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Will PayPal's adoption of bitcoin make cryptocurrency more mainstream?

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 12:00pm
PayPal will now allow customers to buy and sell four cryptocurrencies, which could make it more useful for everyday life. Is this the moment when cryptocurrencies become mainstream?
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Quantum nature of gravity may be detectable with gravitational waves

Mon, 08/30/2021 - 11:00am
Perhaps the most important problem in physics is how gravity and quantum mechanics fit together, and strange fluctuations in gravitational waves could help us figure it out
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AI accurately identifies whether objects can be recycled from a glance

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 12:07pm
A neural network trained on a dataset of images can identify recyclable objects with more than 95 per cent accuracy using a standard webcam
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Climate change linked to risk of viruses jumping species in the Arctic

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 11:00am
Climate change may increase the risk of viruses infecting new hosts in the Arctic, suggests a study of genetic material from an Arctic lake
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How domesticating the African baobab tree could secure its future

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 8:00am
Farmers seldom plant the African baobab because it takes up to 23 years to fruit, but a team in Ghana has got the trees to flower in less than three years
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Woman loses ability to feel hungry after stroke damages her brain

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 7:26am
A young woman who lost the sensation of hunger after a stroke may help to explain one of the most mysterious areas of the brain and lead to new treatments for obesity
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Covid-19 news: Blood clot risk higher after infection than vaccination

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 7:26am
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The history of the Large Magellanic Cloud has been mapped in detail

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 4:00am
Astronomers have mapped the history of one of the nearest galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud, in more detail than ever before, showing when its stars formed
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Opioid levels in US wastewater spiked during the early pandemic months

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 5:47pm
In the early months of the covid-19 pandemic, wastewater samples from Kentucky and Tennessee had a 72 per cent increase in hydrocodone, plus spikes in antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs
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Martian cave entrances may offer a life-friendly radiation shield

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 8:18am
The surface of Mars is bombarded with far more dangerous radiation than Earth, but the area just inside caves may shield from UV rays while providing just enough light for life
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Henry David Thoreau

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 8:09am
Henry David Thoreau was an American author and philosopher famous for his observations of the natural world and his transcendentalist beliefs
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Quiz: Can you identify these UK birds from their songs?

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 8:00am
Stop and listen awhile in any green space, and it probably won’t be too long before you hear birdsong. But how good are you at knowing what you’re listening to?
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Covid-19 news: NHS England prepares to vaccinate children aged 12-15

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 7:23am
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Female octopuses throw things at males that are harassing them

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 6:00am
An analysis of footage of octopuses off Australia throwing silt and shells suggests that they deliberately target others, and that females do most of throwing, often at males
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Mysterious cosmic rays spotted coming from ordinary stellar explosions

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 4:00am
High energy cosmic rays usually come from powerful supernova explosions, but a new discovery suggests they can be released by smaller nova explosions too
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iPhone and Apple Watch magnets are strong enough to disrupt pacemakers

Thu, 08/26/2021 - 1:01am
The magnets used in the iPhone 12 and Apple Watch 6 are strong enough to disrupt medical implants such as pacemakers if held too close to the body, according to tests done by the US Food and Drug Administration
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Injected hydrogel could help regenerate damaged cartilage in joints

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 3:00pm
A new hydrogel that can be implanted during keyhole surgery and that provides a scaffold for cartilage cells to grow on could help improve the treatment of damaged joints
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China's covid-19 lockdowns brought forward spring bloom by eight days

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 3:00pm
Clearer skies from restrictions on traffic during the covid-19 pandemic seem to have brought forward China’s spring by around eight days, resulting in so much vegetation growth that the country was almost a fifth "greener"
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Caterpillar populations decline 50 per cent in areas with streetlights

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 3:00pm
At sites in the UK with streetlights, moth caterpillars decline by up to 50 per cent – and the decline is worse near LED lights compared with older, sodium lamps
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Endometriosis genetic discovery may lead to new forms of treatment

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 3:00pm
The discovery of a gene linked to endometriosis, a painful condition that affects up to one in 10 women, has led to a drug treatment that shows promise in mice but hasn't yet been tested in people
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