Mysterious new state of matter discovered: Quantum spin liquid is seen in a real-world...

Quantum spin liquid causes electrons to break into pieces It was thought electrons wereindivisible building blocks of nature The resulting fractional particles, known as Majorana fermions, can be used in quantum...
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05 April 2016, 1:00

Incredible slow motion footage reveals exactly how cats always land on their feet: Watch...

As cat falls upside-down, flexible spine allows for opposing rotation The front end begins to rotate clockwise, while back end moves opposite This happens at the same time, allowing the cat topush against itself ...
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05 April 2016, 1:00

Ancient horse dung is helping to track Hannibal's route across the Alps: Remains may have been...

Scientists unearthed ancient dung on a treacherous route over the Alps Analysis of the soil shows high levels of microbes found in horse dung Isotope analysis dates the dung Hannibal's crossing close to 200BC It...
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04 April 2016, 20:41

Why macho men are so bad at pillow talk: Higher testosterone levels send them off to sleep...

Researchers found that both men's and women's desire to chat to their partner after sex was dependent on their individual levels of testosterone Those with higher levels of the hormone were less keen on pillow talk ...
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04 April 2016, 20:40

Astronomers capture a spinning neutron star in Andromeda for the first time - and it is EATING...

Star was seen by European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope It captured what it believes to be the signal from a spinning neutron star Star spins every 1.2 seconds, and appears to be feeding on a nearby star...
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04 April 2016, 17:20

Still waiting for your Oculus Rift? You're not alone: ​​Firm admits the first headsets are...

First set of the long-awaited headsets has experienced shipping delays Oculus admits delays were due to an unexpected shortage of components Some customers will have to wait until 12th April, but will get free...
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04 April 2016, 16:23

Who holds the REAL power in Game of Thrones? Mathematicians reveal the true linchpin of the...

Mathematicians performed network analysis on the characters in the books They found Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow were the two most important But they also found Sansa Stark is a surprise linchpin in the twisting...
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04 April 2016, 16:22

Commercial drones could soon be given the green light: Report outlines plans to lift the ban...

Federal Aviation Administration prohibits most drone flights over crowds This is hampering plans for package delivery drones in urban areas Now, the Small UAV Coalition is recommending the ban be relaxed They call...
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04 April 2016, 14:40

Missing patent file for the Wright Brothers' 'flying machine' has been found in a 'cave' 36...

The 'flying machine' patent was last seen in 1980 after being on loan Patent 821393 was misfiled and was found in a storage cave in Kansas Bears the names of Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright and 'flying machine' ...
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04 April 2016, 14:40

Rare copy of one of the world's most spectacular atlas made in Amsterdam in the 1660s with 600...

Hand-coloured atlas, by Johannes Blaeu, is made up of nine volumes Was most expensive publication of 17th century - more than a Rembrandt One volume focuses on England and Wales, including Stonehenge drawing Rare...
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04 April 2016, 11:26

Was Shakespeare really a she-kespeare? Book claims The Bard's greatest works were written by a...

Been 400 years since his death - but Shakespeare's identity still a mystery John Hudson's book suggests that he was a woman called Amelia Bassano Amelia was a dark-haired Venetian Jewish woman, who lived in ......
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04 April 2016, 11:25

Print your pills at home: Researchers reveal fridge-sized machine that can make prescription...

Currently able to produce four drugs formulated as solutions Can make 1000 doses of drugs in just 24 hours Device looks to develop a flow process where drugs aremade in one place Working on a smaller system that...
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02 April 2016, 3:21

The secret behind the incredible 'blood Nile' picture that shows the river running red...

ESA's Sentinel-3A was launched on Feb 16 part of Copernicus program Image taken this month reveals vegetation along Nile River, shown in red Sentinel-3A will measures the oceans, land, ice, and atmosphere of Earth ...
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02 April 2016, 3:21

How long until AAA can get there? Nasa reveals Opportunity got stuck trying to climb steepest...

Over three attempts, it spun its wheels enough times to move 66ft But because of the steep incline, Opportunity only managed 3.5 inches Rover is now on its way to another target in an area where Nasa has identified...
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02 April 2016, 2:41

Samsung's foldable phone can double as a tablet: Radical gadget 'set for release in 2017'...

Samsung is expected to release the folding handset in January next year Anonymous sources claim it is currently being tested in China Called 'Foldable Valley', the handset will have a bendy plastic display   If...
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02 April 2016, 2:41