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REVEALED: Mystery of how Easter Islanders put giant hats on famous statues solved

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:38
The ancient people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were able to move massive stone hats and place them on top of statues with little effort and resources.
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Mystery dinosaur skeleton sells for over $2 mln at...

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:14
The 9-metre long (30 ft) skeleton of a unidentified type of dinosaur, believed to be be that of a new species, fetched more than $2.3 million at an auction.
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WWDC 2018: Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:56
The next version of Safari takes on ad-trackers more aggressively than ever.
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Designer reveals electric two wheel car inspired by 1961 Ford Gyron it hopes to sell in China

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:52
A Chinese engineering company has designed a two-wheel car inspired by the 1961 Ford Gyron. The 1703 prototype is undergoing testing in Bejiing.
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Siri get smarter! Apple unveils new 'Shortcuts' app to create custom voice commands

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:42
Apple wants to make it easier for you to control apps using Siri. That's the gist of a new app, called 'Shortcuts' that lets users create custom commands for its digital assistant on the iPhone and the iPad.
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Apple unveils new 'Memoji' and updates FaceTime for up to 32 people

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:27
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicked off today in San Jose. The firm revealed an update to animoji called 'memoji' that is in a user's own likeness.
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Interactive map reveals what Britain looked like during the last ice age

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:00
The Britice map, created by Sheffield University, allows you to type in your postcode or city to look at how your area was affected by the ice age.
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WWDC 2018: Everything Apple Announced at the June 4 WWDC Keynote

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:59
Apple's yearly developer keynote was all about software.
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Scientists claim weird orbit of objects on the edge of the Milky way are NOT caused by Planet Nine

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:13
Scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder say bumper car-like interactions at the edge of the solar system explain the dynamics of 'detached bodies' such as Sedna (artist's impression).
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Microsoft’s GitHub Deal Is Its Latest Shift From Windows

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:09
The deal is the latest in a series of moves by Microsoft to move away from its Windows-first heritage and embrace open-source software.
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The Race to Send Robots to Mine the Ocean Floor

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:04
As worldwide development rises for electric vehicle batteries and wind turbines, the demand for metals from the bottom of the sea has spiked.
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US Navy building robotic 'drone battleships' that can launch from the air and sea to protect coast

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:57
The US Navy and researchers from Florida Atlantic University are developing 'motherships' that can launch aerial and underwater drones to protect US coastal waters.
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The 'universal language' that could let us speak to aliens

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:56
At a 'Language in the Cosmos' workshop at the International Space Development Conference researchers discussed how to communicate with intelligent aliens.
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Days on Earth are getting longer: Scientists calculate how they have increased by six hours

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:00
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison used mathematical models and a technique called astrochronology to determine the length of Earth's days through time.
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Our earliest childhood memories begin from the age of two, claim scientists

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:00
In the first study of its kind 22 two-year-olds had their brains scanned using MRI as they slept by researchers at the Centre for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis.
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On 'Ye,' Kanye West’s Ignorance Is Too Loud to Ignore

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:14
West's eighth studio album is a portrait of the self as fragmented and damaged—of a man having failed his family, his fans, himself.
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The one-in-a-million bird: Rare albino house sparrow is spotted in Somerset

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:13
An albino sparrow has been spotted in Westonzoyland, a sleepy Somerset village. Albinism makes the bird white and gives the animal unusual pink eyes as its cells are unable to create melanin.
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Microsoft buys hugely popular coding site GitHub in $7.5 billion deal

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:18
Microsoft is paying $7.5 billion in an all-stock deal for the popular coder hangout GitHub. The firm announced the transaction on Monday and said it expects the deal to close by the end of 2018.
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Would you trust Ancestry with your DNA? Investigation reveals security concerns inside DNA company

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 09:06
The Utah-based company now holds the genetic code of more than five million people — the largest private database of DNA in corporate history.
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Can a New Kind of Consumerism Help Fight Climate Change?

Wired - Mon, 06/04/2018 - 08:00
In a global scenario called Low Energy Demand, a revolution in consumer energy efficiency could help us meet our climate goals. Could.
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