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New project to identify Jack the Ripper's last known victim

New project to identify Jack the Ripper's last known victim | News we like | Scoop.it
Members of the University of Leicester team who undertook genealogical and demographic research in relation to the discovery of the mortal remains of King Richard III have now been involved in a new project to identify th
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Take A Bicycle Tour Anywhere In The World

Take A Bicycle Tour Anywhere In The World | News we like | Scoop.it
Imagine yourself riding through the countryside of Tuscany in the morning, then popping over to Champagne for a tour in the evening without taking a plane ride in the intermission. In fact, you don'
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Little girl tries to open her front door in a storm but the wind has other ideas

Little girl tries to open her front door in a storm but the wind has other ideas | News we like | Scoop.it

Four-year-old Madison Gardner was left clinging to the handle as she was swept off her feet by a huge gust of wind
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Antarctic Sea Ice Crashed This Year and Scientists Don't Know Why

Antarctic Sea Ice Crashed This Year and Scientists Don't Know Why | News we like | Scoop.it
Just about every month, it seems, we get a report on the dismal state of Arctic sea ice. By contrast, the shiny white stuff surrounding the Antarctic continent has been remarkably stable in a warming world. This year, however, the sea ice at our planet’s south pole is crashing, and scientists don’t know why.
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Cruise Ship Smashes Into One of the World’s Most Beautiful Coral Reefs

Cruise Ship Smashes Into One of the World’s Most Beautiful Coral Reefs | News we like | Scoop.it
A popular diving site filled with spectacular coral reefs has been severely damaged in West Papua, New Guinea, after a British-owned cruise ship got caught in low tide and slammed into it. It could take years for the reefs, a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site, to bounce back, and local officials want the company to pay for the damage.
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Wild New Theory Suggests Radio Bursts Beyond Our Galaxy Are Powering Alien Starships

Wild New Theory Suggests Radio Bursts Beyond Our Galaxy Are Powering Alien Starships | News we like | Scoop.it
Since their discovery ten years ago, fast radio bursts have confounded astronomers. These intergalactic pulses of radio energy have defied explanation, but a new theory suggests a technological origin, whereby aliens use these beams to propel their ships through space. Extremely speculative stuff, to be sure, but it’s an idea worth pursuing given just how weird these pulses are.
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Teacher Suspended After Giving Students Cooking Instructions For Crystal Meth

Teacher Suspended After Giving Students Cooking Instructions For Crystal Meth | News we like | Scoop.it
An Ontario mother is outraged after her 13-year-old son was handed instructions for making and injecting crystal meth as part of a drama class assignment.
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24 Of The Funniest Notes Ever Written

24 Of The Funniest Notes Ever Written | News we like | Scoop.it
In our digital era, emails replaced hand-written mails, real talks happen through chat apps, and social media platforms replaced most real social interactions. Because of this, personal and tangible types of notes aren’t really seen that much anymore. However, if you really want to make an impression by being creative, romantic and very personal, a …
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What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program | News we like | Scoop.it
Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.
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Tech sector scrambles after CIA device-hacking allegations

Tech sector scrambles after CIA device-hacking allegations | News we like | Scoop.it
The tech sector was scrambling Wednesday to understand the implications of an alleged broad CIA hacking arsenal, capable of spying on phones and other connected devices.
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Researchers create 'time crystals' envisioned by Princeton scientists

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Time crystals may sound like something from science fiction, having more to do with time travel or Dr. Who. These strange materials—in which atoms and molecules are arranged across space and time—are in fact quite real
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Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet??

Is This the CIA's Most Shocking Hacker Tool Yet?? | News we like | Scoop.it
Even though the news is only a few hours old, some are already starting to wonder if the big WikiLeaks release of CIA hacking documents revealed anything “technically surprising.” Well, how about this: CIA hackers are obscenely well-versed in Japanese one-line ACSCII art.
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The 'five-second rule' for dropped food is right - and here's why

The 'five-second rule' for dropped food is right - and here's why | News we like | Scoop.it

We're nearly all guilty of quickly picking up food and eating it after we've dropped it on the floor, but now science has confirmed this is almost always safe
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The God Particle

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The Greek philosopher Plato is well known for his allegories and metaphors. Of particular interest is his Allegory of the Cave, which appeared in The Republic, written around 380BCE. In it, Plat
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Scientists seek to redeem Gitmo prison's dark history with research center and peace park

Scientists seek to redeem Gitmo prison's dark history with research center and peace park | News we like | Scoop.it
How do you redeem a place like Gitmo, the notorious U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba?
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How to Spot Fake News

Contents What is Fake News? Fake News and Social Media How to Spot Fake News Websites Library Resources Additional Resources What is Fake News? The New York Times defined "fake news" on the Internet as false articles deliberately fabricated to deceive readers, generally with the goal of profiting throug
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Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line

Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line | News we like | Scoop.it
Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon datin
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Ancient southern China fish may have evolved prior to the 'Age of Fish'

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An ancient fish species with unusual scales and teeth from the Kuanti Formation in southern China may have evolved prior to the "Age of Fish", according to a study published March 8, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ON
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This is what Coke and energy drinks really do to your teeth

This is what Coke and energy drinks really do to your teeth | News we like | Scoop.it

Dentist Dr Thomas Bierman conducted the experiment on his own teeth
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32 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Fatherhood

32 Hilarious Tweets That Perfectly Sum Up Fatherhood | News we like | Scoop.it
We know how kids can be complete idealists. Often, they get fantasy mixed up with the real world because of so much fairy tales we tell them. Dads, on other hand, are complete realists most of the time. The struggle begins when opposites collide but the idealist obviously has got some big advantage. These dads …
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German prosecutors examining WikiLeaks report on CIA base

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Germany's federal prosecutors say they are examining a WikiLeaks report suggesting that the Central Intelligence Agency used the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a base for covert hackers.
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Paper pumps power portable microfluidics, biomedical devices

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Biomedical engineering researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices
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Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used 'aspirin'

Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used 'aspirin' | News we like | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals - our nearest extinct relative - has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicin
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