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Gambling on your smartphone poses a huge risk of addiction, experts say

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:52
Researchers from Aston University say smartphone users are vulnerable to gambling because they are already conditioned to be constantly on their phones.
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Chowing down on human food is causing wild bears to spend less time hibernating

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:44
The findings suggest the increased availability of human food may be working against wild populations in the long-term, potentially even having effects on the molecular level.
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Dramatic dip in Puffin numbers has begun to reverse, scientists say

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:59
The National Trust has declared the result of its five-yearly count of the number of the birds in the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast.
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Massive iceberg 30 TIMES the size of Manhattan will soon break off an Antarctic ice shelf, NASA says

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 16:46
An area of ice estimated to be at least 1700 square kilometers (660 square miles) will break free from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf, NASA says. Satellite images reveal the growing crack.
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World's biggest bee that was missing for 38 years is found alive in Indonesia

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:31
Wildlife experts have found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. The world's biggest bee has been found after it was thought that the species had become extinct.
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Not-so-smart sneakers: Software update bricks Nike's $350 self-tying trainers

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 15:30
A bad software update has bricked Nike's $350 self-tying sneakers. In reviews, several users said they updated their Adapt BB smart sneakers on an Android phone, only for the shoes to stop working.
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Twitter users mock Samsung for high-priced $1,980 Galaxy Fold and create their own DIY versions

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 14:59
Samsung unveiled it's long-awaited $1,980 Galaxy Fold on Wednesday, which swiftly garnered mockery from Twitter users who criticized the folding phone's astronomical price tag.
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First high-resolution concept images plans for Alphabet's futuristic smart city in Toronto

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 13:51
Sidewalk Labs, an offshoot of Google parent company Alphabet reached an agreement with Toronto in 2017 to develop a futuristic community known as Quayside with 'ubiquitous connectivity.'
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Consumer Reports REVOKES its recommendation for Tesla's flagship Model 3

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:15
Consumer Reports has refused to recommend Tesla's flagship Model 3 sedan. Responses from over 500 car owners showed they experienced issues with paint, trim and electronics.
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Gmail’s bright white redesign: Android users can now use Google’s revamped email app

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 10:28
The California-based company has introduced a new incredibly white display for Android and iOS users. Google have also gotten rid of the red menu bar at the top of the screen.
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Earth may be less than two centuries from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:35
Researchers estimate humans are injecting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at 9-10 times the rates seen during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) event 56 million years ago.
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Tiny T-Rex relative is dubbed the 'harbinger of doom'

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:14
It was found in Utah and has been named Moros intrepidus, which translates to 'harbinger of doom', in recognition of its role in creating the T-Rex, which evolved about 14 million years later.
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WhatsApp confirms worrying security flaw that lets ANYONE bypass Face ID or Touch ID locking feature

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 09:13
A worrying bug has compromised new WhatsApp privacy controls. WhatsApp says it's finding a fix for a bug that means anyone can bypass its Touch ID or Face ID security tools.
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Apple and Goldman Sachs plan to launch an iPhone-linked credit card this year

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 08:12
The card, which will be linked with Apple Wallet, will let users set spending goals, track rewards, and manage balances. It's expected to roll out among employees first, then more widely in the spring.
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Razor-sharp teeth inside the suckers of a squid's tentacle could be used to replace plastics

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:50
Scientists from Penn State in the US discovered the protein and invented a way to manufacture it with bacteria to avoid harming the animals. It can be used in smart materials and self-healing fabrics.
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Malaria could be wiped out by hermaphrodite mosquitoes

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 07:21
Experts at a lab in Terni, Italy, believe that gene-editing the insect's DNA to make them more male is the answer. This is because only females have mouths big enough to bite human beings.
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Graduates given the chance to become experts in AI

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:59
The Government has announced up to 200 AI Masters places will be made available at UK universities, with support from high-profile UK tech firms including Deepmind and BAE Systems.
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Twitter introduces 'dumbed down' version of its app for select users to trial new features

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 03:59
Twitter is inviting users to apply to test out potential new app features in a special version of the app that aims to improve the user experience and make it more user-friendly.
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The grave of the FEMALE Viking: 10th century skeleton buried in Sweden was high-status warrior woman

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:58
A controversial set of remains that has long sparked debate among archaeologists does, in fact, represent a female Viking warrior, a new study has concluded based on DNA evidence.
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Amazon's 'collaborative' robots offer peek into the future as autonomous machines work with humans

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:20
In an 80,000 square-meter (855,000 square-foot) space filled with the whirring sounds of machinery, the e-commerce titan has deployed the most advanced instruments.
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