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Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer28m Updated Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
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 3D fossil scans show differences between dogs and wolves 35m 3D fossil scans show differences between dogs and wolves
Researchers scanned canid fossils from Russia and Alaska, finding that mandibles don't seem to evolve as rapidly as the skull, and so they are not reliable for identifying early dog fossils.
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 3-D fossil scans show differences between dogs and wolves 1h 27m Updated 3-D fossil scans show differences between dogs and wolves
Researchers scanned canid fossils from Russia and Alaska, finding that mandibles don't seem to evolve as rapidly as the skull, and so they are not reliable for identifying early dog fossils.
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Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 2001h 33m Updated Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble as Death Toll Passes 200
Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. “The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people,” the president said.
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 Seas left by Larsen C iceberg calving declared protected 1h 36m Seas left by Larsen C iceberg calving declared protected
In July, an iceberg the size of Delaware broke free from the Larsen C ice shelf. Now, an international agreement is in place to protect the area of ocean left exposed to study how marine life responds.
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 The AI that can turn any selfie into a 3D image 1h 47m The AI that can turn any selfie into a 3D image
The system developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University can create a 3D model just by looking at a single photo - even adding in parts that weren't visible.
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 The comet that turned out to be two asteroids 1h 50m The comet that turned out to be two asteroids
A peculiar object first spotted in the asteroid belt more than a decade ago is not one, but two asteroids orbiting each other at 60 miles apart, new Hubble observations have revealed.
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 CRISPR-Cas9 used to identify gene for pregnancy success 2h Updated CRISPR-Cas9 used to identify gene for pregnancy success
Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London used the CRISPR-Cas9 system to 'edit' growing human embryos to see what would occur when a key gene was removed.
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 Tesla teams up with AMD to develop its own AI car chip 2h Updated Tesla teams up with AMD to develop its own AI car chip
Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with AMD to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter.
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 Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge design 3h Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge design
University of Nevada engineers on Wednesday will rattle a 100-ton, 70-foot (21-meter) bridge model to see how it holds up on a giant contraption in a Reno seismology lab called a 'shake table.'
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How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?3h How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?
Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.
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Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World3h Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World
Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
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 Married Americans more likely to look up exes than singles 3h Married Americans more likely to look up exes than singles
A new survey found that 56.5% of single Americans admitted to stalking their exes on social media compared to 65.8% of married people and 66.7% of those in a relationship.
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 Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret 3h Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret
Alphabet Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.
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 Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar faces 4h Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar faces
Google sister company Nest Labs is adding the search giant's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.
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 Amazon tablet lets you access Alexa with just your voice 4h Updated Amazon tablet lets you access Alexa with just your voice
Seattle firm Amazon introduced Alexa to its tablets and Fire TV earlier this year but until now Amazon's Alexa had to be summoned via a wake button or launching her app.
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 Apple admits to Watch cellular glitch 4h Updated Apple admits to Watch cellular glitch
Apple has admitted to a glitch in the software of its latest smartwatch that caused some early reviewers to lose connectivity.
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UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit5h UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to Brexit
The UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists
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Wild Bison Killed After Wandering Across Border Into Germany5h Wild Bison Killed After Wandering Across Border Into Germany
A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.
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 Atheists behave more fairly toward Christians 5h Updated Atheists behave more fairly toward Christians
Researchers at Ohio University used a behavioural economics technique dubbed the Dictator Game where one participant is given money and must offer an amount to a second person.
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 US Army reveals video of laser weapon shooting down drones 6h US Army reveals video of laser weapon shooting down drones
In the tests conducted last month at New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range, the prototype weapon successfully shot down five unmanned Outlaw aircraft, according to Lockheed Martin.
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Why Two Major Earthquakes Hit Mexico, Explained7h Why Two Major Earthquakes Hit Mexico, Explained
Two powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.
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 Apple Watch Series 3 review 8h Updated Apple Watch Series 3 review
Apple's Watch will free you from your phone - while making sure you don't suffer the fear of missing out. It's a huge step forward, and a compelling reason for the average user to buy a smartwatch.
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 Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impact 8h Updated Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impact
A study by Virginia Tech researchers involved collecting drone impact data from test dummies whose head and neck contained sensors to measure acceleration and force.
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 Instagram adds 4th column in new update 8h Instagram adds 4th column in new update
Frustrated Instagrammers have taken to social media to reveal their grid has suddenly switched from its long-standing 3-by-3 layout to now include a fourth column of photos.
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 WhatsApp rejects calls to read encrypted messages 8h WhatsApp rejects calls to read encrypted messages
According to a report by Sky News, UK government officials are trying to get access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp with a special warrant.
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 Has YOUR Instagram grid changed? Fury over new 4th column 8h Has YOUR Instagram grid changed? Fury over new 4th column
Frustrated Instagrammers have taken to social media to reveal their grid has suddenly switched from its long-standing 3-by-3 layout to now include a fourth column of photos.
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 WhatsApp rejects government calls READ encrypted messages 8h WhatsApp rejects government calls READ encrypted messages
According to a report by Sky News, UK government officials are trying to get access to encrypted messages on WhatsApp with a special warrant.
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 HTC to halt trading amid Google buyout rumors 8h HTC to halt trading amid Google buyout rumors
HTC has announced it is to halt trading of its shares tomorrow in anticipation of a 'major announcement', believed to be that the firm's handset business is being sold the Google.
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 London Underground commuters are exposed to killer germs 8h London Underground commuters are exposed to killer germs
A test of surfaces touched daily by commuters and tourists on London's tube system was commissioned to highlight the number of germs and bacteria we come into contact with every day.
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 New $400 online course teaches you to build flying cars 8h New $400 online course teaches you to build flying cars
Sebastian Thrun, who founded Google X and flying car firm Kitty Hawk, announced the new course today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
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 How climate change will affect our roads 9h How climate change will affect our roads
Researchers from Arizona State University analysed how current engineering practices used to build roads will be affected by a warming climate.
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 Duck penises grow bigger when males spend time together 9h Updated Duck penises grow bigger when males spend time together
Researchers at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, have found that ducks grow longer penises when surrounded by rivals to give them an edge during mating season.
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 20% of Greater Manchester Police computers run Windows XP 10h 20% of Greater Manchester Police computers run Windows XP
Following a Freedom of Information request, Greater Manchester Police told the BBC that 1,518 of its computers – representing 20.3 per cent of all devices - ran on Window XP.
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 New link between virtual and physical learning discovered 10h New link between virtual and physical learning discovered
New research from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, also found that virtual puzzles can engage children and enhance their learning in a way that passive video learning can't.
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Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble Overnight as Death Toll Passes 20010h Updated Mexicans Dig Through Quake Rubble Overnight as Death Toll Passes 200
“The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped,” Mexico’s president said.
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 Amazon sends accidental baby email to shoppers 10h Updated Amazon sends accidental baby email to shoppers
The error caused Seattle-based Amazon to accidentally email customers telling them they'd received a gift on their baby registry - whether they had one or not.
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 Sensitive robots can tell your gender from a handshake 10h Updated Sensitive robots can tell your gender from a handshake
Researchers from Université Paris-Saclay are developing a robot that is sensitive to human touch and can read social situations so they always come across as polite and empathetic (stock image).
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 Fleet of 50 tiny satellites could tour 300 asteroids 11h Updated Fleet of 50 tiny satellites could tour 300 asteroids
The Finnish Meteorological Institute wants to create 50 spacecrafts propelled by innovative electric solar wind sails to study potentially dangerous asteroids (stock image)
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Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya11h Updated Rare White Giraffes Cause a Stir in Kenya
A conservancy captured video footage of the mother and child after a villager tipped off rangers.
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 Elon Musk fears are overblown according to Google AI chief 12h Elon Musk fears are overblown according to Google AI chief
John Giannandrea made the comments about unreasonable concerns' over thinking machines during an in-depth talk at Tech Crunch's Disrupt SF conference, currently being held in San Francisco.
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How animals birds manage in hurricanes? | Notes and queries13h How animals birds manage in hurricanes? | Notes and queries
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts After Harvey, Irma
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Campers in Israel warned after series of wolf attacks13h Campers in Israel warned after series of wolf attacks
Ten incidents involving wolf bites have been reported over summer in Judean desert Israeli authorities are warning families with young children to take extra care after a series of wolf attacks on campers in the Judean desert. Ten incidents involving wolf bites were reported over the summer around the historic site of Masada and the popular spring at Ein Gedi. A number of the incidents involved young children, leading to fears that an Arabian wolf or wolves may be exhibiting predatory behaviour.
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How do animals and birds manage in hurricanes?13h How do animals and birds manage in hurricanes?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts After Harvey, Irma
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How do animals and birds manage in hurricanes like Irma and Maria?14h How do animals and birds manage in hurricanes like Irma and Maria?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts After Harvey, Irma
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 Costcutter introduces finger scan payments to London store 14h Costcutter introduces finger scan payments to London store
Students using the Costcutter store at Brunel University in London can now pay using the unique vein pattern in their fingertips.
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Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average14h Melting Arctic ice cap falls to well below average
This summer’s minimum is the eighth lowest on record
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It takes just 4 years to detect human warming of the oceans | John Abraham15h It takes just 4 years to detect human warming of the oceans | John Abraham
Our new paper illustrates the rapid, consistent warming of Earth’s oceans
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 Boeing to trial turbulence-detecting lasers 15h Updated Boeing to trial turbulence-detecting lasers
Seattle-based Boeing will trial remote-sensing lidar technology in 2018, which could give pilots up to 60 seconds warning about unseen turbulence ahead.
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Building a Better Coral Reef16h Building a Better Coral Reef
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.
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Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study16h Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study
Using crops for fuel is putting pressure on food prices markets says a new analysis, which calls for an end to food-based biofuels Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new
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Owls hold secret to ageless ears17h Owls hold secret to ageless ears
Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.
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Exotic pet owners of Beijing – in pictures18h Exotic pet owners of Beijing – in pictures
A dramatic rise in owning exotic pets in China is fuelling global demand for threatened species. The growing trade in alligators, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles and spiders is directly linked to species loss in some of the world’s most threatened ecosystems
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 Google Glass app can tell autistic children what to say   19h Updated Google Glass app can tell autistic children what to say  
Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed an app that works with Google Glass and listens to the other person in a conversation and provides the wearer with options of what to say.
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Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post24h Updated Chemical Industry Ally Faces Critics in Bid for Top E.P.A. Post
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
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 Arctic sea ice hit eighth lowest extent on record 25h Arctic sea ice hit eighth lowest extent on record
An analysis of satellite data by NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder found the minimum was 610,000 sq miles below average.
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 Dickinsonia fossil was an animal 25h Dickinsonia fossil was an animal
Researchers based at Oxford University and the University Cambridge have have strong proof that a mysterious jellyfish-like creature was an indeed an animal, and not some other life form.
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 Alexa controlled drone can fly around home for security 26h Updated Alexa controlled drone can fly around home for security
The camera-equipped drone, called Aire, can be controlled via a smartphone app, allowing people to see what's going on in their homes while they've popped out to work or are busy running an errand.
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Islands Seek International Funding for Hurricane Recovery26h Updated Islands Seek International Funding for Hurricane Recovery
In a special United Nations session, leaders of islands battered by hurricanes made worse by climate change appealed to wealthy countries for aid.
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 Navy switches to Xbox gamepad to control sub periscopes 27h Navy switches to Xbox gamepad to control sub periscopes
Instead of a traditional periscope, the Navy's Virginia-class subs use high-res cameras and large monitors, controlled by $38,000 joysticks. But, Xbox controllers could change this.
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 Twitter suspends million accounts for promoting terrorism 27h Updated Twitter suspends million accounts for promoting terrorism
Nearly a million Twitter accounts have been suspended for promoting terrorism in less than two years, new figures reveal.
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 Carbon dioxide could be stored as liquid lakes in the sea 27h Updated Carbon dioxide could be stored as liquid lakes in the sea
One experts claims a deep ocean trench around 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) down called the Sunda trench, just south of the Indonesian archipelago, could be used to store excess carbon dioxide.
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 Google to take on Amazon with $49 mini smart speaker 29h Updated Google to take on Amazon with $49 mini smart speaker
According to Droid Life, the new Google Mini Home speaker, which will take on Amazon's tiny Echo Dot, will cost just $49 when it goes on sale - making the two the same price.
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 Tesla profit warning as shares fall from record highs 29h Tesla profit warning as shares fall from record highs
Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois launched coverage of Tesla with an 'underperform' rating helping send shares of the company down 2.17 percent to $376.74.
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Who’s the world’s leading eco-vandal? It’s Angela Merkel | George Monbiot29h Who’s the world’s leading eco-vandal? It’s Angela Merkel | George Monbiot
Ignore her reputation for supporting green initiatives. The German chancellor’s record on environmental policy has been a disasterWhich living person has done most to destroy the natural world and the future wellbeing of humanity? Donald Trump will soon be the correct answer, when the full force of his havoc has been felt. But for now I would place another name in the frame: Angela Merkel.
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 Strange, segmented Dickinsonia organism WAS an animal 29h Strange, segmented Dickinsonia organism WAS an animal
Researchers based at Oxford University and the University Cambridge have have strong proof that a mysterious jellyfish-like creature was an indeed an animal, and not some other life form.
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Our hurricane-hit islands deserve aid. The rules that block it are wrong | Guy Hewitt29h Our hurricane-hit islands deserve aid. The rules that block it are wrong | Guy Hewitt
Hurricane Maria has wrought terrible destruction in the Caribbean, yet OECD guidelines say that the islands are ineligible for assistance
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 Guernsey medieval porpoise burial perplexes archaeologists 29h Guernsey medieval porpoise burial perplexes archaeologists
Archaeologists working at Chapelle dom Hue off the coast of Perelle, Guernsey, made the discovery, thought to date from the 13th century, after three weeks digging at the site.
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We must act now to counter ash dieback | Letters31h We must act now to counter ash dieback | Letters
There’s plenty the public can do to help conservation, writes
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Hull firefighters return to scene of acid leak at King George dock31h Updated Hull firefighters return to scene of acid leak at King George dock
Vapour cloud formed after leak meant emergency services had to return to east of city, but health risk said to be minimal Emergency crews have attended a large-scale acid leak in Hull, which caused a vapour cloud to form over a dock in the east of the city. The fire service had initially warned nearby residents to close their doors and windows as a precautionary measure after a tank containing 580 tonnes of hydrochloric acid sprang a leak at the King George dock late on Monday.
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Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food31h Updated Como a Grande Indústria Viciou o Brasil em Junk Food
À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.
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 Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord 31h Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord
Silicon Valley startup Pi has developed a wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices. The device is about the size of a small table vase and is set to be priced 'well below $200.'
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 German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside 31h Updated German WWI U-boat found off Belgium with 23 bodies inside
The UB II-type dive boat (pictured) is 88-feet long and almost 20-feet wide, and is lying at about a 45 degree angle, about 100 feet below the surface in Western Flanders, Belgium.
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 Hinge Matchmaker lets you set your single friends up 32h Updated Hinge Matchmaker lets you set your single friends up
New York-based Hinge has unveiled a new app called Hinge Matchmaker that lets people help their single friends to find love by suggesting matches based on your Facebook friends.
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Duncan Huggett obituary33h Duncan Huggett obituary
My friend and colleague Duncan Huggett, who has died aged 52 of a brain tumour, kept his love of the natural world to the fore in his work with
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Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity33h Poorest London children face health risks from toxic air, poverty and obesity
Schools in capital worst affected by air pollution are in most socially deprived areas with high levels of obesity, finds study Tens of thousands of the poorest children in London are facing a cocktail of health risks including
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Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?33h Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?
The human-waste bomb recently found clogging up a London sewer has an unlikely admirer – a Scottish renewable energy company For a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the
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 Languages don’t have the same number of terms for colors 33h Languages don’t have the same number of terms for colors
Researchers based at MIT found that in 113 languages, people can convey the warm colors more efficiently than the cool colors because objects tend to be warm-colored.
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 People who use Kodi boxes could have gadgets hijacked 34h Updated People who use Kodi boxes could have gadgets hijacked
The shocking findings come from a new report titled Cracking Down on Digital Piracy was created by a range of experts, led by London-based Fact UK.
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 People with short and wide faces have the highest libidos 34h Updated People with short and wide faces have the highest libidos
Researchers from Nipissing University in Canada found that people with short and wide faces, such as footballer Wayne Rooney, have the highest sex drive.
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 Octlantis: Underwater city built entirely by octopuses 34h Updated Octlantis: Underwater city built entirely by octopuses
International researchers observed 'Octlantis' in Jervis Bay off the east coast of Australia that is home to up to 15 gloomy octopuses and found they are not as solitary as previously thought.
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 Bomb parts on `frequently bought together´ section Amazon 34h Updated Bomb parts on `frequently bought together´ section Amazon
Seattle-based company Amazon suggested purchasing chemical ingredients that could make explosives in the 'Frequently Bought Together' section (stock image).
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 Experts find graveyard of 60 preserved ancient shipwrecks 35h Updated Experts find graveyard of 60 preserved ancient shipwrecks
Scientists accidentally discovered the wrecks while using underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles to study the effects of climate change along the Bulgarian coast.
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 Neil deGrasse Tyson says too late to tackle climate change 35h Neil deGrasse Tyson says too late to tackle climate change
New York-based scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson said that in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate change had become too severe to recover from.
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The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal36h The 2017 Hurricane Season Really Is More Intense Than Normal
It’s not your imagination. From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “has been an overachiever by almost every index.”
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 iPhone 8 : The best handset Apple has ever made 37h Updated iPhone 8 : The best handset Apple has ever made
While the iPhone X may have stolen the headlines, in fact the iPhone 8 could be the sleeper hit of Apple's new range, offering the same power as the X but with features and a design users trust.
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 Scientists transfer light into sound waves in world first 37h Updated Scientists transfer light into sound waves in world first
Researchers from the University of Sydney demonstrated the technological breakthrough, which could be used to develop photonic integrated circuits.
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 Why Googling Avril Lavigne could get you in trouble 37h Why Googling Avril Lavigne could get you in trouble
The study, conducted by Santa Clara-based McAfee, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.
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 Silicon 3D-printed muscle could lead to lifelike robots 38h Silicon 3D-printed muscle could lead to lifelike robots
A team of engineers at Columbia University has developed an artificial muscle that can push, pull, bend and twist, as well as lift weight, at low voltage without the need for an external compressor.
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Major acid leak creates vapour cloud over Hull40h Major acid leak creates vapour cloud over Hull
Residents asked to close doors and windows after cloud forms from leak of hydrochloric acid at east Hull dock People living in Hull have been asked to close their doors and windows after a major acid leak caused a vapour cloud to form over a dock in the east of the city. Humberside fire and rescue said 50 firefighters were called to a “major acid leak” in a tank containing 580 tonnes of hydrochloric acid at the King George dock, near the river Hull, late on Monday.
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 Musical scientist turned arrhythmia into classical music 41h Updated Musical scientist turned arrhythmia into classical music
Elaine Chew, a scientist at Queen Mary University, has used her background in classical music to turn the sound of irregular heartbeats into musical scores.
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BHP agrees to rethink its links to Minerals Council of Australia42h BHP agrees to rethink its links to Minerals Council of Australia
Mining giant will clarify how its position on climate and energy policy differs from the industry bodies to which it belongs The giant Anglo-Australian miner BHP has agreed to reconsider its membership of the Minerals Council of Australia, as well as other industry groups, and to clarify how BHP’s position on climate and energy policy differs from those bodies. The move comes as BHP faces a shareholder resolution urging the company to terminate membership of bodies that demonstrate a pattern of advocacy on policy issues at odds with the company’s positions since 2012.
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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Potential Disaster42h Updated Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Potential Disaster
The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.
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Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.44h Updated Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.
With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.
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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Category 5 Storm44h Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Dominica as Other Islands Brace for Category 5 Storm
The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.
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