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Trump’s tweets, explained: Morning tweets correlated with logic, middle of night tweets impulsive

An analysis of 800 million tweets could help explain Donald Trump's infamous late night 'tweetstorms'.   Scientists from the University of Bristol used artificial intelligence over the...

Steam Summer Sale 2018 may start today

It looks like there could be a Steam Summer Sale starting on Thursday evening, if Steam Database is to be believed. The site, which has...

Amazing moment green fireball appears in sky beside moon and Venus captured in jaw-dropping...

If you look up to the sky on a clear, dark night, you just might be lucky enough to spot a shooting star. That’s just...

Amazon accidentally leaks the date of this year’s Prime Day

Amazon may have accidentally leaked the date of this year's Prime Day.  The e-commerce giant's UK website posted a banner that advertised July 16 as...

Hawaii eruption: How Kilauea lights up the night sky

As rivers of lava continue to gush from Kīlauea on Hawaii's Big Island, an astronaut has revealed how the devastating natural disaster is lighting...

Sleep researcher explains the science behind late-night ghost, demon and alien sightings

Have you ever laid wide-eyed in bed, convinced the rattle of a pipe or the creak of a floorboard was actually caused by something...

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT VENUS’ ATMOSPHERE?

Venus' atmosphere consists mainly of carbon dioxide, with clouds of sulphuric acid droplets.  The thick atmosphere traps the sun's heat, resulting in surface temperatures...

Traditional bank cards will soon be ‘replaced’ with smart-cards that scans your fingerprint

Remembering your PIN could be a thing of the past. Traditional bank cards may soon be phased out, thanks to the launch of biometric debit...

Find out which World Cup footballer you look like with this AI tool

Are you more of a Ronaldo or a Kane? A new AI-powered tool, which uses facial recognition technology to find your football doppelganger, will help...

Puppies naturally trust humans ‘like they are their own mother’

Puppies look to their human chums for an injection of confidence when facing a scary situation. A study found that two-month-old dogs take emotional cues...

IS YOUTUBE KILLING THE ‘BRAIN ORGASM’?

Tingling sensations triggered by ASMR videos may be on the drop as brain orgasm devotees are becoming desensitised to the clips.  While videos invoking...

WHAT IS ASMR AND WHAT ARE ITS POTENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS?

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is an enjoyable or relaxing sensation often accompanied by a 'tingly' feeling. A large online community claims ASMR clips...

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT EUROPEAN EELS? 

Eels begin life as larvae called Leptocephalus, but despite the efforts of modern science, virtually nothing is known about how they reproduce. European eels...

American swamp sparrows have been chirping same song for 1,000 years

A breed of sparrow has been whistling the same songs for more than 1,000 years, according to a new study.   Researchers have found American swamp...

Endangered eels getting high on cocaine in contaminated rivers

Cocaine contamination is causing permanent damage to critically endangered eels who make their home in polluted waterways. Traces of the drug routinely make their way...

WHY ARE PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT GENE-EDITED ‘FRANKENSTEIN FOODS’?

'Frankenstein foods' are crops or meat that has been produced through genetic engineering. Plants and farm animals have genes changed or removed to make...

Facebook is adding monthly subscriptions to its social network

Facebook users will have to pay to access some of the site's most popular groups. The social network has started to trial monthly subscription fees...

Go figure: Stonehenge was built using Pythagoras’ theorem

Stonehenge was built using Pythagoras’ theorem – two millennia before the Greek philosopher was born, say experts. The builders of Britain’s ancient stone circles are...

Gene-edited super pigs resistant to a killer virus could fill our sausages within a...

Scientists have successfully created super pigs resistant to a killer virus which costs the worldwide farming industry billions per year. Researchers at the Roslin Institute,...

Tidal wave of 111 MILLION tonnes of plastic pollution could flood the planet by...

China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries could cause the polluting material to flood the planet, scientists have warned. More than 111...

American swamp sparrows have been chirping the same song for 1,000 years

A breed of sparrow has been whistling the same songs for more than 1,000 years, according to a new study.   Researchers have found American swamp...

WhatsApp says it will soon stop working on millions of older handsets

WhatsApp will drop support for millions of older smartphones, leaving users unable to send or receive texts via the hugely popular messaging app. The Facebook-owned...

Google launches its own Podcasts app to match Apple and adds AI-powered recommendations

Google has launched a dedicated podcast app for Android smartphones — to rival a similar application bundled with Apple’s iOS operating system since 2012. The...

HAS THE EU KILLED MEMES? HOW DOES ARTICLE 13 AND ARTICLE 11 CHANGE COPYRIGHT...

MEPs have approved a number of changes to the EU Copyright Directive — the first major overhaul to European copyright law since 2001. Although most...

EU approves copyright rules that could kill off memes and ‘destroy the internet as...

Memes could be a thing of the past, following the European Union's approval of two adjustments to copyright law today. Article 13 and Article 11...

Study of 800 million tweets finds daily cycles in our thinking

It may not feel like it before a morning coffee, but people are most go-getting before 9am. Rush hour is the time when we think most...

Stone tools found with 5,300-year-old Ötzi the iceman had long-distance cultural contacts 

Ötzi the Iceman, Europe's oldest mummy, continues to reveal secrets about the time in which he lived, with experts uncovering evidence of his distant cultural...

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal strange sand patterns

 Vast sand dunes are known to cover huge swathes of Mars. However, NASA has revealed a strange pattern on one they are struggling to explain. They...

Why Mario Kart fans should always play as Wario or Donkey Kong

Every Mario Kart diehard has a go-to character they’ll swear by to win the race – but is Donkey Kong, or say, Wario actually...

Echo owner creeped out after Alexa blurts: ‘All I see is people dying’

Apart from brief exchanges to ask about the weather or play your favorite song, you might pay little mind to the humble smart assistant...

Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft and leaks to the media

Tesla is taking action against a former employee who allegedly stole 'gigabytes' worth of data from the company.  Elon Musk's electric car firm is suing...

Bike firm Red Shark unveils pedal-powered trimaran that lets cyclists cruise on WATER

The designer behind some Volkswagen cars and the Tramontana supercar has unveiled three pedal-powered trimarans that will let people bike in water. Red Shark Bikes, led...

The ‘stealth sheets’ that can hide soldiers and even vehicles from infrared cameras

A team of researchers have developed a device that can make soldiers and vehicles disappear.  Called the 'stealth sheet,' it's a paper-thin device that can...

US steps up plan to defend Earth from devastating asteroid impacts

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to protect the planet from incoming asteroids that could wipe out entire regions or even continents. The National...

Facebook Messenger will soon start placing auto-play ads in your private conversations

Facebook advertisements are coming to yet another corner of the app.  The social media giant announced that it plans to start showing video ads in...

How to decorate like a Viking: Archaeologists reconstruct their color palette (and red is...

If you've ever dreamed of decorating your home like a Viking would, researchers now know what colors you should use. Archaeologists and chemists in Denmark...

WHAT IS MOVIEPASS?

MoviePass was launched in 2011 as a subscription-based ticketing service. For $10 a month, users can watch one movie a day at theaters across...

Sound familiar? AMC to launch ‘Stubs A-List’ subscription service in bid to compete with...

AMC is taking on MoviePass with its new monthly movie subscription service. Called 'Stubs A-List,' members of its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, can pay $19.95...

Experts discover T. Rex couldn’t stick out their tongues

The classic image of Tyrannosaurus Rex shows the killer beast roaring to reveal its sharp teeth and tongue. But, this may not have been the case,...

Why Mario Kart fans should always play as Wario or Donkey Kong: Expert reveals...

Every Mario Kart diehard has a go-to character they’ll swear by to win the race – but is Donkey Kong, or say, Wario actually...

HOW DOES AMAZON’S PRIME WARDROBE WORK?

 Shoppers pick three or more items and then have a try-on period of seven-days to find the best styles. The items arrive in a...

Amazon opens ‘try before you buy’ service to all Prime members

Amazon is increasingly claiming territory once held exclusively by department stores - and it's doing so again, essentially placing a dressing room in your...

Curiosity photo shows how dust has blanketed Mars as storm expands to circle the...

The massive Martian dust storm beating down on NASA’s Opportunity rover has grown to global proportion – and it’s now got Curiosity in its...

Research finds liberals really do drink more lattes

The term 'liberal lattes' is a familiar pejorative in the US. The website Urban Dictionary defines the term as 'liberals who sit around and drink...

T. Rex wasn’t so terrifying after all: Experts discover the beasts COULDN’T stick out...

The classic image of Tyrannosaurus Rex shows the killer beast roaring to reveal its sharp teeth and tongue. But, this may not have been the case,...

Instagram declares war on YouTube with ‘IGTV’ video hub

Instagram is taking on YouTube.  At a press event in New York City today, the social media giant announced IGTV, a new hub in the app...

Tesla sues ex-employee alleging data theft, leaks to media

A former employee hacked into computers at Tesla's Nevada battery factory, stole confidential information and combined it with falsehoods in leaks to the media,...

The incredible blue dunes on the red planet

 Vast sand dunes are known to cover huge swathes of Mars. However, NASA has revealed a strange pattern on one they are struggling to explain. They...

Fortnite Update: iPhone gamers spent $100m on in-app purchases in 90 days

A staggering £72 million ($100 million) has been spent by iPhone gamers in the first 90 days since Fortnite was released on iOS, new...

Shocking report find there are more of tigers living captive US backyards than in...

In some US states, it's easier to buy a tiger than it is to adopt a dog. A new estimate has shown that there are...

The go anywhere craft set to take Marines into battle revealed

The U.S. Marine Corps has revealed a radical next generation armored amphibious vehicle designed to protect Marines in transit from sea to shore. It awarded...

WHAT ARE THE ‘SLOW EARTHQUAKES’ DETECTED IN THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT?

Geologists have long thought that the central section of California's famed San Andreas Fault - from San Juan Bautista southward to Parkfield, a...

Expert claims VAR makes the beautiful game ‘feel unnatural’ 

The football world, and Harry Kane in particular, had a crash course in the pros and cons of VAR technology this week.  The decision review...

WHAT ARE ‘DYSON SPHERES’?

A proposed method for harnessing the power of an entire star is known as a Dyson sphere. First proposed by theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson...

Instagram’s IGTV video feature will include hour-long videos

Instagram will add support for hour-long videos in an update to the app scheduled to roll-out to users this evening, according to a new...

A 15 mile long formation on the San Andreas fault could be responsible for...

A tectonic time bomb that threatens to set off a huge earthquake under California could be triggered by a newly-discovered structure in the San...

Fortnite Update: iPhone gamers spent $100 million on in-app purchases in 90 days

A staggering £72 million ($100 million) has been spent by iPhone gamers in the first 90 days since Fortnite was released on iOS, new...

Solar system’s largest supervolcano could have created mysterious rock formation on Mars

The mystery of a strange Martian rock formation that has baffled scientists for decades has now been solved. Since its discovery in the 1960s, researchers...

The robot servant that humans can control using their THOUGHTS

A robot servant that can be controlled using the power of thought has been developed by MIT engineers.  The machine, named Baxter, reads human brainwaves...

Instagram new IGTV video feature will include hour-long videos will help app challenge YouTube 

Instagram will add support for hour-long videos in an update to the app scheduled to roll-out to users this evening, according to a new...

WHAT IS THE MEDUSAE FOSSAE FORMATION ON MARS? 

The three billion-year-old Medusae Fossae Formation consists of hills and mounds of sedimentary rock straddling Mars’s equator.  Scientists have known about the Medusae Fossae...

WHAT ARE FACEBOOK’S NEW GAMESHOW VIDEO FEATURES? 

Facebook has launched new features that allow creators to add questions and other gameshow elements to their videos. Polling options are available on Facebook...

Facebook launches live video GAMESHOWS

Facebook has launched a gameshow platform that adds quizzes, polls, and more to live and on-demand videos. The social media giant is even experimenting with...

Is your phone on the list? WhatsApp says it will soon STOP working on...

WhatsApp will drop support for millions of older smartphones, leaving users unable to send or receive texts via the hugely popular messaging app. The Facebook-owned...

WHY HAS THE WHO CLASSIFIED INTERNET GAMING AS A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER?

WHO classifies internet gaming as official mental health disorder The World Health Organisation has classified playing video games on the internet as an official...

WHAT IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND WHAT ARE THE DANGERS? 

Synthetic biology, a field that creates technologies for engineering and creating organisms, is being used for a variety of purposes that benefit society. Applications...

WHAT IS DONALD TRUMP’S ‘SPACE FORCE’ DIRECTIVE?

US President Donald Trump announced plans for a service branch aimed at ensuring American dominance in space this week. Trump pleded to revive the...

We must prepare for manmade virus attacks now, US government report warns

Urgent action is needed to defend against man-made viruses that are 'easy to develop' and could wipe out tens of millions of people. That's the...

WHATSAPP: WHICH PHONES WILL LOSE CHAT APP SUPPORT NEXT?

WhatsApp has confirmed plans to drop support for Nokia S40 in December 2018, and iOS 7 and Android Gingerbread in February 2020. After this...

‘This is a dumb idea’: Nasa Astronaut Mark Kelly SLAMS Trump’s order to create...

Retired Nasa Astronaut Mark Kelly says Donald Trump's order to create a Space Force is a 'dumb idea'. The US president revealed plans for a...

HOW DO YOU STOP YOUR CHILD GAMING? 

According to Dr Joanne Orlando, a Technology and Learning researcher from Western Sydney University there are three key ways to stop your child...

HOW DOES ‘WHO’ CLASSIFY INTERNET GAMING AS A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER? 

The World Health Organisation has classified playing video games on the internet as an official mental health disorder. 'Gaming disorder' is defined as 'a...

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice...

WHAT WILL FEATURE AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM’S KING  ASHURBANIPAL EXHIBIT?

The story of King Ashurbanipal, who ruled over Assyria between 668 and 631 BC, is set to be showcased in a new exhibition...

1,500-year-old dismembered remains of three men are found at a Roman site in Cambridgeshire

The 1,500-year-old dismembered remains of three men with amputated legs and smashed skulls has been found at an ancient site in Cambridgeshire. Two of the...

WHO WAS KING ASHURBANIPAL, 7TH CENTURY RULER OF THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE?

King Ashurbanipal ruled over Assyria between 668 and 631 BC, a period when the empire was the largest and most powerful in the...

Happn is adding a ‘creepy’ map that reveals your recent movements

It may sound like a stalkers dream come true, but dating app Happn is adding a new 'creepy' feature that will let potential love...

Cyclone Mekunu created lakes across sand deserts in Oman and Yemen

Spanning the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, the Rub’ al-Khali is the world’s largest contiguous sand desert, and one of the driest places on...

Apple slapped with $6.6 million fine in Australia over ‘Error 53’ bug that ‘bricked’...

Apple has been hit with a $6.6 million (AU$9 million) fine after an Australian court found that the iPhone maker mislead customers with a bug...

Child skeleton found in Montana represents the only known burial from the Clovis people

Researchers have uncovered new clues on a mysterious burial in Montana that dates back to the Clovis period more than 12,000 years ago. The Clovis...

Mystery of the strange Scottish balls: Archaeologists bewildered by 5,000 year old carved stones

For over 200 years, archaeologists all over the world have been left bewildered by strange carved balls from the Stone Age. The 5,000-year-old artifacts have...

Strange half-a-billion-year-old balloon-shaped creature discovered in China 

The fossil of an unusual large-bodied balloon shaped sea-creature that lived half a billion years ago has been discovered in China. The strange fossil belongs...

Microsoft employees criticize the firm’s contracts with ICE

Microsoft is the latest tech giant to find itself in the crosshairs over a controversial government contract.  In January, it was announced that Microsoft's Azure...

The Navy SEALs ‘superhero wetsuit’ inspired by blubber

Navy SEALs carrying  out mission in Arctic waters are set to be able to survive underwater for far longer thanks to a new artificial...

Apple users complain iOS 11 crashes their iPhone cameras

iOS 11.4 is wreaking havoc with crucial iPhone features for a number of Apple users.  Following reports the operating system update dramatically increased battery drain...

Amazon to install delivery ‘hubs’ in apartment buildings

Amazon is rolling out a new delivery service that could make missing a package a thing of the past.  The e-commerce giant said on Tuesday...

Fascinating footage reveals what a Tesla in Autopilot mode ‘sees’

A fascinating new video reveals what a Tesla in Autopilot mode 'sees' in real-time. The footage shows exactly what the electric car firm's vehicles can...

Amazon files patent for a JELLYFISH drone to potentially be used in its warehouses

Amazon has increasingly been moving towards automatizing its supply chain, and new publicly released patents show a strange drone with airbags and claws. The patent...

Uber testing out cheaper fares for people who are willing to wait

Uber is testing a new feature that will reward those who can patiently wait for a ride. The company nixed the option to see surge...

The 1,000-year-old amulet with an Arabic blessing to protect its owner ‘from the evil...

Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an extremely rare ancient clay amulet under a parking lot.  The clay artifact, which dates back to the 9th or...

Canadian research says men enjoy food more if waitress is attractive

From exotic ingredients to the perfect setting, restaurants make every effort to attract diners. But if they really want to make their meals taste delicious,...

Tesla builds giant tent in parking lot to house Model 3 production

Billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has devised a new way to resolve Tesla's Model 3 woes - and it's already raising some eyebrows.  The Tesla...

Faster in-flight WiFi: Researchers develop better way to send signals between airplane and ground

Researchers have developed a more efficient way to transfer data from an aircraft to a ground station, potentially allowing for faster WiFi on commercial...

HOW DOES IBM PROJECT DEBATER WORK AND DOES IT PLAGIARISE ITS RESPONSES?

IBM Project Debater was designed to make an engaging and persuasive argument on tough topics where there is often no easy answer. The team...

London exhibit to celebrate Assyrian ruler Ashurbanipal

The story of the 'greatest king you've never heard of' is set to be showcased in a new exhibition at the British Museum in...

Always have your eyes closed in photos? Facebook reveals AI that can tweak your...

Facebook has developed a way to salvage photos where you've accidentally blinked. A team of Facebook engineers utilized a novel technology called 'in-painting', where a...

Uber testing out cheaper fares for people who are willing to wait longer for...

Uber is testing a new feature that will reward those who can patiently wait for a ride. The company nixed the option to see surge...

WHAT ARE CIRCIDIAN RHYTHMS AND HOW DO THEY WORK?

Our internal circadian rhythms, or our body clock, when working correctly, is responsible for waking our bodies up in the morning and ensuring...

Tesla boss Elon Musk says cash handouts ‘will be necessary’ as AI takes over...

Billionaire Elon Musk has said cash handouts 'will be necessary' if robots take human jobs, in his latest flurry of tweets.  Musk made the comment...

HOW WILL HAPPN’S NEW MAPPING FEATURE WORK? 

It may sound like a stalkers dream come true but dating app happn is adding a new feature that will let potential love...