscis is decorated with intricate finger-like structures with suckers.(image)


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3D fossil scans show differences between dogs and wolves

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:20:03 +0100

Researchers scanned canid fossils from Russia and Alaska, finding that mandibles don't seem to evolve as rapidly as the skull, and so they are not reliable for identifying early dog fossils.(image)


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1,000-year-old Viking boat grave unearthed in Norway

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:00:30 +0100

The grave was found during excavations in Trondheim, Norway. Ships were a Viking's most prized possession, and if a high-born Viking did not die at sea he would be buried in a ship on land.(image)


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Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:51:50 +0100

Work on 13 payloads that will be carried by a Long March-5 rocket blasting off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in July or August 2020 is 'well underway' the mission's chief architect says.(image)


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FTC crack down on sponsored posts on Facebook and YouTube

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:29:55 +0100

The US Federal Trade Commission has said on Twitter that it does not think that the built-in YouTube and Facebook tools suffice that indicate sponsored content suffice.(image)


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Balmoral drawing room reflects Queen's respect for history

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:29:44 +0100

The Queen's love of heirlooms is apparent in this picture taken in the library during a private audience with Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor General of Australia and his wife, Lady Cosgrove.(image)


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Japan's emoji creator hoped to end confusion in messages

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:27:56 +0100

Despite their ubiquity now, emoji started in 1998 with one man: A 25-year-old employee of mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo who created the first set of 176 in one month.(image)


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Nasa's asteroid-hunting craft will be visible tomorrow

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:25:05 +0100

Nasa's Osiris-Rex spacecraft will be visible tomorrow as it harnesses the gravitational pull of Earth to launch itself towards an asteroid in a mission to collect rock samples.(image)


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Costcutter introduces finger scan payments to London store

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:19:14 +0100

Students using the Costcutter store at Brunel University in London can now pay using the unique vein pattern in their fingertips.(image)


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Clip shows Russia using nuclear bomb to create reservoir

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:58:19 +0100

Dramatic footage shows a huge mushroom cloud forming after the underground Soviet nuke was detonated at Chagan, on the edge of the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan.(image)


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Early diversification of humans in Africa occurred in west

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:42:28 +0100

Researchers from Harvard Medical School sequenced the ancient genomes of 16 individuals from different parts of Africa to piece together the prehistory of humans on thecontinent.(image)


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Claims full production of iPhone X has not started yet

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:22:22 +0100

Apple initially targeted the November release date for the highly-anticipated device, with pre-orders to begin in October – but, a report claims Apple still has yet to begin final production of the handset.(image)


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Scientists show that jellyfish sleep for the first time

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:01:23 +0100

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology discovered for the first time that Cassiopea, a primitive jellyfish, sleeps just like humans.(image)


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Your brain registers familiar faces even if you don't

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:01:11 +0100

Researchers from the University of Bonn looked at the brain processes that occur when we see familiar faces.(image)


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Microsoft reportedly opening its first UK store in London

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:58:16 +0100

Talks for a 10-year lease of the unit on Regent Street (pictured), London, are 'very advanced', reports suggest, and could be concluded 'in the coming weeks'.(image)


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Africa poaching now a war, task force warns

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:25:12 +0100

The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said. Africa's rhinos could be extinct within 20 years at the rate they are being poached.(image) Africa's rhinos could be extinct within 20 years at the rate they are being poached, Wildlife Direct says


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