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Massive wall of acid clouds stretching over 4,000 miles found hiding on Venus for 35 years

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:06
A massive wall of acid clouds has been spotted hiding below the hellish atmosphere of Venus that has gone unnoticed for 35 years. JAXA spotted the 4,000 mile long feature in infrared images.
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Monkeys sharing bananas is equivalent to humans' dinner dates

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:50
Researchers from the University of St Andrews in Scotland studied wild golden lion tamarins and found the first ever evidence of primates sharing food among adults in the wild.
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'Invisible' words found in similar pattern in books and scripts

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:49
Researchers from Lancaster University and the University of Texas recorded 39,000 uses of those words in fictional and non-fictional text from novels to movies.
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Atlantic hurricane season linked to East Asia climate system

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:45
Experts found a climate system is creating wind in East Asia that moves west to east across the globe, carrying with it a Rossby wave, which travels to the North Atlantic during peak Hurricane season .
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Hackers Flood Reddit With Pro-Trump Takeovers

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:22
By apparently compromising moderator accounts, the attackers were able to post MAGA materials all over at least 70 popular subreddits.
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Coronavirus: Instant Pots disinfect N95 masks in 50 minutes

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:07
Experts found N95 masks can be sanitize in an Instant Pot at 212 degrees Fahrenheit for just 50 minutes. The method proved to disinfect masks from the coronavirus that is still plague the world.
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Trump’s Executive Orders Hurt More Than TikTok and WeChat

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:00
The president’s latest actions against China may affect US tech firms, and Americans who communicate overseas through the social apps.
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Google discontinues Pixel 4 smartphone 9 months after release

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 10:31
The US tech giant, which unveiled its much anticipated budget Pixel 4a this week, quietly discontinued its flagship device.
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Bird faeces worth HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of dollars a year

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:50
Seabird poop is a million dollar market. The waste is used in commercial fertilizer and nutrients contribute to marine life health. Experts say the feces generates at least $400 million a year.
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NASA shares eight stunning images from Mars's surface

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:46
Curiosity has seen a lot in eight years as part of its mission to find out whether Mars has any water or the chemical building blocks that could point to evidence of ancient life.
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'Ultima' Fandom Is Still Going Strong

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:00
Need proof? 'Spam Spam Spam Humbug,' a podcast dedicated to the computer role-playing games, is now in its fifth year.
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'Wealth gap' between rich and poor existed 6,600 years ago

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 08:50
Archaeologists digging up Stone Age skeletons in Osłonki, Poland were hoping the remains would shed light on the diets and farming habits of the time when they found evidence of a wealth gap.
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Beavers cut trees for food 'before they built dams', study says

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 08:38
Scientists analysed bones of the extinct Dipoides beaver and plant fossils from Ellesmere Island in northern Canada to work out the creatures' diet.
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25 Best Nintendo Switch Accessories (2020): Docks, Cases, and More

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 07:00
Pick up a Switch recently or looking for an upgrade? Here are some screen protectors, chargers, and other accoutrements for your new best friend.
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New Zealand's Southern Alps lost 62% glaciers since 1600

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:46
The Southern Alps in New Zealand are the latest icy region to be devastated by global warming and a study has found their glaciers have shrunk by up to 62 per cent by 1600.
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Scientists develop biodegradable flip flops made from algae

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:28
The experts created polyurethane foams, made from algae oil, to meet commercial specifications for flip-flops and other footwear made from flexible plastic.
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Red planet Mars glows green at night due to chemical reactions

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:12
The eerie phenomenon was captured by NASA's 'MAVEN' orbiter but astronauts are unlikely to see it as it is only visible as ultraviolet light - naked to the human eye.
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Hulu Cancels 'High Fidelity' Right When We Need It Most

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:00
At the beginning of quarantine, it was a lifeline for folks missing the thing people used to call “going out.”
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Will TikTok Lead Trump to Build America’s Own Great Firewall?

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:00
Plus: Absurd takes from the archives, a tribute to small devices, and another setback for Covid testing.
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Burgers Won't Save the Planet—but Fast Food Might

Wired - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:00
Fast food joints are cheap, convenient, and widely available. And if they swapped out beef for alternative proteins, they could transform the food system.
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