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Laser Beams: History of Device Offering Endless Opportunities

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:01:00 +0300

Lasers are everywhere in almost every area of human activity. They are used by soldiers and doctors, construction workers and students. Lasers are part of personal computers and space satellites.


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Bearded Men & GPS Attached to Cows: 7 Gems From Putin's Press Conference

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:49:00 +0300

Thursday's marathon press conference with the Russian president wasn't just serious business. Sputnik collected the top half-dozen most imaginative, curious, and hilarious moments from the event. Take a look!


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FCC Votes to Overturn Obama-Era Net Neutrality Regulations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:13:00 +0300

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reclassified net neutrality from Title II to Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, slashing regulations on what Internet Service Providers (ISP) can do regarding internet speed.


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Britain First Leaders Arrested in Belfast For Making ‘Anti-Islam' Speeches

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:41:00 +0300

Two leaders of a controversial right-wing group have made comments about Islam, including its deputy, whose tweets were retweeted by US President Donald Trump in November, leading to a diplomatic incident.


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Christmas Thongs? Granny Accidentally Decorates Tree With… Panties (PHOTO)

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:33:13 +0300

Much to the Internet’s users’ amusement, the elderly lady didn’t know what was inside those pretty purple baubles she bought in a local shop.


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Healthy Hillary: Clinton Still Wearing Surgical Boot Two Months After Fall

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:16:00 +0300

During the recent promotion tour for her book “What Happened?” in Vancouver, Hillary Clinton was seen wearing a surgical boot, which may raise eyebrows as healing a broken toe usually takes no longer than 6 weeks.


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New Nuclear Reactor Quality Assurance Method Tested in Russia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:58:00 +0300

A new electroanalytical non-destructive testing technique has shown promise effectively diagnosing potential problems in nuclear reactors in a simulated environment. The so-called scanning contact potentiometry method was developed in a lab at Moscow's top nuclear research university.


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Surreal Sight of Hundreds of Dead Birds Stuns Swedish Countryside

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:46:17 +0300

The appearance of hundreds of dead birds on a road in northern Sweden has left both laymen and experts nonplussed.


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From Trump to Russian 2018 Election: Key Takeaways From Putin's Press Conference

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:37:00 +0300

This Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted his signature annual press conference, where he faced a myriad of questions that touched on a wide range of issues, from foreign policy highlights to certain domestic issues.


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Milan Teen Goalie in Tears as Fans Criticize Him for Multimillion Wage (VIDEO)

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:27:41 +0300

Gianluigi Donnarumma, a goalkeeper for Italy’s A.C. Milan was upset when club supporters unveiled a banner demanding he leaves the club.


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AI Generates New Harry Potter Chapter and Netizens Can't Get Enough of It

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:44:42 +0300

It turns out that a neural network can be a great story writer! A bot tried its virtual hand at composing brand new fanfiction about the wizarding world heroes, and the outcome appeared to be so hilarious that it made thousands of franchise fans break down in tears laughing.


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Bermuda Votes to Replace Same-Sex Marriage With Civil Partnerships

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:22:00 +0300

The British island-territory of Bermuda has voted to end same-sex marriage, just months after its Supreme Court ruled in favor. This makes Bermuda the first country in the world to have legalized and then subsequently banned same-sex marriage.


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‘Privacy Violations For All’: Chinese Province Collects Biodata Without Consent

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:25:15 +0300

The regional government in China’s westernmost Xinjiang Province is expanding its biodata collection project to include the DNA, fingerprints, iris signatures, and blood types of all people between the ages of 12 and 65, according to a new report.


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‘Unprecedented Transition’: Arctic Melting at Fastest Rate in 1,500 Years

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:08:00 +0300

A new US government report released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals that the Arctic seawater is warming and the permafrost is thawing at the fastest rate in 1,500 years.


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Study: Common Electronic, Wireless Devices Could Increase Miscarriage Rates

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:49:00 +0300

New research reveals that pregnant women who are exposed to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields have a significantly higher miscarriage rate.


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Russian Physicists Develop New Theory on What Happens Inside Black Holes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:11:00 +0300

Physicists from Moscow's Steklov Institute of Mathematics have come up with a testable theory on how matter behaves inside a black hole.


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Doctors Diagnose 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy with Cancerous Tumor (VIDEO)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:02:00 +0300

Doctors at the Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York, diagnosed cancer in a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy using a computed tomography scan this week.


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'Charming Man'? Der Spiegel Releases Uncut Audio of Shocking Morrissey Interview

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:32:27 +0300

A dispute between the former Smiths frontman Morrissey and Der Spiegel over comments about disgraced actor Kevin Spacey and US President Trump has been settled, after the German media outlet released the uncut audio of the interview.


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Physicists Unravel Mystery of Stable Fullerenes

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:57:00 +0300

Scientists at the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) have explained the stability of nitrogen-doped fullerenes, which makes their industrial production and application easier. The article outlining the research was published in the reputable Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures magazine.


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Fowl Play? The Great Turkey Scam Leaves Brits 'Well Stuffed' Over Birds' Origin

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:28:00 +0300

In what can only be described as a classic case of "fowl" play on the part of supermarkets, millions of Brits are being totally duped into thinking they're eating homegrown turkeys for Christmas dinner, while in reality they hail from the European Union.


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