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Sweet potato DNA reveals the plant was carried across the ocean by natural forces and NOT humans

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:53
Researchers have discovered that sweet potatoes were around before humans. The plant traveled from the American continent to Polynesians on its own.
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Samsung releases 'dumb phone' that can't connect to the internet

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:11
Called the Galaxy J2 Pro, it has similar specs of one of Samsung's high-end phones, but it can't run apps or connect to the web. So don't try using it to Google something or check Facebook.
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The secret to being cool? Try SMILING: Moody expressions make people think you're unpopular 

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:00
Research from the University of Arizona has found that smiling can actually make a person seem cooler. Many models and celebrities prefer to adopt a blank, stony expression instead.
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Businessman fighting for 'right to be forgotten' wins action against Google 

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:24
A businessman fighting for the 'right to be forgotten' over a past crime has won a High Court action against Google. 
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Ten glasses of wine a week can cut two years off life, experts warn

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 09:14
Drinking ten glasses of wine a week can cut life expectancy by two years, a major study from Cambridge University says.
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Putin test-fires anti-satellite missile capable of wiping out US tech

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:59
The sixth test flight of the 'Nudol' is believed to have taken place at Plesetsk Cosmodrome, 500 miles north of the Russian capital, Moscow, on March 26.
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Experts in Europe are at loggerheads over 'electronic persons' legal status for robots

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:12
A group of 156 AI specialists has written an open letter to the European Commission in Brussels denouncing the idea that robots like Sophia (pictured) be given legal status as people.
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Emirates' cabin-mapping tool will transform how we choose plane seats

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:05
The innovation – called 3D SeatMapVR - will be rolled out on the Emirates booking system in the near future. Its customers will be able to get a 360-degree perspective from any seat in the cabin.
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Medieval Italian warrior attached a knife to his arm in place of his amputated hand

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:57
Researchers from Sapienza University in Rome studied the strange prosthesis found on a skeleton buried in a Longobard necropolis in north Italy.
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Is this 50-mile wide crater on Mars the remains of an supervolcano?

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:56
New images of the area by the European Space Agency have revealed the crater in unprecedented detail - and they could finally help reveal what caused it to form.
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Breathalyser could be replaced with tiny sensor that detects alcohol

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:28
The device, which measures roughly one cubic millimeter, can be linked up to a smartphone. It was created by experts at the University of California, San Diego.
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg challenges Elon Musk in a race to Mars

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:25
Dennis Muilenberg believes Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing can get humans on the red planet in 10 years, a similar timeframe to that outlined by Elon Mus
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Future devices could let companies scan YOUR body to detect your mood and health

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:17
The claims were made during a presentation given by Poppy Crum, a neuroscientist who studies people's reactions as they watch films, at the TED conference in Vancouver.
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Google trains its AI to pick out voices in a noisy crowd

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 07:04
Despite global privacy concerns, Google claims the technology's applications are likely to be in clearing up speech in video calls and boosting the power of hearing aids.
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'Semi-infinite' trove of rare-Earth metals can be used to create high-tech product discovered

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:53
Researchers from Japan have found an area of ocean near Minamitorishima Island that contains enough rare meta;s to provide the tech industry with materials for hundreds of years.
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Drivers using smartphones could be fined automatically by next generation of roadside detectors

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:48
Police in New South Wales are among the forces around the world looking into the possibilities offered by emerging AI technology, as used to great effect with automatic number plate recognition.
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Teenagers more prone to risky behaviour if they have reckless peers 

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:27
Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology found students who knew their peers had made a bigger gamble in a game tended to make riskier choices themselves (stock image).
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Top medical journals accused of skewing research after receiving MILLIONS in ‘bribes’

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:22
Several of the top medical journals in the US have found to be raking in millions of dollars from pharmaceutical companies, a practice that calls the reliability of those journals into question.
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This week saw the real face of Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 05:51
GUY ADAMS: Mark Zuckerberg was, until recently, regarded as a genius capable of shaping tomorrow’s world in his own image. What, then, are we to make of events in the U.S. Congress?
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Sexual crimes in ancient Egypt revealed on a 3,000 year old papyrus

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 04:57
The text describes a litany of morally corrupt actions by chief master craftsmen Paneb, who oversaw construction work on the pharaohs' tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
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