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What part of Geta Thunberg’s message is moral and what part is fact?

The moral language in Greta Thunberg’s climate change speech at the United Nations may have added to its impact, researchers report. The 16-year-old accused world leaders of neglecting their duty...
Cricket and parasite fly

Can human noise be an antiparasitic barrier?

Today's world is filled with background noise, whether it be from a roaring river or a well-trafficked highway. Elevated noise levels from both human-made and natural sources may interfere...
T Rex skull

How T. rex’s 6-ton bite didn’t break its own skull

Tyrannosaurus rex skulls were stiff like those of hyenas and crocodiles, not like those of snakes and birds, research suggests. T. rex could bite hard enough to shatter the bones...
Neutrino laboratory

New findings cut the mass range for the neutrino by more than half

The estimated range for the rest mass of the neutrino is no larger than about 1 electron volt, or eV, report the scientists. The finding marks an advance in the...
Ostrich

Why are bird droppings corrosive to car paint and metal structures?

For every question about bird poop, uric acid appears to be the answer. Why are bird droppings so hard to remove from buildings? Uric acid. Why are they white and pasty?...

What’s the cycle behind sunspots?

A new model of plasma motion could explain the 11-year cycle behind sunspots and several other previously mysterious properties of the sun, researchers report. For 400 years people have tracked...
Asteroid crater rock

First day of dinosaur extinction

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Evidence found in the hundreds of feet of rocks that filled the impact crater within the first 24 hours after the asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs confirms...
Guppies

Why evolution happens?

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Guppies, a perennial pet store favorite, have helped a UC Riverside scientist unlock a key question about evolution: Do animals evolve in response to the risk of being eaten, or...
Crops

Farmers must learn to reduce, reuse and recycle phosphorus

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When Hennig Brandt discovered the element phosphorus in 1669, it was a mistake. He was really looking for gold. But his mistake was a very important scientific discovery. What...
Girl in ball pool

How friction causes static electricity?

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A new model shows how rubbing two objects together creates static electricity, the answer to a mystery that has confounded scientists for more than 2,500 years. The model shows that...
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Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The funniest animals, immortalised in this photo contest

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The Comedy Wildlife is a very peculiar nature photo contest. Every year, it brings together thousands of photographers, who present in their snapshots the...
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

What do the post-credits scenes of ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’...

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It's an old joke among fans - how do you spot a Marvel fan in a movie theatre? They're the last ones to leave...
Tim Cook

Apple’s virtual/augmented reality glasses need help: you won’t be able to use them without...

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For Tim Cook, augmented reality is critical to Apple's future. The company's efforts in this area are evident, and we've been hearing rumours about...
EVGA RTX 3090

The 24 EVGA RTX 3090 graphics cards that died at New World were killed...

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During the month of July Amazon began a closed beta of its MMO, New World, which was a great success in terms of players...
Konami eFootball

Konami’s free-to-play football game Konami 2022 to launch on 30 September

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Konami has announced that the first version of the simulator will arrive at the end of this month and that during the autumn it...
Apple App Store

Apple relents and will allow apps like Netflix and Spotify to offer sign-up links...

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A few days ago Apple promised slight changes for developers in the US in order to appease lawsuits, more recently South Korea has forced...
Twitter hate speech

Twitter unveils ‘Safe Mode’: how it works to reduce insults and other unwanted interactions

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One of the big problems of social networks is the heavy harassment that takes place on them, which even causes some of them to...

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