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Amazon raises monthly Prime fee for first time in years

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:20
Amazon raised the monthly fee for the U.S. version of its fast-shipping and video-streaming service Amazon Prime by $2 on Friday, making the case for subscribers to upgrade to an annual plan.
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Images show power of ocean waves to hurl boulders

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:04
A new study has examined boulder deposits on the coast of the Aran Islands - Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer - in Galway Bay and Annagh Head in County Mayo, some 80 miles (130 km) north.
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Inventor Franky Zapata reveals new Ezfly hoverboard

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:58
Footage of the gadget in action, filmed in Texas, shows a number of riders (pictured) taking the controls as they zoom up and away, putting the Ezfly through its paces over a lake.
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Instagram reveals when users were last on the app

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:50
The default setting for the global feature is 'on' - meaning your closest friends can know exactly when you've been scrolling through their feeds if you have the latest version of the app.
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Horrific aftermath of a terrifying ‘ice tsunami’ in Alaska

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:16
With blizzards raging at up to 100 miles per hour (160kmh), the pack of 52 musk oxen in the Bering Land Bridge in Alaska, were were buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out.
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Microsoft AI sketches art based on a simple description

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:56
The technology could one day generate entire animated movies based on a screenplay, the Microsoft researchers, based in Redmond, Washington, claim.
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Adolescence now 'last from the ages of 10 to 24'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:43
Researchers at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, say we should change the definition of adolescence as many are choosing to delay the responsibilities of adulthood (stock).
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NASA tests rocket engine with 3D-printed 'shock absorber'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:19
NASA conducted another test of its RS-25 engine flight controller at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. A 3D printed part of the engine was tested again during the 365-second test.
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Men want Google to stop linking their names to past crimes

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:07
Two men want Google to stop linking their names to internet information referring to past criminal convictions in a landmark case on the 'right to be forgotten'.
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An asteroid hurtled 24,000 miles from Earth yesterday

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:55
The 2018 BD asteroid was discovered at 08:24 UTC (08:24 GMT, 03:24 ET) on 18th January by Catalina Sky Survey - just seven hours before it flew past (stock image).
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Humans will have a 'robot second-self' within 20 years

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:07
Brad Smith, president of the Redmond, Washington firm, and AI researcher Harry Shum have written a book detailing their predictions for the future of AI, including machines that think like us.
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Fears rise after 240 mini-tremors rock Nevada

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:10
A string of almost 250 earthquakes has rumbled Reno, Nevada, since January 11. Dr Ken Smith, a seismologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, says it indicates a larger one is on the way.
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Facebook releases fix for annoying iOS Messenger bug

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 05:03
Users from across the globe reported that the keyboard in Facebook Messenger's iOS app repeatedly froze, making conversations difficult.
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Dead woman 'gives birth' to stillborn in South Africa

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:09
A stillborn baby emerged from its young mother 10 days after she had died. Funeral director staff in South Africa's southern Eastern Cape province saw the newborn between her legs in the coffin.
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US tests nuclear system to sustain astronauts on Mars

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:56
Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful, officials say.
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Compound used for poison could lead to male birth control

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:51
A study published in a journal from the American Chemical Society found that a compound called ouabain could be used to target proteins that are key for sperm fertility. And, it would be reversible.
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Scientists reveal worm with three sexes

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:03
Researchers from the College of William & Mary have discovered a species of worm that produces males, females, and hermaphrodites. In reproduction, they say it strays from the rules.
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The AI that can tell you when you'll die

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:09
Stanford researchers have developed an AI that can predict when a patient will die with up to 90 percent accuracy. The team behind the work says it could vastly improve end-of-life care.
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Babies are cared for by machines in 60s video

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:54
The footage, taken in 1960 as part of a news report, shows a nurse operating some 'High-Tec' baby care equipment in a state-of-the-art nursery in Budapest, Hungary, which was run by the Communist-regime at the time.
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'Life detection test' could prove alien life does exist

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:23
The system can directly detect and characterize life on other planets. It uses existing technology, and has already been tested in the Canadian high Arctic, which has similar conditions to Mars.
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