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    Is this what martian life will look like? Researchers say fossilised bacteria could reveal life once thrived on the red planet - and hope to use NASA's 2020 rover to find it

    The search for life on other planets has captivated mankind for decades.But the reality could be a little less like the Hollywood blockbusters, scientists have revealed.They say if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will present itself as fossilized bacteria - and have proposed a new way to look for it. Is this what life on Mars will look like? Scientists say if there was life on the Red Planet, it will present itself as fossilized bacteria similar to these on Earth researchers used to develop a new way to test for evidence of martian life MARS ...

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    Is California next? Fears rise as a chain of killer quakes hit the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'

    In the span of just 24 hours this week, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked several locations along the Pacific one by one this week, all in a seismic region known as the ‘Ring of Fire’ - and experts say they can't rule out California being next.Roughly 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes occur in this belt, which loops from New Zealand to Chile, passing through the coasts of Asia and the Americas on the way.Now, after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Wednesday followed by temblors off the coasts of Japan (6.1), Vanuatu (6.4), and Indonesia (5.7) ...

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    How man took over Africa: Study of DNA from 16 ancient people rewrites the history of the continent

    The DNA of 16 humans that lived in Africa up to 8,500 years ago could rewrite the continent’s history and shed new light on our origins.The findings reveal new insights about where human populations lived across the continent between 8,000 and 1,000 years ago. And contrary to popular belief, they suggests that the earliest diversification of modern humans occurred in the west of Africa - although the dates on this remains unclear.    This graphic shows ancient DNA population diversity of Africa based on the genetic data available to the scientists and how they spread. They found a Near East population spread ...

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    The 3D scans helping scientists work out exactly when dogs became man's best friend

    Researchers hope new 3D jaw scans could help solve the mystery of exactly when dogs became man's best friend.Researchers have conducted a series of scans of fossils to determine the difference between dogs and wolves, and exactly when they occurred.One theory is that dogs were domesticated when humans were hunter gatherers more than 17,000 years ago during the Paleolithic age, while another believes domestication occurred 17,000 to 7,000 years, when human first established agriculture and civilizations in the Neolithic age.  The researchers found that in the early stages of domestication, the skull changed shape - but evolution of the mandible lagged ...

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    Fears for marine life in the Antarctic sea where trillion ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke free

    In July, an iceberg the size of Delaware broke free from the Larsen C ice shelf.Now, an international agreement is in place to protect the area of ocean left exposed. The iceberg- called A68 - is starting to move North, and it will leave behind a 5,818 square kilometer (2,246 square mile) area of seabed exposed to open marine conditions.   In July, an iceberg broke free from the Larsen C ice shelf. An international agreement is in place to protect the area of ocean left exposed. The iceberg- called A68 - is starting to move North, and will leave behind a ...

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    The drone test dummies: Shocking videos of craft crashing into mannequins reveal how UAVs can fracture skulls and cause 'life threatening' injuries

    New research has shown that there's a wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft, or drones, pose to people on the ground. The study involved collecting drone impact data from test dummies whose head and neck contained sensors to measure acceleration and force. The study is important because many of the most promising applications for these aircraft - including package delivery, public safety and traffic management - entail flights over people and raise the chance, however unlikely, of an impact between a drone and a human.   New research has shown that there's a wide variation in the risk that unmanned aircraft, ...

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    Modern roads are NOT equipped for climate change: Rising temperatures will cause asphalt to melt and could cost countries billions to repair

    When asked to recall the effects of climate change, you may think of melting ice caps or rising sea levels.But a new study has shed light on another side effect of global warming – melting roads.The study highlights that current materials used to build roads are not equipped to deal with rising temperatures and could melt, costing authorities billions to repair.  The new study highlights that current materials used to build roads are not equipped to deal with rising temperatures and could melt, costing authorities billions to repair (stock image) THE STUDYIn their study, the researchers looked at data on the ...

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    England’s second biggest police force STILL runs Windows XP leaving it vulnerable to a Wannacry-type attack

    A shocking new report has revealed that Greater Manchester Police are still using computers running on Windows XP.The outdated software no longer has support from Microsoft, leaving computers vulnerable to a ransomware attack, experts suggest.Such an attack could resemble the Wannacry outbreak in May that caused havoc to the NHS' computer system, after hackers infected devices running on the ageing Windows XP.  A shocking new report has revealed that Greater Manchester Police are still using computers running on Windows XP. The outdated software no longer has support from Microsoft, leaving computers extremely vulnerable to a ransomware attack, experts suggest WANNACRY ...

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    Amazon is working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses' to take on Siri and Google Assistant, claims report

    Amazon is reportedly working on a wearable device that will allow users to access its Alexa voice assistant on the move.The smart glasses will appear to be a regular pair of specs, with high tech additions discretely built in, according to a new report. If they prove popular, they could allow the shopping firm to take on rivals Siri and Google Assistant, which are already both available in mobile voice activated form. Amazon is reportedly working on a wearable device that will allow users to access its Alexa voice assistant on the move. The smart glasses will appear to be a regular ...

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    Google to take on Amazon and Apple with $49 'hockey puck' mini home speaker

    Google is set to unveil a new mini smart speaker alongside its new Pixel handsets on October 4th, it is believed.According to Droid Life, the new Google Mini Home speaker, which will take on Amazon's tiny Echo Dot, will cost just $49 when it goes on sale - making the two the same price.It will use the same Google Assistant software as the larger Google home speaker, and be  available in Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral colors.  The Google Mini Home is expected to be unveiled on October 4th, and go on sale soon after. It is believed it will cost $49, ...

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    Tesla profit warning as Elon Musk's electric car company's shares fall from record highs

    Shares of Tesla fell from record highs on Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable.Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois launched coverage of Tesla with an 'underperform' rating, helping send shares of the company headed by entrepreneur billionaire Elon Musk down 2.17 percent to $376.74.It comes just a day after the firm closed at a record high.   Shares of Tesla fell from record highs on Tuesday after an analyst warned that the electric car maker may take longer than expected to become profitable'Achievements to-date and vision are impressive, but we don't ...

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    Uber forced to make embarrassing apology after firm urges Indian customers to 'let your wife take a day off from the kitchen' in 'Wife Appreciation Day' promo

    Uber has been forced into an embarrassing apology after sending its Bangalore customers a sexist email. To mark 'Wife Appreciation Day' in India on Sunday, the $60 billion firm encouraged husbands to 'order on uberEats and let your wife take a day off from the kitchen.'The company has since removed the post - which offered 100 Rs (around or $1.56) off an order - and has apologized on social media, with its new brand boss tweeting 'oh hell no' in response to the offer. To mark 'Wife Appreciation Day' in India on Sunday, Uber encouraged husbands to 'Order on uberEats and let ...

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    Fully charged in 15 minutes: Tesla reveals robot that can lift a car and swap its battery out so you're not stuck waiting for it to recharge

    Tesla is looking into new ways to swap out the battery packs in its electric cars – a move that would slash the amount of time it takes for drivers to get a full charge.The firm recently filed a patent for a battery-swapping system that can lift up a vehicle and change out its battery pack for a new one in just 15 minutes.According to the patent, the rig could even be installed on a trailer with ramps built on either side, allowing cars to drive right in and out.  The patent , filed in May, relies on a mechanical ...

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    NYC's subway system really IS inefficient: Statistical analysis reveals one of the busiest lines is plagued by inconsistencies - but quantum math could solve it

    New York City's delay-plagued subway system has become so disastrous in the summer of 2017 that the governor declared an official 'state of emergency.'If the subway - which services 1.7 billion riders annually - followed quantum math, however, the trains wouldn't be delayed, researchers are claiming.Two researchers found the frequently delayed lines, like the 6, follow a more random statistical model while those that run smoothly, like the 1, follow a neat statistical model similar to that seen in quantum math.  NYC's delay-plagued subway system has become so disastrous in the summer of 2017 that the governor declared an official ...

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    Wolves have an understanding of cause and effect, study reveals (but dogs may have lost the ability)

    In the process of domestication, dogs may have lost the ability to grasp the connection between cause and effect, a new study has found.Researchers investigating the reasoning skills of dogs and human-socialized wolves have discovered that the two canines had different approaches when searching for food after they’d been given hints about its location.While dogs were unable to make the connection, the study revealed that wolves can – suggesting domestication may have altered dogs’ cognitive abilities. In the study conducted at the Wolf Science Center of the Vetmeduni Vienna, the international team of researchers observed 14 dogs and 12 human-socialized ...

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