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Nasa begins testing probe that will 'touch the sun'

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:19
Experts from Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland lowered the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) into a 40 foot (12 metre) tall thermal vacuum chamber.
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Spotted hyena returns to Gabon park after 20 years

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:14
A spotted hyena has been sighted in a Gabon national park for the first time in 20 years, conservationists said Friday, the latest large predator to have returned to the region.
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People could soon live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:59
Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of the Mars One project based in the Netherlands, claims that humans will be living on Mars by 2031 and will one day live on Venus and a moon of Jupiter.
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Smartphones are creating a generation of unhappy children

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:37
The scientists, from San Diego State University in California, say young people would lead happier lives if they spent more time exercising and seeing friends face-to-face (stock image)
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Hilarious footage shows cosmonaut riding a vacuum cleaner

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:21
Anton Shkaplerov was the commander of the Soyuz MS-07 spaceflight last month which took him and two other astronauts, Scott Tingle from the US and Japan's Norishige Kanai, to the ISS.
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Caledonian crows extract prey ten times faster using hooks

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:08
Researchers led by the University of St Andrews recorded how long wild-caught crows took to extract food from a range of naturalistic tasks, using either hooked or non-hooked tool designs.
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Playbuzz creates trickiest spelling test ever

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:58
Playbuzz has published an 'encrypted' test in which players must choose the correct spelling from two different versions of the same word. But certain letters have been replaced by numbers.
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Israeli scholars decipher Dead Sea Scroll

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:53
The scroll refers to a 364-day calendar and a festival that marks the changing of the seasons celebrated by an ancient Jewish sect, according to academics from the University of Haifa.
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Fisherman finds pieces of plastic in fish's stomach

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:52
This dejecting footage shows a dolphinfish with a stomach full of plastic objects after a fishermen slit it open. The fish was caught by a fisherman off the coast of Costa Rica.
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Apple always-on Homepod mics can be muted

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:50
The find was reported by Apple expert Filipe Espósito, based in Londrina, Brazil, who discovered Homepod icons with microphone off symbols in the developer build of iOS 11.2.5.
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Dead person's brain was left in a different corpse

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:34
The error, which was spotted by an undertaker, was one of 278 serious incidents in morgues that came to light between 2014 and 2016, a freedom of information request has uncovered.
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Star Trek-style tractor beam could levitate humans

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:19
For the first time engineers from the University of Bristol have shown it is possible to trap objects larger than the wavelength of sound in an acoustic tractor beam.
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Apple may suddenly cancel the iPhone X this summer

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 07:18
Disinterest in China is the main reason the iPhone X (pictured) could be cancelled as reports have revealed interest in the phone has hit record lows, according to Taipei City-based firm KGI Securities.
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Pottery shard reveals early Europeans were well-connected

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 06:18
An ancient piece of pottery found in a cave in Burgos, Spain, links early human populations there with other ancient groups in Europe for the first time.
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New WhatsApp feature to help stop spreading scam messages

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:58
The new feature on the Menlo Park-based messaging app is hoped to stop the spread of scam texts, after several high profile fraudulent messages tricked global users.
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Philippine volcano rains ash, violent eruption feared

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 04:28
A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens...
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World's 42 richest are worth same as poorest 50% combined

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 23:49
Oxfam used the billionaires' list compiled by Forbes magazine, which is topped by American business magnate and Microsoft founder Bill Gates on £62.1billion.
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Apple CEO doesn’t want his own nephew using social media

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 21:13
Tim Cook talked at Harlow College in Essex, U.K., for the Friday announcement that 70 institutions across Europe will use Apple's Everyone Can Code.
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Can a £59 DNA kit tell you which diet will really work?

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:41
A high street DNA test claims it can tell you which diet is most likely to work based on your genetic make-up. At £59, the myDNA test is relatively affordable compared to £120 priced rivals.
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The three minute fix to conquer anxiety

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:12
Anna Maxted shared her experience of trying to regain control of her imagination by using Georgia Foster's 3 Minute Anxiety Fix and Virginia Alexandra's breathing tutorials.
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