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Yes, you can kick your phone addiction

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:09
Studies have revealed that extensive use of smartphones can alter the function of the brain. Louise Atkinson revealed how to overcome smartphone addiction in a new book.
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SpaceX can't test Falcon Heavy due to government shutdown

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:07
SpaceX was expected to complete a test fire of the Falcon Heavy's 27 engines on Monday, but the ongoing government shutdown has postponed any launches until further notice.
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Study finds that female cats prefer using their right hand

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 10:00
A study of 44 cats by Queen´s University, Belfast researchers found that male cats showed a preference for using their left paw, while females were more inclined to use their right paw.
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Dog walker finds human skull dating back to Iron Age

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:54
The skull, which was found in Langport in Somerset, was reported to the police and analysed. Months of tests revealed that it belonged to a woman aged 45 or older during the late Iron Age.
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai says impact of AI is 'profound'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:41
Speaking in a televised interview at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, 45, said that AI is 'one of the most important things that humanity is working on'.
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Can you pass the test to see if you can spot fraud?

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:27
The quiz is part of the UK government-backed 'Take Five to Spot Fraud Week' which aims to raise awareness about the dangers crooks and fraudsters pose to our cash.
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Artificially cooling the planet is a 'risky strategy'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:20
Scientists at Rutgers University in New Jersey have found that suddenly halting so-called 'solar geoengineering' would have a severe impact on the planet.
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Nasa begins testing probe that will 'touch the sun'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:19
Experts from Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland lowered the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) into a 40 foot (12 metre) tall thermal vacuum chamber.
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Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:14
A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to the region.
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People could soon live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:59
Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of the Mars One project based in the Netherlands, claims that humans will be living on Mars by 2031 and will one day live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter.
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Smartphones are creating a generation of unhappy children

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:37
The scientists, from San Diego State University in California, say young people would lead happier lives if they spent more time exercising and seeing friends face-to-face (stock image)
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Hilarious footage shows cosmonaut riding a vacuum cleaner

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:21
Anton Shkaplerov was the commander of the Soyuz MS-07 spaceflight last month which took him and two other astronauts, Scott Tingle from the US and Japan's Norishige Kanai, to the ISS.
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Caledonian crows extract prey ten times faster using hooks

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:08
Researchers led by the University of St Andrews recorded how long wild-caught crows took to extract food from a range of naturalistic tasks, using either hooked or non-hooked tool designs.
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How Engineering Earth’s Climate Could Seriously Imperil Life

Wired - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:00
Seeding the atmosphere with sulfur could keep temperature from rising—but once we stop, the backlash could destroy entire species.
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Playbuzz creates trickiest spelling test ever

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:58
Playbuzz has published an 'encrypted' test in which players must choose the correct spelling from two different versions of the same word. But certain letters have been replaced by numbers.
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Israeli scholars decipher Dead Sea Scroll

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:53
The scroll refers to a 364-day calendar and a festival that marks the changing of the seasons celebrated by an ancient Jewish sect, according to academics from the University of Haifa.
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Fisherman finds pieces of plastic in fish's stomach

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:52
This dejecting footage shows a dolphinfish with a stomach full of plastic objects after a fishermen slit it open. The fish was caught by a fisherman off the coast of Costa Rica.
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Apple always-on Homepod mics can be muted

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:50
The find was reported by Apple expert Filipe Espósito, based in Londrina, Brazil, who discovered Homepod icons with microphone off symbols in the developer build of iOS 11.2.5.
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Dead person's brain was left in a different corpse

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:34
The error, which was spotted by an undertaker, was one of 278 serious incidents in morgues that came to light between 2014 and 2016, a freedom of information request has uncovered.
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Star Trek-style tractor beam could levitate humans

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:19
For the first time engineers from the University of Bristol have shown it is possible to trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam.
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