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YouTube takes down dangerous 'Tide Pod Challenge' videos

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:18
YouTube, based in San Bruno, California, has said it is removing so-called Tide Pod Challenge videos because they encourage 'dangerous activities' that carry severe risk of harm.
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Watch a thought race across the brain in under a second

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:03
Experts at the University of California, Berkeley, tracked the path of singular thoughts through people's minds as they underwent open brain surgery.
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A New Way to Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IoT

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 08:00
New research advances techniques for finding and exploiting known vulnerabilities in IoT devices automatically.
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Norwegian Dreamliner sets transatlantic speed record

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:50
EXCLUSIVE Monday's DY7014 service from JFK to London Gatwick shaved 53 minutes off the expected flight duration thanks to strong tailwinds over the Atlantic.
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New Apple iOS update will let users stop battery slowdowns

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:18
Tim Cook, CEO of the Cupertino-based firm, says that the slowdown feature was introduced to prevent unexpected shutdowns and not to force users to upgrade, as has been suggested,
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'CS:GO' in Your Facebook Feed: One of the Biggest Esports Leagues Is Moving to Facebook. Why?

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:00
ESL is bringing two of its leagues exclusively to Facebook Watch. Are no-scope 360 headshots the new "meaningful interaction"?
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Die-off of saiga antelopes triggered by high temperatures

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:57
New research suggests that unusually high temperatures and levels of humidity in Kazakhstan in 2015 led to an outbreak of a bacterial disease, causing a mass die-off of 200,000 saiga antelope.
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UN's worst case global warming scenarios won't happen

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:11
Researchers from the University of Exeter used a new modelling method to examine how much the Earth's average surface temperature go up if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled.
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Saturn's moon Titan has 'eerily similar' seas to Earth

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:06
Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lie at an average elevation that we call 'sea level,' Titan's seas also lie at an average elevation, according to research from Cornell University.
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Nintendo launching cardboard accessories for the Switch

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:41
The paper-based creations, which gamers build themselves, hark back to the roots of the 129-year-old company, founded in 1889 in Kyoto, which originally sold playing cards.
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What CES and Detroit Taught Us About The Future Of Cars

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:00
Both CES and the Detroit Auto Show happen early in the year, and while they suggest an electric and autonomous future, there’s mileage left in gas.
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German 22-year-old found worst computer chip flaw ever

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:47
Meet Jann Horn, 22, from Germany, who discovered a fundamental flaw in Intel computer chips by accident while leafing through thousand-page processor manuals for a project he was working on.
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2 newly confirmed van Gogh drawings on show in Netherlands

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:21
The 1886 sketches, which both depict Montmartre hill in Paris, have been confirmed as van Gogh pieces after extensive research by experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
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YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Hits Up-and-Coming Creators the Hardest

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:00
YouTube has taken new steps to limit who can profit from views—which may leave the next generation of creators in the lurch.
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Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for Apple

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:00
Apple said it will pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the $252 billion it has stashed overseas, following passage of the new tax law.
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The GE9X Jet Engine Is About to Get a Blast of Ice (For Safety's Sake)

Wired - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:00
When temperatures drop below -6 degrees F, engineers in Manitoba will bring the freeze to Boeing's new engine.
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Rare rainbow clouds stun locals in Darwin

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:41
Residents of Darwin, Australia, witnessed clouds with a rainbow lining this week. The rare phenomenon occurs when sunlight diffracts through a high density of ice crystals which bend the light.
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Tricky homework question leaves parents stumped

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:10
Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, shared her four-year-old daughter's homework on Facebook, writing: 'Right please someone tell me what the last one is, because I literally don’t have a clue!'
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Smiling primate actors in Hollywood films are 'suffering'

Daily Mail UK - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:29
Brooke Aldrich, a UK conservation expert based in Peru claims film depictions of the animals, often 'smiling' or dressed in human clothes, are misleading and potentially harmful.
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Did borrowing the Bayeux Tapestry cost Britain £45m?

Daily Mail UK - Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:24
Britain yesterday submitted to French demands for another £45million to stop migrants sneaking across the Channel. UK taxpayers will foot the bill for extra measures.
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