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fox news -  French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles
 
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fox news - French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.Pragma Industries, which is based in Biarritz, France and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold some 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery and Bayonne.At about 7,500 euros per bike, and at least 30,000 euros for a charging station, the bikes are too expensive for the consumer market, but Pragma is working to cut that to 5,000 euros, which would bring their price in line with premium electric bikes.It can run for about 100 kilometers on a charge (62 miles), and recharges in just 2 minutes. Conventional Li-ion electric bikes, on the other hand, only achieve half this range and take about 4 hours to fill up again. It holds 2L of compressed H2 Gas, and uses 150 Wh Li-Ion batteries. According to the firm, it can provide electrical assistance for a top speed of up to 25 km/hr (15mph).'Many others have made hydrogen bike prototypes, but we are the first to move to series production,' said founder and chief executive Pierre Forte.The firm's Alpha bike runs for about 100 km (62 miles) on a two-litre tank of hydrogen, a range similar to an electric bike, but a refill takes only minutes while e-bikes take hours to charge.One kilo of hydrogen holds about 600 times more energy than a one-kilo lithium battery.Pragma also sells refueling stations that produce hydrogen through the electrolysis of water as well cheaper tank-based stations.The bikes, which look and ride the same as any normal bicycle, are aimed at bike-rental operators, delivery companies, and municipal or corporate bicycle fleets with intensive usage.Pragma, which produced 100 hydrogen bikes last year, plans to manufacture 150 this year.It has received demand from Norway, the United States, Spain, Italy and Germany, Forte said.With bike's range limited by the size of the hydrogen tank, Pragma is also working on a bike that will convert plain water into hydrogen aboard the bike, using a chemical reaction between water and aluminium or magnesium powder to produce hydrogen gas.'In the next two-three years we want to enter the consumer market and massively increase the scale of our operations,' said Forte. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5276047/French-startup-launches-hydrogen-powered-bicyles.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Clay seal found in Jerusalem may be from Prophet Isaiah  - fox news
 
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Clay seal found in Jerusalem may be from Prophet Isaiah - fox news A 2,700-year-old clay seal found in Jerusalem may bear the 'signature' of the biblical prophet Isaiah.Researchers  believe the Hebrew script impressed into the clay once read 'Belonging to Isaiah the prophet.'If it did, the clay would be the first direct evidence of the existence Isaiah outside of the Bible.Archaeologists discovered the damaged clay seal during excavations at the Ophel, and area in East Jerusalem in between the 'City of David' archaeological site and the 'Temple Mount'.According to the Hebrew bible, the Torah, Isaiah's call to prophecy roughly coincides with the beginning of the westward expansion of the Assyrian empire.He was a counselor to Judean king Hezekiah and encouraged him to fight against the Assyrian army that arrived in Jerusalem in 701 BC.Archaeologists found the impression of a King Hezekiah seal 10 feet (3 meters) from the Isaiah impression.Isaiah's name ('Yesha'yahu' in Hebrew) is visible on the seal, however damage to the seal has meant that archaeologists are unsure as to whether it refers to the Biblical Prophet Isaiah, or someone else with the same name who lived during that time.'We appear to have discovered a seal impression, which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah, in a scientific, archaeological excavation,' Eilat Mazar, an archaeology professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said in an announcement in the Biblical Archaeology Review, which will publish the study associated with the research.If researchers are able to conf Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5421983/Seal-impression-signature-Prophet-Isaiah.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Ancient DNA reveals how first humans arrived in America
 
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fox news - Ancient DNA reveals how first humans arrived in America The DNA of a six-week-old Native American infant who died 11,500 years ago has rewritten the history of the Americas.The young girl's genes reveal the first humans arrived on the continent 25,000 years ago - much earlier than some studies claim - before splitting into three Native American groups.This is the first time that direct genetic traces of the earliest Native Americans have been identified.The girl belonged to a previously unknown population of ancient people in North America known as the 'Ancient Beringians.'This small Native American group resided in Alaska and died out around 6,000 years ago, researchers claim.It is widely accepted that the earliest settlers crossed from what is now Russia into Alaska via an ancient land bridge spanning the Bering Strait which was submerged at the end of the last Ice Age.Issues such as whether there was one founding group or several, when they arrived, and what happened next have been the subject of extensive debate.Some scientists previously hypothesized about multiple migratory waves over the land bridge as recent as 14,000 years ago.But the new study shows that this migration occurred in one wave, with sub-divisions of Native American groups forming later on.It also shows that a previously undiscovered group named the 'Ancient Beringians' formed as part of this split, taking the known number of ancestral Native American groups from two to three.'We didn't know this population existed,' said study coauthor Professor Ben Potter, an anthropologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.'These data also provide the first direct evidence of the initial founding Native American population, which sheds new light on how these early populations were migrating and settling throughout North America.'The international team of researchers, led by scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Copenhagen, studied the full genome of an ancient Native American infant.Named Xach'itee'aanenh t'eede gay, or Sunrise Child-girl, by the local Native community, the young girl's remains were found at the Upward Sun River archaeological site in Alaska in 2013.Although the child had lived around 11,500 years ago, long after people first arrived in the region, her genetic information did not match either of the two recognised branches of early Native Americans.These are referred to as Northern, residing mostly in what is now Alaska and Canada, and Southern, residing mostly in what is now the United States.The girl appeared to have belonged to an entirely distinct Native American population, which they called Ancient Beringians.Further analyses showed the group were separated from the same founding population as the Northern and Southern Native American groups, but that they separated from that population earlier in its history.'The Ancient Beringians diversified from other Native Americans before any ancient or living Native American population sequenced to date,' said study lead author Professor Eske Willerslev, from the Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5229261/Ancient-DNA-rewrites-American-history.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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World's biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route  - fox news
 
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World's biggest shipping firm to test Russian Arctic route - fox news Scroll down for video The container Vessel, dubbed Venta Maersk, will travel between St Petersburg and Vladivostok over the top of Russia Share this article Share Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for Maersk, said its new ice class container vessel would embark on a trial journey in the Arctic route over Russia next month. Pictured is the firm's Munkebo Maersk container ship on the River Thames in 2015 The trial 'will offer us a unique opportunity to gain operational experience in a new area and to test vessel systems, crew capabilities and the functionality of the shore based support setup,' according to Maersk (file photo) VENTA MAERSK SPECS  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6090215/Worlds-biggest-shipping-firm-test-Russian-Arctic-route.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank'
 
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fox news - Ripsaw reveals special edition 'sports tank' It has been dubbed the first 'sports tank', boasting supercar performance on tank tracks.Originally developed to help to military avoid IEDs, the Ripsaw 'sports tank' has become a hit with car enthusiasts.Now, a new version has received a huge overhaul - and has been dubbed 'the most obnoxious vehicle ever built'.The Ripsaw,  developed by twin brothers Mike and Geoff Howe, both 40, from Maine-based company Howe and Howe technologies, has been around for several years in various forms.Originally designed and built for the military as a light weight, go fast super tank, it found a second life as a luxury vehicle for well heeled car fans.'Since 2013, Howe and Howe Tech has spent thousands of man hours developing these beautiful yet rugged and refined consumer based Ripsaw chassis's for the high end luxury market and extreme off-road enthusiast,' the firm said.'From 16 inches of suspension travel, to luxurious interiors and up to 1500 horsepower, The Ripsaw platform is in league of its own when it comes to capability, speed, sheer adrenaline and luxury.'The firm refuses to say how much each vehicle costs, but says they are 'handcrafted, limited run, high end luxury tracked platforms developed for the public and extreme off road recreation.'Each one takes up to 6 months to fabricate and can cost over half a million dollars.The newest incarnation, the EV3-F1, is 't he most extreme and most terrain dominant Ripsaw ever developed,' the firm says.'Designed with up to 1500hp and an astonishing .2 hp/lbs power to weight ratio, with over 112 inches of track on the ground, the Ripsaw EV3-F1 stands as one of the world's most exhilarating single seat off-road vehicles ever conceived.'The original Ripsaw, which has a 650bhp engine , is a dual-tracked vehicle originally developed as an anti-IED platform for the military but is now mostly hired out for recreational purposes.Mike said: ‘We started developing the Ripsaw in the 1990s, as we had been developing off-road technology and wanted to take it to the next level.‘We decided to build a high speed track vehicle, like a really fast track vehicle that's not slow like a regular tank - we knew that that had never been done before.’The brothers developed their innovations to help police and the armed forces.One of their most successful creations is the Swat Bot, which doubles as a robotic shield and a battering ram.Geoff said: ‘The Swat Bot developed out of our existing technology for the US military.‘In some of our military contracting we have been tasked with finding a robot, a walk behind IED defeat robot.‘The original robot walks in front of the soldiers and digs the land up in front of them, ensuring the soldier doesn't get blown up.‘Our police officers put their lives on the line everyday and we wanted to give them that protection, so instead of carrying a shield and being laden down with weight, the swat bot does all that - it's a fully operational shield as well as a door buster.’According to their website, t Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5280847/Ripsaw-reveals-special-edition-sports-tank.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Researchers find 'neural clock' that lets brain keep track of time  - fox news
 
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Researchers find 'neural clock' that lets brain keep track of time - fox news The illustration shows the episodic time from the experience of a 4-hour-long ski trip up and down a steep mountain, including events that alter the skier's perception of time. The idea is that experienced time is event-dependent and may be perceived as faster or slower than clock time.The newly discovered neural record of experienced time is in the lateral entorhinal cortex (LEC) in green. Next to the LEC is the MEC, the brain's seat for space (not depicted). Next to the MEC is the hippocampus, the structure in which information from the time and space networks come together to form episodic memories. HOW HUMANS MEASURE TIME   Share this article Share IS TIME CIRCULAR?     Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6111231/Researchers-discover-neural-clock-lets-track-events-gives-timestamps.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  WHO WAS HANS JONATAN?
 
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fox news - WHO WAS HANS JONATAN? Hans Jonatan was born into slavery on the island of St Croix in 1784.His story rose to international fame after the publication of the biography, The Man Who Stole Himself.While there are some uncertainties about his father, it’s thought he was a white Dane named Hans Gram, who was a secretary on one of the island’s plantations.Eventually, the plantation owner returned to Denmark and took the two with him – but, slavery was illegal in the country.Jonatan fought for the Danish navy and later declared himself a free man, according to New Scientist.After a court battle, however, a judge ruled in 1802 that he should be sent back to the Danish West Indies to return to slavery.To avoid this fate, Jonatan escaped to Iceland, where he was greeted ‘with open arms,’ Kári Stefánsson of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik, Iceland, told New Scientist.The whereabouts of Hans Jonatan’s remains are unknown – but, using DNA samples from 182 of his descendants, geneticists with deCODE have traced his family back West Africa, from a region that covers Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5272855/WHO-HANS-JONATAN.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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HOW WAS LOVENSE OPERATING ILLEGALLY?  - fox news
 
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HOW WAS LOVENSE OPERATING ILLEGALLY? - fox news Hong Kong-based vibrator manufacturing company Lovense is being sued for 'spying' on its customers.A lawsuit against the company filed this week claims that Lovense violated the Federal Wiretap Act because the company collected data on its customers unbeknownst to them.The Act 'generally prohibits the intentional "interception" of "wire, oral, or electronic communications".'Lovense never informed customers that 'it would monitor, collect, and transmit' information pertaining to them, according to the new lawsuit.The lawsuit says that Lovense's violation of the Wiretap Act caused customers who used the company's app to 'suffer harm'. As a result the plaintiffs are seeking monetary compensation. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5345851/HOW-LOVENSE-OPERATING-ILLEGALLY.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Earth's magnetic poles show signs they are about to FLIP
 
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fox news - Earth's magnetic poles show signs they are about to FLIP Daniel Baker, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, says that parts of the planet will become uninhabitable during a reversalIf this happens, solar winds could punch holes into the Earth's ozone layerThis could be a sign that the planet's north and south poles are about to flipEarth's magnetic field has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 yearsThe Earth has a fierce molten core that generates a magnetic field capable of defending our planet against devastating solar winds.The protective field extends thousands of miles into space and its magnetism affects everything from global communication to power grids.But this magnetic field, so important to life on Earth, has weakened by 15 per cent over the last 200 years.And this, scientists claim, could be a sign that the Earth’s poles are about to flip.In a new report, Daniel Baker, director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, claims there are signs of a reversal.He says if this reversal happens, it is likely to render some areas of the planet 'uninhabitable' by knocking out power grids.His comments were made in an in-depth Undark report written by Alanna Mitchell, who has a new book about the topic titled 'The Spinning Magnet: The Electromagnetic Force that Created the Modern World and Could Destroy It',Mitchell writes: 'The dangers: devastating streams of particles from the sun, galactic cosmic rays, and enhanced ultraviolet B rays from a radiation-damaged ozone lay Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5334421/Earths-magnetic-poles-signs-FLIP.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Foal of extinct horse frozen in Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years  - fox news
 
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Foal of extinct horse frozen in Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years - fox news Scroll down for video  Amazing pictures have been released of a foal (pictured) taking its first bow after being frozen in the Siberian permafrost for 40,000 years The young horse is 9.3 hands (37 inches) tall and was only two months old when it perished Share this article Share It has today been revealed by scientists to the media in Yakutsk, Russia, the world's coldest city The prehistoric foal is part of a breed of extinct horses dubbed the Lenskave, or Lena horse The researchers said: 'The foal has completely preserved dark-brown hair, its tail and mane, as well as all internal organs. There are no visible wounds on its body' The brown foal was found during a Russian-Japanese paleontological expedition at the Batagai depression in Verkhoyansky district between 9-14 August The animal probably died by falling into a 'natural trap', possibly drowning in a melting ice pool, said Grigory Savvinov, deputy head of Russia's North-Eastern Federal University The foal was found by accident and was in excellent condition when discovered. Analysis proved it was the extinct species and had been trapped in the permafrost for around 40,000 years  Extinct Lenskaya Horse (pictured) look similar to the horses that roam the region today but are not genetically related to the modern-day inhabitants  Late Pleistocene age fauna with woolly mammoths and Lenskaya horses was vastly different to today. The gash in the tundra where the foal was found was caused by the Soviets, who cleared forest here, but it is now being enlarged and shaped by climate change Locals in the remote Yakutia region where the foal was found see the Batagai depression or crater (pictured) as superstitious, and call know it as the 'gateway to the underworld' The young horse was buried at a level of around 100 feet (30 metres) in the tadpole-shaped depression which is a 'megaslump' one kilometre long and around half a mile (800 metres) wide Scientists stumbled across the immaculately preserved youngster when they were working on the remains of woolly mammoths It was dug from its icy grave in the Batagai depression or crater - nicknamed the 'Mouth of Hell' earlier this month The specimen was immaculately preserved and it is hoped the specimen will be able to restore picture of the foal's environment The foal was completely preserved by permafrost and the researchers are hoping to study its bowel contents to understand the foal's diet more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Face of an indigenous Canary Islander recreated by student Watch video Animations show the Arctic's sea ice breaking up near Greenland Watch video Lobster krill fights Gentoo penguin with small pincers Watch video Sony's adorable Aibo always has a day to play Watch video Dolphins help defend humpback whale and calf from male humpbacks Watch video Victim's father weeps as husband is charged with killing family Watch video Rezum treatment treats BPH by injecting steam into the p Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6091395/Foal-extinct-horse-species-frozen-Siberian-permafrost-40-000-years.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Scientists just found a particle that SHOULDN'T exist  - fox news
 
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Scientists just found a particle that SHOULDN'T exist - fox news A major physics experiment has detected a 'ghost particle' that shouldn't exist. The Mini Booster Neutrino Experiment, or MiniBooNE, in Chicago fired beams of muon neutrinos at an oil tank to try and detect the presence of sterile neutrinos  Share this article Share Researchers working on the MiniBooNE believe they have observed neutrinos oscillating into hidden, so-called sterile neutrinos, which are impossible for the detector to identify Discovering a fourth 'flavour' of neutrino could help to explain the mysterious origins of dark matter, and even resolve issue of the universe's matter and antimatter imbalance (Stock) After analysing roughly 100,000 neutrino events at the IceCube particle detector at the South Pole (pictured above) in search of the 'sterile neutrino,' scientists working on the project concluded that no such particle exists Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5802895/Sterile-Neutrino-Scientists-evidence-mysterious-particle-SHOULDNT-exist.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Nasa satellite spots blue clouds swirling over Antarctica  - fox news
 
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Nasa satellite spots blue clouds swirling over Antarctica - fox news The clouds give off a shocking blue haze when ice crystals fixed to tiny particles of 'meteor dust' high in the atmosphere reflect sunlight.The unusual phenomena are called 'noctilucent clouds' and occur twice a year.Nasa captured footage of the noctilucent clouds over Antarctica. They are created by rising water vapour in the atmosphere which forms on the dust left in the high-atmosphere by meteorsNoctilucent clouds, also called polar mesospheric clouds, form between 47-53 miles above Earth's surface (76-85 km), according to Nasa. Here, water vapour freezes into clouds of ice crystals, which are illuminated when the sun is below the horizon. They are seeded by debris from disintegrating meteors, giving them a 'shocking' blue hue when they reflect sunlight.  The clouds are formed during the summer of both the northern and southern hemispheres.The cloud groups are formed 50 miles (80 km) above the surface of the Earth and are being directly observed by Nasa's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, spacecraft.Known as 'night-shining' clouds, they are formed during the summer of both the northern and southern hemispheres, according to Nasa.The clouds form during the summers due to the high humidity and the increased amount of moisture in the air.During these times, it is also the coldest place on Earth, hitting temperatures as low as -135°C  (-210°F) as a result of air flow patterns.'The current season began on Nov. 19th,' says Cora Randall, a member of the AIM science team Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5249771/Nasa-satellite-spots-blue-clouds-swirling-Antarctica.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Thousands of Mayan pyramids and palaces found in Guatemala  - fox news
 
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Thousands of Mayan pyramids and palaces found in Guatemala - fox news More than 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures - including pyramids, palaces and causeways - have been revealed under jungle foliage in Guatemala in what has been hailed as a 'major breakthrough'.Researchers used laser technology to look beneath the forest canopy in northern Peten - an area close to already-known Mayan cities.The lasers revealed the 'breathtaking' remains of a sprawling pre-Columbian 'megalopolis' that was far more complex than most specialists had ever believed.The discovery suggests that Central America supported a civilization that was, at its peak 1,500 years ago, more advanced than ancient Greek and Chinese cultures.The landscape may have been home to up to 15 million individuals and the abundance of defensive walls, ramparts and fortresses suggests that warfare was rife throughout their existence and not just at the end.'I think this is one of the greatest advances in over 150 years of Maya archaeology,' said Stephen Houston, Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at Brown University told the BBC.'I know it sounds hyperbolic but when I saw the [Lidar] imagery, it did bring tears to my eyes.'Scientists made the discovery using Lidar technology, which is short for 'light detection and ranging',Aircraft with a LiDAR scanner produced three-dimensional maps of the surface by using light in the form of pulsed laser linked to a GPS system.This technique allowed researchers to map outlines of what they describe as dozens of newly discovered Maya cities Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5343567/Thousands-Mayan-pyramids-palaces-Guatemala.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Scotland's 'melted stones' mystery solved: Archaeologists say giant fires fused them together  - fox
 
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Scotland's 'melted stones' mystery solved: Archaeologists say giant fires fused them together - fox news Researchers have solved one of the Scottish Highland's oldest mysteries: how an ancient fort was burned at such high temperatures that parts of it melted and fused together.Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis, built in around 500 BC, has long been the source of conspiracy theories, with some claiming that Iron Age people used an ancient superweapon to melt the stones.A number of experiments were carried out over multiple years trying to discover how temperatures were hot enough to fuse stones together in a process called vitrification.Now, archaeologists from Forest Enterprise Scotland and researchers from Stirling University believe a timber superstructure supported by the ramparts was set on fire, with the blaze burning down on the stones and heating them up 'like an oven', Matt Ritchie, an archaeologist with Forestry Enterprise Scotland, told the Scotsman.Writer and broadcaster Arthur C Clarke had previously said the vitrified forts around the country were the biggest mystery he had encountered, even speculating that the Iron Age people would have needed lasers to melt the stones.Ritchie told the publication said tests had shown blocks of molten stone were formed in spaces without oxygen and likely caused by a 'tremendous heat from above'.He also added that the structure may once have stored grain.'This is really exciting – not only do we know have a better understanding of how vitrification occurred, but we can also know visualize these hill forts as citadels, with roofed rampart walls many meters high,' Ritchie said.'Of course, the mystery of why the forts were burned remains unsolved. Was it accidental, or intended? Was it an act of destruction, by a victorious foe, or an act of ceremony, perhaps on the death of a revered king? We may never know,' he said.Other similar forts are found in parts of France, Germany, Wales and Ireland. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5684501/Scotlands-melted-stones-mystery-solved-Archaeologists-say-giant-fires-fused-together.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Auto enthusiasts build Barbie car that can reach speeds of 70mph  - fox news
 
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Auto enthusiasts build Barbie car that can reach speeds of 70mph - fox news Scroll down for video  Grind Hard Plumbing Co., a YouTube channel that builds 'crazy contraptions and cars', posted a few videos of the souped up Barbie Power Wheels in action In one harrowing scene, the driver, who is named Ethan, is doing donuts with the contraption before it spins out of control, almost goes over a cliff and lands in a lake The pink Barbie Mustang was customized with a 240cc engine from a Honda CRF 230 dirt bike (pictured) and, all told, only took about four days to build In one harrowing scene, the driver does donuts with the car before it spins out of control and almost goes over a cliff. Thankfully, the car and its driver's descent are stopped short Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5772743/Auto-enthusiasts-outfit-toy-Barbie-car-real-dirt-bike-engine-reach-speeds-70mph.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Marmokreb crayfish can clown themselves  - fox news
 
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Marmokreb crayfish can clown themselves - fox news Most crayfish reproduce by having sex.But an all-female species of mutant crayfish has managed to evolve the ability to clone itself, without the need for a male.Known as marmokrebs, or marbled crayfish, the species' remarkable cloning ability has led it to 'multiply out of control'.Now scientists are warning the female crustaceans are beginning to take over the world.While it may sound like the plot of the horror movie, they say there may be some benefits to the strange crayfish invasion; the crayfish’s unusual evolution could also provide a strategy to tackle cancer, that clones itself in a similar way.In a new study published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, researchers sequenced the genomes of 11 marbled crayfish.All 11 creatures had nearly identical genomes, suggesting they were clones.Researchers believe these mutant creatures began evolving by accident almost 25 years ago, after a German aquarium hobbyist bought a crayfish that he was told was a 'Texas crayfish'.But he was surprised when his marbled crayfish produced hundreds of eggs at a time and grew large.He gave away the crayfish, and they eventually ended up being sold in pet shops in Germany.But owners soon began noticing that their Marmokrebs were reproducing without the need to mate, and all offspring were female, fertile and clones of their mother.Once the new species of crayfish evolved, male slough crayfish could no longer produce offspring with the female Marmokrebs, even though the male slough Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5357103/Marmokreb-crayfish-clown-themselves.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb  - fox news
 
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Experts scan for hidden chambers in King Tutankhamun tomb - fox news Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists are starting radar scans of the tomb of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun in the southern city of Luxor.The ministry said Thursday the scans will be carried out over a week to check for the existence of any hidden chambers behind the tomb.Egypt carried out previous scans as part of the quest but the findings were inconclusive.The news follows more than two years of speculation after British Egyptologist Dr Nicholas Reeves said he found signs of a hidden doorway in King Tut's tomb.At the time, he said one of the secret rooms could be the burial place of the Pharaoh's stepmother Queen Nefertiti.The tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, was discovered in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile river in Luxor.For many, Tut embodies ancient Egypt's glory because his tomb was packed with the glittering wealth of the rich 18th Dynasty from 1569 to 1315 BC.Researchers are using ground penetrating radar (GPR) to scan the pharaoh's chamber for the existence of two chambers rumoured to be hidden behind its walls.The search is being led by the  Polytechnic University Turin, Italy, and will be the third time in the past two years researchers have looked for the lost chamber.'It will be a rigorous scientific work and will last several days, if not weeks,' Franco Porcelli, the project's director and a professor of physics at the department of applied science and technology of the Polytechnic Univer Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5341599/Egypt-starts-radar-scans-secret-rooms-Tuts-tomb.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments
 
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fox news - Remote Greek island was once covered in complex monuments A remote Greek island known as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary' was once covered in complex monuments built using stone dug up six miles (10 km) away.Excavations around the island of Keros have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago.Researchers found the remains of massive terraced walls and giant gleaming structures on a tiny islet that was once attached to Keros.The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone, turning the headland, which measures just 500 ft (150 m) across, into a single, giant monument.The researchers say the remains make the island one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Aegean Sea during the Early Bronze Age.Until recently, the island of Keros, located in the Cyclades, south of Naxos, was known for ritual activities dating 4,500 years ago involving broken marble figurines.  Now new excavations show that the headland of Dhaskalio, which was once attached to Keros but is now a tiny islet because of sea level rise, was almost entirely covered by remarkable monuments. The headland was naturally shaped like a pyramid, and the skilled builders of Dhaskalio enhanced this shape by creating a series of massive terrace walls. These made it look more like a stepped pyramid. On the flat surfaces formed by the terraces, the builders used stone imported from Naxos to construct impressive, gleaming structures. The research team calculated that more than 1,000 tons of stone were imported, and that almost every possible space on the island was built on. This gave the impression of a single large monument jutting out of the sea. The complex is the largest known in the Cyclades at the time.Researchers at the University of Cambridge studied the settlement of Dhaskalio, an islet that was once part of a known prehistoric sanctuary at Keros.They say the archaeological remains show the remote region to be a more imposing and densely occupied series of structures than was previously believed.Until recently, the island of Keros, located in the Cyclades, south of the island of Naxos, was known for ritual activities dating 4,500 years ago involving broken marble figurines.The island has previously been listed by Cambridge researchers as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary'.Now new excavations show that the headland of Dhaskalio, which was once attached to Keros but is now a tiny islet because of sea level rise, was almost entirely covered by remarkable monuments.The constructions, which once sat close to the sanctuary at Keros, were built using stone brought painstakingly from Naxos, six miles (10 km) away.Study coauthor Professor Colin Renfrew suggested the islet, with its narrow causeway to the main island, 'may have become a focus because it formed the best natural harbour on Keros, and had an excellent view of the north, south and west Aegean'.The headland was naturally shaped like a pyramid, and the skilled builders of Dhaskalio enhanced this shape by creating a Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5280385/Remote-Greek-island-covered-complex-monuments.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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'Incredible hulk' comet could soon be visible from Earth  - fox news
 
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'Incredible hulk' comet could soon be visible from Earth - fox news Officially known as PANSTARRS (C/2017 S3), it is surrounded by a massive gas cloud 161,556 miles wide in diameter, almost twice as wide as the planet Jupiter. WHERE TO SEE IT   Share this article Share 167 shares At perihelion (closest approach to the sun) on August 15-16, the comet will be inside the orbit of Mercury, blasted by solar radiation at point-blank range  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5922963/The-incredible-hulk-comet.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Massive 5,000 year old cemetery discovered in Kenya  - fox news
 
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Massive 5,000 year old cemetery discovered in Kenya - fox news A massive 5,000 year old cemetery (pictured) built by Eastern Africa's earliest herders has been discovered in Kenya. View from the high volcanic ridge overlooking Lothagam North Pillar Site Share this article Share Men, women, and children of different ages, from infants to the elderly, were all buried in the same area. This image shows ornaments and other artefacts uncovered at the site WHAT DO THE FINDINGS AT THE LOTHAGAM NORTH PILLAR SITE IN MODERN DAY KENYA SUGGEST? Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6078817/Massive-5-000-year-old-cemetery-discovered-Kenya.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Headless skeleton could be one of US's first slave-owning politicians  - fox news
 
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Headless skeleton could be one of US's first slave-owning politicians - fox news Archaeologists suspect the bones may be the body of Sir George Yeardley Share this article Share While it could be months before the bones are truly identified, archaeologists say they may have found the body of Virginia’s first governor. The team from Jamestown Rediscovery found the mostly-intact skeleton at the site of one of the first churches in the colony The skeleton was found by researchers from Jamestown Rediscovery. The video above shows a virtual tour of the 1608 Jamestown Church Chancel excavation site  The archaeologists have teamed up with the Skeletal Biology Program at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of History for the effort Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English colony in the United States. The map above shows Virginia as illustrated by John Smith in 1612 WHO WAS JAMESTOWN'S SIR GEORGE YEARDLEY?  Sir George Yeardley was governor of the first permanent English colony in the US He died in 1627 around the age of 40. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5987519/Remains-Jamestown-belong-prominent-governor.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Human-like AI robots will turn down sex 'if they're not in the mood'  - fox news
 
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Human-like AI robots will turn down sex 'if they're not in the mood' - fox news Sexbot Samantha (pictured) will enter into a 'dummy' mode if the sensors under her skin detect she is being touched in an aggressive or disrespectful way  Share this article Share 2.8k shares The robot, created by Catalonia-based Spanish scientist Dr Sergi Santos (pictured) and his wife Maritsa Kissamitaki, has sensors hidden under her skin that makes her responsive to touch  In April Dr Santos, who studied nanotechnology in Leeds, said his sex robots had saved his marriage. His wife, Maritsa Kissamitaki (pictured), says she doesn't have a problem with her husband using the dolls The robot has motorised hands, hips and face and can whisper endearments if stimulated in the right way, according to the creator (pictured) Dr Santos, who is an electric engineer by day, says it was his wife's idea to implant his artificial intelligence network into a doll The couple believe Samantha will be 'capable of enjoying sex' and will remember previous conversations – even going to sleep One of the couple's sex robots sits wearing headphones and a scarf in Catalonia, Spain. And although Ms Kissmitaki doesn't have a problem with her husband using the dolls, he says he would feel jealous if she slept with a male doll Dr Santos says the robot rescued his relationship as his desires were met even when his wife wasn't in the mood for sex. Pictured, a skeletal model in a wig Dr Santos claims that couples with incompatible libidos are more likely to divorce. Pictured, parts for the company's sex robots The creators believe the robots (pictured) will remember previous conversations. An expert has predicted that high-tech sex robots will be owned by hundreds of people in the UK within a year The robots are being designed to interact with people – making them different from sex dolls that are already available  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5855769/Human-like-AI-sex-robots-turn-steamy-encounters-theyre-not-mood.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley  - fox news
 
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BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: GlaxoSmithKline boss Emma Walmsley - fox news When Emma Walmsley was growing up, her family would hold an annual debate as to where they should spend their summer holidays.Little Emma would present her choice, listing the advantages, and pointing out why the other options were rubbish. She always won.Walmsley’s early aptitude for winning people over through well-researched analysis has set the tone for much of her soaring career. She is chief executive of GlaxoSmithKline, the £80bn pharmaceuticals giant. It is a role which makes her, at just 48, the most powerful businesswoman in Britain, if not the world.Steely, sharp-as-a-tiger’s tooth, with a slightly haughty head girl demeanour, what Walmsley lacks in warmth she more than makes up for in gritty determination.‘Nice but utterly ruthless,’ is how one ex-colleague described her to me this week, with skin as impenetrable as sheet metal.Scour You Tube and you’ll find a wonderfully combative performance from her years ago on BBC’s Watchdog, presenter Anne Robinson’s customary exocets bouncing off her like ping-pong balls.As well as being in charge of 100,000 employees worldwide, for which she could earn as much £8.8m this year, Walmsley is also the mother of four children.Husband David Owen is a former businessman whom she met at a party in her mid-20s. Friends say she spent the morning after their first meeting avoiding his calls, reluctantly relenting to his requests for a date almost through guilt. They married a year later.Her global jet-setting means squeezing in schoo Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-5373689/BIG-SHOT-WEEK-GlaxoSmithKline-boss-Emma-Walmsley.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Scientists find we are in a new geological age called the Meghalayan  - fox news
 
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Scientists find we are in a new geological age called the Meghalayan - fox news Scroll down for video   Scientists have announced that we are living through a new era of Earth's geological history, known as the Meghalayan Age. According to geologists, it started more than 4,200 yeas ago after a mega-drought wiped out a significant amount of budding human civilisations Share this article Share The newly-defined time frames will now feature on all official charts depicting Earth's geological past. Proof of the Meghalayan was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India Proof of the Meghalayan was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India (pictured) After a seven-year long investigation, it has been now been approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and ratified by the International Union of Geological Science (IUGS) HOW HAS THE HOLOCENE BEEN DIVIDED?   Proof of the new geological age was discovered by studying the chemical make-up of a stalagmite in the Meghalayan state of India (pictured). This state also gave its name to the age, which is known as Meghalayan WHAT IS THE ANTHROPOCENE? The Anthropocene is a proposed period of time (shown at the bottom of this diagram) - the name of which means the human epoch. It was first suggested by Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen just 18 years ago, and since then the idea has caught on Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5967095/Scientists-new-geological-period-called-Meghalayan-Age.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests  - fox news
 
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Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests - fox news A new project is hoping to prove that AI systems are capable of abstract thought similar to humans. Experts are putting machine learning systems through their paces using IQ tests, which measure a number of reasoning skills Share this article Share 116 shares Researchers at Google's DeepMind project in London used puzzles are known as Raven's progressive matrices (pictured). Developed by John C Raven in 1936, the Matrices measure the participant's ability to make sense and meaning out of complex or confusing data. WHAT IS GOOGLE'S DEEPMIND AI PROJECT?  Artificial Intelligence can now dream an entire world based on a single photo. The intelligent system, developed as part of Google's DeepMind AI program, has taught itself to visualise any angle on a space in a static photograph  The intelligent machine is even able to move around its imagined space Dubbed Generative Query Network, the algorithm gives the machine a 'human-like imagination'. This allows the algorithm to generate three-dimensional impressions of spaces it has only ever seen in flat, two-dimensional images (pictured)  Schematic illustration of the Generative Query Network. A) The agent observes training scene from different viewpoints. B) The representation network, f, observations made from the viewpoints and inputs the end result in to the generation network, g, which creates the predicted views which allows for the 360° moving reconstruction  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5958365/Googles-DeepMind-AI-training-machines-using-IQ-tests-improve-abstract-thought.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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We haggled car insurance quote down by 67% - here's how  - fox news
 
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We haggled car insurance quote down by 67% - here's how - fox news I had a moment while sitting on the sofa earlier this week when I thought: I'm sure we bought our car around two years ago today – is the insurance up soon?The main driver of our Ford Fiesta, my partner Danielle, uses the car daily for a short trip to work in Essex whereas I undertake most of the weekend leisure driving.Like millions, we're usually prompted to renew our insurance by the annual quote coming through the door, gasping at the price and then finding ourselves a better deal.However, this year, for whatever reason, the renewal quote didn't land on the mat.Upon checking some old paperwork my hunch was correct – and the insurance was due to run out on Friday.Danielle telephoned the insurer – the same one she has used since passing her test nearly 15 years ago – and asked how much the car cover would be for the next year.The answer? Nearly £1,100. This is what would have automatically been deducted from her account if we didn't intervene.This is more than double the price of last year - for a driver who has only made one claim in her life, when her trusty Citroen Saxo was stolen from outside a flat we used to rent in London and found written off the following day.Aghast, Danielle asked what had pushed the price up. The staff member on the other end said car insurance costs were going up by an average of 14 per cent this year – and that a renewal letter had been sent.Sure, average increases in the industry could explain a rise of around £60 - but not more than £600.Dani Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-5421961/We-haggled-car-insurance-quote-67-heres-how.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Detroit, Michigan is named 'most stressful place in America'  - fox news
 
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Detroit, Michigan is named 'most stressful place in America' - fox news RANKED: THE MOST STRESSED CITIES IN AMERICA FROM 1 TO 182 WalletHub Privacy Policy THE TOP 10 MOST STRESSED CITIES...  ...AND THE BOTTOM 10 LEAST STRESSED  People in Anchorage, Alaska, work the most average hours per week, while those in Burlington, Vermont, work the fewest. Casper, Wyoming, nabbed the top spot for the lowest job security and Reno, Nevada, was named the city with the highest job security Detroit came first not only in residents with the lowest credit scores but with the highest poverty rate. According to the US Census data, the poverty rate in Detroit is 35.7 percent but only 5.1 percent of persons in Pearl City, Hawaii, live in poverty Share this article Share San Francisco had the least affordable housing while Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had the least - a 91 percent difference between the two. Cleveland had the highest divorce rate while Fremont had the lowest Charleston, West Virginia, was named the city with the highest crime rate - 236 percent higher than the national average. Detroit ranked first as the state with the fewest average hours of sleep per night while Overland Park, Kansas among the least stressed cities, has the most average amount of hours Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5962791/Detroit-Michigan-named-stressful-place-America.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Industrious beavers have wowed scientists with their incredible dams  - fox news
 
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Industrious beavers have wowed scientists with their incredible dams - fox news As Britain has baked in the sun this summers, with reservoirs running low, the beaver-ridden region has remained lush and full of life thanks to the beavers' large dams Share this article Share 20 shares The beaver engineered dams and lagoons provide the perfect habitat for ducks, coots, moorhens, dragonflies, fish and much more. The fish provide a food source for birds such as heron and kingfisher Scientists from the University of Exeter, who are carefully monitoring the site have described it as 'quite possibly the heaviest engineered wild beaver site in England and amongst the most impacted of all sites in Britain'. Pictured is a beaver dam built in the county The beaver dams mean typical Devonshire run-off streams which usually leach nutrients from the landscape when they flood have had their destructive flood flow stopped The beavers are nocturnal animals. They do most of their dam building at night but can often be seen at dawn and dusk. They feed on vegetation surrounding their pools together with bark Dr Alan Puttock, associate research fellow at the University of Exeter, said: 'Beaver engineering at Combeshead, particularly the building of dams has transformed the environment, increasing water storage and creating diverse wetlands' A colony of wild beavers in Devon is exciting scientists with their unique ability to build enormous dams, some stretching as long as 100 feet (30 metres). Image shows beaver at the Coombeshead estate near Percy's Hotel in Devon Across nearly 100 acres of Devon's Coombeshead Valley a group of two dozen or more animals have built a huge network of 14 pools and dams, some almost 30 metres in length. Pictured is a dam and pool created by the beaver family in the grounds of a country house hotel in the region Of this, 70 per cent was thought to be soil washing away from 'intensively managed grassland' fields upstream According to Ms Bricknell-Webb, the beaver engineer dams and lagoons that provide the perfect habitat for ducks, coots, moorhens, dragonflies and fish more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Sony's adorable Aibo always has a day to play Watch video Animations show the Arctic's sea ice breaking up near Greenland Watch video Face of an indigenous Canary Islander recreated by student Watch video Scientists discover 40,000 year old horse in Siberian permafrost Watch video Drought reveals 15th century 'hunger stones' in the Elbe River Watch video Victim's father weeps as husband is charged with killing family Watch video Trump says he feels 'very badly' for both Manafort and Cohen Watch video Dramatic footage shows armed police arresting fugitive killer Watch video Cohen leaves court after pleading guilty to eight charges Watch video Cop screams for help as security guard simply films confrontation Watch video Jeff Leach tells story of when Asia Argento sent him nudes Watch video Trump interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G character in 2003 Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6094999/Industrious-beavers-Englands-wild-colony-wowed-scientists-incredible-dams.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Facebook calls out Google, Amazon and Twitter for also harvesting user data  - fox news
 
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Facebook calls out Google, Amazon and Twitter for also harvesting user data - fox news Facebook wants users to know that it's not the only one tracking their every move on the internet.The social media giant pointed a finger at Google, Amazon, Twitter and other platforms for using many of the same data collection practices that some privacy advocates are referring to as invasive.In a blog post published Monday, the firm described in depth all the ways it gathers information on you around the web -- even if you're not a Facebook member or are logged out of your account.Facebook has been feeling the heat ever since it was revealed last month that more than 87 million users' data had been harvested without their knowledge.Now, Facebook wants to make it clear that it's not the only platform collecting data on its users as they browse other websites.'Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn all have similar Like and Share buttons to help people share things on their services,' David Baser, Facebook's product management director, wrote in a blog post.'Google has a popular analytics service. And Amazon, Google and Twitter all offer login features''These companies — and many others — also offer advertising services. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies each time you visit them,' Baser added.He noted that Google collects similar information from users when they visit other websites, such as IP addresses and cookies, as well as data on your internet browser and operating system.'When you see a YouTube video on a site that's not YouTube, it tells your browser to request the video from YouTube. YouTube then sends it to you,' Baser said.In recent weeks, Google has also been in focus as it's been revealed that the firm often tracks every website you click on, your location, as well as every file you've uploaded to Google Drive -- even if they've been deleted.Facebook and other firms have defended these practices by saying it helps them show users more relevant ads.This isn't pure altruism, however, because if a user clicks on Facebook ads more often, brands are likely to buy more ads to run on the site.In the blog post, the firm breaks down how it tracks users that visit a website with Facebook's services installed, such as a 'Like' or 'Share' button.Whenever a user visits a website that has a Facebook plugin installed, their browser sends and receives data, such as their IP address, cookies, etc., that enables content or advertisements to appear on a webpage.Facebook receives this information regardless of whether the user has or doesn't have a Facebook account because other apps and websites can't tell the difference, according to the firm.Many websites make use of Facebook's analytics service, which provides information on users that visit a site or app, as well as the firm's controversial 'Pixel' tool, which is software code that is used to track which users visit a site, what they click on and how long they visit the site for.Facebook reiterated that it doesn't sell the user data that it collects, but that Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5626675/Facebook-calls-Google-Amazon-Twitter-harvesting-user-data.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’  - fox news
 
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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’ - fox news Stonehenge has a proud place in Britain's history as one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.But, according to a major new study, modern-day Britons are barely related to the ingenious Neolithic farmers who built the monument 5,000 years ago.Instead the British are related to the 'Beaker people' who travelled from modern-day Holland and all but wiped out Stonehenge's creators.The findings are 'absolutely sort of mind-blowing,' said archaeologist Barry Cunliffe, a professor emeritus at the University of Oxford.'They are going to upset people, but that is part of the excitement of it.'Many experts believed it was just Beaker pottery-making and culture which was exported to Britain between 4,400 and 4,700 years ago - not the people themselves.But the new evidence comes from DNA analysis of 400 prehistoric skeletons, some from after Stonehenge and others born before it was created.The genes of these ancient people provide enough clues to determine that Beakers travelled here from Holland and took over in a few centuries.They replaced 90 per cent of the Neolithic farmers who built the monument and had lived here for 1,500 years.The creators of Stonehenge appeared Mediterranean, with olive-hued skin, dark hair and eyes.But the Beaker people were more like white modern British people, with fair skin, lighter hair and eyes.The Beaker people may have killed off the ancient engineers behind Stonehenge by bringing the bubonic plague to Britain.D Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5413607/Neolithic-farmers-wiped-Beaker-people.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Stunning interactive map reveals soaring temperatures across the globe  - fox news
 
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Stunning interactive map reveals soaring temperatures across the globe - fox news Check the latest heatwave from around the world using the interactive map below A stunning interactive map reveals how recent summer heatwaves have sent temperatures rocketing across the globe, as experts warn the unprecedented scorching weather will continue this week Share this article Share The animation pulls together data crunched by some of the world's most powerful supercomputers to build a global map that showcases the most recent readings of Earth's weather patterns. This image shows recent temperature readings across the Americas as seen through the animation Users can toggle the map's settings to show wind speeds, relative humidity and surface temperature - with today's data revealing that London hit highs of 25°C (77°F) at 10:00am BST (05:00am ET) this morning. This image shows recent temperature readings across Europe as seen through the animation The heatwave, which started to set record temperatures across the world late last month and is predicted to continue until the end of August, is caused by persistent high pressures, experts have stated. Katarzyna Palik, 27, soaks up the sunshine as the sizzling weather reached highs of 86F on Bournemouth beach last week In the United States, parts of Southern California reached temperatures upwards of 38°C (100°F), while heat levels soared to more than 46°C (115°F) in Saudi Arabia. This image shows temperatures across Australia and the Pacific Islands Japan this week recorded its highest temperature since records began, with the mercury hitting 41.1°C (106°F). In this image children cool off during the recent heatwave in Tokyo, Japan More heat waves are due this week according to researchers, with a blast of hot air dubbed the 'Mediterranean melt' expected to force temperatures across Europe above the 30°C (86°F) mark all the way up until Friday  Monika Wojtanowska, aged 29, (left) and Aneta, 26, cool off in the sea at Bournemouth beach last week Much of northern Africa and the Middle East experienced higher-than-average temperatures Tuesday, with many regions rocketing above 40°C (104°F) This immobilisation of weather fronts was triggered by an unusually weak jet stream, high Atlantic ocean temperatures and the continually rising temperatures caused by warming. Pictured are beach-goers in New York last week The animation shows that temperatures in the southeast of England reached almost 25°C (77°F) this morning, around 3°C (5.4°F) higher than the July average more videos 1 2 3 Watch video SpaceX hyperloop breaking the speed record AGAIN! Watch video 'Giant pac-man' could gobble up plastic from the ocean Watch video Matt Lauer says 'I think they see me as an easy mark' Watch video This is the amazing waterfall building in Guiyang City, China Watch video Greece wildfire leaves swathe of charred cars as death toll rises Watch video Talita von Furstenberg shows off her fit physique on vacation Watch video Lucy Birley arrives at Gloucester C Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5986075/Interactive-map-reveals-spate-summer-heatwaves-hiked-temperatures-globe.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  THE 2002 AJ129 ASTEROID
 
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fox news - THE 2002 AJ129 ASTEROID The 2002 AJ129 asteroid has been classed a 'potentially hazardous' by Nasa and will fly past at speeds of 67,000mph (107,826kmh).This makes it nearly 15 times faster than the world's quickest manned aircraft - the hypersonic North American X-15, which travelled at 4,520mph (7,300kmh).The asteroid is around 0.7 miles (1.1km) wide - making it only slightly smaller than Hyde Park which is around 0.9 miles (1.4km) across.It is set to pass by our planet on the 4th February at a distance of around 2,615,128 miles (4,208,641km) away - which is relatively close in space terms.For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 238,855 miles (384,400 km).Nasa describes asteroids as 'hazardous' if they come within 4,600,000 miles (7,403,00km) of our planet. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5279603/THE-2002-AJ129-ASTEROID.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Arctic sea ice is MELTING as warm water from the south travels north  - fox news
 
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Arctic sea ice is MELTING as warm water from the south travels north - fox news Scroll down for video  Satellite data (pictured) shows that 'archived' heat is currently trapped below the surface of the Arctic. Warm water driven northward by high winds has penetrated deep beneath the Arctic ice sheet Share this article Share Decreasing sea ice is a rising concern for conservationists and environmentalists around the world. The increased melting as a result of global warming is causing sea levels to rise, which is threatening and jeopardising coastal communities of plants, animals and humans (stock) Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6111153/Arctic-sea-ice-MELTING-surface-warm-water-south-travels-north.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Apple iPhone X users claim they can't answer phone calls
 
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fox news - Apple iPhone X users claim they can't answer phone calls It costs more than £1,000 and is touted by its creators as the most advanced handset yet, but some users of the new iPhone X claim they cannot even answer calls on the device.Angry customers have gone on Apple’s online forums, complaining that when their costly phone rings, nothing appears on the screen – making it impossible to take the call.‘Apple please sort this problem,’ wrote one disappointed owner.‘Even after I reset the phone, it works fine for a couple of days – and then it starts again.’The bug is just the latest to afflict the iPhone X, pictured.Another problem experienced by users is the phone failing in cold weather due to its display screen becoming unresponsive to touch input and finger swipes.Customers have also complained of fatigue and headaches from using the device – claiming that the new type of display flickers and causes eye problems.One frustrated user said: ‘I have been experiencing headaches every time I’m on my phone for ten minutes or more.‘This has never happened to me before on any of my other devices.’ Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5293085/Apple-iPhone-X-users-claim-answer-phone-calls.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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'Rarest of the rare' fossil of a prehistoric egg-laying rat is found  - fox news
 
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'Rarest of the rare' fossil of a prehistoric egg-laying rat is found - fox news Pictured are CT scans of the skulls of, left to right, a tuatara hatchling (modern reptile), one of the Kayentatherium offspring, and a 27-day-old opossum (modern mammal), shown at the same magnification. As the mammal class developed, it grew to favour high investment in relatively few offspring with bigger brains Share this article Share Pictured is a CT scan of part of the specimen showing a maternal vertebra (gray) with bones of the babies (colours) in their original positions.  Finding well-preserved young from the age of the dinosaurs is particularly unusual since they are often destroyed – or eaten – after their death Pictured are CT scans of the skulls of a tuatara hatchling (left) which is a reptile endemic to New Zealand and a 27-day-old opossum (right) which is a possum-like mammal (right). This shows that the brains—and therefore the skulls—of young mammals, such as the opossum, are rounded and relatively large Pictured here are the skulls of the 38 Kayentatherium wellesi babies found alongside the adult specimen, which researchers believe is their mother (pictured left for scale)  Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6110517/Rarest-rare-fossil-giant-prehistoric-egg-laying-rat-unearthed-scientists.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Tomb of a Bronze Age Minoan man is discovered on Crete  - fox news
 
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Tomb of a Bronze Age Minoan man is discovered on Crete - fox news The 3,500-year-old tomb of a Minoan man surrounded by funerary possessions (pictured) has been found on the island of Crete. The Minoan civilisation arose on the Mediterranean island of Crete in approximately 2600BC and flourished for 12 centuries until around 1400BC Share this article Share 37 shares   The origins of the Minoan and Mycenaean peoples have puzzled archaeologists for more than 100 years The Late Minoan grave - which was inadvertently discovered by a local resident - was intact and contained an adult's well-preserved skeleton. It is believed it dates to the Bronze Age, some time between 1,400 and 1,200 BCE It was found eight feet (2.5 metres) below the ground and also contained funerary possessions such as a cup, a wine mixing vessel and fifteen amphorae containers. The grave was found in an olive grove near the town of Ierapetra Pictured is the top half of a Minoan fresco commonly known as the 'Prince of the Lilies'. While both Minoans and Mycenaeans had both 'first farmer' and 'eastern' genetic origins, Mycenaeans traced an additional minor component of their ancestry to ancient inhabitants of Eastern Europe and northern Eurasia Bull-leaping shown in a Minoan fresco was a skill that would have been prized by a military elite.  Swords, metal battle axes, long bladed spears, shields and possibly even armour were brought to Europe by the Minoans who ruled Crete more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Face of an indigenous Canary Islander recreated by student Watch video Drought reveals 15th century 'hunger stones' in the Elbe River Watch video Sony's adorable Aibo always has a day to play Watch video Animations show the Arctic's sea ice breaking up near Greenland Watch video Lobster krill fights Gentoo penguin with small pincers Watch video Victim's father weeps as husband is charged with killing family Watch video Dolphins help defend humpback whale and calf from male humpbacks Watch video Rita Ora and Liam Payne get up close and personal at show Watch video Rezum treatment treats BPH by injecting steam into the prostate Watch video Weld County DA lays out charges against 'killer dad' Chris Watts Watch video Cohen leaves court after pleading guilty to eight charges Watch video Jennifer Garner brings a Bible to confront ex Ben Affleck Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6090719/Tomb-Bronze-Age-Minoan-man-surrounded-funerary-possessions-discovered-Crete.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Humans hardwired for laziness as evolution favours conserving energy  - fox news
 
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Humans hardwired for laziness as evolution favours conserving energy - fox news Coach potatoes have an excuse for their laziness thanks to a new study which has found that humans are hardwired to avoid wasting energy.Evolution favoured sluggish behaviour as this may have given our ancient ancestors an advantage when it came to survival (stock) HOW DID THE STUDY WORK?  Share this article Share 108 shares Researchers asked volunteers to react to simple stick drawings (pictured) depicting scenes of physical inactivity and physical activity, and discovered that brain activity differed depending on the scene Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6184411/Humans-hardwired-laziness-evolution-favours-conserving-energy.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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'Sonic weapon' attacks on US diplomats in Cubaare radiation  - fox news
 
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'Sonic weapon' attacks on US diplomats in Cubaare radiation - fox news Beginning in 2016, personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba (pictured) described hearing strange sounds, followed by development of an array of symptoms - but the source of the health problems has never been determined. The 26th US diplomat has been injured mysteriously in Havana. Pictured: The US embassy in Havana WHAT IS THE FREY EFFECT?   Share this article Share Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6112223/Has-mystery-strange-sonic-weapon-affecting-diplomats-Cuba-solved.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report  - fox news
 
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NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report - fox news Scroll down for video  Has your smartphone suddenly slowed down, warmed up, and the battery drained down for no apparent reason? If so, it may have been hijacked to mine Bitcoin and other digital currencies in a new type of attack called 'cryptojacking' (stock image) WHAT IS CRYPTOJACKING? Cyber criminals can infect computers with malware and use their processing power to mine for currencies. Share this article Share 33 shares Most cyptocurrency mining is legitimate, and involves vast banks of number-crunching computers known as crypto mining farms (file photo). Cyber criminals without access to these farms hack unsuspecting computers and use their processing power to mine for currencies Security experts say a recent surge in 'cryptojacking', which allows cyber criminals to make thousands by illicitly mining for cryptucrrencies like Bitcoin, is due in part to an arsenal of US government hacking tools leaked to the internet last year (stock image)WHO ARE THE SHADOW BROKERS? Pictured is the screen shown to users whose computers were hit by the malware Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6185553/NSA-leak-fuels-rise-hacking-crypto-mining-report.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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Hunt for remains of golf cart-sized meteor that landed in the Pacific  - fox news
 
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Hunt for remains of golf cart-sized meteor that landed in the Pacific - fox news The team is using an experimental magnetic plate to search through the mud in hopes to pick up some pieces of the space rock from the bottom of the sea. ‘We’re hopeful there’s a pinch or two of cosmic dust,’ the Nautilus team tweeted Share this article Share A crew aboard the EV Nautilus research vessel is now sifting through sediment following a search that launched this week, with hopes to recover what would be the first meteorite dredged from the bottom of the ocean The Nautilus expedition is investigating the meteorite site on its way to British Columbia in the next few weeks, as part of an extensive seafloor mapping mission through unexplored regions Using seismic data and weather radar, experts were able to narrow down where the event likely splashed down, with an estimated zone about 16 miles off the coast of the Quinault Indian Nation village of Taholah, according to the Seattle Times The image above shows 'slurp samples' collected through suction hoses Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5915627/Undersea-hunt-meteorite-size-golf-cart-landed-coast-Washington.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Father-of-two, 28, almost died after developing deadly sepsis from biting his NAILS  - fox news
 
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Father-of-two, 28, almost died after developing deadly sepsis from biting his NAILS - fox news A father-of-two almost died after developing sepsis from biting his fingernails.Luke Hanoman, 28, from Birkdale, Southport, battled flu-like symptoms for two weeks after biting down the skin on the side of his nail.After eventually going to hospital last July, Mr Hanoman spent four days under constant observation and was told he was lucky to be alive.Now fully recovered, Mr Hanoman, a warehouse operator, is speaking out to raise awareness of sepsis' symptoms.Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, kills around 44,000 people in the UK every year.Mr Hanoman, who has two sons aged six and five, thought nothing of biting his nails, which was a nervous habit, until he started developing cold sweats, shaking and fever.He also struggled to focus, while his affected finger swelled and throbbed.Thinking he just needed rest, Mr Hanoman dismissed his symptoms until his mother noticed he slept in until 2pm.His concerned mother rang the NHS helpline 111, who said Mr Hanoman had to be rushed to A&E.'They told me I was lucky to be alive'Mr Hanoman, who had two drips fitted in his arm, told The Mirror: 'I was close to septic shock.'They told me I was lucky to be alive.'Eventually they got to the infection in my finger and all of this puss came out.'Mr Hanoman is keen to raise awareness that sepsis can strike people of any age, adding he was completely unaware of the condition's symptoms before he was struck down.Like many others, he claims he was reluctant to take time off work when feeling unwell and just tried to push through the discomfort.Mr Hanoman's employer Chemist-4-U.com is raising money towards sepsis research. Donate here. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5679051/Father-two-28-died-developing-deadly-sepsis-biting-NAILS.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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CAN LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?  - fox news
 
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CAN LAUGHING AT YOURSELF IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH? - fox news Researchers in Spain have discovered that laughing at oneself is not necessarily a bad thing.A new study revealed that self-defeating humor might have an effect on how angry you are.But the report explained how some people use humor to cover up negative thoughts.The study said: 'The researchers are quick to point out that certain styles of humor may be employed to conceal negative intentions and feelings.'One of the researchers explained the potential dark sides of the tactic, saying that the 'results suggest that humor, even when presented as benign or well-intentioned, can also represent a strategy for masking negative intentions.'Humor enables individuals with low scores in honesty to build trust, closeness, etc. with other people and thereby use important information in order to manipulate them or obtain advantages in the future.' Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5369707/CAN-LAUGHING-IMPROVE-MENTAL-HEALTH.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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WHY DOES THE SMELL OF AMMONIUM REMIND US OF URINE?  - fox news
 
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WHY DOES THE SMELL OF AMMONIUM REMIND US OF URINE? - fox news Ammonium is a chemical made of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3).Proteins are made of building blocks called amino acids, which are also made from nitrogen and hydrogen.Proteins make up a large portion of the human diet and are converted to ammonium after they are broken down in the liver.Because ammonium is toxic to humans, the body converts it to urea - the main ingredient of urine.Under severe dehydration, the urine of a person can become highly concentrated and the scent of ammonia strengthens.In air conditioning units, the bacteria that live there contain chemicals called keratinases which break down the proteins in the skin cells.As a result, these bacteria produce pure ammonium which is circulated by the air conditioning unit - spreading the familiar smell of urine. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5345351/WHY-DOES-SMELL-AMMONIUM-REMIND-URINE.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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How you interpret this optical illusion reveals how old you are  - fox news
 
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How you interpret this optical illusion reveals how old you are - fox news Using the 1915 optical illusion ‘My Wife and My Mother-In-Law,’ a new study has illustrated how age can dictate what we see. According to the researchers, ‘younger and older participants estimated the age of the image as younger and older, respectively’ Share this article Share This is illustrated in the graph above The optical illusion is a bistable image that shows either a young or old woman Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6194493/How-interpret-100-year-old-optical-illusion-reveal-old-are.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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fox news -  Jackson-Stops reveals Luton is top commuter hotspot
 
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fox news - Jackson-Stops reveals Luton is top commuter hotspot It may not be renowned for its stunning architecture or abundance of leisure facilities, but Luton has finally received an accolade it can be proud of.The Bedfordshire town has beat stiff competition from Weybridge and Dorking in Surrey to top a list of Britain's commuter hotspots for 2017.Its research took into account the average price of a home in the area, along with the cost and length of the commute into London, frequency of trains and the likelihood of being able to sit down on the train.The average price of a property in Luton is £252,896, having climbed 10 per cent during the past year.The cost of annual travel ticket is high compared to other areas at £5,256, but parking costs are relatively low at £840 and it has an fastest journey time of 24 minutes.Commuters are also able to get a seat in the morning, according to the study carried out by estate agents Jackson-Stops.Each of the 25 areas listed in the research were initially ranked individually, using a point system. These were then added up to reveal the best places to live for commuters.Dorking in Surrey ranked in second place, followed by Slough in Berkshire, with annual travel costs of £3,536 and £3,464 respectively.The top 10 also included Weybridge in Surrey, Reading in Berkshire and Chelmsford in Essex.It comes as rail commuters return to work after the festive break to be hit with the biggest fare rise in five years.Average ticket prices across Britain have gone up by 3.4 per cent with rail commuters paying up to £2,500 more for a season ticket to work than they were at the beginning of the decade.Nick Leeming, chairman at Jackson-Stops, said: 'Commuters to London are going to be feeling the strain of their annual rail fare in 2018, with the 3.4 per cent average increase in price outstripping wage growth for many.'For those moving within the London commuter belt, and families moving out of central London, location will be key. It isn't just about the average house price, many people will have first-hand experience of train delays, engineering works and strikes, and will be looking closely at the length, quality and cost of their commute.'He added: 'The reliability of trains is something buyers are looking at more closely when they move to an area and there are stark differences between the different train operators. It's no good the journey taking 25 minutes in theory when it is blighted by delays every day and ends up taking much longer.'He praised Luton of its 'fast and frequent' trains into the heart of London, 'comparatively low house prices' and 'strong levels of annual price growth'.The town is set for further expansion with £1.5billion of inward investment promised in the next couple of years, including a £110million investment into London Luton Airport and £300million into nearby mixed use development Napier Gateway.Mr Leeming added: 'These ongoing projects are expected to create 18,500 new job opportunities in Luton, and a high demand for new homes.'Yopa's co-founder Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-5228475/Jackson-Stops-reveals-Luton-commuter-hotspot.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US  - fox news
 
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Climate change could be driving antibiotic resistance across the US - fox news A study found that higher local temperatures and population densities correlate with a higher degree of antibiotic resistance in common bacterial strains Previously, increase in resistance to common bacteria was thought to come from over-prescribing antibiotics. In 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that approximately 30 percent of prescribed antibiotics are unnecessary The researchers found that an increase of 50 degrees Fahrenheit is associated with increases of antibiotic-resistant strains of E. coli (4.2 percent), K. pneumoniae (2.2 percent), and S. aureus (3.6 percent). File photo of E coli Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5759003/Climate-change-driving-antibiotic-resistance-study-warns.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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WHAT ARE THE LIGHT PHONE 2 SPECIFICATIONS?  - fox news
 
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WHAT ARE THE LIGHT PHONE 2 SPECIFICATIONS? - fox news Brooklyn-based startup Light has created the Light Phone 2, a successor to the Light phone that was released in 2015.The Light Phone 2 is a 'dumb phone' that can only complete a few different tasks, including calls, text messages and setting alarms.It's in the prototype phase, so more features may be added in the future, such as turn-by-turn directions, music playlists, ride-sharing and weather.Light said it will never include social apps, news, email or advertisements.The company started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funding for the Light Phone 2, which costs $250 and will ship to customers starting in April 2019.The Light Phone 2 has two buttons on the side of the device that let users click up and down, or scroll through, a 'roadmap of tools' that includes a call list, settings and moreHere are the Light Phone 2's specifications: Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5452307/WHAT-LIGHT-PHONE-2-SPECIFICATIONS.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Inside the cave where a hybrid Neanderthal love child was found  - fox news
 
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Inside the cave where a hybrid Neanderthal love child was found - fox news This is the inside of a Siberian cave where an amazing inter-species love child called Denny lived 50,000 years ago. The remarkable girl, who was believed to be aged around 13, was not Homo sapiens Share this article Share 13 shares Instead DNA findings on a tiny piece of bone (pictured) show she was the product of a sexual liaison between a Neanderthal mother and a father from another now-extinct early human grouping called the Denisovans Other discoveries in the cave where Denny lived (pictured), in the limestone foothills of the Altai Mountains, have already proved that some 50,000 years ago the Denisovans were more advanced than both Homo sapiens and Neanderthals The discovery of Denny suggests that our ape-like cousins mated far more frequently than researchers thought, according to archaeologists Neanderthals and Denisovans share a common ancestor with humans, and roamed Eurasia as far back as 400,000 years ago having migrated from Africa. Pictured is the inside of the cave A bracelet made from made from stunning green-hued chlorite, bead jewellery made from ostrich eggs (pictured), and a needle – still usable today – testify to the talents of Denisovans, say archaeologists The jewellery (pictured) was unearthed in the Denisova cave, 2,198 feet (670 metres) above sea level and would have been made by a member of this long-gone branch of humanity, according to the paper published recently in Nature journal Remarkably, Denny's relatives – with five per cent Denisovan DNA – are the native peoples of Australia and Papua New Guinea, presumably after her descendants gradually migrated eastwards from Siberia, interbreeding as they journeyed. Pictured is jewellery found inside the cave The pair of human-like species then intermingled with modern humans when they arrived on the continent around 40,000 years ago, with members of the three species sometimes cross-breeding. In fact, Denisovan blood lives on, but nowhere near Siberia   The cool climate means the cave acts as a natural time capsule and objects – some dating back to least 288,000 years – are very well-preserved The Denisovans were first identified a decade ago when a tiny finger bone fragment (pictured) of so-called 'X woman' was discovered. It was believed to have belonged to a young female who lived around 41,000 years ago This summer the bone of an extinct woolly rhinoceros that would have been hunted by cave residents was found in the cave. Pictured is a fragment of a bracelet found in the cave  Denny's bone was found in 2012, but it is only now that analysis of it has led to this remarkable discovery. Pictured is the ostrich eggshell bead A study of a tiny bone fragment found in a cave in Russia shows the teenager had a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father, and provides fresh insight into the manner in which the now-extinct species interacted. Pictured is a map of hominin movement from Africa to Europe Thousands of ancient hominin bones were unc Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6105469/Inside-Siberian-cave-hybrid-Neanderthal-love-child-found.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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WHO WAS KING FERDINAND II OF ARAGON?  - fox news
 
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WHO WAS KING FERDINAND II OF ARAGON? - fox news Ferdinand II (or Ferdinand the Catholic, 1452-1516) was the Spanish king of Aragon and king of Castile from 1479.As a Spanish ruler of southern Italy as well, he was also known as Ferdinand III of Naples.He united the different Spanish kingdoms at the time and formed the nation of Spain, and began Spain's entry into the period of imperial and colonial expansion.Ferdinand II of Aragon led the Spanish acquisition of Naples against French king Louis XII in 1503.In 1501, a French and Spanish invasion divided the Kingdom of Naples according to a pre-agreed upon plan to partition the kingdom between them into a northern French area of the Abruzzi and Campania (including the city of Naples) and a southern Spanish area of Calabria and Puglia.But when fights broke out in Puglia in 1503 over the large revenues of the sheep customhouse at Foggia, Spanish forces under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (the 'Great Captain') outfought the French and occupied the entirety of the Kingdom of Naples by the end of that year.France abandoned its attempted claim of Naples in 1505 and over the next 30 years, Naples was a hub for spearheading Spanish policy in Italy.During these battles, king Ferdinand II used a secret code system to send messages to his military commander, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, during the War over Naples.King Ferdinand II also resisted Ottman advances, and his conquest of Granada made it possible to support Christopher Columbus' travels across the Atlantic. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/fb-5358981/WHO-KING-FERDINAND-II-ARAGON.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Google bans apps that mine bitcoin, sell firearms and target children  - fox news
 
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Google bans apps that mine bitcoin, sell firearms and target children - fox news Scroll down for video Google has called it quits on allowing apps for crypto-mining and selling firearms on its Play Store. It's also barring any apps that are tailored for children but still contain adult themes Share this article Share The update comes on the heels of Google's decision to ban crypto-mining extensions from the Chrome Web Store earlier this year. Apple also blocks crypto-mining apps on the App Store Hundreds of apps targeted toward children on the Play Store were found to collect the phone's contact and GPS data. Now, Google is cracking down on those that feature adult themes Apps that have content that sexualizes minors could be immediately removed from the Play Store, while apps for children that contain adult themes 'are not allowed' Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6000953/Google-bans-apps-bitcoin-sell-firearms-target-children-adult-themes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
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