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Cryptic crossword may be hardest ever and take fans years to crack

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:28
Marc Breman, 56, believes his 64-clue cryptic creation is 100 times harder than any he has designed in 30 years making them for various national newspapers.
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Facebook Messenger has CRASHED, leaving many unable to send messages and pictures

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:15
The problems with Facebook Messenger appear to have started in the pre-dawn hours this morning (ET), but have spiked in the last hour to affect users in nearly every continent.
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How Volocopter's 'flying taxi' stations will handle 10,000 passengers a day by 2028

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:08
The Stuttgart-based start-up Volocopter hopes to have a prototype station in place next year but predicts that it will take around 10 years before a city-wide system is put in place.
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Facebook rolling out privacy choices under EU rules

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:03
The face scanning tool was suspended for users in Europe in 2012 over privacy concerns, but still lives on in the US and other regions worldwide.
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WhatsApp hoax message circulating does have some truth to it

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:56
The text, which tells global users to pass it on to their friends, claims that a video is about to come out that could hack your phone. It also warns against clicking on a message about WhatsApp Gold.
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Drones choosing targets and killing without human interference would result in 'extermination'

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:36
Dr Peter Lee, Director for Security and Risk Research and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, believes allowing drones to select and kill targets would be a grave move for humanity.
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Swans lay eggs in floating nests made of rubbish as Copenhagen is overrun by plastic pollution

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 07:33
Swan nests made from rubbish have again appeared on Copenhagen’s lakes, sparking debate about littering in the Danish capital.
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Emoji 'are ruining the English language', Google study reveals

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:37
More than a third of British adults believe emoji are the reason for the deterioration in proper language usage, according to the study commissioned by the Google-owned site YouTube.
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The Yellowstone supervolcano has two magma chambers, say scientists

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:26
A computer model by the University of Oregon has has revealed a 'transition zone' that may control the movement of magma beneath the Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming.
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Baboons use 55 gallon barrel to escape from a biomedical research facility in Texas

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 04:14
The animals are among 1,100 baboons at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, which uses primates to study chronic and infectious diseases like Ebola and HIV.
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Struggling to sing in tune? Give a little whistle instead because 'it's easier to follow the melody'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:34
It is harder to sing than whistle in tune, Canadian scientists have concluded in a study that also revels why even virtuoso opera singers cannot match musical instruments like the violin for perfect pitch.
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Did an extinct civilisation pre-date mankind on Earth? Scientists say signs would be 'easy to miss'

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:24
Professor Adam Frank of the University of Rochester teamed up with fellow physicist Gavin Schmidt, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, for a new study (stock image).
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Mysterious squid that appears to have horns seen in Gulf of Mexico

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:48
Researchers with the NOAA’s Okeanos spotted the mysterious blood red cephalopod during a dive in the Gulf of Mexico this morning - and they don’t quite know what to call it.
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China reveals restrooms with Wi-Fi, ATMs and facial recognition

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 16:22
The effort, which began in 2015 and is spearheaded by President Xi Jinping, brings cutting edge tech to public restrooms across the country, including turbo toilets, Wi-Fi, television screens and ATMs.
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Elon Musk wants to recover a rocket part with a giant party balloon

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:34
In a series of tweets, the SpaceX boss described how the firm might use the novel technique to recover the upper stage -- a crucial component of the rocket that carries a payload into orbit.
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Apps could access data on Facebook users' friends until two weeks ago

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:27
While Facebook made changes to ‘limit the data apps could access’ back in 2014, including data about a person’s friends, developers could still access ‘taggable friends’ until just two weeks ago.
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Facebook calls out Google, Amazon and Twitter for also harvesting user data

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:35
In a recent blog post, the firm described in depth all the ways it gathers information on you around the web -- even if you're not a Facebook member or are logged out of your account.
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Nasa's chief astronaut trainer: 1st person on Mars should be a woman

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:30
Allison McIntyre, the chief of astronaut training at Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Houston says that the first human being to walk on Mars (artist's impression) should be a woman.
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Apple is planning to launch a subscription news service within a year

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:57
Apple is reportedly planning to launch an upgraded version of its News app that will include a premium service offering access to dozens of subscription magazines for a single monthly fee.
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NASA's Orion capsule will contain over 100 3D-printed parts

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:54
More than 100 parts for NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars.
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