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Did an extinct civilisation pre-date mankind on Earth? Scientists say signs would be 'easy to miss'

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:24
Professor Adam Frank of the University of Rochester teamed up with fellow physicist Gavin Schmidt, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, for a new study (stock image).
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San Francisco Passes a Law to Rein In Shared Electric Scooters

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:24
It's not the only discombobulated city struggling to divide precious space.
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Mysterious squid that appears to have horns seen in Gulf of Mexico

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:48
Researchers with the NOAA’s Okeanos spotted the mysterious blood red cephalopod during a dive in the Gulf of Mexico this morning - and they don’t quite know what to call it.
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China reveals restrooms with Wi-Fi, ATMs and facial recognition

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:22
The effort, which began in 2015 and is spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, brings cutting edge tech to public restrooms across the country, including turbo toilets, Wi-Fi, television screens and ATMs.
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Elon Musk wants to recover a rocket part with a giant party balloon

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:34
In a series of tweets, the SpaceX boss described how the firm might use the novel technique to recover the upper stage -- a crucial component of the rocket that carries a payload into orbit.
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Inside the Unnerving CCleaner Supply Chain Attack

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:30
CCleaner owner Avast is sharing more details on the malware attackers used to infect legitimate software updates with malware.
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Apps could access data on Facebook users' friends until two weeks ago

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:27
While Facebook made changes to ‘limit the data apps could access’ back in 2014, including data about a person’s friends, developers could still access ‘taggable friends’ until just two weeks ago.
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How Southwest Pilots Could Have Landed Safely With a Blown Engine

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:52
One person died on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine failed and blew a hole in the cabin at 31,000 feet.
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Facebook calls out Google, Amazon and Twitter for also harvesting user data

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:35
In a recent blog post, the firm described in depth all the ways it gathers information on you around the web -- even if you're not a Facebook member or are logged out of your account.
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Nasa's chief astronaut trainer: 1st person on Mars should be a woman

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:30
Allison McIntyre, the chief of astronaut training at Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Houston says that the first human being to walk on Mars (artist's impression) should be a woman.
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Ultrasonic Signals Are the Wild West of Wireless Tech

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:15
Inaudible signals that your phone can hear—but you can't—are often based on ad hoc tech, which makes for risky security.
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Apple is planning to launch a subscription news service within a year

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:57
Apple is reportedly planning to launch an upgraded version of its News app that will include a premium service offering access to dozens of subscription magazines for a single monthly fee.
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NASA's Orion capsule will contain over 100 3D-printed parts

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:54
More than 100 parts for NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.
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Nazi sub which 'smuggled Hitler to South America' found off Denmark

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:11
U-3523 was one of Hitler's advanced submarines and was able to sail non-stop to South America. Pictured is U-3008, another Type XXI submarine and sister vessel of the U-3523.
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Mark Zuckerberg Plays the Scapegoat for Our Facebook Sins

Wired - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:49
Philosopher René Girard's theory of "mimetic desire" explains much of the Facebook congressional hearings.
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Study finds NYC mice may be hotbeds of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:22
Apartment-dwelling rodents all over the city carry treatment-resistant C. difficile, E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella that can be transmitted to residents, the team found.
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Hack attack at Ikea-owned TaskRabbit app sees software taken offline

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:44
Software firm TaskRabibt, based in San Francisco, says it is working with a specialist computer security firm and law enforcement to determine what happened.
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Nasa astronaut posts image of the Aurora Borealis mixing with sunrise

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:35
Nasa, based in Washington DC, has re-posted the Instagram post of American astronaut Ricky Arnold who witnessed the Aurora Borealis over Earth from the International Space Station.
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The standing-up seats that'll let airlines cram in more passengers

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:29
An Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up.
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Tesla pauses Model 3 production (again) to fix bottlenecks

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:29
Tesla said late Monday that it's temporarily halting production for four or five days 'to improve automation'. It marks the second time this year that Tesla has hit pause on production of the Model 3.
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