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 Alphabet profit hit by EU fine on Google 3h Updated Alphabet profit hit by EU fine on Google
Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion, in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a massive fine by the European Commission biting into earnings.
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 NASA Kickstarter to restore Apollo Mission control 4h Updated NASA Kickstarter to restore Apollo Mission control
Project hopes to restore the Mission control room to its Apollo configuration - even firing up the computer consoles, and replacing the original ashtrays, coffee cups and paperwork from the era.
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 British and American girls are the fattest in the world 6h Updated British and American girls are the fattest in the world
The study, led by Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, found more than half of girls in the US and the UK are 'overfat', putting them at risk of diabetes and cancer.
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 Alcohol may improve memory in social drinkers 7h Updated Alcohol may improve memory in social drinkers
The study, by researchers from the University of Exeter, looked at the effects of drinking alcohol in a natural setting on memory (stock image).
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 THOR UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane  8h Updated THOR UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane 
Students at Singapore's University of Technology and Design have made a drone, dubbed THOR (Transformable HOvering Rotorcraft), that transitions from hovering to flying as a fixed-wing aircraft.
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 The sticker that can raise the alarm if it detects assault 8h The sticker that can raise the alarm if it detects assault
MIT engineers have developed a wearable ‘sticker’ that can detect sexual assault in real-time, and issue an alert to the victim’s ‘safety circle’ to get them help as quickly as possible.
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Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report8h Extreme El Niño events more frequent even if warming limited to 1.5C – report
Modelling suggests Australia would face more frequent drought-inducing weather events beyond any climate stabilisation Extreme El Niño events that can cause crippling drought in Australia are likely to be far more frequent even if the world pulls off mission improbable and limits global warming to 1.5C. International scientists have released new modelling that projects drought-causing El Niño events, which pull rainfall away from Australia, will continue increasing in frequency well beyond any stabilisation of the climate.
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 NASA shuttle cargo container recycled as Mars habitat 10h NASA shuttle cargo container recycled as Mars habitat
Lockheed Martin will build the full-scale habitat prototype in the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to test technologies that could take man to Mars.
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Greenland ice sheet: How do you go the toilet?10h Greenland ice sheet: How do you go the toilet?
There's one question the BBC's science editor keeps being asked about life on the ice.
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Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland10h Scientist describes life on the ice in Greenland
Glacial microbiologist Dr Joe Cook on life on the ice.
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 Microsoft touts new HoloLens chip as breakthrough in AI 12h Microsoft touts new HoloLens chip as breakthrough in AI
The new chip will allow the HoloLens headset to use AI and recognise images, without draining the headset's batteries, giving it an advantage over rivals.
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Global Health: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain12h Global Health: In Some Countries, Women Get Days Off for Period Pain
In some countries, companies offer women paid time off for period pain. But some experts fear these policies reinforce dated stereotypes.
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It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther12h It’s High Time for Ticks, Which Are Spreading Diseases Farther
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk, even for more rare illnesses.
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 Using money to buy time is linked to increased happiness 13h Using money to buy time is linked to increased happiness
Experts lead by Harvard Business School have found that paying to delegate household chores has psychological benefits, reducing time management stresses and increasing life satisfaction.
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 US Navy reveals the latest test of electromagnetic railgun 13h Updated US Navy reveals the latest test of electromagnetic railgun
The latest tests show the 'Star Wars' weapon firing multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in Virginia.
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 Giant turbine in place for Peterhead floating wind farm 13h Giant turbine in place for Peterhead floating wind farm
The first of the 11,500-tonne turbines has been put in place at the Hywind development at Buchan Deep, which lies 15 miles off the north-east coast at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
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 Giant turbine in place for full-scale floating wind farm 13h Updated Giant turbine in place for full-scale floating wind farm
The first of the 11,500-tonne turbines has been put in place at the Hywind development at Buchan Deep, which lies 15 miles off the north-east coast at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
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 Polish scientists examine rogue planets which roam space 14h Polish scientists examine rogue planets which roam space
Researchers from the University of Warsaw  surveyed the Milky Way's vast central bulge looking for free floating planets that wander between the stars.
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Q&A: Even Tiny Changes in Earth’s Orbit Would Yield Global Catastrophe15h Q&A: Even Tiny Changes in Earth’s Orbit Would Yield Global Catastrophe
A minute alteration in the planet’s trajectory around the sun would have disastrous results, a scientist estimates.
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 Nokia 8 copper gold colour with dual camera leaked pic 16h Nokia 8 copper gold colour with dual camera leaked pic
Leaked photos from the Beijing-based social site Baidu claim to show images of the Nokia 8 flagship phone (pictured) which could be released on 31 July.
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 Moon volcanic deposits suggest it has a wet interior 16h Updated Moon volcanic deposits suggest it has a wet interior
Researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island found that volcanic deposits that are scattered across the surface of the moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water.
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 Eclipse chaser reveals how to prepare for the rare event 16h Updated Eclipse chaser reveals how to prepare for the rare event
From what props you should bring along, to what to look out for in the moments leading up to totality, eclipse enthusiast Michael Aisner has revealed everything you need to know.
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 Kodi boxes could turn into SPY devices 16h Kodi boxes could turn into SPY devices
Three domains previously operated by Hungarian-based company Kodi have been handed over to a Canadian law firm sparking fears a third party could do whatever they wanted to former users.
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 Scientists examine rogue planets which roam space 17h Scientists examine rogue planets which roam space
Researchers from the University of Warsaw  surveyed the Milky Way's vast central bulge looking for free floating planets that wander between the stars.
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Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam18h Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam
A Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”
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 Microsoft looks set to remove Paint in Windows 10 update 20h Updated Microsoft looks set to remove Paint in Windows 10 update
Fans of Paint will be disappointed to hear that Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft has announced plans to remove the drawing software, 32 years after it was first introduced.
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 Mental health chatbot Woebot can help fight depression 20h Mental health chatbot Woebot can help fight depression
Woebot was developed by researchers from Woebot Labs in San Francisco. It runs through Facebook Messenger, and acts as a personal therapist to help address users' mental health challenges.
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How climate change scepticism turned into something more dangerous – podcast21h How climate change scepticism turned into something more dangerous – podcast
Doubts about the science are being replaced by doubts about the motives of scientists and their political supporters. Once this kind of cynicism takes hold, is there any hope for the truth? By
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Bernie Sanders and Al Gore on solving the climate crisis22h Bernie Sanders and Al Gore on solving the climate crisis
In this excerpt of The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel
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 Ocean-spanning drones could attack the US from Africa 22h Ocean-spanning drones could attack the US from Africa
Owen West, a top adviser on special operations and low-intensity conflicts told US lawmakers in the Pentagon these commercial devices could be in use in five years.
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23h A Rest Stop for Half a Billion Birds
During their migration between Europe and Africa, hundreds of millions of birds stop in Israel to rest and refuel. Hop aboard a government-sponsored tractor spreading birdseed and corn to keep the birds away from local crop fields.
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Vietnamese smallholders help end deforestation – photo essay25h Vietnamese smallholders help end deforestation – photo essay
In the foothills of Vietnam’s Annamite mountains, hundreds of small forest owners are joining forces to produce sustainable acacia used in furniture around the world. With much of the country’s plantations owned by individuals, expanding the approach may be the best chance for saving forests in the Greater Mekong
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Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says28h Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says
The agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.
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