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Apple Watch caught new mother's life-threatening thyroid condition

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 02:44
When 25-year-old Heather Hendershot's Apple Watch beeped and told her her heart rate was too high while she watched TV in Kansas, she figured something was wrong with the watch, not her heart.
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Meat-eating chimps that hunt baby monkeys prefer to eat brain first

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:21
Chimpanzees eat a certain body part first when hunting red colombus monkeys. They eat the brains of the youngest members of the species.
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Apple's Siri voice assistant learns dozens of new dad jokes

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:03
Siri has always been able to tell a joke or two, but it appears that Apple has programmed the voice assistant to serve up a whole slew of new puns. The new jokes are now on most Siri devices.
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Aerial surveys reveal massive basking sharks gather in swarms of over a THOUSAND off the US

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:55
Researchers reviewing aerial surveys conducted over the last 40 years to track North Atlantic right whales have discovered groups of basking sharks gathering in the waters off the US northeast.
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Scientists discover the temperature at which cooling lava cracks to create unusual prisms

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:33
Researchers learned the temperature at which lava formed Giant's Causeway. The research was conducted by geoscientists at the University of Liverpool.
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Great Plains farmers are changing the local climate for the better

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:14
Great Plains farmers are shaping the local climate, an expert says. They have done so by abandoning a traditional practice called summer fallow.
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Apple has been forced to cut back on HomePod orders due to 'tanking' sales, report claims

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:00
Apple has slashed sales forecasts for the HomePod smart speaker as inventory for the device began to pile up, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation.
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Meet Biscuit, the robo-dog lending helping paw to dementia sufferers

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:37
Staff at Templeman House, a British care home, say dogs - even robotic dogs - can help to elicit memories from residents and spark conversations with care providers.
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'Quantum randomness' computer can never be hacked

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:37
The breakthrough was made by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, who used particles of light from a laser to generate their random numbers.
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Trump's new $1.5m presidential limo is just months away

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:34
The armored $1.5 million Cadillac - which comes complete with eight-inch thick doors, a bomb-proof exterior, and an oxygen supply in case of a chemical attack - is with the US Secret Service.
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Study shows 1 in 10 Americans have deleted their Facebook accounts

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:07
A new survey of American Facebook users found that 9% deleted their account due to privacy concerns in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, according to tech research firm Techpinions.
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FDA approves self-tinting contact lenses that darken in sunlight

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 13:04
Johnson & Johnson has unveiled a new line of contacts that puts the light-dimming filter made famous by 'transition glasses' directly on your eye, to block out UVs automatically.
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Fortnite is being used by paedophiles to groom young children

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:37
Created by developers in North Carolina, Fortnite is used by players from all over the world - allowing them to chat freely to one another over the open access mic system.
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Scientists claim perfect Guinness comes poured in cocktail glass

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:19
According to a University of Huddersfield mathematician, barmen should ditch the traditional pint glass for a giant cocktail glass if they want to serve a flawless stout.
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Sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field to navigate back to beach

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:12
Scientists from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that loggerhead sea turtles do use the Earth's magnetic field to return to the same beach where they hatched from.
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Instagram to roll out tool that lets users download all their data

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:11
Facebook's privacy scandal has highlighted the importance of user data protection. Now it seems Instagram is taking some new steps to give users more control over their data on the app.
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Facebook Messenger asks users to confirm privacy options

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:30
Pop-ups have begun appearing online for Messenger's global users, with the notification opening when the Messenger app was accessed via smartphones and tablets.
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Urban Great Tits are aggressive because they are permanently STRESSED by humans

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:08
Researchers looking at Great Tit behaviour in Leicester and Derby found the little songbirds birds defend their territory far more vehemently if they live in an urban area.
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Is Mona Lisa smiling? Depends on your mood: Study reveals emotions influence how you see it

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:02
The Mona Lisa's mysterious expression is seen by some as a smile, and others as a grimace. Now, University of San Diego research suggests that how you see her just depends on how you feel.
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Uber drivers in the US now face annual criminal background checks

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:44
Riders in the US will be able to nominate five people who will automatically receive their route during every journey and press a button within the app to call 911 in the event of an emergency.
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