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 French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles 1h 4m French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles
Pragma, which is based in Biarritz and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery and Bayonne.
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 How to free up storage on iPhone  1h 13m How to free up storage on iPhone 
From checking app storage in iOS to the 'Lord of the Rings' movie trick, there are simple ways to free up storage on your iPhone. Read our simple guide of how to check your memory and free up space.
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 Bayeux Tapestry is to be displayed in Britain 1h 39m Updated Bayeux Tapestry is to be displayed in Britain
Preparations are under way to move the fabric - which shows the conquest of England by Norman invaders - across the Channel in a bid to show the strength of the British-French relationship.
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Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings1h 56m Updated Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.
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 Sweatcoin app gives you money based on distance walked 2h Updated Sweatcoin app gives you money based on distance walked
London-based start-up Sweatcoin pays users with a cryptocurrency that can be spent on real-life goods such as clothes or food and is the fastest growing health app ever.
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3h Updated Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor Falls
Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.
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 Suppliers ship 1m HomePod speakers to Apple 3h Updated Suppliers ship 1m HomePod speakers to Apple
The Taipei Times claims Apple supplier Inventec has begun a limited shipment of one million speakers to Apple.
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Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.3h Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.
Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.
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 Commute-busting drone set for UK launch in March 3h Updated Commute-busting drone set for UK launch in March
Scheduled for launch in London this March, the drone by Autonomous Flight, dubbed 'Y6S', will be the first in the world to carry passengers - and could revolutionise city commutes.
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 YouTube tightens rules to protect advertisers 3h Updated YouTube tightens rules to protect advertisers
From February 20, San Bruno-based company YouTube says channels will need at least 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time to make money from adverts.
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For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.4h Updated For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.
The tennis champion spoke to Vogue about her severe postnatal complications. Her experience underscores a wider problem for new mothers in the United States.
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 Catalyst can convert carbon dioxide into useful plastics 4h Catalyst can convert carbon dioxide into useful plastics
Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of California, Berkeley, have developed a copper catalyst that can convert carbon dioxide into a core component of everyday plastics.
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NSW cotton growers facing complete crop loss after alleged pesticide drift4h NSW cotton growers facing complete crop loss after alleged pesticide drift
5,000 hectares of cotton thought to be affected by off-target spray drift, says Bernie Bierhoff of Walgett Cotton Growers’ Association On Christmas Day farmers around Walgett in north-west New South Wales noticed their infant cotton plants had begun to wither. Leaves began to curl and die, killing some plants and stressing others. Within days, it was clear Walgett was facing a serious incident that had affected nearly 6,000 hectares (60 sq km) of cotton farms reaching as far as Burren Junction, and Rowena.
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 A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is flying past Earth  4h Updated A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is flying past Earth 
The 2002 AJ129 asteroid is set to hurtle past our planet on the 4th February at around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away - which is relatively close in space terms (stock image).
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 Quiz to assess early death risk 5h Quiz to assess early death risk
This 10-minute Public Health England (PHE) test assesses how healthy your lifestyle is. At the end, you will get a score out of 10 and helpful advice on how to be healthier.
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 Aldie teacher folms soap bubbles turning into ice crystals 5h Aldie teacher folms soap bubbles turning into ice crystals
Pre-school teacher Girlie Figueroa captured the phenomenon (pictured) during sub-zero temperatures in Aldie, Virginia, after being inspired by photographs and footage online.
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U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness5h U.K. Appoints a Minister for Loneliness
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
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 Runes engraved by early Vikings are discovered in Denmark  5h Runes engraved by early Vikings are discovered in Denmark 
Researchers based at Aarhus University in Denmark have discovered a comb and plate engraved by Vikings 1,200 years ago, at a time when a new alphabet began to be used.
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The Parasite on the Playground6h Updated The Parasite on the Playground
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.
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Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’6h Updated Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’
As the cold spell that froze much of the United States thaws, don’t count on it to limit the populations of pests that you don’t like.
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Moustached monkey is separate species7h Moustached monkey is separate species
A monkey from Ethiopia with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.
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The plastic-free stores showing the big brands how to do it7h The plastic-free stores showing the big brands how to do it
Retailers at the vanguard of Britain’s zero-waste movement say business is booming, so why are major supermarkets not doing more to cut plastic waste?
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Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging7h Nearly 1m tonnes every year: supermarkets shamed for plastic packaging
Exclusive: Guardian investigation unwraps truth about supermarket plastics after big brands refuse to divulge packaging secrets
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 Footage shows falling meteorite light up Detroit 7h Updated Footage shows falling meteorite light up Detroit
Footage of a meteorite falling from the heavens was captured by a man in Allen Park, Michigan Tuesday evening.
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 How mantis shrimps pulverise their prey 7h Updated How mantis shrimps pulverise their prey
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered how the Mantis Shrimp delivers its devastating punch without destroying its own limbs.
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UK firm contracts to service satellites8h UK firm contracts to service satellites
Effective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.
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US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns8h US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns
Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community. Ahead of the US president’s speech to its
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 Amazon patents a robot that can tailor clothes 10h Amazon patents a robot that can tailor clothes
Seattle-based Amazon has filed a patent for machines that use fluorescent dyes to guide and direct machines when making customised clothes.
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 People are more likely to lie in a second language 10h People are more likely to lie in a second language
Our first language is often more closely tied to our emotions, which makes us more vulnerable and honest when we're speaking it, according to a study by the University of Manchester (stock).
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 New artificial intelligence can see the age of your cells 10h Updated New artificial intelligence can see the age of your cells
Scientists from Insilico Medicine have developed a computer algorithm that can assess a person's risk of developing age-related diseases, and give medical advice based on those risks.
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 Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin take double-digit falls 11h Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin take double-digit falls
Prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was possible.
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European parliament votes to end electric pulse fishing12h Updated European parliament votes to end electric pulse fishing
Campaigners hail movement towards prohibiting the controversial practice but warn other measures will leave European waters in a worse state The European Union’s parliament has voted to prohibit the controversial practice of
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 Virtual currencies take double-digit falls 13h Virtual currencies take double-digit falls
Prices of Bitcoin and other digital currencies have skidded after South Korea’s top financial policymaker said Tuesday that a crackdown on trading of crypto currencies was possible.
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 Footage shows falling meteorite lights up neighborhood 13h Footage shows falling meteorite lights up neighborhood
Footage of a meteorite falling from the heavens was captured by a man in Allen Park, Michigan Tuesday evening.
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 Robot implant is created to treat baby eating defect 14h Robot implant is created to treat baby eating defect
Researchers at University of Sheffield and Boston's Children Hospital, Harvard Medical School, have developed a revolutionary prototype robotic implant which encourages tissue growth in babies.
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Heathrow to unveil shorter third runway plan in bid to cut costs15h Heathrow to unveil shorter third runway plan in bid to cut costs
Proposal sees 300 metres cut from runway in effort to help reduce costs to £15bn, but opponents say move changes forecasted economic benefits Heathrow is to unveil proposals for a shorter, cheaper third runway in
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UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn15h UK to miss legal climate targets without urgent action, official advisers warn
Vague ambitions, such as banning new petrol cars by 2040, must be turned into solid plans, says the Committee on Climate Change
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 Mystery of famous war death deepens after fuel tank found 16h Updated Mystery of famous war death deepens after fuel tank found
The mystery of who shot down 'the Red Baron', an infamous German WWI pilot, has deepened after a fuel tanker recovered from battle by Australian soldiers was found in a Melbourne museum.
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New Zealand fisheries want grisly images of dead penguins caught in nets censored17h New Zealand fisheries want grisly images of dead penguins caught in nets censored
Industry leaders say plan to install cameras on commercial fishing vessels is a risk to ‘NZ Inc’ ​The seafood industry in New Zealand has asked the government to withhold graphic video of dead sea life caught in trawler nets as they are potentially damaging to fisheries and to brand New Zealand. A letter from five seafood industry leaders to the Ministry of Primary Industries highlights the fisheries’ growing unease with the government’s proposal to install video cameras on all commercial fishing vessels to monitor bycatch of other species and illegal fish dumping.
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Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel17h Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks Panel
The majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.
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Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told18h Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told
Three-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.
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Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues20h Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues
Wild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.
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Wagamama to mark Earth Day by ditching plastic straws21h Wagamama to mark Earth Day by ditching plastic straws
Asian food chain says it will hand out biodegradable paper alternative on request from 22 April Wagamama has become the latest restaurant chain to commit to end the use of plastic straws. From Earth Day on 22 April, the Asian food chain will switch to a biodegradable paper alternative, which will be available on request.
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Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story21h Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back Story
Scientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.
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Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 9122h Updated Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91
Dr. Krim raised awareness of the scourge and money to fight it while lobbying governments and enlisting a broad spectrum of powerful allies.
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 The cryptocurrencies that could boom in 2018 23h Updated The cryptocurrencies that could boom in 2018
Bitcoin and ethereum really took off last year, leaving many feeling that they've missed the bandwagon. So what are the other cryptocurrencies that could boom? Or are they more likely to bust?
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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava26h Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava
Volcanologists say a "hazardous explosion" could be imminent, as thousands flee the area around Mount Mayon in the Philippines.
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 Nasa Hubble captures incredible close-up of ancient galaxy 26h Nasa Hubble captures incredible close-up of ancient galaxy
The picture captured by Nasa's Hubble telescope was magnified by a natural phenomenon known as 'gravitational lensing' giving never-before-seen detail of this ancient star system.
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 Science behind the perfect roast potato 26h Updated Science behind the perfect roast potato
Researchers from Edge Hotel School at the University of Essex found cutting the spud diagonally increases its surface area by 65 per cent and makes it extra crispy.
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How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List26h Updated How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List
Robert E. Murray, the chief executive of Murray Energy, wrote a lengthy “action plan” last year for President Trump. There’s not much left undone.
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High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer27h High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer
New research suggests a strong link between genes, dietary fat and prostate cancer.
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 Women use their brains more than men when it comes to sex 27h Updated Women use their brains more than men when it comes to sex
Experts from McGill University in Montreal used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to capture images of the brain activity of 40 male and female volunteers.
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 Google reveals plan to build three new undersea cables 27h Google reveals plan to build three new undersea cables
Google says its Netherlands and Montreal regions will open in first quarter of 2018, followed by LA, Finland, and Hong Kong. Google plans to commission the three subsea cables in 2019.
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 Frozen tomb may contain ancient remains of Scythian royal 27h Frozen tomb may contain ancient remains of Scythian royal
Scientists have found a Scythian grave in a remote region of Siberia that is one of the oldest and largest ever found. It could house a record-breaking hoard of weapons and gold treasures.
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 VR porn app exposed the details of thousands of users    27h Updated VR porn app exposed the details of thousands of users   
SinVR, a VR porn app with 20,000 members, had a security flaw that exposed the details of its members to potential hackers, according to London -based cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption.
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 How your car is spying on you 28h Updated How your car is spying on you
Companies use personal information collected from tens of millions of vehicles around the globe, and many keep tight-lipped about what they use the data for.
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Natural gas has role in UK energy mix | Letters28h Natural gas has role in UK energy mix | Letters
40% of UK primary energy was derived from natural gas in 2016, a 50% increase from 1990, writes
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Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters | Letters28h Ban heavy fuel use in sensitive waters | Letters
If spilled, heavy fuel oil would remain for long periods and could spread widely if entrained in moving ice, writes
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Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings28h Updated Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood Swings
Dr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder.
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Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals28h Qantas worst airline operating across Pacific for CO2 emissions, analysis reveals
Qantas used the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carried the most empty seats of any transpacific airline Qantas emits more carbon dioxide per passenger-kilometre than any other airline operating across the Pacific, according to an analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation, the group that
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 Amazon´s Echo Spot is coming to the UK later this month 28h Updated Amazon´s Echo Spot is coming to the UK later this month
The £119.99 ($129) Echo Spot, created by Seattle-based company Amazon, doubles up as a 'smart alarm', and the camera will probably be facing directly at the user's bed.
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Q&A: Eyes in the Skies28h Updated Q&A: Eyes in the Skies
Instead of sending probes to faraway planets, why not hitch them to comets?
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 Google Arts & Culture app sparks privacy concerns 29h Google Arts & Culture app sparks privacy concerns
New software from Google, based in Mountain View, California, has unleashed a frenzy of activity online as users post images of their painting lookalike.
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 Why older singers struggle hitting the high notes 29h Why older singers struggle hitting the high notes
Experts from the University of Basel in Switzerland made the discovery after using high-resolution scans to look at the vocal cords of 44 professional singers.
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After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles 29h Updated After a Debacle, How California Became a Role Model on Measles
Changing minds on vaccination is very difficult, but it isn’t so important when a law can change behavior.
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EU declares war on plastic waste29h Updated EU declares war on plastic waste
Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up plan that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 The EU is waging war against plastic waste as part of an urgent plan to clean up Europe’s act and ensure that every piece of packaging on the continent is reusable or recyclable by 2030. Following China’s
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 Microsoft takes on Facebook with mind reading technology 30h Updated Microsoft takes on Facebook with mind reading technology
Redmond-based Microsoft released details of a brain control interface that decodes electric signals from the brain to launch and operate apps and web browsers.
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 Mount Etna might NOT be a proper volcano 31h Mount Etna might NOT be a proper volcano
A volcanologist from the University of Catania says that the eruptions of Mt Etna resemble a hot spring more than a volcano due to the amount of steam, CO2 and sulphur dioxide produced.
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UK green energy investment halves after policy changes31h UK green energy investment halves after policy changes
Investment in green energy fell 56% in UK in 2017 – biggest fall of any country – after ‘stop-start’ support from government Investment in clean energy plunged further in Britain than in any other country last year because of government policy changes, new figures show. The amount companies spent on green energy in the UK rose during the years of the coalition government (2010-2015) but has now fallen for two years in a row under the Conservatives, according to analysis by
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Bacon with banned additive among risks of US-UK trade deal33h Bacon with banned additive among risks of US-UK trade deal
Soil Association issues top 10 food safety concerns posed by a transatlantic free-trade deal
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 New Google app sparks privacy concerns 33h New Google app sparks privacy concerns
New software from Google, based in Mountain View, California, has unleashed a frenzy of activity online as users post images of their painting lookalike.
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 Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans 34h Updated Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
David Hanson worked as a sculptor for Disney and created robots for their theme parks before moving to Hong Kong and starting his own company which he hopes will create machines of the future.
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 BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software to stop hackers 34h BlackBerry launches cybersecurity software to stop hackers
Canadian software maker BlackBerry on Monday launched a new cybersecurity software, which identifies vulnerabilities in programs used in self-driving cars.
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Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy34h Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy
The Hubble telescope has scored an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe's oldest galaxies.
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 Creative thinkers have better-connected minds, study finds 34h Creative thinkers have better-connected minds, study finds
Experts could one day target the brain regions responsible for this pattern using a 'creativity pill' to make people more imaginative, a Harvard University researcher has claimed.
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Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point?36h Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point?
We are destroying the world’s biodiversity. Yet debate has erupted over just what this means for the planet – and us.
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Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time38h Global Health: ‘Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time
Can 500,000 thermometers transmitting 25,000 readings a day forecast the spread of flu more accurately than the C.D.C.?
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East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment38h East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment
Ship was carrying 136,000 tons of oil that now threatens to pollute some of China’s most important fishing waters The Iranian oil tanker Sanchi
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 Stress can be good for you, psychologist explains 39h Stress can be good for you, psychologist explains
Psychologist Dr Meg Arroll talks about how simply changing the way you view stress can help you feel less strung out - and what to do if you feel stressed but don't know why.
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