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DNA tests on illegal elephant ivory has unmasked Africa's three largest smuggling cartels

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:00
The breakthrough has allowed researchers to identify what appear to be the three elephant poaching cartels operating out of Kenya, Uganda and Togo (stock image).
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Amazon flood risk has increased five-fold: World's largest river bursts its banks every FOUR years

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:00
According to scientists from Universidad Austral de Chile it is caused by changes in the Walker circulation, which affects weather patterns and rainfall in the Amazon.
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Freshers take note! Sneaky new font could be the salvation of students everywhere

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:12
University students the length and breadth of Britain are heading back to university this week and a larger than life font could be their best friend when faced with completing large essays.
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Study reveals users face THOUSANDS of malware threats when visiting sites that offer pirated content

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:05
Experts from the European Union Intellectual Property Office in Spain uncovered the files hidden in fake game installers and other free programmes that give hackers access to your device.
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Sustained levels of moderate global warming 'could melt the gigantic East Antarctic Ice Sheet’

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:02
The East Antarctic ice Sheet (EAIS) is mainly above sea level and, so far, immune to ice melt. However, a portion known as the Wilkes Subglacial Basin is at risk of melting if global warming continues.
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Privacy fears as popular US government payment site leaks more than 14 million customers' records

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:47
KrebsOnSecurity found that GovPayNet, was using outdated security practices that allowed anyone to easily access a customer's receipt data for anything from bail payments to traffic tickets.
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Breathtaking images from aerial surveys over the Arctic released

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:46
Rising seas threaten low-lying cities, islands and industries worldwide. But projections for how the rise will come vary wildly in part because scientists lack clarity on how fast ice sheets are melting.
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Over half of Britons leave our homes unfit for unexpected guests, Oxford University study reveals

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:52
An Oxford professor's study found that a staggering 62 per cent of Brits regularly find themselves having to rewash clothes because they forget to take them out of the machine
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Rolls-Royce signs deal to trial hybrid-electric train in push to convert hundreds of diesel engines

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 08:42
The company, which is best known for making aircraft engines, said its German Power Systems business signed an deal with Porterbrook, the UK's largest owner of passenger rolling stock.
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Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton 'Mukawaryu' is assembled

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:39
The skeleton was found in Hobetsu on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido by a research team from the Hokkaido University Museum and Hobetsu Museum.
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Renault’s futuristic EZ-PRO is an all-electric with customisable pods

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:34
A new concept design unveiled by Paris-based automaker Renault provides a glimpse at the autonomous delivery vans of the future.
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Bottlenose dolphins are able to work together as a team with 'extreme precision'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:44
Researchers from the University of Western Australia created tasks in which pairs of dolphins had to swim across a lagoon in the Dolphin Research Centre in the Florida Keys.
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Will Apple unveil a new iPad Pro next month?

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 06:27
A tech expert digging through the code that makes up Apple's newest iOS operating system has uncovered hidden software labelled 'iPad2018fall'.
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Humans are hardwired for laziness because evolution favours conserving energy 

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:52
Scientists from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver recruited young adults, sat them in front of a computer and gave them control of an on-screen avatar.
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Drooling over Poldark? Why the sexual objectification of men isn't 'just a bit of fun'

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:02
Dr Peter Lucas, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire explains why male objectification may be a risky game to play in the modern world.
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Real-life Black Mirror: China's moves to introduce scorecards that ranks the behaviour of citizens

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:46
The programme has already completed successful trials in provinces across China, and is bolstered by facial recognition, body scanning and geo-tracking technology.
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Nissan transforms pick-up truck into a mobile space observatory

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 04:20
The one-off Nissan, developed in the UK in collaboration with the European Space Agency, was unveiled at the Hannover Motor Show in Germany.
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Sony announces PlayStation One Classic that comes pre-loaded with 20 games

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:43
The PlayStation One Classic is small enough to hold in one hand and is now available for pre-order in the UK, US, Japan and Europe ahead of its release on December 3.
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Sky TV and Netflix combine forces to create a TV package

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 03:38
European-based Sky and US-centric Netflix have joined forces in an unlikely truce to offer customers a combined package that features all content in one location.
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Microplastics can spread throughout the food chain as insect larvae eat the waste

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:22
Reading University researchers did experiments with hatching insect larvae and saw that they ingested microplastics - and it is easily passed through the food chain.
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