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Microsoft disrupts Chinese cyber-spying group by seizing 42 websites used by the hackers

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 15:19
Microsoft disrupted the Chinese hacking group it calls Nickle by seizing 42 websites used to infiltrate foreign ministries, think tanks and human rights organizations in 29 different countries.
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NASA inaugurates 10 new astronauts who are set to walk on the moon and potentially Mars

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 14:07
NASA inaugurated its 23rd class of new astronauts on Monday. This group of 10 individuals are set to walk on the moon and could potentially soar to Mars. They begin training in January 2022.
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Gum laced with a plant-grown protein is found to reduce COVID-19 transmission by 95%

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 13:10
The cinnamon-flavored gum was infused gum with a plant-grown protein, known as ACE2, which 'traps' the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a person's saliva and then neutralizes it to stop transmission.
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Remains of a man and woman buried with GOLDEN tongues 2,500 years ago are found in Egypt

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:44
A man and woman who lived in ancient Egypt 2,500 years ago were buried with gold plates in place of their tongues, which allowed their spirits to speak to Osiris, god of the underworld.
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Uber will now check on you if it detects a driver taking an unusual route 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 10:10
The ridesharing giant, headquartered in San Francisco, wants to make passengers feel safer when they take a ride, following some high-profile cases involving drivers and passengers.
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Snag Free Beans From Our Fave Coffee Subscription Service

Wired - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:52
WIRED readers can get their first bag from Atlas Coffee Club—and an additional sampler—for just the cost of shipping.
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Justice: Face masks make it EASIER for jurors to tell if witnesses are lying or telling the truth

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:48
The ways in which COVID has affected the lie-detecting capacities of juries via measures like face masks and virtual courtrooms was examined by experts led from the University of Portsmouth.
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Cannibalistic lancetfish washes ashore on a San Diego beach

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:34
The four-foot-long lancetfish, although dead was found intact with its long silver body, ridged black fins and piercing blue eyes. It is unclear how it washed up on San Diego's La Jolla Shores.
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DoorDash Joins the Instant Delivery Game—With Employees

Wired - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:18
For a new service in Manhattan, the couriers will cross paths with the company's traditional gig worker contractors, who generally aren't eligible for benefits.
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The solar system may be shaped like a croissant

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:14
Hydrogen particles slamming into the solar system from interstellar space are responsible for bending heliospheric jets emanating from the sun's poles, University of Boston researchers say.
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Terrifying images reveal what it's like driving with eye conditions like myopia and cataracts

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:12
According to The College of Optometrists, half of drivers in the UK are unaware that driving without their prescribed glasses or contact lenses is illegal.
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Top Space Force official says China is developing space capabilities at 'twice the rate' of the US

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 08:13
General Thompson added during a Reagan National Defense Forum panel that '2030 is not an unreasonable estimate' of when China could surpass the U.S. in space capabilities.
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Migratory birds have evolved to have lighter-coloured feathers to keep them cool

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 08:00
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany found that migratory birds tend to have pale plumage, which absorbs less heat than dark feathers.
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WhatsApp expands its Disappearing Messages feature

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 07:35
WhatsApp users now have two extra options for how long the deletion period is - 24 hours and 90 days, the Menlo Park-based chat platform has revealed.
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Space: The only total solar eclipse of 2021 is revealed in stunning photos from Antarctica 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 06:24
The spectacle of the moon blocking out the sun reached its greatest extent at around 07:33 GMT for spectators near the edge of Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf, which went dark for two minutes.
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Why I Love to Scrounge in Video Games

Wired - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 06:00
It is so satisfying to ruffle the pockets of every dead body and poke around the library.
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Who Are We If Not Our Faces?

Wired - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 06:00
Undergoing dozens of operations to treat Crouzon syndrome made me look more “normal.” It also made me question my identity.
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The Withings ScanWatch Is a Classy Everyday Fitness Tracker

Wired - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 06:00
This refined and elegant smartwatch boasts ECG and SpO2 sensors, fitness and sleep tracking, and stellar battery life.
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Ancient Egyptian elites drank thick porridge-like beer 5,800 years ago, study suggests 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 05:21
Researchers analysed fragments of pottery found at Hierakonpolis, an archaeological site in southern Egypt.
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China's Yutu 2 rover spots a cube-shaped 'mystery hut' on the far side of the moon

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 12/06/2021 - 05:12
China's Yutu 2 rover, which almost three years ago arrived with the first spacecraft to ever land on the dark side of the moon, took pictures of the object while travelling across the Von Kármán crater.
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