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Antibiotic resistant genes are showing up in Antarctic penguins

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:48
University of Sydney experts compared the diversity of gut microbes carrying antibiotic resistant genes in penguins living around two Antarctic bases, one busy and one more remote (stock).
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Astronomers poised for Leonid meteor shower in skies...

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:30
Stargazers may get the chance to see a shooting star display as the annual Leonid meteor shower hits the skies above Britain, the US and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere.
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Virgin Media and EE are fined £13.3m for overcharging broadband customers

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:12
UK communications watchdog Ofcom has fined Virgin Media and EE £13.3million for overcharging almost 500,000 customers who wanted to leave their contracts early.
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Plant 'speed breeding' could lead to climate change resistant crops

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:12
Crop scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have developed a technique that subjects crops to 22 hours a day of LED light and promotes rapid growth of plants.
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'We trust our rocket', crew says ahead of first space...

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 08:07
U.S. astronaut Anne McClain said on Thursday she had full confidence in the safety of the Russian-made Soyuz rocket that will blast her into space next month
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Biological warfare! Bubbles containing trapped bacteria act as tiny 'microbial grenades'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:58
Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology found they had the power to launch microorganisms - including potential pathogens - into the air at speeds of ten metres a second.
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FBI re-creates decoy heads Alcatraz inmates used in escape

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:15
Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers placed the decoys in their beds and climbed through a wall to escape the island prison in San Francisco Bay. The men were never found.
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Countries vote unanimously to change the way we measure a kilo

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:44
The vote was greeted by sustained applause and cheers, after all of the 50-plus countries gathered in Versailles said yes when asked one by one for their decision on the fate of the weight.
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Cannibal 'Hotdog' galaxy is as bright as 350 TRILLION stars

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 06:36
ALMA, the Chilean telescope., has remarkable resolution and sensitivity which allowed researchers to see connecting tendrils that incriminate W2256 in the robbery of the galactic material.
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US military balloons that float on the edge of space have sensors that mean they NEVER move

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:58
The US military, which is based in Virginia, believes the Adaptable Lighter-Than-Air balloons could be used as cheap alternatives to satellite communications.
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Amputee sea turtle swims for the first time

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:44
An amputee sea turtle has been given a prosthetic flipper by a prosthetist. Heartwarming footage shows the sea turtle being released into the water at Key West Aquarium in Florida.
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Polar bear numbers in the Chukchi Sea between Russia and Alaska have climbed to 3,000

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 04:19
Researchers estimate a healthy and abundant population of nearly 3,000 animals in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, according to a study.
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Elon Musk's 'Starlink' space internet plan moves one step closer to reality

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:09
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved plans from the billionaire entrepreneur to deploy 7,518 additional broadband satellites for the Starlink project.
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Apple partners with Oscar-winning entertainment firm to make movies for its streaming service

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 03:08
New York based company A24 have partnered with Apple in a multi-year agreement to create and produce original content for their upcoming streaming service.
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WhatsApp group chats are a major concern for parents who fear their child will be cyberbullied

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 01:56
A study of more than 2,000 parents, conducted by London-based child online safety organisation Internet Matters showed that 62% of parents worry their child will not speak up about cyberbullying.
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'Could scientists turn thoughts into speech? Hope for paralyzed patients to 'talk' again

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 00:31
Scientists at Columbia University and Northwell Health are listening in to the brain's inner voice to learn brain language as they develop a way to turn paralyzed patients thoughts into speech.
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Can YOU ace this math IQ test? Quiz creator claims only 4% of the population can get over 7/10

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 23:58
Fancy yourself a bit of a math whiz? According to the quiz creator only 4% of the population got over 7/10. Scroll down the page to answer the questions and then to see how many you’ve got right.
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Why you should SUCK your baby's dummy to clean it

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 21:00
Researchers led by the Henry Ford Health System asked 128 mothers how they cleaned their children's dummies before taking blood tests from the infants to make the conclusion.
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One of Instagram's 13 original employees DELETES her account

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 17:40
Bailey Richardson started at Instagram in 2012 when Mark Zuckerberg's firm bought the budding app for $1 billion. it now has one billion users around the world.
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Google's Thanksgiving traffic report can tell you when to avoid the roads and skip the long lines

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 15:02
Traveling during the holidays can be a nightmare. Luckily, Google Maps has put its data smarts to work with a report that shows when there will be traffic before and after Thanksgiving.
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