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Rats were not to blame for Europe's Black Death

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:36
Experts at Oslo University created a mathematical model for how people would have died if rats were the villains. But the death rates in nine European cities, including London, failed to match.
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The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies as its grew

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:26
Preliminary results from the Dark Energy survey have revealed a stunning look at the remains of 11 smaller galaxies that have been devoured by our own, reducing them to stellar streams.
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Is deadly bacteria lurking in your dishwasher?

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:25
Researchers from the University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia, found the kitchen staple can contain E.coli, which causes life-threatening food poisoning, and pathogens linked to urinary tract infections.
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Chinese researchers want to blast space debris with lasers

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:54
A paper by scientists at the Air Force Engineering University in Xi'an describes how space-based lasers could zap space junk into smaller pieces to make them potentially less harmful.
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Two heads really are better than one, say scientists

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:43
Research, led by University College London, suggests people who work together share arguments and reason together to come up with the right answer (stock image).
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OPod tubes could be solution to housing crisis

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:26
The OPod Tube Housing system aims to re-purpose concrete tubes measuring just over eight feet in diameter, and turn them into 'micro-homes' with 100 square feet of living space.
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Google bans word 'gorilla' from its 'racist' Photos app

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:49
The software outraged users back in 2015 after it mislabelled images of a computer programmer Jacky Alcine, from Brooklyn, New York and his friend as the great apes.
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HTC's latest U11 EYEs packs two selfie cameras

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:48
The HTC U11 EYEs features dual selfie cameras that boast a 'beauty mode', which Taiwanese firm HTC says 'brings out your natural, authentic beauty' to take 'flawless' photos.
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Incredible mind-reading device could help stroke patients

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:37
Researchers at the University of Tübingen in Germany have created a machine that sends signals into a patient's head while moving their paralysed hand to strengthen brain connections.
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How to make a gamma ray burst

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:30
Belfast researchers used the world's most powerful laser to recreated the events - which some say are used by aliens to communicate.
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Selfie fans show comedy results of Google's art-matching

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:10
A just-discovered feature of the Google Arts and Culture app uses facial recognition to match selfies with famous artworks. More comedic comparisons are being shared on social media.
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The 'forever battery' which can wirelessly recharge itself

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:00
At CES, Ossia unveiled what’s said to be the world’s first wirelessly charged AA-style batteries, which use radio frequency signals sent out by hidden transmitters that blend into ceiling tiles.
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Russia has underwater drone that can carry nuclear bombs

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:49
The existence of the underwater nuclear carrier, codenamed Kanyon by the U.S., has been rumoured in the past, but the leaked draft of Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review confirmed this.
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Possible cause of colonial-era Mexican epidemic identified

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:08
Researchers form the Max Plank Institute in Germany have determined that the cause of a 16th century epidemic in South America that killed millions of people was salmonella.
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Micro-cheating on apps can ruin relationships, expert says

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 09:04
Dr Martin Graff, a psychologist from the University of South Wales, says that the click of a mouse button can be enough to put you at risk of micro-cheating.
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Drug dealers using Facebook to target children

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:54
Drug dealers are openly using Facebook to target children, a probe has found. Scores of criminals are freely touting for business on the site and other social media giants including Instagram.
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Intel underfoot: Floor sensors rise as retail data source

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:54
retailers make up the majority of Scanalytics' customers, highlighting one of several efforts brick-and-mortar stores are undertaking to better understand consumer habits.
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Frost breaks thermometer at -62C in Siberian village

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:23
Welcome to Oymyakon, the coldest village on earth, where the average temperature in January is -50C and inhabitant's eye lashes freeze solid mere moments after stepping outside.
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Alibaba's AI outperforms humans in tough reading test

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:21
The AI, created by retail firm Alibaba’s Institute of Data Science and Technologies, based in Hangzhou, China, took part in the Stanford Question Answering Dataset.
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Boeing unveils hypersonic craft as successor to Blackbird

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:59
The concept model (pictured) was unveiled at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SciTech forum and is the direct competitor to Lockheed Martin's design.
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