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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:08:04 +0100

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TSB boss apologises and pledges compensation for customers

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:36:57 +0100

TSB's CEO has apologised for the company's online banking chaos, promising that the nearly two million account holders will be compensated as the crisis shows no sign of ending.(image)

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Snapchat tweaks its app to 'return to old design'

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:25:09 +0100

Snapchat is rolling out a redesign to its app that places a few user-generated Stories on its Discover page, which also features content from brands, celebrities and media organizations.(image)

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Researchers train neural network to think like an AI dog

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:24:08 +0100

Researchers used a GoPro camera to train neural networks to think and behave like a dog. They strapped a camera and sensors to a dog and fed the footage to a neural network.(image)

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Scientists discover plants pulsate throughout the night

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:17:39 +0100

In the study, researchers from Denmark and Hungary investigated the overnight movement of 21 species of trees using a high-precision three-dimensional surveying technique.(image)

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Thousands of Android apps may be illegally collecting kid's data

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:53:16 +0100

A study of 5,885 apps meant for children in the Google Play Store found that over half of the apps were improperly collecting data on kids. Many of the apps were downloaded 750,000 times.(image)

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Incredible animation shows dust raining down on Comet 67P

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:34:15 +0100

The brief clip shows what appears to be an otherworldly blizzard raining down on Comet 67P, with countless bright specks lighting up the otherwise pitch-black sky.(image)

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Ants build and set terrifying traps that resemble a 'torture rack

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:44:14 +0100

The unusual activity was observed in the ant species Azteca brevis, which lead author Markus Schmidt says he first encountered in Costa Rica's Piedras Blancas National Park in 1999.(image)

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Instagram launches 'Data Download' tool

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:15:07 +0100

Instagram on Tuesday introduced a new Data Download feature that lets Instagram users download a copy of all the content they've uploaded on the platform, including photos, videos and messages.(image)

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Uber to test design that will hide passenger's addresses after ride

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:58:00 +0100

Uber has long been criticized for providing drivers with riders’ detailed trip histories, including exact drop-off and pickup addresses. Now, the firm is testing a program to limit the info drivers see.(image)

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Over 1 million US children were victims of identity theft in 2017

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:27:57 +0100

Over 1 million US children had their identities stolen in 2017, according to a new study. Even more worrisome, two-thirds of child identity fraud victims are younger than eight years old.(image)

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Study warns smartphone overuse increases loneliness

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:06:10 +0100

Researchers from San Francisco State University have found in a new study that smartphone dependence may have similar effects on the brain to those seen in opioid addiction.(image)

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Chinese firm reveals how AI is breeding cockroaches for medicine 

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:04:04 +0100

A factory in the city of Xichang in China produces more than six billion cockroaches a year. They are used in a healing potion throughout China which costs around 50 yuan (US$8).(image)

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The security flaw that makes EVERY Nintendo Switch at risk

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:54:38 +0100

The bug was first reported by security researcher Kate Temkin, based in Denver, Colorado, who released a proof-of-concept code dubbed Fusée Gelée - or, Frozen Rocket.(image)

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Middle-aged people are most vulnerable social media users

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:53:20 +0100

Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found that social media improves the well-being of young adults but damages the mental health of middle-aged people.(image)

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Researchers deadly fish hide SWITCHBLADES in their face

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:44:19 +0100

Researchers from the University of Kansas have discovered that some species of stonefish have a nightmarish switchblade mechanism, located just below the eye, with one on each cheek.(image)

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Neuroscientist reveal how the world is viewed in different shades

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:34:13 +0100

Dr Aina Casaponsa and Dr Panos Athanasopoulos from Lancaster University explain how different languages can alter how we see the world.(image)

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Aliens on 'super-Earths' could be trapped on their home planet

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:25:04 +0100

An independent scientist and a physicist from Harvard believe that the huge gravity of 'super-Earths' would be so strong aliens would be unable to build rockets that could reach space.(image)

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Fears of massive rise in sex-selective abortions in China and India

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:21:45 +0100

Experts fear the test could cause a gender 'genocide' of abortions in India and China where parents prefer to have male children and will often abort female infants.(image)

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Hackers target hospital X-rays in 'Orangeworm' global malware attack

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:14:25 +0100

The backdoor trojan was found within large international corporations on machines used to control high-tech imaging devices such as X-ray and MRI scanners.(image)

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Record concentration of microplastics is found in Arctic sea ice

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:13:06 +0100

Up to 12,000 of the plastic particles were found per litre of sea ice in core samples taken from five regions in the Arctic Ocean by researchers Alfred Wegener Institute in in Bremerhaven, Germany.(image)

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World's biggest wind turbine will be tested on the British coast

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:09:34 +0100

General Electric has signed a five-year agreement with the government to test the turbine, called Haliade-X 12, in Blyth, Northumberland.(image)

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Doomsday AI will cause nuclear war by 2040 that could destroy humanity

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:19:24 +0100

The claims were made by the Rand Corporation, a non-profit based in Santa Monica, California, that offers research and analysis to the United States armed forces on global policy issues.(image)

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The 'game changing' superconcrete made with graphene

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:49:18 +0100

Experts at Exeter University says the 'superconcrete'  is more than twice as strong and four times more water resistant than existing concretes.(image)

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Spotify revamps its free mobile app to let users play and skip songs

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:21:09 +0100

Spotify is revamping its free app so that users can play up to 15 Spotify playlists on demand with the ability to play or skip songs in any order. The firm unveiled the new app at an event on Tuesday.(image)

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Spotify and Apple overtakes physical sales for the first time

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:49:20 +0100

Online streaming services such Spotify and Apple Music have become the music industry's single biggest revenue source, overtaking physical sales and digital downloads for the first time.(image)

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EU privacy regulations could make Facebook and Google more powerful

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:48:36 +0100

EU data regulations due to enter force next month could balloon the monpolies that are already enjoyed by Silicon Valley's digital giants, a Toronto University researcher has claimed.(image)

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Amazon begins delivering packages directly to customers' cars

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:41:50 +0100

The service is available in cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Nashville, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. Packages will be placed in the trunks of cars parked in public areas.(image)

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US appeals court rules only humans can claims copyright infringement in monkey selfie fight

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:22:29 +0100

A U.S. appeals court has decided that humans trump animals when it comes to who — or what — owns the copyright on original artwork created by animals.(image)

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World's first personless bank branch where humanoids manage EVERYTHING opens

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:16:24 +0100

State-owned Beijing-based China Construction Bank (CCB) says its unmanned Shanghai branch will make banking more convenient and efficient.(image)

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Facebook releases its 27-pages of rules on how it polices content

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 15:09:00 +0100

The list spells out in detail exactly the kind of offences that could see you banned from the site - or even arrested. It includes making credible violent threats or revelling in sexual violence.(image)

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Earth BioGenome Project will save DNA of all complex life on Earth

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:30:04 +0100

The £3.4 billion ($4.7bn) project, which is being led by researchers from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, is being described as the 'most ambitious project in the history of modern biology'.(image)

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YouTube says it took down more than 8 million videos in 3 months

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:10:20 +0100

San Bruno-based company YouTube said the majority of deleted videos - 80 per cent of which were flagged by machines - were 'spam or people attempting to upload adult content'.(image)

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US veteran receives world's first penis and scrotum transplant

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:00:36 +0100

Eleven surgeons were involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26 at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, US, for the patient (pictured), transplanting an entire penis and scrotum.(image)

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Stone Age humans trapped in the Arctic evolved denser breasts

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:26:51 +0100

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have found a rare instance of humanity evolving to survive a harsh environment, with consequences seen today.(image)

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Slowing iPhone X manufacturers’ sales are ‘bad omen’ for Apple

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:30:50 +0100

Among the firms affected is Tawian based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, better know as Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronic electronics.(image)

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Mysterious new form DNA seen inside human cells for the first time

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:41:31 +0100

Scientists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney say the new shape (artist's impression) looks entirely different to a double-stranded DNA double helix.(image)

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Stunning drone footage shows the new £90million 'floating' cycle path around Lake Garda taking shape

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:14:20 +0100

The track is currently under construction around Lake Garda. With parts of the path built off the banks of the lake and in some places skimming the water, it will make cyclists feel like they are floating.(image)

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The 'promiscuous' monkeys of Gombe National Park: DNA reveals two species have been interbreeding

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:42:32 +0100

Using DNA from the feces of 144 guenon monkeys in the park, researchers have documented evidence of ongoing mating between two genetically distinct species in a Tanzanian national park.(image)

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Algorithms on platforms like Instagram may be sexist

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:21:15 +0100

Women may be more likely to be drowned out on popular social media platforms like Instagram. Social networks are known to cause 'homophily' where people connect with others who are just like them.(image)

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Scientists use CT scanner designed for rocket motors to image a WHALE

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:33:14 +0100

In the study, researchers used an industrial CT scanner designed to image solid-fuel rocket motors to analyze how sound travels through a minke whale’s skull and head.(image)

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Scientists confirm Uranus cloud tops are dominated by pungent gas

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:31:54 +0100

Using the 8-meter Gemini North telescope on Hawaii’s Maunakea, an international team of researchers has finally verified a major component of Uranus’ upper atmosphere.(image)

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Unattractive people earn more as they devote themselves to careers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:29:08 +0100

People perceived as 'very unattractive' earn more than many of their more alluring peers, a study led by the London School of Economics found (stock image).(image)

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The Samsung Galaxy S9's successor could feature a screen that dwarfs the iPhone X display

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:17:10 +0100

Samsung just released the Galaxy S9 and yet rumors are already swirling about what the tech giant might have in store next. Leaked images show a phone with a 6.3-inch display, which dwarfs the iPhone X.(image)

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Archaeologists unearth 'rare' bust of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:11:51 +0100

A team doing work at the Egyptian Temple of Kom Ombo to protect the site from groundwater stumbled upon a sculpted head of Emperor Marcus Aurelius – an unusual find for this site, experts say.(image) This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows the head of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius that was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo, in Aswan, 585 miles (940 kilometers) south of Cairo, Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP)

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Gmail scam fools users into thinking their account has been hacked

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:56:19 +0100

A new spam attack is tricking users by making them think they sent malicious emails from their own accounts. As a result, many users believed that their Gmail accounts had been hacked.(image)

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Professor defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:23:08 +0100

University of Cambridge lecturer Aleksandr Kogan says he 'never heard a word' of opposition from Facebook over his 'This Is Your Digital Life' quiz that was downloaded by 270,000 people.(image)

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Dim lighting makes people buy pleasurable products

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:04:09 +0100

Research from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has found that customers buy more selfishly when they are in a dimly lit room.(image)

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Warm spring means caterpillars are hatching early

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:51:19 +0100

Warmer springs are causing birds to be 'out of sync' with the caterpillars they feed their young on, according to researchers led by the RSPB and universities of Exeter and Edinburgh (stock).(image)

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Tuhura megayacht based on ancient designs but filled with modern tech

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:48:16 +0100

The Tuhura is a 377ft megayacht designed in the Netherlands which is based on the look of centuries-old outrigger canoes used by Polynesian peoples, but with modern technology.(image)

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Clothes moths favour posh southern homes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:47:20 +0100

A new study from English Heritage, based in London, aimed to monitor clothes moths to help the heritage charity look after its collection of historic wool carpets, tapestries and period clothing.(image)

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Early humans may have learned to walk upright 3.6million years ago

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:22:33 +0100

Scientists led by the University of Arizona analysed a set of footprints reported just two years ago in Laetoli, an archaeological site in Tanzania.(image)

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Amazon is building a robot for the home via top secret 'Vesta' project

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:14:23 +0100

Amazon is building a domestic droid as part of a secret project codenamed 'Vesta'. The device is expected to be tested among employees first but could hit shelves as soon as 2019, Bloomberg says.(image)

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'Oldest gold in Britain' found in a box of watch parts in Oxfordshire

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:06:39 +0100

Now folded in two pieces, the gold was bought by John Workman at a car boot sale in Berinsfield, south Oxfordshire, but he did not know how valuable it was.(image)

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Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' up close

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:59:01 +0100

The incredible images was created by processing three separate images from NASA's JunoCam imager taken on April 1st.(image)

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Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker...

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:48:19 +0100

Japanese construction company Shimizu says robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites.(image) Shimizu Corp.'s Robo-Welder is demonstrated during a press tour to the major Japanese construction company's robot laboratory in Tokyo, Monday, April 23, 2018. The Robo-Welder has a robotic arm that uses laser shape measurement to determine the contours of a groove, or channel, on a steel column to be welded. Shimizu showed several robots that can weld and bolt, being developed for construction sites for safety for workers. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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'Pitch black' hot Jupiter planet may be the darkest celestial body ever discovered 

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:28:34 +0100

The findings were made by researchers at Keele University, who used data from Nasa's Kepler space telescope to make the discovery about the planet, which appears as a dark lump, probably purple.(image)

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World's largest mosquito is caught in China

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:01 +0100

A Chinese expert claimed to have caught the world's largest mosquito with an astonishing 11.15cm wing span - about 10 times longer than that of an average mosquito.(image)

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Earth's oceans released CO2 that ended the last Ice Age

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:54:18 +0100

Researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland say the findings scientists understand the processes controlling the exchange of CO2 and oxygen between the ocean and atmosphere.(image)

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Man who posted video of dog giving Nazi salutes on YouTube fined £800

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:47:10 +0100

The 30-year-old, pictured arriving at Airdrie Sheriff Court today, taught his girlfriend's pug to react to the words 'gas the Jews' and filmed it for his YouTube channel last year.(image)

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Feminists have own computer font complete with slogans and images

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:41:24 +0100

The font was created by ad agency Y&R, based in New York, in partnership with Women of Sex Tech and can be downloaded by users hoping for an added punch to their voices when protesting the patriarchy.(image)

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Droughts affecting people in Europe could become regular

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:37:45 +0100

International researchers led by hydrologists from UFZ in Germany have found that droughts in Europe will get worse and more frequent as global temperatures rise (stock image).(image)

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Robots will outnumber humans by 2048 and set to reach 9.4billion

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:59:15 +0100

Dr Ian Pearson, a British novelist, engineer and inventor, said robots could also become ‘emotionally intelligent’ by 2028.(image)

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Foreign clinics target vulnerable with 97% IVF success rate claim

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:39:18 +0100

Foreign fertility clinics are targeting vulnerable couples with high success rate claims - while in reality they are often cutting corners to achieve results.(image)

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One in eight bird species are at risk of global extinction

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:29:18 +0100

A report from BirdLife International, based in Cambridge, monitored bird numbers across the globe. It found that one in eight bird species are at risk of global extinction.(image)

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Plastic bags carry dangerous bacteria that are harmful to humans after just six weeks in the sea

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 23:49:05 +0100

Scientists who cut up single use carrier bags and submerged them in the sea found thick layers of bacteria were able to cling to the plastic within 40 days.(image)

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NASA scientist spots mysterious circles in the Arctic 

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 00:04:02 +0100

The circles were spotted by NASA'S Operation IceBridge about 50 miles northwest of Canada's Mackenzie River Delta ON April 14.(image)

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Scientists 'confident' that cracks seen on Mars were formed by mud

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:30:43 +0100

An analysis of images from NASA’s Curiosity rover suggests lines seen on Mars are mudcracks, indicating that the once-wet region experienced dramatic changes over the course of its life.(image)

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Lyrid meteor shower will light up the sky on Sunday morning

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:31:07 +0100

The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower, which has been observed for the past 2,700 years, will create a stunning display of 'shooting stars' in the night sky. It's best viewed early morning on Sunday.(image)

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Scientists video that shows living cells interacting in 3D detail

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:15:21 +0100

Scientists have found a way to study cellular processes in their natural habitat: deep inside living organisms. A series of 3D videos document the processes in never-before-seen detail.(image)

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Canada invests $2.7 MILLION to develop quantum radar

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:18:57 +0100

Researchers at the University of Waterloo are working to harness a technique called quantum illumination to spot objects that are invisible to traditional radio wave-based systems.(image)

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Apple reveals 'Daisy', its robot that takes apart your dead iPhone

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:31:19 +0100

The Cupertino-based robot can rip apart a dead phone in just 18 seconds and is an update to Liam - the recycling bot the company announced back in 2016.(image)

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Nasa will have a space station that will orbit the moon in 2025

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:19:46 +0100

Known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway, the outpost will be in orbit around the moon by 2025, it was announced at a Space Symposium in Colorado yesterday.(image)

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Harvard study: Relationships more important than money or success 

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:10:24 +0100

The study - which is one of the longest on adult life - first started tracking 268 Harvard students during the Great Depression in 1938 (stock image).(image)

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Take a tour of the Lagoon Nebula: NASA releases mind-blowing new video of 'colossal stellar nursery'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:32:24 +0100

New images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope capture the magnificent Lagoon Nebula. It's 4,000 light-years away from Earth, yet it is three times larger in the the sky than the full moon.(image) This February 2018 image made available by NASA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 shows the Lagoon Nebula, about 4,000 light-years away from the Earth, with the star Herschel 36 at center. The young star, 200,000 times brighter than our Sun, is blasting powerful ultraviolet radiation and hurricane-like stellar winds, carving out structures in the surrounding gas and dust. (NASA, ESA, STScI via AP)

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YouTube is STILL airing adverts on extremists content like Nazism

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:57:29 +0100

More than 300 companies and organisations including Adidas, Amazon and Netflix ran adverts alongside offensive content on San Bruno-based video site YouTube.(image)

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Mysterious species of Ganges shark is seen for first the in a decade

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:50:08 +0100

A university student browsing the Sassoon docks fish market in Mumbai saw the critically endangered Ganges river shark and took pictures of the cadaver before it was chopped up.(image)

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We perform BETTER when we have an audience

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:49:35 +0100

Fear of social humiliation was found in a study of 20 people to spur them on to do better, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (stock image).(image)

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Scientists closer to a male 'pill' without side effects

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:41:34 +0100

Researchers from the University of North Carolina found that 30 hours after infusing male macaques with a compound known as EP055, their sperm were unable to move.(image)

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Government accidentally sends strange conspiracy theory file

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:35:05 +0100

The files were included in material provided by Washington State Fusion Center, a Department of Homeland Security affiliate that provides information sharing and analysis.(image)

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Conspiracy theorist claims he's seen footage of 'an uncloaking UFO'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:33:35 +0100

The live feed, posted by Belgium-based YouTube channel UFO Today, caught the attention of conspiracy theories after strange lights started flashing to the right of the footage.(image)

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Japan's Mount Io volcano erupts for the first time in 250 YEARS

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:05:59 +0100

A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years, prompting authorities to set up a no-go zone as it threatens to send large rocks flying as far as two miles away.(image)

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Pentagon pushes through development of hypersonic missiles in response to Russia and China's efforts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:37:18 +0100

Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, Maryland, has been awarded a $1 billion (£710 million) contract to design and develop a hypersonic missile that can be launched from a warplane (stock image)(image)

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Google unveils 'Chat' in effort to compete with Facebook Messenger

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:08:12 +0100

Global users who want to use Chat will be able to download the Android Messages app that it runs on to any Android device. However, Chat does not offer encrypted messages.(image)

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'Flatpack' skyscraper wins Evolo design competition

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:02:52 +0100, designed by Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa, and Piotr Pańczyk from Poland, took the top prize in this year's Evolo skyscraper design competition.(image)

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iPhone sales may be even WORSE than thought after a drop in revenue for its chip supplier

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:57:45 +0100

Experts are concerned after Tawain Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, based in Hsinchu City, reported a drop in microchip sales, believed to indicate falling demand for the iPhone.(image)

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People with a strong handshake are better at problem-solving

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:48:54 +0100

The research, led by the University of Manchester, suggests exercise could be a good way to boost brainpower.(image)

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‘Rip Van Winkle’ plants can ‘hibernate’ in the soil for up to 20 years

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:47:04 +0100

Researchers from Sussex University and Tokyo University studied 114 plant species from 24 different plant families.(image)

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Facebook job postings reveal the firm is looking for chip designers

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:02:49 +0100

The chips could be used to power anything from Facebook's rumored smart home speaker to an upcoming Oculus headset, according to Bloomberg, which first spotted the posting.(image)

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Scientists discover how to bend diamond in 'surprising' breakthrough

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:23:11 +0100

In the study, an international team of researchers found that tiny diamond needles measuring just a few micrometers tall could bend by as much as 9 percent without snapping.(image)

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Britain goes for a record 55 hours without coal power

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:51:43 +0100

The 55-hour, coal-free period ran from 10.25pm on Monday until 5.10am yesterday. The UK is trying to get rid of coal-fired generation by 2025 to protect the environment.(image)

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Scientists engineer fruit flies to ejaculate when exposed to red light

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:43:45 +0100

To better understand how ejaculation fits into the motivations behind the mating process in animals, from insects to mammals, a team international scientists has conducted a bizarre experiment.(image)

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Incredible skywriting in Phoenix that looks just like typed words

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:04 +0100

The writing, which appeared above Phoenix yesterday, was designed to attract attention to computer networking firm Cisco, which is currently hosting its annual conference in the city.(image)

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Holes in 5,400-year-old cow skull reveal attempts at brain surgery

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:03:35 +0100

The cow's skull is between 5,000 and 5,400 years old and was unearthed at a Neolithic site at Champ-Durand in France by the French National Centre for Scientific Research.(image)

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Spelling quiz will put your knowledge to the test with 20-questions

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:35:48 +0100

This tricky spelling test has left internet users from around the world scratching their heads. The multiple choice quiz asks players to choose the correct spelling from two possible answers.(image)

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'Deepfakes' video of Barack Obama shows him insulting Donald Trump

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:36:50 +0100

Comedian Jordan Peele used a sophisticated machine learning algorithm, called 'deepfakes' to create a digitally-altered video of former president Barack Obama.(image)

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The Yellowstone supervolcano has two magma chambers, say scientists

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:26:33 +0100

A computer model by the University of Oregon has has revealed a 'transition zone' that may control the movement of magma beneath the Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming.(image)

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Nazi sub which 'smuggled Hitler to South America' found off Denmark

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:11:41 +0100

U-3523 was one of Hitler's advanced submarines and was able to sail non-stop to South America. Pictured is U-3008, another Type XXI submarine and sister vessel of the U-3523.(image)

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Nasa astronaut posts image of the Aurora Borealis mixing with sunrise

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:35:47 +0100

Nasa, based in Washington DC, has re-posted the Instagram post of American astronaut Ricky Arnold who witnessed the Aurora Borealis over Earth from the International Space Station.(image)

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Is this 50-mile wide crater on Mars the remains of an supervolcano?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:15:58 +0100

New images of the area by the European Space Agency have revealed the crater in unprecedented detail - and they could finally help reveal what caused it to form.(image)

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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg challenges Elon Musk in a race to Mars

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:25:23 +0100

Dennis Muilenberg believes Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing can get humans on the red planet in 10 years, a similar timeframe to that outlined by Elon Mus(image)

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