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Die-off of saiga antelopes triggered by high temperatures

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:57
New research suggests that unusually high temperatures and levels of humidity in Kazakhstan in 2015 led to an outbreak of a bacterial disease, causing a mass die-off of 200,000 saiga antelope.
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UN's worst case global warming scenarios won't happen

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:11
Researchers from the University of Exeter used a new modelling method to examine how much the Earth's average surface temperature go up if the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is doubled.
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Saturn's moon Titan has 'eerily similar' seas to Earth

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 05:06
Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lie at an average elevation that we call 'sea level,' Titan's seas also lie at an average elevation, according to research from Cornell University.
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Nintendo launching cardboard accessories for the Switch

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:41
The paper-based creations, which gamers build themselves, hark back to the roots of the 129-year-old company, founded in 1889 in Kyoto, which originally sold playing cards.
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German 22-year-old found worst computer chip flaw ever

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:47
Meet Jann Horn, 22, from Germany, who discovered a fundamental flaw in Intel computer chips by accident while leafing through thousand-page processor manuals for a project he was working on.
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2 newly confirmed van Gogh drawings on show in Netherlands

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:21
The 1886 sketches, which both depict Montmartre hill in Paris, have been confirmed as van Gogh pieces after extensive research by experts at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
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Rare rainbow clouds stun locals in Darwin

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 02:41
Residents of Darwin, Australia, witnessed clouds with a rainbow lining this week. The rare phenomenon occurs when sunlight diffracts through a high density of ice crystals which bend the light.
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Tricky homework question leaves parents stumped

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:10
Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, shared her four-year-old daughter's homework on Facebook, writing: 'Right please someone tell me what the last one is, because I literally don’t have a clue!'
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Smiling primate actors in Hollywood films are 'suffering'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 00:29
Brooke Aldrich, a UK conservation expert based in Peru claims film depictions of the animals, often 'smiling' or dressed in human clothes, are misleading and potentially harmful.
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Did borrowing the Bayeux Tapestry cost Britain £45m?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:24
Britain yesterday submitted to French demands for another £45million to stop migrants sneaking across the Channel. UK taxpayers will foot the bill for extra measures.
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How to time your life to perfection

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:54
Perfect timing is a science. Indeed, research findings that I have analysed from across the world offer very useful help in the way we make decisions. Drawing on my experience, here are some top tips.
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Microwaves emit as much CO2 as seven million cars 

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:08
Researchers from the University of Manchester have found that microwaves in Europe account for almost eight million tonnes of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere.
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Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:29
Originally developed to help to military avoid IEDs, the Ripsaw 'sports tank' has become a hit with car enthusiasts. A new version has received a huge overhaul with a 1500bhp engine.
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Hidden cameras offer unique glimpse of animals in the wild

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:11
As these devices get ever smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before.
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Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:04
Excavations around the remote Greek island of Keros have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago.
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California hospitals look like a flu 'war zone'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:47
Several hospitals in Southern California have set up emergency tents in their parking lots to treat the influx of flu patients as this year's deadly strand infects thousands.
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Chart reveals how long it takes for frostbite to occur

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:47
The chart is the latest popular data visualization from the Data Duo, displaying the time it would take for frostbite to occur under different conditions, using bright colours and an interactive layout.
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WhatsApp scam tricks users into paying 'subscription fee'

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:51
Fresh warnings have been issued over a WhatsApp scam that tricks users into paying a 'subscription'. The scam, which first surfaced last year, charges users 99p to renew their subscription.
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Apple to contribute $350b to U.S. economy over 5 years

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:26
Apple released a statement on Wednesday, saying they will contribute $350billion to the U.S. economy over the next five years.
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Internet use leading people to believe in many religions

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:48
New research from Baylor University suggests internet use is bringing on a phenomenon known as 'religious tinkering,' in which people dabble in many different belief systems.
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