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Economists from the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have co-authored a new study that challenges conventional thinking about auctions and is applicable to real-life...

NASA warns that India’s anti-satellite missile test left 400 fragments of space debris

NASA said the test carried out by India in space, which consisted in testing an anti-satellite missile, leaving more than 400 pieces of orbital debris orbiting, has been a...

Why don’t insects living in frozen regions freeze?

In the case of organisms living in freezing habitats, a particularly potent antifreeze protein is able to dominate the preponderance that ice has over water and "persuades" water molecules...

Choosing to forget something takes more mental effort than trying to remember it

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, according to new research. A new research suggests that in order to forget an unwanted experience,...

New DNA calculator software can answer questions such as how many different species exist...

A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of a software tool that can provide conclusive answers to some of the world's most fascinating questions. The tool, which combines...

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,...

Israel sends a probe to the Moon but crashes into the satellite

The 'Beresheet' probe, Israel's first privately financed probe in the world destined for the lunar surface, crashed into the satellite on Thursday after presenting a series of technical faults...

You’re more likely to win the lottery than you are to be allergic to...

There is little chance you are actually allergic to vaccines and, if you are, your allergist can give it to you. Only one in 760,000 vaccinations will respond with anaphylaxis....

Can not the humankind actually prevent asteroid collisions?

Incoming asteroids may be harder to break than scientists previously thought, according to a study that used a new understanding of rock fracture and a new computer modeling method...

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...
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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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