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First total solar eclipse sweep across America in 99 years

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Darkness swept across the US on Monday as the eclipse traveled from coast to coast, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina.

Climate model reveals that it snows on Mars at night


Researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris used atmospheric models to simulate the weather on Mars.

Phone obsession is turning our pets mad


Nottingham-based vet Amber Pickworth says the modern obsession with staring at screens may be causing pooches to suffer from anxiety and depression (stock image).

Samsung accidentally reveals Galaxy Note 8 on its own site


The company prematurely listed the U.S. unlocked version of the phone on its online store Friday, just days ahead of the launch. While the link didn't work, the official image revealed some clues.

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Chimpanzees and humans copy each other's actions to learn


A study by researchers at Lund University in Sweden found that both humans and chimpanzees imitate to a similar extent, and imitation in apes might have evolved for social purposes.


Moon trolls the sun on Twitter in NASA solar cyber spat

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As if a solar eclipse was not enough, the moon threw some virtual shade at the sun on Twitter on Monday, as millions watched the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in the United States in nearly a century


Google reveals Oreo, the newest version of the Android OS


It is now officially out of developer beta and part of Android Open Source Project, meaning it will be rolling out over the next few months and some users can get a pre-commercial version today.

NASA reveals the eclipse seen from space

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From astronauts aboard the International Space Station to satellites orbiting the Earth, NASA has revealed a collection of incredible eclipse images.


NASA to make oxygen from Mars atmosphere for survival


The process entails transporting microbial life - such as bacteria or algae - to Mars. The organisms would use Martian soil as fuel to pump out oxygen, which could then be harvested.


Leaked iPhone 8 images appear to show handset components


Images posted to Chinese social media site Weibo seem to confirm rumours about the upcoming iPhone 8, expected to be unveiled in September alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.


How to eat avocados properly including the seed husk


Texas researchers discovered the seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries.

Body sensors made from silk to make smart clothing


Researchers from Tsinghua University are using silk to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices.

National Grid issues warning over electric car charging


The UK's electricity transmission network National Grid, based in London, has issued a reported which examines the impact of increased ownership of electric cars over the next 30 years.


Can YOU solve these maths challenges?

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The maths sums are from the new Asian-style maths teaching techniques that many British schools are starting to weave into their own lesson plans.


China's £115 million boost for floating nuclear plants


China National Nuclear Corporation, based in Beijing, has announced plans for a fleet of vessels that will likely be deployed in the internationally contested South China Seas.

VW to make electric version of classic Microbus camper van

Wolfsburg-based car company Volkswagen has decided to go ahead with the production of an electric version of its classic Microbus camper van (pictured, concept image)


X-ray scans uncover beauty of ancient Roman painting


Researchers from the Pratt Institute in New York used a recently developed portable macro X-ray fluorescence instrument to reveal the elements used in the creation of the painting.

Sabanci University made a special packaging for food


The film, which is made of polyethylene and tiny tubes of clay, has been created by researchers from Sabanci University in Istanbul.


Microsoft's Cortana boosts speech recognition accuracy

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Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, says improvements to the AI that powers its speech recognition software have achieved a 5.1 per cent margin of error, on a par with trained professionals.


People reveal the bad manners that make them furious


More than 1,500 Reddit users took to the online forum to reveal the basic breaches of etiquette that leave them feeling frustrated, from eating loudly to failing to make an introduction.

Monday, Aug 21

Tech leaders warn against robotic weapons


Killer robots - including lethal microdrone swarms - should be urgently banned before a wave of weapons of mass destruction gets out of control, industry leaders say.

Apple hides engineer job application within its website

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The job is for a distributed systems engineer 'to develop a critical infrastructure component that is to be a key part of the Apple ecosystem'.

UK scientists shrink robots for keyhole operations


Cambridge Medical Robotics have created a robot arm, which is suitable for use in delicate keyhole surgical operations.

Britain may miss out on eclipse due to poor weather

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If visible, the sun will resemble a biscuit with a small bite taken out of it as part of the moon blocks out its rays just before sunset.

Sunday, Aug 20

Revealed, how breast density is key to cancer


Among younger women, four in ten cases of breast cancer can be blamed on high breast density, according to a recent US study.

Saturday, Aug 19

Swansea Bionic Boy can finally use a knife and fork


Alan Gifford, from Swansea, is thought to have become the youngest in the world to have two prosthetic hands.

Scientists develop 'genome cloaking' to encrypt DNA


Stanford University researchers developed a way to scour the complete human genome for disease-associated genes without revealing genetic information that isn't related to the inquiry.

Apple nears deal to rent films two weeks after release


Apple and Comcast are both in 'pressing' talks with movie studios to make films available for home viewing as soon as two weeks after they are released in theaters for only $30 to $50.

Artificial womb used to incubate a lamb for second time


Researchers from the University of Western Australia tested a second artificial womb on fetal lambs. They were able to keep the lambs in there for one week and say the animals were born healthy.

Friday, Aug 18

Stunning footage shows a solar eclipse from space


Japan's Himawari 8 weather satellite caught the moment when a shadow passed over the Pacific last year, creating a total solar eclipse in Indonesia, from orbit above the Earth.

Incredible heart-shaped cell entangled in a blood clot


The image, which won a British Heart Foundation photo contest, was snapped by a University of Leeds researcher who is studying how clots form.

Divers uncover secrets buried on the Dutch ship Rooswijk


The Dutch merchant ship De Rooswijk was carrying chests of silver ingots, silver dollars and pieces of eight when it hit the treacherous sandbanks off the coast of Deal, Kent, in January 1740.

Incredible images from BMC Ecology Image Competition 2017


The winning photographs from the BMC Ecology Image Competition have been revealed, ranging from close-ups that capture the animated life of insects, to aerial views of vast landscapes.

Thursday, Aug 17

People of Pompeii were poisoned by their drinking water


New research from the University of Southern Denmark found the ‘acutely toxic’ element antimony, which likely caused vomiting, diarrhea, liver and kidney damage, and cardiac arrest.

Instagram accounts show growing obsession with slime


On Instagram, accounts such as slimequeens , have amassed more than a million followers. Their feeds are made up mostly of videos of hands and fingers manipulating various types of slime.

London father created app to force son to text him back

Nick Herbert, from West Wickham in London, is selling his ReplyASAP messaging app to help stressed out parents across the country keep track of their children.

Larvaceans transfer mircoplastics to ocean floor via feces

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Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California found that filter-feeding animals called giant larvaceans can collect and consume microplastic particles in the deep sea.