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'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole - BBC News

'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
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Home PC outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations

Home PC  outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Russian physicists have put a computer running a consumer-level Nvidia GPU to work on equations that are normally performed using a powerful supercomputer, and found that the home PC solved them in 15 minutes – far faster than the supercomputer’s time of two or three days.
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Scientists can create malaria-proof mosquitoes – but is the world ready?

Scientists can create malaria-proof mosquitoes – but is the world ready? | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes are the deadlines animal in the world, killing more than 700,000 people each year. Gene drive technology could be the solution, but could there be potentially harmful side effects?
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'It Wasn't the Bear's Fault.' Grizzly Attack Survivor Stories

'It Wasn't the Bear's Fault.' Grizzly Attack Survivor Stories | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Survival rates for bear attacks are high. And those who have been mauled are often forgiving.
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Ancient 'Deep Skull' from Borneo full of surprises

Ancient 'Deep Skull' from Borneo full of surprises | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A new study of the 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep Skull" - the oldest modern human discovered in island South-East Asia - has revealed this ancient person was not related to Indigenous Australians, as had been originall
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Laser uranium enrichment technology may create new proliferation risks

Laser uranium enrichment technology may create new proliferation risks | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A new laser-based uranium enrichment technology may provide a hard-to-detect pathway to nuclear weapons production, according to a forthcoming paper in the journal Science & Global Security by Ryan Snyder, a physicist wit...
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Zero-Day Warning! Ransomware targets Microsoft Office 365 Users

Zero-Day Warning! Ransomware targets Microsoft Office 365 Users | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Cerber Ransomware spreading through Microsoft Office 365 zero-day vulnerability
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Burglar who dropped phone has no right to privacy, judge says

Burglar who dropped phone has no right to privacy, judge says | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
His lawyer wanted to suppress evidence found on the phone that linked his client to a separate crime of kidnapping.
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Helium discovery a 'game-changer' - BBC News

Helium discovery a 'game-changer' - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Scientists say they have found a large helium gas field in Tanzania, amid concerns global supplies are running out.
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Why Great White Sharks Are Still a Mystery to Us

Why Great White Sharks Are Still a Mystery to Us | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Thanks to Jaws, they're the ocean's most iconic and feared fish. But we know surprisingly little about them.
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Mark Zuckerberg masks Mac webcam and microphone - BBC News

Mark Zuckerberg masks Mac webcam and microphone - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shows tape has been used to cover his MacBook Pro's webcam and mic.
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Over 90 percent of mammals were wiped out by dino-killing asteroid

Over 90 percent of mammals were wiped out by dino-killing asteroid | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
It turns out that dinosaurs might not have been the only casualty of an ancient asteroid strike here on Earth. New analysis of the fossil record indicates that a full 93 percent of mammals living at the time also went extinct, a number significantly higher than previously thought.
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Scammers claim there is a virus in Apple's iTunes database

Scammers claim there is a virus in Apple's iTunes database | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Scammers are once again targeting Apple customers in their attempt to hijack accounts and steal payment information.
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Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads

Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The Flash Keyboard app has been downloaded more than 50 million times -- but is capable of some extremely dangerous behaviors.
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Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable - BBC News

Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.
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Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.
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'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes and Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing

'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes and Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research led by Carnegie's Greg Asner and publishe
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Scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley

Scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
California's drought-stricken Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, Stanford scientists have found. Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and safeguarding it from possibl
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Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most

Google Has A List Of The A.I. Behaviors That Would Scare It Most | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
And may scare you too

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Small-brained elephantnose fish can think big like humans

Small-brained elephantnose fish can think big like humans | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A team of zoologists at the University of Bonn has discovered that, despite lacking a complex brain, the African elephantnose fish can swap between its electrical and visual senses in the same way a person can switch between sight and touch.​
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AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation - BBC News

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
An artificial intelligence system developed in the US successfully intercepts two attacking fighter jets in a combat simulation.
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Researcher spots an ATM Skimmer while on vacation in Vienna

Researcher spots an ATM Skimmer while on vacation in Vienna | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Security researcher spotted an ATM Skimmer while on vacation in Vienna
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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory | The Scientist Magazine®

Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory | The Scientist Magazine® | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Working out is good for the brain. Now, a team of scientists from the U.S. and Germany has a clearer idea why. A protein called cathepsin B, produced and secreted by muscle during exercise, is required for exercise-induced memory improvement and brain cell production in mice, the scientists reported in Cell Metabolism today (June 23). They also showed that levels of cathepsin B are positively correlated with fitness and memory in humans.

“This is a super exciting area. Exercise has so many health benefits, yet we know so little about many of these effects at a molecular level,” said biologist David James of the University of Sydney who did not participate in the work.

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Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests - BBC News

Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests.
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Japan wants to take autonomous construction extraterrestrial

Japan wants to take autonomous construction extraterrestrial | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
​​With an eye on its aging population, Japan is already starting to test the waters with automated construction. Now the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is aiming to take this technology to a place where there are even less able-bodied workers, the undeveloped plains of the Moon and Mars. ​
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