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Apple could unveil its Prime-like subscription news and video services on March 25th

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:59
Apple's long-awaited news and video subscription products could be coming as soon as next month. The firm is is expected to host an event on March 25th at the Steve Jobs Theater in California.
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Where the last Neanderthals walked: Researchers discover 29,000-year-old footprint in Gibraltar

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:45
The experts say the discovery lines up with late Neanderthal-era findings from the nearby Gorham's Cave, and if confirmed, would be only the second known example of Neanderthal footprints.
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Experimental 'nano-painkiller' is more effective and less addictive than morphine

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:43
Researchers at the University of Delaware and in France re-engineered naturally occurring compounds to treat pain with longer lasting effects than morphine but minimal addiction risk.
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Instagram investigating bizarre bug that causes accounts to suddenly lose MILLIONS of followers

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 13:04
The mysterious glitch caused several popular accounts, including Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian, to see their follower counts mysteriously drop by the millions.
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Gigantic dinosaur with a heart-shaped bone in its tail that lived 100 MILLION years ago

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:00
Researchers from Midwestern University discovered the beast in a quarry alongside the Mtuka river in south-west Tanzania.
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Giant 50-foot-long predatory shark  went extinct one million years earlier than previously thought

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:36
A team of researchers from North Carolina have identified problems with  fossil data of previous studies and concluded the extinction likely happened a million years earlier than thought.
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Online shopping algorithms like Amazon's 'collude' with other sites to artificially inflate prices

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:22
The future of price fixing: Online shopping algorithms like Amazon's can learn to work with other sites to artificially inflate prices
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Earthquake which hit just outside Istanbul in 2016 lasted 50 DAYS

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:21
The tectonic phenomena, known as a 'slow earthquake', or a slow slip event occurred a few kilometres south of Istanbul, but nobody knew it was happening.
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Dorsey admits Twitter and other firms have failed in their efforts to crack down on online abuse

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:12
Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a 'huge fail.'
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Hacker dumps 620 million private records from 16 websites on the dark web

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 09:54
For just $20,000 in Bitcoin, cybercriminals can purchase the records, which were stolen from 16 hacked websites, many of which are popular sites like MyFitnessPal and Dubsmash.
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Playing board games can spice up your date nights by releasing more 'love hormone'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:08
Oxytocin, the so-called 'love hormone' is released during hugging, intercourse and other intimate activities. Shared activities like games ramps it up, too, researchers at Baylor University found.
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NASA's Van Allen probes begin the final phase of their exploration

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 07:06
One of the twin spacecrafts has started moving towards its lowest point of orbit, called perigee in advance of a future re-entry and death in our atmosphere.
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Victim of its own success: Pioneer GPS inventor laments the lost art of map reading

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 05:39
Professor Bradford Parkinson, sometimes referred to as the 'father of GPS' says that people don't read maps any more when he picked up a prestigious engineering prize last night in London.
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Charles Darwin's 'slightly sweet mucous tasting' fungus is rediscovered

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:46
Darwin, known as the 'father of evolutionary biology', obtained the once orange-coloured sample in in Argentina as part of his famed voyage aboard the HMS Beagle between 1831 and 1836.
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Warmer summers are causing Antarctic ice shelves to 'bend'

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:25
Experts from Cambridge's Scott Polar Research Institute found the filling and draining of meltwater lakes has been found to cause a floating Antarctic ice shelf to flex, potentially threatening its stability.
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Food chains undergo massive changes when top predators are lost

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:14
An 18-year-study has provided detailed insight of the unexpected consequences for an ocean ecosystem following the decline of great whites in False Bay, near Cape Town in South Africa.
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ISS is hit by another leak... this time in the bathroom!

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 04:10
NASA headquarters in Washington DC stated in its formal blog that more than two gallons (9.5 litres) of water gush out of the plumbing.
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Fleets of low-cost single wave energy devices could power MILLIONS of homes

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:35
A team at the University of Edinburgh has been working with researchers in Italy to develop the new renewable energy system that could generate enough power for 100 homes.
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Millennials risk going DEAF because their headphones don't limit 'dangerously high' noise levels

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 03:16
The World Health Organisation, in Geneva, is urging manufacturers to ensure smartphones and other audio players cap volume limit - and restrict the amount of time people can listen to loud music.
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NASA will formally abandon Mars Opportunity mission

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 02:46
NASA will formally abandon Mars Opportunity mission as last ditch attempts to contact the rover fails
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