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Northern Lights visible from the UK tonight – here’s how and when to see them

Northern Lights visible from the UK tonight – here’s how and when to see them »

23 Mar, 2019
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If you’ve always dreamed of seeing the Northern Lights, your wishes could come true this weekend.

The Met Office has revealed that

Sometimes Wiping Out Badgers Helped. Sometimes It Didn’t. Why?

Sometimes Wiping Out Badgers Helped. Sometimes It Didn’t. Why? »

22 Mar, 2019
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The badger is chubby but strong, with short legs, a long body and endearingly goofy gait. It has become a cultural icon to

Amazing satellite imagery shows huge meteor exploding in Earth’s atmosphere

Amazing satellite imagery shows huge meteor exploding in Earth’s atmosphere »

22 Mar, 2019
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Amazing satellite imagery has captured the moment a huge meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima

Microsoft briefly revived Clippy – but ‘brand police’ killed him off

Microsoft briefly revived Clippy – but ‘brand police’ killed him off »

22 Mar, 2019
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Microsoft briefly revive mascot Clippy before ‘brand police’ swiftly kill him off AGAIN Microsoft’s virtual assistant, Clippy, was revived but not for long

An Elusive Whale Is Found All Around the World

An Elusive Whale Is Found All Around the World »

22 Mar, 2019
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Salvatore Cerchio stunned the small world of whale science in 2015 when he found examples of a new species in the wild for

Melting Mount Everest glaciers reveal dead climbers' bodies: report

Melting Mount Everest glaciers reveal dead climbers' bodies: report »

22 Mar, 2019
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Mount Everest’s melting glaciers uncover bodies of dead climbers

According to a new report, due to global warming melting glaciers on Mount

Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station’s batteries

Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station’s batteries »

22 Mar, 2019
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Astronauts embark on hours-long spacewalk to swap out 20-year-old batteries powering the International Space Station NASA’s Anne McClain and Nick Hague swapping three

Take a trip to the centre of the Milky Way in this stunning NASA visualisation

Take a trip to the centre of the Milky Way in this stunning NASA visualisation »

22 Mar, 2019
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If you’ve always dreamed of venturing into space , now is your chance – at least virtually.

NASA has created

Tooth of an adult Neanderthal found in France reveals meat diet

Tooth of an adult Neanderthal found in France reveals meat diet »

22 Mar, 2019
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Tooth of an adult Neanderthal found in France reveals the woman’s diet was mostly made up of meat not plants Research shows that

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest »

22 Mar, 2019
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For years, they have been the subject of impassioned academic debate: Trigger warnings, do they protect people from distress or encourage fragility?

The

‘Neighbourhood nudge’ scheme cuts down on water waste

‘Neighbourhood nudge’ scheme cuts down on water waste »

22 Mar, 2019
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‘Neighbourhood nudge’ effect that uses leaflets and posters to highlight water conservation efforts by nearby residents shames householders into cutting down their water

Scientists clone adorable police dog dubbed ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Scientists clone adorable police dog dubbed ‘Sherlock Holmes’ »

22 Mar, 2019
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Scientists in southwest China's Yunnan province have cloned what they called the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs " in a programme they

Thousands of undiscovered fossils found in China

Thousands of undiscovered fossils found in China »

22 Mar, 2019
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‘Stunning’ treasure trove of thousands of undiscovered fossils including 50 previously unknown species are found in China that could reveal new details about

Facebook launches threaded replies in the Messenger app

Facebook launches threaded replies in the Messenger app »

22 Mar, 2019
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Facebook Messenger launches new threaded replies to make it easier to follow along in group chats Facebook is launching quote replies in the

Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies

Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies »

22 Mar, 2019
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Canned air, water-spraying drones, and ‘anti-smog tea’: Authorities across Asia turn to radical remedies to fight air pollution while private companies cash in

If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together

If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together »

22 Mar, 2019
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Faced with the prospect of a sizable asteroid heading toward Earth and causing doomsday, humanity has come up with various responses.

Hollywood may

Return of the Falcon Heavy: SpaceX to attempt second launch next month

Return of the Falcon Heavy: SpaceX to attempt second launch next month »

21 Mar, 2019
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Return of the Falcon Heavy: SpaceX will attempt second launch of world’s current most powerful rocket next month when it will deliver a

NASA says Arctic sea ice dropped to seventh-lowest extent this year

NASA says Arctic sea ice dropped to seventh-lowest extent this year »

21 Mar, 2019
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Arctic sea ice continues to dwindle as NASA says its volume dropped to the seventh-lowest extent on record this winter According to NASA,

DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage

DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage »

21 Mar, 2019
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Today the Canary Islands are a tourist hub, a volcanic archipelago with palm trees and azure beaches, located off the coast of Morocco

Doctors drop opposition to assisted dying as call for new law grows

Doctors drop opposition to assisted dying as call for new law grows »

21 Mar, 2019
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Doctors have dropped their long-held opposition to assisted dying, in a move that campaigners hope will lead to a change in euthanasia laws.

Bears communicate by mimicking each other’s facial expressions

Bears communicate by mimicking each other’s facial expressions »

21 Mar, 2019
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Bears communicate by mimicking each other’s facial expressions – just like humans, reveals new research

 

The researchers studied the behaviour of 22 sun

New hypothesis could explain why time seems to fly by as we age

New hypothesis could explain why time seems to fly by as we age »

21 Mar, 2019
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Why time seems to fly by as we age: ‘Rapid fire’ abilities of the young brain allow us to process more information during

Facebook unveils new $399 Oculus Rift S headset

Facebook unveils new $399 Oculus Rift S headset »

20 Mar, 2019
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Facebook unveils new $399 Oculus Rift S headset with higher-res VR graphics and built-in tracking The $399 Rift S has a higher-res display,

Leaked clip of Samsung Galaxy Fold shows noticeable ‘crease’ on screen

Leaked clip of Samsung Galaxy Fold shows noticeable ‘crease’ on screen »

20 Mar, 2019
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Leaked video that claims to show Samsung’s Galaxy Fold in action reveals an unsightly CREASE down the middle of the display YouTube user

Spring Amphibians, on the Move, Could Use Some Crossing Guards

Spring Amphibians, on the Move, Could Use Some Crossing Guards »

20 Mar, 2019
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Blood laced with a natural antifreeze pumps through the veins of wood frogs. They rest suspended, somewhere between life and death, awaiting spring’s

Eating two teaspoons of nuts a day boosts brain function by 60%, study reveals

Eating two teaspoons of nuts a day boosts brain function by 60%, study reveals »

20 Mar, 2019
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Cognitive decline is something that many people worry about, but it seems that eating nuts could help to slow this process down.

Bird that died 110-million-years-ago found with an egg inside it

Bird that died 110-million-years-ago found with an egg inside it »

20 Mar, 2019
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Ancient bird that died 110-million-years-ago is found perfectly preserved with an egg inside its body ‘Incredibly well preserved’ sheds new light on the reproduction

Invasion of the 10ft ‘thug’: Experts warn aggressive Himalayan balsam

Invasion of the 10ft ‘thug’: Experts warn aggressive Himalayan balsam »

20 Mar, 2019
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Invasion of the 10ft ‘thug’: Experts warn aggressive Himalayan balsam which thrives on air pollution is crowding out native British plants Himalayan balsam

Robots, rocket engines, and Mark Hamill: Jeff Bezos’ Mars conference

Robots, rocket engines, and Mark Hamill: Jeff Bezos’ Mars conference »

19 Mar, 2019
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Tiny flying robots, rocket engines, and an appearance by Mark Hamill: Jeff Bezos’ secretive Mars Conference kicks off in Palm Springs Amazon founder

'Strange animal' uncovered on Washington beach is 'incredibly rare' find

'Strange animal' uncovered on Washington beach is 'incredibly rare' find »

19 Mar, 2019
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The mysterious sea creature was identified as a Pacific snake-eel. (Tiffany Boothe/Seaside Aquarium)

Last week, marine experts at Seaside Aquarium fielded