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For £760 anyone can track your location
For £760 anyone can track your location

For £760 anyone can track your location

Research led by the University of Washington found that it costs just £760 ($1,000) for people, including burglars, to purchase online ads which can be used to track your location....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:39:29
Apple's latest self driving car prototype revealed
Apple's latest self driving car prototype revealed

Apple's latest self driving car prototype revealed

Dubbed 'The Thing', it looks like an ordinary SUV - apart from a giant white 'Star Wars' rack of sensors strapped to its roof and has been spotted around Apple's HQ....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:36:28
Stellenbosch University: Mobiles distract and lower grades
Stellenbosch University: Mobiles distract and lower grades

Stellenbosch University: Mobiles distract and lower grades

Researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa say that smartphone use is distracting students and lowering grades, prompting some lecturers to declare their lectures device-free...
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:44:30
Researchers dig up near-complete tyrannosaur fossil
Researchers dig up near-complete tyrannosaur fossil

Researchers dig up near-complete tyrannosaur fossil

The 76-million-year-old skeleton was airlifted to the Natural History Museum of Utah by helicopter this week, where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied....
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:24:06
Tesla and Consumer Reports in row over Model 3 reliability
Tesla and Consumer Reports in row over Model 3 reliability

Tesla and Consumer Reports in row over Model 3 reliability

The magazine said its survey of 640,000 vehicles showed that all-new vehicles or models with newly updated technology are more likely than older models to have issues....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:11:16
Scientists create incredible 'Atlas of the Underworld'
Scientists create incredible 'Atlas of the Underworld'

Scientists create incredible 'Atlas of the Underworld'

Researchers from Utrecht University created an 'atlas' spanning 300 million years of Earth's history, revealing how different geological processes changed the face of our planet....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:48:47
Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie
Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics - your fingerprint, face, voice, etc. - into approving credit card applications and payments....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:27:23
Ultimate selfie is a giant 3D head that displays a face 
Ultimate selfie is a giant 3D head that displays a face 

Ultimate selfie is a giant 3D head that displays a face 

The exhibition, by Matthew Mohr Studios, on display in Columbus, Ohio is a 14-foot (4.3 meter) tall sculpture that allows visitors to have their photo taken and display their face on the l...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:09:26
Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study
Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study

Three million Americans carry a handgun daily: study

As many as three million people in the United States carry a loaded handgun daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a US study Thursday....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:57:19
Aston Martin unveils its first ever apartments in Miami
Aston Martin unveils its first ever apartments in Miami

Aston Martin unveils its first ever apartments in Miami

The iconic car-maker has broken ground on a 66-storey waterfront tower in Downtown Miami, which is expected to be completed in 2021....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:55:13
Video shows stool move on its own in 'haunted' restaurant
Video shows stool move on its own in 'haunted' restaurant

Video shows stool move on its own in 'haunted' restaurant

A surveillance video from the restaurant Cronies in Ventura County, California shows a bar stool falling over on its own – with no patrons or staff inside....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:18:59
Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps
Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

Each flaw will score at least $1,000 under the program announced to back up automated checks that have failed to block malware and other problems that infect the store more than Apple's....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:28:37
Lyft gets $1bn from Google to rev up challenge to Uber
Lyft gets $1bn from Google to rev up challenge to Uber

Lyft gets $1bn from Google to rev up challenge to Uber

US ridesharing giant Lyft announced Thursday it has received a $1 billion investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:22:19
Newark offered Amazon $7 billion in tax breaks for 2nd HQ
Newark offered Amazon $7 billion in tax breaks for 2nd HQ

Newark offered Amazon $7 billion in tax breaks for 2nd HQ

US cities are offering Amazon.com Inc at least as much as $7billion in tax breaks ahead of a Thursday deadline as they compete to house its second headquarters....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:08:01
Siberia's Lake Baikal is mysteriously dying
Siberia's Lake Baikal is mysteriously dying

Siberia's Lake Baikal is mysteriously dying

The lake, in Russia's Siberia, is a natural wonder of 'exceptional value to evolutionary science' meriting a listing as a World Heritage Site by Unesco....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:01:13
Amazon patents drone that can land on car to recharge it
Amazon patents drone that can land on car to recharge it

Amazon patents drone that can land on car to recharge it

A new patent granted to Amazon details a system that would allow a drone to dock into electronic vehicles that are either moving or stationary in order to charge them....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:53:50
Study reveals three tricks to induce lucid dreaming
Study reveals three tricks to induce lucid dreaming

Study reveals three tricks to induce lucid dreaming

The research, led by the University of Adelaide, involved 47 participants who tested out three lucid dream induction techniques. After just a week, people had higher success rates....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:36:32
'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower
'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower

'Anemic' iPhone 8 demand drags Apple lower

CEO of Canada's largest mobile network Rogers Communication said appetite for the latest iPhone had been 'anemic', adding to a series of hints of poor sales of the first of Apple's two new...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:29:09
Why the UK's great tits have such long beaks
Why the UK's great tits have such long beaks

Why the UK's great tits have such long beaks

An international research team, led by the University of East Anglia, used both genetic and historical data to analyse beak length in great tits....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:20:51
Can you spot why da Vinci painting is puzzling experts?
Can you spot why da Vinci painting is puzzling experts?

Can you spot why da Vinci painting is puzzling experts?

The Italian master painted Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) around 1500, the same period in which he created his masterpiece the Mona Lisa - but it has left experts scratching their h...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:48:18
Elon Musk says Boring Company's new machine 'nearly ready'
Elon Musk says Boring Company's new machine 'nearly ready'

Elon Musk says Boring Company's new machine 'nearly ready'

The Tesla founder tweeted today that the new boring contraption that will dig tunnels in LA will be named 'Line-Storm' after the 1915 poem by famed San-Francisco-born writer Robert Frost....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:43:00
UW and UCLA make artificial skin allowing robots to feel
UW and UCLA make artificial skin allowing robots to feel

UW and UCLA make artificial skin allowing robots to feel

Engineers from the University of Washington and UCLA created a flexible skin that mimics the way a human finger experiences tension and compression to give robots a sense of touch....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:41:11
Lower-income kids spend more time watching TV
Lower-income kids spend more time watching TV

Lower-income kids spend more time watching TV

Less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using gadgets, compared to two hours for those in more affluent homes, Common Sense Media found....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:57:46
Nasa says solar winds could electrify Martian moons
Nasa says solar winds could electrify Martian moons

Nasa says solar winds could electrify Martian moons

NASA found that parts of the Martian moon Phobos could become electrically charged to hundreds of volts as a result of powerful solar eruptions, holding potential to affect sensitive instr...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:56:41
'Pyramids' spotted at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean
'Pyramids' spotted at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean

'Pyramids' spotted at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean

Believers argue that the strange shapes are proof of inhabitance of the regions surrounding The Bahamas by an ancient race of people, similar to the Aztec culture of South America....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:47:16
Brain-training game could help people understand speech
Brain-training game could help people understand speech

Brain-training game could help people understand speech

The brain-training audio game helped people mentally filter out noise, according to research by Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School (stock image)....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:29:56
Oxford scientists closer to creating 'supercharged' rice
Oxford scientists closer to creating 'supercharged' rice

Oxford scientists closer to creating 'supercharged' rice

Researchers from Oxford University have taken an important step in a long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:25:27
Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider
Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider

Boeing invests in autonomous flight tech provider

Boeing Co said on Thursday it invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based firm that develops technologies enabling autonomous flight based on drone and other technologies....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:09:21
35 firefighters tackle an enormous Tesla Model S fire
35 firefighters tackle an enormous Tesla Model S fire

35 firefighters tackle an enormous Tesla Model S fire

The crash occurred on an Austrian motorway near Landeck, when the 19-year-old driver crashed into a concrete barrier at the side of the road....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:08:34
Bus-sized asteroid will come past Earth tonight
Bus-sized asteroid will come past Earth tonight

Bus-sized asteroid will come past Earth tonight

Asteroid 2017 TD6 will fly 119,000 miles from Earth at 19:53 BST (14:53 EST) today – but , experts predict there is no threat of it hitting our planet....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:15:14
UK team cure lame horses with gene therapy
UK team cure lame horses with gene therapy

UK team cure lame horses with gene therapy

An international team led by experts at the University of Nottingham gave injured horses DNA injections and within two to three weeks the animals were able to walk and trot....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:49:46
Uranus will be closest to Earth tomorrow and visible
Uranus will be closest to Earth tomorrow and visible

Uranus will be closest to Earth tomorrow and visible

The ice giant planet will reach opposition on Thursday, bringing it to the closest point in its orbit to Earth. NASA says it will be visible in the night sky, and may be bright enough to s...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:36:11
Manipulative people with psychopathic traits earn less
Manipulative people with psychopathic traits earn less

Manipulative people with psychopathic traits earn less

Researchers from the University of Denver revealed that hedge fund managers with psychopathic traits made less profitable investments than peers....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:13:49
Japan's Selene lunar orbiter uncovers a moon cave
Japan's Selene lunar orbiter uncovers a moon cave

Japan's Selene lunar orbiter uncovers a moon cave

Scientists at Japan's Jaxa space agency have used data taken from the Selene lunar orbiter to confirm the existence of a 31 mile (50 km) long and 330 foot (100 metre) wide cavern on the su...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:03:35
Dogs may use different facial expressions to communicate
Dogs may use different facial expressions to communicate

Dogs may use different facial expressions to communicate

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth tested 24 dogs of different breeds by presenting them with four different situations, recording their facial responses for analysis....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:02:34
Storm Ophelia unearths ancient human skeleton in Ireland
Storm Ophelia unearths ancient human skeleton in Ireland

Storm Ophelia unearths ancient human skeleton in Ireland

Storm Ophelia lashed at the coast around Kilmore Quay in Wexford, Ireland, on Tuesday afternoon, eventually revealing what appears to be an Iron Age burial site....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:58:18
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 

Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind 

Research led by the University of California found when male titi monkeys felt jealous they had heightened activity in the area of the brain associated with social pain (stock image)....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:36:11
Facebook rolls out alternative timeline 'Explore Feed'
Facebook rolls out alternative timeline 'Explore Feed'

Facebook rolls out alternative timeline 'Explore Feed'

The Explore Feed is now globally available and lets users discover stories beyond the friends and pages they already follow. To see it, visit the 'see more' section on Facebook's desktop s...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:59:41
Evidence that Planet Nine does exist piles up
Evidence that Planet Nine does exist piles up

Evidence that Planet Nine does exist piles up

The research, from experts at the University of Michigan, follows claims from Nasa last week that imagining Planet Nine does not exist generates more problems than it solves....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:46:38
Can you spot the critters hidden in these images?
Can you spot the critters hidden in these images?

Can you spot the critters hidden in these images?

The incredible photos in Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar, were taken by professional photographer Paul Bertner, 33 from Kelowna, Canada....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:03:31
Stonehenge builders´ diet habits revealed at exhibition
Stonehenge builders´ diet habits revealed at exhibition

Stonehenge builders´ diet habits revealed at exhibition

Prehistoric people at Stonehenge in Wiltshire had lavish midwinter feasts where they dined on hog roasts and beef stew, according to finds displayed in the Feast! Food at Stonehenge exhibi...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:51:27
Hackers 'able to remotely control electronic butt plugs'
Hackers 'able to remotely control electronic butt plugs'

Hackers 'able to remotely control electronic butt plugs'

Security expert Giovanni Mellini said he was able to hack into the Lovense manufactured Hush butt plug using his laptop and change the vibrate setting....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:40:11
World's largest earthquake drill in California today
World's largest earthquake drill in California today

World's largest earthquake drill in California today

The drill will happen at 10:19 PST (18:19 BST/13:19 EST), during which time 20 million people – 10.2 million of which will be in California – will practice what to do if a quake strikes....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:20:18
Older Samsung phones 'better' than new iPhone 8
Older Samsung phones 'better' than new iPhone 8

Older Samsung phones 'better' than new iPhone 8

Consumer Reports, the New York-based ratings and review non-profit, ranked the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, unveiled back in March, as the top two devices in terms of performance....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:11:47
Jan Moir looks back at innovations over the last 60 years
Jan Moir looks back at innovations over the last 60 years

Jan Moir looks back at innovations over the last 60 years

JAN MOIR takes a look at some of the items which have revolutionised the way we live our lives, from the dishwasher and automatic washing machine, to the smart phone and satnav....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:06:37
New screen at Piccadilly Circus could track people
New screen at Piccadilly Circus could track people

New screen at Piccadilly Circus could track people

The vast screen - which is around the size of four tennis courts - features facial and car recognition technology to target people with hidden cameras. It will be installed in London this ...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:13:45
Fears as insect numbers plunge up to 80% in just 30 years
Fears as insect numbers plunge up to 80% in just 30 years

Fears as insect numbers plunge up to 80% in just 30 years

Researchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves. It is thought the decline could be caused by agricultural pesticides....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:59:37
Is world's oldest tortoise on St Helena gay?
Is world's oldest tortoise on St Helena gay?

Is world's oldest tortoise on St Helena gay?

Jonathan (pictured) and Frederica have enjoyed regular mating sessions since 1991, but it's only recently that vets discovered the elderly's creature's sweetheart is actually male as well....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:53:58
Australian jumping spiders mate once in their lifetime
Australian jumping spiders mate once in their lifetime

Australian jumping spiders mate once in their lifetime

Experts from Macquarie University in Sydney say the strategy protects sperm stored in special organs by females after their first mating, which the spiders incubate for the rest of their w...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:34:18
Netflix bingers finishing whole new seasons on release day
Netflix bingers finishing whole new seasons on release day

Netflix bingers finishing whole new seasons on release day

Australians are in the top 10 leading 'binge racers' in the world as people find it harder and harder to stop watching their favourite new television shows....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:31:52
NASA reveals gigantic killer cloud of icy cyanide on Titan
NASA reveals gigantic killer cloud of icy cyanide on Titan

NASA reveals gigantic killer cloud of icy cyanide on Titan

Cassini's latest discovery has revealed a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon Giant cloud is at an altitude of about 100 to 130 miles....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:21:22
Google Maps now lets you go to space
Google Maps now lets you go to space

Google Maps now lets you go to space

The search giant has been working with NASA to include data from the Cassini mission, along with data from other missions....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:46:38
Illinois University study says mass killings are random
Illinois University study says mass killings are random

Illinois University study says mass killings are random

In the study, researchers from the University of Illinois analysed data on mass killing events – or those in which four or more people were killed – between January 1, 2006 and October 4, ...
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:42:04
Nasa astronaut shows off fidget spinner in micro-gravity
Nasa astronaut shows off fidget spinner in micro-gravity

Nasa astronaut shows off fidget spinner in micro-gravity

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik took to Twitter to share footage of his hilarious recent experiments with a fidget spinner aboard the International Space Station....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:39:57
NAU study says dinosaur dung 'fertilized the planet'
NAU study says dinosaur dung 'fertilized the planet'

NAU study says dinosaur dung 'fertilized the planet'

A Northern Arizona University study suggests that the dung of large dinosaurs contributed to the spread of fertility across the planet, effectively mixing nutrients....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:30:36
Torture of the Templars: New book on the famous knights
Torture of the Templars: New book on the famous knights

Torture of the Templars: New book on the famous knights

In a co-ordinated dawn action on Friday, October 13, 1307, the king's men raided every religious house belonging to the unsuspecting Templars from Normandy to Toulouse....
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:21:18
New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says
New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says

New drug could be a 'functional cure' for HIV, study says

Scientists at Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new therapy that they say may one day be a 'functional cure' for HIV, if it proves as effective in humans as it has in ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:56:49
First floating wind farm starts generating electricity
First floating wind farm starts generating electricity

First floating wind farm starts generating electricity

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:51:12
Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old Egypt queen statue
Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old Egypt queen statue

Archaeologists find 4,000-year-old Egypt queen statue

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:48:57
Nielsen says it will report who's watching streamed shows
Nielsen says it will report who's watching streamed shows

Nielsen says it will report who's watching streamed shows

The Nielsen company, which measures viewership of television programs, now has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming by streaming services such...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:48:09
Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants
Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants

Apple and GE team up on software to track power plants

Apple and General Electric say they are working together to make it easier to write software that can track power plants and jet engines on Apple's iPhones and iPads....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:46:44
When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works
When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works

When you die you know you're dead as the mind still works

A person's consciousness continues to work after the body has died, a study from New York University Langone School of Medicine finds. The findings echo the new Hollywood film Flatliners....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:15:38
Giant lizards thriving on Borneo's palm oil plantations 
Giant lizards thriving on Borneo's palm oil plantations 

Giant lizards thriving on Borneo's palm oil plantations 

Deforestation in Borneo to make space for oil palm plantations has led to huge fires and left orangutans on the brink of extinction, but South-East Asian water monitor lizards have become ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:09:56
The moon set to get inflatable space station in 2022
The moon set to get inflatable space station in 2022

The moon set to get inflatable space station in 2022

Bigelow Aerospace is working with United Launch Alliance to send an inflatable habitat to low lunar orbit by 2022 to provide a 'lunar depot' as well as a place for NASA to train astronaut...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:06:43
'Lost' mountains reveal clues on Earth's worst extinction
'Lost' mountains reveal clues on Earth's worst extinction

'Lost' mountains reveal clues on Earth's worst extinction

Deposits in South Africa’s Karoo Basin have revealed the ‘Great Dying’ began one million years earlier than previously thought. The fossil-rich sediments tell of climatic changes....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:47:33
Google's AlphaGo can now teach itself how to win at Go
Google's AlphaGo can now teach itself how to win at Go

Google's AlphaGo can now teach itself how to win at Go

Researchers from Google's London-based DeepMind have unveiled the new AlphaGo Zero system in a study published in Nature today....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:34:44
Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills
Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills

Alcohol helps to improve foreign language skills

Researchers at the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London found that a low dose of alcohol can improve bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second langu...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:34:09
Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus
Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus

Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus

Baidu chief executive Robin Li on Tuesday said the Chinese internet giant will have a self-driving bus on the road soon as it races for a lead in autonomous vehicles....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:18:43
British sociologist Ryan Scoats has a PhD in threesomes
British sociologist Ryan Scoats has a PhD in threesomes

British sociologist Ryan Scoats has a PhD in threesomes

Dr Ryan Scoats, an expert at Birmingham City University, said after several threesome experiences he noticed there are few academic studies into the sexual dynamic....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:13:08
First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany
First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany

First sex doll-only brothel opens in Germany

Evelyn Schwarz, 29, runs the aptly named 'Bordoll' in Dortmund - a fusion of the words 'bordello' and 'doll'. Schwarz has stocked her establishment with 11 silicone love dolls, each costin...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:07:52
Flowers produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find them
Flowers produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find them

Flowers produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find them

An 'aura' invisible to the human eye surrounds some flower petals and acts as a signal for bees, scientists from the University of Cambridge have found....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:02:06
California makes it legal to liquify loved one's bodies
California makes it legal to liquify loved one's bodies

California makes it legal to liquify loved one's bodies

California Gov Jerry Brown signed the controversial AB 967 bill on Sunday, making it legal to dispose of human remains through the environmentally friendly process of alkaline hydrolysis....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:51:05
Extraordinary image of a frog eating a snake
Extraordinary image of a frog eating a snake

Extraordinary image of a frog eating a snake

An image of an Australian Green Tree Frog eating what appears to be an Eastern Brown Snake has gone viral, after a Reddit user posted it with the caption 'One Last Scream Into the Abysssss...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:33:36
Google's machine learning AI learns to replicate itself
Google's machine learning AI learns to replicate itself

Google's machine learning AI learns to replicate itself

California-based Google's AutoML AI has outdone human engineers by building machine-learning software that's more efficient and powerful than the top human-designed systems....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:31:51
Youngsters with mobile devices more at risk of bullying
Youngsters with mobile devices more at risk of bullying

Youngsters with mobile devices more at risk of bullying

Researchers at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts surveyed 4,584 children aged between eight and eleven over a two-year period (stock image)....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:49:21
Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness
Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness

Intelligent people have a higher risk of mental illness

Researchers at Pitzer College screened 3,715 highly-intelligent people for mental illness. They found they had double the rate of mental illness and a higher risk of asthma and allergies t...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:38:29
A 'New Shanghai' could be built on Mars by 2117
A 'New Shanghai' could be built on Mars by 2117

A 'New Shanghai' could be built on Mars by 2117

An Italian architect has released a dramatic concept which sees humans setting up a colony on the red planet in 2117. The artistic design is being presented at an exhibition in China....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:29:58
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh
Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh

Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh

The California-based developers of tbh - internet-slang short for 'to be honest' - say more than 5 million people have downloaded its app since it launched on August 3. It is available in ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:05:38
North Korea's nuclear test site could cave in
North Korea's nuclear test site could cave in

North Korea's nuclear test site could cave in

Five of Pyongyang's recent tests have been carried out under Mount Mantap at the Punggye-ri military base, which is located in the north west of North Korea....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:42:51
Facebook tests out temporary profile status feature
Facebook tests out temporary profile status feature

Facebook tests out temporary profile status feature

A global update to Facebook could be on the way after an anonymous tipster leaked images of the temporary profile status project, showing the new function's 101 character limit....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:37:58
UK online shoppers could soon need a text to buy goods
UK online shoppers could soon need a text to buy goods

UK online shoppers could soon need a text to buy goods

Philip Rutnam, permanent secretary at the UK Home Office, told MPs in Westminster yesterday that the days of chip and pin are over and 'new' technology is needed....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:34:05
Whatsapp's Live Location feature lets friends track you
Whatsapp's Live Location feature lets friends track you

Whatsapp's Live Location feature lets friends track you

An update to WhatsApp means global users of the messaging service for both Android and iOS will be able to let loved ones know they've arrived safely home after a night out....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:54:32
Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard
Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard

Engineers have created a motorised mouth guard

The motorised mouth guard created by Venice-based company Unico is expected to be delivered in February 2018 and it will ship anywhere in the world....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:05:43
Dying chimp at Arnhem zoo smiles for man who cared for her
Dying chimp at Arnhem zoo smiles for man who cared for her

Dying chimp at Arnhem zoo smiles for man who cared for her

Mama, the 59-year-old former matriarch at Royal Burgers Zoo in the Netherlands, was curled up in a ball and refusing food until the arrival of Professor Jan van Hooff, who she first met in...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:41:39
Highways England trials using sunflower oil on potholes
Highways England trials using sunflower oil on potholes

Highways England trials using sunflower oil on potholes

Highways England is carrying out tests using sunflower oil to prevent potholes after University of Nottingham engineers found it helps asphalt to heal without compromising durability....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:54:19
Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in Australia 
Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in Australia 

Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in Australia 

Project Wing will deliver food from Guzman y Gomez, and medicines from Chemist Warehouse pharmacies to customers on the border of the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:13:46
Neil DeGrasse Tyson says Jack should have tried to survive
Neil DeGrasse Tyson says Jack should have tried to survive

Neil DeGrasse Tyson says Jack should have tried to survive

Could Jack have survived in the Titanic? A question that has been discussed on and off since the movie's release in 1997....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:05:05
The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache
The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache

The cures of yesteryear including cocaine for toothache

These and many more weird and wacky remedies have been outlined in a new book, Quackery: A Brief History Of The Worst Ways To Cure Everything, written by a Nebraska doctor....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:15
Ann Arbor 'Origami' barriers could lead to silent roads
Ann Arbor 'Origami' barriers could lead to silent roads

Ann Arbor 'Origami' barriers could lead to silent roads

Designed by University of Michigan in Ann Arbor researchers, it relies on noise-diffusing cylinders that can be drawn closer together or farther apart to selectively dampen different sound...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:39:23
The human brain has tripled in size as we ventured further
The human brain has tripled in size as we ventured further

The human brain has tripled in size as we ventured further

Researchers from the University of Durham have called into question the long-held view that the human brain developed to help cope with increasingly complex social structures....
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:01:56
Study confirms Earth's 'traveling buddy' is an asteroid
Study confirms Earth's 'traveling buddy' is an asteroid

Study confirms Earth's 'traveling buddy' is an asteroid

Using the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) on Mt Gragam in Southeastern Arizona to observe the small near-Earth object, researchers have confirmed our 'traveling buddy' is an asteroid....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:26:38
Google's photo AI can now recognise your pets
Google's photo AI can now recognise your pets

Google's photo AI can now recognise your pets

The feature, rolling out in most countries today, allows users to search for photos of their pets by their name and automatically group them together the way they do with people....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:58:11
New study solves mystery of world's largest mud eruption
New study solves mystery of world's largest mud eruption

New study solves mystery of world's largest mud eruption

A team led by researchers at the University of Oslo found the eruption, dubbed Lusi, is connected deep underground to the magma chambers of the nearby Arjuno-Welirang volcanic complex....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:34:15
Nasa reveals first results from Cassini's 'death dive'
Nasa reveals first results from Cassini's 'death dive'

Nasa reveals first results from Cassini's 'death dive'

During a conference at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science meeting in Provo, Utah, the Cassini team shared a number of new findings after the mission ended....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:53:12
World's most powerful laser Hercules set to triple power
World's most powerful laser Hercules set to triple power

World's most powerful laser Hercules set to triple power

With more laser energy, University of Michigan researchers can make smaller, tabletop-sized devices that produce particles and X-ray beams for medical and national security applications....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:52:45
Red sun from Hurricane Ophelia may return tomorrow
Red sun from Hurricane Ophelia may return tomorrow

Red sun from Hurricane Ophelia may return tomorrow

The ghostly phenomenon cast Britain in an eerie Martian gloom. Dust particles from wildfires burning in Spain and Portugal could cause the red sun to appear once again tomorrow....
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:35:40
American Megabot to go head to head with Japanese droid
American Megabot to go head to head with Japanese droid

American Megabot to go head to head with Japanese droid

An American robot called Eagle Prime will battle the Japanese Kurata robot in the Megabots Giant Robot Dual league tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7pm PST (10pm EST)....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:25:33
AI nano-machines may be injected into brains in 20 years
AI nano-machines may be injected into brains in 20 years

AI nano-machines may be injected into brains in 20 years

Humans could be 'melded' to machines, giving us huge advancements in the power of human brains, experts told peers at the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Committee in London....
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:57:49
Fridge sends shelfies so you never need a shopping list
Fridge sends shelfies so you never need a shopping list

Fridge sends shelfies so you never need a shopping list

It seems everyone’s at it these days – taking selfies and then showing them off on mobiles or social media. And now your fridge is about to join the fun by using built-in cameras to snap s...
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:43:33
'Son of Concorde' private supersonic jet takes to skies
'Son of Concorde' private supersonic jet takes to skies

'Son of Concorde' private supersonic jet takes to skies

The jet is an early unmanned prototype of the company's 18 passenger S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet, and the firm says the tests were a 'huge success'....
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 00:20:03
Oxford University releases new interview questions
Oxford University releases new interview questions

Oxford University releases new interview questions

The prestigious institution has released its annual batch of sample questions potential students may have to face, as part of its ongoing attempts to demystify the application process....
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:33:03
NASA finishes tests on engines to power its megarocket
NASA finishes tests on engines to power its megarocket

NASA finishes tests on engines to power its megarocket

The enormous rocket, dubbed the Space Launch System (SLS), will fly with the Orion spacecraft’s Exploration Mission-1 in 2019, in an unmanned test journey ahead of future crewed missions....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:53:42
Robot tells UN that AI could help distribute key resources
Robot tells UN that AI could help distribute key resources

Robot tells UN that AI could help distribute key resources

Life-like robot Sophia, created by Hanson robotics, made a surprise appearance at a UN technology event in New York as a panellist....
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:35:19
Facebook and Instagram are down for users across the world
Facebook and Instagram are down for users across the world

Facebook and Instagram are down for users across the world

Facebook and Instagram are down in parts of the US, UK, Brazil, Japan, India and parts of Europe, sparking a hilarious social media meltdown with people comparing it to the 'end of the wor...
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:10:05
Belt decorations for women warriors found in Siberia
Belt decorations for women warriors found in Siberia

Belt decorations for women warriors found in Siberia

The eye-catching ancient jewellery was discovered on the skeletons of female invaders from the nomadic Xiongnu warrior people who lived by the Yenisei River in remote Tuva republic....
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:58:41
Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes
Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Meet the hominin species that gave us genital herpes

Close contact between the hominin Parathropus boisei and our ancestors was common around sources of water, such as Kenya's Lake Turkana, providing the perfect opportunity for infection....
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:46:50
Origami suits turn robots into real-life 'transformers'
Origami suits turn robots into real-life 'transformers'

Origami suits turn robots into real-life 'transformers'

The plastic suits, crafted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, start out flat, but when heated fold over the robot to transform it into a specialised machine....
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:06:41
NASA satellite map reveals the devastation in Puerto Rico
NASA satellite map reveals the devastation in Puerto Rico

NASA satellite map reveals the devastation in Puerto Rico

NASA's ‘damage proxy map’ was created using satellite data captured before and after the storm made landfall, and covers an area of 105 by 60 miles around the capital city, San Juan....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:57:11
Nasa's Osiris-Rex captures a stunning image of Earth
Nasa's Osiris-Rex captures a stunning image of Earth

Nasa's Osiris-Rex captures a stunning image of Earth

NASA has published a stunning image captured by Osiris-Rex during its travels, showing our planet in breathtaking detail. Australia, California and southwestern US can all be seen in the p...
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:49:28
Macaque eats mummified remains of her baby in Italy
Macaque eats mummified remains of her baby in Italy

Macaque eats mummified remains of her baby in Italy

Researchers from the Parco Faunistico di Piano dell'Abatino animal sanctuary in Italy observed a new mother carrying her dead infant for weeks, before eating its mummified remains....
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:03:45
The hilarious winners of the 2017 Ig Nobels revealed
The hilarious winners of the 2017 Ig Nobels revealed

The hilarious winners of the 2017 Ig Nobels revealed

The 27th annual Ig Nobel awards were announced last night at Harvard University in Boston, with winners including the scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears....
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:44:23
New species of peacock spiders revealed in pictures
New species of peacock spiders revealed in pictures

New species of peacock spiders revealed in pictures

Dr Jurgen Otto spotted the five new species of spider on his travels through Western Australia, including the Jotus auripes spider, which has almost holographic bristles at the front....
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:37:48
Footage shows pilot taking flight in the first jet pack
Footage shows pilot taking flight in the first jet pack

Footage shows pilot taking flight in the first jet pack

The video, taken in June of 1961, shows Hal Graham - a Buck Rogers fan and pilot of the rocket belt - strapping himself in before attempting to fly over Buffalo’s Niagara Falls Boulevard....
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:40:20
Researchers discover human skeleton from the last Ice Age
Researchers discover human skeleton from the last Ice Age

Researchers discover human skeleton from the last Ice Age

An ancient skeleton discovered in a Mexican cave could be one of the earliest examples of human settlement in the Americas. Isotopic analysis has dated it back to 13,000 years ago....
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:40:27
650 severed heads found beneath Mexico City
650 severed heads found beneath Mexico City

650 severed heads found beneath Mexico City

A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of human sacrifice of women and children in the Aztec Empire....
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 12:14:28
Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US
Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US

Imgur user shows map of every river basin in the US

A stunning new map from Imgur user Fejetlenfej shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States, highlighting the massive expanse of basins across the count...
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:46:26
 
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