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Published: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:42:51 +0000

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The terrifying robots set to mine the seabed

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:58:05 +0000

The Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals plans to send robots to mine deposits rich in copper and gold in the waters of Papua New Guinea in 2019.(image)

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Facebook slashes price of Oculus VR headset

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:48:27 +0000

The virtual reality headset, Rift, and motion controller Touch will together retail for $598, which Oculus hopes will make the technology more affordable for normal users.(image)

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Wild African elephants sleep just two HOURS a day

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:21:45 +0000

Researchers tracked elephants at Chobe National Park, Botswana, and found that elephants would often stay awake for 46 hours at time while travelling distances of 30kms to avoid poachers.(image)

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Chimpanzees learn grooming habits from their mother

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:08:39 +0000

Chimpanzees learn certain grooming behaviors from their mothers and continue to show these behaviors long after their mothers have died, researchers from Harvard University have found.(image)

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Lego to launch 'Women of NASA' figures

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:03:31 +0000

Lego has revealed they've chosen the Women of NASA fan design to move forward into production, featuring five women who played critical roles in the space program.(image)

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Over-fishing wipes out 90% of Caribbean predatory fish

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:00:22 +0000

Experts from the University of North Carolina claim that predatory fish are key to Caribbean ecosystems, and that each reef shark brings in $1 million (£810,000) in tourism revenue in its lifetime.(image)

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Public swimming pools contain 75 litres of URINE

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:54:55 +0000

Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada have found out how much urine is in pools and hot tubs by testing for an artificial sweetener, acesulfame potassium (ACE).(image)

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Netflix technology could bring better mobile streaming

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0000

A new technology has been announced by Netflix at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Dynamic Optimiser uses artificial intelligence to improve quality while reducing data consumption.(image)

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Facebook is training its AI to try and spot suicides

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:04:53 +0000

Facebook plans to use artificial intelligence and update its tools and services to help prevent suicides among its users. It plans to integrate tools into Facebook Live and its Messenger service.(image)

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US approves 3 types of GM 'superpotato'

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:03:34 +0000

Three new varieties of potato - the Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Atlantic - have previously been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and will go on sale in the fall.(image)

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Will aeroplane cockpits be built like your TEETH?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:00:46 +0000

Researchers from Michigan University have created synthetic tooth enamel for the first time, and claim that the material effortlessly absorbs the stresses of constant vibration felt by aircraft.(image)

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Is Google developing a baseball cap mounted with a camera?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:24:44 +0000

Google Glass may have failed, but it seems Google isn't giving up. The firm received a patent for a baseball cap with a video camera mounted on the brim that uploads content to social media sites.(image)

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Twitter algorithms will clamp down on abusive content

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:28:25 +0000

Twitter on Wednesday launched a wider effort to use algorithms to identify accounts as potentially engaging in abusive behavior, a departure from its practice of relying on users to report accounts.(image)

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Cavefish study shows humans could evolve to sleep less

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:20:12 +0000

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University studied blind Mexican cavefish that have evolved to need less sleep. They're using the fish to understand how human brains could evolve to need very little sleep too.(image)

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Hacked robots could attack humans and burgle homes

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:14:58 +0000

Researchers at IOActive, a cybersecurity firm with offices in Seattle and London, have warned that many robots on the market today are vulnerable to remote hacking, and could cause chaos in the home.(image)

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Sauropods had ZIGZAGGING bones to support long necks 

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:06:48 +0000

Huge long-necked sauropod dinosaurs had 'zigzagging' bones that fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to help support their large bodies, research from the University of Michigan revealed.(image)

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Imaging headband measures our minds when we communicate 

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:05:24 +0000

Researchers from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, used a 'mind-reading' headband to show that synchronisation between two people only occurs when they both understand the language.(image)

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Antarctic temperatures reach record high of 17.5°C

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:54:15 +0000

The alarmingly high temperatures of up to 17.5°C were recorded during a two-day heatwave at the Argentine Experanza Base in the Antarctic Peninsula in East Antarctica.(image)

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Final image of Samsung's 'make or break' Galaxy S8 LEAKED

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:53:35 +0000

A picture of the finished Galaxy S8 has been revealed on the Twitter page of a serial leaker called Evan Blass. The much-anticipated phone will be officially release on 29 March.(image)

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Is Snapchat developing a DRONE?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:52:17 +0000

Three people working behind the scenes at Snapchat's secretive research laboratory in California have revealed that Snapchat is working on flying drone technology.(image)

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Amazon Echo now lets you book holidays HANDS FREE

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:38:07 +0000

The AI assistant from Amazon, which is based in Seattle, can now be used to search for and book holidays without lifting a finger. Alexa can search through millions of travel options in a split second.(image)

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Lava bursts from Mount Etna as the volcano erupts

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:28:32 +0000

Mount Etna has erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily. The volcano's latest eruptions, which can last days and even weeks, began on Monday evening.(image)

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Vikings were good at wooing women

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:28:18 +0000

Researchers from the University of Warwick and University College London have published a paper suggesting Danish Vikings had a substantial legacy on the DNA on modern Britons.(image)

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Lime dating app matches users based on how active they are

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:36:51 +0000

New dating app Lime, created by developers in San Francisco, matches single hearts based on data from the iPhone's in-built Health app. The new service matches people based on their step count.(image)

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Origins of the squid, octopus and cuttlefish revealed

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:24:02 +0000

Scientists from the University of Bristol used the genetic sequences of modern day squid and octopuses to trace the creatures' DNA back hundreds of millions of years.(image)

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Snake game is available to play on Facebook Messenger

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:01:27 +0000

Fans who can't wait to play snake on the new Nokia 3310 handset can get an early fix on Facebook Messenger. A modern take on the cult classic game that you can play with friends is now available.(image)

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Mind-boggling illusion features strawberries on a plate

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:54:02 +0000

An image shared by Japanese 'experimental psychologist' Akiyoshi Kitaoka, appears to show a bunch of red strawberries. But all is not as it seems.(image)

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Kinky wolf spiders have threesomes that last FOUR hours

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:39:55 +0000

A researcher at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania studied wolf spiders who have threesomes to avoid cannibalism.(image)

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UK’s ‘oldest Iron Age gold' is revealed

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:25:10 +0000

The collection, which has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, was found in December on farmland within the parish of Leekfrith, in the Staffordshire Moorlands.(image)

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Toys leak 2MILLION voice recordings from kids online

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:04:52 +0000

The leak from California-based 'Spiral toys' left millions of families' private conversations, including voice recordings of their child alone with the toy, exposed for days before it was stolen by hackers.(image)

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WWF calls for fishing ban to save vaquita porpoises

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:48:35 +0000

The WWF has called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals remain in the Gulf of California.(image)

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Production of every loaf of bread emits half a kilo of CO2

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:39:22 +0000

Researchers from the University of Sheffield found that a single loaf of bread produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram of carbon dioxide.(image)

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Stonehenge sunsets could be ruined by a new road tunnel

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:12:32 +0000

Archaeologists from University College London and Cambridge University have spoken out against government plans to build an A303 road tunnel near the ancient site in Amesbury, Wiltshire.(image)

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One in eight people say they have no close friends

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:49:39 +0000

Charities Relate and Relationships Scotland conducted a survey and found a three per cent increase in the number of people reporting feelings of isolation.(image)

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Mimicking size of partner's pupils leads to trust

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:30:42 +0000

Researchers based at two universities in the Netherlands found that the pupil sizes of partners synchronise and when they dilate at the same time, trust is increased.(image)

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New 'bubble chamber' machine could detect dark matter

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:14:22 +0000

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have revealed an ultra-sensitive new ‘bubble chamber’ that could shed light on the interactions between dark matter and regular matter.(image)

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Nutrients in seaweed may spurred human brain evolution

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:43:13 +0000

A variety of seaweed may have had a major impact on the evolution of the human brain, researchers say, potentially influencing the shift toward the organ we have today. Nutrients such as zinc are essential.(image)

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Amazon cloud crash causing major internet issues

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:32:54 +0000

Amazon's cloud storage service has failed at one of its major East Coast data centers in North Virginia, causing major problems for internet users across the globe as an estimated 150,000 sites were hit.(image)

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MIT reveals 'killer' AI that learned to beat human players

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:46:37 +0000

MIT researches have unveiled a 'killer' AI. The team trained the system to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros by feeding coordinates of game-play items. It beat the top players - without mercy.(image)

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Siberian 'hellmouth' crater could reveal climate changes

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:40:19 +0000

By looking at the ancient layers exposed in the process, scientists can create a picture of what the Siberian landscape once looked like, helping them to predict the changes yet to come.(image)

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81-year-old Japanese woman releases her first app

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:54:57 +0000

Masako Wakamiya learned how to use a computer at the age of 60 and now, at 81-years-old, she has released an app that shows people how to properly display traditional dolls for Hinamatsuri.(image)

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Google reveals plans for new campus in Mountain View

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:25:06 +0000

Not only did Google change the location of its futuristic campus, but it has also altered the design. New renders of Charleston East campus show a two-story building that boasts a petal-like canopy.(image)

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Trappist-1 could have FOUR planets capable of hosting life

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:58:04 +0000

Astronomers from Cornell University say volcanoes on icy planets could improve our chances of finding alien life. Warming from volcanic hydrogen could extend the habitable zone by 60%.(image)

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YouTube reveals users watch a BILLION hours of video a day

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:48:20 +0000

YouTube has revealed that a billion hours of video is being watched around the world daily. The firm also announced it will soon unveil its own television streaming service that will start at $30 a month.(image)

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Mongoose gangs: Creatures raid dens and kill other pups

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:57:44 +0000

Banded mongooses, participate in gang warfare. Fights are most common when females are receptive to breeding and when there's competition for food and territory, University of Exeter research found.(image)

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Can you solve the 'hardest logic puzzle ever?'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:41:47 +0000

According to a new TedEd video, answering the 'hardest logic puzzle ever' requires carefully formulated questions that can work around your limitations to reveal which alien is which.(image)

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Chinese phonemaker Xaomi declares war on Apple and Samsung

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:59:18 +0000

Chinese smartphone firm Xiaomi has announced its first in-house designed chipset in a bid to take on Apple, Samsung and others by lowering prices, and gaining greater control over handset design.(image)

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Is augmented reality Apple's next 'product innovation'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:14:14 +0000

A new leak suggests Apple could be betting big on augmented reality. Experts have revealed that the firm ‘may have over 1,000 engineers working on a project in Israel that could be related to AR’.(image)

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Robots with TAILS could easily communicate with humans

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:59:45 +0000

The University of Manitoba pulled inspiration from man’s best friend in order to understand robots. By attaching a fluffy dog-tail to a Roomba, the team was able to determine the state of the machine.(image)

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Google's 'Home' smart speaker comes to the UK this year

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:52:08 +0000

Google has announced its smart speaker Google Home will be released in the UK before the end of June. The voice-activated device was launched in the US last October.(image)

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Dyson plans to create new research and development centre

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:31:00 +0000

Plans for a multi-million pound research and development centre at a former RAF base in Wiltshire have been announced by vacuum and electronics inventor Sir James Dyson.(image)

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Xbox unveils $9.99 monthly subscription for videogames

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:58:27 +0000

Microsoft is to offer games fans a Netflix-life subscription service. The $9.99-per-month service will allow gamers to play over 100 Xbox One and 'backward compatible' Xbox 360 videogames.(image)

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Augmented reality display help to reduce road rage

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:53:06 +0000

An augmented reality app developed by researchers at Eindhoven University allows users to project information to the driver's windshield to notify them if they're rushing for emergency reasons.(image)

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Porsche releases a laptop that can rotate 360 degrees 

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:43:24 +0000

Porsche unveiled its first laptop at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The 2-in-1 laptop will go on sale next month and will retail at £2,008 ($2,495).(image)

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Experts reveal why voice assistants have female voices

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:29:21 +0000

Although some tech firms have been accused of being sexist for giving virtual assistants female voices, two studies have discovered that it is not just men who like the tone - women prefer it as well.(image)

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King Richard III noted his own birthday in a prayer book

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:25:40 +0000

The personal reminder written in sprawling hand writing was found in the private prayer book of King Richard III, which is currently being preserved at Lambeth Palace Library in south London.(image)

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Feathered beast dinosaurs Anchiornis had bird-like arms

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:20:03 +0000

Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and Linyi University in China used laser-stimulated fluorescence imaging on nine specimens of the bird-like dinosaur, Anchiornis.(image)

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iPhone 8 could drop lightening connector for USB-C

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:03:15 +0000

Rumours that Californian tech firm is considering dropping the Lightning connector in favour of USB-C has lead to concern from customers who are worried they may be left out of pocket.(image)

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Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best franchises for PS4

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:02:48 +0000

Horizon Zero Dawn is a fresh, masterfully crafted and astoundingly detailed open world adventure with some of the most polished and fully-realized action the genre has ever seen(image)

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Stuffed animal sleepovers help children learn to read

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:10:48 +0000

A team of Japanese researchers found that showing children pictures of a 'stuffed animal sleepover' not only encouraged extra reading in children but also boosted their social skills.(image)

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Elon Musk says he'll build a roller coaster at his factory

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:08:53 +0000

Elon Musk promised to build a 'Tesla electric pod car roller coaster' to help his employees get around at his factory in Palo Alto, California. The billionaire revealed his plans in a leaked email to workers.(image)

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Full extent of damage to the Oroville dam revealed

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:52:51 +0000

Authorities this week started the huge clean-up process, with tons of rubble needing to be excavated from the bottom of the broken spillway from Oroville Dam, California.(image)

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LG unveils its G6 smartphone with a 5.7-inch screen

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:46:12 +0000

The G6, unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, has a display that measures 5.7-inches. It also features Dolby Vision technology which increases colour, brightness and contrast.(image)

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Caterpillars vibrate their ANUSES to send out sounds

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:32:14 +0000

Researchers from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, discovered that the masked birch caterpillar scrapes its 'anal oar' and body against leaves to attract the attention of others.(image)

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De-extinction might cause existing animals to die out

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:18:14 +0000

Researchers from the University of Ottawa, Canada, have warned that bringing back extinct species, such as the mammoth, could put a strain on conservation budgets.(image)

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Footprints reveal how Mesolithic hunters tracked prey

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:53:32 +0000

The pre-historic footprints at Port Eynon, South Wales, were initially thought to date to the Bronze Age. But new research from Cardiff University has revealed they were a Mesolithic hunting party.(image)

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Firm raises $4 million to build space junk radar tracker

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:52:22 +0000

A new radar array in Texas could help future space tourists to avoid colliding with some of the growing amounts of 'space junk'. Over 100 million pieces of garbage are thought to currently orbit the planet..(image)

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How little the Thames has changed in 160 years

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:40:08 +0000

A rare collection of 40 images taken by Victor Prout who started photographing the Thames in 1857 using a camera which could produce wide-vision images is up for sale.(image)

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People can match names to faces of strangers accurately

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:07:07 +0000

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem found that people are better than random chance at matching the faces of strangers with a name.(image)

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Barcelona brothel offers choice of sex dolls

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:13:50 +0000

These are the disturbing sex dolls on offer from a brothel in Barcelona which can be hired for £100-an-hour. The four dolls are made of latex and weigh 40kg each and cost £4,300 when new.(image)

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Amit Singhal 'left Uber due to prior complaint at Google'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:04:49 +0000

Amit Singhal (file picture), 48, retired from Google after 15 years at the company last year. His departure came after a female employee made a complained against him, a report said Monday.(image)

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UK develops new anti-drone weapons to tackle ISIS

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:03:29 +0000

Helicopter drones which could shoot down Islamic State’s new remote-controlled weapons are under development, the Defence Secretary announced yesterday.(image)

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Nasa Curiosity rover reveals stormy conditions on Mars

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 02:03:03 +0000

Stunning images from Curiosity have captured the clouds rolling across the red planet, dust storms kicking up and high winds screaming across the surface.(image)

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Losing a loved one hits older women hardest

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:38:49 +0000

The charity, Independent Age, ran a study in bereavement. It polled 2,014 bereaved over-65s and found that women report feeling greater loneliness than men after losing a loved one.(image)

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SpaceX to send two private citizens to the moon in 2018

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:04:29 +0000

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch a crewed mission beyond the moon for two private customers in 2018, it has been revealed. (image)

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Dogs and 2-year-olds have similar 'social intelligence'

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:14:45 +0000

The study from the University of Arizona suggests evolution may have shaped both humans and dogs in a way that favors ‘survival of the friendliest,’ the researchers say.(image)

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Five out of six US wildfires are caused by people

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:03:45 +0000

A new study blames people for triggering five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of the wildfire season.(image) FILE - In this May 6, 2009 file photo, a home is threatened by a wall of flames near Santa Barbara, Calif. People are causing five out of every six wildfires in the United States and tripling the length of America's wildfire season, a study of 20 years of fires finds. Even as climate change worsens the nation's wildfire season, making it longer and easier to burn more acres, a new study says the human ignition factor plays an even bigger role on top of that. While fire experts have long blamed people more than lightning, this study digs into the details of how and where the people problem is and how it interacts with global warming to make matters worse. (AP Photo/Keith D. Cullom, File)

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Ancient Earth may have been surrounded by a solid shell

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:53:58 +0000

Researchers from the US and Australia suggests Earth was not always a dynamic planet, but instead once had a solid but deformable outermost layer. Eventually, it gave rise to plate tectonics.(image)

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Study links brain test scores to athletic success

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:25:48 +0000

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet investigated executive functions in 30 elite soccer players ages 12-19. They found top-tier players outperform the general population in the tests.(image)

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Lullabies evolved so parents could reassure children

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:13:31 +0000

Lullabies and music to help soothe babies are used by many different cultures around the world - and they maybe have evolutionary roots.These lullabies may have evolved into more complex music.(image)

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Facebook reveals the heart is its most popular emoji

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:07:39 +0000

Facebook launched its popular reaction emoji's one year ago and the 'Love' reaction is the most popular one. The reaction emoji's have been used over 300 billion times since their release.(image)

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Watch spinning, jumping 6 foot 5 'nightmare-inducing' bot

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:52:45 +0000

The Handle robot stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4​ ​feet vertically in its two wheels. In a new video, it can be seen carrying 100lb loads, doing squats, and even leaping over obstacles.(image)

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Sony launches Xperia XZ Premium with first 4K HDR screen

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:31:26 +0000

Sony unveiled its new products at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning. The four new smartphones are the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs and Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra.(image)

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The incredible 'UFO jellyfish' spotted under Samoa

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:52:00 +0000

Breathtaking new footage from the first dives of the NOAA’s 2017 American Samoa Expedition has revealed a 'cosmic jellyfish' that looks remarkably like a glowing UFO.(image)

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F-35 can only hit stationary or slow moving targets

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:38:30 +0000

The controversial Joint Strike Fighter cannot strike moving ground targets using the targeting system of its latest update, it has been revealed.(image)

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The secret behind VIRAL articles

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:36:44 +0000

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania studied the brain activity of people while they read headlines of 80 New York Times health articles and were able to identify what articles would go viral.(image)

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Voyager 1 captured first image of Enceladus plume in 1980

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:26:38 +0000

Researchers were stunned to find an image of the moon's giants plumes in the background on a 1980 Voyager 1 picture.(image)

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AT&T to launch smart streetlamps in San Diego

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:12:37 +0000

AT&T and General Electric have teamed up to add cameras, microphones and sensors to more than 3,000 street lights in San Diego. The system will monitor traffic, crowd sizes, and detect gunshots.(image)

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Nasa launch spacecraft to the sun to study solar winds

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 20:01:21 +0000

Nasa is launching the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) to study the surface of the sun. The SPP will provide new data on solar activity and improve our ability to forecast major space-weather events.(image)

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Self-driving vans and drones to make deliveries easier

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:58:46 +0000

Ford has unveiled plans for fully automated deliveries at the Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. 'Autolivery' aims to solve the problem of automating 'kerb to door' deliveries.(image)

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London bar now lets you pay for a pint with your finger

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:36:16 +0000

Customers at Proud Galleries in north London can now pay for a round of drinks using a bar-top finger scanner. The scanner works by reading the unique pattern of veins on their finger.(image)

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Nasa: Saturn's giant hexagonal storm revealed up close

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:29:37 +0000

The 20,000 mile wide storm spins around the northern polar vortex – seen as a dark spot at the planet’s pole in the above image, at speeds believed to be around 220mph(image)

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Lesbians are much more likely to ORGASM during sex

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:26:30 +0000

Researchers from Chapman University in California surveyed more than 50,000 people. They found that while 86 per cent of lesbians regularly orgasm, only 65 per cent of straight women do.(image)

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Apple iPod prototype sold on eBay for £100k

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:11:15 +0000

A prototype first-generation iPod Classic is for sale on eBay. The device has a red internal board that dates back to 2002 and a 2001 copyright date on the back - earning it a $99,995 price tag.(image)

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Does your signature reveal you are a NARCISSIST?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:55:13 +0000

According to recent studies, signatures can be a tell-tale sign of a person narcissism. Researchers have found that a large signature is linked to those who enjoy being the center of attention.(image)

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US power grid could be hacked, needs better cybersecurity

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:42:20 +0000

The US electricity grid is a complex system crucial to the country's life and commerce, but it has been vulnerable for decades. Cyberattacks can penetrate the electricity grid, shutting down power to people.(image)

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Samsung unveils new Gear VR with motion stick

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:09:43 +0000

The South Korean company today announced the arrival of the upgraded headset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The stick features in-built sensors and a touch-pad.(image)

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New Samsung Galaxy S8 leak shows working handset

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:58:13 +0000

Samsung may have delayed the reveal of its Galaxy S8 smartphone until next month, but a new video gives users the first look at the keyboard setup and how the Contacts application works.(image)

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3D-printed super material bends sound waves

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:27:59 +0000

Researchers from the Universities of Sussex and Bristol have come up with a simple and cheap way of creating shaped sound waves that can be directed to certain audio 'hotspots' using a new material.(image)

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Tatooine-like planet is spotted 1,000 light years away

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:16:56 +0000

A research team led by University College London has found rocky debris orbiting a binary system 1,000 light-years away, which they have compared to the Tatooine system from Star Wars.(image)

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