Mysterious material that could form Titan's dried up 'crusty' lakes recreated on Earth...

Newly identified material forms at 90 degrees Kelvin, or -179.2 ° C Study revealed its structure, a co-crystal between benzene and ethane Researchers say this may help understand Titan's 'hydrological' cycle Titan...
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02 April 2016, 1:21

Russia's radical plan to launch an artificial star turns to Kickstarter to raise funds - and...

It will be launched from a Soyuz 2 rocket with help from Roscosmos Made of a reflective thin polymer film 20 times thinner than human hair Parachute-like structure may be used to lower the orbits of space debris A...
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02 April 2016, 1:21

Apple's Siri now offers support for rape victims and suicidal users: Software is updated after...

Researchers recently found digital personal assistants fell short in their abilities to respond to simple statements about mental health and violence Now, Apple has updated Siri's responses to some worrying statements...
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01 April 2016, 21:23

Definitely do not try this at home! YouTube star makes homemade thermite cannon to launch...

YouTuvber Colin Furze demonstrates his new weapon in a new video Thermite burns at temperatures of over 2200˚C and can melt steel The crazy inventor fires shells of the stuff using a homemadecannon Video shows...
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01 April 2016, 21:21

Medieval whip unearthed at Rufford Abbey: Monks would have used the copper scourge to punish...

Medieval copper whip was found at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamishire It was used by monks for self- flagellation or to ward off the Black Death Intriguing artefact is just one of four medieval scourges found in the...
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01 April 2016, 21:02

What does your music taste say about YOU? Take the quiz to see if you're caring and sociable...

People who recognise emotions in themselves and others are empathisers Empathisers prefer mellow music that evokes deep emotion People who identify patterns and systems, known as 'Systemisers' Systemisers prefer...
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01 April 2016, 21:01

Egyptians take 'most detailed scans yet' of secret rooms behind Tutankhamun's tomb - but still...

Experts worked 11 hours overnight to obtain 40 scans of five levels Are focussed on the area behind Tutankhamun's burial chamber Scans have not been released Egypt's archaeologists have completed more extensive...
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01 April 2016, 19:03

Are you scared of sinkholes or crumpets? You may have an overactive BRAIN: Fear of holes...

Trypophobia is a fear of closely-packed holes in every day objects It can trigger reactions like nausea , Shortness of breath and a racing heart Psychologists say it could be due to the geometry taxing the brain ...
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01 April 2016, 19:03

Holes in the sun could cause GPS havoc on Earth this weekend: Experts forecast geomagnetic...

The warnings have been made by US-based NOAA and the UK Met Office Weather experts have spotted three coronal holes in the surface of the sun These are expected to produce solar flares, wind and geomagnetic storms ...
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01 April 2016, 18:20

A computer could soon tell you when you're going to DIE: Scientists are developing a test to...

UK researchers are embarking on a huge project using vast health datasets The aim is to be able to predict a person's longevity based on risk factors It could shed light on the impact of long-term conditions and...
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01 April 2016, 18:20

Google's Mic Drop April Fool spectacularly backfires: Firm apologises for Gmail prank that may...

Internet firm introduced a Mic Drop feature to reply to all in email threads The prank included an animation of a minion dropping a microphone But users have taken to forums to complain the prank went too far ...
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01 April 2016, 16:48

Did the MOON help create Earth's magnetic field? Theory claims the satellite's irregular orbit...

Geodynamo is the rapid motion of liquid iron alloy in Earth's outer core Classical theories of history of core's temperature found not to be true New theory proposed that themoon's gravity provides energy for the...
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01 April 2016, 16:41

New 'hot Jupiter' found with THREE suns could help explain how gas giants get so close to...

The newly found distant world, known as KELT-4Ab, orbits one star In turn, that star is orbited by nearby pair of stars, called KELT-4B and C Planet KELT-4Ab is only the fourth known system to contain three stars ...
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01 April 2016, 14:40

Ever had a bad date? Blame arranged marriages! The historical process of pairing people off...

Scientist claims singletons can blame bad dates on arranged marriages This is because a match's personality was often ignored, in favour of cash Over time, process means bad personality traits have not been weeded...
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01 April 2016, 14:40

A gorilla named Susie is helping to unlock the secrets of the similarities between humans and...

Scientists have unveiled an upgraded version of the gorilla genome It is based on DNA from Susie, an 11-year-old Western lowland gorilla Genome fills in gaps in the first gorilla genetic map published in 2012 It...
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01 April 2016, 13:23