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Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove...

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:06
Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook backed a proposal to remove Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals.
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Virtual reality is 'the ultimate empathy machine', study claims

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 13:04
Stanford University researchers found that people who were exposed to situations such as homelessness in VR developed longer-lasting compassion towards the issue in real life.
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The 'chasing dots' optical illusion that reveals how our brains work

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:37
Yale scientists developed an illusion that makes the brain believe a simulated scenario is actually reality. In it, two dots appear to be chasing each other when in reality, only the background is moving.
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Study finds couples who reunite for a night recover faster from the break-up 

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:28
A new study from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, has found that couples who sleep together after a break-up report more positive feelings on a day-to-day basis.
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#MeToo interactive map shows India has most Google searches for term

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:26
Today all of the top five cities searching for #MeToo were in India leaving the country glowing brighter than any other.
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Oldest fossils on Earth? New look finds might just be...

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 11:20
Two years ago, a team of Australian scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were partly leftovers from microbes that lived on an ancient seafloor.
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Mystery of how a tiny dandelion seed can fly up to 500 miles is solved

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:56
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh conducted the experiment to better understand why dandelion seeds fly so well, despite their structure being mostly made up of empty space.
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Meet Hyperion: Astronomers spot largest and most massive structure ever found in the early Universe

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:50
The huge object, dubbed Hyperion, is a proto-supercluster of galaxies that formed just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang, when the universe was still young. It was found using the Very Large Telescope.
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Apple launches privacy website that reveals EXACTLY what the firm knows about you

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:39
On Wednesday, the iPhone maker launched a dedicated privacy portal for US users that lets them request a copy of their data, correct any errors and pause or delete their Apple account.
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Weather forecasts from SPACE could help protect us from solar flares

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:37
University of Reading researchers used data from Nasa's STEREO spacecraft to improve the accuracy of solar flare forecasts which have the power to interfere with Earth-based technology.
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Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:36
Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting - decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east.
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Two farmers create the UK's first biodegradable crisp packet

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:32
Sean Mason and Mark Watson from Herefordshire, founders of the company Two Farmers, have beaten the 2025 deadline for compostable packets set by Walkers.
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Nice people more likely to go bankrupt because they care LESS about money

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:26
Measuring how nice someone is in childhood can be a predictor for financial problems in adulthood, as agreeable people don't value money as much as other people, according to a new study.
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Ember's Temperature-Regulating Mug Just Keeps Getting Better

Wired - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:41
Crowdfunding projects often crash and burn. But Ember's heated travel mug just keeps improving.
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Facebook is accused of luring advertisers with 900 percent inflation of video numbers

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:37
According to fresh claims from a group of advertisers who are suing the social media giant, engineers knew about a discrepancy in the metrics measuring tool for a year before it was publicly disclosed.
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DNA evidence reveals early farmers were 'already really connected' to their dogs

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:36
Scientists from the University of Rennes in France have found that domesticated dogs tagged along with early farmers when they spread out of the Fertile Crescent into Europe and Asia (stock).
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YouTube returns after outage takes site offline

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:16
The Google-owned video website apologised for the issues around accessing YouTube and its YouTube TV and Music subscription services - but has not explained what happened.
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Twitter releases 10 million tweets from foreign...

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:11
Twitter on Wednesday published an archive of some 10 million tweets from Russia and Iran-backed troll accounts. Some of the tweets dated as far back as 2009, according to the firm.
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Ultra-rare mineral discovered in Australia reveals buried site of ancient meteorite impact

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 09:00
An extremely rare mineral that only forms when rocks from space slam into the earth's crust with immense pressure has been found in Western Australia, the sixth discovery in the world so far.
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Scientists discover that male birds can only ever be good-looking or good at singing - but not both

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:49
A University of Oxford researcher has discovered that male birds have two main options when it comes to securing a suitable mate - but to be good at both is evolutionary not possible.
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