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Facebook under fire for job ads that let companies exclude women, other employment seekers

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:42
The claim, filed by the ACLU and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accuses the company of violating labor and civil rights laws by publishing discriminatory job ads.
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Navigation apps like Waze may NOT be reliable for steering you out of a disaster, experts warn

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:16
Google-owned Waze said it's worked with local governments and volunteer map editors to mark closures of thousands of roads across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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It's not over until the fat BIRD sings! Scientist finds that musical avians control metabolic rate

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 08:00
Dr Lewis Halsey from the University of Roehampton was watching a small gathering of finches peruse the stocks of his London garden when he wondered why songbirds never appear to be overweight.
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Ceres' vanishing volcanoes: Dwarf planet once had 22 'cryovolcanoes'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:59
Researchers at the University of Arizona used images from Nasa's Dawn Mission to spot the sites of 22 ancient volcanoes that have almost all disappeared.
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Mysterious pulsar 1,630 light-years from Earth is sending infrared radiation across the stars

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 07:16
Astronomers from Penn State university were part of a team that made the finding using Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, who suggest two possibilities to explain their observations.
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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be first SpaceX BFR tourist

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:51
'Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the Moon,' Yusaku Maezawa said at SpaceX headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, in the middle of metropolitan Los Angeles, late Monday.
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'Ghost' seen walking on North Carolina pier during Hurricane Florence

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:50
According to folklore originating in South Carolina, the Gray Man has appeared since 1822 during stormy weather to warn residents of imminent devastation.
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Can scientists crack secret of Nasa's fuel-free thruster?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:13
Physicist Dr Mike McCulloch, from Plymouth University, has been awarded £990,000 ($1.3 million) by the US government to develop a fuel-free rocket engine.
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WhatsApp's next update is designed to give your smartphone battery life a boost

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:12
It could be rolled out to WhatsApp users worldwide in the next software update released by the Facebook-owned company. (Stock image)
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Mysterious great white shark lair discovered in Pacific Ocean

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:02
Marine biologists began tagging sharks more than a decade ago but the predators' month-long annual pilgrimage to a seemingly barren area in the mid-Pacific region.
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iPhone XS Max: Apple's new handset is bigger and better in every way

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:02
Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max go on sale on Friday - and the biggest handset Apple has ever made if also its best.
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Are we hardwired to be xenophobic? You are less likely to trust someone who speaks with an accent

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:37
Regions of the brain are automatically activated to analyse whether to believe people from an 'in-group' or 'out-group' when they start talking, according to research led by McGill University (stock image).
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Archaeologists say they have found the specific part of Pembroke Castle where Henry VII was born

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:29
Archaeologists from Dyfed Archaeological Trust now believe they have found the specific part of Pembroke Castle in Wales where Henry VII was born more than 500 years ago.
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What is the best route in the UK for driverless lorries?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:16
Firms would maximise profits on the 215-mile Anglo-Scottish route because of its long distance and relatively low congestion, according to Washington transport information firm Inrix
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Scientists create robotic JELLYFISH to be 'guardian of the oceans'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:48
Inventors from Florida Atlantic University have created soft-shelled robotic jellyfish that have eight hydraulic silicon tentacles and could be used to monitor at-risk marine ecosystems.
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Why your phone battery lasts for DAYS when it's new, but later loses charge after a few hours

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:26
The SLAC National Accelerator Lab's facilities at Stanford University in California allowed researchers to see how ions flowed through a lithium battery (stock).
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Devastating solar storm a matter of 'when, not if' warns Met Office

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:57
Solar storms - high-speed streams of radioactive particles that fire from the sun - pose a threat to national infrastructure, UK industry and the wider public, according to the Met Office.
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Get ready for the Alexa microwave: Amazon may release smart home items with built-in voice assistant

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:59
Amazon could be planning to seriously beef up its line of Alexa-enabled devices. It could release eight items, including a microwave, amplifier, receiver, subwoofer and an in-car gadget.
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Google forced to apologize after it remotely enabled Battery Saver mode for Android 9 users

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:57
Some Android 9 Pie users were surprised when they discovered the Battery Saver feature had turned on by itself. Google has since apologized, saying it was a test that 'mistakenly' rolled out to all users.
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iOS 12 review: The update that really will improve your phone

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 15:54
Rather than cram in a plethora of new features, Apple's latest update is about boosting stability, with improvements in everything from FaceID and battery life.
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