The tiny spider with a lightning-fast bite: High-speed footage captures arachnids attacking...

Video reveals Trap-jaw spiders ambush their prey with incredible speed Mechanism amplifies power of specialised jaw parts called chelicerae Power applied during strike is more than the spider's muscles combined ...
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07 April 2016, 20:40

Holey skull gives a glimpse at the brutality of the Battle of Culloden: 3D model of soldier's...

Skull was found on the moor where the Battle of Culloden took place It is thought to belong to a soldier killed in the vicious fighting A musket ball appears to have passed through the top of his head He may have...
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484
07 April 2016, 19:41

iPhone owners rejoice! Apple is rumoured to be finally working on a way to hide its annoying...

Code wasfound in metadata of iTunes and says 'isFirstPartyHideableApp' This suggests Apple is working on a way to hide apps on its devices There are 32 native apps including Stocks, Calculator, Maps and Watch Tim...
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380
07 April 2016, 19:41

Rare 'brown dwarf' identified after 18 YEARS of tests: Failed star could help deepen...

Brown dwarf has been identified after 18 years of measurements First time the mass of one has been observed instead of estimated Researchers determined the brown dwarf's mass, ageand composition The information...
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471
07 April 2016, 17:21

What happens when you do not switch your phone to flight mode? Why it will not bring down the...

Some passengers falsely believe that a phone's signal can cause a crash Experts said technology is becoming increasingly reliable and safe A phone signal can interfere with radio communications in the cockpit ...
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07 April 2016, 17:20

Take home a piece of space history: Signed camera lens used on Apollo 15 mission is up for...

Camera lens was used to take 293 images of the moon's surface Auction will begin on 14 April and end on 21 April in New Hampshire Other space artefacts on sale include life-sizedreplica of Mercury capsule Its...
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07 April 2016, 16:20

Are 'anti-memories' making you forgetful? Scientists discover neurons that stop us remembering...

New memories stimulate new 'excitable' connections between neurons Over time other 'inhibitory' connections also develop to silence these Normally this process helps keep the brain healthy and balanced Researchers...
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07 April 2016, 16:20

Is Facebook making YOU depressed? One in five of us admit to feeling sad when comparing our...

The research was commissioned by Privilege Home Insurance It found 6.9 million UK adults compare their lives to their friend's posts More than half of users also felt pressured to use social media While 56% said...
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07 April 2016, 15:24

UFO hunter spots mysterious object flanking the ISS: Glowing craft makes a brief appearance...

Images have emerged of an unidentified object close to the space station It can be seen appearing on the horizon and glows a blue-ish hue The object was spotted by Jadon Beeson from Worcestershire He describes the...
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07 April 2016, 15:24

Self-driving trucks hit the roads of Europe: Convoys of autonomous lorries that 'speak' to...

More than a dozen self-driving trucks arrived in Rotterdam on Wednesday They arrived in 'truck platoons' at around midday, ready to hit the road Truck platooning involves two or three trucks that autonomously drive...
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341
07 April 2016, 14:24

Hitting a bum note! Caterpillars use 'anal drumming' to call for help from fellow bugs when...

Masked birch caterpillars drum their 'anal oars' to attract friends The sociable bugs build shelters with friends in which to mature They also vibrate appendages to warn off strangers before attacking them 'New'...
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07 April 2016, 14:24

U.S. Government spy planes use 'augmented reality' software as they fly above major US cities...

Software works via plane's cameras and superimposes details onto screen FBI can also track the mobile phones of residents below during the flights 'Target' areas such as the San Bernardino mosque after December...
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07 April 2016, 13:40

Tigers are declared extinct in Cambodia: Illegal poaching is believed to have wiped out the...

Between 20 and 50 tigers were believed to exist in Cambodia's forests However, years of illegal poaching has led to a decline in their population The last tiger spotted in Cambodia was seen in 2007 by camera trap ...
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538
07 April 2016, 13:40

Christian saint's bones are discovered in the rubble of a fifth century monastery destroyed by...

Bones of a Christian saint have been found amid rubble of an ancient Syrian monastery blown up by Islamic State ISIS levelled the fifthcentury St Elian monastery and church in August 2015 by using explosives and...
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07 April 2016, 11:42

It will not just wake you up, your morning coffee 'speeds up reaction times too' - raising...

Scientists found caffeine improves cognitive reaction time in older adults 20 healthy older adults were given caffeine and decaffeinated pills Those on caffeine pills scored higherin tests relating to attention ...
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07 April 2016, 11:17