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Pregnant women who wear perfume have kids that struggle to grasp ideas


Dr Janice Juraska, of the University of Illinois, said she was shocked by how clear the impact was, and she would now urge pregnant women to avoid plastics and fragrances of any kind.

Hexa robot plant holder moves when it needs more light


Called Hexa, the intelligent planter is just big enough to hold a medium-sized succulent and is equipped with spider-like legs that can walk into the sunlight when its plant passenger needs some vitamin D.

Nasa's fleet of hurricane-tracking satellites Cygnss could be fully operational next year


Nasa, based in Washington, DC, said its fleet could fill a key gap in scientists' ability to predict the intensity of deadly hurricanes.

Archaeologists unearth charred remains of a 14,400 year-old flatbread in Jordan


The site, Shubayqa , located roughly 90 miles (150 km) northeast of Amman, in Jordan, has been investigated by a University of Copenhagen led team from 2012 to the present day.

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Amazon finally acknowledges Prime Day outage hours after site crashed


Amazon has crashed across the United States, leaving shoppers unable to make their purchases. It comes just hours into the site's Prime Day sale.


Best Amazon Prime Day deals


Running for 36 hours from 3pm EST today (July 16) until tomorrow (July 17), the retail giant is releasing more than a million deals globally for Amazon Prime Members.


Lockheed Martin unveils largest-ever 3D-printed satellite fuel domes


Lockheed Martin built a 3-D printed titanium vessel to be used for satellite fuel tanks that measures 46 inches, or just about four feet, in diameter. The previous record holder was the size of a toaster.

Internet infrastructure beneath major cities could become submerged by 2033 as sea levels rise


A study from University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon warns New York, Miami, and Seattle could be among the worst hit, with potential to disrupt global communications.


Ninebot unveils new kit that can transform a Segway into a go-kart


Segway parent Ninebot is expected to roll out a kit that attaches a go-kart to its upright hoverboard, the miniPro. It includes a steering wheel, front bumper and seats as well as front and back wheels.

Monday, Jul 16


High-energy neutrinos still adhere to Einstein's theory


In its toughest test to date, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that subatomic particles called neutrinos obey the Lorentz principle, despite operating at incredibly high energies.

Pottery was created by early man after a surge in heavy fishing at the end of the last Ice Age


Scientists at the University of York said the find reveals how prehistoric hunter-gatherers in Japan transformed the ceramic pot from a rare and special object to an every-day tool for preparing fish.


Uber launches 'Spotlight' feature to flag drivers


Uber on Monday is launching a slew of new features that are aimed at connecting drivers with riders and should also help minimize the need for riders or driver to cancel the trip altogether.

Russia's royals found: DNA evidence discovers the last tsar


Tsar Nicholas II was murdered, alongside his family, 100 years ago today when they were living under guard in the Urals city of Sverdlovsk, now Yekaterinburg, Russia.

South African telescope captures image of Milky Way's center


The 64-dish MeerKAT telescope was inaugurated on Friday after a decade in design and construction, and is already proving its incredible capabilities. The new image captures the Milky Way's center.

Google's DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests


Researchers at Google's DeepMind project in London used puzzles are known as Raven's progressive matrices to prove that AI is capable of abstract thought similar to humans.

Roku unveils wireless speakers that automatically turn the volume down on loud commercials


Roku is launching its own pair of wireless speakers for the living room. It's aimed at casual TV and movie watchers who want better audio, without the headache of installing a home audio system.

Amazon Prime Day threatened by strikes in fulfilment centres

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Amazon workers at fulfilment warehouses in Poland, Spain and France are set to walk away from their jobs this week in protest over harsh working conditions, according to union officials.


A wire could help doctors detect cancer before patients show symptoms


Catching biomarkers for cancer in a blood test often comes down to luck. But Stanford researchers have developed a magnetic wire that would attract broken-off cells like a fridge magnet.


Power to the drones: Utilities companies use long-distance craft to spot damage in the grid


Utilities in Europe are looking to long-distance drones to scour thousands of miles of grids for damage and leaks in an attempt to avoid network failures that cost them billions of dollars a year.

Instagram users confess worst answers to their Questions Sticker


Instagram, based in Menlo Park in California, last week launched questions in stories. But, they are not anonymous. This detail caused many users to come unstuck asking unusual questions.

Seaweed off Antarctica has travelled up to 12,500 miles across the Southern Ocean


The continent of Antarctica is a vast wilderness with little life. The presence of seaweed, from 12,500 miles (20,000 km) away indicates that other plant and animal species could one day live there.

Stingrays spotted in shallow water close to Jersey’s beaches


Experts have issued a warning about the creatures, which can grow up to a metre and a half long, being in British waters. They have been seen off the south and east of Jersey.

Safety fears over revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr/Cas9


Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists tested the effects of Crispr on both mouse and human cells in the laboratory. The findings were published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.


Rolls-Royce confirms a Back to the Future-style flying taxi


British jet engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce is making a flying taxi, which will travel at 250mph. The electric vehicle will be unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow this week.


Google and Facebook are turning to Africa to find the next billion online users


Lagos and Accra, cities in Nigeria and Ghana, respectively, have been ear-marked by global tech giants as key avenues into Africa, as the firms hope to conquer the continent and entice a billion new users.


Scalextric-style roads will top-up battery levels of electric vehicles during journeys


The proposal was made in a Department for Transport (DfT) strategy designed to promote zero emission vehicle technology in Britain, but similar schemes are being attempted globally.


British diver who helped save Thai cave boys may sue Elon Musk

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Vernon Unsworth said his spat with Elon Musk 'isn't finished' after the Tesla CEO labelled the British diver 'pedo guy' in a series of tweets after Mr Unsworth blasted Musk's mini submarine.

Saturday, Jul 14


Parents are being 'banned' from driving their children to schools concerned about pollution

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In London, Hackney council closed roads outside five schools. The initiative will be extended to another 12 sites. And Westminster council says a range of options will be on offer from September.


Uber now conducts continuous background checks on drivers to improve riders' safety

Uber now conducts real-time background checks for its drivers as a means of improving safety for its riders. The move comes as Uber has encountered repeated issues with violent or abusive drivers.

Amazon on track to capture nearly HALF of US retail market by the end of 2018, research shows

A new report from digital marketing research firm eMarketer indicates that the Silicon Valley giant is expected to capture a whopping 49.1% of the US retail market by the end of 2018.

The online battle for the truth: Experts say accuracy is 'no longer seen as important'

False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on social networks.

Friday, Jul 13


NASA chief supports Donald Trump's Space Force and building 'permanent infrastructure' on the moon


NASA chief Jim Bridenstine reiterated his support for President Donald Trump's proposed new space force, calling it a critical effort to protect the Earth, according to Bloomberg.

Instagram up and running again after global outage may have left MILLIONS unable to check app


The site was experiencing problems with both the desktop and mobile platforms, issuing an error message for those who attempt to access it. As of around 4:30 pm, many users regained access.


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he lost thousands of followers after the latest purge of fake accounts

Twitter this week said that it was purging locked accounts from users' follower counts, marking its latest effort to crack down on fake accounts, bots and harassment on the platform.