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Researchers say shamans were the first professional class in human society

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:18
Harvard researchers say that shaman, also known as medicine man or witch doctors, were humanity's first 'professionals'.
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The Star Wars Skywalker gibbon and the 'toad from middle earth':

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:52
A new report, New Species On The Block from WWF, reveals the three mammals, 23 fish, 14 amphibians, 26 reptiles and 91 plant species discovered for the first time.
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Google has 'no plans' to launch Chinese search engine -CEO

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:38
Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel Google had over 100 people working on the project at one point.
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Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:05
Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica, the report warns.
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Dracula ants snap their jaws shut at an incredible 200mph

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:20
Scientists from the University of Illinois confirmed that the Dracula ant found in Africa, Australia and Asia is the very fastest using cutting-edge video technology.
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Meghan Markle is named as Google's most searched query for 2018 in the UK 

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 16:10
Meghan Markle, the American actress who married Prince Harry in May, has seen more people look up her name than any other figure in the UK.
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Amazon Alexa's new 'hunches' feature can predict users behavior

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:33
The updates include location-based reminders, an email tool and a feature called 'Hunches,' in which the digital assistant is able to remind users if it thinks they've forgotten something.
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Virgin Galactic could send its tourist rocket to space THIS WEEK

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:13
Richard Branson's space firm says its next test flight, currently scheduled for Thursday, will  'burn the rocket motor for durations which will see our pilots and spaceship reach a space altitude '
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Hello from Mars! NASA releases InSight's first selfie from the surface of the red planet

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 15:00
NASA’s new InSight lander has snapped its first selfie from the red planet, giving the mission team (and the rest of the world) a good look at its solar panels and deck now that it’s settled in.
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Satellite images of penguin POO reveal how Antarctica's Adélie populations have changed their habits

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 14:27
A NASA-funded team has been tracking Adélie penguins across Antarctica in recent years by looking for the stains left behind by their waste, known as guano.
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NASA releases unprecedented new maps of Antarctica from satellite data

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:35
A new satellite measuring the elevation of Earth’s ever-changing features has begun mapping our planet in unprecedented detail. ICESat-2 is mapping ice sheets, forest canopies, and more.
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Uber warned of self-driving safety risks before autonomous car killed pedestrian, report claims

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:23
An employee warned the ride-sharing giant that there were issues with Uber's autonomous-driving technology just days a 49-year-old Arizona woman, was struck and killed by a self-driving car.
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Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on Soyuz spacecraft 

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:58
Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing to venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak was discovered in August.
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GOP congressmen go head to head with Google's CEO at hearing watched by Alex Jones and Roger Stone 

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:50
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai defended his company's search practices on Tuesday in the face of questions from lawmakers on allegations of bias against conservatives.
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Facebook files patent that uses your location data to figure out where you're headed next

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:20
In a series of patents, the social media giant describes how it would use your location data to predict where you'll be going in the future, as well as when you're most likely to be offline.
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Nomadic hunters were playing backgammon 4,000 years ago!

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:13
The form of entertainment is now known as '58 holes' and was spotted in Azerbaijan. It is thought to date back up to 4,000 years and was found in a region where cattle herders lived.
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World's tallest geyser erupted THIRTY times in 2018

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:05
The world's tallest active geyser Steamboat in Yellowstone, has set a record when it erupted for the 30th time in a calendar year.
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Daimler to buy $23 bln of battery cells for electric...

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:32
Daimler will buy battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2030 as it readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles, the maker of Mercedes-Benz cars said on Tuesday.
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Google employees sought to block Breitbart from Google AdSense

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:30
Google internal emails were published by far right website Breitbart yesterday. Google employees say Breitbart could be demonetized if sufficient examples of hate speech were found.
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Best tech deals in the run-up to the holidays

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 09:48
We've pulled together a guide of the best tech deals available online, from $100 off HDTVs to cut-price laptops and a Dyson Vacuum cleaner that's even cheaper than it was on Black Friday.
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