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Trump orders Pentagon to create US 'space force'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:08
Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to create a US "space force", which he said would become the sixth branch of the American military.
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Hadron Collider upgrade to unlock more 'God particles'

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 22:46
A  major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is under way, with scientists hoping to produce four times more "God particles" a year and unlock further secrets about the universe's existence.
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Exclusive ride on first self-driving motorbike

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 05:15
Sky News has been given an exclusive ride on the first self-driving motorbike.
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Concerns about Google's access to NHS patient data

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:50
Google's collection of NHS patients' data has prompted an independent panel to call for the company to address concerns about how it might monetise this access in the future.
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Astronomers watch a black hole eating a star

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:03
For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the jet of material ejected when a black hole eats a star.
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'Special' amber fossil of prehistoric frog found

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:17
In the film Jurassic Park, dinosaur DNA is extracted from mosquitoes which had been preserved in amber.
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Scientists spot 121 planets with habitable moons

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:46
The search for alien life continues as scientists have identified 121 giant planets which could potentially have habitable moons.
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New Snapchat feature to rival 'login with Facebook'

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:57
Snapchat users will soon be able to use their account on the messaging service to log in to their other favourite apps.
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Massive dust storm on Mars knocks out NASA rover

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:14
A huge dust storm is raging on Mars and has knocked out NASA's Opportunity rover as harsh conditions overwhelm the planet and blocks out the sun.
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Hope for spinal injury patients as paralysed rats 'cured'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:04
Scientists have "cured" paralysed rats with gene therapy - in a breakthrough that offers hope to people who have suffered spinal injuries.
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UK leading app development jobs across Europe

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 14:04
The UK is the leading country for jobs connected to app development across Europe, according to new figures released by Apple.
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Three baby planets spotted around infant star

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:00
Two independent teams of astronomers have discovered three baby planets forming around an infant star using a new technique.
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Fortnite players complain about account issues

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:55
Players of the popular survival game Fortnite are complaining to Sony that they cannot use the same accounts on different consoles.
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Apple to stop police breaking into iPhones

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:47
Apple has said it will change iPhone settings to block a method used by police and intelligence agencies to break into devices.
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Facial recognition tech could trigger legal action

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 02:29
A legal challenge to prevent the Metropolitan Police from using facial recognition cameras has been launched.
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Hackers access 5.9m bank cards at Dixons Carphone

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 08:39
Dixons Carphone says it has been the victim of an "unauthorised data access" in which millions of customer bank card details were targeted over the past 12 months.
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Tesla to cut 9% of workforce: 4,000 jobs at risk

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 22:43
Tesla has announced it is cutting 9% of staff, risking 4,000 jobs worldwide, in a move designed to improve profitability.
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How scientists are predicting the World Cup winner

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:06
Ahead of the World Cup kicking off on Thursday, scientists have offered up their predictions for the eventual winner.
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Yahoo fined £250,000 over 2014 data breach

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:49
Yahoo's British subsidiary has been fined £250,000 by the UK's data watchdog after losing the data of more than half a million people.
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Nanodiamonds behind mystery space microwaves

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 10:07
Scientists have discovered the source of a mysterious microwave light emanating from a number of regions across the Milky Way galaxy.
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Meet Norman, the world's first 'psychopath AI'

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:44
It shares his name with the knife-wielding killer in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film Psycho - and it appears to have many of the same traits.
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US sanctions more Russians over cyber attacks

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:34
The US has issued new sanctions against Russians who it says assisted the Kremlin in developing offensive cyber activities.
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Researchers figure out what makes you hangry

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:29
Scientists have figured out what puts people in an irritable mood when they need to eat.
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Elon Musk sells first 1,000 flamethrowers

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:41
The first 1,000 flamethrowers being sold by Elon Musk's Boring Company have been picked up by their owners.
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Referees using slo-mo 'more likely to give red cards'

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:03
Football referees are more likely to hand out harsher penalties when replaying situations in slow motion, a new study has found.
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China hackers 'steal US plans for supersonic missiles'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 20:34
China's state hackers have reportedly stolen a large amount of highly-sensitive US navy data on its undersea warfare, including plans for supersonic anti-ship missiles on submarines.
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Memes 'will be banned' under new EU law

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:22
A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning.
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Google makes salad emoji suitable for vegans

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:16
Google has removed the egg from its salad emoji in order to make it more inclusive for vegans.
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Uranium found in Indian drinking water

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:17
Scientists have discovered widespread uranium pollution in drinking water supplies in India.
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Facebook privacy bug hit 14 million users

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:00
Facebook has apologised after admitting that a software bug changed the privacy settings of 14 million users' posts.
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Significant breakthrough: Complex organic matter on Mars

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 21:55
A NASA robot has detected complex organic matter on Mars in a "significant breakthrough" in the hunt for life on the planet.
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Liam Fox: UK 'well behind' on cyber exports

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:08
Despite being at the "cutting edge" of developing cyber security technology, the UK has struggled to compete in export environments, according to Liam Fox.
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Scientists find 540-million-year-old footprints

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:34
Scientists have discovered the earliest footprint of an animal on Earth, dating back 541 million years.
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NASA solves the mystery of Jupiter's lightning

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:36
NASA scientists have solved the 39-year-old mystery of Jupiter's lightning storms.
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Hacked firms mistaking NCSC staff for pranksters

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:50
Businesses contacted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are mistaking the intelligence agency staff for pranksters.
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'Exciting step' as test drives of flying car begin

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:41
A flying car project has unveiled a model that can be taken for test flights by potential buyers.
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Britons may lose cap on EU phone bills after Brexit

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:26
Sky News has learned that British consumers may lose the right to capped international phone bills across the EU after Brexit.
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Microsoft sinks data centre in sea off Orkney

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:14
Tech giant Microsoft has sunk a data centre in the sea off Orkney to look at whether it can improve energy efficiency.
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Online drug dealers fleeing dark net markets

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 13:29
Cyber criminals are fleeing the dark net following a series of police take downs and switching to chat channels to deal drugs, according to a new report.
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Police use of biometrics 'running ahead of law'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:52
The police use of biometric technologies is "running ahead of the law", according to an independent commissioner.
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Revealed: Why days on Earth are getting longer

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:00
A new study has revealed days are getting longer as the Earth's rotation slows.
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How the Snowden leaks revealed unlawful spying

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 09:38
We thought we were living in the free world, until Edward Snowden began to reveal top secret documents about mass surveillance in 2013.
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How the Snowden leaks damaged security services

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 08:42
Edward Snowden was accused of "very damaging" leaks after handing tens of thousands of top secret documents to journalists in 2013.
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Apple features to tackle 'smartphone addiction'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 01:03
Apple has unveiled new features to help users control how often they use their phones.
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Advanced breast cancer 'eradicated' in world first

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 22:05
Doctors have reported a "complete and durable regression" of an advanced breast cancer after treating a woman with pioneering therapy using her own immune system.
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Ginger hair finally included as 157 new emojis launched

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 12:30
Redhead emoji fans are rejoicing this week as they finally get to see themselves represented on apps.
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Astronauts return to Earth after 2,600 orbits

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 15:30
Three astronauts have returned to Earth after five months in space and 2,688 orbits of the planet.
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Chemo 'unnecessary' for thousands with breast cancer

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 10:31
Gruelling chemotherapy may no longer be required to treat breast cancer following a landmark study.
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'Amazing results' from prostate cancer drug

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 21:23
Men given just months or weeks to live after being diagnosed with prostate cancer are surviving for more than a year thanks to a breakthrough in immunotherapy treatment, a trial has shown.
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Revealed: 90s hit La Macarena can save lives

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:05
Spanish dancefloor favourite La Macarena could save lives, with the rhythm helping first responders to keep time while doing CPR chest compressions.
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Enamel breakthrough could end tooth decay agony

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 09:46
Scientists claim they have developed a material that could help regenerate tooth enamel to prevent decay and sensitivity.
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Facebook warns 'not all voices are equal'

Sat, 06/02/2018 - 04:48
Malicious information operations are not going away and to deal with them society must learn that not all voices are equal, according to Facebook's chief security officer.
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Visa 'working normally' after service disruption

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:40
Visa says it is now "working normally" after a technical issue left millions of customers unable to pay for goods and services.
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'Cyber NATO' needed to unite liberal democracies

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 16:50
Liberal democracies need a new defence organisation to avert cyber warfare, according to a former European leader.
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Google launches video recognition doorbell in UK

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:15
Google-owned Nest has launched a facial recognition video doorbell in the UK.
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Blood test detects cancer years before symptoms

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:33
Ten types of cancer could be detected years before a person falls ill thanks to a new blood test, according to scientists.
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Drones over 250g must be registered with government

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:01
Drones weighing over 250g will have to be registered with the government as part of a new crackdown launched today.
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Scientists create hair dye from Ribena blackcurrants

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 10:03
Blackcurrant skins left over in the production of Ribena have been used to create a new type of hair dye.
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Uber and Virgin launch controversial scheme

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 08:12
Virgin Trains has joined forces with Uber to launch an initiative which allows passengers to book a cab to and from a railway station.
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Robot lawnmowers make the cut as sales soar

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:32
Sales of robot mowers are soaring as gardeners let technology take the strain out of cutting the lawn.
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YouTube deletes violent music videos flagged by Met

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:53
YouTube has removed more than half of the music videos the Metropolitan Police has asked to be deleted because they promote violence.
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'Crypto addicts' treatment centre opens

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 09:47
A treatment centre is opening in the Scottish Borders to treat people who are addicted to trading cryptocurrencies.
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'Mind-reading' headset can change film's plot

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 18:55
A new brain-controlled film has been produced which picks up the reactions of the viewer and changes the story based on their response.
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Moonwalker and space artist Alan Bean dies

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 08:47
Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who walked on the moon and then built a career out of painting it, has died aged 86.
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Customers still suffering after TSB's IT woes

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 05:52
It has been a month since TSB began a long-planned IT upgrade to move 1.3 billion customer records away from its old parent company Lloyds and on to a platform created by its new Spanish owners Sabadell. 
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Branson's astronaut training as space race hots up

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:26
Sir Richard Branson has said he is undergoing astronaut training and is just months away from being catapulted into space.
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John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain, YouTube star, has died

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 13:05
YouTube star and video game critic John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit and the Cynical Brit, has died aged 33.
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'Unlikely' string of events sees Alexa go rogue

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 11:38
An American woman says she feels "invaded" after an Amazon Alexa device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a random contact without being asked to.
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Samsung ordered to pay $539m for copying Apple

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 07:03
Apple has been awarded damages of $539 m (£402.7m) in its long-running legal dispute with rival Samsung.
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Govt facial recognition delays 'unacceptable'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 22:56
The government's approach to a High Court ruling regarding facial recognition technology has been slammed as "unacceptable" by MPs.
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Kremlin 'planning Champions League cyber attack'

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:31
The Russian government is preparing an enormous cyber attack targeting the Champions League final on Saturday, according to Ukrainian state security.
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NASA sends coldest place in universe into space

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:15
The coldest place in the universe is on Earth, or was on Earth. NASA has just launched it into space.
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Explained: Why birds don't have teeth

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:03
Birds are quite different from mammals, typically being smaller and lighter and able to fly - but why don't they have teeth?
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Uber to offer drivers 'free' pay protections

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:54
Uber says it is to provide a range of protections for its drivers and couriers as it tries to demonstrate it is a responsible member of the so-called gig economy.
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Loch Ness Monster search: DNA tests in lake

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:50
The mystery of the Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for decades but could a new search finally reveal the truth?
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UK begins to formalise approach to cyber war

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:28
International law wasn't developed with cyber space in mind, but the UK is setting out its legal approach amid tensions with Russia.
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Smart traffic lights could cut car emissions

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 02:57
New smart traffic lights will be trialled in the UK in a bid to put an end to stop-start driving.
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Zuckerberg apologises to EU for Facebook data leak

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:28
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Union politicians for the Cambridge Analytica data leak.
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MP calls for TSB boss to intervene in online crisis

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:51
A senior Conservative MP is demanding a personal intervention from the under-fire boss of TSB to help customers who have been unable to access their accounts online for a month.
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Earliest violins imitated human vocals - study

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:00
The inventors of the violin wanted the instrument to imitate the human voice, music historians have claimed in a new study.
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How 'talking' algae could help explain climate change

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 06:40
Microalgae communicate with each other under stress, a study has found - and scientists are now listening to them to monitor changes in the aquatic system.
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Likely cause of childhood leukaemia discovered

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 16:33
A leading scientist has identified the likely cause of childhood leukaemia – and said most cases could be prevented.
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Alien asteroid orbiting sun the wrong way

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 15:22
Scientists have found an alien asteroid that is sharing Jupiter's orbit, but travelling in the opposite direction around the sun.
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NASA spacecraft captures 200,000 stars on camera

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:06
NASA's new planet-hunting spacecraft has successfully completed a flyby around the moon - snapping a photograph revealing more than 200,000 stars along the way.
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AI to be 'new weapon' in cancer fight - PM

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 05:45
Theresa May will unveil plans to use artificial intelligence to help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033.
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Plans for new laws to tackle internet's 'wild west'

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 00:30
Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged new laws to tackle the internet's "wild west" that will make Britain the "safest place in the world" to be online.
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Mugshot website 'owners' arrested over $2m extortion

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:57
Two men alleged to be co-owners of a website called mugshots.com have been arrested on suspicion of extortion.
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Gates: Trump asked me difference between HIV and HPV

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:51
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has claimed Donald Trump asked him twice to explain the difference between HIV and HPV, and said it was "scary" how much the president knew about his daughter's looks.
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NHS tackling mental health with targeted ads

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:48
As part of mental health awareness week, the NHS is talking about its use of online advertising to target individuals who may be suffering from mental health problems but will not reach out for help.
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PayPal agrees to buy iZettle for $2.2bn

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 09:51
Digital payments giant PayPal is to swallow up Swedish financial technology start-up iZetttle for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).
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'Flash cars and cash': Pair jailed for £1m cyber scam

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:22
Two members of a London-based Nigerian cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m.
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Row over EU decision to hear Zuckerberg in private

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:22
A row has developed over the appearance at the European Parliament next week of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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'Space ant' fired laser at Earth, say astronomers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:43
Astronomers have detected an extremely rare laser emission from the "spectacular" Ant Nebula which suggests a double star system is hidden at its core.
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Xbox develops controller for disabled gamers

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:43
Microsoft has developed an adaptive controller designed for Xbox gamers with limited mobility.
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Mysterious rise in ozone-eating gas detected

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 10:23
Scientists have detected a massive and mysterious rise in a banned ozone-eating chemical which they believe is originating from around China, Mongolia and the Korean peninsula.
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Park like a pro - with the help of your smartphone

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 03:13
It was previously the stuff of a Bond movie but, from next month, drivers will be able to park their cars using a smartphone.
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Distant galaxy reveals oldest stars ever found

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:19
A distant galaxy could open up a new era of cosmic history, suggesting that the first stars formed earlier than previously thought.
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Laurel or Yanny? Audio has internet in a spin

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:09
It's the biggest social media debate since "the dress": is a robot voice saying "Laurel" or "Yanny"?
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Zuckerberg agrees to face EU Parliament

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:07
Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the EU Parliament in person to answer questions about Facebook's use of data.
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WannaCry hero seeks to suppress transcript evidence

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:58
The British hacker who helped stop the ransomware attack on the NHS is appealing to prevent a phone call transcript being used against him in US courts.
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