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What is ‘creepy’ technology for children?

Many parents express concerns about privacy and online safety in technology designed for their children. But we know much less about what children themselves find concerning in emerging technologies. Now...

Could AI really learn to do something, and not elaborate a procedure about doing...

The Houston Astros' José Altuve steps up to the plate on a 3-2 count, studies the pitcher and the situation, gets the go-ahead from third base, tracks the ball's...

Bristol academic cracks Voynich code, solving century-old mystery of medieval text

A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed - by cracking the...

Do you need to dominate a coffee addict? Make him smell some coffee

Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, compared to non-coffee drinkers, new research has found. Habitual coffee drinkers are...

Why most solar systems have super-earths but not ours?

New research improves our understanding of how large super-Earth planets with small, quick orbits form. The galaxy is littered with planetary systems vastly different from ours. In the solar system,...

Why water dances and skitters on very hot surfaces?

Rather than sizzling and evaporating on super hot surfaces, water droplets instead stay intact, dancing and skittering over the surface in what’s known as the Leidenfrost effect. Now researchers...

Nixon had a speech ready in case the astronauts who went to the Moon...

The Apollo XI mission in 1969, when Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on the Moon, was a historic milestone and a great triumph of (american) technique. At the time, however,...

A species requires high genetic diversity to ensure its long-term survival… but narwhal

A narwhal discovery challenges the idea that genetic diversity is necessary for a species to survive. Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark sequenced the genome of a narwhal...

NASA records Mars earthquake for the first time

The seismometer installed on Mars has detected the first seismic tremor on the red planet. It was last April 6 and a soft but distinctive seismic signal was detected, similar...

Global warming is ravaging life in the oceans

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, researchers report. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities...
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Facebook closed last quarter 2.19 billion fake accounts

The social network Facebook has announced that last quarter closed 2,190 million false accounts, a record figure. This account closure comes at a time...

Harvey Weinstein reaches $44 million settlement to close sexual abuse lawsuits

Hollywood exproducer Harvey Weinstein has reached a $44 million settlement to close the lawsuits filed against him by some of his alleged victims and...

Theresa May resigns after almost three years at the head of the British Government

The head of the conservative government has met at her official residence at 10 Downing Street with the president of her parliamentary group, Graham...

Hiroshima beaches glassy beads formed from debris of the atomic bomb blast

Minuscule glassy beads formed from debris of the atomic bomb blast that devastated Hiroshima nearly 75 years ago litter nearby beaches, according to a...

Apple redesigns MacBook Pro keyboard after user complaints

Apple announced new versions of its line of MacBook Pro laptops in which the keyboard has been redesigned, after the company received many criticisms...

Whatsapp will have advertising in 2020

WhatsApp's vice president, in 2018, confirmed that the application will have advertisements, but did not set a date for this to happen. This Tuesday, during...

Nearly 19,000 asylum seekers await US entry in Mexican border cities

The number of asylum seekers on wait lists in Mexican border cities or those waiting to get on these lists has grown to 18,700,...

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