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Google is shutting Hangouts in November
Google is prompting Hangouts mobile users to migrate to Chat in...
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Do we need a new theory of evolution?
Strange as it sounds, scientists still do not know the answers to some of the most basic questions about how life on Earth evolved. Take eyes, for instance. Where do they come from, exactly? The usual explanation of how we got these stupendously complex organs rests upon the theory of natural...
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Child Pirate of the Caribbean: John King Was Just 11 When he Joined Infamous Pirate Crew
Nearly 300 years before the first Pirates of the Caribbean film fuelled the imagination of young, modern minds with exciting pirate adventures, a young boy named John King was living the life of a pirate of the Caribbean. He was no more than 11 years old (conflicting sources say he was 9, 10, or 11...
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Exoplanets may provide habitable conditions for billions of years, study says
Rocky exoplanets – planets outside our Solar System – with atmospheres dominated by hydrogen and helium could provide habitable conditions for billions of years, new research has suggested. The study suggests these planets can sustain temperate conditions and liquid water on their surface for long...
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NASA's Curiosity rover reveals evidence of past life on Mars
CAIRO – 27 June 2022: While traveling on the surface of Mars, the Curiosity rover discovered evidence of the past existence of lakes on the "Red Planet". The NASA rover detected on Mount Sharp, which is about 5 km high, clay minerals formed from lakes and...
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Unlocking mom’s brain
Life isn’t always easy for little mouse pups: Hours to days after they are born, the squirmy babies, who can’t hear or see, can roll or stumble away from their nest. Cold and lonely, they call out to their mother. Luckily, Mom snaps into action to ensure the adventures of the little ones are...
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Gold miner in Canada finds mummified 35,000-year-old woolly mammoth
It was a young miner, digging through the northern Canadian permafrost in the seemingly aptly named Eureka Creek, who sounded the alarm when his front-end loader struck something unexpected in the Klondike gold fields. What he had stumbled upon would later be described by the territory’s...
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How the Brain Prepares to Think
UT Southwestern researcher’s decades-long quest to understand synaptic transmission gets help from fastest U.S. academic supercomputer. Let’s think for a second about thought – specifically, the physics of neurons in the brain. This topic has been the lifelong interest of Jose Rizo-Rey,...
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Blood vessel breakthrough major step toward Alzheimer’s treatment
A breakthrough in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease has revealed changes to blood vessels in the brain, potentially presenting a path for developing new drugs to help fight the disease, according to University of Manchester research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and published...
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AI threat to human artists is very small
It has been claimed that an artistic computer could soon be drawing your ideas out for you. Text-to-image AI illustrators are rapidly improving in sophistication and are exciting many as a way to produce high-quality images instantaneously from text prompts. Using a computer to draw images instead...
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