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Ammonium nitrate was at the heart of the massive Beirut explosion

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 03:33
Ammonium nitrate is an odourless crystalline substance that is naturally stable and used in fertilisers, but when mixed with other chemicals such as oil can create a potent explosive.
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Best headphone deals on Amazon this week, from Apple AirPods to budget-friendly earbuds

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 01:23
From true wireless headphones such as Apple Airpods and budget-friendly earbuds from ENACFIRE, Here are eight of the best headphone deals worth shopping this week.
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SpaceX completes first successful 'hop' test flight of its Starship rocket 500-feet above Texas

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 01:14
Dubbed the SN5, the  prototype performed an almost 500-foot leap above SpaceX's development facility in Boco Chica, Texas, at 5pm local time.
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Unborn babies could be at risk of catching COVID-19 in the womb

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 01:12
Researchers from the University of Cambridge created a new way to look at genes in the early human embryo to determine their function and found a potential route for coronavirus infection.
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Satellite images reveal Antarctica is home to 20 per cent more penguin colonies than thought

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 00:02
In the study, scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) used images from the European Commission's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission.
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Homophobic men who display traits of toxic masculinity are more likely to be bullies, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 21:00
Researchers from the US used data from 3,600 men and a new scale of harmful masculinities to explore how toxic masculinity can impact health and society.
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Feeding pigeons bread could be making them more aggressive and dominant

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:54
A team from the University of London examined dominance in pigeon society and looked at which had better access to resources such as food and mates.
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'Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout' Is a Freewheeling Breath of Fresh Air

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:35
Surviving three or four rounds of this multiplayer knock-out game makes you feel like a total athlete, even as a pirate-costumed bean
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NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give Q&A after splashdown in SpaceX Crew Dragon

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:28
Over 48 hours ago NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico inside SpaceX Dragon capsule and on Tuesday the pair conducted a live Q&A.
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Elon Musk says mini Cybertruck for Europe's roads 'highly likely'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:01
Tesla's Cybertruck is six feet wide which could pose trouble on roads around the world. CEO Elon Musk addressed the issue on Twitter when a user asked about a smaller version. Musk replied 'highly likely.'
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'Space dads' Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken made prank calls in SpaceX's Dragon capsule

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:18
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken used a satellite phone to make prank calls while waiting inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule following the splashdown Sunday.
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Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:43
Researchers found 18 exploits that take advantage of inconsistencies in the email plumbing most people never think about.
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A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:23
A CDC report from a Georgia hot spot illuminates just how easily kids can spread coronavirus, adding to our understanding of kids’ role in transmission.
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New WhatsApp feature lets users fact-check viral messages

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:39
The 'Search the Web' feature, which is being trialled in six markets including the UK from today, lets users do a quick Google search on dubious-sounding content.
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Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:20
With access to just 50,000 high-wattage smart devices, attackers could make a bundle off of causing minor fluctuations.
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Inca offering with bracelet and llama figurine used in human sacrifice rituals over 500 years ago

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:34
An Inca offering used in human sacrifice rituals over 500 years ago was found in a Bolivian lake. A small gold bracelet and llama figure found inside were once covered in children's blood.
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Microwaving tea DOES ruin your cuppa, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:01
Experts from China have 'stirred the pot' by showing how microwaving tea may ruin your cuppa - but a special silver-rimmed cup could allow it to be heated properly.
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Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little

Wired - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:00
The upgrades are dramatic if you're looking for more power, but if you're holding out for Face ID or a fresh look, keep waiting.
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World's 'smallest dinosaur' is actually a LIZARD scientists admit in retraction of study

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:35
Researchers had claimed the fossil skull from Myanmar - which was preserved in amber - came from a hummingbird-sized dinosaur they named 'Oculudentavis khaungraae'.
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Twitter is expecting a $250 million fine for misleading users over data use

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:33
The company is already recovering from a high-profile security breach last month, which it said could have an 'adverse impact' on business and reputation.
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