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Robot uprising risk to be studied

Robot uprising risk to be studied | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Scientists and philosophers at Cambridge University are to study the likelihood of robots destroying the human race.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:19 AM
I for one WELCOME our new robotic overloads
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Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims

Former OED editor covertly deleted thousand of words, book claims | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Efforts to rewrite the dictionary in the 70s and 80s to omit entries with foreign origins described as 'really shocking' by author...
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Popemobile available for hire for stag and hen dos

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It was first used to enable Pope John Paul II to safely navigate the throngs who turned out for his historic visit to Ireland in 1979 – but from tomorrow the iconic Popemobile will be available for hire for stag and hen parties and corporate gigs.
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Pluto Atmosphere Larger Than Thought, Study Shows

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The haze around Pluto can extend halfway to its moon Charon.
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6.5 foot tall prehistoric penguin fossil uncovered in Antarctica

6.5 foot tall prehistoric penguin fossil uncovered in Antarctica | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Earlier today, AFP reported that paleontologists working at Argentina’s Natural Sciences Museum of La Plata province found the fossil remains of an ancient peng...
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Doctor offers botox shots to poker fans so other players can't read their expressions

Doctor offers botox shots to poker fans so other players can't read their expressions | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Dr Jack Berdy, a doctor of aesthetic medicine in New York's East Side, just launched the idea of using Botox to 'allow people to gain a poker face' in a service he calls Pokertox.
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Garlic sales up in Serbia after rumours of a vampire on the loose

Garlic sales up in Serbia after rumours of a vampire on the loose | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A VAMPIRE on the loose in Serbia, the country’s residents are being warned.
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Woman 'tried to kill boyfriend with DD breasts'

Woman 'tried to kill boyfriend with DD breasts' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Franziska Hansen, 33, is reportedly charged with “attempted murder with a weapon” after her lawyer boyfriend claimed she tried to smother him while pretending it was a sex game...
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President thinks Mexico should change its name ...to 'Mexico'

President thinks Mexico should change its name ...to 'Mexico' | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he wants to change the official name of the country from the United States of Mexico to, simply, Mexico.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:36 AM
I always assumed Mexico WAS the name
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Angler dies after swallowing fish

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A Brazilian angler died after a fish he had just caught swam down his throat and choked him to death, according to reports.
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The beetle with a handle on its back

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Newly discovered in Cambodia, Eocorythoderus incredibilis has evolved a nifty handle that allows it to be grabbed and carried around by termites...
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Pacific island 'does not exist'

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A South Pacific island shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Maps and on Google Earth, is proven not to exist, Australian scientists say.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:44 AM
I wonder what the conspiracy theorists think of this...
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Worms do the wave to translate messages

Doing the wave is not just a move perfected by breakdancers. Tiny worms have now been caught doing similar ripples as a means of communication, to translate sensory information into motion.

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Milking: an udderly bizarre student trend

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First came planking, swiftly followed by Batmanning and owling. Now students are 'milking' – pouring milk over themselves in public places.
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Ancient Microbial Life Found Thriving in Permanent Darkness 60 Feet Beneath Antarctica Ice

Ancient Microbial Life Found Thriving in Permanent Darkness 60 Feet Beneath Antarctica Ice | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A harbinger of life on Jupiter's Europa?
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New type of bacteria found in man's nasty cut

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An Indiana man's nasty injury led scientists to discover a new type of bacteria that sheds light on symbiotic microbes in insects.
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Astronauts bring back new life (from a training session in a cave)

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(Phys.org)—It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA's CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carrying a special type of woodlouse.
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Study of the Decade: Looking at Photos of Cute Animals Linked to Increased Work Performance

Study of the Decade: Looking at Photos of Cute Animals Linked to Increased Work Performance | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Stuck at work? Having trouble finishing out your Friday? Take a good, long look at this bunny. It's freaking adorable. And, according to newly published research, it could actually improve your performance at work*.
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Animals are dissolving in Southern Ocean acid

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In a small patch of the Southern Ocean, the shells of sea snails are dissolving as a result of ocean acidification...
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Pig Genome Project May Pave The Way For Better Bacon

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Scientists have sequenced all of the DNA in the cells of a female pig. While this information will likely be used to create happier pigs that get sick less often, it could be used to create tastier pork products.
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Chris Mallon's comment, February 10, 2013 9:36 AM
Didn't other studies claim that the more depressed an animal the tastier the meat?
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A Swedish church finds 2 tons of pigeon poop in the tower

A Swedish church finds 2 tons of pigeon poop in the tower | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
So, this is what happens when you forget to "batten down the hatches!
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Why older people struggle to read fine print: It's not what you think

Why older people struggle to read fine print: It's not what you think | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Unique research into eye-movements of young and old people while reading discovers that word recognition patterns change as we grow older.
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Implant lets the blind read Braille with their eyes

Implant lets the blind read Braille with their eyes | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
Converting text to Braille images sent electronically to the retina could allow some blind people to decode signs in their vicinity...
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Tit pox 'spread to UK by insects'

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A virus that can kill great tits was probably brought into the UK across the English Channel by biting insects, scientists believe.
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QI: Some quite interesting facts about flying things

QI: Some quite interesting facts about flying things | No Such Thing As The News | Scoop.it
A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI is on the fly.
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