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 Tech-savvy Chinese farmers use drones to spray pesticide 13m Tech-savvy Chinese farmers use drones to spray pesticide
Farmers in China have caught up with the country's booming drone trend and started using unmanned aircraft to spray pesticide. A group of them even started a business with their new vehicles.
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 Sheffield mathematician on perfect champagne bottle pop 20m Sheffield mathematician on perfect champagne bottle pop
Mathematician Eugenia Cheng from the University of Sheffield, said the perfect pop of a champagne cork should be appealing to the human ear, like bird call or cymbals (stock image).
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New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says21m New nuclear power cannot rival windfarms on price, energy boss says
Innogy Renewables chief claims future reactors will not be competitive as offshore windfarms become even cheaper New nuclear power stations in the UK can no longer compete with windfarms on price, according to the boss of a German energy company’s green power arm. Hans Bunting, the chief operating officer of Innogy Renewables, part of the company that owns the UK energy supplier npower, said offshore windfarms had become mainstream and were destined to become even cheaper because of new, bigger turbines.
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 Apple reveals first details of its driverless car system 34m Updated Apple reveals first details of its driverless car system
Two computer scientists at Cupertino-based Apple have posted a paper online, shedding light on how the self-driving cars could work.
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Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy36m Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy
A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.
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 Man plans to launch rocket to prove Earth is flat 39m Updated Man plans to launch rocket to prove Earth is flat
Self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes plans to plans to hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy in the Mojave Desert as the first part of his flat-Earth space programme.
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 How different alcoholic drinks affect our emotions 1h 7m Updated How different alcoholic drinks affect our emotions
Drinking red wine makes people feel relaxed and amorous while vodka or whisky boosts energy and aggression, a study by Bangor University and King's College London academics suggest.
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 Hackers stole data of 57M Uber customers and drivers 1h 24m Updated Hackers stole data of 57M Uber customers and drivers
Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers and the ride-hailing company allegedly paid them $100,000 to delete the information and go away'.
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 Nasa will use chainmail tyres on future rovers 1h 34m Updated Nasa will use chainmail tyres on future rovers
The tyre, which is made of a titanium nickel chainmail has been developed by experts at Nasa's Glenn Research Centre in Cleaveland, Ohio.
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Rangers’ lives would be put at risk if Trump reverses elephant trophy ban2h Rangers’ lives would be put at risk if Trump reverses elephant trophy ban
More than a thousand rangers have been killed while protecting elephants – and a corrupted legal market, operating for a few wealthy clients, exacerbates that risk
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3h How dinosaur scales became bird feathers
The genes that caused scales to become feathers in the early ancestors of birds have been found by US scientists.
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 Lefties really do have an advantage in fast-paced sports 3h Lefties really do have an advantage in fast-paced sports
Research from the University of Oldenburg found in sports like cricket and table tennis it was a great advantage to be left-handed but in slower games like squash they lost their edge.
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 Biology means children prefer toys aimed at their gender  3h Biology means children prefer toys aimed at their gender 
Boys and girls are driven by biology to play with toys that are traditionally aimed at their own gender, according to a new study.
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 Google secretly collects Android users’ locations 3h Google secretly collects Android users’ locations
Researchers have found that Android smartphones globally collect the addresses of nearby mobile transmitter towers, which could be use to narrow your location to within 0.5 miles (0.8 km).
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 Google’s search algorithm struggles to rank information 4h Updated Google’s search algorithm struggles to rank information
Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, was speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum in Washington DC this week.
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 Mystery surrounds death of shark washed up Scottish beach 5h Updated Mystery surrounds death of shark washed up Scottish beach
The six foot blue shark was discovered on the beach at Burghead on the Moray Firth, which is home to a large population of bottlenose dolphins.
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Water firms backtrack on admissions that they use divining rods5h Water firms backtrack on admissions that they use divining rods
Some blame rogue engineers for continuing to use practice dismissed as witchcraft to find leaks Water firms have hastily distanced themselves from their own admissions that they use divining rods to detect leaks amid widespread alarm at publicly listed companies using witchcraft.
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 The new Aston Martin Vantage revealed 6h The new Aston Martin Vantage revealed
Even before it was off the design board, the dramatic face of the new Vantage became the inspiration for the DB10 – of which only ten were made for use in the Bond movie Spectre.
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 134 earthquakes rattle San Andreas fault in just one week 6h Updated 134 earthquakes rattle San Andreas fault in just one week
Seventeen of the earthquakes near Monterey County on the San Andreas fault were stronger than 2.5 magnitude, according to seismologists from the US Geological Survey.
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How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania8h How the brown bear became public enemy number one in rural Romania
Despite a national hunting ban, the attitude to bears has become increasingly hostile, with some remote villagers taking matters into their own hands High up in the Carpathian mountains, a forest guard named Csaba Demeter was leaving the woods one evening early this summer when a brown bear attacked him from behind. It pinned him to the ground, sunk its teeth into his limbs and tore deep lacerations into his back with its claws. Demeter pulled his coat over his head and played dead, holding his breath and stiffening his limbs as the bear dug into his flesh. It was five minutes before the animal gave up and moved slowly back into the forest, leaving Demeter barely alive on the mountainside.
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Air pollution linked to poor sperm quality8h Air pollution linked to poor sperm quality
Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape - but impact on wider fertility remains unclear High levels of air pollution are associated with poor sperm quality and could be partly responsible for the sharp drop in male fertility, according to a new study. A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studied the sperm of nearly 6,500 men and found a “strong association” between high levels of fine particulate air pollution and “abnormal sperm shape.”
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 Blue Planet II producer makes emotional plea to save ocean 9h Updated Blue Planet II producer makes emotional plea to save ocean
The heartbreaking pictures of a mother whale carrying her dead baby in her mouth – screened on Blue Planet II at the weekend – have provoked shock and sadness in many viewers.
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Australian bird of the year survey: new poll ruffles feathers in Canberra10h Australian bird of the year survey: new poll ruffles feathers in Canberra
Bill Shorten gives emu a leg up, Malcolm Turnbull takes flight and Scott Ludlam offers shock support for ibis
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As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis12h As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis
A strain of malaria resistant to two drugs, including artemisinin, which was once seen as a miracle cure, is spreading, and experts fear that it could reach Africa.
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UK judges to get scientific guides15h UK judges to get scientific guides
A Supreme Court Justice launches the first of a series of scientific guides for UK judges.
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Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food15h Seeds hold hidden treasures for future food
More than 70,000 seeds have been sent from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank to Lebanon, for vital crop research.
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Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science15h Updated Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science
An alumna of Los Alamos, she became a chemistry professor and urged universities to recruit more women as students, professors and administrators.
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 Snails can twist their genitals to mate face to face 15h Snails can twist their genitals to mate face to face
University of Nottingham and University of Tohoku researchers have found that 'left-coiling' and 'right coiling' snails can twist their genitals to allow them to mate face-to-face.
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Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends15h Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends
The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.
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 Apple removes several apps including Skype in China 17h Updated Apple removes several apps including Skype in China
Apple has removed several apps including Skype, Microsoft Corp's internet phone call and messaging service, from its app store in China after the country's government pointed to violations.
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 Malaria identified in wild bonobos for the first time 18h Updated Malaria identified in wild bonobos for the first time
University of Pennsylvania researchers identified malaria parasites in wild bonobos the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It could help inform research into how the parasite is transmitted.
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 Polio survivors whose iron lungs are fixed by mechanics 19h Updated Polio survivors whose iron lungs are fixed by mechanics
Paul Alexander, 70, of Dallas, is one of just a handful of people around the world who still relies on an iron lung to help him breathe.
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 Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of unrest 19h Updated Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of unrest
The volcano began erupting grey ash and gas 700m above its peak just after 5pm local time, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged.
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Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike20h Updated Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike
The state weather service in Moscow acknowledged “extremely high pollution” in a region close to a sprawling Soviet-era nuclear plant.
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A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner21h Updated A Helping of Science With Your Thanksgiving Dinner
Biology. Chemistry. Physics. It’s all there on your plate. Take a moment to appreciate it before you dig in.
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 Misconception about lone mad scientist can be dangerous 21h Misconception about lone mad scientist can be dangerous
The 'lone genius' scientist stereotype could be dangerous, as the opinion of a lone commenter may be considered equal with that of hundreds of people who have made the subject their life's work
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Trilobites: The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake21h Trilobites: The Scuba Diving Flies of California’s Mono Lake
For most insects, water is a death trap. These alkali flies cover themselves with a bubble of air to dip into a salty lake.
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 Mystery object flashes across the sky over Heathrow 21h Updated Mystery object flashes across the sky over Heathrow
Footage of the incident, which took place on Sunday, was shared by Airlive, who captured the moment on their live cam, set up at the international airport in the London borough of Hillingdon.
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 Government publishes guidance on using Kodi boxes 22h Updated Government publishes guidance on using Kodi boxes
The guidelines, published by the UK government's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in London, address what it terms 'illicit streaming devices' which have been adapted to access pirated content.
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 Radar reveals Viking workshops in Repton 22h Radar reveals Viking workshops in Repton
The new discoveries were located at a campsite in the small village of Repton, Derbyshire, which has been known about since the 1970s.
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 Climate change sparked 19th century immigration to America 22h Updated Climate change sparked 19th century immigration to America
Researchers at the University of Freiburg, Germany, claim climate change was a key driver for many of the 5 million Germans that moved to North America during the 1800's.
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 Plug socket covers should all be binned, parents warned 22h Updated Plug socket covers should all be binned, parents warned
Father-of-five Steve Palmer, who works at JPS Electrical Services in Bristol, posted a video on Facebook showing how easily his sons can remove covers (stock image).
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 Radar reveals Viking workshops in Repton  22h Radar reveals Viking workshops in Repton 
The new discoveries were located at a campsite in the small village of Repton, Derbyshire, which has been known about since the 1970s.
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Queensland land-clearing shown in aerial and satellite images22h Queensland land-clearing shown in aerial and satellite images
Google Earth reveals a property on which hundreds of hectares of previously untouched forest have been cleared The
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UK environment department using 1,400 disposable coffee cups a day23h UK environment department using 1,400 disposable coffee cups a day
Figures show more than 2.5m cups were purchased in the past five years despite pledges by the environment secretary to tackle growing plastic waste More than 2.5m
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Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics23h Updated Drug-driving cases dropped over forensics
Thousands more cases - including violent and sexual crimes - could be affected by "manipulated" tests.
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 Music tastes can be changed using magnets on the brain 23h Music tastes can be changed using magnets on the brain
The researchers, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, say magnets could one day help to treat disorders that affect the brain's reward system, including depression and addiction.
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 Secret code built into websites tracks your every move 23h Updated Secret code built into websites tracks your every move
The findings, made as part of Princeton University's Web Transparency and Accountability Project, found 482 of the top 50,000 websites use session replay scripts to track your activities online.
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 Home that takes six hours to build and costs just £25,000 23h Home that takes six hours to build and costs just £25,000
Photos show components of the flat pack M.A.Di Home being produced in a factory in Italy, transported by truck to its new location and being unfolded and easily assembled on site.
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 Amazon warehouse gears up for Black Friday 2017 23h Amazon warehouse gears up for Black Friday 2017
Workers at the Peterborough Fulfilment Centre in Cambridgeshire are getting ready for a frantic festive season of picking and packing.
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Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color23h Updated Trilobites: How Snapdragons Beckon Bees With More Than One Color
Subspecies of the flowers share most of their genes, but differ in a handful that lead to some being yellow on magenta and others being magenta on yellow.
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 Is Samsung set to unveil its first foldable smartphone? 24h Updated Is Samsung set to unveil its first foldable smartphone?
A support page for the handset has been spotted online weeks after if was certified by Korean authorities. Samsung has previously revealed it was working on the radical concept.
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 Children as young as 6 months know when words are related 24h Updated Children as young as 6 months know when words are related
The researchers, from Duke University in North Carolina, claim parents should talk to their children as much as possible as they are always listening and learning from speech.
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Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels24h Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels
Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times norm A secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, after Russia’s meteorological service confirmed levels several hundred times the norm were found in several locations in the country during tests in late September. Greenpeace has called for an investigation into a potential cover-up of a nuclear accident after Russia’s nuclear agency had denied
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 Another UFO spotted from the International Space Station 25h Updated Another UFO spotted from the International Space Station
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot the clip, which shows a fiery ball of light racing towards the Earth's atmosphere, from aboard the International Space Station.
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 Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of monitoring 25h Updated Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of monitoring
The volcano began erupting black ash and smoke 700m above its peak just after 5pm local time, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged.
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 Fast-moving mystery object flashes across Heathrow Airport 25h Updated Fast-moving mystery object flashes across Heathrow Airport
Footage of the incident, which took place on Sunday, was shared by Airlive, who captured the moment on their live cam, set up at the international airport in the London borough of Hillingdon.
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 The world’s first images of dogs show them wearing leashes 25h Updated The world’s first images of dogs show them wearing leashes
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, in Jena, Germany, looked at more than 1,400 engravings made in the Arabian Desert to make the discovery.
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 Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of spewing ash 26h Bali’s Mount Agung erupts after months of spewing ash
The volcano began erupting black ash and smoke 700m above its peak just after 5pm local time, but authorities say its alert level remains unchanged.
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 Alien bugs may have hitched a lift to Earth on space dust 26h Updated Alien bugs may have hitched a lift to Earth on space dust
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have studied powerful flows of interplanetary dust (pictured) that can travel through space at up to 43.75 miles per second (70km/s).
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 Ray Massey says driverless car technology not yet ready 26h Ray Massey says driverless car technology not yet ready
Following a confirmed £900m investment by the into fully driverless cars by 2021, Ray Massey agrees with former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson that the technology is not yet ready.
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Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks26h Updated Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks
Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.
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Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim26h Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claim
Moscow says ‘extremely high’ levels of ruthenium-106 discovered as Greenpeace urges inquiry into possible cover-up Russia’s meteorological service has confirmed “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 were found in several parts of the country in late September, confirming European reports about the contamination this month.
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 Amazon bubble wrap delivery comes protected in paper 26h Updated Amazon bubble wrap delivery comes protected in paper
Amazon continues to receive complaints of wasteful packaging. The latest comes from a customer in South Hampshire, whose roll of bubble wrap arrived in 100ft of paper.
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Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found27h Russia denies nuclear accident after radioactive traces found
The weather service says the levels of a radioactive isotope were nearly 1,000 times normal levels.
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 Russia confirms readings of toxic particles near plant 28h Russia confirms readings of toxic particles near plant
The highest concentration was registered at the station in Argayash, a village in the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals, which had 'extremely high pollution' of Ru-106.
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 Russian cyber criminals enjoy cut price 5* holidays 28h Russian cyber criminals enjoy cut price 5* holidays
Research company Flashpoint, which released the report, said the situation is so worrying that one American bank has banned buying flights in Russia using its reward scheme.
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Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest28h Poland faces €100,000-a-day fines over illegal logging in Białowieża forest
Poland is given two weeks to end its destruction of the Unesco-protected forest in a landmark ruling by the European court of justice Poland has been given two weeks to stop illegal deforestation in the Unesco-protected Białowieża forest or face fines of at least €100,000 a day. In
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 Cyber criminals 5* holidays use stolen reward points 29h Updated Cyber criminals 5* holidays use stolen reward points
Research company Flashlight, which released the report, said the situation is so worrying that one American bank has banned buying flights in Russia using its reward scheme.
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 Russia reports radioactivity 986 TIMES the norm 29h Updated Russia reports radioactivity 986 TIMES the norm
The highest concentration was registered at the station in Argayash, a village in the Chelyabinsk region in the southern Urals, which had 'extremely high pollution' of Ru-106.
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 Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster 29h Nuclear explosion came first in Chernobyl disaster
Researchers in Sweden analyzed xenon isotopes from the debris, along with weather conditions and observations of the destroyed tank. This suggests a nuclear explosion happened first.
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Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging30h Bialowieza forest: EU threatens Poland with fine over logging
Europe's top court says Poland must prove it has stopped logging in Bialowieza forest or face fines.
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31h ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates
Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes.
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31h Cockatoos Rival Children in Shape Recognition
Cockatoos prove adept at shape manipulation, outperforming most animals and even toddlers.
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 Japanese company Ale creates artificial shooting stars 31h Updated Japanese company Ale creates artificial shooting stars
Tokyo-based start-up company Ale has announced it plans to produce the first artificial meteor shower over the Setouchi area in the Hiroshima Prefecture in 2019 (artist's impression).
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Humpback dolphins offer gifts in rare courtship ritual – video33h Humpback dolphins offer gifts in rare courtship ritual – video
Humpback dolphins in Western Australia have been observed gifting sea sponges to potential mates in a courtship behaviour that researchers say is very rare.  'It highlights that there's another species out there that's quite socially complex, more than we previously recognised,' says Dr Simon Allen, lead researcher from the University of Western Australia. 'They are thinking animals'
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Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments33h Updated Skin Cancers Rise, Along With Questionable Treatments
Dermatology is booming, with private equity investments and an influx of physician assistants doing the work of doctors. Are patients being well served?
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