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Virgin test its 'LauncherOne'

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:38
Virgin Orbit has successfully completed its first high-speed taxi with a modified Boeing 747-400 while equipped with LauncherOne at Long Beach Airport.
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Believing we are 'multitasking' boosts performance even if we aren't tackling several jobs at once

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:38
A new study conducted by the University of Michigan says that multitasking makes us more engaged in the task at hand and can improve the way we work.
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Mysterious Knights Templar carvings are covered in HOLES

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:34
English Heritage has added the Royston Cave in Hertfordshire to the Risk Register because of increasing water damage, which is creating holes within the ancient artwork.
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Jesus Christ spotted in a 1,500-year-old painting on the wall of an abandoned church

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:29
Jesus's portrait was first spotted in the 1920s in the ruins of Shivta, an old farming village in the heart of the Negev desert, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Be’er Sheva.
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Amazon to directly sell Apple products on platform globally for first time

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 09:15
Amazon will now sell iPads iPhones and Macbooks internationally for the first time. The hardware is going to be in the UK as well as other countries in the Europe, the US and the UK.
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Uber and Lyft launch loyalty programs that reward riders for shunning competitors

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:54
Uber and Lyft are rolling out loyalty programs in a bid to capture riders away from competitors. They're free to sign up and members earn points for every dollar they spend for discounted rides.
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Walmart teams up with Ford and Postmates to design driverless delivery service

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:17
Ford Motor Co, Walmart, and Postmates will collaborate to design a service for delivering groceries and other goods to Walmart customers that could someday use autonomous vehicles.
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China builds an 'artificial sun' that reaches temperatures SIX TIMES that of the real star

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 08:12
The state-of-the-art machine at China's Hefei Institutes of Physical Science is designed to replicate the processes of the sun as part of a project to turn hydrogen into cost-effective green energy.
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Snapchat rolls out Friendship Profiles, comic book-style Bitmoji Stories and new in-app merchandise

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:51
Snapchat wants to make it easier to relive your favorite memories in the app. The firm launched new Friendship Profiles that shows highlights from conversations with friends at the top of their profile.
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Netflix testing mobile-only plan that costs HALF regular price (but it's only available in Malaysia)

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 07:42
Netflix's mobile only plan costs just 17 Malaysian ringgit ($4.05) a month, compared to its Basic plan which costs 33 ringgit ($7.87).
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Mountain gorillas are slowly coming back from the brink of extinction

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:33
The subspecies of gorilla, which is found in two areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda, remains on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as endangered.
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UK weather: Britain could be hotter than SPAIN tomorrow with 65F highs

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:22
Britain is currently basking in an Indian summer and temperatures in the south could nudge 64F (18C) tomorrow - making it the warmest mid-November since records began.
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'Dark matter hurricane' blowing at 310 miles per SECOND is on a collision course with Earth

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:39
The invisible mass of particles is travelling at breakneck speed, but shouldn't cause our planet any damage, say scientists at the University of Zaragoza in Spain. (Stock image)
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Google gets a firmer hold on NHS patient data by absorbing its DeepMind AI lab 

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:33
The London-based artificial intelligence lab DeepMind - which uses NHS patient data - was bought by Google's parent company Alphabet for £400 million ($520m) in 2014 (stock image).
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Smartphones creating a mentally fragile generation

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:19
San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant generation of young people.
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NASA locked in space race with Elon Musk as they vow to have people on Mars within 25 years

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:16
Former US astronaut Tom Jones (pictured) told reporters in Washington that NASA is projecting that it will have humans on the Red Planet in 25 years.
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Heatwaves caused by global warming are severely damaging the sperm of insects 

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 01:50
Researchers from the University of East Anglia exposed beetles to artificial heatwaves and discovered increased temperatures are responsible for significant drops in male fertility.
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We’re actually better at remembering people’s names than what they look like, new research suggests 

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 16:07
A University of York study found that when volunteers were shown pictures of strangers with random names, participants remembered up to 85% of the names but only 73% of the faces.
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Your mother's love life determines how many romantic partners you have

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:14
Researchers say the findings, based on data of mothers and children in the US since 1979, show mothers pass relationship skills to their kids, which influence how they interact with everyone.
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Experts predict race to clean up space junk could lead to war

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:56
As space activities are rooted in the geopolitics down on Earth, the hidden challenge is militarization of space technologies meant to clean it up, says a researcher from the University of Washington.
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