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Jim Webb wants to be president. Too bad he's awful on climate change Former Virginia senator has a record of standing up for dirty energy and opposing executive action on global warming, reports Mother Jones Continue reading...
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Argentine zoo may be forced to release Sandra the orangutan The ape was born in captivity and has lived for 20 years in Buenos Aires Zoo, but animal rights campaigners argued it had a human's right to freedom and it could soon move to a sanctuary.
Mail Online | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Think before you save! World could run out of computer hard drive space by 2020, expert warns Data storage firm, Seagate, based in Cupertino, California, said we are facing a a data capacity deficit of more than six zettabytes - nearly twice all the data produced in 2013.
Mail Online | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Meet Hector, the robotic BUG: Mechanical stick insect scales obstacles - and could be used to explore alien planets Scientists at Bielefeld University mimicked the movement of stick insects so each leg of the robot moves independently, using sensors and elastic joints to adapt to the surface it is on.
Mail Online | 7 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Atom-thick material could be used to create ultra-slim imaging devices Rice University scientists in Texas have created an ultra-thin imaging device (shown). Called copper indium selenide (CIS) it is just one atom thick but could be used to make very thin cameras.
Mail Online | 7 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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How much are YOUR old toys worth? This is according to an interactive quiz created by St Albans-based entertainment site, Two Little Fleas,who say people should dig out their old toys to make some extra cash.
Mail Online | 7 hours, 43 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Researchers read and write brain activity with light Neuroscientists at UCL have developed an all-optical method for simultaneous recording and alteration of nervous impulses in the living brain. Continue reading...
The Guardian | 8 hours, 3 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Lizard uses its bright blue head to hide from hungry birds of prey Biologists at the University of Porto, in Portugal, have found that the Iberian emerald lizards' skin reflects light in different ways depending on what angle it is being viewed at.
Mail Online | 8 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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6,000-year-old encampmentat Blick Mead 'could rewrite British history' Carbon dating last week established the first proof of a settlement at Blick Mead in Wiltshire, which predates famous Stonehenge nearby.
Mail Online | 8 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Rosetta to swoop down to just four miles of comet 67P in February Rosetta will attempt to make the move in February, according to flight engineers in Darmstadt, Germany (artist's impression pictured).
Mail Online | 8 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend