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Published: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:51:49 +0100

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Songs with chord changes light up brain's reward centre

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:25:00 +0100

Researchers from Georgetown University in Washington suggest that an unexpected chord change in a song triggers a rush of dopamine in the brain, similar to that created by food and sex.(image)

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Timelapse shows ISS pass in front of the solar eclipse

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:18:07 +0100

The video was taken from a reservation in Wyoming, which scientist Destin Sandlin describes as the 'perfect spot' to watch the ISS's transition due to its positioning relative to the sun.(image)

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Brian Sheard invents CGON to cut motorists' fuel bills

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:14:44 +0100

Former Leading Seaman Brian Sheard, 49, created a smart box inspired by the way submarines make their own air to keep crews breathing during long missions underwater.(image)

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Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:11:59 +0100

A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been uncovered during works to install communications cables in Jerusalem's Old City.(image)

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Memphis Meats receives £13 million to grow 'clean meat'

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:46:47 +0100

Ethical food firm Memphis Meats, based in San Francisco, is hoping to quadruple its headcount and scale up production to bring 'clean meat' to market thanks to new investment.(image)

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Half of hospital admissions for alcohol are baby boomers

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:46:49 +0100

Younger Britons are drinking far less than previous generations but alcohol is still a key part in the lives of their parents, they say.(image)

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Apple to unveil the iPhone 8 at September 12th event

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:31:19 +0100

Apple will unveil the eagerly anticipated iPhone 8 on 12th September, it has been claimed. The event is also expected to unveil the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, and a new version of the Apple Watch.(image)

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Facebook to launch 'Aloha' big screen video chat device

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:25:52 +0100

The laptop-sized touchscreen and smart camera technology, codenamed Aloha,  is said to make it so people connecting digitally through the device feel like they're actually in the same room.(image)

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Google reveals the software behind its self-driving cars

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:01:33 +0100

For the first time, Waymo, has opened its doors to reveal its technology and discreet training facility called 'Castle' that resides in a far corner of Alphabet's campus in Mountain View, California.(image)

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Ancient dolphin used its snout to vacuum up food 

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:41:29 +0100

The toothless dolphin, which lived 28-30 million years ago, used suction-feeding and preyed on squid and fish. Its skull was discovered by a diver in a river in Charleston, South Carolina.(image)

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Eclipse timelapse captured by NASAs Hinode solar satellite

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:33:25 +0100

The images were taken with Hinode's X-ray telescope (XRT) as it flew above the Pacific Ocean, off the west coast of the United States, at an altitude of approximately 422 miles (680 km).(image)

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H.L. Hunley submarine crew were killed by their own weapon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:40:24 +0100

Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina calculated an 85 per cent chance of immediate death for the crew aboard US civil war submarine the HL Hunley in 1864.(image)

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Germany draws up rules of the road for driverless cars

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:21:05 +0100

Protecting people rather than property or animals will be the priority under pioneering new German legal guidelines for the operation of driverless cars, the transport ministry said.(image)

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Researchers reveal why some canines may hate their owners

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:08:03 +0100

A researcher at Tufts University explains that even when a dog isn't mistreated by their owner, they may treat their owners harshly because they were abused in a critical period of their development.(image)

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Facebook app now lets users take 360 degree photos

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:03:33 +0100

Starting today, users can capture 360-degree VR photos on their mobile devices via the Facebook  app. They can even use them as their profile cover photos and tag others in the pictures.(image)

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Samsung confirms it is developing a smart speaker

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:01:49 +0100

DJ Koh, the president of Samsung's mobile division, told CNBC a smart speaker was on the way. 'Maybe soon we will announce it. I am already working on it,' Koh said.(image)

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Uber drivers have already made $50m in tips in a month

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:49:39 +0100

Uber announced it will hit $50 million in tips for drivers this week. Lyft - which has had in-app tipping for years - only hit $250 million in tips last month.(image)

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Mayweather will beat McGregor, neuroscience predicts

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:49:12 +0100

Scientific evidence from the neuroscience of expertise, a field investigating the brain of experts, warns against betting on an MMA fighter like Conor McGregor beating Floyd Mayweather Jr.(image)

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Narcissistic bosses are bad news for their firms

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:58:43 +0100

Researchers at Stanford University made the discovery after carrying out a survey of 32 high technology firms – 97 per cent of which were on the Fortune 1000 list (stock image).(image)

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Japanese robot programmed to perform Buddhist funeral

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:44:27 +0100

Chanting sutras in a computerized voice while tapping a drum, the robot was on display on Wednesday at a funeral industry fair - the Life Ending Industry Expo - in Tokyo.(image)

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Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon's Echo

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:11:34 +0100

Wal-Mart is teaming up with Google to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore.(image)

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 8

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:49:34 +0100

Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking - and lower battery capacity.(image)

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Blue whale calls have gradually been lowering in frequency

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:27:03 +0100

Researchers based at Oregon State University found that whales can control the frequency of their calls by blowing air through their vocal cords at a faster or slower rate.(image)

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Is the 'black panther' of Yorkshire back on the prowl?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:57:09 +0100

Mark Robinson spotted the 'big cat' as he approached the 15th tee during a round of golf at Fixby Golf Club, Yorkshire, on Monday afternoon and managed to get a snap of it before it vanished.(image)

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Container ship makes tip while on the North Atlantic

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:21:33 +0100

Video has re-emerged of the OOCL Belgium container ship taking a 40 degree dip amid 20 metres waves on the North Atlantic ocean. Built in 1998 the vessel remains active.(image)

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Humans to blame for atmosphere's rocketing methane levels

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:10:11 +0100

The study, led by experts at the University of Rochester in New York State, suggests that human emissions of methane may be as much as 25 per cent higher than previous estimates.(image)

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Self-flying plane could revolutionise farming

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:09:40 +0100

Silicon Valley startup Pyka is developing an autonomous plane to make agricultural chemical application safer, faster and more precise. It can cruise over terrain at over 70 miles per hour.(image)

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Cyborg bacteria can replicate photosynthesis

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:32:18 +0100

Researchers from Harvard University created the cyborg bacteria in the hope of finding an alternative to chlorophyll – the green pigment in plants that harvests sunlight.(image)

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Image of Antares could be the most detailed yet

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:24:10 +0100

Scientists from the Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile used the Very Large Telescope to map Antares's surface and to measure the motions of the surface material.(image)

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Royal Mail to trial electric vehicles in London this month

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:02:19 +0100

Royal Mail has joined forces with Arrival, an automotive technology firm based in Oxfordshire, to create the electric vehicles.(image)

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Elon Musk teases the first image of his space suit

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:49:00 +0100

The suit will be worn by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station.(image)

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New form of gravitational wave may have been found

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:12:46 +0100

A single tweet sent by astronomer J Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas at Austin has sparked rumours of a potentially enormous scientific discovery.(image)

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What technology does North Korea need to nuke the US?

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:57:51 +0100

Experts estimate North Korea could develop missiles capable of hitting the US from Pyong Yang as early as next year, and some suggest the North already has them.(image)

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Facebook is down in parts of the UK

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:08:14 +0100

Facebook crashed in the UK this morning, leaving thousands of users unable to access their social media accounts. The problem has now been rectified.(image)

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Study reveals states with most internet comment trolls

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:51:07 +0100

Comment sections are known as the worst places on the internet, and now data is pointing out where the most toxic comments come from. A new study shows which states have the most toxic trolls.(image)

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Automated safety systems found to prevent car crashes

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:32:38 +0100

Researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in Virginia evaluated different crash avoidance featues by looking at data from police-reported crashes.(image) FILE - In his May 22, 2012 file photo, a side mirror warning signal in a Ford Taurus at an automobile testing area in Oxon Hill, Md. Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Gun range boss melts weapon suppressor with 700 rounds

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:55:52 +0100

This is the moment a fun range boss let off 700 rounds in his Washington workplace as a farewell to his colleagues, who watched as the M249 SAW's silencer glowed red then caught fire.(image)

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Lamborghini launches its luxury Alpha-One Android phone

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:39:50 +0100

The phone also comes with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage as well as a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera. It is available in the UK and Dubai.(image)

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Solar eclipse high tides let thousands of salmon escape

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:35:48 +0100

Pens containing over three million pounds of salmon at Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island, Washington state, were damaged by high tides and strong currents.(image)

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DC research finds 'I spy' game can do wonders for babies

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:34:09 +0100

The researchers in Washington, D.C., said parents should forget garbling at their newborns in baby speak. Instead, walk them around the supermarket describing the colors of the food.(image)

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Apple cuts back its ambitions for a self-driving car

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:06:02 +0100

A shuttle service between Apple's Cupertino and Palo Alto, California, headquarters will be used to test self-driving technology, after it ditched plans for a fleet of self-built autonomous cars.(image)

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How the horse lost its toes and evolved hooves

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:49:28 +0100

Harvard scientists modelled the reasons behind hooves using 3D models of fossils from 12 kinds of extinct horse, measuring the pressure on their legs at various speeds. .(image)

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Race for electric cars could be maddest green mania yet 

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:25:18 +0100

The National Grid is warning us that if you are charging your electric car at home with a high-speed charger you won’t be able to boil an electric kettle at the same time.(image)

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Solar eclipse viewers Google 'Am I blind?' after event

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:31:47 +0100

Many eclipse viewers flocked to Google moments after the event to figure out if they'd caused permanent damage by ignoring advice to wear safety glasses.(image)

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MQ-9 Reaper drones could soon scour the skies above Guam

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:28:56 +0100

Pairs of drones will work together to act as 'eyes in the sky' using infrared sensors to detect the heat from missile launches, and working together to pinpoint their location.(image)

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Pets abandoned after Chernobyl now roaming exclusion zone

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:27:31 +0100

Some 900 stray dogs are living in and around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Ukraine, pushed out of the nearby forest by wolves, and drawn to scraps of food thrown by the workers at the plant.(image)

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The Anthouse Pet Companion Robot plays fetch with dogs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:26:19 +0100

The Anthouse Pet Companion Robot can play fetch, feed and play your voice to your dog.The bot can be set to automatic mode or be controlled via a companion app to interact with a pet in real-time.(image)

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Scientists are building most advanced radar in the Arctic

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:01:51 +0100

The facility is predicted to cost £63 million ($80 million), and will be distributed across three sites in Scandinavia – in Skibotn, Norway, Kiruna in Sweden, and Kaaresuvanto in Finland.(image)

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The secret to how swifts eat, mate and SLEEP as they fly

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:01:46 +0100

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh looked at the aerodynamics of swifts' wings that help them to adapt to sudden changes in wind speed and direction.(image)

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NYU reveal keypad that looks different to others

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:38:59 +0100

Researchers at NYU's Tandon School developed a hybrid-image keyboard that appears one way to the close-up user, but differently to an observer at a distance of three feet or more.(image)

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Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:08:23 +0100

Alphabet Inc´s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Inc and Microsoft Corp.(image)

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Snake found in Queensland garden but can you spot it?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:27:47 +0100

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, from Queensland, were summoned to deal with the reptile this week, and posted the photo on Facebook so users could guess where it was.(image)

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Children learn moral lessons effectively from human books

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:25:34 +0100

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that kids aged 4-6 learn don't learn social lessons from stories with animals as effectively because they don't see these characters as similar to themselves.(image)

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Popular robots 'dangerously easy' to hack, experts warn

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:20:06 +0100

Seattle-based cybersecurity firm IOActive Inc. discovered several consumer and industrial robots can easily be turned into bugging devices or even weapons with just a little hacking.(image)

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NASA image of volcanic eruption happening since 1999

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:33:42 +0100

Shiveluch, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and a new NASA image show it poking through above a solid cloud deck, with an ash plume streaming to the west.(image)

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Solar eclipse could cause eye problems for people

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:28:36 +0100

Experts warned that staring at the eclipse without protective eyewear could damage the retinas. Solar retinopathy occurs when staring at the sun for too long. Symptoms include vision spots and blurriness.(image)

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Sale driver stunned after black fox tried to jump into van

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:21:17 +0100

Sam Houghton, from Sale, Greater Manchester, was shocked when one of the country's rarest animals, a black fox, jumped into his van. It has been revealed the fox is a pet called Wilf who lives nearby.(image)

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Astronaut's urine could be turned into plastic

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:18:00 +0100

A research team at Clemson University in South Carolina has developed strains of yeast that use urine and carbon dioxide from astronauts' exhaled breath to produce polyester polymers.(image)

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Google to launch 'Her' AI headphones and Chromebook Pixel

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:15:35 +0100

Google will unveil a new Pixel Chromebook and a mini version of Google Home at its upcoming hardware event, sources say. It's also reportedly getting ready to launch AI headphones.(image)

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Climate change is killing off kelp around the globe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:51:54 +0100

Kelp losses on Australia's Great Southern Reef alone threaten tourism and fishing industries worth $10 billion, and researchers say everywhere from the Gulf of Maine to Japan is hit.(image)

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Walmart could use blimps to transport home delivery drones

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:47:38 +0100

Amazon's blimps will have company in the sky, according to a new patent. Walmart was granted a patent for 'gas-filled carrier aircrafts' that would serve as airborne bases for fleets of delivery drones.(image)

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Rare 'alien' sea creatures invade Devon's coast

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:21:32 +0100

Lara Clarke-Wardle believed she had found the entrails of a dead sea creature when she first encountered a goose barnacle on a beach near Hartland Abbey in North Devon.(image)

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Flock car tracking device could cut crime in your area

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:01:18 +0100

A sensor device currently on trial in seven locations in Atlanta, Georgia, has already led to the conviction of one would be bike thief and could deter crime in residential neighbourhoods.(image)

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Baby turtle with two heads found on a Florida beach

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:52:06 +0100

While checking empty nests left by recently hatched turtles, scientists from the University of Central Florida in Orlando spotted the reptile struggling to keep up with its brothers and sisters.(image)

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Orion powers up: NASA switches on moon and Mars capsule

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:46:21 +0100

The Orion spacecraft destined for EM-1, an unmanned mission planned for next year, was successfully powered up for the first time this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.(image)

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TD Ameritrade launches Facebook AI chatbot for accounts

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:32:00 +0100

TD Ameritrade has launched a 'chatbot,' an automated program that can communicate with its customers via Facebook Messenger. Customers could ask the chatbot for the price of specific shares.(image)

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Video shows 1,000 droids dance in unison in China

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:26:01 +0100

Engineers in China gathered 1,069 droids on August 17 and programmed them to dance at the same time. Their performance broke the Guinness World Records title.(image)

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AI visionary who teaches humans to teach computers

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:21:47 +0100

Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu, and now claims he wants to 'free humanity' using AI technology - and hopes to create a system that learns like a child.(image) In this Friday, July 14, 2017, photo, computer scientist Andrew Ng, right, works with others at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. Ng, one of the world's most renowned researchers in machine learning and artificial intelligence, is facing a dilemma: there aren't enough experts trained to train the machines. So when he isn't pushing into the frontier of AI himself, Ng is building new ways to help educate the next generation of AI specialists. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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Cutoff year for millennial generation may change

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:56:51 +0100

Psychologists say 1995, not 1999, is the most appropriate cutoff year for millennials. They found the rise of iPhone marks a clear generational change in attitude and behavior.(image)

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MIT develop way to make plasma fuel hot enough for nuclear

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:54:55 +0100

The new plasma has been developed by researchers from MIT. Unlike most plasmas, which are made up of two ion species, the new plasma is made up of three ion species.(image)

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Workers start to hate their jobs aged 35

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:09:16 +0100

Researchers from London-based recruitment firm Robert Half examined the influences behind employee happiness and found 16 per cent of people aged 35 to 54 are unfulfilled in their job.(image)

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'Singheart' molecule could mean heart cells self-repair

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:46:52 +0100

Researchers led by the Genome Institute of Singapore have identified a non-coding acid that regulates genes and controls the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration.(image)

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How long you can really keep cheese in the fridge

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:31:32 +0100

Hard cheeses, such as Parmesan or cheddar, can last for up to four months unopened or six weeks opened. Soft cheeses must be eaten within two weeks due to a higher risk of food poisoning.(image)

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Girls lose their risk-taking confidence by adulthood

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:26:30 +0100

Researchers at Stockholm University, Sweden, found that while pre-teen boys and girls are equally willing to take risks in high-stakes situations, girls lose this confidence by adulthood (stock).(image)

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Apple's spaceship HQ has made neighbors lives living hell

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:54:41 +0100

Those who live under the shadow of the hulking $5billion Apple Park in Cupertino, California, have complained of blocked streets, fewer parking spaces and rocketing housing costs.(image)

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WhatsApp gets colourful Facebook-like statuses

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:17:39 +0100

WhatsApp has now finished beta testing the features and is rolling them out to all Android and iOS users worldwide by this weekend.(image)

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First total solar eclipse sweep across America in 99 years

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:06:39 +0100

Darkness swept across the US on Monday as the eclipse traveled from coast to coast, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina.(image)

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Asteroid could have thrust Earth into darkness for 2 YEARS

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:53:49 +0100

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, used computers to model what Earth might have looked like after a large asteroid struck what is now the Yucatán Peninsula.(image)

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16 of world's 500 richest people have space investments

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:15:35 +0100

The list includes hotel and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (pictured), who has invested in a mission to the moon, and Ricardo Salinas, a Mexican banker.(image)

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Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:15:51 +0100

Facebook has created a dedicated tab for the Safety Check feature, activated most recently In the wake of the terrorist attack on Barcelona, to make it simpler to check on unfolding crises.(image)

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant launches in 200 countries

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:04:23 +0100

Amongst the countries with access to Bixby are the UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa – although it can only understand English and Korean.(image)

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Fife woman films large animal and claims it's a big cat

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:58:35 +0100

Sabrina Mahmood was watching TV on Sunday when she spotted the sinister 'feline shape' prowling across a field which stretches behind her home in Fife, Scotland.(image)

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Alien hunters spot 'UFO' behind clouds in Philippines

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:25:18 +0100

This is the moment alien hunters believe they tracked and filmed a UFO from their vehicle in the Philippines as an object partly obscured by clouds appears to hover over trees.(image)

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Popular children are more likely to be anxious adults

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:20:27 +0100

Seeking social status as a teenager, rather than close, genuine friendships may lead to problems as an adult, Virginia University claims. Pictured is a scene from the film Mean Girls.(image)

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Teens shun Facebook in favour of Snapchat and Instagram

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:16:17 +0100

The report, by EMarketer, a marketing research firm based in New York, predicts that 14.5 million people aged 12 to 17 will use Facebook in 2017 - a drop of 3.4 per cent (stock image).(image)

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Amper creates world's first album composed by AI

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:57:12 +0100

Amper, an AI app created by New York-based film composer Drew Silverstein, has been used to provide instrumentation and harmonies for an upcoming album by pop singer Taryn Southern.(image)

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NASA reveals the eclipse seen from space

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:51:56 +0100

From astronauts aboard the International Space Station to satellites orbiting the Earth, NASA has revealed a collection of incredible eclipse images.(image)

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Atheists are 'angry' but more likely to listen to reason

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:12:36 +0100

A study of 12,815 US and UK Facebook users led by the University of Pennsylvania found the use of positive emotion was more associated with religious people (stock image).(image)

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Young men are in their worst mood at around 2pm

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:01:04 +0100

Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia looked at the activation of reward-processing brain regions at various times throughout the day.(image)

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet unveiled in California

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:25:10 +0100

Love it or loathe it, there's no denying that Mercedes' latest creation will turn heads. Powered by a 740bhp electric powertrain, this 5.7-metre-long barge on wheels can hit 62mph in 4 seconds.(image)

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US Navy 'to consider' whether crashed warships were hacked

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:33:23 +0100

Admiral John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, said on Monday that there were 'no indications' that the two ships were hacked, but said Navy 'will consider all possibilities'.(image)

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High-tech mat that detects foot ulcers before they develop

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:38:12 +0100

The device has temperature sensors that detect ‘hot spots’ on the soles of feet, which indicate an ulcer may develop in a few days or weeks.(image)

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How to eat avocados properly including the seed husk

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:17:25 +0100

Texas researchers discovered the seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries.(image)

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Chimpanzees and humans copy each other's actions to learn

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:24:22 +0100

A study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden found that both humans and chimpanzees imitate to a similar extent, and imitation in apes might have evolved for social purposes.(image)

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AIs that learn from photos become sexist

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:06:31 +0100

Researchers tested two of the largest collections of photos used to train these types of AIs (including one supported by Facebook and Microsoft) and discovered that sexism was rampant.(image)

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Moon trolls the sun on Twitter in NASA solar cyber spat

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:47:27 +0100

As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century(image)

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Google reveals Oreo, the newest version of the Android OS

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:52:31 +0100

It is now officially out of developer beta and part of Android Open Source Project, meaning it will be rolling out over the next few months and some users can get a pre-commercial version today.(image)

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Florida startup reveals drone with a built in machine gun

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:57:42 +0100

The TIKAD drone, which was tested on a target in Israel in 2015, is remotely-operated and can fire military weapons, including rifles and grenade launchers. It is being pitched to the US military.(image)

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MLU research unveils solid milk 'pods' for tea and coffee

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:24:11 +0100

Researchers have developed milk capsule that dissolve when placed in a hot drink. They are similar to sugar cubes feature both sweetened and lightly sweetened options.(image)

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Samsung accidentally reveals Galaxy Note 8 on its own site

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:13:27 +0100

The company prematurely listed the U.S. unlocked version of the phone on its online store Friday, just days ahead of the launch. While the link didn't work, the official image revealed some clues.(image)

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