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Google's Pixel 4 Is One of the Best Phones, and It's $250 Off

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:00
Google's discontinued handset likely won't be available much longer, but it will still get years of software support.
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Over one BILLION Android phones may be at risk of 400 'Achilles' vulnerabilities

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:23
Security researches warn over one billion Android phones are at risk of becoming a spying tool for hackers after finding a collection of 400 vulnerabilities in Snapdragon chips.
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Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:13
Human rights organizations have blamed the Belarusian government for widespread outages.
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July set a number of heat records in the US, as seven states report all-time high temperatures

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:31
July was a hot one in the US, with seven states reporting all-time temperatures. All experienced temperatures over 90F that lingered in the area for days and some even weeks.
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NASA's photo of cyclones on Jupiter liked to 'pepperoni pizza'

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:24
NASA shared an image of fiery red cyclones swirling in Jupiter's atmosphere. However, after posting the picture to its Instagram, users quickly responded by comparing the planet to a 'pepperoni pizza.'
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Earth's nearest dwarf planet Ceres is a 'waterworld' that harbours a salty ocean

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:14
The reservoir on the minor planet, which orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter, lies beneath a 20 million year old crater known as Occator - and could harbour life.
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Industrial site gives new picture of life in Roman Britain

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:26
Archaeologists in the Borough of Corby, Northamptonshire, made the unique discovery during an excavation at the Priors Hall Park housing development.
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Over a Billion Android Devices Are at Risk of Data Theft

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:09
Qualcomm has released a fix for the flaws in its Snapdragon chip, which attackers might exploit to monitor location or render the phone unresponsive.
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Pesticides and fertilisers now largest human source of sulphur

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:47
Experts led from the University of Colorado have found that the increasing use of sulphur in farming is causing similar effects to the acid rain of the past.
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Aeroplanes could be fuelled by ammonia with zero emissions

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:45
The collaboration between Oxford-based Reaction Engines and the UK the Science and Technology Facilities Council could see kerosene replaced in the role of jet fuel.
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'Terror crocodiles' from 82m years ago had banana-sized teeth

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:39
Fossils reveal massive 'terror crocodiles' that lived some 75 million years ago had teeth the size of bananas, allowing them to take down and devour even that largest of dinosaurs.
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Sons of women with natal depression more likely to be aggressive

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:48
Researchers from Canada also found that children are more likely to develop depression by age 18 if their mothers suffered from prenatal depression.
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Shetland spaceport to launch UK's first commercial rocket

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:43
The island of Unst has been picked as the location of a spaceport and Lockheed Martin is moving its £23.5 million grant to the island.
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Sunlight can turn seawater into clean drinking water in minutes

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 10:37
Australia-based researchers used a metal-organic framework (MOF), a type of lattice-like crystal, to desalinate water with sunlight.
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Sunspot the size of Mars is turning towards Earth and solar flares could affect electronics

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:57
Sunspot dubbed AR2770 was observed by an amateur astronomer. Its dark core is similar to the size of Mars and is turning towards Earth, raising concerns of strong solar flares hitting our planet.
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A third of microplastic pollution in the oceans come from fibres shed by synthetic fabrics

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 07:06
Clothing is more prone to shredding microscopic fibres into our waterways if it has been manufactured using scissors, a new study reveals.
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BLM Supporters More Likely to Combat Hate in Videogames, Too

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:54
But our new survey found that just 20 percent of gamers say they stand up to harassment when they see it.
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Moog Music Subharmonicon Review: A Strange but Wild Musical Escape

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:00
Moog Music's Subharmonicon is a mashup of two legendary synths that can help unblock your stifled creativity.
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Why Wikipedia Decided to Stop Calling Fox a ‘Reliable’ Source

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:00
The move offered a new model for moderation. Maybe other platforms will take note.
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Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher

Wired - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:00
Solar facilities kill tens of thousands of birds every year, and no one is quite sure why. An artificial-intelligence-powered birder is on the case.
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