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Royal Observatory Greenwich award showcases space like never before

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 08:34
Astronomy photographers from all around the world will compete to win the competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, with the winners due to be announced on October 23.
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Dingoes didn't arrive in Australia until 1,500 years later than thought

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:29
Two dingo fingertips found in the Madura Cave in southern Australia have been carbon dated and the results show they arrived on the continent around 3,000 years ago (stock).
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Facebook cracks down on bogus posts inciting violence

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:28
The new tactic being spread through the global social network was tested in Sri Lanka, which was recently rocked by inter-religious violence over false information.
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Amazon is worth $900 billion after Prime Day madness

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 07:28
Amazon saw a record amount of sales during its marquee event this week, and that helped drive stock prices up to a record high. Amazon's stock has surged more than 57 per cent in 2018.
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Collapse of two threatened Antarctic ice shelves would raise global sea levels by an INCH

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:41
Scientists have previously calculated that a sea level rise of just 20cm (7.9") could cause $1 trillion (£0.77 trillion) in damage to the world's coastal cities every year.
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Neanderthals were creating FIRE 50,000 years ago using dozens of different tools

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 06:20
Researchers from Leiden University in the Netherlands identified mineral traces on Neanderthal tools that suggested they had been repeatedly struck with a hard mineral material.
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Google might have to start charging for Android operating system

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:10
Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned that If the firm is prevented from bundling its apps with Android handsets globally it may no longer be able to offer the operating system free to its competitors.
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A mysterious 2,000-year-old papyrus has finally been decoded

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 05:06
A research team from the University of Basel has discovered that the papyrus is a medical document from late antiquity written by the famous Roman physician Galen.
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Hackers account for 90% of login attempts at online retailers

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 04:31
Criminals are using stolen usernames and passwords that are being sold on the dark web and employing a technique called 'credential stuffing' to try and exploit millions of consumers globally.
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Another blow for Elon Musk as Tesla Model 3 buyers say they're losing patience

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:20
Tesla sales hit 200,000 since the start of 2010 - the point at which federal law requires the credit for rechargeable electric vehicles to be phased out. Buyers will get the full credit through end of year.
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Selfridges' flying 'Iron Man' suit is now on sale to the public

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:25
Ever fancied a dab at being 'Iron Man'? Now you can. A jet suit created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of £340,000 ($443,428).
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'Baby' stellar object 450 light-years away could be devouring a planet

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:25
Astronomers may have caught a relatively nearby star munching on a planet or mini-planets. A NASA space telescope noticed that the star suddenly started looking a bit strange last year.
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Internet users can legally download 3-D printed gun designs next month

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:20
The average internet user will be able to choose from thousands of 3-D printed gun designs as soon as August 1. Gun rights activist Cody Wilson plans to relaunch Defcad.com next month.
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BBC show reveals the 'bad behavior' of wild animals

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:43
A new BBC series called Animals Behaving Badly explores wicked deeds of creatures who will do just about anything to get their way – including stealing babies, cheating the system, and waging wars.
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Instagram testing new feature that lets users remove followers

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:28
Instagram is trying out a new feature that will allow users to remove followers. Previously, users could only delete followers if they made their profile private or if they blocked specific accounts.
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Airbus reveals solar-powered drone completed successful test flight

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:05
Airbus has unveiled its pioneering solar-powered drone. Called the Zephyr S, the aerospace giant presented the 'pseudo-satellite' to crowds gathered at Britain's Farnborough airshow.
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Rare beaked whales spotted for only the third time in the North Atlantic

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:03
The sighting came during a wildlife photography trip organised by charity Orca. where ferry passengers saw them breaching the waters off the coast off Santander in Spain.
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'Agatha Christie oak' collapses in heatwave after disease ravaged it

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:03
A cricket club in Torquay, Devon was home to a tree made famous by novelist Agatha Christie, who used to sit under it to watch cricket. The oak collapsed overnight due to fungal infection.
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Fortnite players revolt over removal of tactical submachine gun

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:48
Fortnite's latest major update has given players across the globe access to two new weapons, but also abolished the game's 'tactical submachine gun'.
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Meat and dairy industry to overtake oil as world's biggest polluter

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:45
Non-profit organisation the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in Minnesota analysed 35 of the meat and dairy industry's biggest companies for the study. (Stock)
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