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GCHQ Christmas challenge: Agency reveals 2023 codebreaker

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A23a: Monster iceberg just shy of a trillion tonnes

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COP28: Landmark summit takes direct aim at fossil fuels

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Russia's new Black Sea naval base alarms Georgia

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Pilgrims converge on basilica in Mexico

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Nude painting row at French school sparks teacher walkout

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Could there be a gold rush for buried hydrogen?

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Controversial clothes hook spy cameras for sale on Amazon

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The real-life Willy Wonkas trying to change chocolate

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Alex Jones: Conspiracy theorist set to return to X after Elon Musk poll

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What would a magnitude 15 earthquake be like?

Get a copy of What If? 2 and Randall’s other books at: https://xkcd.com/books More serious answers to absurd questions at: https://what-if.xkcd.com/ Since we usually hear about earthquakes with ratings somewhere between 3 and 9, a lot of people probably think of 10 as the top of the scale and 0 a

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3 Ways to Destroy the Universe

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AI: EU agrees landmark deal on regulation of artificial intelligence

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Tyrannosaur’s last meal was two baby dinosaurs

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Chinese garlic is a national security risk, says US senator

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Google admits AI viral video was edited to look better

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The teenager who lives like it's the 1940s

Callum Grubb is only 19 but he lives his life as if it is the 1940s. Nearly everything he owns is from the time period, including his clothes.

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UPenn loses $100m donation after House testimony

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Denmark passes law to ban Quran burnings

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Russia hacking: 'FSB in years-long cyber attacks on UK', says government

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Blood test shows if organs are ageing fast or slowly

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ChatGPT tool could be abused by scammers and hackers

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Google claims new Gemini AI 'thinks more carefully'

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Israeli settler violence brings destruction and fear to West Bank as war rages

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Inside the secret complex making high-tech gadgets for UK spies

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Olive oil price skyrockets as Spanish drought bites

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Remembered: Simon the rat-catching hero navy cat

To this day, Simon is the only cat in history to have received the esteemed Dickin Medal. The animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the honour was founded 80 years ago, with formidable feline Simon posthumously awarded it six years later.

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Israel probes claims share traders knew of Hamas attack in advance

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The houses built to survive floods

The Manobo indigenous people live and thrive on a vast wetland in the Philippines – despite dealing with dozens of storms and floods per year. What can we learn from them?

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23andMe: Profiles of 6.9 million people hacked

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What Happens After the Universe Ends?

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Spread of gang violence wrecks Sweden's peaceful image

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Young-looking porn users may face extra age-checks

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Human intelligence: it's how your brain is wired rather than size that matters

Our brains don't look that special when looking at their relative size compared to our closest animal relatives. To understand human intelligence, scientists are now looking deeper.

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Space Typography

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Attenborough ship encounters mammoth iceberg

The UK's polar ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, has come face to face with the world's biggest iceberg. The planned encounter allowed scientists on board the research vessel a closer look at one of the true wonders of the natural world.

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Mount Marapi: Eleven hikers killed as volcano erupts in Indonesia

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Milford Haven: Garden ornament turns out to be live bomb

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Henry Kissinger's Cambodia legacy of bombs and chaos

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Bond villains in the frame

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Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?

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Central Paris attack leaves one dead and one injured

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Bologna's leaning tower sealed off over fears it could collapse

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Quinto Inuma: Peru environmentalist who fought for Amazon shot dead

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Paris Olympics 2024: Locals ask if they're worth the trouble

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Typical Seating Chart

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The final frontier? How humans could live underwater in 'ocean stations'

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AI-powered digital colleagues are here. Some 'safe' jobs could be vulnerable.

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Russia: LGBT groups could be declared 'extremist' in court ruling

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The Internet is Worse Than Ever – Now What?

Go to https://ground.news/nutshell to get 30% off unlimited access to Ground News - a website and app that gathers the world’s news in one place so you can compare coverage and find common ground. Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-why-we-hate-each-other/ In 2022 n

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PrEP: Preventative HIV drug highly effective, study says

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What if we aimed the Hubble Telescope at Earth?

Get a copy of What If? 2 and Randall’s other books at: https://xkcd.com/books More serious answers to absurd questions at: https://what-if.xkcd.com/ If you pointed the Hubble telescope at the Earth, what could you see? Could you read over your neighbor’s shoulder? Or would it all just be a big

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What we can learn from the ancient art of wayfinding

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A shark nursery may be a stone's throw from Miami's bright lights

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How Hamas built a force to attack Israel on 7 October

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Samuel Paty: Six French teenagers on trial over teacher's murder

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Harvard under fire for helping elite skip the queue

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Tyrian purple: The lost ancient pigment that was more valuable than gold

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The last places on Earth to see truly dark starry nights

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The Self-Levitating Kingsbury Aerodynamic Bearing

The first 100 people to go to https://blinkist.com/stevemould will get unlimited access for 1 week to try it out. You'll also get 25% off if you want full membership. Hydrodynamic bearings are really cool! The Kingsbury aerodynamic bearing is a brilliant example as is an ordinary glass syringe. A

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Korean true crime fan murdered stranger 'out of curiosity'

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A23a: World's biggest iceberg on the move after 30 years

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Could airports make hydrogen work as a fuel?

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Napoleon and Josephine: Was their great love affair a myth?

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Pakistan charging refugees $830 to leave

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China says no 'unusual or novel pathogens' after WHO queries respiratory outbreaks

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Bhagwa Love Trap: A new Indian online trend causing real-world harm

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The Chinese mafia's downfall in a lawless casino town

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The historic volcanic eruptions encoded in art

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The genes that made us truly human may also make us ill

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The New Orleans landmark that almost became Napoleon's retirement home

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French pilot sentenced for decapitating skydiver with wing of plane

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Sam Altman: Ousted OpenAI boss to return days after being sacked

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Climate change: Rise in Google searches around ‘anxiety’

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The Black Mambas: South Africa's all-female anti-poaching unit

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Banksy: BBC reveals lost interview of street artist after 20 years

The recording includes Banksy comparing his approach to art - which involves producing graffiti undercover at speed - to microwaving meals. The full interview can be heard on BBC Radio 4's The Banksy Story, which is available on BBC Sounds.

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Rocket Launch In a Giant Vacuum Chamber

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Italy mafia trial: 200 sentenced to 2,200 years for mob links

More than 200 defendants in one of Italy's biggest mafia trials for generations have been sentenced to a total of more than 2,200 years in jail. The three-year trial saw individuals allegedly linked to the 'Ndrangheta sentenced for crimes ranging from extortion to drug trafficking.

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Red-wine headache explained - and it is not about volume

US researchers say they may have discovered why some people get a headache after just one small glass of red wine, even though they are fine drinking other types of alcohol.

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‘I was addicted to social media - now I'm suing Big Tech’

Hundreds of families are suing some of the world's biggest technology companies - who, they say, knowingly expose children to harmful products. One plaintiff explains why they are taking on the might of Silicon Valley.

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Macallan: Rare Scotch whisky becomes world's most expensive bottle at £2.1m

Image source, Tristan FewingsBBC NewsA rare bottle of whisky has been sold for $2.7m (£2.1m) - breaking the record for the most expensive wine or spirit sold at auction.The Macallan 1926 single malt is one of the world's most sought-after bottles of Scotch whisky.

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Ukraine war: The Russians snitching on colleagues and strangers

Snitching, or reporting neighbours, colleagues and even strangers to the authorities, was common in Russia's Soviet era. Now, as the government cracks down on critics of the Ukraine war, people with personal grudges and political ideals are denouncing others once again.

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Don Walsh: The man who made the deepest ever dive

Ocean explorer Captain Don Walsh has died at the age of 92. More than 60 years ago he made the first ever descent to the deepest place in the ocean, the Mariana Trench which lies almost 11km (seven miles) down. I was lucky enough to count him as a good friend.

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Napoleon Bonaparte's hat to go on sale at Paris auction

BBC NewsA hat belonging to Napoleon Bonaparte when he ruled the French empire in the 19th Century will go on sale at auction in Paris on Sunday.The bicorne black beaver felt hat is valued between €600,000 and €800,000 (£525,850-£701,131).

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Boiling Water On Mount Everest! | Earth Lab

Water boils at lower temperatures at high altitudes, so when does water boil on Mount Everest? The team designs an experiment to find out. Subscribe to Earth Lab for more fascinating science videos - http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEarthLab All the best Earth Lab videos http://bit.ly/EarthLabOriginals Be

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How ice water makes hot water boil

The first 500 people to use this link will get 2 free months of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/stevemould6 Charles Marzzacco's channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/charliemarz How to film inside a microwave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bXhsUs-ohw Videos of weird things happeni

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Sam Altman: The extraordinary firing of an AI superstar

The tech world is in shock.

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China navy used sonar pulses against divers, Australia says

Australia has accused China's navy of using sonar pulses in an incident in international waters that resulted in Australian divers suffering injuries.

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Elon Musk's Starship rocket to make second flight

American entrepreneur Elon Musk will have another go shortly at launching his mammoth new rocket, Starship. The vehicle's maiden flight in April ended in spectacular style when it lost control and exploded four minutes after leaving the ground in Texas.

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Climate change: Is the world warming faster than expected?

Climate records have tumbled in 2023. There have been historically high sea temperatures, worrying lows in Antarctic sea-ice, and extreme weather events hitting every continent - the latest being an "unbearable" heatwave in Brazil.

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AI boss Sam Altman ousted by OpenAI board

Sam Altman, the head of artificial intelligence firm OpenAI, has been ousted by the company's board, which said it had lost confidence in his ability to lead the company.

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White House criticises Elon Musk over 'hideous' antisemitic lie

The White House has accused Elon Musk of repeating a "hideous lie" about Jewish people, after the X owner appeared to respond approvingly to an antisemitic post on the platform. On Wednesday, Mr Musk replied a post sharing an antisemitic conspiracy theory, calling it "actual truth".

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Apple to bridge message divide - but keeps green bubbles

Hopes have risen that the era of green and blue message bubbles on iPhones might eventually come to an end. Currently only iMessages from iPhones have blue bubbles.

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Filming at 1000fps in Reverse - The Slow Mo Guys

Gav tries to film a cheeky slow mo guys video, but someone has already done it... sort of. Own Tenet now in 4K UltraHD Blu-Ray & Digital: https://www.tenetfilm.com/?buynow Thanks to Warner Bros. for sponsoring this video. Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheSlowMoGuys Follow on Instagram - ht

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A love letter to watchmaking: How clocks have shaped our world

It goes without saying that a watchmaker would be fascinated by watches. I started my training in the art of traditional artisanal watchmaking 20 years ago – using centuries-old techniques to create little machines that can tell us the time of day.

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The hidden beauty of Berlin's indoor pools

On a recent November day in Berlin's upscale Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood, locals in long jackets pushed strollers through the crisp autumn air. Others wrapped themselves in blankets and lingered at outdoor cafes.

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Bowen: Ceasefire demands will grow without proof of Hamas HQ at Al-Shifa

It is now days since Israeli forces entered Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, and what appears to be happening on Friday is that they are continuing their search for evidence of this being a key Hamas command centre.

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Follow up: Is Google Always Listening: Live Test

My video, Is Google Always Listening Live Test has past 1 million views and so I decided to do a quick follow up video describing all the reasons why people should remain skeptical regarding whether Google, Facebook, Cortana or anybody is listening and recording audio from your microphone in order t

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Is Google always listening: Live Test

Follow up video: https://youtu.be/kv8gvXPwWjY Does Google and Facebook listen in and record conversations and audio even when they're not open? I perform a live test using Google chrome on a Windows 10 PC to discover whether my microphone appears to be recording me even when my browser is turned of

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Russian Carlsberg staff arrested after business seized

The boss of Carlsberg's Russian business and a top manager have been arrested after the Kremlin took control of the beer company in the country. Denis Sherstennikov and Anton Rogachevsky, bosses at Carlsberg's Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries, were detained on Wednesday.

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Discover the eight best photo-ops in New York City

From its famous skyline to its bustling streets, New York City is a visual medley that has captivated photographers for decades. Continually ranked as the most photographed city on the planet, you could spend a lifetime documenting the cultural capital of the US' endlessly inspiring sights.

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Staking bij AB InBev in Leuven, Hoegaarden en Luik: "Ze willen miljoenen voor directie niet delen met personeel" 

Er is een staking aan de gang bij bierbrouwer AB InBev in Leuven, Luik en Hoegaarden. Volgens de vakbond ligt de productie in de drie fabrieken volledig stil. Aanleiding zijn afgesprongen onderhandelingen over loon- en arbeidsvoorwaarden. 

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PepsiCo sued by New York state for plastic pollution

PepsiCo has been sued by New York state for plastic pollution along Buffalo River that is allegedly contaminating the water and harming wildlife. According to the lawsuit, PepsiCo is the single largest identifiable contributor to the problem.

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Mekong: The last chance to save a mighty river

Mai takes a deep breath before disappearing below the muddy brown waters of the biggest freshwater lake in South East Asia. A few bubbles rise to the surface - the only sign that he is underwater, freeing his fishing net, which he had left hanging between trees in a flooded forest.

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Top general locked away evidence of SAS executions

One of the UK's most senior generals was warned in writing in 2011 that SAS soldiers were claiming to have executed handcuffed detainees in Afghanistan.

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How to Win an Interstellar War

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Ukraine war: Russian diamonds set for ban under new EU sanctions

Diamonds may be forever, but not when it comes to imports from Russia into the European Union. Russia is the biggest producer of rough diamonds cut from hundreds of mines beneath the Siberian permafrost, where a third of the world's diamond supply comes from.

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Magicians less prone to mental illness - study

Whether it is comedians such as Robin Williams or famous painters such as Van Gogh, many creative people have long been known to suffer with their mental-health. But new research shows that the same is not so of magicians.

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Orce, Spain: The site of Europe's earliest settlers

Nestled in the heart of the High Plateau of Grenada in southern Spain, the 1,300-person town of Orce is surrounded by a tapestry of dry badlands, deep canyons and crystal-clear reservoirs that extend as far as the eye can see.

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The online black market cashing in on weight loss jab hype

Maddy, 32, fell seriously ill after using an unlicensed version of semaglutide - the active ingredient in Ozempic - from Instagram. It also found the drug being offered in beauty salons in Manchester and Liverpool.

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Bird of Century: Pūteketeke wins NZ poll after campaign by John Oliver

The pūteketeke has been crowned New Zealand's Bird of the Century after US talk show host John Oliver's controversial intervention in the poll. Mr Oliver sparked a global frenzy with an "alarmingly aggressive" campaign for the vulnerable crested grebe.

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Time travel: What if you met your future self?

There's a classic short story by Ted Chiang in which a young merchant travels years ahead and meets his future self. Over the course of the story, the man receives warnings, promises and tips from the older, wiser version of himself.

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AI could predict hurricane landfall sooner - report

Artificial Intelligence could save lives by warning where a hurricane will hit land much sooner than traditional forecasting systems, researchers say. Weather forecasts have become much more accurate over the decades.

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Director Terry Gilliam: “We’re living in a time where irony is not recognized anymore”

"When we can’t distinguish between hate and humour, we are fucked! And that’s my feeling about life." Warning: This article contains strong language. (Right from the start) READ MORE : https://www.euronews.com/2023/10/19/director-terry-gilliam-were-living-in-a-time-where-irony-is-not-recognize

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Russian memorials to victims of Stalin vanish

Memorials to victims of Stalinist repression in Russia are disappearing or being vandalised amid increasing attempts to rehabilitate the Soviet dictator.

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Is time travel really possible? Here’s what physics says

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11 mind-boggling facts about time

To mark the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who, we'll be spending the next week tackling the big questions about time, including the science of time travel, how clocks have shaped humanity, and even the mind-bending temporal consequences of flying into a black hole.

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International mafia bust shows US-Italy crime links still strong

Their names could have been ripped from the kind of Hollywood mafia script that once dominated US cinema.

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Fagradalsfjall: Iceland declares emergency over volcano eruption concerns

Iceland has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes raised fears of a volcanic eruption. Authorities have ordered thousands living in the southwestern town of Grindavík to evacuate as a precaution.

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Belgium detains two far-right terror suspects

Anti-terrorism police in Belgium have detained two suspected members of a far-right group accused of plotting bomb attacks and inciting violence. The pair, a man and a woman in their early 20s, were picked up after a series of raids on houses in Diepenbeek and Ostend, prosecutors said.

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First ever images prove 'lost echidna' not extinct

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsScientists have filmed an ancient egg-laying mammal named after Sir David Attenborough for the first time, proving it isn't extinct as was feared.

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US veteran gets world's first eye transplant

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsSurgeons in New York say they have performed the world's first complete eye transplant on a man, although it is not certain he will regain vision.

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New Zealand: John Oliver's Bird of the Century backing ruffles feathers

An annual vote to elect New Zealand's favourite bird has exploded into an international public relations battle that is ruffling some feathers. Bird of the Year seeks to raise awareness of the country's many native species that are considered in danger.

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Batteries of the future: How cotton and seawater might power our devices

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Man crushed to death by robot in South Korea

BBC NewsA man has been crushed to death by a robot in South Korea after it failed to differentiate him from the boxes of food it was handling, reports say.The incident occurred when the man, a robotics company employee in his 40s, was inspecting the robot.

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Australian farmer Colin Deveraux survives crocodile attack by biting back

An Australian farmer says he is lucky to be alive after repelling a crocodile attack by biting back at the animal. Cattle producer Colin Deveraux has spent a month in hospital after being bitten by the 3.2m (10ft) saltwater crocodile in the Northern Territory.

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'I’m calling from Israeli intelligence. We have the order to bomb. You have two hours'

The call to Mahmoud Shaheen came at dawn. It was Thursday 19 October at about 06:30, and Israel had been bombing Gaza for 12 days straight.

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The 420-year-search for Shakespeare's lost play

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Chicago Marathon: Stoma runner's hopes after New York snub

Image source, Gayle RedmanBBC NewsA runner with a stoma who had to pull out of the New York City Marathon is hoping to compete in another race in the United States.Gayle Redman, a GP from Flint, was told by New York Road Runners that her supplies vest did not adhere to rules set by police.

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AI safety: How close is global regulation of artificial intelligence really?

As more than 100 attendees from civil society, the world's leading tech companies, and governments gathered in an English stately home, there was some tension.

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Euclid telescope: First images revealed from 'dark Universe' mission

Europe's Euclid telescope is ready to begin its quest to understand the greatest mysteries in the Universe. Exquisite imagery from the space observatory shows its capabilities to be exceptional.

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Passive income: Can easy side hustles earn big money?

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Plastic or paper? The truth about drinking straws

You've probably had this problem: you order a smoothie to sip with your lunch, a morning iced coffee or your Friday night cocktail, and it arrives with a brightly-coloured tube of paper sticking out the top.

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The US is quietly arming Taiwan to the teeth

When US President Joe Biden recently signed off on a $80m (£64.6m) grant to Taiwan for the purchase of American military equipment, China said it "deplores and opposes" what Washington had done. To the casual observer it didn't appear a steep sum.

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Musk says his new AI chatbot has 'a little humour'

Elon Musk has launched an AI chatbot called Grok on his social media site X, formerly Twitter, but so far it is only available to selected users. Mr Musk boasted that Grok "loves sarcasm" and would answer questions with "a little humour".

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James Webb telescope: Baby star launches giant jets and shocks

Image source, NASA/ESA/CSA/M. McCAUGHREAN & S. PEARSONScience correspondentImagine you could go back in time 4.6 billion years and take a picture of our Sun just as it was being born.

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Bowen: Five new realities after four weeks of Israel-Gaza war

One of the first things to understand about the reportage, analysis and commentary that has poured out since the Hamas attacks of 7 October is that no-one has the full story. Not only is it, as ever, hard to penetrate the fog of war to work out what is happening on the battlefield.

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US ornithological society says dozens of birds will be renamed

Several bird species in the US and Canada will receive new names based on their habitats and traits rather than people's names, the American Ornithological Society has announced.

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Criminals and sanctions-busters exploiting UK secrecy loophole

An offshore firm helped create companies used by members of Vladimir Putin's inner circle, including one hiding the late mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin's yacht, the BBC can reveal.

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Indonesia cough syrup maker boss jailed after child deaths

The boss and three other officials of an Indonesian firm whose cough syrup was linked to the deaths of over 200 children have been sentenced to jail. They were handed two-year prison sentences and fined 1bn Indonesian rupiah ($63,029; £51,7130).

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Brain power dropped among over-50s during Covid-19 pandemic, study shows

The Covid pandemic may have impacted brain health in people in the UK aged 50 and over, according to a new study. More than 3,000 volunteers completed yearly questionnaires and online cognitive tests to measure changes in memory, and other faculties, as the pandemic unfolded.

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Arrest made in suspected Australian mushroom poisoning deaths

An Australian woman has been arrested over the suspected mushroom poisoning deaths of three people. The trio had fallen ill after attending a family lunch in the Victorian town of Leongatha in July. A fourth person was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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Germany asks forgiveness for Tanzania colonial crimes

The German president has expressed "shame" for the colonial atrocities his country inflicted on Tanzania. German forces killed almost 300,000 people during the Maji Maji rebellion in the early 1900s, one of the bloodiest anti-colonial uprisings.

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AI: Scientists excited by tool that grades severity of rare cancer

Artificial intelligence is nearly twice as good at grading the aggressiveness of a rare form of cancer from scans as the current method, a study suggests. By recognising details invisible to the naked eye, AI was 82% accurate, compared with 44% for lab analysis.

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Demis Hassabis: AI must not 'move fast and break things'

Demis Hassabis, the co-founder of Google Deepmind, one of the UK's biggest AI firms, says the booming industry should not follow the same path adopted by the older tech giants. It was intended to encourage rapid innovation and company growth.

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Boris Johnson thought old people should accept Covid fate, inquiry told

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC PoliticsBoris Johnson agreed with some Conservative MPs who thought Covid was "nature's way of dealing with old people", the Covid inquiry was told.

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'Christmas creep': Why holiday candy hits shelves so early

For retailers of all types, the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of year. In 2023 alone, the National Retail Federation (NRF) expects shoppers will spend around $900 (£743) each on purchases for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and other end-of-year festivities.

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White Island: Company found guilty over NZ volcano disaster

The company that licenses tours to New Zealand's White Island have been found guilty of safety lapses that led 22 people to die in a 2019 volcanic eruption. Whakaari Management, the final defendant in the case, will be sentenced in February.

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The Halloween peppermints that poisoned Bradford

A handful of sweets is as synonymous with Halloween as a spooky costume or a ghoulish pumpkin. But on 31 October 1858, this normally harmless treat killed several children, causing panic across Bradford and a rapidly rising death toll.

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The world's best tourism villages in 2023

For travellers looking for inspiration for their next city break, dozens of best-of lists abound.

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Dr Matthew Lani: TikTok star arrested in South Africa

Image source, Matthew Lani/TikTokBBC NewsA TikTok star accused of falsely claiming to be a doctor has been arrested after trying to enter a hospital in South Africa.Matthew Lani garnered thousands of followers by sharing medical advice and selling medication online.

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US announces 'strongest global action yet' on AI safety

Technology teamThe White House has announced what it is calling "the most significant actions ever taken by any government to advance the field of AI safety."An executive order from President Biden requires Artificial Intelligence (AI) developers to share safety results with the US government.

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How the right to repair might change technology

Surera Ward has been running Girls Fix It, a tech repair service near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for around four years. In that time, she and her team have got better at understanding the electronic devices that come into their workshop. But fixing them hasn't.

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Would you drink genetically modified beer?

Charles Denby says his job is simply all about trying to improve the taste of beer. For the millions and millions of lager and ale fans out there, these sentiments all sound great. But when you know what Mr Denby's US company actually does, things become a bit more divisive.

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The Tanzanians searching for their grandfathers' skulls in Germany

Isaria Anael Meli has been looking for his grandfather's remains for more than six decades. He believes the skull ended up in a Berlin museum after his grandfather, Mangi Meli, along with 18 other chiefs and advisers, were hanged by a German colonial force 123 years ago.

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Fingernails: Film asks, what if a machine could find your life partner?

Love. That intangible, addictive, complicated emotion that is the essence of being human. Now just imagine if it was more straightforward. No more guesswork, no more doubt. What if? That tantalising prospect is the premise of Fingernails, the second solo film from Greek director Christos Nikou.

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Alien language: If we met extraterrestrials, could we talk to them?

"We know where to look. We know how to look." That's what then Nasa's chief scientist Ellen Stofan said in 2015 when she predicted we might find alien life within the following 10 years.

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Spanish Church sexual abuse affected 200,000 children, commission finds

More than 200,000 children are estimated to have suffered sexual abuse from Spain's Catholic clergy, an independent commission has found. The details emerged from an unprecedented public investigation by Spain's ombudsman, who spoke of the "devastating impact" on victims.

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The Enfield Poltergeist: Why the unexplained mystery that shocked 1970s Britain continues to disturb

In August 1977, the police arrived at 284 Green Street in the north London suburb of Enfield. Peggy Hodgson, a single mother of four, reported that her two young daughters – Janet, aged 11, and older sister Margaret – had heard strange knocking. The source of the sound could not be determined.

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The scientists looking for alien vegetation

On the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy, around 93 million miles (150 million kilometres) from the yellow dwarf star it orbits, is a medium-sized rocky planet. At the edge of a vast southern ocean, are the gently lapping waters of a hot-pink lake.

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After a year of Elon Musk, what's next for X?

Senior Technology Reporters A year ago, having just bought Twitter, Elon Musk walked into its HQ carrying a sink. "Let that sink in" he quipped - then fired a large swathe of staff.

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The Beatles to release emotional 'final song', Now and Then, next week

More than 50 years after The Beatles broke up, the band have announced the release of their "last song". Called Now And Then, it is based on a 1970s demo recording by John Lennon, and was completed last year by Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr.

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Why artist David Shrigley has pulped 6,000 copies of The Da Vinci Code

The Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley has pulped 6,000 copies of Dan Brown's best-seller The Da Vinci Code and republished them as George Orwell's novel 1984.

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The employees secretly using AI at work

Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November 2022, companies have scrambled to keep its workplace use under control.

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Archaeologists reveal face of Peru's 'Ice Maiden' mummy

Archaeologists have revealed a model showing what Peru's most famous mummy would have looked like. The mummy, known as "Juanita" or the "Inca Ice Maiden", was an Inca girl who is thought to have been sacrificed in a ritual more than 500 years.

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Brazil drought reveals ancient rock carvings of human faces

Image source, ReutersBBC NewsA drop in water levels of the Amazon has revealed rock carvings which had been mostly submerged since they were carved more than a thousand years ago. A severe drought means that the human faces carved into rocks on the shore can now be easily spotted.

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Corsica's Trinicellu: Europe's magnificent €50 train

The island of Corsica blends the rugged peaks of the Mediterranean's most mountainous island with azure beaches, colourful historic towns, lush woods and high plains. No wonder the ancient Greeks named it Kalliste (most beautiful).

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Iceland's PM to strike over gender pay gap

Tens of thousands of women in Iceland, including Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, will refuse to work on Tuesday. The "kvennafri", or women's day off, has been called in protest at the gender pay gap and gender-based violence.

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Brussels shooting: Gunman who killed two Swedes had escaped Tunisian prison

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News, BrusselsA gunman who shot dead two Swedish football fans in Brussels last Monday had escaped from prison in Tunisia.

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Skulls and flowers on parade at Mexico's Catrinas procession

Mexicans have been taking part in the Parade of the Catrinas, a lively procession of skeletons through Mexico City as they prepare to mark the Day of the Dead. Many participants were made up to look like La Catrina, the name given to an elegant skeletal figure popular in Mexican culture.

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Tsingtao: Video shows Chinese beer worker urinating into tank

Chinese authorities are investigating after a viral video appeared to show a worker from Tsingtao urinating into a tank, believed to contain ingredients for its popular beer. The clip received tens of millions of views on social media.

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Kota: Stricter rules for India student hub after suicides

Coaching centres in the northern Indian city of Kota are facing tighter regulations after a rise in the number of student suicides.

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The weird aliens of early science fiction

In October 1961, Betty and Barney Hill sat down with an astronomy lecturer at their home in New Hampshire, and made an extraordinary claim.

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I don't believe in free will. This is why.

Learn more about differential equations (and many other topics in maths and science) on Brilliant using the link https://brilliant.org/sabine. You can get started for free, and the first 200 will get 20% off the annual premium subscription. Do humans have free will or to the the laws of physics imp

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Kuda Bux: The Indian magician who charmed the West with his 'X-ray eyes'

There's nothing spectacular about a man riding a bicycle through a crowded street.

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Mangrove forests: Steely gaze of young tigress wins photo awards

Soham Bhattacharyya has been named overall winner of this year's Mangrove Photography Awards, for his image of an endangered tigress in the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve, India.

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Pepper X: Eating world's hottest pepper was euphoric, says creator

Ed Currie eats, sleeps and breathes peppers. He calls it his "obsession". He starts "every morning with what is essentially pepper oil" in his coffee.

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Merho kondigt zijn opvolgers aan: scenarist Nix en tekenaar Charel Cambré nemen "De Kiekeboes" over

Striptekenaar Merho heeft zijn opvolgers bekendgemaakt: voortaan zullen Nix (als scenarist) en Charel Cambré (als tekenaar) de succesreeks "De Kiekeboes" in handen nemen. Merho kondigde deze zomer aan dat hij na 46 jaar stopt met tekenen. Maar wie de reeks zou overnemen, was nog niet geweten.

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Death row: The secret hunt for lethal drugs used in US executions

When the supply of drugs used for lethal injections began to run out, a couple of prison guards in the US had to go out and find another source. For over 20 years, Randy Workman was the man who walked people to their death.

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Black Holes vs Regular Holes

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Czech village priest sorry for smashing pumpkins

Father Jaromir Smejkal destroyed the carved pumpkins on two successive days in a park in Kurdejov, a village in the wine-making region of South Moravia. He has apologised for the vandalism in an open letter to the mayor and published on the village Facebook page.

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Gaganyaan: India to launch test flight ahead of sending man into space

The Indian space research agency is due to carry out the first of a series of key tests ahead of its planned mission to take astronauts into space in 2025. The Gaganyaan spacecraft is due to be launched at 08:00 local time (02:30GMT) on Saturday from Sriharikota.

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Kelvin Kiptum: From borrowing shoes to breaking world records

When Kelvin Kiptum lined up for his first major local competition in 2018, Kenya's new marathon icon did it in borrowed running shoes because he could not afford a pair of his own.

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Why Did Attosecond Physics Win the NOBEL PRIZE?

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AI tidies up Wikipedia’s references — and boosts reliability

You have full access to this article via your institution. Wikipedia lives and dies by its references, the links to sources that back up information in the online encyclopaedia.

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EU bids to tighten migration rules after attacks in Arras and Brussels

EU ministers have urged member states to do more to screen migrants and expel those regarded as a security risk, amid rising concerns over militant attacks.

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Gwyneth Paltrow says nepo baby label is an 'ugly moniker'

Gwyneth Paltrow has said calling someone a "nepo baby" is an "ugly moniker", and that children of famous people shouldn't be judged negatively. The term refers to suggestions of nepotism when a young person follows in their famous parents' footsteps.

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'Mannequin' arrested after Warsaw shop burglary

The 22-year-old was pictured standing still and holding a bag in a window of the store, which police have not named. Police said the accused went "hunting" in various departments after closing, before settling on a jewellery stand.

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Nvidia and iPhone maker Foxconn to build "AI factories"

The world's most valuable chip company Nvidia and iPhone maker Foxconn are joining forces to build so-called "AI factories". The firms say it is a new kind of data centre that uses Nvidia chips topower a "wide range" of applications.

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Microsoft's new AI assistant can go to meetings for you

Technology editorA ChatGPT-style AI assistant, developed by Microsoft and embedded into its office apps, will become available to all from 1 November, following trials.Microsoft 365 Copilot can summarise meetings held in Teams for anyone who chooses not to attend.

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MI5 head warns of 'epic scale' of Chinese espionage

More than 20,000 people in the UK have now been approached covertly online by Chinese spies, the head of MI5 said. It comes amid a new warning to tens of thousands of British businesses of the risk of having their innovation stolen.

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The four types of planetary civilizations, explained by Michio Kaku

Humanity is a type 0 civilization. Here’s what types 1, 2, and 3 look like, according to physicist Michio Kaku. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Is anybody out there? Renowned physicist Michio Kaku discusses we coul

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Police shoot man in hunt for Brussels gunman

Police in Brussels have shot a man amid a massive manhunt for the gunman who killed two Swedish nationals on Monday evening. The man was shot in a café in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood, local media reported.

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In search of the Old Ones: Where to find the world's longest-lived trees

The sycamore that stood in a gap in Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, was "only" about 200 years old when last month it met a violent end. But the grief about its felling speaks to longer time frames.

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Brussels shooting: 'Europe shaken' after two Swedes shot dead

Two Swedish nationals have been shot dead and a third person injured in Brussels, in an attack which prosecutors are treating as terrorism. The Belgium-Sweden Euro 2024 qualifier football match being played in the city was abandoned.

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How unearthing diseases' ancient origins could help produce modern cures

In the 16th Century, in the country now known as Mexico, there was a sudden and dramatic drop in the population. Disease spread after Europeans conquered the territory and millions of indigenous people died as a result.

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New earthquake hits western Afghanistan

A new earthquake has hit western Afghanistan - several days after two large tremors in the region killed more than 1,000 people.The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the magnitude 6.3 quake was near the city of Herat. It was at a depth of 8.2km (five miles).

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China's roads win hearts in South Asia - but at a cost

Khunjerab in Pakistan is a high-altitude desert, a region that is both dry and cold. Surrounded by towering mountains, pristine glaciers and alpine meadows, this rocky landscape is home to some of the world's highest peaks.

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The Voice: Australians vote No in historic referendum

Australia has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give greater political rights to Indigenous people in a referendum. All six states voted No to a proposal to amend the constitution to recognise First Nations people and create a body for them to advise the government.

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The mysterious monoliths of Meghalaya

It was a stroke of luck that brought me to the monoliths of Nartiang in Meghalaya on a February afternoon. Up until a decade or so ago, India's north-east, including the state of Meghalaya was considered too remote for most travellers.

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BBC show is a 'lifeline' for Afghan girls, UN says

Image source, Andy Bosley/BBCBBC World ServiceA BBC programme for children barred from schools in Afghanistan has been described as a "learning lifeline" by the United Nations.The show is being used in secret school lessons, the BBC has learned.

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JWST Discovered The Farthest Star Ever Seen!

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime To understand where we came from—how earth, the solar system, the galaxy became what t

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Nasa probe launches to metal asteroid Psyche

An American space agency (Nasa) probe has left Earth to visit one of the most unusual objects in the Solar System. The craft is heading to a metal world - an asteroid called 16 Psyche - which telescopic observations suggest is made from up to 60% iron and nickel.

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Sri Lanka crisis: Colombo reaches debt deal with China

Sri Lanka has confirmed that it has reached a deal with China, to restructure $4.2bn (£3.4bn) of debt. It has been trying to reach similar deals with a number of creditors to unlock the next tranche of a bailout.

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Japan asks court to dissolve 'Moonies' church over Shinzo Abe killing

The Japanese government has asked a court to order the dissolution of a church that was investigated after the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe, local media reports. Abe's shock killing last July put the spotlight on the Unification Church, more popularly known as "Moonies".

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Day turned into night and the fighting stopped: How eclipses have shaped history

In one of the first widely read novels about time-travel, published in 1889, Mark Twain wrote about a man whose life was saved by an eclipse. In Twain's story, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the protagonist Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious and wakes up in 6th-Century England.

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Can German engineering solve the challenges of fusion?

Last month the German government announced an additional €370m (£320m; $390m) in funding for nuclear fusion research and development. This brings the total budget earmarked for the next five years to €1bn.

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Slovakia elections: Populist winner signs deal to form coalition government

The winner of last month's parliamentary elections in Slovakia has agreed to form a coalition government. Robert Fico's populist left-wing Smer-SSD party won the vote with pledges to halt military aid to Ukraine, but denied being pro-Russian.

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Osiris-Rex: Nasa reveals first look at 'beautiful' asteroid sample

The UK scientist was in a select group to put first eyes and instruments on the rocky samples that have just been brought back from asteroid Bennu.

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The acute suicide crisis among veterinarians: 'You're always going to be failing somebody'

Last summer, a 36-year-old veterinarian named Andrea Kelly stopped by a Québec horse stable to check on a pair of one-month-old foals, and had a friendly visit with the farm's staff. Three days later, she was dead.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Horseshoe crab wins gold

Image source, Laurent Ballesta/WPYScience correspondentA picture of a mysterious and other-worldly horseshoe crab has earned Laurent Ballesta the title of Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) 2023.

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Ancient Life as Old as the Universe

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To avert climate disaster, what if one rogue nation dimmed the Sun?

What if climate change became so intense that one country broke with international protocol to protect its people? In fiction, that scenario has already played out.

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Remaining debris from destroyed Titan sub found on Atlantic seabed

Engineers have recovered the rest of the debris and presumed human remains from the Titan submersible which imploded on an ill-fated trip to the Titanic, the US Coast Guard says. The craft was destroyed during a dive to the shipwreck in June.

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'Super-shoes', tumbling world records and the race for a sub two-hour official marathon

Marathon world records have tumbled over the past two weeks in the men's and women's races, though the main topic of conversation is not the athletes, but the role played by 'super-shoes'.

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Language Acquisition

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Afghanistan earthquake: More than 1,000 dead as villagers dig for survivors

Rescuers are digging for survivors of a powerful earthquake that flattened whole villages in Afghanistan, killing more than 1,000 people. The 6.3-magnitude quake struck Saturday morning in Herat province, a barren landscape dotted with mud brick homes.

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The Soviet spacecraft cemetery in the Pacific

In the middle of the South Pacific, around 2,688km (1,670 miles) from the nearest dry land, is a frigid patch of anonymous ocean – a deadly place of giant, ever-shifting swells, dramatic skies and storm-force winds.

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Why almost all coal was made at the same time

You can donate to #teamtrees by going to https://teamtrees.org or click the donate button. 100% of the money you donate with the button goes to the Arbor Day Foundation who will be planting the trees. Most of the coal on earth was created during a single short period of geological history 300 milli

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12 magnets show how viruses are built

The first 200 people to sign up at https://brilliant.org/stevemould/ will get 20% off an annual subscription that gives you access to the full archive of Daily Challenges and every single course. The way viruses self assemble from proteins that a jumbling around in an infected cell is really intere

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Why great thinkers ask divergent questions | Natalie Nixon

Asking the wrong questions can hold you back. @NatalieNixon explains how to ask divergent questions to become a great thinker. Join us for a live Q&A with Natalie 5/17 ► https://hopin.com/events/creativity-in-the-time-of-ai?utm_source=YouTube&utm_campaign=YouTube%20hero%20sign-ups Subscribe to B

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Afghanistan earthquake: At least 14 killed and 78 injured in 6.3 quake

At least 14 people have been killed and 78 injured after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan, officials say. The US Geological Survey said the 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 40km from the western city of Herat, close to the border with Iran, at around 11:00 local time (06:30 GMT).

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From The MIT Press Reader

By the time we realised that there was an extrasolar intruder, 'Oumuamua, named after the Hawaiian word for "scout", had already passed its closest point to the Sun and was leaving, as fast and stealthily as it had arrived.

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American tourist arrested for smashing Israel Museum statues

An American tourist has been arrested for allegedly smashing sculptures in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Images shared by Israeli police show the two ancient Roman statues, dating from the 2nd Century, lying broken on the floor of the museum.

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South Africa's Kruger National Park study: Animals fear human voices more than lions

Human voices cause considerably more fear in wild mammals than the sound of lions, a study in South Africa has found. Scientists played recordings of people talking normally through speakers hidden at water holes in the Kruger National Park.

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Amazon Kuiper: Jeff Bezos set to join satellite internet race

Jeff Bezos, the founder of the online retail giant Amazon, is about to expand his interests in space. He's set to launch two prototype satellites for a broadband mega-constellation he calls Project Kuiper.

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Australian man rowing across Pacific Ocean rescued after capsizing

Image source, Instagram @tom_._robinsonBBC NewsA man attempting to row across the Pacific Ocean in a homemade boat has been rescued by a cruise ship after his boat capsized.Tom Robinson, 24, hoped to become the youngest person to complete the feat.

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HotSat-1: Novel UK spacecraft maps heat variations across Earth

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosScience correspondent@BBCAmosA novel UK satellite has returned its first pictures of heat variations across the surface of the Earth.

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The mysteries of a mass graveyard of early Indians

Scientists have unveiled a sprawling burial site in India belonging to one of the world's earliest urban civilisations. The BBC's Soutik Biswas delves into the clues the graves might give us about how the early Indians lived and died.

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Putin makes nuclear-powered Burevestnik missile test claim

Russia has held a "final successful test" of a nuclear-powered cruise missile, Vladimir Putin has claimed. The president's comments came after his spokesman rejected a New York Times report that testing of the weapon, known as the Burevestnik, was imminent.

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Stage that once hosted William Shakespeare found, claims Norfolk theatre

St George's Guildhall in King's Lynn is the oldest working theatre in the UK, dating back to 1445. During recent renovations, floorboards were found under the existing auditorium, and they have been dated back to the 15th Century.

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Bears, birds and kangaroos: Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards

The finalists in this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been announced. Here is a selection of those that were whittled down from thousands of entries submitted from professional and amateur photographers from around the world, along with comment from the photographers.

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Why Korea is Dying Out

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The weird hum coming from the start of the Universe

Before stars or planets, before black holes and white dwarfs, before even atoms or rays of light, the Universe reverberated with something surprising – sound. This primordial hum moved at more than half the speed of light through a superheated plasma of baryons, photons, and dark matter.

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Seychelles opposition leader Patrick Herminie charged with witchcraft

The main opposition leader in Seychelles, Patrick Herminie, has been charged with witchcraft, along with seven others. Police say the case is related to the discovery of two bodies exhumed from a cemetery on the island of Mahé.

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Charlotte Sena: Missing girl found using fingerprints on ransom note

Charlotte Sena, 9, disappeared on Saturday while riding her bicycle in New York state, triggering a huge 48-hour search by hundreds of people. Police then identified the suspect as the print was on their database linked to a drink-driving incident from 1999.

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Nobel Prize for 'attosecond physicists' Agostini, L'Huillier and Krausz

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics rewards experiments with light that capture "the shortest of moments" and opened a window on the world of electrons. The award goes to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L'Huillier.

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Pope suggests Catholic Church could bless same-sex couples

Pope Francis has suggested he would be open to having the Catholic Church bless same-sex couples. Responding to a group of cardinals who asked him for clarity on the issue, he said any request for a blessing should be treated with "pastoral charity".

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The seed guardians in the Andes trying to save the potato

The potatoes that grow in the Andes of South America are far more than a starchy staple of the local diet. They are a rich part of the culture. "There's one really wonderfully beautiful potato, it looks almost like a rose.

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Greenland women seek compensation over involuntary birth control

BBC NewsA group of 67 women from Greenland are seeking compensation from the Danish government over a campaign of involuntary birth control in the 1960s.

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Pakistan police bust organ trafficking ring that took kidneys from hundreds

Eight members of an organ trafficking ring in north-east Pakistan have been arrested, police say. The ring's alleged leader, Fawad Mukhtar, is accused of extracting the kidneys of more than 300 people and transplanting them into rich clients.

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Tom Hanks warns dental plan ad image is AI fake

Tom Hanks has warned an advert that appears to be fronted by him is in fact an artificial intelligence (AI) fake. Hanks has previously spoken about the "artistic challenge" that AI poses his industry, and the issue has been central to recent strikes by high-profile Hollywood actors and writers.

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James Webb telescope makes 'JuMBO' discovery of planet-like objects in Orion

Jupiter-sized "planets" free-floating in space, unconnected to any star, have been spotted by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). What's intriguing about the discovery is that these objects appear to be moving in pairs. Astronomers are currently struggling to explain them.

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Migrants trying to reach the UK cross the Alps on foot

In a corner of the Italian Alps, a queue of Sudanese and Afghans are swapping their sandals for hiking boots and replacing flip-flops with sturdy trainers, preparing, they hope, for their trek to freedom.

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BBC Wales presenter Lucy Owen's eyesight saved by routine test

BBC NewsI have a confession to make.I haven't always been to the opticians as regularly as I should, despite being a devoted contact lens wearer since the age of 16.I often forgot to book the annual check-up before realising it had been three years since my last appointment.

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Is de overwinning van Robert Fico in Slovakije een eerste serieuze barst in de westerse eenheid ten aanzien van Oekraïne?

In Slovakije heeft Robert Fico zijn kiezers toegesproken na de overwinning van zijn links-populistische partij SMER-SD in de parlementsverkiezingen. Hij liet er geen twijfel over bestaan dat hij wel degelijk premier wil worden.

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Slovakia elections: Populist party wins vote but needs allies for coalition

Image source, EPABBC NewsA populist pro-Moscow party led by former PM Robert Fico has won Slovakia's parliamentary elections, with almost all votes counted.The Smer-SSD party had a clear lead with almost 24% of the vote despite exit polls suggesting victory by a liberal centrist party.

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Alien life in Universe: Scientists say finding it is 'only a matter of time'

Many astronomers are no longer asking whether there is life elsewhere in the Universe. The question on their minds is instead: when will we find it?

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Norwegian family finds Viking-era relics while looking for earring

Image source, Cultural Heritage of Vestfold and Telemark County BBC NewsA family in Norway were searching for a lost gold earring in their garden when they decided to get their metal detector out.

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Europe's oldest shoe found in Spanish bat cave

Scientists say they have identified Europe's oldest shoes, sandals woven from grass thought to be around 6,000 years old. They were among a haul of ancient objects discovered in a bat cave in Spain plundered by miners in the 19th Century, but were analysed in a new study.

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Are Many World & Pilot Wave THE SAME Theory?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to: http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime It’s hard to interpret the strange results of quantum mechanics, though many have tri

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The mysteries of the world's eighth continent

In 1820, a Russian ship packed with sailors and, oddly, penguins – destined for the men's dinner – spotted a towering shore of ice on the horizon. This was the first ever sighting of the Fimbul Ice Shelf, and it marked the official discovery of a new continent: Antarctica.

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Magpie swooping: How polarising bird terrorises suburban Australia

Don't run. Travel in groups. Carry an umbrella and wear sunglasses on the back of your head. These are some of the ominous warnings issued in Australia each spring, as magpies and humans begin their annual turf war.

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BBC helps free suspected migrants stuck in refrigerated lorry

Six suspected migrants have been rescued from the back of a lorry in France, after the BBC helped track them down and alert the police. The four Vietnamese women and two Iraqi women were trapped inside, panicking and struggling to breathe. One of them spoke to the BBC from inside the lorry.

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ChatGPT can now access up to date information

OpenAI, the Microsoft-backed creator of ChatGPT, has confirmed the chatbot can now browse the internet to provide users with current information. The artificial intelligence-powered system was previously trained using data up to September 2021.

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What does spending more than a year in space do to the human body?

With a few handshakes, a brief photoshoot and a wave, Nasa astronaut Frank Rubio bid farewell to the American-football-field-sized collection of modules and solar panels that has been his home for the past 371 days.

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Scientists get closer to solving mystery of antimatter

Scientists have made a key discovery about antimatter - a mysterious substance which was plentiful when the Universe began. Antimatter is the opposite of matter, from which stars and planets are made.

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Lady Elliot Island: A paradise island where you make a pledge

Master Reef Guide Kirsty Whitman didn't need to tell me twice.

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The ancient Sri Lankan 'tank cascades' tackling drought

Each April, in the village of Maeliya in northwest Sri Lanka, Pinchal Weldurelage Siriwardene gathers his community under the shade of a large banyan tree. The tree overlooks a human-made body of water called a wewa – meaning reservoir or "tank" in Sinhala.

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Offshore wind: Trump blames whale deaths on turbines

Former US President Donald Trump has claimed that wind turbines off the coast of the US "are causing whales to die in numbers never seen before". These claims have attracted significant attention on social media, where a clip of Mr Trump's speech has now been viewed more than nine million times.

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The Creator film review: A 'jaw-droppingly distinctive' sci-fi

The Creator belongs to an endangered species, in that it's a Hollywood science-fiction epic that isn't based on a video game, a comic, or a film you've seen already. That doesn't mean that it's wholly original.

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Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann denies using vibrating sex toy to cheat

An American grandmaster who was part of a row which rattled the world of chess has denied using a vibrating sex toy to cheat. In September 2022 Hans Niemann sat down to play Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen in chess's Sinquefield Cup St Louis, Missouri.

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Spotify will not ban AI-made music, says boss

The boss of Spotify says he has no plans to completely ban content created by artificial intelligence from the music streaming platform. Earlier this year the platform pulled a track featuring AI-cloned voices of the performers Drake and The Weeknd.

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Why do the worst people rise to power? | Brian Klaas

Why do the worst people rise to power? University College London professor Brian Klaas responds. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, Why psychopaths rise to power ► https://youtu.be/PpyIZ4DGIK8 George Washingt

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Metaverse: What happened to Mark Zuckerberg's next big thing?

There was a time before ChatGPT when the tech world was talking about something entirely different. Remember the metaverse?

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Cat missing for 11 years reunited with owner

Daisy the cat failed to return home soon after moving to the Caerphilly area from Dorset with her owner, Sian Sexton, in 2012. But last week, Ms Sexton received a surprise phone call from a Caerphilly vet who said a cat microchipped to her had been brought into the clinic.

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Australian lethal mushroom mystery survivor leaves hospital

In July, Erin Patterson cooked a beef Wellington using mushrooms which killed three relatives. Police believe the victims had eaten death cap mushrooms, which are lethal if ingested. Ian Wilkinson was also left in a critical condition after eating them.

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A cut too far: The people who can't give up paper

For 400 years British hydrographers have made paper charts of the world's seas and oceans. Each one captures the detail of coastlines, bays, straits, or channels.

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The shadowy Chinese firms that own chunks of Cambodia

The highway runs through the forest like a black ribbon, down to the sea and to what must be one of the world's largest tourism projects. Fifteen years after it began, there is still not much to see of the Dara Sakor Seashore Resort in southern Cambodia.

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Man gored to death by bull at Spanish festival

The man, 61, was gored in his side during the event in the town of Pobla de Farnals in the Valencia region on Saturday. He underwent emergency surgery but died on Sunday. His friend, 63, was attacked in both leg by the same bull and is in a stable condition in hospital.

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Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa sets women's marathon world record in Berlin

Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa broke the women's marathon world record as she won Sunday's race in Berlin. The 29-year-old, who also won last year's race, crossed the line in a time of two hours, 11 minutes and 53 seconds.

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Art: 10-year mission to paint everyone in St Davids

Ten years ago, artist Grahame Hurd-Wood set himself a huge challenge. He resolved to paint an individual portrait of every resident of the city he lives in.

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Russell Brand accuser sparks debate about staggered age of consent

At 16, you can't legally drink alcohol, place a bet or vote in a general election - but you can consent to sex. It has been this way since 1885 in the UK, when the age of consent was raised from 13.

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AI-generated naked child images shock Spanish town of Almendralejo

BBC News, AlmendralejoA sleepy town in southern Spain is in shock after it emerged that AI-generated naked images of young local girls had been circulating on social media without their knowledge.

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Osiris-Rex: Nasa confirms return of asteroid Bennu samples

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.in Dugway, UtahDusty samples from the "most dangerous known rock in the Solar System" have been brought to Earth.The American space agency Nasa landed the materials in a capsule that came down in the West Desert of Utah state.

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Lampedusa: Inside the camp at the heart of Europe’s migrant surge

Thousands of migrants arrived on the shores of Lampedusa last week, overloading local resources on the Italian island. BBC Trending's Reha Kansara and Newsnight's Emir Nader visited the holding centre, also known as the "Hotspot", where migrants are held. Lampedusa's Hotspot has seen busier days.

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James Nachtwey: The last of the great photojournalists

South East Asia correspondentA woman has just discovered the bodies of her husband and brother in her garden in Bucha, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The bodies are dusted with frost. She lays one hand on her brother, while the fingers of her other hand touch her mouth.

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Long Covid: MRI scans reveal new clues to symptoms

People living with long Covid after being admitted to hospital are more likely to show some damage to major organs, according to a new study. MRI scans revealed patients were three times more likely to have some abnormalities in multiple organs such as the lungs, brain and kidneys.

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Charlie Chaplin - Boxing Match (City Lights, 1931)

• A classic scene from City Lights in which Charlie Chaplin ends up in a boxing match with a prizefighter (Hank Mann). © Roy Export SAS • Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/TheChaplinFilms • Listen to Full Soundtrack on Youtube: http://bit.ly/CityLightsSoundtrack • Download Charlie Cha

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Guantanamo defendant 'too damaged' to stand trial

BBC NewsA military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled one of the five defendants charged over the 9/11 attacks is not fit to stand trial in a death-penalty case.

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Osiris-Rex: Asteroid Bennu 'is a journey back to our origins'

Nasa's Osiris-Rex capsule will come screaming into Earth's atmosphere on Sunday at more than 15 times the speed of a rifle bullet. It will make a fireball in the sky as it does so, but a heat shield and parachutes will slow the descent and bring it into a gentle touchdown in Utah's West Desert.

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Beyond the Colosseum: Eight sites that reveal Rome's hidden history

Currently trending is the surprising notion that many men think frequently about the Roman Empire – something that speaks to the enduring appeal of an empire that thrived some 2,000 years ago.

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Zoom and Grindr return to office: Tech's surprising remote work U-turn

In August, Grindr gave its workers a return-to-office ultimatum: either agree to work twice a week in person from October, or lose their jobs.

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Google accused of directing motorist to drive off collapsed bridge

The family of a US man who drowned after driving off a collapsed bridge are claiming that he died because Google failed to update its maps. Philip Paxson's family are suing the company over his death, alleging that Google negligently failed to show the bridge had fallen nine year earlier.

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The children leaving the Mafia

Claudia Caramanna has only been in her role two years and her work is already attracting unwanted attention. A year ago, an anonymous letter with a hand-drawn cross on it was sent to her home.

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Venezuela sends 11,000 troops to retake prison

Venezuela has sent 11,000 troops to regain control of one of its biggest prisons that had been overrun by a powerful criminal gang. The Tocoron prison, in the north of the country, was under the control of the Tren de Aragua mega-gang for years.

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Half-million-year-old wooden structure unearthed

Image source, Geoff DullerScience correspondent, BBC NewsThe discovery of ancient wooden logs in the banks of a river in Zambia has changed archaeologists' understanding of ancient human life. Researchers found evidence the wood had been used to build a structure almost half a million years ago.

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Japan: One in 10 people aged 80 or older for first time

For the first time ever, more than one in 10 people in Japan are now aged 80 years or older. Official data released to mark Japan's annual Respect for Aged Day holiday also shows the proportion of Japanese over 65 at a record of 29.1% this year.

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Danish artist told to repay museum €67,000 after turning in blank canvasses

Image source, Getty ImagesA Danish artist has been ordered to return nearly 500,000 kroner (€67,000) to a museum after he supplied it with two blank canvasses for a project he named "Take the Money and Run".

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Antarctic sea-ice at 'mind-blowing' low alarms experts

The sea-ice surrounding Antarctica is well below any previous recorded winter level, satellite data shows, a worrying new benchmark for a region that once seemed resistant to global warming. An unstable Antarctica could have far-reaching consequences, polar experts warn.

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The 'cosmic dust' sitting on your roof

It's in the dirt on the ground, the debris on your roof, and the dust that tickles your nose – tiny pieces of "cosmic dust", everywhere. These microscopic particles from outer space are micrometeorites – mostly the debris from comets and asteroids – and they have settled all over our planet.

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Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the UK and Belgium think they have figured out how brain cells die in Alzheimer's disease. It has been a mystery and a source of scientific debate for decades.

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Taiwan tells Elon Musk it is 'not for sale'

Taiwan has told billionaire Elon Musk it is "not for sale" after he said the island was a part of China. At a business summit this week, Mr Musk compared Taiwan to Hawaii, calling it an "integral part" of China.

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Quest to bring priest charged with torture in Argentina to justice

Survivors of crimes committed by the 1970s military junta in Argentina are fighting to see a priest stand trial for his alleged role in kidnappings and torture against opponents of the regime.

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Should we be worried about older politicians?

Pauline Newman, now 96, holds a lifetime position as a US federal judge. Though she wants to carry on working, she's in the midst of lawsuits with colleagues who want her to retire. The US has become a hotspot for debates about whether people in the political sphere can ever be too old to lead.

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Nasa's UFO report: What we learned from UAP study

BBC NewsA Nasa probe into hundreds of UFO sightings found there was no evidence aliens are behind unexplained phenomena, but the space agency also could not rule out that possibility.If the truth is out there, this long-awaited report offers no conclusive evidence.

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Libya flood: Satellite images and aerial photographs show destruction

Satellite images show the scale of destruction in the Libyan port of Derna after floodwaters swept away bridges, streets and communities - leaving thousands of people missing or dead.

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VRT-presentatrice Siska Schoeters laat zich ontdopen na "Godvergeten": "Alle banden met de Kerk doorknippen"

Presentatrice Siska Schoeters dient een verzoek in om zich te laten ontdopen. Ze doet dat na het bekijken van twee afleveringen van de documentairereeks "Godvergeten". Schoeters wil naar eigen zeggen niks meer te maken hebben met het instituut van de Kerk.

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Pachucos: The Latinx subculture that defied the US

The door to the bedroom closet opened wide, revealing dozens of brightly coloured zoot suits and shoes. On a nearby table, there were a wide-brimmed hat with feathers, a chain watch, suspenders and a pair of rhinestone cufflinks.

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'Overwhelming consensus' on AI regulation - Musk

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsTesla CEO Elon Musk says there was "overwhelming consensus" for regulation on artificial intelligence after tech heavyweights gathered in Washington to discuss AI.

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Why are women less likely to ask questions in public?

Over the years I've presented dozens of radio shows and chaired hundreds of public events in front of live audiences. The Q&A at the end is an important part of the session and so I want everyone to feel comfortable enough to ask their burning question.

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What NEW SCIENCE Would We Discover with a Moon Telescope?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime In order to see the faint light from objects in deepest space, astronomers go to the dar

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Princess Martha Louise: Norway's princess sets date to wed shaman

Norway's Princess Martha Louise will marry her American partner, self-styled shaman Durek Verrett, next summer, the couple has announced. King Harald V congratulated the pair, saying he was happy to welcome Mr Verrett to his family.

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France halts iPhone 12 sales over radiation levels

France has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 12 for emitting too much electromagnetic radiation. On Tuesday, the French watchdog which governs radio frequencies also told the tech giant to fix existing phones.

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Ex-Secret Service agent reveals new JFK assassination detail

Six decades later, new details are still coming to light in one of the most scrutinised events in American history: the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

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What to know about the 'beach towel revolt' taking back Greek beaches

It was around sunset on Sunday 3 September in Paros, a popular holiday island in Greece's Cycladic region. A crowd of around 50 were gathered on Parikia beach, close to the island's main port. Behind them, the sky blazed a deep orange over the azure sea.

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Switzerland: Hundreds of sex abuse cases 'tip of the iceberg', say researchers

An official inquiry into the Roman Catholic Church in Switzerland has identified nearly a thousand cases of sexual abuse since 1950. Many involved children and 56% of the victims were male. The vast majority of the accused were men.

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Are You A Dream Of The Universe?

To get started planning a fulfilling career that does a lot of good, go to 80000hours.org/kurzgesagt for your free career guide. Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-boltzmannbrain/startseite?authuser=2 Absolutely everything you think about yourself and the universe cou

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French woman shot through wall in Marseille drug shooting dies

Image source, AFPBBC NewsA 24-year-old woman has died after a stray bullet aimed at a drug-dealing hotspot hit her in the head in her flat in the French city of Marseille.The bullet was fired at random and pierced a window panel in the woman's bedroom, prosecutors said.

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Tantalising sign of possible life on faraway world

Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope may have discovered tentative evidence of a sign of life on a faraway planet. It may have detected a molecule called dimethyl sulphide (DMS). On Earth, at least, this is only produced by life.

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Stolen Van Gogh handed to Dutch art sleuth in Ikea bag

Image source, Arthur BrandBBC NewsA Van Gogh painting stolen from a Dutch museum in March 2020 is back in safe hands after a three-and-a-half-year quest to recover it.

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Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia were wrong, Putin says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia were wrong. Speaking at a forum in eastern Russia, he said it is not right to do anything in foreign policy that harms the interests of other people.

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Libya floods: Derna city looks like a tsunami hit it - minister

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsThe death toll from floods in Libya in one city alone stands at more than 1,500, a minister who visited the eastern port of Derna has told the BBC.

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Boy, aged seven, climbs Old Man of Hoy sea stack

BBC Scotland NewsA seven-year-old boy from America is believed to have become the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy, off the coast of Orkney.Cody Weishaar scaled the 449ft (137m) sea stack with his father and three of his friends in early August.

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Ruby Franke and 8 passengers: The rise and fall of a parenting influencer

A woman who sprang to fame giving controversial parenting advice has been charged with six counts of child abuse. What happened to Ruby Franke and her family?

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xkcd: Gold

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French shrug off Muslim upset at abaya ban in schools

Why should a teenage girl not be able to express her religious beliefs and at the same time pursue an education at school? It is a tough question, but one to which the French believe they have an answer.

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Morocco earthquake: More than 2,000 dead as tremors felt in several regions

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsA strong earthquake of magnitude 6.8 has struck central Morocco, killing more than 2,000 people and causing severe damage in several areas.

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Elon Musk says he withheld Starlink over Crimea to avoid escalation

Elon Musk says he refused to give Kyiv access to his Starlink communications network over Crimea to avoid complicity in a "major act of war". Kyiv had sent an emergency request to activate Starlink to Sevastopol, home to a major Russian navy port, he said.

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The fear of a nuclear fire that would consume Earth

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South Korean cult Grace Road Church members arrested in Fiji

Four suspected high-ranking members of a South Korean doomsday cult have been arrested in Fiji. Two were deported, but a legal injunction prevented the others from being ejected, Fiji media report.

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Period trackers to be reviewed over data concerns

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is reviewing period and fertility trackers over data security concerns. The apps work by plotting menstrual cycles, based on user information.

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Aditya-L1: India's solar mission on way to Sun sends first photos

The Indian space agency Isro has shared the first images sent by the country's solar observation mission as it makes its way towards the Sun. Aditya-L1 lifted off on Saturday and is on a journey that will take it 1.5 million km (932,000 miles) from the Earth - 1% of the Earth-Sun distance.

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How AI may be a powerful tool in treating male infertility

Infertility affects 7% of the male population. Now artificial intelligence (AI) may be about to help solve the problem.

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Florida man arrested after trying to cross Atlantic in hamster wheel vessel

Image source, Flagler County Sheriff's OfficeBBC NewsA Florida man was arrested after trying to "run to London" across the Atlantic Ocean in a homemade vessel resembling a hamster wheel. The US Coast Guard intercepted Reza Baluchi about 70 miles (110km) off Tybee Island, Georgia on 26 August.

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Scientists grow whole model of human embryo, without sperm or egg

Scientists have grown an entity that closely resembles an early human embryo, without using sperm, eggs or a womb. The Weizmann Institute team say their "embryo model", made using stem cells, looks like a textbook example of a real 14-day-old embryo.

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Dead Sea reveals four 1,900-year-old Roman swords in cave

Image source, Amir Ganor/Israel Antiquities AuthorityBBC NewsA cache of four excellently-preserved Roman swords and a javelin have been discovered by Israeli researchers in a cave overlooking the Dead Sea.

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What we can learn from California's surfing sea otter

At first it looks like she is up to her usual tricks again. A southern sea otter, with her thick, dark fur glistening with water – as though she has been dipped in tar – is floating along in the foamy waves off the coast of Santa Cruz, California. On a surfboard.

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French state schools turn away dozens of girls wearing Muslim abaya dress

The French education minister has said that nearly 300 pupils arrived at school on Monday wearing the abaya, the long Muslim robe which was banned in schools last week. Most of the girls agreed to change into other clothes.

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Woody Allen greeted by cheers, praise and protests at Venice Film Festival

Woody Allen's return to the Venice Film Festival was greeted with cheers and positive reviews from some, but also by loud protests on the red carpet at the premiere of the US director's new film. Most reviews called Coup De Chance, Allen's first film entirely in French, his best work in a decade.

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How worrying is a Russia-Kim Jong Un alliance?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's reported plans to visit Russia this month have caused concern among the US and its allies. He and President Vladimir Putin intend to discuss the possibility of North Korea providing Moscow with weapons to support its war in Ukraine, US officials say.

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China: Great Wall damaged by workers looking for shortcut

Image source, Youyu County Police ReleaseBBC News A part of China's Great Wall has been severely damaged by construction workers in central Shanxi province, who used an excavator to dig through it. Police say two men are suspected of trying to create a shortcut for their construction work.

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Somalis with albinism: Pelted with stones and raw eggs

Referring to the stigma he faces in Somalia because he has albinism, 25 year-old Elmi Bile Mohamed says: "People tell me I am a cannibal and that I will eat their children. They are terrified of me."

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Collatz Conjecture in Color - Numberphile

The Great Courses Plus (free trial): http://ow.ly/RqOr309wT7v This video features Alex Bellos. More info and links in full description. Extra footage with Alex and coloring: https://youtu.be/w8nc8wbgXPU Or real-time video of the coloring: https://youtu.be/wH141HLD57o Our previous Collatz Conjectur

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UNCRACKABLE? The Collatz Conjecture - Numberphile

Catch David on the Numberphile podcast: https://youtu.be/9y1BGvnTyQA Professor David Eisenbud on the infamous Collatz Conjecture, a simple problem that mathematicians may not be "ready" to crack. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Extra footage from this interview: https://youtu

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Violent protests after Quran burning in Sweden

Three men have been arrested in connection with a violent riot following a Quran burning in Sweden. Unrest erupted after an Iraqi anti-Islam activist Salwan Momika set fire to a copy of the Islamic holy book on Sunday.

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Moon base: Bangor scientists design fuel to live in space

Scientists have developed an energy source which could allow astronauts to live on the Moon for long periods of time. The NASA-led Artemis Program hopes for an outpost on the Moon by around 2030.

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Macron looks on as France's Africa policy crumbles

Why is it so often that problems seem to get worse just when they ought to be getting better?

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The unexpected maths problem at work during the women's World Cup

There was something strange about the recent Women's World Cup in Australia. If you were paying close attention, you might have spotted it. Many of the international teams had players who were born on the same day of the year – they shared birthdays. What was going on?

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Abba's Agnetha Fältskog returns with solo song: 'I didn't know if I could do this'

Abba's Agnetha Fältskog has revealed her first new music in 10 years, a solo song called Where Do We Go From Here? The star says she was was lured back to the studio by producer Jörgen Elofsson, who oversaw her 2013 album, A.

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Andrew Tate: Chats in 'War Room' suggest dozens of women groomed

Evidence that dozens of women were groomed into online sex work by members of influencer Andrew Tate's "War Room" group has been uncovered by the BBC. Leaked internal chat logs identify 45 potential victims between March 2019 and April 2020 but the total number is likely to be higher.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: ghostly face or fish?

What do you see when you look at this photo? The image appears to show an enormous, scary face suddenly emerging from the ocean.

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Gabon coup leaders name General Brice Oligui Nguema as new leader

Army officers who seized power in a coup in Gabon on Wednesday have named General Brice Oligui Nguema as the West African state's transitional leader. Gen Nguema was earlier carried triumphally through the streets of the capital Libreville by his troops.

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Why there's a rush to explore the Moon's enigmatic South Pole

It's a place where no human-made object has trundled before. Last week, however, the diminutive Pragyaan rover slid down a ramp from its mothership, India's Vikram lander, and began exploring the region around the Moon's South Pole.

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Chess rivals settle long-running cheating dispute

Image source, Getty ImagesBBC NewsA Norwegian world champion and the US prodigy who unexpectedly beat him have resolved a year-long cheating row that rattled the world of chess.Magnus Carlsen accused Hans Niemann of foul play after he lost in the Sinquefield Cup in September.

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How robotaxis are dividing San Francisco

My heartbeat quickens just a little as the cab approaches. It's a bizarre sight, one that I thought I wouldn't see in my lifetime. The cab has no driver. It stops in front of me and invites me to unlock its door with my phone - before whisking me into the night.

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Amsterdam: The European capital fighting bad tourists

The Dutch capital is one of the most-visited cities in Europe, with its 800,000-person population welcoming up to 20 million tourists a year.

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France to ban female students from wearing abayas in state schools

Students will be banned from wearing abaya, a loose-fitting full-length robe worn by some Muslim women, in France's state-run schools, the education minister has said. The rule will be applied as soon as the new school year starts on 4 September.

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Hallstatt: Austrian town protests against mass tourism

Locals in the Austrian town of Hallstatt have taken part in a protest against mass tourism. Hallstatt, which is a World Heritage Site, has just over 700 inhabitants - but gets up to as many as 10,000 visitors a day during high season.

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Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from visiting national park

The Taliban have banned women from visiting the Band-e-Amir national park in the central Bamiyan province. Afghanistan's acting minister of virtue and vice, Mohammad Khaled Hanafi, said women had not been observing hijab inside the park.

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The rival to the Panama Canal that was never built

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Franklin expedition: Portraits of doomed Arctic explorers go to auction

An original portrait photograph of a famous Arctic explorer, taken shortly before the doomed Franklin expedition, will be auctioned in London next month. Capt Francis Crozier and 13 other senior officers were photographed in May of 1845.

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Heineken sells off Russian beer business for €1

Heineken has finally sold off its Russian business for €1 - or 86p - nearly a year and a half after first pledging to do so. The Dutch brewer said it will take a loss of €300m on the division, which is being offloaded to Russia's Arnest, which makes aerosol cans.

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Praggnanandhaa: India chess prodigy's 'remarkable' impact on the sport

Indian chess prodigy R Praggnanandhaa's World Cup run has ended without a trophy, but experts say that his stellar performances will have a monumental impact on the game in the country.

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88 UK deaths linked to Canada 'poison seller'

Eighty-eight people in the UK died after buying a poisonous substance from a seller in Canada, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA says it cannot confirm the chemical was the direct cause of the deaths in the UK but is investigating potential criminal offences.

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The place where no humans will tread for 100,000 years

I'm always upbeat on the way to interviews. To me they're the most enjoyable part of the storytelling process. But this time I feel different.

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What If Space is NOT Empty?

To Learn More About Surfshark Check Out: http://surfshark.deals/spacetime PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Spacetime on

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Gaslighting and shame: Uncovering the stories of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries

The Magdalene Laundries were back in the spotlight recently following the death of Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, who spent time in one of the former asylums as a teenager. A new BBC drama examines the impact of the abuse which took place at some of these notorious institutions.

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The curious ways your skin shapes your health

I'm canoeing through the Ardèche gorge in southern France – and attracting some peculiar looks. It's early afternoon on a blazing July day, and the sky is a perfect canvas of cobalt blue.

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What we know about Russia plane crash that reportedly killed Prigozhin

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsWagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is presumed dead, having been named on the passenger list of a private jet that crashed north of the Russian capital, Moscow.

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Chandrayaan-3: India makes historic landing near Moon's south pole

India has made history as its Moon mission became the first to land in the lunar south pole region. With this, India joins an elite club of countries to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, after the US, the former Soviet Union and China.

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Chandrayaan-3: India's Moon lander Vikram aims for historic lunar south pole landing

India is looking to make history on Wednesday with its third lunar mission is set to land on the Moon. If Chandrayaan-3 is successful, India will be the first country to land near its little-explored south pole.

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How hunger can warp our minds

Diets are widely celebrated as the noble, often celebrity-endorsed, route towards improved health and wellness – and form the basis of a booming $250bn (£203bn) industry. But let's face it: dieting can also be miserable.

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How A Nuclear War Will Start - Minute by Minute

This video was made possible through a grant by Open Philanthropy. Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-mr-president/ Join us over on Discord to discuss and share your thoughts: https://kgs.link/Discord Mr. President! Nuclear missiles will strike our country in 14 minut

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Pakistan cable car incident as rescue under way for eight people trapped

Image source, Pakistan National Disaster Management AgencyBBC NewsA rescue is under way in Pakistan for eight people - including six children - trapped in a cable car dangling over a valley in the country's north-west.

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Did JWST Discover Dark Matter Stars?

Check Out Human Footprint on PBS Terra: https://youtu.be/-c_KBWyPGaQ PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime We knew that the J

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Is this the summer of bad tourists?

This summer, every day seems to bring another headline of tourists around the world behaving badly. Last week, it was two drunk Americans sneaking into a closed section of the Eiffel Tower and sleeping off their bender high above Paris.

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Pioneering wind-powered cargo ship sets sail

Shipping firm Cargill, which has chartered the vessel, hopes the technology will help the industry chart a course towards a greener future. Using the wing-sized rigid WindWings sails aims to cut fuel consumption and therefore shipping's carbon footprint.

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Hundreds of migrants killed by Saudi border guards - report

Saudi border guards are accused of the mass killing of migrants along the Yemeni border in a new report by Human Rights Watch. The report says hundreds of people, many of them Ethiopians who cross war-torn Yemen to reach Saudi Arabia, have been shot dead.

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Chandrayaan-3: The race to unravel the mysteries of Moon's south pole

The sun lingers slightly above or just below the horizon, while towering mountains project dark shadows. Deep craters provide a haven for unending darkness. Some of these areas have been shielded from sunlight for billions of years.

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Baghdad advertising boards turned off over porn screening

Iraqi officials have ordered all electronic advertising screens to be shut down in Baghdad after a hacker used one to show a pornographic film. It happened at a major road junction in the Iraqi capital. Videos have been shared widely on social media.

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Russia's Luna-25 spacecraft crashes into Moon

Russia's unmanned Luna-25 spacecraft has crashed into the Moon after spinning out of control, officials say. It was Russia's first Moon mission in almost 50 years.

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Vietnam War: The pastor who survived 17 years in forgotten jungle army

Pastor Y Hin Nie, 75, preaches the gospel from the comfort of his church in the US state of North Carolina. But as a young man he survived nearly two decades in the jungle, giving sermons to his comrades fighting Vietnamese troops long after the war had ended - his AK-47 never far from his side.

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Van "De Wollebollen" tot "De seizoensfinale": 164 avonturen voor de familie Kiekeboe dankzij striptekenaar Merho

Na 164 albums houdt Robert Merhottein, beter gekend als Merho, het voor bekeken. Hij stopt met "de Kiekeboes". De familie zag 46 jaar geleden het licht, en groeide uit van een wekelijkse krantenstrip tot de populairste stripreeks van Vlaanderen, met meer dan 25 miljoen verkochte exemplaren. 

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Did Australia's boomerangs pave the way for flight?

The aircraft is one of the most significant developments of modern society, enabling people, goods and ideas to fly around the world far more efficiently than ever before.

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Russian priest censured for blessing Stalin statue

Image source, ReutersBBC NewsA Russian Orthodox priest is under investigation after he was filmed blessing a new statue of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The incident happened on Tuesday at the unveiling of the eight-metre (26ft) monument in the city of Velikiye Luki.

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Stunning photos of a new African wonder

Legend has it that the dramatic rock-hewn churches of Lalibela were created with the help of a team of angels.

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Graham Linehan: Second venue cancels Father Ted writer's comedy show

Image source, PA MediaA second Edinburgh venue has cancelled a stand-up comedy show featuring Father Ted writer Graham Linehan, according to organisers. Hours before the gig was due to begin, Comedy Unleashed said it would still go ahead despite the new cancellation.

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Pakistan: Mob burns churches over blasphemy claims

Thousands of Muslims in Pakistan have set fire to churches and vandalised homes belonging to Christians over claims that two men had desecrated the Quran, police say. The attacks took place in Jaranwala in the province of eastern Punjab.

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It's Impossible To Destroy A Black Hole – We Did It Anyway

Go ‘beyond the nutshell’ at https://brilliant.org/nutshell/ and dive deeper into these topics and more with a free 30-day trial! This video was sponsored by Brilliant. Thanks a lot for the support! Grab your Limited Edition Wheel of Fear Pin before the pre-order ends!: https://shop.kgs.link/fea

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How undercover sting outwitted pangolin traffickers

The leaders of a global wildlife trafficking gang have been convicted after a four-year investigation and a trial in Nigeria. They pleaded guilty last month to smuggling the scales of endangered African pangolins.

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The ancient technology keeping space missions alive

It took more than 10 years to design and build Europe's four identical Cluster satellites for launch; and just 39 seconds to lose them all in an enormous fireball. Their remains rained down over the South American jungle as the Ariane 5 rocket veered off course and exploded.

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Texas woman awarded $1.2bn in revenge porn case

The woman, who was named only by the initials DL in court documents, filed a harassment lawsuit against her former boyfriend in 2022. The suit alleged that he posted intimate pictures of her online to "publicly shame" her after a break-up.

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Five key moments in the crushing of Afghan women's rights

"We are going to allow women to study and work within our framework. Women are going to be very active in our society," the Taliban announced in their first press conference shortly after seizing power on 15 August 2021.

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Why fidgeting is good for you

As a child, I was regularly told off for swinging on my chair, absent-mindedly nibbling the pink rubbers off pencils and fidgeting through storytime, unable to get comfortable on the carpet while other children sat neatly cross-legged.

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Talking to the Taliban: Right or wrong?

Two years since the Taliban swept into power in Afghanistan, not a single country has formally recognised their rule. Even engaging with the Taliban government remains deeply controversial.

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England's mysterious sunken roads

The path began to descend into the earth as if burrowed out in ancient times by the slithering of a giant worm. As we followed it downwards, the atmosphere changed: the wind became still, the air warmer. The plant life changed, too, the verges of the path becoming a jungle of curling ferns.

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Fourteen days across the Atlantic, perched on a ship’s rudder

Four Nigerian stowaways set out for Europe on the rudder of a tanker. They had no idea they were bound for Brazil, and a two-week ocean voyage that would nearly kill them.

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Big freeze drove early humans out of Europe

Science correspondentA big freeze previously unknown to science drove early humans from Europe for 200,000 years, but they adapted and returned, new research shows.Ocean sediments from 1.1 million years ago show temperatures suddenly dropped more than 5C, scientists say.

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Scientists at Fermilab close in on fifth force of nature

Scientists near Chicago say they may be getting closer to discovering the existence of a new force of nature. They have found more evidence that sub-atomic particles, called muons, are not behaving in the way predicted by the current theory of sub-atomic physics.

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Boy, 6, boasted about shooting Virginia teacher Abigail Zwerner

The six-year-old student who shot his teacher in the US earlier this year, boasted about the incident saying "I shot [her] dead", unsealed court documents show.

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Texas woman seriously injured after hawk drops snake on her

BBC NewsA Texas woman was attacked by a hawk and a snake at the same time after the bird - which eats snakes - accidentally dropped the wriggling serpent on her.

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Facebook's spread not linked to psychological harm, study finds

There is no evidence the global spread of Facebook is linked to widespread psychological harm, an Oxford Internet Institute (OII) study suggests. The research looked at how wellbeing changed in 72 countries as use of the social media platform grew.

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The atomic bomb marker inside your body

It's in your teeth. Your eyes and your brain too. Scientists call it the "bomb spike" (or "bomb pulse") – and for more than half a century its signature has been present inside the human body.

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Kazakhstan: A road trip through the nation's immense landscapes

Sipping black tea with milk from a blue-and-white piala ceramic bowl, I felt like a child again. We'd arrived at Saty, a small village in southern Kazakhstan, after driving all day from Almaty through an otherworldly terrain of wide steppe grasslands, narrow gorges and snow-capped mountains.

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New York City beach closed after woman suffers shark bite

New York City closed its popular Rockaway Beach on Tuesday after a 50-year-old woman was bitten by a shark Monday evening, officials said. The woman was swimming near Beach 59th Street when a shark bit her leg, New York City Parks officials said.

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Weight-loss drug reduces stroke and heart risk

The makers of Wegovy say it cuts risk of a cardiovascular event in overweight people with heart disease by a fifth. The injection is popular in places like the US and was approved for weight loss in the NHS in England in June.

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Mushroom poisoning deaths: Family lunch mystery grips Australia

Two Saturdays ago, five people sat down for a family meal in a tiny Australian town. Within a week, three would be dead, a fourth fighting for life, and the fifth under investigation for potentially poisoning her guests with wild mushrooms.

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Investigating the 'spiritual healers' sexually abusing women

Spiritual healing, also known as "Quranic healing", is a popular practice in the Arab and Muslim world. It is mostly women who visit healers - believing that they can solve problems and cure illness by expelling evil spirits known as "jinn".

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Do people really swallow spiders in their sleep?

According to the rhyme and song, the unfortunate woman swallowed the arachnid to catch a fly she had previously eaten - followed by a number of other creatures in an attempt to solve the original issue. But... let's concentrate on the spider.

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Italian fugitive caught in Corfu thanks to photo celebrating football win

One of Italy's most dangerous fugitives has been caught in Corfu after a photo of him cheering on his football team gave away his whereabouts. Vincenzo La Porta, 60, is thought to have close ties to the Camorra organised crime gang in Naples.

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Uganda paternity testing causes huge controversy

With reports of a sharp increase in the number of men in Uganda seeking paternity tests, fears are growing it could break up families and leave children psychologically scarred.

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Voyager 2: Nasa fully back in contact with lost space probe

Nasa is back in full contact with its lost Voyager 2 probe months earlier than expected, the space agency said. In July a wrong command was sent to the spacecraft, sent to explore space in 1977, changing its position and severing contact.

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In Pictures: The protectors of a 7,000-year-old faith

Located 125km north-east of Erbil (the capital of Kurdistan, an autonomous region of northern Iraq), lies the hamlet-sized shrine complex of Lalish, the holiest site of Yazidism, an ancient religion with an estimated 700,000 followers worldwide.

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What is the best clothing to keep you cool?

As the world continues to grapple with extreme heatwaves, which are becoming ever more regular thanks to climate change, the clothing we wear is a vital component in how we stay cool. Researchers have found that by wearing appropriate clothes, it is possible to turn the air-conditioning up by 2C (3.

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Worldcoin suspended in Kenya as thousands queue for free money

The Kenyan government has ordered cryptocurrency project Worldcoin to stop signing up new users, citing data privacy concerns. Worldcoin, founded by US tech entrepreneur Sam Altman, offers free crypto tokens to people who agree to have their eyeballs scanned.

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AI could be used to assess breast cancer scans

Artificial intelligence can "safely" read breast cancer screening images, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers led by a team at Lund University found computer-aided detection could spot cancer at a "similar rate" to two radiologists.

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Uren vertraging, lege brandstoftank en het verkeerde adres: de helse tocht van chiro Wacko uit Anderlecht

De terugreis van chiro Wacko vanuit hun kamp in de provincie Luik naar Anderlecht heeft veel langer geduurd dan verwacht. Door allerlei problemen is een deel van de leden en leiders pas in het midden van de nacht thuis gekomen.

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Henrietta Lacks: Family of black woman whose cells were taken settle case

The family of a black woman whose cervical cells were harvested in 1951 without her knowledge and replicated infinitely ever since have reached a settlement with a biotech company.

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Voyager 2: Nasa loses contact with probe after sending wrong command

Nasa has lost contact with its Voyager 2 probe billions of miles away from Earth after sending it the wrong command, the space agency has revealed. Last month, the spacecraft - exploring the universe since 1977 - tilted its antenna to point two degrees away from Earth after the mistake was made.

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Lori Vallow: Cult mum who killed children sentenced to life in prison

An Idaho mother in a doomsday cult has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two youngest children and conspiring in the murder of her husband's former wife. Lori Vallow Daybell, 50, was found guilty of first-degree murder and multiple conspiracy charges in May.

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Afghanistan: Taliban burn ‘immoral’ musical instruments

The Taliban have burned musical instruments in Afghanistan, claiming music "causes moral corruption". Thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment went up in smoke on a bonfire on Saturday in western Herat province.

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Are luggage-free trips the future?

Far too many clothes will be packed, of course, followed by sunglasses and swimwear and sandals, last year's suntan lotion and a good book. A sweater or jacket will probably be thrown in too, just in case. Perhaps, some of us will reassess how much luggage we really need to take. Most will not.

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WeChat: Why does Elon Musk want X to emulate China's everything-app?

Earlier this week Elon Musk rebranded Twitter to X - another step in his plan to emulate Chinese mega app WeChat. Mr Musk has long said that he wants to transform his social media firm, which he bought last year for $44bn (£34.4bn), into a much larger platform.

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Tiger population growing in Himalayan kingdom Bhutan

Bhutan has reported a marked increase in its wild tiger population, according to the results of a new survey. The latest figures show the tiny Himalayan kingdom is now home to 131 tigers - up 27% from the last count, held in 2015.

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Taylor Swift Seattle concert generates seismic activity

Taylor Swift's concerts in the US city of Seattle generated seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, a seismologist has said. The data was recorded at Swift's sell-out Eras tour performances at Lumen Field on 22 and 23 July.

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Was the Gravitational Wave Background Finally Discovered?!?

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Ancient 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck found off coast of Italy

The wreckage of an ancient Roman ship from more than 2,000 years ago has been found off the coast of Italy. The cargo ship was found off the port of Civitavecchia, about 50 miles (80km) north-west of Rome.

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Melting Swiss glacier uncovers climber missing since 1986

Human remains found on a glacier close to Switzerland's famous Matterhorn have been confirmed to be the body of a German climber missing since 1986. The discovery is the latest in a number of long held secrets that the Alpine glaciers, now rapidly shrinking due to climate change, have revealed.

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Essex dachshund Twiglet returned after video of theft shared

Twiglet, a 16-month old dachshund, was snatched by a thief who smashed a patio door at a house in Catmere End, near Saffron Walden, at about 15:00 BST. Essex Police released camera footage of the dog squealing and struggling to get away from the intruder.

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Cornwall photographer catches 'once in a lifetime' kestrel picture

Andy Maher, from Hayle, told BBC Radio Cornwall he was out taking photos of birds in flight when he saw the kestrel hovering above him. He said the bird then dived towards him and swooped away at the last second.

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False claims of bogus heatwave spread online

False claims suggesting that the BBC has been misreporting temperatures in southern Europe have been spreading on social media.

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Elke Roex stopt als schepen in Anderlecht: 'Tijd voor iets anders'

Elke Roex (Vooruit) stopt na september als schepen in Anderlecht. Ze gaat voor het Neerhof werken, een educatieve boerderij van de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie in Dilbeek, op de grens met Anderlecht. Ze wordt als schepen opgevolgd door Bieke Comer.

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N Korea: Kim Jong Un shows latest missiles to Russia defence chief

Kim Jong Un showed off North Korea's latest weapons to Russia's defence chief Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday. Pyongyang invited the Russian delegation led by Mr Shoigu as well one from China.

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Singapore to execute first woman on drugs charge for the first time in 20 years

Singapore is scheduled to execute a woman for the first time in almost 20 years, human rights advocates say. Singaporean national Saridewi Djamani, 45, was found guilty of trafficking 30g (0.03oz) of heroin in 2018.

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Niger soldiers declare coup on national TV

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsSoldiers in the West African country of Niger have announced a coup on national TV.They said they had dissolved the constitution, suspended all institutions and closed the nation's borders.

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UFOs and aliens bring a divided US Congress together

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsIf the truth is out there, the US Congress wants to know.

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The UFO reports piquing Nasa's interest

It was just a normal day's flying for Alex Dietrich – until it wasn't. Streaking through the sky over the tranquil expanse of the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, the US Navy lieutenant commander was taking her F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jet on a training mission with a colleague in another plane.

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Will the Gulf Stream really collapse by 2025?

The Gulf Stream system of warm ocean currents could collapse as early as 2025, a scientific study has warned. The end of the system, which drives the Atlantic's currents and determines western Europe's weather, would probably lead to lower temperatures and catastrophic climate impacts.

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Colonisation by British 'luckiest thing' to happen to Australia - John Howard

Colonisation was "the luckiest thing that happened" to Australia, the nation's second-longest serving Prime Minister John Howard has said. His remarks were made in relation to a historic referendum due to take place this year on Indigenous recognition.

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Brussels bombers found guilty after long murder trial

Image source, ReutersA court in Brussels has found six men guilty of terrorist murder, more than seven years after suicide bomb attacks killed 32 people at the city's airport and a metro station in March 2016.

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Is Musk right to ditch the Twitter logo?

When Jean-Pierre Dube saw the news that billionaire Elon Musk was scrapping Twitter's blue bird logo in favour of an Art Deco-style black and white X, the marketing professor thought it was a joke. Mr Musk's takeover of Twitter last year has been punishing for the social media platform.

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Paris to bring back swimming in Seine after 100 years

With a year to go to the Olympics, Paris is in the final phase of a historic clean-up which will soon see swimmers and divers back in the River Seine. Banned for a century because of the filthy water, city swimming is set to be one of the major legacies of the Games thanks to a €1.4bn (£1.

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Worldcoin: Sam Altman launches eyeball scanning crypto coin

Worldcoin gives people digital coins in exchange for a scan of their eyeballs. In sites around the world people queued to gaze into silver orbs on day one of the project's full launch.

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Can slow breathing guard against Alzheimer's?

Stop scrolling. Now inhale slowly, concentrating on expanding your lungs, to a count of five. Exhale, just as slowly and deliberately, as you count to five. You might find that, in just that 10 seconds, you suddenly feel just a little bit more relaxed or centred.

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Elke Roex (ex-politica): ‘Ik kies niet alleen een andere job, maar ook een ander leven'

In de zomer publiceert BRUZZ elke maandag een uitgebreid interview met een Brusselaar die professioneel of privé een boeiend jaar achter de rug heeft, en tijdens de zomer even de tijd neemt om te reflecteren.

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Why is technology not making us more productive?

We are often told that we are in the midst of a technological revolution. That business and the world of work continue to be transformed and improved by computers, the internet, the increased speed of communication, data processing, robotics, and now - artificial intelligence.

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Elon Musk: Twitter rebranded as X as blue bird logo killed off

Twitter has changed its brand and logo from its famous blue bird to "X". The new white X on a black background has replaced the blue bird on the desktop version of the social network, although is yet to appear on the mobile app.

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Intel's deepfake detector tested on real and fake videos

In March last year a video appeared to show President Volodymyr Zelensky telling the people of Ukraine to lay down their arms and surrender to Russia. It was a pretty obvious deepfake - a type of fake video that uses artificial intelligence to swap faces or create a digital version of someone.

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Does Antimatter Explain Why There's Something Rather Than Nothing?

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Seven AI companies agree to safeguards in the US

Seven leading companies in artificial intelligence have committed to managing risks posed by the tech, the White House has said. This will include testing the security of AI, and making the results of those tests public.

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AI will 'lead to more games being made and more jobs'

Artificial Intelligence will lead to more jobs in the video game industry, one of the bodies representing games developers has told the BBC. Dr Richard Wilson, boss of TIGA, says AI will "reduce the cost of making games and speed up the process".

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Can houseplants purify the air in your home?

Most people don't realise just how many pollutants are swirling around indoors, where they typically spend most of their time. For example, many of the products we use for cleaning and freshening our homes, schools and workplaces are adding invisible toxins to the air.

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Amsterdam bans cruise ships to limit visitors and curb pollution

Amsterdam's council has banned cruise ships from the city centre as the Dutch capital tries to limit visitor numbers and curb pollution. Politicians said the vessels were not in line with the city's sustainable ambitions.

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The Blue Flash: How a careless slip led to a fatal accident in the Manhattan Project

During World War Two, the US government formed the Manhattan Project, recruiting scientists and engineers from across the country to live and work at a secret research centre in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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What If The Speed of Light is NOT CONSTANT?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to: http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime One of the most fundamental physics facts is that the speed of light in a vacuum is con

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Will workers be paid differently in the age of AI?

Artificial intelligence is already finding its way into daily workflows for many employees, and necessitating others to think about the AI skills they’ll need to keep their jobs secure when companies embrace the technology.

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Facebook-owner Meta exec Nick Clegg says AI 'quite stupid'

Current Artificial Intelligence (AI) models are "quite stupid", Facebook-owner Meta's president of global affairs Nick Clegg said as he played down the risks of the technology. The former UK deputy prime minister said the "hype has somewhat run ahead of the technology".

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Paris 2024 Olympics: Concern over French plan for AI surveillance

Abandoned luggage and unexpected crowds - real-time cameras will use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect suspicious activity on the streets of Paris during next summer's Olympics. But civil rights groups say the technology is a threat to civil liberties, as the BBC's Hugh Schofield reports.

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Kitchen shrine serpents and other fascinating new Pompeii discoveries

A kitchen shrine adorned with serpents, a bakery, human skeletons, exquisite frescos, and yes, a picture of something that looks very much like pizza. These are among the new finds being turned up at the Pompeii Archaeological Park.

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Why some celebrities are embracing Artificial Intelligence deepfakes

Singaporean actress, model and former radio DJ Jamie Yeo has no problem with being deepfaked. In fact, she signed up for it. She was speaking to the BBC the day after the release of the new series of Charlie Brooker's Netflix show.

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How AI is bringing film stars back from the dead

Most actors dream of building a career that will outlive them. Not many manage it – show business can be a tough place to find success. Those that do, though, can achieve a kind of immortality on the silver screen that allows their names to live on in lights.

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AI in dance music: What do DJs and producers think of it?

You're in a club, the music's pounding and the lights are flashing. You look up to the DJ booth but there's no-one there, because it's an AI-generated mix.

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How 2013 film The Congress predicted Hollywood's current AI crisis

With Hollywood all but shut down indefinitely due to strikes by the actors' union, SAG-AFTRA, and the Writers Guild of America, some powerful players have weighed in. George Clooney told CNN last week: "This is an inflection point in our industry".

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Drug donanemab seen as turning point in dementia fight

Results out today confirm that the drug donanemab, hailed as a turning point in the fight against Alzheimer's, slows cognitive decline by about a third. Mike Colley, who is 80, is one of only a few dozen patients in the UK to take part in the global trial, now published in the journal JAMA.

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Banksy: What it was like to work for anonymous superstar artist

For years, art fans and journalists have been trying to figure out the identity of the Bristolian renegade and global phenomenon that is the street artist Banksy.

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Manipur: The abandoned villages in the crosshairs of India violence

Ethnic violence has plunged Manipur, India's scenic state bordering Myanmar, into turmoil. Persistent clashes between the Meiteis and Kukis for over two months have left both feeling besieged. The neighbouring villages of these communities appear to be particularly susceptible to attacks.

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Twitter loses nearly half advertising revenue since Elon Musk takeover

Twitter has lost almost half of its advertising revenue since it was bought by Elon Musk for $44 billion (£33.6bn) last October, its owner has revealed. Mr Musk sacked about half of Twitter's 7,500 staff when he took over in 2022 in a effort to cut costs.

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Iran's morality police to resume headscarf patrols

Iranian police are resuming controversial patrols to ensure women obey dress codes and cover their hair in public, state media reports. The "morality police" will return to the streets to enforce Iran's hijab laws, a spokesman said on Sunday.

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The Black Mirror plot about AI that worries actors

Hollywood actors are striking for the first time in 43 years, bringing the American movie and television business to a halt, partly over fears about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Chandrayaan-3: India set to launch historic Moon mission

India is set to launch its third Moon mission, aiming to be the first to land near its little-explored south pole. The Chandrayaan-3 craft with an orbiter, lander and a rover is due to lift off at 14:35 on Friday (09:05 GMT) from Sriharikota space centre.

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ChatGPT owner in probe over risks around false answers

US regulators are probing artificial intelligence company OpenAI over the risks to consumers from Chat GPT generating false information. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent a letter to the Microsoft-backed business requesting information on how it addresses risks to people's reputations.

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Who was the real Robert Oppenheimer?

It was the early hours of 16 July 1945, and Robert Oppenheimer was waiting in a control bunker for a moment that would change the world.

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Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, dies aged 94

Milan Kundera, one of the biggest names in European literature in recent decades, has died in Paris aged 94. His best-known work was his 1984 novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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India CEO criticised for picking AI bot over human staff

An Indian CEO is being criticised after he said that his firm had replaced 90% of its support staff with an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot. Suumit Shah, founder of Dukaan, said on Twitter that the chatbot had drastically improved first response and resolution time of customers' queries.

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Birds get revenge by using anti-bird spikes in nests

In cities around the world, anti-bird spikes are used to protect statues and balconies from unwanted birds - but now, it appears the birds are getting their own back.

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Essex lorry deaths: Marius Draghici jailed for more than 12 years

A people trafficker has been jailed for 12 years and seven months over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who died in a lorry container.Marius Draghici, 50, from Romania, admitted 39 counts of manslaughter and one count of conspiracy to assist unlawful immigration.

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How harvesting electricity from humid air could one day power our devices

No-one in the lab could quite believe what they were seeing. An experimental device, a humidity sensor, had started generating electrical signals. Fine, you might think – except that shouldn't have been possible.

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A simple guide to help you understand AI

And it tells you this is a car. It’s pretty clear what’s gone wrong.

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Putin meets Prigozhin: Getting to grips with latest twist in Wagner saga

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Yevgeny Prigozhin five days after the Wagner mercenary boss led a failed mutiny, the Kremlin has revealed. The BBC's Russia Editor gets to grips with the latest twist in the Wagner saga. So, let me get this straight.

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The troubling rise in congenital syphilis

Syphilis has been called many names since the first record of it in the 1490s, most of them uncomplimentary – "the French disease", "the Neapolitan disease", "the Polish disease". One however has stuck: "the great imitator".

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Work 'love bombing': When companies come on too strong

They check in several times a day: texts, emails, phone calls. They lavish flattery and compliments, make it clear you're the one. You only met each other a few days ago, but the hours since have been a whirlwind of attention and promises. There's a term for this kind of behaviour: 'love bombing'.

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Sri Lanka: The fate of a protest that toppled a president

Udeni Kaluthantri, a 54-year-old port worker, became an overnight sensation last year for reasons that had nothing to do with his job.

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Ukraine war: Twitter's paid-for Blue accounts fuel misinformation

False and misleading posts about the Ukraine conflict continue to go viral on major social media platforms, as Russia's invasion of the country extends beyond 500 days.

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Neutral Swiss and Austrians join Europe's Sky Shield defence

Switzerland and Austria have signed a declaration of intent to join the European air defence system Sky Shield. The system was initiated by Germany following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and is designed to allow European countries to buy defence systems together, and train together.

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Netherlands to return treasures to Indonesia and Sri Lanka

The Netherlands is set to hand back hundreds of precious artefacts taken from Indonesia and Sri Lanka during its colonial period. Objects to be returned include a gem-encrusted bronze cannon and a looted cache of jewels from the "Lombok treasure".

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Threads could cause real problems for Twitter

First impressions of Threads: can Meta do this? Is this not somehow plagiarism? The app looks almost identical to Twitter. The character limit, the reposting, the feed. It's all incredibly familiar.

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Special Forces at centre of Afghanistan war crimes inquiry, MoD confirms

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed for the first time that UK Special Forces are at the centre of a war crimes inquiry. The MoD on Wednesday abandoned an effort to restrict any mention of Special Forces' involvement in the alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

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E2E encryption: Should big tech be able to read people's messages?

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Ocomtún: A long-lost Maya city that was just discovered

"You need to be a little crazy for this work," said Dr Ivan Šprajc, taking a drag of his cigarette and staring at me with ice-blue eyes. "You have to be careful about the snakes, insects, jaguars and everything else. But there is something pushing us.

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Facebook owner Meta to launch Twitter rival on Thursday

Facebook owner Meta is launching its new app to rival Twitter and says it will go live on Thursday. The app, which is called Threads and is available for pre-order on the Apple App Store, will be linked to Instagram.

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'I have been rejected by dozens of men over dowry'

Dowries have been illegal in India since 1961, but the bride's family is still expected to gift cash, clothes and jewellery to the groom's family.

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Why Saturn's moons have remained hidden from view

Ever since humanity began looking skywards, our Moon has stared back at us from its orbit a relatively short distance from our planet. It is the most visible of our Solar System's natural satellites, but it is by no means the only one.

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Thai elephant flown home after alleged abuse in Sri Lanka

The 29-year old Muthu Raja arrived in Thailand on Sunday on a 19 million baht (£425,000; $540,000) commercial reparation flight. Bangkok had demanded the return of the animal after claims it was tortured while kept at a Buddhist temple.

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Euclid: Europe's 'dark explorer' telescope set for launch

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosA European space telescope is about to launch from Florida on a quest to resolve one of the biggest questions in science: what is the Universe made of?The Euclid mission will make an immense 3D map of the cosmos in an effort to tie down some of the pr

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Boost for Wagner as Mali shuns UN troops, but at what cost?

The outcome of Friday's UN Security Council vote on the future of the peacekeeping force in Mali is not in doubt: they have little choice but to terminate what has been the most deadly of all such UN operations around the world.

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Colosseum: Man who carved names on ancient Rome amphitheatre is UK tourist, Italian police say

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.A man filmed carving names into a wall at Rome's ancient Colosseum amphitheatre last week is a tourist who lives in the UK, Italian police say.

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What Titan sub wreckage can tell us about the tragedy

The recovery ship Horizon Arctic has now delivered all the debris it was able to collect from the shattered remains of the Titan submersible on the Atlantic seafloor. As shown by the amount of material that came ashore, the ship's deep-sea robot managed to bring up significant components.

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Sweden Quran burning sparks anger across Muslim world

Several Muslim-majority countries have condemned the burning of a copy of the Quran in Sweden at a protest. Salwan Momika, said to be an Iraqi living in Sweden, set fire to a copy of the Muslim text in front of Stockholm's central mosque on Wednesday.

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Quantum Galaxies: The Case for Axionic Dark Matter

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Quantum mechanics is our best theory of the fundamental nature of reality, but it's usua

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Sri Lanka: Five-day bank holiday for domestic debt restructuring

Sri Lanka began a five-day bank holiday from Thursday to allow the crisis-hit nation to restructure $42bn (£33.2bn) in domestic debt. This comes as it secured $700m in support from multinational lender the World Bank.

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What if light was really slow?

What does our world look like if the speed of light was really slow? The results are nothing short of crazy. Merch: https://www.shopworldsinmotions.com/ - - - - - - - - - - 📺 Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 0:55 - Galaxies redshift 1:30 - Experiments 4:42 - Montage 6:40 - Further Tests 7:30 - Outro -

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Scientists pick up shock waves from colliding galaxies

Scientists have picked up shock waves from the orbit of supermassive black holes at the heart of distant galaxies as they begin to merge. This may be the first direct evidence of giant black holes distorting space and time as they spiral in on each other.

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Theyyam: The Indian trance where men become gods

I could hear the staccato drumming rising to a crescendo through the trees, suppressing the chirping of the dawn chorus of birds at 04:30. Descending the steps to the temple, I walked barefoot towards a small crowd of women dressed in their finest saris.

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Chess player Hans Niemann's $100m lawsuit over cheating claims dismissed

Image source, AFPBBC NewsA court in the US state of Missouri has dismissed a $100m (£78m) lawsuit filed by top chess player Hans Niemann over cheating allegations.

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8 Ursae Minoris b: Scientists unlock mystery of planet that escaped death

Scientists baffled by a mysterious planet that should have been destroyed believe they have discovered why it survived. The planet - 8 Ursae Minoris b - was identified in 2015 in the Milky Way.

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South Koreans become a year younger under new age-counting law

South Koreans have become a year or two younger as a new law aligns the nation's age-counting system with international standards. The law scraps a centuries-old system that deems South Koreans one year old at birth, counting time in the womb.

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Illegal trade in AI child sex abuse images exposed

Paedophiles are using artificial intelligence (AI) technology to create and sell life-like child sexual abuse material, the BBC has found. Some are accessing the images by paying subscriptions to accounts on mainstream content-sharing sites such as Patreon.

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Pompeii archaeologists discover 'pizza' painting

Archaeologists in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii have uncovered a painting which depicts what might be the precursor to the Italian pizza. The flatbread depicted in the 2,000-year-old fresco "may be a distant ancestor of the modern dish", Italy's culture ministry said.

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Spanish swimming pools in Catalonia told not to ban topless bathing

Activists in Catalonia are celebrating after the government of the Spanish region informed its town and city halls that they must allow women to go topless in public swimming pools. Going topless is enshrined under a 2020 Catalan equality law.

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Climate change: Deforestation surges despite pledges

An area of tropical forest the size of Switzerland was lost last year as tree losses surged, according to new research. It means that a political pledge to end deforestation made at COP26 by world leaders is well off track.

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Trump heard on CNN tape discussing secret documents

An audio recording in which Donald Trump appears to acknowledge keeping a classified document after leaving the White House has been obtained by US media. In the recording, the former president is heard riffling through papers and saying: "This is highly confidential".

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New images show Chinese spy balloons over Asia

New evidence of China's spy balloon programme - including flights over Japan and Taiwan - has been uncovered by BBC Panorama. Japan has confirmed balloons have flown over its territory and said it's prepared to shoot them down in future.

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The tech flaw that lets hackers control surveillance cameras

Chinese-made surveillance cameras are in British offices, high streets and even government buildings - and Panorama has investigated security flaws involving the two top brands. How easy is it to hack them and what does it mean for our security?

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Bioluminescent plankton: 'It's the northern lights of the ocean'

This was Emma Tumulty's response to seeing a magical natural phenomenon on the coasts of Wales after years of hoping. The light in question is an ethereal blue that flashes along the edge of a wave as is rolls in to shore.

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Intelligence report says US split on Covid-19 origins

US intelligence agencies have found no direct evidence that Covid-19 broke out from a Chinese laboratory, a declassified report has said. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said both a natural and laboratory origin remain plausible scenarios.

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The human-chimp bond captured in an iconic photo

On 14 July 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived by boat to the shores of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. Here, in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, her ground-breaking scientific research into chimpanzee behaviour began.

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Does Gravity Require Extra Dimensions?

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Facial Recognition: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/

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What REM sleep does for your brain—and 3 ways to trigger more of it | Patrick McNamara

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Kids don’t always make you happier. Here’s why people have them anyway. | Paul Bloom

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Wagner chief vows to topple Russian military leaders

The head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group has vowed to "go all the way" to topple Russia's military leadership, hours after the Kremlin accused him of "armed rebellion". Yevgeny Prigozhin said his Wagner fighters had crossed the border from Ukraine into Russia, entering the city of Rostov-on-Don.

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Titanic director James Cameron accuses OceanGate of cutting corners

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Science Editor, BBC NewsHollywood film director James Cameron, who directed the 1997 movie Titanic, has told the BBC the team who built the submersible which imploded with the loss of five lives had "cut corners".

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Roseate House: India man 'cons' posh Delhi hotel for two-year free stay

Image source, Getty ImagesA man in India has allegedly managed to stay in a five-star hotel in the capital, Delhi, for close to two years without paying the bill.

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Maya civilisation: Archaeologists find ancient city in jungle

Archaeologists in Mexico have discovered the remains of an ancient Maya city deep in the jungle of the Yucatán Peninsula. Experts found several pyramid-like structures measuring more than 15m (50ft) in height.

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Why the waters around the Titanic are still treacherous

At some point in Autumn 1911, an enormous chunk of ice cleaved away from a glacier on the southwest of Greenland's vast ice sheet. Over the following months, it slowly drifted south, melting gradually as it was carried by the ocean currents and the wind.

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Titan sub: Cramped vessel is operated by video game controller

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsBefore the five-person crew of a missing submersible vessel began to descend to the ocean floor, they first had to be locked inside by a support crew who sealed it shut with bolts.

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Japan sterilisation law victims included nine-year-olds

Two nine-year-olds were among the 25,000 people forcibly sterilised in Japan under its post-World War Two eugenics law, a parliament report has revealed. The law, in place for 48 years, forced people to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed "inferior".

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What did the Vikings eat?

With his long white beard emerging from a thick brown cloak and handmade leather shoes on his feet, Daniel Serra looks the part.

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A daytime nap is good for the brain

Regularly finding time for a little snooze is good for our brain and helps keep it bigger for longer, say University College London researchers. The team showed nappers' brains were 15 cubic centimetres (0.9 cubic inches) larger - equivalent to delaying ageing by between three and six years.

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Titan sub implosion: What we know about catastrophic event

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.US authorities say a debris field located in the North Atlantic leads to a conclusion that OceanGate's Titan submersible suffered a "catastrophic implosion" (a violent collapse inwards), instantly killing all five passengers on board.

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Titanic tourist submersible goes missing with search under way

The Boston Coastguard told BBC News that a search and rescue operation was under way off the coast of Newfoundland. It is unclear how many people were on board when it went missing.

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Graf Spee: Nazi battleship's bronze eagle saved from smelter

The future of a bronze eagle which once adorned the Nazi battleship Admiral Graf Spee remains uncertain after plans to melt it down were scrapped. Treasure hunters raised the eagle in 2006 off the coast of Uruguay, where the Graf Spee had been scuttled in 1939 to stop it falling into enemy hands.

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Antidepressants: Two million taking them for five years or more

More than a quarter of patients on antidepressants in England - about two million people - have been taking them for five years, the BBC has found. This is despite there being limited evidence of the benefits of taking the drugs for that length of time.

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Deepfake porn documentary explores its 'life-shattering' impact

The director of a documentary about the impact of deepfake porn has said she hopes her film will help people understand the immeasurable trauma it causes.

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Dazzling ancient bronze sword found in Germany

German archaeologists are thrilled to have dug up a Bronze Age sword more than 3,000 years old which is extraordinarily well preserved. The bronze sword with an octagonal hilt was found in a grave in the southern town of Nördlingen. It is thought to be from the late 14th Century BC.

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The women baring all in Smoke Sauna Sisterhood film

Female friends have long gathered together to share life stories and laughs, but they generally keep their clothes on. In the documentary film Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, however, the women are naked.

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The Beatles' 'final' record: Should we bring singers back from the dead?

"I think we're actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying… it's an alien life form." When Bowie voiced these thoughts in a 1999 interview, he was greeting the creative dawn – or potential cataclysm – of the digital age.

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Richard Branson: Virgin Galactic commercial space flights to start this month

Sir Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic says it will launch its first commercial flight before the end of this month. The firm is targeting a launch window for the flight, which is called Galactic 01, from 27 June to 30 June.

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The workers already replaced by artificial intelligence

Until recently Dean Meadowcroft was a copywriter in a small marketing department. His duties included writing press releases, social media posts and other content for his company.

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How the colour of your swimsuit can save your life

It is a beautiful evening in early summer, and instead of sitting on the patio, enjoying the sunshine, I am on my computer, scrolling through image after image of swimsuits for my toddler. The options seem endless. Ruffled and white with a pattern of blue seashells and a matching, wide-brimmed hat.

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Peru archaeology: Ancient mummy found under rubbish dump

Archaeologists in Peru conducting a dig at the site of a rubbish dump in the capital Lima have found a mummy they think is around 3,000 years old. Students from San Marcos University, who are helping with the dig, first spotted the mummy's hair and skull.

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First synthetic human embryo raises ethical issues

Scientists have created the first synthetic human embryos - using no eggs or sperm - provoking deep ethical questions, according to reports. The synthetic embryos - only days or weeks old - could help researchers study the earliest stages of human development and explain pregnancy loss.

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What Supernova Distance Would Trigger Mass Extinction?

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How a dose of MDMA transformed a white supremacist

In February 2020, Harriet de Wit, a professor of psychiatry and behavioural science at the University of Chicago, was running an experiment on whether the drug MDMA increased the pleasantness of social touch in healthy volunteers.

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Is the US trying to kill crypto?

Is the US out to kill crypto? Three years ago, the majority of the firms in the sector that Andrew Durgee's company invested in were based in the US.

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Harvard morgue manager charged with selling body parts

The manager of Harvard Medical School's morgue and three others have been charged with buying and selling stolen human remains. Cedric Lodge allegedly took "heads, brains, skin and bones" from cadavers donated to Harvard University's medical school and sold them online.

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North Korea: Residents tell BBC of neighbours starving to death

People in North Korea have told the BBC food is so scarce their neighbours have starved to death. Exclusive interviews gathered inside the world's most isolated state suggest the situation is the worst it has been since the 1990s, experts say.

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Super-engineered vaccines created to help end polio

Scientists have "super-engineered" polio vaccines to prevent them mutating into a dangerous form that can cause outbreaks and paralysis. The oral vaccines contain weakened live polio viruses and the genetic redesign locks them into that weakened state.

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Dylan Mulvaney: Bud Light loses top spot in US after boycott

Bud Light has lost its position as the best-selling beer in the US after facing a boycott, new figures show. In the four weeks to 3 June sales were down by almost a quarter, according to consulting firm Bump Williams.

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The ultimate insider view of The Beatles and Beatlemania

In the 60s, youth culture exploded, spawning pop music, short hemlines and screaming fans. One witness saw this exciting time closer up than almost anyone else. "Millions of eyes were suddenly upon us, creating a picture I will never forget for the rest of my life," he recalls.

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Finland's plan to bury spent nuclear fuel for 100,000 years

"Onkalo" is a Finnish word for a cave or a hollow. It implies something big and deep: you don't know where an onkalo ends or whether it ends at all. It's a fitting name for a huge grave made in Finland over the last 20 years.

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Discrimination bigger concern from AI than human extinction, says EU chief

Discrimination is a more pressing concern from advancing artificial intelligence than human extinction, says EU chief Margrethe Vestager. Ms Vestager told the BBC "guardrails" were needed to stop the technology's biggest risks from materialising.

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Southwark: Rare Roman mausoleum unearthed in London

The remains of the structure at the Liberty of Southwark site in Borough have been described as "extremely rare" and feature preserved floors and walls. Archaeologists think the site was used as some form of burial ground or tomb for wealthier members of Roman society.

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Sir Paul McCartney says artificial intelligence has enabled a 'final' Beatles song

Sir Paul McCartney says he has employed artificial intelligence to help create what he calls "the final Beatles record". He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the technology had been used to "extricate" John Lennon's voice from an old demo so he could complete the song.

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Jack Dorsey: India threatened to shut Twitter and raid employees

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has alleged that the Indian government had threatened to shut the platform and raid employees' houses in the country.

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'Dead' woman found breathing in coffin at own funeral

Mourners at the funeral of an Ecuadorian woman were startled to discover she was still alive. Bella Montoya, 76, was declared dead last week following a suspected stroke.

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Five key challenges to make AI safe

Artificial-intelligence experts generally follow one of two schools of thought - it will either improve our lives enormously or destroy us all. And that is why this week's European Parliament debate on how the technology is regulated is so important.

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Amritsar: The Indian city where no one goes hungry

Amritsar, a north Indian city of two million people, is famous for many things: delectable cuisine, its historical old town and the spectacular Golden Temple – the most significant shrine of the Sikh religion.

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Stepping Through Film: Man trots globe blending scenes into film locations

An Essex photographer who turned a "passion project" into a full-time job that has taken him around the world said it had been a "truly amazing adventure".

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Belgium's Africa Museum rethinks its relationship with Congo

In the darkest corner of a grand museum that looks like a neo-classical palace lies a not-so-secret room. It is filled with statues of Congolese people, which have been regarded as racist, that were once part of the permanent exhibition.

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How many shipwrecks are there in the world's oceans?

When Elias Stadiatis descended into the indigo-blue water, he had a normal day of searching for sponges ahead of him. Weighed down in a copper diving suit, surrounded by a tangle of breathing tubes, Stadiatis eventually reached the seafloor.

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The Light: Inside the UK’s conspiracy theory newspaper that shares violence and hate

BBC disinformation and social media correspondentA UK conspiracy theory newspaper sharing calls for trials and executions of politicians and doctors has links with the British far-right and a German publication connected to a failed coup attempt, the BBC can reveal.

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The Black Hole That Kills Galaxies

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Diego Garcia: The tropical island ‘hell’ for dozens of stranded migrants

Dozens of migrants have been stranded for months on a tiny British territory in the Indian Ocean after being rescued from their struggling fishing boat.

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Colombia plane crash: The clues that helped find the children

Four children have been found alive in Colombia's Amazon jungle more than a month after the plane they were travelling on crashed.

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Why is there taurine in energy drinks?

There's an elderly Scottie dog with a walking stick. Naturally, he is considering the skateboard in front of him – and beyond it, a skate ramp.

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Legendary Mozambican ruby sells for record price

The biggest ruby ever to come to auction has been sold in New York for a record sum of $34.8m (£28m). Sotheby's, which auctioned the 55.22-carat gem, described it as a "once-in-a-lifetime" jewel.

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Tiny 12,000-year-old bird bone flutes found in Israel

Tiny bones from prehistoric birds found at a birdwatching site in northern Israel have been identified as 12,000-year-old flutes, researchers say. Seven wing bones from coots and teals were found to have holes bored into them, which mimicked the sound of birds of prey when tested on replicas.

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Ukraine war: Oleg Orlov faces jail time for criticising Putin's war

As soon as he enters the courtroom, Oleg Orlov makes his feelings about this trial crystal clear. The veteran Russian human rights defender opens his briefcase and takes out a book. He holds it up to the TV cameras. The title is End of the Regime.

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What's in the Trump indictment: US nuclear secrets and files kept in shower

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News, Washington DCFormer President Donald Trump has been charged with mishandling hundreds of classified documents, including about US nuclear secrets and military plans.

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The workers quitting digital nomadism

The digital nomad has become an iconic character of the modern remote-work era. The words often conjure the image of a professional writer or tech worker with a computer, meandering through the streets of a picturesque foreign city, or tapping away at a keyboard in a beachfront café.

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Canada wildfires: Will they change US climate attitudes?

In the 1500s, the artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder produced a painting about people's indifference to distant suffering. Called Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, a copy of the original that's now on display in Brussels shows a farmer ploughing his field in the foreground.

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He ran out of countries to visit, so he created his own

Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news about destinations opening, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments.

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Religious US broadcaster Pat Robertson dies at 93

Evangelical Christian leader Pat Robertson has died at the age of 93. He was one of the driving forces of a movement to increase the influence of the religious right in US politics.

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Children among several stabbed in Annecy attack

Several children have been stabbed in an attack in a park near Lake Annecy, in France's south-east, the interior minister says. Gerald Darmanin confirmed the perpetrator had been arrested by police.

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Unmasking the men who trade in subway train groping videos

Women who are groped on trains in East Asia face the further threat of their assault being filmed and uploaded for sale online. In a year-long investigation, the BBC World Service's investigative unit, BBC Eye, has gone undercover to unmask the men cashing in on sexual violence.

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Crocodile found to have made herself pregnant

The first case of a crocodile who made herself pregnant has been identified at a zoo in Costa Rica. She produced a foetus that was 99.9% genetically identical to herself.

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Vision Pro: BBC editor tries out Apple's $3,499 headset

The first thing you notice about Apple's Vision Pro headset is that it's fairly comfortable - as much as wearing a pair of giant ski goggles on your face can possibly be.

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No means no: Japan is set to redefine rape in landmark legal reform

Warning: this article contains details that some readers may find distressing. Days after their rape, Megumi Okano says, they already knew the attacker would get away scot-free.

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How to tip around the world

The ongoing debate about tipping culture in the United States has been reignited with the recent news that employees at the first-ever unionised Apple Store in the US are proposing asking for tips.

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'Ducking hell' to disappear from Apple autocorrect

Apple will improve its autocorrect feature so it stops changing one of the most common swear words to "ducking". Although iPhone users can disable the autocorrect, the keyboard's factory settings on the device change the word automatically.

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Robert Hanssen: The fake job that snared FBI agent who spied for Moscow

For nearly 20 years, FBI agent Robert Hanssen was leaking highly sensitive material to the Soviets. Then the US came up with an elaborate plan to stop him. In December 2000, FBI agent Richard Garcia had a curious visit from a colleague overseeing the Russia desk.

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The search for Earth's hidden mountains

It was a glaring summer's day in Antarctica. Through frozen eyelashes, Samantha Hansen blinked out at the featureless landscape: a wall of white, where up was the same as down, and ground blended seamlessly into sky.

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Jim Hines: First sprinter to run 100m in under 10 seconds dies

US sprinter Jim Hines, the first man to run the 100m in under 10 seconds, has died at the age of 76. He broke the record in 1968 when he recorded a hand-timed 9.9 seconds at the US Championships.

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Apple expected to launch mixed-reality headset at WWDC

All eyes are on Apple as it is expected to launch a mixed-reality headset at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), in California. It would be the technology giant's most significant product release since it unveiled the Apple Watch, in 2015.

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France: Paris Champs-Élysées hosts mass spelling contest

Paris's most famous avenue was turned into an open-air classroom on Sunday, as almost 1,400 people took part into a record-breaking spelling exercise. About 1,700 desks were laid out on the Champs-Élysées for an event billed as the "largest dictation in the world".

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Can sci-fi films teach us anything about an AI threat?

In an apocalyptic warning this week, big-name researchers cited the plot of a major movie among a series of AI "disaster scenarios" they said could threaten humanity's existence.

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Utah primary schools ban Bible for 'vulgarity and violence'

BBC NewsA school district in the US state of Utah has removed the Bible from elementary and middle schools for containing "vulgarity and violence".The move follows a complaint from a parent that the King James Bible has material unsuitable for children.

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YouTube stops deleting false 2020 election claims

YouTube will stop removing videos with false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the social media platform announced on Friday. The move, ahead of the 2024 elections, is a reversal of its policy put in place after the 2020 vote.

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Eight ways to make your clothes last longer

Shelley Tobin, costume curator at the National Trust's Killerton House, near Exeter in the UK, is musing about what happens to waste materials in the fashion industry.

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What are the risks of being an older father?

Fathers, it seems, are getting older. In some cases, by quite a bit.  This week, representatives for the actor Al Pacino, aged 83, confirmed he is having a child with his girlfriend 29-year-old Noor Alfallah.

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Is 'Perpetual Motion' Possible with Superfluids?

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Lake Maggiore boat accident: Questions remain over spy deaths

The story of a boat that sank on Lake Maggiore on 28 May has elements of a spy novel. Four people tragically drowned on the picturesque and popular lake south of the Swiss Alps.

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Sanda Dia: Belgium reckons with verdict over black student's hazing death

The death of black Belgian student Sanda Dia shocked Dutch-speaking Flanders in 2018. Warning: Some readers may find some of the details in this article upsetting.

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US Air Force denies AI drone attacked operator in test

Technology editorA US Air Force colonel "mis-spoke" when describing an experiment in which an AI-enabled drone opted to attack its operator in order to complete its mission, the service has said.

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Multi-cancer blood test shows real promise in NHS study

The test correctly revealed two out of every three cancers among 5,000 people who had visited their GP with suspected symptoms, in England or Wales. In 85% of those positive cases, it also pinpointed the original site of cancer.

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Why cultivated meat is still so hard to find in restaurants

In summer 2013, a handful of people gathered in London in what looked like a TV set for a cookery show. A man in a white coat and chef's hat basted a burger. The camera filming him cut to a close-up as he spooned oil onto the minced patty.

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Can We Move PLANET EARTH Across the Universe?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Interstellar travel is horrible-what with the cramped quarters of your spaceship and onl

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Why Einstein is a “peerless genius” and Hawking is an “ordinary genius” | Albert-László Barabási

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Elon Musk: Twitter boss reclaims title of world's richest person

Elon Musk has reclaimed his title as the world's richest person, knocking the boss of luxury goods giant LMVH, Bernard Arnault, off the top spot. His net worth has soared by $55.3bn (£44.44bn) since January to $192bn (£153.24bn), after a rise in the value of his electric car company Tesla.

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The five best places to eat Catalan food in Barcelona

The proud capital of Catalonia, Barcelona not only has own independent-minded identity and language, but also boasts its own unique cuisine.

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What did Stonehenge sound like?

These miniature standing stones aren't on public display, although they might help give the million annual visitors who come to the real site a better understanding of the imposing, lichen-covered stone structure built roughly 5,000 years ago.

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France influencers: Jail threat for those found flouting new ad laws

Influencers in France could now face jail time if they are found to have broken new promotion regulations, after legislation was formally adopted on Thursday. The tough new laws aim to protect consumers from misleading or fake commercial practices online.

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Andrew Tate BBC interview: Influencer challenged on misogyny and rape allegations

Andrew Tate has denied fuelling a culture of misogyny and defended his reputation in a combative interview with the BBC.

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The Truman Show: Has a film ever predicted the future so accurately?

"Good morning, and in case I don't see ya… good afternoon, good evening, and good night!" Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) cheerfully calls out to his neighbour. It's as predictable as the sun rising and setting, a part of Truman's unchanging everyday routine.

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Fawlty Towers: Andrew Sachs talks about the Fawlty cast

If you have any favourite clips from the show, let us know and we'll upload them! All copyrights belong to the BBC.

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AI: War crimes evidence erased by social media platforms

Evidence of potential human rights abuses may be lost after being deleted by tech companies, the BBC has found. Platforms remove graphic videos, often using artificial intelligence - but footage that may help prosecutions can be taken down without being archived.

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Amazon to pay $30m over Alexa and Ring privacy violations

Amazon is to pay $25 million (£20 million) to settle allegations that it violated children's privacy rights with its Alexa voice assistant. The company agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after it was accused of failing to delete Alexa recordings at the request of parents.

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How We Know The Universe is Ancient

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UFOs: Five revelations from Nasa's public meeting

American authorities have examined around 800 mysterious reports of unidentified flying objects collected over decades - but only a small fraction are truly unexplained, a panel of researchers says.

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Every Canadian cigarette will soon carry a health warning

Canada will soon print warning labels directly on cigarettes in a world-first, the country's health agency announced. New packaging will feature a warning on each cigarette with phrases like: "Cigarettes cause cancer" and "Poison in every puff".

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French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic criticised for message about Kosovo after first-round win

Novak Djokovic's political message about Kosovo at the French Open was "not appropriate" and "shouldn't happen again", says France's sports minister. Amelie Oudea-Castera said there needs to be a "principle of neutrality for the field of play".

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James Webb telescope: Icy moon Enceladus spews massive water plume

Astronomers have detected a huge plume of water vapour spurting out into space from Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn. The 504km-wide (313 miles) moon is well known for its geysers, but this is a particularly big one.

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Roald Dahl: The fierce debate over rewriting children's classics

Sir Salman Rushdie had his say. The UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak weighed in. The New York Times published a piece debating the pros and cons. Steven Spielberg offered his opinion. Even the Queen seemed to refer to it.

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AI 'godfather' Yoshua Bengio feels 'lost' over life's work

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Technology editorOne of the so-called "godfathers" of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has said he would have prioritised safety over usefulness had he realised the pace at which it would evolve.

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Manhattanhenge: How to see it this year

New Yorkers are gathering for the biannual spectacle of Manhattanhenge on Tuesday evening. The city's famous grid system will frame the setting sun, casting a warm glow over the concrete jungle.

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Shetland castle for sale for £30,000 but needs £12m upgrade

House-hunters could snap up Brough Lodge on the island of Fetlar for less than the price of a flat in Glasgow. The 200-year-old property is set in 40 acres of land, with folly towers, a courtyard and walled gardens.

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Ben Roberts-Smith: How war hero's defamation case has rocked Australia

For months on end, Australia's most-decorated living soldier sat stoically in a Sydney courtroom as dozens of witnesses accused him of war crimes, bullying peers, and assaulting his mistress. But Ben Roberts-Smith was not the one on trial.

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Artificial intelligence could lead to extinction, experts warn

Artificial intelligence could lead to the extinction of humanity, experts - including the heads of OpenAI and Google Deepmind - have warned. Dozens have supported a statement published on the webpage of the Centre for AI Safety.

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Kathleen Stock: Gender-critical academic 'determined' to do talk

BBC NewsA gender-critical academic says she is "determined" to speak at the Oxford Union after some students responded angrily to her invitation to a talk.There has been a row over whether Prof Kathleen Stock should be allowed to attend the debate.

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The cult of gender ideology is finally disintegrating

Susie Green, the former chief executive of Mermaids, who stood down “unexpectedly” last year, has been hiding in plain sight for so long that I sincerely hope we can see her clearly now.

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Malaysia detains Chinese ship suspected of looting British WW2 wrecks

Malaysia has detained a Chinese-registered vessel suspected of looting two British World War Two shipwrecks. The bulk carrier was seized on Sunday for anchoring illegally at the site in the South China Sea.

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Covid: Top Chinese scientist says don’t rule out lab leak

The possibility the Covid virus leaked from a laboratory should not be ruled out, a former top Chinese government scientist has told BBC News. As head of China's Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Prof George Gao played a key role in the pandemic response and efforts to trace its origins.

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The 'exploding' demand for giant heat pumps

There are 2.5 million litres of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. If for some reason you wanted to bring it from a pleasant 20C to boiling point, German firm MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has a heat pump that could do it.

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The Overseas Highway: The US' 'floating' highway

Seagulls cried overhead as I glided across miles of glistening waters somewhere between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The sky melted into the teal sea, which turned turquoise as it shallowed into channels between the coral and limestone islands.

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Twitter pulls out of voluntary EU disinformation code

Twitter has pulled out of the European Union's voluntary code to fight disinformation, the EU has said. Thierry Breton, who is the EU's internal market commissioner, announced the news on Twitter - but warned the firm new laws would force compliance.

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Olivier Vandecasteele: Iran releases Belgian aid worker in prisoner swap

Iran has released Belgian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele, as part of what Oman's government said was a prisoner swap between the two countries. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander de Croo said Mr Vandecasteele was on his way home "after 455 days in prison in Tehran in unbearable conditions".

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Neuralink: Elon Musk's brain chip firm says US approval won for human study

Elon Musk's brain-chip firm says it has received approval from the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to conduct its first tests on humans. The billionaire's Neuralink implant company wants to help restore people's vision and mobility by connecting brains with computers.

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Venezuela: 'I'm paid to tweet state propaganda'

Rafael - not his real name - is a massive internet nerd. At 59 years old, he is active on all the main social media platforms, dabbles in cryptocurrencies and even calls himself an influencer. But that is not all he does online.

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Dad completes 1000 days of son's toy car photos

An Edinburgh dad has completed 1000 days of taking pictures of his son's toy cars. Ross Burns has taken pictures everyday of the miniature hot-wheels cars across different location in the UK.

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Nvidia: The chip maker that became an AI superpower

When ChatGPT went public last November, it sent a jolt well beyond the technology industry. From helping with speeches, to computer coding and cooking, all of a sudden, AI appeared real and useful.

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New superbug-killing antibiotic discovered using AI

Scientists have used artificial intelligence (AI) to discover a new antibiotic that can kill a deadly species of superbug. The AI helped narrow down thousands of potential chemicals to a handful that could be tested in the laboratory.

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Who is attracted to policing jobs? | Brian Klaas

Brian Klaas argues that the key to police reform is changing who wants to be a cop. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, Busting police brutality myth ► https://youtu.be/h4mw4v4vAH4 Watch the full New Zealand po

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Virgin Orbit: Branson's rocket firm permanently ceases operations

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson's rocket company Virgin Orbit has permanently ceased operations, just months after a major mission failure. The company sold its assets for $36m (£29m), just 1% of the $3.7bn valuation ahead of its Nasdaq debut last year.

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New York's skyscrapers are causing it to sink – what can be done about it?

On 27 September 1889, workers put the finishing touches to the Tower Building. It was an 11-storey building that, thanks to its steel skeleton structure, is thought of as New York City's first skyscraper.

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AI optimism: How embracing artificial intelligence is getting workers ahead

Some people find it hard not to panic when reading the latest iteration of the ‘AI is going to take your job’ headline – especially considering the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence tools in recent years.

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Foresight: The mental talent that shaped the world

At the start of 2020, a mother and her two daughters in Krefeld, Germany, wrote New Year's wishes on six paper lanterns and let them fly. The sight of slowly-ascending sky lanterns, lit by candles inside, has beguiled people through the ages.

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The scientists coaxing back nature with sound

Beyond human hearing, a cacophony of natural clicks, whistles and hums pass all around us, linking billions of living beings in networks of sound. Mother whales whisper to their young so predators can't hear them. Bees emit unique buzzing signals to distinguish threats from specific predators.

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Can ‘enhanced rock weathering’ help combat climate change?

In a quarry surrounded by the din of heavy machinery Jim Mann crouches down and picks up a handful of tiny black rocks. He's holding pieces of basalt. It's a hard volcanic rock that is neither rare nor particularly remarkable.

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Jennifer Lawrence's secret filming in Afghanistan

Image source, Getty ImagesGender and identity correspondent"You only oppress women," the young woman says to the Taliban fighter. "I told you not to talk," he shouts back, "I will kill you right here!""Okay, kill me!" she replies, raising her voice to match his.

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Could LIGO Find MASSIVE Alien Spaceships?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Whenever we open a new window on the universe, we discover things that no one expected.

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Man scales BBC HQ and hits statue with hammer

A man has scaled the front of the BBC's HQ in London and has hit a controversial statue with a hammer in an apparent protest. There have been calls for Eric Gill's Prospero and Ariel statue to be removed because the sculptor recorded sexually abusing his daughters in his diaries.

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The Satanic Temple: Think you know about Satanists? Maybe you don't

This may be the world's largest ever gathering of Satanists - and it's about to begin at a Marriott hotel in downtown Boston. In a candle-lit room set aside for Satanic ceremonies, a neon sign welcomes you to The Little Black Chapel.

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Syria: Dismay and fear as Bashar al-Assad returns to Arab fold

President Bashar al-Assad strode into the Arab League summit in Jeddah, relishing the clearest recognition yet that he has won his war for Syria. He was embraced by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A decade ago, the Saudis funded anti-Assad militias.

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Pale Male: Tributes pour in for celebrity red-tailed hawk

Tributes have poured in this week as New Yorkers say goodbye to Pale Male, a red-tailed hawk with a claim to being the city's original celebrity bird. The Central Park luminary was pronounced dead on Tuesday night, more than 30 years after he first settled in Manhattan's ritzy Fifth Avenue.

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What is life? | Nobel Prize-winner Paul Nurse

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Nurse defines the 5 core principles of life. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, You can slow down aging with zero weird tricks ► https://youtu.be/J_k95GvsOOM What is the es

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Oldest most complete Hebrew Bible sells for $38m at auction

The oldest most complete Hebrew Bible has been bought at Sotheby's New York for $38.1m (£30.6m), becoming the most valuable manuscript sold at auction. The Codex Sassoon is thought to have been written about 1,100 years ago.

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Woodward and Bernstein: Watergate reporters warn of the limitations of AI

US reporter Carl Bernstein has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) is a "huge force" which poses challenges for the future of journalism. Bernstein and his colleague Bob Woodward were the reporters at the heart of the Watergate scandal and the fall of President Nixon in 1972.

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Workplace AI: How artificial intelligence will transform the workday

Artificial intelligence has been around for years, but scarcely has it found itself in conversation as much as it has now.

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Elon Musk: I will say what I want even if it costs me

Twitter owner Elon Musk has defended his controversial social-media presence, saying he will "say what I want" even if it loses him money. Mr Musk was responding to accusations of antisemitism on Twitter, after his tweet George Soros "hates humanity" was criticised by the Israeli government.

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Global warming set to break key 1.5C limit for first time

Our overheating world is likely to break a key temperature limit for the first time over the next few years, scientists predict. Researchers say there's now a 66% chance we will pass the 1.5C global warming threshold between now and 2027.

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Titanic: First ever full-sized scans reveal wreck as never seen before

The world's most famous shipwreck has been revealed as never seen before. The first full-sized digital scan of the Titanic, which lies 3,800m (12,500ft) down in the Atlantic, has been created using deep-sea mapping.

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Albanian prisoners paid by UK government to return home

Albanian authorities have confirmed that most of its citizens forcibly sent back home from the UK this year were convicted of crimes there. The BBC has spoken to those men sent home, and learnt that some prisoners were offered £1,500 to leave - and some plan to come back.

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Marketing to Doctors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars marketing drugs to doctors. We have a few issues with that. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week

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Squaring Primes - Numberphile

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How to Fill a Klein Bottle - Numberphile

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French Resistance man breaks silence over German prisoners executed in 1944

Excavation work is to start soon to find the bodies of up to 40 German soldiers who were executed by the French Resistance in June 1944.

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Salman Rushdie warns free expression is under threat

Nine months after he was was stabbed on stage, acclaimed author Salman Rushdie in a rare public address has warned that freedom of expression in the West is under threat.

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ExxonMobil settles decades-old torture case with Indonesian villagers

Eleven Indonesian villagers from Aceh province have reached a confidential financial settlement with oil giant ExxonMobil. The villagers have been at the centre of a two-decade long legal battle over alleged human rights abuses.

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What will replace the International Space Station?

The space station is dead. Long live the space station. In eight years, the International Space Station (ISS) – a bastion of global collaboration and human ability – will end. But that dramatic finale doesn't need to be a sombre occasion.

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Kenya cult: Children targeted to die first, pastor says

Children were targeted as the first to be starved to death in the final days of a Christian doomsday cult in Kenya, according to fresh accounts emerging. Police investigating an apparent mass suicide have so far exhumed 201 bodies in a forest in the nation's southeast.

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Woman, 99, realises dream of facing circus knife thrower

Annie Duplock, from Sharnford, Leicestershire, stepped into the ring to brave the blades before a cheering crowd in Coventry on Friday. The former circus worker, who celebrates her centenary in three months, was part of the grand finale of the Zippo Circus show.

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AI creator on the risks, opportunities and how it may make humans 'boring'

Presenter, Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg"Humans are a bit boring - it will be like, goodbye!" That's the personal prediction - that artificial intelligence (AI) will supplant humans in many roles - from one of the most important people you've probably never heard of.

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How the 'naked' look took over fashion

No musician harnesses the power of an image quite like Beyoncé, so when she kicked off her Renaissance world tour this week, the costumes were as highly anticipated as the set-list.

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New York City's eight best literary venues

New York City has been the US' undisputed literary capital since the days when Herman Melville and Edith Wharton were scribbling away. In the generations since, the city has steadily lured wordsmiths from around the world seeking inspiration amid the city's "high growths of iron...

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Understanding One of Physics' Most Challenging Topics!

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Lori Vallow: US doomsday cult mother convicted of triple murder

An Idaho mother in a doomsday cult has been found guilty of murdering her two children and her husband's former wife, in a case that shocked the US. Lori Vallow and her husband, Chad Daybell, were charged with murder, conspiracy and grand theft in the killings.

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Pope Francis warns pets must not replace children in Italy

Starting a family in Italy is becoming a "titanic effort" that only the rich can afford, Pope Francis has warned. Addressing a conference on Italy's demographic crisis, he said pets were replacing children in many households.

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How modern singing was invented

There was hysteria in the air at 81st Street Theatre in New York. Deep within the building, behind its white neoclassical arches and away from the steady chatter of crowds of adoring fans outside, a new kind of celebrity singer was walking onto a black-and-silver stage.

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New York City passes law barring weight discrimination

New York City has passed a bill outlawing discrimination based on weight, joining a growing movement in the US to make size a protected trait on par with race and gender. More than 40% of American adults are considered obese and studies show weight stigma is pervasive.

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How genetics determine our life choices

In the subterranean depths of a granite building on the outskirts of Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, a robot is slowly and methodically shuffling the chilled blood of tens of thousands of people from all over the world. Down in this concrete chamber, a well-honed process is taking place.

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Kambo: Australia investigates suspected frog mucus deaths

For the past two weeks, a small courthouse tucked away in a lush corner of eastern Australia has heard confronting and unusual evidence about the sudden deaths of two locals.

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More diverse gene map could lead to better treatments

Scientists have produced an updated map of all human DNA which could help to transform medical research. The original human genome, published 20 years ago, is mostly from one person, and does not represent human diversity.

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Will we ever...hibernate in space?

The year is 2039, and you're an astronaut on your way to Mars. You're only three months into the eight-month-long journey, and already your body is facing an onslaught of radiation from outer space. In zero gravity, your bones and muscles are at risk of wasting away.

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Baby born from three people's DNA in UK first

Most of their DNA comes from their two parents and around 0.1% from a third, donor woman. The pioneering technique is an attempt to prevent children being born with devastating mitochondrial diseases.

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E Jean Carroll: Jury finds Trump sexually abused writer in NY department store

BBC News, New YorkA jury in a civil lawsuit has found former President Donald Trump sexually abused a magazine columnist in a New York department store in the 1990s.But Mr Trump was found not liable for raping E Jean Carroll in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman.

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Louisiana girl shot in head while playing hide-and-seek

The 14-year-old was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after she was shot in the back of the head in rural Louisiana, police said. David Doyle, 58, is charged with aggravated assault and battery. He told officers he opened fire after seeing "shadows outside his home".

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Your Body Killed Cancer 5 Minutes Ago

Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-cancervsimmune/ This video was partially financed by Gates Ventures. If you want to support this channel and get something nice in return check out our shop: https://kgs.link/shop-176 Somewhere in your body, your immune system just q

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Tom Hanks' debut novel lifts lid on movie industry, and his on-set behaviour

Tom Hanks says he has written his first novel as a "release from the never-ending pressure" of making movies. The two-time Oscar winner is publishing The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece, inspired by his own screen career.

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Apple co-founder says AI may make scams harder to spot

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could make scams and misinformation harder to spot. Mr Wozniak says he fears the technology will be harnessed by "bad actors".

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Iran executes two men convicted of blasphemy

Iran has executed two men who were convicted of "burning the Quran" and "insulting the Prophet of Islam", the country's judiciary says.

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St Kitts and Nevis is not totally free under King Charles III, says PM

The Prime Minister of a Caribbean nation has told the BBC his country is "not totally free" as long as King Charles III remains head of state. Dr Terrance Drew said that a public consultation on whether St Kitts and Nevis should become a republic would begin during his leadership.

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The crazy plan to explode a nuclear bomb on the Moon

The moment astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out on to the Moon's surface in 1969 is one of the most memorable moments in history. But what if the Moon Armstrong stepped onto was scarred by huge craters and poisoned from the effects of nuclear bombardment?

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The jobs AI won't take yet

Since the start of the industrial revolution, there have been threats that new machines – from mechanised looms to microchips – would usurp human jobs. For the most part, the humans have prevailed.

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Police arrest man for opening store selling hard drugs in Canada

BBC News, TorontoA Canadian man has been arrested in British Columbia for opening a mobile shop to sell cocaine, heroin and other hard drugs.Jerry Martin, 51, has said he plans to challenge his arrest in court, arguing contaminated drug supplies cause harm.

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Covid global health emergency is over, WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a "global health emergency". The statement represents a major step towards ending the pandemic and comes three years after it first declared its highest level of alert over the virus.

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What a 1.5C lifestyle actually looks like

As 2020 drew to a close, Carys Mainprize set herself a challenge for the approaching year: to spend the next 12 months living on two tonnes of carbon: an amount equivalent to around half the average yearly emissions of a petrol car in the US. It was not an easy challenge.

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Coronation of King Charles III: Are you related to a King

Joy Ibsen, a retired Canadian journalist, had been an avid amateur geneaologist. Using digital census records, birth certificates and marriage documents, she painstakingly traced her family's ancestry back to the 14th Century.

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TikTok tracked UK journalist via her cat's account

Two days before Christmas, TikTok called London-based journalist Cristina Criddle to tell her two of its employees in China, and two in the US, had viewed user data from her personal account without her knowledge or consent.

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White House: Big Tech bosses told to protect public from AI risks

Tech bosses were summoned to the White House on Thursday and told they must protect the public from the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Sundar Pichai of Google, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, and OpenAI's Sam Altmann were told they had a "moral" duty to safeguard society.

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Why teaching robots to blink is hard but important

It's my first time drumming along with a robot. I'm sitting across a table from an adorable humanoid robot called the iCub. We each have our own stick and box, and are meant to strike the box with the stick in sync with a light pattern.

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Meteosat-12: Europe's new weather satellite takes first photos

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosThe first images from Europe's new weather satellite, Meteosat-12, have just been released.

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Can Morocco solve Europe’s energy crisis?

Morocco has big ambitions to export electricity produced by solar and wind farms to Europe, but should it be prioritising such renewable energy for its home market? Mr Zniber is a passionate man who senses opportunity out of crisis.

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US drug regulator approves world's first RSV vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) - an illness that kills thousands of Americans each year. The vaccine still needs approval from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before it can be rolled out to the public.

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New Alzheimer's drug slows disease by a third

We could be entering the era of Alzheimer's treatments, after the second drug in under a year has been shown to slow the disease. Experts said we were now "on the cusp" of drugs being available, something that had recently seemed "impossible".

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Kremlin drone attack: Russia accuses Ukraine of trying to assassinate Putin

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Russia says it downed two drones that targeted the Kremlin in Moscow last night and accused Ukraine of attempting to kill President Vladimir Putin.

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Missing Australian fisherman's body found in crocodile

The body of an Australian man who vanished while fishing with friends has been found inside a crocodile. Kevin Darmody was last seen at Kennedy's Bend - well-known saltwater crocodile habitat in a remote part of northern Queensland - on Saturday.

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The Invisible Barrier Keeping Two Worlds Apart

In between two of the islands of Indonesia, there’s an ancient line that is both real and…not real. ***** PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to http://to.pbs.org/DonateEons ***** Produced by Complexly for PBS Digital Studios Super special thanks t

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AI: Which jobs are most at risk from the technology?

As the man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) warns about growing dangers from how it is developing, businesses are scrambling to see how they can use the technology to their advantage.

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Fang Bin: China Covid whistleblower returns home to Wuhan after jail

Fang Bin, who documented the initial Covid outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has been freed from jail after three years, sources told the BBC. Mr Fang is one of several so-called citizen journalists who disappeared after sharing videos of scenes in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic.

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AI 'godfather' Geoffrey Hinton warns of dangers as he quits Google

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsA man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) has quit his job, warning about the growing dangers from developments in the field.

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Bill C-11: Why is YouTube mad at Canada?

BBC News, TorontoA new law that seeks to give Canadian artists a leg up online has left many influencers and tech giants alike seeing red.They took out subway ads, they posted TikToks, but in the end, the score was Silicon Valley-0, Ottawa-1.

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Maurizio Cattelan: Banana artwork eaten by Seoul museum visitor

Image source, Getty ImagesBBC News A South Korean art student ate a banana that was part of an installation by artist Maurizio Cattelan, saying he was "hungry" after skipping breakfast.

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Most populous nation: Should India rejoice or panic?

India's population has reached 1,425,775,850 people, surpassing the number of people in mainland China, according to the UN's estimates. India's decennial census - scheduled to be held in 2021 - has been delayed, so there's no official population data.

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The puzzle of Neanderthal aesthetics

Sometime between 135,000-50,000 years ago, hands slick with animal blood carried more than 35 huge horned heads into a small, dark, winding cave.

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When Physicists Try To Shoot a Monkey

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Portugal: Four dead after suspected pigeon racer dispute

A man reportedly shot dead three men in Portugal before killing himself in what has been described as a feud related to the breeding of racing pigeons.The shooting took place in the city of Setubal, around 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital, Lisbon.

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Thailand: Southeast Asia's 'weed wonderland'

A new symbol has appeared in the kaleidoscopic jumble of neon signs that light up Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok's most international street.

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Sperm donor who fathered 550 children ordered to stop

The man named Jonathan, aged 41, could be fined more than €100,000 (£88,000) if he tries to donate again. He was banned from donating to fertility clinics in the Netherlands in 2017 after it emerged he had fathered more than 100 children.

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Wikipedia will not perform Online Safety Bill age checks

Wikipedia will not comply with any age checks required under the Online Safety Bill, its foundation says. Rebecca MacKinnon, of the Wikimedia Foundation, which supports the website, says it would "violate our commitment to collect minimal data about readers and contributors".

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Glass or plastic: which is better for the environment?

Dating back to between 325 and 350 AD, the Speyer wine bottle is thought to be the world's oldest bottle of wine. Now held in the Wine Museum in the German city of Speyer, where it was rediscovered in 1867, an analysis of its contents revealed that it holds an ethanol-based liquid.

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The Israeli plan to fit a fusion reactor into a container

From the outside it looks like an ordinary warehouse. But inside this unassuming building, in Hod Hasharon central Israel, is one of the most ambitious energy projects in the Middle East,

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Kenya cult deaths: Pastor Ezekiel Odero arrested in funeral home probe

Kenyan police have arrested a popular televangelist and closed his church on the country's Indian Ocean coast following reports of mass deaths. The move comes as investigations go on into a religious cult linked to the deaths of nearly 100 people.

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Gough Island: Worker sought for one of world's remotest places

Gough Island, a British territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean, has no permanent population. It is around 1,500 miles from the African mainland - and, with no airport, reaching Gough involves a seven-day boat ride from South Africa.

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Researchers identify three Roman camps in Arabia

Archaeologists have identified three undiscovered Roman fortified camps across northern Arabia. The University of Oxford school of archaeology made the discovery in a remote sensing survey, using satellite imagery.

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Governors Island: The uninhabited isle that birthed NYC

There's a moment setting out on the ferry from Manhattan's South Street to Governors Island that the receding skyline is all-consuming. Towering skyscrapers of glass, steel and concrete loom above the slate-coloured harbour.

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Trinity College's Berkeley Library to be renamed over slavery links

Ireland's oldest university has decided that its library will no longer be called after the philosopher George Berkeley, due to his links to slavery. Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has said it will "dename" the Berkeley Library as it has "been judged inconsistent with the university's core values".

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AI creators must study consciousness, experts warn

An open letter signed by dozens of academics from around the world calls on artificial-intelligence developers to learn more about consciousness, as AI systems become more advanced. Most experts agree AI is nowhere near this level of sophistication.

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Kenji Nagai: Missing camera reveals journalist's last moments in Myanmar

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.South East Asia correspondentIt is an image etched in Myanmar's collective memory of repression and loss.

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Steve Shanks: London Marathon runner dies on way home from race

Organisers of the event said Steve Shanks, 45, from Bingham, Nottinghamshire, died suddenly while travelling home on Sunday. Tributes have been paid to the experienced runner, whose cause of death has not yet been shared.

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The people replicating Moon dust

Even with the walls of a volcanic crater looming behind the white-washed single-storey buildings, it would be easy to miss the sleepy town of Tao. It only takes a few moments to pass through it as you drive along the LZ-20 highway that cuts across the middle of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands.

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Roger Penrose explains Godel's incompleteness theorem in 3 minutes

good explanation from his interview with joe rogan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEw0ePZUMHA

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Taliban kills IS leader behind Kabul airport bombing

The Islamic State leader believed to have been responsible for the 2021 bombing at Kabul's airport has been killed by the Taliban, US officials have said. The August 2021 bombing killed 170 civilians and 13 US troops as people were trying to flee Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

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How Tucker Carlson rode a wave of populist outrage

Last Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson opened his Fox News show in typical fashion. "Sometimes you wonder how filthy and dishonest our news media are," he mused.

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iSpace: First private moon landing likely to have failed

Image source, Getty ImagesBBC NewsA Japanese company hoping to make history by carrying out the first private Moon landing says its mission is likely to have failed. Communication was lost with the Hakuto-R lunar lander moments before it was due to touch down.

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Tangaraju Suppiah: Singapore to execute man over cannabis charge

Singapore is set to hang a man for trafficking cannabis, in the city-state's latest controversial execution. Activists say Tangaraju Suppiah was convicted on weak evidence. Authorities say he received due process, and have scheduled his execution for Wednesday.

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Recent, rapid ocean warming ahead of El Niño alarms scientists

This month, the global sea surface hit a new record high temperature. It has never warmed this much, this quickly. Scientists don't fully understand why this has happened.

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Kenya cult deaths: The unbearable stench of mass graves

In the middle of a forest about 65km (40 miles) from Kenya's coast, piles of fresh earth topped with crucifixes await the attention of forensic experts. About 14 mass graves have so far been dug up and Hussein Khalid has spent the past four days watching people exhume dozens of bodies.

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First edition Shakespeare text from 1623 goes on display

Guildhall library will be showcasing the rare book as part of a celebration of 400 years since the playwright's birth. Published just seven years after the Bard's death, the book contains all of his plays.

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Primo de Rivera: Spain to exhume fascist Falange leader

Spain is poised to exhume the remains of a fascist leader who was a pillar of support for the Franco dictatorship. José Antonio Primo de Rivera founded the Falange movement and his remains lie at a giant mausoleum created by the former fascist regime outside Madrid.

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Guy Ritchie's The Covenant and why Hollywood is afraid of the war in Afghanistan

Guy Ritchie's The Covenant is an intense action movie, full of gunfire and explosions that make you feel caught in the midst of danger. And like so many war films it relies on a slender plot about heroic choices.

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The nightmares that paralyse you in your sleep - BBC Future

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ChatGPT: How generative AI could change hiring as we know it

Since November 2022, AI chatbot ChatGPT has enabled anyone with internet access to generate anything in the written form: think intricate essays and code, succinct memos or poetry.

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Titanic plan from sinking inquiry sells for £195k

Medals awarded to telegraphist Harrold Cottam, who helped save 700 passengers on the Titanic, were also sold at the auction in Wiltshire on Saturday. Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said he was "delighted" at the £395,000 total reached for the four Titanic lots.

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Kenya cult deaths: 21 bodies found in investigation into 'starvation cult'

Kenyan police have exhumed 21 bodies near the coastal town of Malindi, as they investigate a preacher said to have told followers to starve to death. Dead children were among those exhumed, and police said they expected to find even more bodies.

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From Akhenaten To Vlad The Impaler, Artist Brings Famous Historical Figures To Life

Time travel might not exist, but artworks throughout the ages give us glimpses of the past. Paintings and sculptures outlive their subjects, and we in the 21st century can sort of see the famous faces of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.

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Is time up for Twitter?

It is almost a year to the day since Elon Musk announced that he wanted to buy Twitter. It was my first day in this job, and it was not exactly a quiet start.

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Most of you are NOT a science expert - Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Matt Dillahunty

Most of you are not a science expert - Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Matt Dillahunty #samharris #richarddawkins #science #mattdillahunty Full discussion here: https://youtu.be/fzKMhLcnJrw Pangburn Philosophy - A Celebration of Science & Reason LONDON with Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins & Matt Dillah

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Ralph Yarl, Kaylin Gillis and other senseless shootings rattle US

Ringing the wrong doorbell. Driving up the wrong road.

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Cocaine-smuggling submarine reveals Europe's drug crisis

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News Europe correspondentI'm about to climb into the first "narco-sub" known to have brought cocaine from South America to Europe. It's 20 metres (65 ft) long, built out of fibreglass and - remarkably - homemade.

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NEW DISCOVERY About Supermassive Black Holes Explained!

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Astrophysicists have discovered a black hole that for millions of years has been blastin

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China: Dalai Lama furore reignites Tibet 'slave' controversy

An online backlash to the Dalai Lama has rejuvenated a long-running controversy over Tibetan history and boosted a Chinese government narrative. The Tibetan Buddhist leader has faced widespread criticism after a video surfaced showing him kissing a young boy and asking him to suck his tongue.

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I Made a Real-Life Invisibility Cloak! Watch My Hand Disappear With My Homemade Rochester Cloak!

In this video I show you a real-life invisibility cloak also called a Rochester Cloak. This device uses four lenses to curve light around an object in order to make it appear invisible! This is amazing! WARNING: This video is for entertainment purposes only. If you use the information from this vid

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Ricky Gervais on Religion for 10 minutes straight

Ricky Gervais on Religion for 10 minutes straight. ENJOY! Ricky Gervais is known for being an atheist and it is no secret that he is not a fan of god or religion, which he expressed on several different platforms like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, in conversation with Richard Dawkins, His sta

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Anurag Maloo: Indian climber who fell in Nepal crevasse found alive

An Indian climber who went missing after falling into a crevasse on Mount Annapurna in Nepal has been found alive. Anurag Maloo, who went missing on Monday, was found in a critical condition by rescuers.

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Michael Schumacher: Seven-time F1 champion's family plan legal action after AI-generated 'interview'

Michael Schumacher's family are planning legal action against a magazine which published an artificial intelligence-generated 'interview' with the former Formula 1 driver.

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India to overtake China as most populous country

India is set to overtake China to become the most populous country in the world, data released by the United Nations shows. India's population is pegged at 1,428.6 million against China's 1,425.7 million by the middle of the year.

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What Americans can learn from Denmark on handling debt ceiling crisis

The high-wire drama of raising the US debt ceiling is making headlines again. Is there a better way? Perhaps Denmark has the answer. The US Congress is once more arguing about the country's debt ceiling - the limit on how much the government can borrow.

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Elliptical Pool Table - Numberphile

A game to play on the elliptical table: http://youtu.be/3WHBlPvK3Ek More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ And more extra footage: http://youtu.be/pulp55gTKGE Alex Bellos' Loop Table website: http://www.loop-the-game.com Alex discusses the topic in his book Alex Through the Looking

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Top ultrarunner Joasia Zakrzewski disqualified for using a car in race

Joasia Zakrzewski finished third in the 2023 GB Ultras Manchester to Liverpool 50-mile race - but is thought to have travelled by car for 2.5 miles. The 47-year-old GP, from Dumfries, is understood to have been tracked on GPX mapping data covering a mile of the race in just one minute 40 seconds.

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xkcd: Cosmological Nostalgia Content

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Guardsman applies to be hitman - gets arrested instead

BBC News, LondonA Tennessee Air National Guardsman has been arrested by the FBI after allegedly applying to be an assassin on satirical website "Rent-a-Hitman".Josiah Ernesto Garcia, 21, said he needed the money to support his family, according to court documents.

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The family secrets kept for generations

Last year, my friend Alex came to visit me in London from the US. We met over 10 years ago in New York City: I am a Black British Londoner, and Alex is originally from Michigan. During her visit, we talked about our careers, our families – and family secrets.

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AI anxiety: The workers who fear losing their jobs to artificial intelligence

Claire has worked as a PR at a major consulting firm, based in London, for six years. The 34-year-old enjoys her job and earns a comfortable salary, but in the past six months, she’s started to feel apprehensive about the future of her career. The reason: artificial intelligence.

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SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk's firm postpones launch of biggest rocket ever

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosAn attempt to launch the most powerful ever rocket into space has been postponed for at least 48 hours.

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The search for an objective measure of pain

How much does it hurt? You might think it's one of the simplest questions in health and medicine. But in fact, it can be a remarkably difficult question to answer objectively. Consider a doctor who has two patients who are grimacing and using similar words to describe their pain.

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How artificial intelligence is matching drugs to patients

Dr Talia Cohen Solal sits down at a microscope to look closely at human brain cells grown in a petri dish.

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Myanmar civil war: 'We wish we could go back'

Out on the crystal-clear water of Inle Lake, the boats putter back and forth, some piled high with water weeds they use on their gardens, others throwing out fishing cages.

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How Does The Nucleus Hold Together?

Check out http://rocketmoney.com/pbsspace or scan the QR code on the screen to start managing your personal finances today. Thank you to Rocket Money for sponsoring today's video! #rocketmoney #personalfinance PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http:/

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What If Black Holes ARE Dark Energy?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime We tend to imagine there are connectings between things that we don’t understand. Quan

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Germans split as last three nuclear power stations go off grid

On one side of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Saturday, there will be partying - anti-atomic activists will celebrate victory in a battle that has lasted 60 years.

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Million-year-old viruses help fight cancer, say scientists

Relics of ancient viruses - that have spent millions of years hiding inside human DNA - help the body fight cancer, say scientists. The study by the Francis Crick Institute showed the dormant remnants of these old viruses are woken up when cancerous cells spiral out of control.

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Kenya chess: Male player dons disguise to compete as woman

It was a bold gambit by the 25-year-old Kenyan chess player to disguise himself as a woman to compete in his country's female open chess tournament. Dressed head to toe in a burka and wearing spectacles, Stanley Omondi had registered himself as Millicent Awour.

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Beatriz Flamini: Athlete emerges after 500 days living in cave

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsA Spanish extreme athlete has emerged from a cave after spending 500 days with no human contact, in what could be a world record.

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How Far Beyond Earth Could Humanity Expand?

Check Out Untold Earth on PBS Terra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BVHSUMAWR4&list=PLzkQfVIJun2J5q9CIXPAlL95FSb0tJul7&index=85 PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Disc

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European Space Agency: Jupiter moons mission set for second launch bid

The European Space Agency will make another attempt on Friday to launch its Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (Juice). Thursday's bid was thwarted by concerns about lightning over the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

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Japan approves plan to open its first casino

Japanese officials have approved controversial plans to build the country's first gambling resort. The complex will open in the western city of Osaka in 2029.

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Why ghost guns are America's fastest-growing gun problem

Ghost guns are coming under fire from gun-control advocates. But why are these weapons so difficult to trace? And can anything be done to keep them from getting into the wrong hands? Manuel Yambo had never heard of a "ghost" gun until his 16-year-old daughter was killed by one.

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Illeism: The ancient trick to help you think more wisely

As a writer specialising in psychology, I’ve come across hundreds of evidence-based tips for better thinking. Few have proven as useful to me as the ancient strategy of illeism. Put simply, illeism is the practice of talking about oneself in the third person, rather than the first person.

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Levitating Fire Experiment

In this video I show you how to make floating fire balls using specific fluid dynamics Watch other popular videos from my channel Superhydrophobic Knife Slices Water Drops in Half https://youtu.be/Ls_ISb7lG-I Real-Life Invisibility Cloak Can Hide Anything! How Does It Work? https://youtu.be/_miP7

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Juice: Jupiter moons mission to assess chance of life

The European Space Agency (Esa) is set to launch a satellite to the planet Jupiter, one of the organisation's most ambitious missions ever. The satellite will leave Earth on Thursday on an eight-year journey to reach the giant planet's major moons.

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Bear hunt after jogger is killed in Italian Alps

Italian authorities are on the hunt for a bear that killed a 26-year-old jogger in the north-eastern region of Trentino last week. Andrea Papi's funeral took place on Wednesday. The 17-year-old female bear that killed him was known as JJ4 and identified through genetic testing.

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Chichen Itza: Archaeologists discover scoreboard for ancient Maya ball game

Archaeologists in Mexico have uncovered an intricately carved stone they believe was used as a scoreboard for pelota, a ball game played by the Maya hundreds of years ago. The circular stone was found at the Chichen Itza archaeological site and is thought to be at least 1,200 years old.

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Elon Musk tells BBC that owning Twitter has been quite painful

Twitter boss Elon Musk has told the BBC that running the company has been "quite painful" and "a rollercoaster". However, the multi-billionaire entrepreneur also says that he would sell the company if the right person came along.

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Ukraine war: Leak shows Western special forces on the ground

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsThe UK is among a number of countries with military special forces operating inside Ukraine, according to one of dozens of documents leaked online. It confirms what has been the subject of quiet speculation for over a year.

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Why Aliens Might Already Be On Their Way To Us

Be a part of our first Limited Drop, which honors our Cosmic Pioneers and their noble expeditions: https://kgs.link/limited-drop. Stocks are limited – so grab yours before they’re gone for good! Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-grabby-aliens/ The universe is mag

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Kuwait news outlet unveils AI-generated presenter Fedha

She appears as an image of a woman with light-coloured hair, wearing a black jacket and white T-shirt. Abdullah Boftain, deputy editor-in-chief for Kuwait News, told AFP news agency the move tested AI's potential to offer "new and innovative content".

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Tiger census: India now has 3,167 tigers, numbers show

India is now home to 3,167 tigers, 200 more than it had four years ago, according to estimates from the latest tiger census. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released the report on Sunday at an event to mark 50 years of the country's Project Tiger campaign.

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Dalai Lama sorry to young boy after kissing row

The Dalai Lama has apologised for an interaction with a young boy in a viral video that set off a controversy. The video shows the Tibetan spiritual leader kissing the child on his lips. He then sticks his tongue out and can be heard asking the boy to suck it.

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Why do some people 'mirror-write'?

As a child, I thought all left-handed people could mirror-write. As a left-hander myself, I occasionally tried it, starting on the right-hand side of the page and letting the letters flow leftwards.

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Ukraine war: Who leaked top secret US documents - and why?

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Twitter: BBC objects to 'government-funded media' tag

The BBC is objecting to a new label describing it as "government funded media" on one of its main Twitter accounts. The corporation says it is speaking to Twitter about the designation on the @BBC account to "resolve this issue as soon as possible".

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From The Conversation

In 1956, during a year-long trip to London and in his early 20s, the mathematician and theoretical biologist Jack D Cowan visited Wilfred Taylor and his strange new "learning machine". On his arrival he was baffled by the "huge bank of apparatus" that confronted him.

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People were taking drugs in Spain 3,000 years ago, study finds

People were getting high on hallucinogenic drugs in Spain around 3,000 years ago, according to new research. Scientists say that hair from a burial site in Menorca shows that ancient human civilisations used drugs derived from plants and bushes.

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Covid origins: Chinese scientists publish long-awaited data

The Huanan seafood and wildlife market has been a focal point in the search for the origin of the coronavirus. But this is the first peer-reviewed study of biological evidence gathered from the market back in 2020.

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The Easter Bunny: Evolution of a symbol

Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday. And yet everywhere we see it symbolised by a floppy-eared, bucktoothed, and egg-dispensing lagomorph. Where exactly did the Easter Bunny tradition derive from?

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The phones that detect earthquakes

On 25 October 2022, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted California’s Bay Area. Fortunately, it was more of a than a violent shake, but reports from residents across the region flooded into the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from those who had felt it.

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Arculata: The bread that survived Pompeii

It was shortly after midday when the baker stepped out of the front door of his shop onto a small side street. He needed fresh air and a moment to himself. It had been a busy night of milling and bread-making.

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Biden administration blames chaotic Afghan pull-out on Trump

US President Joe Biden's administration has blamed its chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan on his predecessor, Donald Trump, in a new report. But the report also acknowledges that the government should have begun the evacuation of civilians earlier.

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King Charles supports study into royal family slavery links

The King has expressed his support for the first time for research into the Royal Family's historical links to the slave trade.

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Could dinosaurs have grown any bigger?

In 2001, paleontologists Kristina Curry Rogers and Catherine Forster found a single rib bone in Madagascar that was nearly 3m (9.84 ft) long, roughly the length of a ping pong table.

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South Africa snake on plane: Deadly cobra in cockpit forces emergency landing

It felt like just another flight for South African pilot Rudolph Erasmus, until he noticed an extra passenger on his plane at 11,000ft in the air. However, it wasn't a human, but a cobra slithering under his seat.

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The Great War: The WW1 video game that's eerily accurate

There are many images of World War One sewn into the popular imagination, but now video gamers are able to experience the conflict's Earth-churning intensity as if first-hand.

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Virgin Orbit: Richard Branson's rocket firm files for bankruptcy

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson's rocket company Virgin Orbit has filed for bankruptcy in the US after failing to secure new investment. The satellite launch company halted operations weeks ago but it hopes to find a buyer for the business.

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How stretching actually changes your muscles - Malachy McHugh

Dig into the science of stretching, and find out what it actually does to your muscles and how you can improve your flexibility. -- An athlete is preparing for a game. They’ve put on their gear and done their warmup, and now it’s time for one more routine — stretching. Typically, athletes st

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The pilots who ejected underwater – and lived

On 13 October 1954, a Royal Navy aviator called Bruce MacFarlane took off from the deck of the British aircraft carrier Albion, somewhere in the Mediterranean. Moments later his plane plunged into the water in front of the ship.

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Spy balloon sent data to China in real time - report

The Chinese balloon that flew over the US earlier this year managed to gather intelligence from military bases for days before it was shot down, US media report. The balloon was able to transmit data to Beijing in real time, NBC News reported, citing US officials.

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Solitary Confinement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses solitary confinement, how prevalent it is, how damaging it can be, and, of course, how to hit the woah. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/lastweektonight F

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Would you open up to a chatbot therapist?

Would you share your deepest anxiety with Alexa? Or maybe ask Siri for some emotional support after a particularly stressful day? We are increasingly turning to chatbots on smart speakers or websites and apps to answer questions.

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Five countries that are safer for women

After a long pandemic pause on travel, people aren't waiting around for a partner to get packing. The interest in solo travel continues to rise worldwide, especially among women.

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Cafe bomb in St Petersburg kills Russian military blogger

An explosion in a St Petersburg cafe has killed prominent Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, Russia's Interior Ministry has confirmed. At least 25 people were injured in the bomb blast at Street Food Bar No 1.

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Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded and occupied parts of Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. The invasion has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths on both sides, and instigated Europe's largest refugee crisis since World War II.

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Two hijab-less Iranian women arrested after man attacks them with yoghurt

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsTwo women have been arrested in Iran after being attacked with yoghurt, seemingly for not covering their hair in public.In the video, which went viral, two female customers are approached by the man, who begins talking to them.

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Lazarus Heist: The intercontinental ATM theft that netted $14m in two hours

Imagine you're a low-wage worker in India who is offered a day's employment as an extra in a Bollywood film. Your role? To go to a cash point and withdraw some money.

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ChatGPT banned in Italy over privacy concerns

Italy has become the first Western country to block advanced chatbot ChatGPT. The Italian data-protection authority said there were privacy concerns relating to the model, which was created by US start-up OpenAI and is backed by Microsoft.

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Swimmer 'body shamed' in surf club nudity row

An Australian woman has spoken out after she received a warning letter that she had broken surf club rules by being naked in a changing room. Ocean swimmer Nada Pantle was told she had breached a "no nudity" clause in the club's child safe policy.

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Virgin Orbit: Sir Richard Branson's rocket company lays off 85% of staff

British billionaire Sir Richard Branson's rocket company Virgin Orbit says it will lay off 85% of staff after failing to secure new investment. The firm will also cease operations for the foreseeable future, according to media reports.

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Friend or foe: Can computer coders trust ChatGPT?

He's talking about the latest version of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool. You type something in, and it makes up a reply for you. It's uncanny how human, friendly and intelligent the responses seem. Underneath it is an AI model called GPT-4.

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Donald Trump indictment: Ex-US president to be charged over hush money

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News, WashingtonFormer US President Donald Trump will be charged over hush money payments made to a porn star just before the 2016 presidential election.The details of the case against him have not yet been released.

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Spanish anger over TV star Ana Obregón's surrogate baby in US

Spanish TV actress Ana Obregón has come under fire after revealing that she has had a baby girl via surrogacy in the US at the age of 68. Obregón is best known for starring in a number of Spanish sitcoms.

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The benefits of 'deep time thinking'

In 1788, three men set off to search a stretch of coast in eastern Scotland, looking for a very special outcrop of rocks. It would reveal that Earth was far, far older than anybody thought.  Leading the party was James Hutton, one of the first geologists.

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Dmitry Muratov: Nuclear warning from Russia's Nobel-winning journalist

The Russian authorities may have shut down his newspaper, but journalist Dmitry Muratov refuses to be silenced. When we meet in Moscow, the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta and Russia's Nobel Peace Prize laureate is worried how far the Kremlin will go in its confrontation with the West.

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Lesotho MP demands huge parts of South Africa

Lesotho's parliament has debated a motion to claim huge swathes of territory from its much larger neighbour, South Africa. An opposition MP wants to declare Free State and parts of four other provinces "Lesotho's territory".

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Elon Musk among experts urging a halt to AI training

Key figures in artificial intelligence want training of powerful AI systems to be suspended amid fears of a threat to humanity. They have signed an open letter warning of potential risks, and say the race to develop AI systems is out of control.

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Italy moves to ban lab-grown meat to protect food heritage

Italy's right-wing government has backed a bill that would ban laboratory-produced meat and other synthetic foods, highlighting Italian food heritage and health protection. If the proposals go through, breaking the ban would attract fines of up to €60,000 (£53,000).

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Bali: Russian man to be deported for posing naked on sacred Mount Agung

The man, identified only as Yuri, has apologised but will be barred from re-entering Indonesia for at least six months. Bali has recently increased efforts to crack down on badly-behaved foreign tourists.

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The Filipino islanders who weave their dreams

"In Mindanao, some women weave their dreams into textiles. They are dream-weavers," said the volunteer at the Museum of Philippine Economic History in the Filipino city of Iloilo. He pointed to a picture of white-and-red linear patterns woven on a black background.

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How pollution is causing a male fertility crisis

"We can sort you out. No problem. We can help you," the doctor told Jennifer Hannington. Then he turned to her husband, Ciaran, and said: "But there's not much we can do for you." The couple, who live in Yorkshire, England, had been trying for a baby for two years.

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AI could replace equivalent of 300 million jobs - report

Artificial intelligence (AI) could replace the equivalent of 300 million full-time jobs, a report by investment bank Goldman Sachs says. It could replace a quarter of work tasks in the US and Europe but may also mean new jobs and a productivity boom.

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Martine Vik Magnussen: Billionaire’s son admits role in death to BBC

Image source, Odd PetterBBC News Arabic special correspondentA billionaire's son, who fled to Yemen within hours of the death of a student in London 15 years ago, has admitted his involvement to the BBC.

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Amateur Australian gold digger finds massive nugget

An Australian man armed with a budget metal detector has hit the jackpot, finding a 4.6kg rock containing gold worth A$240,000 (£130,000; $160,000). The man, who doesn't want to be named, made the discovery in Victoria's goldfields - which were the heart of Australia's gold rush in the 1800s.

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Nazare: Love and pain on the world's biggest wave

As he looks out from his balcony, over slumped, drying wetsuits, Andrew Cotton can see it all. The stretch of sand, the salt haze, a spike of cliff and a scarlet lighthouse.

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Italian art experts astonished by David statue uproar in Florida

The Florence museum that houses Michelangelo's statue of David has invited teachers and students from a Florida school to visit, after an uproar over an art lesson. The school's principal quit after a complaint about a sixth-grade art class that included an image of the statue.

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The web firm that wants to stop you getting 'cancelled'

The defiant claim came from Devin Nunes, who is the chief executive of Trump Media and Technology Group, the firm set up by Mr Trump in 2021 to run his social media app Truth Social.

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Lebanon wakes up in two rival time zones

People in Lebanon have woken up in two rival time zones, amid a row between political and religious authorities over when clocks should go forward.

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The photo tradition at Christian funerals in Kerala

Bittu, who goes by only one name, has been running his photo studio in the southern Indian state of Kerala for nearly 20 years. His work is dedicated to capturing significant events in a person's life - from baptisms, engagements, and weddings to funerals.

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Have we found the 'animal origin' of Covid?

We now have "the best evidence" we are ever likely to find of how the virus that causes Covid-19 was first transmitted to a human, a team of scientists has claimed.

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Principal resigns after Florida students shown Michelangelo statue

BBC NewsA principal of a Florida school has been forced to resign after a parent complained that sixth-grade students were exposed to pornography.The complaint arose from a Renaissance art lesson where students were shown Michelangelo's statue of David.

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Massive asteroid to pass by Earth on weekend

An asteroid large enough to destroy a city will pass between the orbits of the Earth and the Moon this weekend - luckily for us, missing both. The object, named 2023 DZ2, was discovered a month ago.

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Why spring-cleaning won't benefit your health

With spring around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, many of us are ready to open the windows, get out the cleaning products and remove all the dust, grime and dirt in our homes.

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Hidden history of Scotland's biggest nuclear bunker

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC Scotland, Edinburgh and East reporterScotland's biggest Cold War bunker is buried deep beneath an Edinburgh hill - and its existence has remained unknown to most people for decades.

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Beethoven: Tests on hair prove composer's genetic health woes

Beethoven had a likely genetic predisposition to liver disease and a hepatitis B infection months before his death, tests have revealed. They were, however, unable to establish a definitive cause of his hearing loss.

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Bill Gates: AI is most important tech advance in decades

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important technological advance in decades. In a blog post on Tuesday, he called it as fundamental as the creation of the microprocessor, the personal computer, the Internet, and the mobile phone.

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Climate change: Can we really take CO2 back out the air?

Humanity is on thin ice.

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Bard: Google's rival to ChatGPT launches for over-18s

Google has started rolling out its AI chatbot Bard, but it is only available to certain users and they have to be over the age of 18. Unlike its viral rival ChatGPT, it can access up-to-date information from the internet and has a "Google it" button which accesses search.

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The numbers that are too big to imagine

What's the biggest number you can think of? When I was a child, it's the kind of question we'd ask each other in the school playground.

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Why content management systems can outperform static site generators

One or two times a month I get the following question: Why don't you just use a Static Site Generator (SSG) for your blog? Well, I'm not gonna lie, being the founder and project lead of Drupal definitely plays a role in why I use Drupal for my website.

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Sri Lanka: $3bn IMF bailout for struggling economy

Sri Lanka has secured a $3bn (£2.4bn) bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it faces its worst economic crisis since independence. The deal has been nearly a year in the making and a lifeline for the country that has billions of dollars in loans.

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Amritpal Singh: Punjab police step up search for controversial preacher

Police in India's Punjab have launched a massive search for Amritpal Singh, a controversial self-styled preacher who has been on the run since Saturday. Internet and messaging services in the state have remained suspended since the search began and security has been tightened.

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Credit Suisse: Bank rescue damages Switzerland's reputation for stability

So farewell to Credit Suisse. Founded in 1856, the bank has been a pillar of the Swiss financial sector ever since. Although buffeted by the financial crisis of 2008, Credit Suisse did manage to weather that storm without a government bailout, unlike its rival-turned-rescuer UBS.

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Give babies peanut butter to cut allergy by 77%, study says

Giving young babies - between four and six months old - tiny tastes of smooth peanut butter could dramatically cut peanut allergies, say scientists. Research shows there is a crucial opportunity during weaning to cut allergy cases by 77%.

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The six ancient Norse myths that still resonate today

The US writer Mark Twain famously wrote: "There is no such thing as a new idea. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations."  This is particularly true of storytelling.

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Will shipping return to its ancient roots?

Spend a moment looking at the things around you – from the phone you're holding to the clothes you're wearing – the odds are that roughly 90% of everything you own came to you over the ocean.

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Tonnes of uranium gone missing from Libya site, UN says

Two and a half tonnes of uranium have gone missing from a site in Libya, the UN's nuclear watchdog has said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sounded the alarm after a visit by its inspectors to the undisclosed site earlier this week.

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How the seasons change our sleep

The arrival of spring often heralds a welcome change after the long, hard winter months. The Sun stays up for longer, the days grow warmer, the first flowers begin to bloom, and in many countries the clocks tick forward into daylight savings time to lengthen our evenings.

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AI: How 'freaked out' should we be?

Artificial intelligence has the awesome power to change the way we live our lives, in both good and dangerous ways. Experts have little confidence that those in power are prepared for what's coming.

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The doctors selling bogus treatments to people facing blindness

Doctors around the world are offering false hope and bogus treatments to millions of people with an incurable condition that can lead to blindness. BBC reporter Ramadan Younes, who has the disease himself, went undercover to expose them.

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Australia's epic 1,077km road trip

In every direction, fire-red sand fanned out across the land. Everything that wasn't red seemed covered in it: the boab trees, the spinifex, the termite mounds stretching like tiny Towers of Babel towards the sky. The road itself shimmered like a sea of rubies.

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Extreme travel: It just got harder to see every place in the world

Extreme travel isn't for the faint-hearted. Kari-Matti Valtari would know. He has been arrested many times and held in detention in war-torn nations, but has seen everywhere from St Eustatius to the Savage Islands*.

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A zebra in Ohio attacked a man and charged police before it was shot

Police in Ohio fatally shot a zebra after it bit its owner on the arm and continued to act aggressively toward officers, authorities said. Officers arrived to the man's home in Circleville, Ohio, on Sunday after he called and reported that "his arm had been bitten off by a zebra".

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Periods in sport: Ireland team to wear navy shorts for Six Nations

The Ireland women's rugby team has chosen to swap their traditional white shorts and make a permanent switch to navy because of period concerns. The move comes as a response to feedback from players about playing in white rugby kit during their period.

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The slowest train journey in India

The Bollywood movie Dil Se may have opened to a lukewarm response at the Indian box office, but one of the song sequences from the movie remains a favourite melody 25 years on.

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Is India-China infrastructure race damaging Himalayas?

With fresh cracks appearing on the ground, the Himalayan town of Joshimath in northern India continues to make headlines. Why the town is sinking remains a subject of debate. But scientists say there is a bigger disturbing picture unfolding in the Himalayas.

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How the search for Iraq's secret weapons fell apart

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The Serbian who inspired US Capitol rioters, then emigrated to Texas

A man whose video inspired one of the main leaders of the Capitol riots emigrated to the United States soon after the 2020 election. The BBC has found that he and his wife continue to encourage political violence on their social media accounts, a trend that worries extremism experts.

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Your pictures on the theme of 'voyage'

We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme of "voyage". Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world. The next theme is "machinery" and the deadline for entries is 21 March 2023.

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Why don't humans have fur?

If an alien race came to Earth and lined up humans in a row alongside all the other primates, one of the first differences they might observe – together with our upright position and unique form of communication – is our apparently furless bodies.

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Meta exploring plans for Twitter rival

Meta, the parent firm of Facebook and Instagram, is working on a standalone, text-based social network app. It could rival both Twitter and its decentralised competitor, Mastodon.

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Hamburg shooting: Seven killed in attack on Jehovah's Witness hall

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsSeven people, including an unborn baby, have been killed in a shooting at a Jehovah's Witness meeting hall in the German city of Hamburg, police say.

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Berlin to allow women to go topless in public swimming pools

Women will soon be allowed to swim topless in Berlin's public pools, after a ruling by the city's authorities. It comes after a woman who was thrown out of an open-air pool for sunbathing topless took legal action.

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WhatsApp: Rather be blocked in UK than weaken security

WhatsApp says it would rather be blocked in the UK than undermine its encrypted-messaging system, if required to do so under the Online Safety Bill. Its head, Will Cathcart, said it would refuse to comply if asked to weaken the privacy of encrypted messages.

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Google company unveils drone delivery-network ambition

Image source, WingTechnology reporterA subsidiary of Alphabet, which owns Google, hopes to develop drone delivery-network technology able to handle tens of millions of orders, within 12 months.Operating drones as a network, Wing says, will improve efficiency.

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Climate change: New idea for sucking up CO2 from air shows promise

The authors say that this novel approach captures CO2 from the atmosphere up to three times more efficiently than current methods. The warming gas can be transformed into bicarbonate of soda and stored safely and cheaply in seawater.

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What's Up With The New JWST Findings? With Neil deGrasse Tyson

What did the early universe really look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the new JWST finding about early galaxies and how it changes our understanding of the universe. What is or existing model of the early universe? Learn about the dark ages and the creation of galaxies and stars. Were the

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What Does an Electron Look Like?

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US six-year-old who shot teacher won't be charged - prosecutor

Image source, Abby Zwerner/FacebookBBC NewsA six-year-old boy who shot his teacher in a primary school in the US state of Virginia is unlikely to be charged, a prosecutor has said. But authorities in the city of Newport News have yet to decide if any adult will face criminal charges in the case.

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Tucker Carlson said he hates Trump 'passionately', lawsuit reveals

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said in a text message after the 2020 election that he "passionately hated" Donald Trump, according to new court filings. Mr Carlson's message to a colleague in January 2021 emerged as part of a defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News.

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Thai man jailed for insulting king over duck calendar

Image source, THAI LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTSBBC NewsA Thai man has been jailed for two years for selling calendars which featured satirical comments and rubber ducks in royal regalia, which prosecutors said defamed the monarchy.

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Bumblebees learn to solve puzzles by watching peers, study finds

Bumblebees learn to solve puzzles by watching their more experienced peers, scientists in Britain have found. Experts from Queen Mary University of London trained a set of bees to open a puzzle box containing a sugar reward.

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Amsterdam ‘erotic centre’: EMA unhappy at planned red-light district

The European drugs regulator says it does not want a purpose-built red-light district near its post-Brexit headquarters in Amsterdam. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) says it fears "nuisance, drug-dealing, drunkenness and disorderly behaviour".

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Robot arm would grab defunct British satellite from orbit

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosThe Astroscale-UK company has unveiled its concept to remove a defunct British satellite from orbit.

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Egypt archaeology: Dig unearths smiling mini-sphinx which may represent Claudius

Archaeologists have unearthed a sphinx-like statue and the remains of a shrine in an ancient temple in southern Egypt, the antiquities ministry says. The artefacts were found near the Hathor Temple, one of Egypt's best-preserved ancient sites.

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China's new human gene-editing rules worry experts

New rules in China to regulate gene editing in humans don't go far enough, a leading expert has warned scientists. Dr Joy Zhang of Kent University, a global expert on the governance of gene editing in China, said authorities are susceptible to "regulatory negligence".

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The disputed history of the Coronation Stone

Westminster Abbey is one of the most famous religious buildings in the world and one of London's key tourist sites. Built by Edward the Confessor in 1040, it has been the site of royal coronations since 1066.

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Toblerone: Swiss rules mean chocolate bar to drop Matterhorn from packaging

Toblerone is to remove the Matterhorn mountain peak from its packaging after some of the chocolate's production was moved outside Switzerland. The pyramid-shaped bar, which mirrors the Alpine peak, will undergo a labelling revamp and include its founder's signature, its maker said.

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Matt Hancock: Leaked messages suggest plan to frighten public

Matt Hancock suggested to an aide that they "frighten the pants off everyone" about Covid, messages published by the Sunday Telegraph show. It appears the former health secretary discussed when to reveal the existence of the Kent variant of Covid to ensure people complied with lockdown rules.

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What is the UN High Seas Treaty and why is it needed?

After more than a decade of negotiations, United Nations member countries have agreed the first ever treaty to protect the world's oceans that lie outside national boundaries.

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Ocean treaty: Historic agreement reached after decade of talks

Nations have reached a historic agreement to protect the world's oceans following 10 years of negotiations. The High Seas Treaty aims to help place 30% of the seas into protected areas by 2030, to safeguard and recuperate marine nature.

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How the Moon is making days longer on Earth

Throughout human history the Moon has been an inextricable, ghostly presence above the Earth. Its gentle gravitational tug sets the rhythm of the tides, while its pale light illuminates the nocturnal nuptials of many species.

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Matteo Messina Denaro: Coded note led to Italy mafia boss arrest

Image source, ReutersBBC NewsA coded note hidden inside a chair leg helped lead to the arrest of Italy's most-wanted Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro, a warrant shows.

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The giant arcs that may dwarf everything in the cosmos

In 2021, British PhD student Alexia Lopez was analysing the light coming from distant quasars when she made a startling discovery. She detected a giant, almost symmetrical arc of galaxies 9.3 billion light years away in the constellation of Boötes the Herdsman. Spanning a massive 3.

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Egypt: Hidden corridor in Great Pyramid of Giza seen for first time

Egyptian antiquities officials say they have confirmed the existence of a hidden internal corridor above the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Video from an endoscope showed the inside of the corridor, which is 9m (30ft) long and 2.1m (7ft) wide.

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LGBTQ rights: Japan PM under fire for same-sex marriage remarks

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been criticised for saying the country's ban on same-sex marriage is not discriminatory. Weeks ago, he apologised to the LGBTQ community over homophobic comments made by an aide who has since been sacked.

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How fake copyright complaints are muzzling journalists

Journalists have been forced to temporarily take down articles critical of powerful oil lobbyists due to the exploitation of US copyright law, according to a new report.

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The problems with TikTok's controversial 'beauty filters'

When I came across my first "beauty filter" – technology designed to "improve" your appearance, now popular on Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok – one of my first reactions was that it evened out the playing field and not, necessarily, in a bad way.

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FBI chief Christopher Wray says China lab leak most likely

FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that the bureau believes Covid-19 most likely originated in a Chinese government-controlled lab. It is the first public confirmation of the FBI's classified judgement of how the pandemic virus emerged.

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SPEED COMPARISON 3D | Fastest Man Made Objects

SPEED COMPARISON 3D | Fastest Man Made Objects This video took me a lot of time, the calculation of speed and distance traveled was easy, but building the Scene was a bit hard. In this video we compare most fastest objects Man Made over years, we put some other Things just for reference to underst

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Peruvian delivery man carried ancient mummy around in his bag

Police in Peru made a surprise discovery when they searched a delivery man who came to their attention for acting drunk at an ancient archaeological site in Puno. Inside his cooler bag was an ancient mummy.

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The Best Way to Boost Your Immune System (With Science!)

Offset your carbon footprint on Wren: ​https://www.wren.co/kurzgesagt. For the first 200 people who sign up, Kurzgesagt will pay for the first month of your subscription! This video was sponsored by Wren, thanks a lot for the support! Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sour

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Amritpal Singh: The self-styled preacher raising fears in India's Punjab

Last week, hundreds of supporters of controversial self-styled preacher Amritpal Singh stormed a police station in the northern Indian state of Punjab, demanding the release of an arrested aide.

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Green flights not in easy reach, warn scientists

You may be hoping that guilt-free flying is just around the corner, but scientists warn it is still a long way off. Plans for climate-friendly flying rest on creating greener jet fuels that have less impact on the environment.

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Inside the UK's Mormon missionary boot camp

Every year, thousands of young Mormons go on missions to try to recruit others into the religion. The BBC was given access to their UK boot camp, where they learn how to teach Mormon beliefs and use social media to reach potential converts.

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Ukraine war: Viral conspiracy theories falsely claim the war is fake

The first anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has led to a spike in false claims about the war on social media, with some posts gaining millions of engagements.

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Artificial Intelligence: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of our lives, from self-driving cars to ChatGPT. John Oliver discusses how AI works, where it might be heading next, and, of course, why it hates the bus. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube chan

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk defends Dilbert creator's racist tirade

Elon Musk accused US media of racism on Monday, defending racist comments made by Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams on YouTube last week. Twitter's CEO tweeted that media was once racist against non-whites, but ''now they're racist against whites & Asians''.

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River Thames: Mudlarker discovers rare Tudor leather wrist guard

BBC NewsA well-preserved archer's leather wrist guard, thought to date back to Tudor times, has been unearthed on the Thames riverbank.Found by London mudlarker Alessio Checconi on 18 February, the Museum of London has confirmed its authenticity.

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Northern lights: Aurora seen across UK in spectacular display

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC WeatherIn a very rare display, the northern lights were seen as far south as Kent and Cornwall on Sunday night.Across more northern areas of the UK, the display was one of the best seen in a very long time by BBC Weather Watchers.

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Should you avoid eating burnt food?

It's more than likely you still have some of the habits around eating and cooking that you learned from adults when you were young, maybe without even realising. Perhaps you never lick food off your knife, or you always throw salt over your shoulder to ward off evil spirits.

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Physical 100: Are K-reality shows the next Korean cultural trend?

They need to push a 1,500kg wooden ship through sand and up a ramp, but the ship won't budge. Jang knows her team is the weakest on paper. Then, to the tune of her rallying cries, the boat begins to inch forward.

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Nile Wilson: ‘I was one of the fittest athletes on the planet. Then I was struggling to walk’

Former Olympic gymnast and Go Hard or Go Home star Nile Wilson on the injury that ended his career, his descent into addiction and the power of asking for help. In 2016, Nile Wilson won bronze on the horizontal bar at the Rio Olympics.

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Dilbert comic strip dropped by US media over creator's racist tirade

Many US newspapers including the Washington Post have dropped the long-running Dilbert cartoon strip after its creator made racist comments. In a video on YouTube, Scott Adams, who is white, said black Americans were part of a "hate group" and that white people should "get the hell away" from them.

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Ukraine's Banksy stamps feature art of Putin in judo match

Ukraine has issued postage stamps featuring a mural by renowned UK graffiti artist Banksy to mark the first anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion. The mural depicts a man resembling Russian President Vladimir Putin being flipped during a judo match with a young boy.

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The AI emotions dreamed up by ChatGPT

I'm talking to Dan, otherwise known as "Do Anything Now", a shady young chatbot with a whimsical fondness for penguins – and a tendency to fall into villainous clichés like wanting to take over the world.

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Brothers leave Guantanamo Bay without charge after almost 20 years

Two brothers from Pakistan who were held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 20 years have been released without charge. Abdul and Mohammed Ahmed Rabbani were arrested in Pakistan in 2002.

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Roald Dahl: Original books to be printed by Penguin following criticism

Roald Dahl's original books are to be printed under their Puffin titles, publishing house Penguin has said. The unaltered story books will now go alongside updated versions of his hugely popular children's writing.

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The mysterious items washing up on beaches

It's around 1.5m (5ft) wide, almost perfectly spherical – and people in Japan aren't quite sure what it is. This week, a mysterious round ball washed up on the coast off the city of Hamamatsu, prompting widespread speculation about what it might be.

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JK Rowling dismisses backlash over trans comments: 'I don't care about my legacy'

JK Rowling has said she isn't concerned about how the backlash to her position on transgender issues will affect her legacy, and that anyone who thinks she is has "profoundly" misunderstood her.

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Mormon Church fined over claim it hid $32bn investment fund

The Mormon Church, officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), and its investment firm will pay out $5m (£4.1m) over claims they hid a huge cache of shares.

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Judge blocks 9/11 victims' claim to Afghan assets

Victims of the 9/11 attacks are not entitled to seize $3.5bn (£2.9bn) in assets belonging to Afghanistan's central bank, a US judge has ruled. Lawyers pursuing the compensation argued these funds could satisfy court judgments they had obtained against Afghanistan's ruling Taliban.

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Spain officials quit over trains that were too wide for tunnels

Two top Spanish transport officials have resigned over a botched order for new commuter trains that cost nearly €260m ($275m; £230m). The trains could not fit into non-standard tunnels in the northern regions of Asturias and Cantabria.

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Perpetual Motion Achieved

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The tech helping people get a better night's sleep

Have you ever laid in bed at night, with sleep tantalisingly out of reach while thoughts ricocheted around your head? If so, then the plight of Lisa Holland from Chesterfield in Derbyshire, may strike a chord.

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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo's cathedral plan stalls amid economic crisis

In the heart of Ghana's capital, Accra, hoardings plastered with artistic impressions of an architectural marvel block prying eyes from seeing what lies on the other side.

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Rachid M'Barki from BFM suspended in scandal linked to disinformation firm

The suspension of a senior journalist at France's leading TV news channel has uncovered what appears to be a well-organised system of corruption and influence buying in the international media.

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From The MIT Press Reader

Nothing shows more clearly the perfect engineering of the heart than our own failed attempts to imitate it. This history of the total artificial heart is punctuated with both brilliant innovation and continual clinical failure. In 1962, John F.

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US cancer patient developed 'uncontrollable' Irish accent

BBC NewsA US man developed an "uncontrollable Irish accent" after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, despite having never visited Ireland, researchers say.The North Carolina man, who was in his 50s, was presumably afflicted with foreign accent syndrome (FAS), the British Medical Journal reports.

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Why we can dream in more than one language

Just after I began work on this article, I had a very fitting dream. I was hosting a party in a hotel suite, with guests from the US, Pakistan, and other countries. Most of the guests were chatting away in English; one or two spoke German, my mother tongue.

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Bankrupt Alex Jones spends nearly $100,000 a month

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy but has nearly $10m (£8.3m) in assets and spends almost $100,000 (£83,000) a month, according to court filings. He owes almost $1.5bn in court-awarded damages to relatives of victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Bruce Willis has dementia, family announces

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Mozambique pastor dies attempting 40-day Jesus fast

Image source, Barajah familyBBC News, Maputo, MozambiqueA pastor in Mozambique has died after trying to fast for 40 days, emulating what Christ is said to have done in the Bible.

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Wieambilla shooting: Australia police ambush deemed religious terror attack

Image source, Queensland PoliceBBC News, Sydney A shooting ambush in a remote Australian town that left six people dead has been declared a religiously-motivated terrorist attack.Authorities say it is the first time Christian extremist ideology has been linked to a terror attack in Australia.

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Elon Musk donates almost $2bn of Tesla shares to charity

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says he donated around $1.95bn (£1.6bn) worth of shares in his electric carmaker to charity last year. The donation of 11.6 million shares was described in a filing with US regulators as "a bona fide gift".

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The ancient diseases that plagued the dinosaurs

On a wet, stormy day some 77 million years ago in what is now south-eastern Alberta, Canada, a certain horned dinosaurwas having a very bad time.

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New Rule: A Unified Theory of Wokeness | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B It's time to stop judging everyone in the past by the standards of the present. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Maher Find Real Time on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealTimers Find Real T

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Male contraceptive pill prototype stops sperm swimming

An on-demand, non-hormonal male contraceptive pill may be a real possibility say scientists who have found a cell pathway, or switch, that stops sperm from being able to swim. Tests in mice suggest it keeps sperm stunned for at least a few hours - long enough to stop them reaching the egg.

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Sara Khadem: Top Iran chess player exiled for refusing headscarf

When one of the world's most promising chess players, 25-year-old Sara Khadem, decided to play at an international tournament without her headscarf, in solidarity with the protest movement in Iran, she thought a warning would be the worst that would happen to her.

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Super Bowl Jesus advert draws ire on left and right

Most Super Bowl adverts plug things like fizzy drink and cars, but one of the most talked-about commercials the day after the big game was selling Jesus - and it upset several very different political tribes.

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Could AI swamp social media with fake accounts?

Whether it's getting cookery advice or help with a speech, ChatGPT has been the first opportunity for many people to play with an artificial intelligence (AI) system. ChatGPT is based an an advanced language processing technology, developed by OpenAI.

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Valentine's Day: How fake dates help Indians find love and intimacy

Akansha* could feel anxiety well up inside her as she sat opposite her date. So the 26-year-old began fidgeting with the cutlery on the table and avoiding eye contact.

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More than 4,800 victims of sexual abuse uncovered in Portugal's Catholic Church

An independent commission looking into the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church said on Tuesday it had documented cases pointing to at least 4,815 victims.

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Why the human genome was never completed

Before the end of 2023, you should be able to read something remarkable. It will be the story of a single individual, who they are and where they come from – and it will offer hints about what their future holds.

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Ancient stone tools found in Kenya made by early humans

Archaeologists in Kenya have dug up some of the oldest stone tools ever used by ancient humans, dating back around 2.9 million years. It is evidence that the tools were used by other branches of early humans, not just the ancestors of Homo Sapiens.

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Can we make the internet less power-thirsty?

So much of what we do every day involves a data centre. Shopping online, streaming TV shows, reading this story - they all need data to be stored and readily available. The immediacy and convenience of those services is great, but that comes at a cost.

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Amsterdam bans cannabis in its red light district

It will soon be illegal to smoke cannabis on the street in Amsterdam's red light district under new regulations unveiled by the city. The laws will come into effect from mid-May and aim to improve liveability for residents who have long complained of disruption caused by tourists.

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Starship: SpaceX tests the most powerful ever rocket system

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosElon Musk's SpaceX company has performed a key test on its huge new rocket system, Starship.

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Brazil expelling illegal miners from indigenous lands

Government officials burned a plane and seized boats, weapons and petrol used by the miners in a remote region of the Amazon rainforest, which belongs to the Yanomami indigenous group. Thousands of illegal gold miners have invaded the indigenous reserve on Brazil's border with Venezuela.

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Roger Waters: Former Pink Floyd star's UN speech criticised by Ukraine

Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has used a speech to the United Nations to repeat his controversial claim that Russia's invasion of Ukraine was "provoked". The musician was invited by Russia to address the UN Security Council.

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Orca mothers make 'lifelong sacrifice' for sons

Rearing a son significantly reduced a female killer whale's chance of reproducing in the future. The energy they need to feed sons appears to compromise their health, leaving them less able to reproduce and raise other young.

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The mysterious doodles hidden in a 1,300-year-old book

Around 1,300 years ago, a woman leant over a precious book, and etched some letters into the margin, along with some cartoonish drawings. She didn't use ink – she scratched them in, so they were almost invisible to the naked eye. Until last year, no-one knew they were there.

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Google's AI bot mistake wipes $100bn off shares

Google is searching for ways to reassure people that it is still out in front in the race for the best artificial intelligence technology. And so far, the internet giant seems to be coming up with the wrong answer.

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Mary Queen of Scots' letters found and decoded

More than 50 encoded letters sent by Mary Queen of Scots in the 16th Century have been found and deciphered by an international team of cryptographers. The letters, written during her English captivity, were found in a trawl of online archives at the National Library of France.

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Fawlty Towers: John Cleese to revive series with daughter

Comedy series Fawlty Towers is set to be revived after more than 40 years. John Cleese, who played Basil Fawlty, will be returning to write and star alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese.

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The cities built to be reusable

Many people now try to recycle their newspapers, plastic bottles and aluminium cans in an effort to reduce their household waste. But few of us think about the immense amount of waste produced in our names in a different way: the very buildings we live in.

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Microsoft unveils new Bing with ChatGPT powers

Microsoft has announced a new version of its search engine Bing, which incorporates the latest in artificial intelligence. The overhaul deploys OpenAI's ChatGPT technology, which has taken the world by storm since its launch last year.

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Digital pound likely this decade, Treasury says

A state-backed digital pound is likely to be launched later this decade, according to the Treasury and the Bank of England.Both institutions want to ensure the public has access to safe money that is easy to use in the digital age.

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Wheelchair adventurer closing in on marathon challenge

Darren Edwards from Shropshire started in Antarctica on 31 January and is due to finish in Florida on Tuesday. The former Army reservist is taking part in the World Marathon Challenge which also visits South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Brazil and Spain.

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'Google killer' ChatGPT sparks AI chatbot race

It has been two months since the public launch of AI chatbot ChatGPT by the firm OpenAI - and it did not take long for people to start noticing what a game-changer this really is.

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Strong earthquake hits south-eastern Turkey

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What is hybrid warfare? Inside the centre dealing with modern threats

Mysterious underwater explosions, anonymous cyber attacks and subtle online campaigns to undermine Western democracies - these are all "hybrid threats". The BBC visited a centre dedicated to targeting a relatively new form of warfare which is increasingly concerning Nato and the EU.

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Bageshwar Dham Sarkar: The Indian guru making headlines over 'miracle' cures

India is home to thousands of religious gurus, but a controversial new "godman" has been making headlines for the past fortnight.

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New Rule: A Woke Revolution | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

The problem with communism – and with some very recent ideologies here at home – is that they think you can change reality by screaming at it.

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Pakistan blocks Wikipedia for 'blasphemous content'

Wikipedia has been blocked in Pakistan for hosting "blasphemous content". The move was announced on Saturday after the free online encyclopaedia was given a 48-hour deadline to remove some material.

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Brexit causes collapse in European research funding for Oxbridge

One of the UK’s most prestigious universities has seen its funding from a large European research programme plummet from £62m a year to nothing since Brexit, new figures show.

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Australia radioactive capsule: Missing material more common than you think

The world watched as Australia scrambled to find a radioactive capsule in late January. Many asked how it could have been lost - but radioactive material goes missing more often than you might think.

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'I escaped abusive jungle cult - then rescued my son'

When Mexican police raided a self-styled Jewish sect, former members hoped it would spell the end of the group, which has been accused of crimes against children.

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The unruly ancient rituals still practised today

Once a year, on the island of South Ronaldsay, off the north coast of Scotland, the community prepares for two traditional events: The Festival of the Horse and the Boys' Ploughing Match.

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The mind-bending physics of time | Sean Carroll

How the Big Bang gave us time, explained by theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, The Universe in 90 minutes: Time, free will, God, & more ► https://youtu.be/tM4sLmt1Ui8 In th

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Why would China use a spy balloon when it has satellites?

News of an alleged Chinese spy balloon floating over the US has left many wondering why Beijing would want to use a relatively unsophisticated tool for its surveillance of the US mainland.

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The mystery of North America's missing eastern dinosaurs

It was a typically warm, humid day in the Late Cretaceous. A strange, pallid mass was floating in the cobalt-blue waters of a shallow sea, above what is now New Jersey. It was a dead dinosaur, the bloated carcass of a monstrous, 6.4m (21ft)-long distant relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.

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International Garden Photographer of the Year competition 2023

Tony North has been named winner of this year's International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. His picture was taken in the island of La Palma, which is part of the Canary Islands. It is entitled Blue Tajinaste and also won first place in the Breathing Spaces section of the competition.

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Mascara: What is the TikTok trend all about?

TikTok fan? Chances are you've seen a lot of people talking about mascara recently - but it isn't about make-up. People have been using the word to talk about relationships in a way that avoids TikTok's censorship filters.

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Shell reports highest profits in 115 years

Oil and gas giant Shell has reported record annual profits after energy prices surged last year following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Profits hit $39.9bn (£32.2bn) in 2022, double last year's total and the highest in its 115-year history.

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Can Sri Lanka trade its way back to prosperity?

Sri Lanka is, in the words of its own president, "bankrupt". The Indian Ocean nation defaulted on its sovereign debt in May 2022, plunging the country into economic and political chaos.

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Horses and dogs sailed with Vikings to Britain, say scientists

Vikings sailing from Scandinavia to England brought horses, dogs and perhaps even pigs with them, according to analysis of bone remains. Invading Vikings were previously thought to have largely stolen animals from villages in Britain.

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Gatsby is joining Netlify

What does this mean in practice? There are a few important pieces for Gatsby users and community members and Gatsby Cloud customers: I created as a brain dump of all my ideas.

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Worthing man to run 360 marathons in 240 days across Africa

Russell Cook, from Worthing, West Sussex, said he will run 39.1 miles (63km) every day, with no rest days. The extreme challenge will begin on 5 February and is expected to take eight months.

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Could One Physics Theory Unlock the Mysteries of the Brain?

The ability of the phenomenon of criticality to explain the sudden emergence of new properties in complex systems has fascinated scientists in recent decades. When systems are balanced at their “critical point,” small changes in individual units can trigger outsized events, just as falling pebbl

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Russia in Africa: How disinformation operations target the continent

Image source, AFPGlobal Disinformation TeamA large social network that promotes anti-Western and pro-Kremlin ideas is helping Russia expand its influence at the expense of France in some of its former colonies in Africa.

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Missing radioactive capsule found in Australia

Authorities in Western Australia say they have found a tiny radioactive capsule which went missing last month. Emergency services had "literally found the needle in the haystack", they said.

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Sex and no sleep may be killing endangered quolls

Endangered male northern quolls are giving up sleep for more sex - and it could be killing them, according to new research from Australia. The study found that males travel long distances in search of mating partners, often giving up sleep in the process.

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Iran dancing couple given 10-year jail sentence

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News An Iranian couple in their 20s have been given jail sentences totalling 10 years after posting a video of themselves dancing in the street.They were reportedly convicted for promoting corruption, prostitution and propaganda.

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Asaram Bapu: Indian guru jailed for life in second rape case

An Indian court has sentenced a self-styled spiritual guru to life imprisonment for raping one of his devotees. Asaram Bapu was found guilty of assaulting the woman several times between 2001 and 2006 at his ashram in the western state of Gujarat.

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Canada province experiments with decriminalising hard drugs

Canada's province of British Columbia is starting a first-in-the-nation trial decriminalising small amounts of hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. From Tuesday, adults can possess up to 2.5g of such drugs, as well as methamphetamine, fentanyl and morphine.

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What impact has Brexit had on the UK economy?

Like it - or not - it has been three years since the UK left the European Union. Since then there has been a pandemic, swiftly followed by an energy crisis.

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Sichuan: Couples in Chinese province allowed to have unlimited children

Couples in China's Sichuan province will be allowed to have as many children as they want, as the country continues to try and get a grip on its declining population. Last year, the population in China fell for the first time in 60 years.

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Mining giant 'sorry' over lost radioactive capsule in Australia

Mining giant Rio Tinto says it is working with authorities to try to find a radioactive capsule that went missing in Western Australia this month. The casing contains a small quantity of radioactive Caesium-137, which could cause serious illness if touched.

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Music’s power over your brain, explained | Michael Spitzer

Humans are musical animals 4 million years in the making, explained by music expert Michael Spitzer. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, 40,000 years of music explained in 8 minutes ► https://youtu.be/Am18ZxKgi

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Mensa: What happens when 'child geniuses' grow up

BBC NewsA four-year-old boy made headlines this week after becoming the UK's youngest member of Mensa, the society for people with sky-high IQ. Teddy - who can count to 100 in six languages including Mandarin - is already far more advanced than his peers.

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Body-cam footage shows moment of Paul Pelosi attack

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News, WashingtonA US court has authorised the release of footage showing the hammer attack on the husband of former House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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What If Alien Life Were Silicon-Based?

Thank you to Brilliant for Supporting PBS. To learn more go to https://brilliant.org/SpaceTime/ PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbssp

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How an ancient Greek myth still shapes our minds

When I was five years old, my grandmother gave my younger sister and me a picture book which outlined in detail how a man and a woman have sex to create a baby. We were enthralled.

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Shopping purchases may help spot ovarian cancer

Tracking what shoppers buy, via loyalty-card data, can help spot those with early signs of cancer, doctors who have been running a study say. Frequent purchases of over-the-counter painkillers and indigestion tablets revealed a higher risk of ovarian cancer, they found.

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Egypt archaeology: Gold-covered mummy among latest discoveries

Archaeologists say they have found a gold leaf-covered mummy sealed inside a sarcophagus that has been unopened for 4,300 years. The mummy, the remains of a man named Hekashepes, is thought to be one of the oldest and most complete non-royal corpses ever found in Egypt.

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Asteroid to pass closer than some satellites

You definitely shouldn't panic but there is a biggish asteroid about to pass by Earth in the coming hours. About the size of a bus, the space rock, known as 2023 BU, will whip over the southern tip of South America just after midnight GMT.

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Opium production in Myanmar surges to nine-year high

The production of opium increased sharply in Myanmar after falling for seven years, according to the UN. It touched nearly 795 metric tonnes in 2022, nearly double the production in 2021 - 423 metric tonnes - the year of the military coup.

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Can these rocks really power light bulbs? No, say the experts

Videos said to show that rocks found in Africa can produce electricity have been viewed millions of times online. Some social media users are claiming they could be the answer to the continent's energy problems.

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AI and Robots Are Coming – To Drive Human Spirit

William E. Halal is professor emeritus at George Washington University, Washington, DC. His latest book is Beyond Knowledge: How Technology is Driving an Age of Consciousness. William E.

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How to use ChatGPT for Strategic Foresight

If you have spent the last few weeks testing out ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that has turned everyone on social media into a futurist, you might be impressed — as I have been — by its utter humility.

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How climate change threatens to close ski resorts

Anzère is often hailed as Europe's greenest ski resort. But the Swiss village had a difficult start to its 2023 winter season.

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Leprosy: the ancient disease scientists can't solve

In the wild, the only known carrier of Mycobacterium leprae, the bacteria that causes leprosy, is a mammal that looks rather like a large rat with a long snout dressed in leathery armour – the nine-banded armadillo.

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Self-styled spiritual leader John de Ruiter charged with sex crimes

Image source, College of Integrated Philosophyin WashingtonA messianic leader of a multi-million dollar spiritual organisation in western Canada has been charged with four counts of sexual assault.

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Portishead boy joins Mensa after teaching himself to read aged two

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsA boy who taught himself to read as a toddler has been accepted as the UK's youngest member of Mensa.Four-year-old Teddy, from Portishead in Somerset, can count to 100 in six non-native languages, including Mandarin.

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Japan PM says country on the brink over falling birth rate

Japan's prime minister says his country is on the brink of not being able to function as a society because of its falling birth rate. Japan - population 125 million - is estimated to have had fewer than 800,000 births last year. In the 1970s, that figure was more than two million.

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How gut bacteria are controlling your brain

Your gut is a bustling and thriving alien colony. They number in their trillions and include thousands of different species. Many of these microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea and eukarya, were here long before humans, have evolved alongside us and now outnumber our own cells many times over.

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Peru protests: Iconic Machu Picchu closed indefinitely

Peru has closed its famous tourist site Machu Picchu indefinitely over the ongoing protests against the country's president. The government said it took the decision to protect tourists and its own citizens.

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Japan was the future but it's stuck in the past

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Debt ceiling: America's budget crisis of its own creation

Fire up the giant digital billboards with their ever-increasing dollar displays. Start calculating how much every American man, woman and child owes. Cue the comparisons to a family budget, or credit-card spending or running a small business.

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Light pollution: Huge fall in stars that can be seen with naked eye

The number of stars that people can see with the naked eye has reduced dramatically over the last decade. The cause is "Skyglow" from artificial lighting - the brightness of that glow has increased every year since 2011.

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The race to make diesel engines run on hydrogen

It's a new hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine affectionately known as "baby number two" that could help to decarbonise some of Australia's heaviest industries.

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Secrets of life on Newport's medieval ship revealed

In the summer of 2002, thousands flocked to the banks of the River Usk in Newport, to see a piece of history. In the middle of a building site, the mud had been cleared to reveal the 500-year-old remains of a trading ship.

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Newport Ship: Medieval vessel is 'world's largest 3D puzzle'

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsWith almost 2,500 pieces, measuring 30 metres and weighing 25 tonnes, it has been called the world's largest 3D puzzle.

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Iranian man who beheaded 17-year-old wife jailed for eight years

Images of Sajjad Heydari carrying Mona's severed head in Ahvaz after the so-called "honour killing" last year caused widespread outrage. Her father previously said that he had not given his consent for the killing.

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World's oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, dies aged 118

The world's oldest living person, French nun Lucile Randon, has died aged 118. Ms Randon - who assumed the name Sister Andre when she took holy orders in 1944 - died in her sleep at her nursing home in Toulon, France.

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Matteo Messina Denaro: How mafia boss was caught on a visit to a clinic

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsItaly's most wanted mobster was heading to a cafe outside a private Sicilian clinic when a policeman approached him and asked him his name.He did not lie. He merely looked up and said: "You know who I am.

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China's population falls for first time since 1961

China's population has fallen for the first time in 60 years, with the national birth rate hitting a record low - 6.77 births per 1,000 people. The population in 2022 - 1.4118 billion - fell by 850,000 from 2021.

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How donkeys changed the course of human history

They are best known for their remarkable ability to carry heavy loads and a tenacious – almost stoic – approach to toil. In some parts of the world, the donkey has become associated, perhaps unfairly, with terms of insult or mockery.

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Tunnel Ultra: The mind-bending 200-mile ultra-marathon in the dark

How do you like to spend your weekend off? Do you put your feet up in front of the TV? Maybe shopping is your way to unwind? Perhaps you're a bit more adventurous and enjoy a stroll in the countryside?

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Industrial espionage: How China sneaks out America's technology secrets

It was an innocuous-looking photograph that turned out to be the downfall of Zheng Xiaoqing, a former employee with energy conglomerate General Electric Power.

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Twitter: Five ways Elon Musk has changed the platform for users

It is three months since Elon Musk swept into Twitter's San Francisco headquarters - and the company has barely been out of the headlines.

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Australian woman's record-breaking run from continent's 'tip to toe'

Five months after setting out from the tip of Australia, marathon runner Erchana Murray-Bartlett has reached the country's southern edge. The 32-year-old on Monday finished her 6,300km (3,900 miles) journey - a marathon every day for 150 days.

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How extinct animals could be brought back from the dead

Millions of years ago thylacines, also known as Tasmanian tigers, were widespread across Australia. About the size of an American coyote, these dog-like creatures with stripes disappeared from the mainland around 2,000 years ago.

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Can humanity's new giant leap into space succeed?

There is a new order emerging in space - a race between America and China. But with the demands of space exploration, even these great superpowers won't be able to do it alone.

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Biodiversity: Fungi are 'underloved and understudied'

Mushrooms aren't known for their ornamental value, but for this scientist they are a thing of beauty. The plant pathologist is on a mission to spread the word that fungi need conservation just as much as plants and animals.

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Jesus baptism site makeover aims to draw a million Christians in 2030

Today the River Jordan lacks its biblical proportions, but some 200,000 visitors still flock to the traditional spot for Christian baptisms in Jordan in a typical year. "When you're in the area you have to visit. It's part of history," enthuses Oliver, who is French.

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VR headset prices high as Apple bides its time

Last week in Las Vegas I boxed, hunted for cute aliens, flew a laser-shooting robot and drew my own masterpiece - all in virtual reality. Some of the headsets I used to try out these experiences cost almost twice as much as the smartphone we used to snap the photo above.

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Christian missionaries target the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal

Converting people to another religion is illegal in Nepal, but missionaries are willing to risk prosecution to spread the Christian faith. The congregation of the newly converted raise their hands in prayer.

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Nicola Gratteri: The man on the kill list of Italy's most powerful mafia

Italy's highest-profile mafia target only tells us where to find him 20 minutes before we meet. Nicola Gratteri, the prosecutor leading the country's fight against organised crime, has learnt to live in constant danger - and too much advance warning leaves him exposed.

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Hunting for Nazi gold in a Dutch village

Exasperated residents have appealed to treasure-hunters to stay away after they descended on the Dutch village of Ommeren searching for riches potentially worth millions, allegedly hidden by Nazi soldiers during World War Two.

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The NEW SCIENCE of Moon Formation

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ExxonMobil: Oil giant predicted climate change in 1970s - scientists

One of the world's largest oil companies accurately forecast how climate change would cause global temperature to rise as long ago as the 1970s, researchers claim.

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Green comet approaching Earth for first time in 50,000 years

BBC NewsA bright green comet is set to swing by Earth's outer space for the first time in 50,000 years, and may hang around for a month.NASA officials said the icy visitor was first spotted in March 2022 while it was inside the orbit of Jupiter.

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Huge rare earth metals discovery in Arctic Sweden

Europe's largest deposit of rare earths - which are used from mobile phones to missiles - has been found in Sweden. No rare earths are mined in Europe at the moment and a Swedish minister hailed the find as a way of reducing the EU's dependence on China.

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Elon Musk's drop in fortunes could break record

Elon Musk appears to have broken the world record for the largest loss of personal fortune in history. The billionaire has lost around $182bn (£150bn) since November 2021, according to figures from publisher Forbes.

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Outdated Periodic Table

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Amateurarcheoloog uit Alken vindt dodecaëder in Kortessem: een zeldzaam historisch voorwerp uit Romeinse tijd 

Op een veld in Kortessem heeft amateurarcheoloog Patrick Schuermans uit Alken een stuk van een dodecaëder gevonden. Dat is een zeldzaam historisch voorwerp uit de Romeinse tijd.

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Geneva Bible valued at up to £10k goes under the hammer in Belfast

Image source, Bloomfield AuctionsA 400-year-old Bible which was taken to the New World by the founder of a town in Massachusetts is set to go under the hammer in east Belfast later.The copy of the Geneva Bible is valued at between £5,000 and £10,000 by Bloomfield Auctions.

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Will the metaverse be your new workplace?

When we look back in 50 years' time, it is likely that the 2D internet we now all use will seem laughably archaic. Not only will the internet likely no longer exist behind a screen, but it is probable that we will interact with it differently.

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Fan outrage at Susan Meachen, the romance novelist accused of faking her death

No one saw this plot twist coming. In September 2020, a Facebook post from someone claiming to be the daughter of indie romance author Susan Meachen announced the writer had died by suicide.

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Wikipedia operator denies Saudi infiltration claim

Wikipedia's operator has denied claims the Saudi government infiltrated its team in the Middle East. Two international human rights groups said Saudi officials had altered or deleted content on the website.

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Filippo Bernardini: Italian admits stealing unpublished books

An Italian man has admitted stealing more than 1,000 unpublished manuscripts, many written by high-profile authors. Filippo Bernardini impersonated figures from the publishing industry to trick people into handing over their works.

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Travel insurance warning after Thailand motorbike crash

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsThe sister of a man who is facing a large medical bill after a motorbike crash in Thailand has urged others to check their travel insurance policies.

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Newport News: Boy aged six detained after shooting teacher in US

The shooting happened shortly after 14:00 local time (19:00 GMT) at Richneck Elementary School in the city of Newport News, Chief Steve Drew said. It is unclear how the child obtained the gun, but Mr Drew said the incident was not "an accidental shooting".

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Uncovering the men behind the 135-year-old message in a bottle

The men who left a message in a bottle under floorboards in an Edinburgh house were joiners who helped build the Victorian property - and had 11 children between them.

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Minimal Surfaces—The Shapes That Help Us Understand Black Holes

In this video I talk about minimal surfaces and how you can do your own experiment to prove if something is a minimal surface. I talk about why minimal surfaces are important in math and physics and show you some neat experiments to make several minimal surfaces at home The STL file for these eggs:

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Is The "Fizz-Keeper" a Scam?

Is The "Fizz-Keeper" a Scam? I do some tests and talk about the science and the dangers of pressurizing your soda with air. Documents describing the Fizz-keeper science in more detail: https://sci-hub.se/https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed076p208 https://sci-hub.se/https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf

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Márcio Freire: 'Mad Dogs' legendary surfer killed in Portugal's giant waves

Brazilian surfing legend Márcio Freire has died while surfing the huge waves in Nazaré off the coast of Portugal. The 47-year-old fell while practising on Thursday.

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UK plan for national mRNA cancer-vaccine advance

The UK is embarking on an ambitious plan to accelerate research into mRNA cancer vaccines, with German pharmaceutical company BioNTech. Following the success of Covid vaccines using the same messenger-ribonucleic-acid technology, scientists now want to conduct more trials in cancer patients.

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Flying boats and other tech for cleaner shipping

The Pioneer of Belfast glides above the water, quiet and smooth, leaving little wake behind it. The Pioneer, developed by Artemis Technologies, is the world's first electric foiling workboat to be brought to market.

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Why not all comfort food is the same

Instant ramen, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese – if someone asks you to name your comfort foods, you probably don't have to think twice. The phrase, which has been drifting around the food lexicon for decades, seems to evoke indulgences, familiar flavours, and solace in times of sadness.

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Damar Hamlin: How anti-vaxxers exploited player's collapse

Online activists used the on-field collapse of American football star Damar Hamlin to spread anti-vaccination messages starting just minutes after Monday night's incident.

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Microsites in Drupal

Microsites can be a useful tool. If you need sections of your website to look different from the main theme, or you have an initiative that needs greater emphasis, or you want a content team to have more control over a specific group of content, then implementing microsites can be a good solution.

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Anglican Church and UK condemn desecration of Jerusalem graves

The Anglican Church and United Kingdom have expressed "dismay" at an attack on a historic cemetery close to Jerusalem's walled Old City. More than 30 graves at the Protestant Cemetery on Mount Zion were desecrated on Sunday. Crosses were broken and headstones toppled and smashed.

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Romeo and Juliet: Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting sue over 1968 film's 'sexual abuse'

The stars of the Oscar-winning 1968 film Romeo and Juliet are suing Paramount Pictures for sexual abuse over a nude scene they appeared in. Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey were teenagers when they made the movie.

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The Peak of the Balkans Trail: Europe's last true wilderness

Hiking through the green valleys and wildflower-strewn meadows under blazing sunshine, with the gunmetal-grey Albanian Alps towering overhead, I was struck by the utter remoteness of this landscape. Unlike Europe's more famous alpine resorts, there were no hotels or ski lifts in sight.

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Snow shortage threatens Alps with wet winter season

They have been holding their breath in the Swiss resort of Adelboden, as New Year temperatures in Switzerland hit a record 20C - the highest ever north of the Alps in January. Many wondered if next weekend's ski World Cup would go ahead, as the usual snowy slopes were mud and grass.

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The people who live in multiple timelines

It wasn't until the third time I turned 40 that I began to get suspicious. The first time I'd been a bit preoccupied and unprepared for the existential baggage of a milestone birthday – particularly since I thought I was only 38. I turned 40 again a few months later.

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Elephants: Covid and ethics reshape Thailand's tourism industry

As he ambles in for his annual health check, Kwanmueang's size takes your breath away. Nearly three metres high at the shoulder, weighing at least four tonnes, and with spectacular tusks that curve together until they almost touch, the 18-year-old Thai bull elephant is an imposing sight.

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Ferrofluid Could Be The Future of Space Propulsion

I show you how ferrofluid could be used as a a propulsion device for small spacecrafts in the future using a combination of magnetic and electric fields to create micro jets of ferrofluid. Shop the Action Lab Science Gear here: https://theactionlab.com/ Checkout my experiment book: https://amzn.to

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Dubai scraps 30% alcohol tax and licence fee in apparent bid to boost tourism

Dubai has scrapped its 30% alcohol tax in an apparent bid to boost tourism. It will also stop charging for personal alcohol licences - something residents who want to drink at home must have.

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The Ghanaian giant reported to be the world’s tallest man

When I heard rumours of a new contender for the world's tallest man in northern Ghana, I set out to find out if it was true. The only problem? Measuring him.

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New York approves composting of human bodies

New York has become the latest US state to allow so-called human composting. Also known as "natural organic reduction", the practice sees a body decompose over several weeks after being shut in a container.

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Czechoslovakia: Czechs and Slovaks mark 30 years since Velvet Divorce

31 December marked the 30th anniversary of the break-up of Czechoslovakia; one of the few cases in history when a state has been divided up without a single life being lost.

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Marathon man Gary McKee hits £1m goal after 365th run of 2022

Gary McKee, from Cleator Moor, in Cumbria, began his challenge on 1 January, with donations to be shared between Macmillan Cancer Support and West Cumbria Hospice at Home. The father-of-three often ran his 26.2-mile (42km) route before starting work at the Sellafield nuclear site.

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Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95

Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at his Vatican residence, aged 95, almost a decade after he stood down because of ailing health. He led the Catholic Church for less than eight years until, in 2013, he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.

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Trump's tax returns reveal president's foreign bank accounts

Newly released tax returns for former President Donald Trump have shed light on his business losses, complicated tax set-ups and tax payments during his White House years. However, they are unlikely to have a major political impact as he eyes another presidential run, experts say.

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Hershey sued in US over metal in dark chocolate claim

Chocolate manufacturer Hershey has been sued in the US over claims the firm is selling products containing harmful levels of metal. The lawsuit brought by Christopher Lazazzaro alleges the firm misled consumers by failing to disclose the quantities of lead and cadmium in three dark chocolate bars.

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All solar system's planets visible in night sky

There will be a chance to see all the planets in the solar system in the night sky on Thursday. Five should be visible with the naked eye, while the two furthest away, Uranus and Neptune, will be better viewed with binoculars.

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Doncaster surgery sends cancer text instead of festive message

Askern Medical Practice sent the message to people registered with the Doncaster surgery on 23 December. Carl Chegwin, whose mother also received the text, said he was left upset by the out-of-the-blue message which "was enough to break someone".

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Alojz Krupitzer

Alojz Krupitzer (* 30. december 1910, Vrútky - † 7. apríl 1983, Kežmarok) bol československý horolezec, horský vodca, záchranár, inštruktor lyžovania, tatranský chatár a amatérsky maliar. Alojz je známy hlavne ako prvý chatár na Chate pod Rysmi a na Kežmarskej chate.

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South Korea lifts ban on import of adult sex dolls

South Korean officials have lifted an import ban on adult-sized sex dolls. The decision comes after years of debate over whether the government was interfering in people's private lives.

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The truth about 'medbeds' - a miracle cure that doesn't exist

Strange corners of the internet are awash with chatter about miracle devices that can cure nearly any ailment you can think of using the power of mystical energy. Some companies charge thousands for these "medbeds" - but their claims are far from proven.

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Magnetic Vibrations 100% Intense Satisfaction | Magnet Tricks & Magnetic Games

New magnetic vibrations and new satisfaction for you. Below are the links of some magnets used in this video, from supermagnete.com Disks s-04-04-n https://sumag.net/s-04-04-n-x01 s-05-05-n https://sumag.net/s-05-05-n-x02 s-12-06-n http://sumag.net/s-12-06-

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James Webb telescope: Amazing images show the Universe as never before

It was the $10bn gift to the world. A machine that would show us our place in the Universe. The James Webb Space Telescope was launched exactly a year ago, on Christmas Day. It had taken three decades to plan, design and build.

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WE DID NUCLEAR FUSION

We did nuclear fusion. In Simone’s workshop. Thanks to Uber Reserve for sponsoring a portion of this video! Get your ride right with Uber Reserve: https://ocie.app.link/t61anBZB09 Disclaimer: This build was supervised by experts at Helion. Do not try this at home. I still can’t believe this vi

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Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from working for NGOs

Women's freedoms have been further curtailed in Afghanistan, after the Taliban barred them from working for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Islamist rulers said female NGO employees had been breaking Sharia law by failing to wear the hijab.

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Russia may send empty Soyuz to bring ISS crew home

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Russia's space agency says it is considering sending an empty spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) to bring home three crew members ahead of schedule, after their Soyuz capsule started leaking.

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US man uses 'intuition' to win lottery six times

He played the lottery, like he had been doing for over 20 years. His intuition told him: don't just buy one ticket, buy six. And don't just use any numbers, use the exact same numbers on each ticket.

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Geosynchronous Orbits are WEIRD

Go to https://givewell.org/minutephysics to have your first donation matched up to $100! This video is about the physics of geosynchronous and geostationary orbits, why they exist, when they don't, when they're useful for communication/satellite TV, etc. REFERENCES Fraction of a sphere that's vis

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Wagner Group: Putin's not-so-secret army in Ukraine

Fighters from Russia's mercenary Wagner Group have ballooned from 1,000 to nearly 20,000 in Ukraine, British government officials say, a sign of Russia's growing reliance on the military contractor in support of its invasion.

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Statue of Henrietta Lacks to replace Robert E Lee

BBC News, WashingtonA black American woman - whose cells were taken without consent 70 years ago and have helped save millions of lives - will get a statue at a spot that once hosted a monument to Confederate General Robert E Lee.

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Does The Weight Increase When You Levitate a Superconductor on a Scale?

In this video I take your suggestions and questions about type 2 superconductors and do experiments to answer them. First I put the superconductor in a vacuum chamber to see if it will last forever with no air and no friction. Then I see if the weight increases when you levitate a superconductor on

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The British Sign Language project stretching back 2,000 years

Sign language has experienced a surge of interest in the past couple of years. Deaf actress Rose Ayling-Ellis wowed on Strictly Come Dancing last year - and the film Coda, about a teenager who is the only hearing member of a deaf family, won best picture at the 2022 Oscars.

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How Long Will Newton's Cradle Move in a Vacuum? How Newton's Cradle Really Works

Get your Action Lab Box Now! https://www.theactionlab.com/ In this video I talk about how a Newton's cradle works and a piece of the explanation that is usually left out. Then I put the Newton's Cradle in the vacuum chamber to test if there is any difference between the cradle in air and a vacuum.

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Ancient South Australia cave art destroyed by vandals

Vandals have destroyed sacred artwork in South Australia thought to be about 30,000 years old. The Nullarbor Plain art, which are designs carved into the chalk limestone walls of the Koonalda Cave, has special significance for the region's Aboriginal Mirning people.

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Elon Musk to quit as Twitter CEO when replacement found

Elon Musk has said he will resign as Twitter's chief executive officer when he finds someone "foolish enough to take the job". The billionaire had promised to abide by the result of a Twitter poll which saw 57.5% of users vote "yes" to him quitting the role.

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US pastor robbed on livestream faces fraud and extortion charges

Lamor Whitehead had watches, diamonds and emeralds taken from him in July. Now he has been charged with a raft of crimes, court documents say.

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Afghanistan: Taliban closes universities to women

The Taliban have announced the closure of universities for women in Afghanistan, according to a letter by the higher education minister. The minister says the move is until further notice. It is expected to take effect immediately.

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Perseverance: Nasa Mars rover to lay down rocks for Earth return

The American space agency's Mars rover Perseverance will this week begin dropping samples of rock on to the surface of the Red Planet. The materials have been packaged in small titanium tubes with the expectation they can be picked up by a future mission and brought home.

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Why Emily St John Mandel asked for help getting divorced on Wikipedia

It is rare for artists to want to talk about their love life in interviews. But Emily St John Mandel, the best-selling author of Station Eleven, The Glass Hotel and this year's The Sea of Tranquility, is insisting on it.

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Is It Possible To Completely Fill a Klein Bottle?

I show you a trick to fill a klein bottle and talk about why it has no volume Shop the Action Lab Science Gear here: https://theactionlab.com/ Checkout my experiment book: https://amzn.to/2Wf07x1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/theactionlabman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theactionlabofficial

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Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One | The Biggest Stunt in Cinema History (Tom Cruise)

Watch an extended behind the scenes look at the biggest stunt in cinema history. #MissionImpossible- Dead Reckoning is in theatres July 2023. Connect with #MissionImpossible Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missionimpossible/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/missionfilm/ Facebook: https://www.f

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Netherlands slavery: Saying sorry leaves Dutch divided

The Netherlands is expected to apologise for slavery, with a speech on Monday by the prime minister and ministerial visits to the Caribbean and Suriname.

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How the UAE got a spacecraft to Mars – on the first try

On 19 July 2020, a few months into a global pandemic that had paralysed the world, a rocket shot into the sky from the Japanese space launch site on its southerly island of Tanegashima. Aboard was a small spacecraft, a little over 2m (6.5ft) wide and weighing about as much as a Ford Focus car.

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COP15: Nations reach 'historic' deal to protect nature

Nations have agreed to protect a third of the planet for nature by 2030 in a landmark deal aimed at safeguarding biodiversity. There will also be targets for protecting vital ecosystems such as rainforests and wetlands and the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Salang tunnel: 19 killed, dozens injured in fire

At least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire inside a road tunnel in Afghanistan, local officials say. An oil tanker overturned and caught fire in the Salang Tunnel - which links the capital Kabul to the northern provinces - on Saturday evening.

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Steven Spielberg regrets decimation of shark population after Jaws

Director Steven Spielberg has said he "truly regrets" the decimation of the shark population following the success of the Oscar-winning film Jaws. He told BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs he fears sharks are "mad" at him for "the feeding frenzy of crazy sword fishermen that happened after 1975".

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Why is Elon Musk spending his time on Twitter, not on the mission to Mars?

Technology editorI have been watching Elon Musk for a number of years - and more closely than ever in recent months, since he decided, seemingly on a whim, to buy the social network Twitter.

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Christian nationalists: Wanting to put God into US government

New battle lines are being drawn in the US by a right-wing Christian movement set on what it sees as its divine mission - to spread its beliefs and messages using political power. So what is Christian nationalism and why is it flourishing now?

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Berlin's giant AquaDom hotel aquarium containing 1,500 fish explodes

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsA giant aquarium containing a million litres of water in the lobby of the Radisson Blu in Berlin has burst, flooding the hotel and nearby streets.The "AquaDom" - home to 1,500 fish - is 15.

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Former US President Donald Trump launches $99 NFT collection

Former US President Donald Trump has launched a collection of digital trading cards depicting him in various guises including a superhero, astronaut and Nascar driver. Mr Trump said the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) contained "amazing ART of my Life & Career".

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Thousands of unedited government JFK assassination files released

The White House has ordered the release of documents on the murder of US President John F Kennedy, but said some files will stay sealed. Some 12,879 documents were posted online on Thursday after President Joe Biden issued an executive order authorising their disclosure.

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I went to space and discovered an enormous lie | Ron Garan

What astronaut Ron Garan saw in space changed his life forever – here’s what it taught him. Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQECJukTDE2i6aCoMnS-Vg?sub_confirmation=1 Up next, Neil deGrasse Tyson: 3 mind-blowing space facts ► https://youtu.be/dXOLJOnLKD

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Does Glass Break Faster than a Bullet?

Gav and Dan decide to have a race between two things that happen instantly to the human eyeball. Both contestants make it to the finish line in one frame of a normal camera, thankfully the high speed cameras are paying attention. Second channel petabyte vid - https://youtu.be/JHVSoJDZ06U

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Australia: Scientists find clitorises on female snakes

Scientists have discovered that snakes do have clitorises, shattering a long-held assumption that the females didn't have a sexual organ. Research published Wednesday provides the first proper anatomical descriptions of female snake genitalia.

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Age of consent: Why is consensual teen sex a crime in India?

But as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act criminalises all sexual activity by children under 18, many adolescent boys in consenting relationships are finding themselves on the wrong side of law.

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The Ultraviolet Catastrophe Experiment

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World's oldest known jeans found in 1857 shipwreck sell for $114,000

Image source, Holabird Western Americana CollectionsA pair of men's work pants that auction officials believe could be the world's oldest pair of jeans have sold for $114,000 (£92,010). The white pants were found in a sunken trunk in a shipwreck in 1857 near the coast of North Carolina.

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Elon Musk no longer world's richest man

Elon Musk is no longer the world's richest man after a sharp drop in the value of his shares in electric car company Tesla this year. According to both Forbes and Bloomberg, Mr Musk has been overtaken at the top spot by Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of luxury goods group LVMH.

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New Zealand passes legislation banning cigarettes for future generations

New Zealand will phase in a near-total tobacco ban from next year. Legislation passed by parliament on Tuesday means that anyone born after 2008 will never be able to buy cigarettes or tobacco products.

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Gene-edited hens may end cull of billions of chicks

Israeli researchers say they have developed gene-edited hens that lay eggs from which only female chicks hatch. The breakthrough could prevent the slaughter of billions of male chickens each year, which are culled because they don't lay eggs.

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Former seat of Confederacy takes down last monument

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsThe city of Richmond, Virginia, former seat of the pro-slaveowning Confederacy, has removed its last statue honouring rebels from the American Civil War.

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From Yale e360

Pity the tiny band of lynx in the Polish half of Europe's most ancient forest. In June, their home, the Białowieża Forest, was cut in half when the Polish government completed construction of a wall on its border with Belarus.

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How To Terraform Mars - WITH LASERS

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K-pop: The rise of the virtual girl bands

Since releasing their debut single I'm Real in 2021, K-pop girl group Eternity have racked up millions of views online. They sing, dance and interact with their fans just like any other band.

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The Biggest Possible Black Hole - Sixty Symbols

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Base editing: Revolutionary therapy clears girl's incurable cancer

Health and science correspondentA teenage girl's incurable cancer has been cleared from her body in the first use of a revolutionary new type of medicine. All other treatments for Alyssa's leukaemia had failed.

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How To See Black Holes By Catching Neutrinos

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Why Are Quasiparticles So Spectacularly WEIRD?

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SpaceX moon flight to include DJ, YouTuber and K-pop rapper

Image source, SpaceXA commercial DJ, K-pop rapper, and a space YouTuber are to go on a trip around the Moon, after they were picked by a Japanese billionaire for a private SpaceX flight.Businessman Yusaku Maezawa revealed his crew on Friday after a global search for creative individuals last year.

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Children stopped sleeping and eating to play Fornite - lawsuit

A Canadian judge has approved a class-action lawsuit brought by three parents who say their children became addicted to video game Fortnite.The plaintiffs say their children would forgo sleeping, eating and showering because they were hooked on the game.

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Sri Lanka's most beautiful train journey

I was woken by the long, forlorn sound of the siren. The brakes hissed and screeched as our train chugged up the hill and pulled into Radella, a station along one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world: the Colombo to Badulla railway.

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EuroMillions jackpot: Syndicate of 165 Belgians wins €143m

The residents from Olmen, in the Antwerp province, paid equally into a pot to buy tickets at their local newsagent. Each of them won about €868,000 (£748,000), according to the Belgian National Lottery.

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Elon Musk turns Twitter into 'hotel' for staff

The BBC has been given photos of Twitter office space that has been converted into bedrooms, which San Francisco authorities are probing as a possible building code violation. One image shows a room with a double bed, including a wardrobe and slippers.

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Should countries try to do everything themselves?

Would it be better if a country simply produced everything it needed within its own borders rather than importing things from abroad? Would that make the country more secure, perhaps richer?

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Putin: Nuclear risk is rising, but we are not mad

Vladimir Putin has said the threat of a nuclear war was rising, but insisted Russia had not "gone mad" and would not use its nuclear weapons first. The Russian president insisted that his country would only use weapons of mass destruction in response to an attack.

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Oldest DNA reveals two-million-year-old lost world

The most ancient DNA ever sequenced reveals what the Arctic looked like two million years ago when it was warmer. Today the area in North Greenland is a polar desert, but the genetic material, extracted from soil, has uncovered a rich array of plants and animals.

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Samuel Bateman: Polygamous cult leader had 20 wives, FBI says

Samuel Rappylee Bateman claimed it was God's will for him to engage in sexual acts with his wives, the FBI said.

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Reichsbürger: German 'crackpot' movement turns radical and dangerous

The Reichsbürger were, for years, a source of national derision, dismissed as crackpots. But they're increasingly a source of concern for the security services who say they're becoming more radical and more dangerous.

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Spain: 'Migrants' flee plane after emergency Barcelona landing

Image source, Getty ImagesBBC NewsA group of 28 people have escaped from a plane after it made an emergency landing in Barcelona's El Prat airport in Spain, officials say.The emergency was caused by a pregnant woman on board the Morocco-Turkey flight faking labour, they added.

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New chatbot has everyone talking to it

ChatGPT was publicly released on Wednesday by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research firm whose founders included Elon Musk. But the company warns it can produce problematic answers and exhibit biased behaviour.

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Trump Organization found guilty of tax crimes after New York trial

Former US President Donald Trump's family real estate company has been found guilty of tax crimes. The Trump Organization was convicted on all counts on Tuesday after two days of jury deliberations in New York.

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The Most Brutal Ant: The Slaver Ant Polyergus

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Indonesia passes criminal code banning sex outside marriage

Indonesia's parliament has approved a new criminal code that bans anyone in the country from having extramarital sex and restricts political freedoms. Sex outside marriage will carry a jail term of up to a year under the new laws, which take effect in three years.

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Why Do Spinning Liquids Make Great Telescopes?

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Uncertainty over Iran’s morality police after official's 'disbanded' remarks

There is uncertainty over the status of Iran's morality police, which enforces its dress code, after a senior official suggested that it had been disbanded.

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South African worshippers swept away in Jukskei river flash flood

Two people have died in South Africa and 15 others are missing after a flash flood in a river swept away worshippers taking part in a church ceremony. Some of the more than 30 congregants were standing on rocks in the river on Saturday when a torrent of water surged through, an eyewitness said.

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Bright-eyed tree frog wins ecology photo prize

Image source, Roberto Garcia Roa /British Ecological SocietyA striking portrait of a Helena's tree frog peering through the night has won the British Ecological Society's annual photography competition.

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Indonesia set to punish sex before marriage with jail time

Indonesia's parliament is expected to pass a new criminal law this month that will punish sex outside marriage with imprisonment of up to a year. Bambang Wuryanto, a politician involved in the draft, said the code could be passed as early as next week.

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Explaining the SECRET of Penrose Patterns

The first 200 people to https://brilliant.org/minutephysics get 20% off an annual premium subscription to Brilliant. Thanks to Brilliant for their support. This video is about a better way to understand Penrose tilings (the famous tilings invented by Roger Penrose that never repeat themselves but s

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The polar dinosaurs revealing ancient secrets

It was the middle of winter under a moody Alaskan sky. On one side stretched the flat expanse of the Colville River. On the other, a soaring cliff face of frozen pewter-grey rock, backing onto hundreds of miles of desolate tundra.

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San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots'

San Francisco's ruling Board of Supervisors has voted to let the city's police use robots that can kill. The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.

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Twitter ends Covid-misinformation policy, under Musk

Twitter says it has stopped enforcing its policy on misleading information about coronavirus. According to the company's website, it stopped taking action against tweets breaching its Covid rules, on Wednesday, 23 November.

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Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

The first drug to slow the destruction of the brain in Alzheimer's has been heralded as momentous. The research breakthrough ends decades of failure and shows a new era of drugs to treat Alzheimer's - the most common form of dementia - is possible.

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Somalia meteorite: Joy as scientists find two new elements

Image source, Supplied to University of AlbertaBBC NewsA huge meteorite that fell to Earth contains two minerals never seen before on our planet, scientists say.Canadian researchers said the rock was found in rural Somalia two years ago, but locals believe it is much older.

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Missing daughter reunited with family after 51 years

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News, WashingtonA DNA test has reunited a Texas woman with her long-lost family and ended a mystery that lasted over 50 years.

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Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder

Three stowaways have been found sat on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say. They were taken to hospital at the tanker's destination in Gran Canaria and treated for moderate dehydration.

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Artemis: Nasa's Orion capsule breaks distance record

The US space agency's Orion capsule has reached a key milestone on its demonstration mission around the Moon. On Monday, it moved some 430,000km (267,000 miles) beyond the Earth - the furthest any spacecraft designed to carry humans has travelled.

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‘Publishing is not a crime’: media groups urge US to drop Julian Assange charges

The US government must drop its prosecution of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange because it is undermining press freedom, according to the media organisations that first helped him publish leaked diplomatic cables.

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The Kenyans lured to become unwitting 'love' fraudsters

In our series of letters from African journalists, Waihiga Mwaura from Kenya's Citizen TV looks at how Kenyans are being scammed by trafficking cartels posing as job recruitment agents. If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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Loab is showing us the unimaginable future of artificial intelligence

Meet Loab. Loab was created entirely by artificial intelligence.

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Australia: Python bites and drags five-year-old into pool

Image source, 3AW/Ben BlakeBBC News, SydneyA five-year-old Australian boy has survived being bitten, constricted and dragged into a swimming pool by a python about three times his size.

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What Does a Giant Monster Neodymium Magnet do to a Mouse?

Checkout Brilliant here! https://brilliant.org/TheActionLab/ In this video I show you what happens when you bring a giant neodymium magnet near mice! I also show you what happens when you bring your hand in between metal and the magnet! And then I show you an awesome coin staking trick! I got my ma

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Drugs: India police say rats ate 200kg of seized cannabis

Police in India have blamed rats for destroying nearly 200kg (440lbs) of cannabis seized from pedlars and kept in police stations. "Rats are tiny animals and they have no fear of the police. It's difficult to protect the drug from them," a court in Uttar Pradesh state has said.

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Gold coin proves 'fake' Roman emperor was real

An ancient gold coin proves that a third century Roman emperor written out of history as a fictional character really did exist, scientists say. The coin bearing the name of Sponsian and his portrait was found more than 300 years ago in Transylvania, once a far-flung outpost of the Roman empire.

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Afghanistan: 'I drug my hungry children to help them sleep'

Afghans are giving their hungry children medicines to sedate them - others have sold their daughters and organs to survive. In the second winter since the Taliban took over and foreign funds were frozen, millions are a step away from famine. "Our children keep crying, and they don't sleep.

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Three women among dozen publicly flogged in Afghanistan - Taliban official

Twelve people, including three women, have been flogged in front of thousands of onlookers at a football stadium in Afghanistan. The group were guilty of "moral crimes" including adultery, robbery and gay sex, a Taliban official told the BBC.

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Gold coins worth €1.6m stolen in nine-minute heist from German museum

Thieves have stolen a hoard of Celtic gold coins worth about €1.6m (£1.4m) from a museum in Germany. Hundreds of coins were taken from the museum in Manching, Bavaria, in the middle of the night in a nine-minute raid, police said.

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Russia re-launches car-making at former Renault factory

Manufacturing has resumed at the former Renault factory in Russia, which shut after the invasion of Ukraine and was later taken over by the government. Truck-maker Kamaz said the first cars would go on sale next month.

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What If a Supernova Hits Earth?

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Superbug fight 'needs farmers to reduce antibiotic use'

Health and animal welfare campaigners concerned about the spread of superbugs in humans are calling for a ban on the overuse of antibiotics in farm animals. They say routinely using antibiotics in livestock can lead to bacteria becoming resistant and such 'superbugs' could spread to humans.

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ESA mulls Solaris plan to beam solar energy from space

Space chiefs are to investigate whether electricity could be beamed wirelessly from space into millions of homes. The European Space Agency will this week likely approve a three-year study to see if having huge solar farms in space could work and be cost effective.

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Canada: Why the country wants to bring in 1.5m immigrants by 2025

Canada is betting big on immigration to fill the gap in its economy left by aging Baby Boomers leaving the workforce - but not everyone is on board with bringing in so many people from abroad.

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T. rex auction cancelled after skeleton doubts raised

Image source, EPABBC NewsA T. rex skeleton which was expected to fetch up to $25m (£21m) at auction has been withdrawn after doubts were raised over where parts of it had come from.

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Nasa's Artemis spacecraft arrives at the Moon

Nasa's Artemis spacecraft has arrived at the Moon. The Orion capsule swept 130km (80 miles) above the lunar surface, and it will now begin to enter a larger orbit.

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Sydney school students injured after science experiment goes wrong

Multiple students in a primary school in the Australian city of Sydney have been injured after a classroom science experiment went wrong. Reports say at least one student was rushed via ambulance to a hospital with serious burns. Others are believed to have suffered superficial burns.

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Titanic: Badge given to Norfolk maid before sinking to be auctioned

Image source, Henry Aldridge & SonA badge given by a steward to a close female friend aboard the Titanic in "a real life Jack and Rose" shortly before the ship sank is expected to fetch up to £60,000 at auction.

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Titanic watch sells for £98,000 at auction

Oscar Scott Woody's watch is frozen at the time he went into the cold North Atlantic when the ship sank on 14 April, 1912. It was recovered from the ocean and returned to his wife Leila the following month.

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Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has said Donald Trump's account has been reinstated after running a poll in which users narrowly backed the move. But the former US president may not return to the platform, earlier saying: "I don't see any reason for it".

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Artemis: Nasa expects humans to live on Moon this decade

Humans could stay on the Moon for lengthy periods during this decade, a Nasa official has told the BBC. Howard Hu, who leads the Orion lunar spacecraft programme for the agency, said habitats would be needed to support scientific missions.

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Mohammed bin Salman: Saudi leader given US immunity over Khashoggi killing

The US has determined that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has immunity from a lawsuit over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Mr Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the government in Riyadh, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018.

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Adnan Oktar: TV cult preacher jailed for 8,658 years in Turkey

Image source, Getty ImagesA court in Turkey has sentenced a televangelist, who surrounded himself with young women he referred to as his "kittens", to 8,658 years in prison.Adnan Oktar, who has been described as a cult leader, was convicted of sexual assault and abuse of minors.

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Winchcombe meteorite bolsters Earth water theory

By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosA meteorite that crashed on the Gloucestershire town of Winchcombe last year contained water that was a near-perfect match for that on Earth.

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Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor

An astronomer from Oxfordshire has been locked out of her Twitter account since August 2022, when she shared a video of a meteor which was flagged by the site's automated moderation tools.

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Could the Universe End by Tearing Apart Every Atom?

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Nasa's Artemis Moon rocket lifts off Earth

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC Science CorrespondentThe American space agency Nasa has launched its most powerful ever rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The 100m-tall Artemis vehicle climbed skyward in a stupendous mix of light and sound.

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Artemis I: A giant rocket to set new space records

After an absence of 50 years, Nasa is returning to the Moon. This time the programme is named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of Sun god Apollo.

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Leprosy: Ancient disease able to regenerate organs

Leprosy bacteria may hold the secret to safely repairing and regenerating the body, researchers at the University of Edinburgh say. Animal experiments have uncovered the bacteria's remarkable ability to almost double the size of livers by stimulating healthy growth.

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Ukraine war: Poland reportedly hit amid heavy Russian strikes

Missiles have landed in Poland near its border with Ukraine, killing two people, reports say. The reports came after Russia launched a wave of attacks across Ukraine, but it is not yet clear what has happened.

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Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement

Google will pay $391.5m (£330m) to settle allegations about how it collects data from users. The technology giant tracked the location of users who opted out of location services on their devices, 40 US states said.

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How humanity created 'sky puppies'

In a factory in Japan, a million farm animals are being carefully tended. Just a few days before, they twisted themselves out of their sand-like eggs and into the wide world. Now they're minuscule walnut-brown caterpillars – mere commas on the neatly folded sheets of white fabric they inhabit.

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As the 8 billionth child is born, who were 5th, 6th and 7th?

The UN says the world's population has hit eight billion, just 11 years after passing the seven-billion milestone. After a big surge in the middle of the 20th Century, population growth is already slowing down.

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Pakistan's lost city of 40,000 people

A slight breeze cut through the balmy heat as I surveyed the ancient city around me. Millions of red bricks formed walkways and wells, with entire neighbourhoods sprawled out in a grid-like fashion.

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Harvard negotiator explains how to argue | Dan Shapiro

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Zimbabwe's dilemma over deadly elephant attacks

Tinashe Farawo had the grim task of delivering the mutilated body of a 30-year-old farmer who had been trampled to death by an elephant in northern Zimbabwe to his distraught family.

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Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects

Birdsong, snowdrops, blossom and midge bites - these are not things you associate with November in the north of England. But these are just some of the milder side effects of a warming world.

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Air pollution: Uncovering the dirty secret behind BP’s bumper profits

Far removed from the world leaders making climate pledges at COP, are people like Ali Hussein Julood, a young leukaemia survivor living on an Iraqi oil field co-managed by BP.

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Life on Mars? Australian rocks may hold clues for Nasa rover

Rocks in the Australian Outback dating back 3.5 billion years may help scientists work out whether there has ever been life on Mars. Researchers studying the Australian rocks say only ancient microbes could have shaped them the way they are.

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Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search

In many places, searching the web is a gateway to a wider world of information, but in Russia, it is part of a system that helps trap people in an alternative reality.

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'Leap forward' in tailored cancer medicine

People with untreatable cancers have had their immune system redesigned to attack their own tumours. The experimental study involved only 16 patients, but has been called a "leap forward" and a "powerful" demonstration of the potential of such technology.

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Police officer killed in Brussels knife attack

Image source, T ThielemansImage caption, Brussels North railway station in BelgiumA police officer has been killed and another has been stabbed in a knife attack in Belgium's capital, Brussels, a judicial official said.

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Afghanistan: Taliban ban women from Kabul parks

The Taliban have banned women from visiting all parks in Kabul, excluding them still further from public life in Afghanistan. The group claims Islamic laws were not being followed at parks.

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Elon Musk foreign ties worth being looked at, Joe Biden says

US President Joe Biden says Elon Musk's relationships with foreign countries are "worthy of being looked at". Mr Biden was asked whether Mr Musk posed a national security threat and if Saudi Arabia helping him to buy Twitter should be investigated.

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Ancient Rome: Stunningly preserved bronze statues found in Italy

Italian archaeologists have unearthed 24 beautifully preserved bronze statues in Tuscany believed to date back to ancient Roman times.

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The doctors prescribing 'blue therapy'

Amidst the gentle rock of the sea, the breeze tickling their skin and the distant caw of seagulls, six people in lifejackets close their eyes for a "mindful check-in".

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Why Don't We Shoot Nuclear Waste Into Space?

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Energy crisis: How living in a cold home affects your health

On the coldest mornings, Mica Fifield doesn't need an alarm clock. The pain in her joints wakes her up. Her legs and knees hurt the most. Lying there, she knows that there are things to do around the house. But it's hard to get out of bed.

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Powerball: Lotto rises to $1.9bn world record prize with no jackpot winner

The US Powerball jackpot has climbed to a record $1.9bn (£1.7bn) ahead of Monday's draw after there was no winning ticket for Saturday's prize. The premier lottery game has had no winner in more than three months after 40 consecutive drawings.

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Why slave descendants want the Benin Bronzes to stay in US

In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at how descendants of slaves in the US have entered the tug of war over some of Africa's most famous artefacts that were stolen during the colonial era and ended up mainly in Western museums.

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Why there's more to being smart than intelligence

In the late 1920s, a young working-class boy nicknamed Ritty spent most of his time tinkering in his "laboratory" at his parents' home in Rockaway, New York.

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Lab-grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial

Blood that has been grown in a laboratory has been put into people in a world-first clinical trial, UK researchers say. Tiny amounts - equivalent to a couple of spoonfuls - are being tested to see how it performs inside the body.

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Kerala: Lottery winner's journey from delight to dread

This isn't the first time that Anoop B, from the southern Indian state of Kerala, has faced such a situation. Two months after hitting the jackpot in a government lottery, the 32-year-old says that his life has changed in ways he couldn't imagine.

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David Icke: Conspiracy theorist banned from Netherlands

Conspiracy theorist David Icke has been barred from entering the Netherlands, with officials saying he posed a risk to public order. Mr Icke rose to prominence promoting fringe theories in the 1990s and found a new audience with the Covid pandemic.

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The weird way language affects our sense of time and space

4th November 2022The languages we speak can have a surprising impact on the way we think about the world and even how we move through it.

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How a sand battery could transform clean energy

At the end of a winding, tree-lined country road in western Finland, four young engineers believe they have a possible answer to one of green energy's biggest challenges.

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US midterms: The conspiracy theorists running to control 2024 vote

A coalition of candidates who have falsely claimed the last US election was stolen is running for office - this time in a bid to control the 2024 vote in key swing states. The group's founders also have deep connections to another conspiracy theory, QAnon.

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Pakistan ex-Prime Minister Imran Khan shot and wounded at protest march

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Pakistan's former prime minister, Imran Khan, has been shot and wounded in the leg in an attack on his protest march in the eastern city of Wazirabad.

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Climate change: No glaciers on Kilimanjaro by 2050

Glaciers across the globe - including the last ones in Africa - will be unavoidably lost by 2050 due to climate change, the UN says in a report. Mount Kilimanjaro's last glaciers will vanish as will glaciers in the Alps and Yosemite National Park in the US.

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James Corden and Ricky Gervais: Can you steal a joke?

James Corden has admitted "inadvertently" using material by fellow comedian Ricky Gervais as part of a routine on The Late Late Show. During a monologue about Elon Musk's Twitter takeover he made a joke strikingly similar to one Gervais made in 2018 on his show Humanity.

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Should extraterrestrial life be granted 'sentient' rights?

According to many of our cultural touchstones, there’s only one thing for it if extraterrestrials ever take a cosmic detour to our planet: heavy artillery fire.

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The mysterious Viking runes found in a landlocked US state

Faith Rogers, an environmental-science intern and volunteer at the Heavener Runestone Park, led me down a cobblestone path toward one of the 55-acre woodland's biggest attractions – which is also one of the US' biggest historical mysteries.

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Piet Mondrian artwork displayed upside down for 75 years

An artwork by the abstract Dutch painter Piet Mondrian has been hanging upside down in various galleries for 75 years, an art historian has said. Despite the recent discovery, the work, entitled New York City I, will continue to be displayed the wrong way up to avoid it being damaged.

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Elon Musk takes control of Twitter in $44bn deal

The world's richest man, Elon Musk, has completed his $44bn (£38.1bn) takeover of Twitter, according to a filing with the US government. Mr Musk tweeted "the bird is freed" and later said "let the good times roll".

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Nasa space probes document big impacts on Mars

Space probes have witnessed a big impact crater being formed on Mars - the largest in the Solar System ever caught in the act of excavation. In more familiar terms, that's a crater roughly one-and-a-half times the size of London's Trafalgar Square.

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Nose-picking primates spark scientific quest

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC News Climate & ScienceIt is a biological mission that began with a chance encounter with a lemur that was picking its nose.

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Even nuns watch porn, Pope says, warning of risks

Pope Francis has warned priests and nuns about the dangers of watching pornography online, saying it "weakens the priestly heart". The Pope, 86, was responding to a question about how digital and social media should be best used, at a session in the Vatican.

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Indonesian woman's body found dead inside python, say reports

Jahrah, a rubber-tapper reportedly in her 50s, had made her way to work at a rubber plantation on Sunday morning. She was reported missing after failing to return that night, and search parties sent out to find her. A day later villagers found a python with what appeared to be a large stomach.

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How Fast Can a Tesla Turbine Spin?

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Salman Rushdie has lost sight in one eye, agent Andrew Wylie says

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Author Salman Rushdie has lost vision in one eye and the use of one hand following his stabbing in New York in August, his agent says.

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Philippines: Student 'anti-cheating' exam hats go viral

Images of students wearing so-called "anti-cheating hats" during college exams have gone viral on social media in the Philippines, sparking amusement. Students at one college in Legazpi City were asked to wear headgear that would prevent them peeking at others' papers.

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Chess cheating row: Hans Niemann sues accusers Magnus Carlsen and Chess.com for libel

US chess grandmaster Hans Niemann is suing rival player Magnus Carlsen for at least $100m after the Norwegian world champion accused him of cheating. In the latest move in a scandal that has rocked the chess world, Niemann is also suing website Chess.

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Black Death 700 years ago affects your health now

The devastation of the plague pandemic left such an incredible genetic mark on humanity that it's still affecting our health nearly 700 years later. Up to half of people died when the Black Death swept through Europe in the mid-1300s.

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Great Scottish Run: Anger over repeat of 150m course error

Runners have told BBC Scotland they are "gutted" after seeing their personal bests invalidated because the Great Scottish Run was 150m short – for the second time in six years. Organisers admitted there had been a major error in this year's 10km course at the event in Glasgow.

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What Happens if a Supervolcano Blows Up?

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Could solar-powered headphones be the next must-have?

If you are the type of person who is forever forgetting to charge your wireless headphones, help may finally be on hand. It comes as the first commercially available solar-powered headphones are now on sale.

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Bataireacht: The ancient Irish martial art making a comeback

In a gym in Ireland's County Leitrim, Bernard Leddy rocked back on his heels to measure up his target. Then his hips pivoted, his weight shifted forward, and he used a cudgel to deliver a thunderous blow to the jaw of a rubber sparring dummy.

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BioNTech: Could Covid vaccine technology crack cancer?

They are the husband and wife team behind one the most successful Covid vaccines, yet in the UK they are barely known. Professors Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci co-founded the German company BioNTech in 2008, exploring new technology involving messenger RNA (mRNA), to treat cancer.

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Freezing water expands. What if you don't let it?

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'Rare' Roman mosaic found in Rastan, Syria

The mosaic, measuring 20 x 6m (65.5 x 20ft), was found under a building in Rastan near Homs, which was held by rebels in the civil war until 2018. Showing mythical scenes including the Trojan and Amazon wars, it is said to be the rarest of its kind.

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Alex Jones told to pay $965m damages to Sandy Hook victims' families

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $965m (£869m) in damages after falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. The families of eight victims, and an FBI agent who responded to the attack, had sought at least $550m in the defamation trial in Connecticut.

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Lab-grown brain cells play video game Pong

Researchers have grown brain cells in a lab that have learned to play the 1970s tennis-like video game, Pong. They say their "mini-brain" can sense and respond to its environment.

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Elon Musk denies he spoke to Putin about Ukraine war

Elon Musk has denied reports he spoke to Vladimir Putin before posting a Twitter poll with his suggestions for ending Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Ian Bremmer, head of the Eurasia Group political risk consultancy, alleged that Mr Musk had personally told him about the conversation with Mr Putin.

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TikTok profits from livestreams of families begging

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC Global Disinformation Unit, BBC News Arabic and BBC Eye InvestigationsDisplaced families in Syrian camps are begging for donations on TikTok while the company takes up to 70% of the proceeds, a BBC investigation found.

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The Moorish invention that tamed Spain's mountains

In the warm air of an early-June morning, Jose Antonio Peña walks along a channel of gushing water in the Sierra Nevada of southern Spain. Traversing the rocky terrain and ducking beneath boughs of pine, he eventually reaches a grassy meadow on his left.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Frenzied bee ball wins top prize

It's a manic moment as male cactus bees envelop a single female. But who in this amorous scrum will emerge lucky and get to mate with her? This remarkable picture, captured by Karine Aigner, is the grand title winner in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

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Reacting To The Assassination of Robert Kennedy | The Dick Cavett Show

Dick Cavett and guests react and respond to Senator Kennedy's shooting and discuss America's violent reputation, a rise in gun violence and the Vietnam War. Date aired - 6/6/1968 - Robert Vaughn, Dr David Abrahamsen, Roy Wilkins #RobertKennedy #DickCavett For clip licensing opportunities please

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Arthur C. Clarke Does Not Believe In The Bermuda Triangle | The Dick Cavett Show

English science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke discusses his plans to watch the final Apollo flight to the Moon, Apollo 17, rumours about the Bermuda Triangle and the recent discovery of space pulsars, first believed to be signals from other intelligent lifeforms in space. Date aired - July 12, 19

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Mark Zuckerberg reveals new Quest Pro VR headset

Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a new VR headset, the Quest Pro, at an online event held for developers. With a price tag of $1,499 (£1,300), Quest Pro is almost four times the price of Meta's current headset, the Quest 2, which starts at $399.

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Nasa's Dart spacecraft 'changed path of asteroid'

The American space agency says its recent attempt to deflect the path of an asteroid was successful. Scientists have now confirmed the orbit of a 160m-wide (520ft) space rock known as Dimorphos was altered when the Dart probe struck it head on last month.

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Ashley Wadsworth murder: 'What were her last words - did she ask for us?'

For years, Jack Sepple and Ashley Wadsworth were modern-day pen pals who used the internet to bridge the 4,500-mile (7,242km) distance between them. But just months after 19-year-old Ashley decided to leave Canada to start a new life living with Sepple in the UK, he murdered her. What happened?

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Lucy Letby: Nurse denies baby murders at start of trial

Lucy Letby, 32, denied a total of 22 charges at the start of her trial at Manchester Crown Court. The counts related to five boys' and two girls' deaths and alleged incidents involving five boys and five girls at the Countess of Chester Hospital between June 2015 and June 2016.

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Elon Musk wades into China and Taiwan tensions

Beijing and Taipei have spoken out after Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said Taiwan should become a special administrative zone of China. The world's richest man said in a Financial Times interview he believed the two governments could reach a "reasonably palatable" arrangement.

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Boogie Nights: How Hollywood and porn shaped each other

It's my idea to make a film that the story just sucks them in… [so] they can't move until they find out how the story ends… It's my dream to make a film that is true and right and dramatic.

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John Simpson: Zelensky strikes all the right notes

It's always a temptation to see great wars as a clash between individuals - Napoleon against Wellington, Churchill against Hitler - but it's usually a mistake. There's vastly more going on in a war across continents than simply a duel between two people.

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Tesla's Optimus and the problem with humanoids

Fans of Tesla and Elon Musk were enthralled by the unveiling of Optimus, a prototype humanoid robot, in California last week. And while the fans hate any perceived criticism, Mr Musk himself has said Optimus is nowhere near market-ready.

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A new mission to see Titanic

Four-hundred miles from St Johns, Newfoundland, in the choppy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, a large industrial vessel swayed from side to side. Onboard, Stockton Rush expressed a vision for the future: The full story is airing this weekend on BBC World News' The Travel Show.

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Easter Island: Sacred statues damaged by wild fire

An unknown number of the stone-carved statues have been affected by the blaze, Chile's cultural heritage undersecretary said. Easter Island has nearly 1,000 of the megaliths, known as moai. They have oversized heads and generally stand about 4m (13ft) high.

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Africa's week in pictures: 30 September - 6 October 2022

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The controversy over an incredible archaeological discovery

It would be an irony that Shakespeare might have appreciated if a film revolving around a quest to clear the name of one Richard were to tarnish the name of another.

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What Happens When You Break a Vial of Radioactive Tritium?

In this video I break open some vials of tritium to see if it actually in creases the local radioactivity in the area around me. I use a Geiger counter to check for beta radiation. I also explain what beta decay is. Where I got the Chernobyl miniature: https://radiascan.com/chernobyl-bronze Watch

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Stem cell patch surgery to mend spina bifida in the womb

US doctors say they have successfully carried out surgery on babies in the womb to repair harmful spine defects using a special, therapeutic stem cell patch method.

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Space, the unseen frontier in the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has underlined the growing importance of space to armies on the ground. In an interview with the BBC, the head of the US Space Force, General Jay Raymond, describes it as the "first war where commercial space capabilities have really played a significant role".

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Matilda review: Film brings out Dahl's dark side

People often talk about the darkness in Roald Dahl's children's books – and it's true, he doesn't hold back on references to bullying, poverty, death, and the dangers of being addicted to chewing gum.

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Three scientists win Nobel for chemistry 'Lego'

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has gone to three scientists for their work on linking molecules together, known as "click" chemistry. Carolyn Bertozzi, Morten Meldal, and Barry Sharpless' work allows molecules to link together, like Lego pieces.

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Hans Niemann 'likely cheated' in more than 100 games, investigation finds

BBC News journalist and Fide Master chess playerA chess player at the centre of a cheating row gripping the game "likely" cheated in more than 100 games online, according to an investigation.

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Asteroid struck by Nasa probe leaves 10,000km trail

BBC NewsA new image shows that an asteroid which was deliberately struck by Nasa's Dart probe has left a trail of debris stretching thousands of kilometres. A telescope in Chile captured the remarkable image of a comet-like plume spreading behind the giant rock.

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Why does time go forwards, not backwards?

When Isaac Newton published his famous Principia in 1687, his three elegant laws of motion solved a lot of problems. Without them, we couldn't have landed people on the Moon 282 years later.

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Why short-sightedness is on the rise

In the late 1980s and 1990s, parents in Singapore began noticing a worrying change in their children. On the whole, people's lives in the small, tropical nation were improving hugely at the time. Access to education, in particular, was transforming a generation and opening the gates to prosperity.

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Stadels: The age-old barns that fed the Alps

Blackened by the sun, stilted pitched-roof barns seemingly floated above the flower-strewn meadows, framed by the Matterhorn, Switzerland's famed pyramidical peak.

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The unsettling power of existential dread

If you’ve even glanced at the headlines recently, you’ll probably have found yourself questioning the future of your very existence. On the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, we saw the international outbreaks of monkeypox.

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Let’s Travel to The Most Extreme Place in The Universe

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Physics Nobel rewards 'spooky science' of entanglement

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics rewards research into quantum mechanics - the science that describes nature at the smallest scales. The award goes to Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger.

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The world's highest ATM: Pakistan's mountaintop bank machine

We were headed to the highest-altitude cash machine in the world, located at the Khunjerab Pass border between China and Pakistan in Pakistan's northern Gilgit-Baltistan province. I wanted to show my children the stunning scenery our country has to offer. 

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Gold coins hidden in 7th Century found in wall

Archaeologists in Israel say 44 pure gold coins dating to the 7th Century have been found hidden in a wall at a nature reserve. Weighing about 170g, the hoard found at the Hermon Stream (Banias) site was hidden during the Muslim conquest of the area in 635, experts estimated.

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Nobel Prize goes to Svante Paabo for Neanderthal work

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to Sweden's Svante Paabo for his work on human evolution. The Prize committee said he achieved the seemingly impossible task of cracking the genetic code of one of our extinct relatives - Neanderthals.

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Drax: UK power station owner cuts down primary forests in Canada

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC PanoramaA company that has received billions of pounds in green energy subsidies from UK taxpayers is cutting down environmentally-important forests, a BBC Panorama investigation has found.

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After chess, cheating rows rock poker and fishing

First it was chess - now top-level US poker and match fishing have been dogged by their own claims of cheating. Meanwhile, two fishermen have been accused of stuffing their catches with lead weights in order to win a tournament held on Lake Erie, Ohio.

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Indonesia: At least 125 dead in football stadium crush

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.At least 125 people have died in a crush at an Indonesian football match that has become one of the world's worst stadium disasters.

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Is it Possible to Make Hypersonic sound? Ultrasonic Sound Lasers and Lenses

Get your Action Lab Box Now! https://www.theactionlab.com/ In this video I show how to make a sound lens with a balloon filled with CO2 due to sound refraction. Then I talk about the possibility of creating sound lasers with ultrasonic hypersonic sound that uses modulated ultrasound through air. Th

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The Fatal Physics of Falling Objects

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Check out Adam Savage's video: https://youtu.be/h_zytOcMwys A massive thanks to Adam Savage and the whole Tested Crew – es

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Lev Tahor: Jewish sect leaders arrested in Mexico jungle raid freed

Leaders of a Jewish sect arrested in a raid on its jungle base in Mexico last week on suspicion of human trafficking and sex crimes have been freed. Their lawyer said the pair, who are foreign citizens, were released on Thursday night for lack of evidence.

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Tesla boss Elon Musk presents humanoid robot Optimus

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has presented the latest prototype of a humanoid robot being developed by his Tesla electric car company. Optimus appeared on stage at a Silicon Valley event, where it waved to the audience and raised its knees.

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Messages reveal how Musk and Twitter boss fell out

Messages between Elon Musk and Twitter boss Parag Agrawal have been published in a court filing. They reveal how the pair's relationship, after a good start, went dramatically south.

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Inuit Greenlanders demand answers over Danish birth control scandal

Denmark and Greenland have formally agreed to launch a two-year investigation into historic birth control practices carried out for many years on Inuit Greenlanders by Danish doctors.

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'Shiny, sparkly object' in James Webb space image

Astronomers have made a sparkling discovery in what was the very first full-colour image released from the new super space telescope James Webb. The picture, presented to the world in July by US President Joe Biden, shows a fantastically deep view of the cosmos, billions of years into the past.

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What Russian annexation means for Ukraine's regions

How will Russia annex four regions that it has occupied, but only partially, when they are in the middle of a war zone?

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BP in oil field where 'cancer is like the flu'

Communities living close to oil fields, where gas is openly burned, are at elevated risk of leukaemia, a BBC News Arabic investigation has revealed. The UN told the BBC it considers these areas, in Iraq, to be "modern sacrifice zones" - where profit has been prioritised over human rights.

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The Barkhausen Effect Lets You Hear Magnetic Domains

Go to https://nordvpn.com/theactionlab to get a 2-year plan plus a bonus gift with a huge discount! I show you the Bakrkhausen effect in which you can hear magnetic domains shifting inside metal. My Youtube shorts channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA19mAJURyYHbJzhfpqhpCA Get Your Experime

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Nasa, SpaceX study Hubble telescope re-boost mission

Nasa and the SpaceX rocket company are to study the feasibility of running a private astronaut mission to extend the life of the Hubble telescope. The orbiting observatory, one of the greatest instruments in the history of science, is gradually losing altitude.

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How our eyes can change colour throughout our lives

The first pictures of the new-born baby that flashed up on our family chat showed a charming, surprised-looking face with wide, slate-grey eyes – similar in shape to his father's brown eyes, but closer in colour to his mother's green.

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Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts

Young non-smokers are being advised not to take up vaping. Researchers looked at the evidence and say while vaping is far safer than cigarettes, the long-term effects of vapes are still unknown.

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The surprising power of internet memes

To most of the world they are just amusing pictures of an adorable cartoon bunny sitting beside, or sometimes inexplicably amidst, a bowl of rice. But in China, where these images have been circulating on social media, they carry a deeper, and more serious meaning.

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Mexico's 1,500-year-old unknown pyramids

From a distance, the grey volcanic rock pyramids and their encircling stonewalls looked like something that Mother Nature had wrought herself.

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Why Is 1/137 One of the Greatest Unsolved Problems In Physics?

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Kuda Bux: Fire-walking for Fame and Fortune

Over the course of eight decades, Kuda Bux, a self-styled “Hindu mystic,” was a point of intersection for vaudeville, Roald Dahl, spiritualism, paranormal research, precursors to reality TV, the allure of the East, bad PR, brilliant PR, radio programs that needed a time delay, and yogic concentr

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Ilya Smirin: Chess commentator sacked for sexist comments during match

Ilya Smirin was broadcasting live during the ninth round of the Women's Grand Prix on Tuesday. The Israeli grandmaster admitted on air he had said chess is "maybe not for women" - and also seemingly praised a woman for playing like a man.

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Brazil election: ‘We'll vote for Bolsonaro because he is God’

In the first of two profiles of the leading candidates in the race to become Brazil's new president, Katy Watson asks if incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is - as his fans argue - a great leader, or someone who disdains democracy.

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Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann: Chess champion accuses opponent of cheating

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen has for the first time openly accused fellow player Hans Niemann of cheating. In a statement, he said he believed Mr Niemann had "cheated more — and more recently — than he has publicly admitted", though offered no evidence.

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Dimorphos: Nasa flies spacecraft into asteroid in direct hit

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosThe American space agency's Dart probe has smashed into an asteroid, destroying itself in the process.

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Edward Snowden granted Russian citizenship

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked extensive US intelligence surveillance operations, has been granted Russian citizenship. The decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

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Nasa spacecraft lining up to smash into an asteroid

In the coming hours, the American space agency will crash a probe into an asteroid. Nasa's Dart mission wants to see how difficult it would be to stop a sizeable space rock from hitting Earth.

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The Rosetta Stone: The real ancient codebreakers

Jean-François Champollion had been struggling over the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone for years when, one September afternoon in 1822, he believed he had finally cracked it.

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The ancient remains of Great Zimbabwe

Walking up to the towering walls of Great Zimbabwe was a humbling experience. The closer I got, the more they dwarfed me – and yet, there was something inviting about the archaeological site.

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Vincent Van Quickenborne: Four arrested in Belgian minister 'kidnap plot'

The suspect, a 21-year-old Dutch man, was detained by police in the Netherlands, according to the National Public Prosecutor's Office. Three other Dutch men were also arrested in Holland on Friday night.

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Eliud Kipchoge breaks his own marathon world record in Berlin

Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has broken his own men's marathon world record at Sunday's race in Berlin. The 37-year-old Kenyan crossed the line in a time of two hours, one minute and nine seconds, to beat his previous best by 30 seconds.

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Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann: The cheating row that's blowing up the chess world

When Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann sat down to play each other earlier this month in the third round of chess's Sinquefield Cup, few could have predicted the chaos that would unfold.

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How King Charles' diamonds reveal Earth's deep secrets

The package arrived in a plain cardboard box. It was simply addressed to S Neumann & Co – a mining sales agency in the centre of London – and weighed just over a pound (around 500g). But this was no ordinary cargo.

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Cancer-killing virus shows promise in patients

A new type of cancer therapy that uses a common virus to infect and destroy harmful cells is showing big promise in early human trials, say UK scientists. One patient's cancer vanished, while others saw their tumours shrink.

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Trump sued: Family inflated net worth by billions, says lawsuit

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Donald Trump and three of his children have been hit with a fraud lawsuit after a New York investigation into their family company - the Trump Organization.

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Carlsen v Niemann: the cheating row that is rocking chess – explained

Allegations of cheating – including wild speculation involving vibrating anal beads – have rocked chess to its core.

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Earliest evidence of opium use found in burial site in Israel

Evidence of the earliest use of the narcotic opium has been found in an ancient burial site in Israel. Traces were discovered by archaeologists in pottery vessels at the complex in Yehud, about 11km (7 miles) south-east of Tel Aviv.

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Perseverance: Nasa Mars rover collects 'amazing' rock samples

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.The US space agency's Perseverance rover is close to completing its first set of objectives on Mars.

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Century-old chocolate bars from Queen Victoria discovered in attic

Image source, EddisonsA box of 122-year-old chocolate bars, that were sent to troops fighting in the Boer War, has been discovered in an attic.The tin of Rowntree's chocolate, made in York in 1899, was found at a house in Immingham, Lincolnshire.

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Swedish moose crash-test dummy wins spoof Ig Nobel prize

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.An innovation to improve safety on the roads for Swedish drivers has won one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

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What's the right age to get a smartphone?

It is a very modern dilemma. Should you hand your child a smartphone, or keep them away from the devices as long as possible? As a parent, you'd be forgiven for thinking of a smartphone as a sort of Pandora's box with the ability to unleash all the world's evils on your child's wholesome life.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year: 'Once in a lifetime' picture of comet wins award

The image shows a piece of Comet Leonard's tail breaking off and being carried away by the solar wind. The comet made a brief appearance to Earth after being discovered in 2021, but has now left our Solar System.

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Could the Higgs Boson Lead Us to Dark Matter?

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Can certain foods suppress your appetite?

It's likely that your weekly shop is packed with packaging promising that the food inside will taste great, stay fresh and be good for you. You might also find some products telling you they'll fill you up for longer. But is it really possible for a food to suppress our appetites?

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Spain's ingenious fairy-tale houses

Deep in Spain's north-western corner, the windswept Ancares mountains are dotted with centuries-old houses that look straight out of a fairy tale – or the Asterix and Obelix comic-book series – but that are cleverly suited to the harsh realities of this remote region.

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Switching to renewable energy could save trillions - study

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive.

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"Art is dead Dude" - the rise of the AI artists stirs debate

Revolutions in art are nothing new, but this one, some think, may be terminal. Mr Allen is the winner of the Colorado State Art Fair's competition in the category of "emerging digital artists".

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From Yale e360

Along the Danube River, which snakes its way for 1,800 miles (2,898km) from the Black Forest in Germany to the Black Sea in Romania, scores of towns – such as the small Romanian port of Zimnicea on the Bulgarian border – depend on the waterway for their livelihood.

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The Reciprocals of Primes - Numberphile

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Air pollution cancer breakthrough will rewrite the rules

Researchers say they have cracked how air pollution leads to cancer, in a discovery that completely transforms our understanding of how tumours arise. The team at the Francis Crick Institute in London showed that rather than causing damage, air pollution was waking up old damaged cells.

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What If Pluto Was Plutonium? (with XKCD!)

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New malaria vaccine is world-changing, say scientists

The team expect it to be rolled out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease. Crucially, say the scientists, their vaccine is cheap and they already have a deal to manufacture more than 100 million doses a year.

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Should billboard advertising be banned?

Campaigner Charlotte Gage says that the outdoor adverts you see on billboards and bus stops should all be removed. Ms Gage is the network director of UK pressure group Adfree Cities, which wants a complete ban on all outdoor corporate advertising.

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Venezuelans on spiritual mountain retreat reported missing

Emergency workers are searching for a group of people who disappeared while on a spiritual retreat in the Andes. Drones and dogs are being deployed to comb the mountainous area around La Grita, in Venezuela's Táchira state.

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Netflix: Saudi Arabia and GCC warn streaming giant over violating 'Islamic values'

Gulf states have demanded that Netflix remove all content deemed to violate "Islamic and societal values and principles", Saudi media report. Recent material, "including that aimed at children", contravened regulations, Saudi and Gulf Co-operation Council media watchdogs warned in a statement.

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The Epicurean guide to digital life

In all likelihood you're reading this on a screen. Tens of millions of bits of digital information display this text within your perceptual field, while hundreds of billions of neurons interpret the visual information received from your optic nerve.

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INSIDE a Spherical Mirror

FOLLOW MICHAEL STEVENS: http://www.Twitter.com/tweetsauce LINKS AND SOURCES BELOW Vsauce3 -- What Does Star Wars Look Like?: http://youtu.be/Jq-NnQmI_2c Vsauce2 -- Star Wars LÜT! http://bit.ly/14drXDc Science Friction episode on Star Wars in real life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Ubscwbs9E

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I Landed A Rocket Like SpaceX

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A Real Life Quantum Delayed Choice Experiment

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What If You Put a Superconductor in an Induction Heater?

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Meet the BBC’s 'undercover voters' for the US midterms

As US voters get ready to vote in the midterms, a number of recent news events are shaping their social media feeds - the raid on Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago as he's investigated for possibly mishandling documents, abortion bans, and debates about gun rights.

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Is this monkey really cuddling a pet mongoose?

The image appears to show a bonobo cuddling a little mongoose like a treasured pet. But instead, maybe the monkey took the mongoose pup for dinner after killing its mother. But that would be unusual - bonobos mainly eat fruit and only occasionally hunt.

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Universe Price Tiers

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Last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev dies at 91

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has died aged 91, Russia media report. Mr Gorbachev, who became Soviet leader in 1985, is best known for opening up the USSR and for his rapprochement with the West, but he saw his country collapse in 1991.

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Ecuador fears Galapagos tortoises were hunted and eaten

Ecuador has launched an investigation into the killing of four Giant Galapagos islands tortoises, which prosecutors fear were hunted and eaten. Remains of the reptiles were found in a national park on Isabela, the largest island in the Galapagos.

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'Man of the Hole': Last of his tribe dies in Brazil

The last remaining member of an uncontacted indigenous group in Brazil has died, officials say. The man, whose name was not known, had lived in total isolation for the past 26 years.

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Kayaker Nick Ray: I'll paddle off to sea and not come back for a year

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.In a sea of bleak headlines, adventurer Nick Ray is aiming to provide an "antidote" to doom and gloom.

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Cloud Swirls

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Apollo Remastered: One man's mission to show us the Moon

Image source, NASA/JSC/ASU/Andy Saunders"I've always wanted to see what they saw, to step on board that spacecraft, to look through that same window, and to see what they saw when they walked on the Moon."Andy Saunders has an obsession.

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Huge dinosaur skeleton unearthed in Portuguese garden

The remains of what could be the largest dinosaur ever discovered in Europe are being excavated in a Portuguese back garden. The fossilised skeleton of a sauropod was discovered in the central city of Pombal in 2017, when a man began building work on his house.

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Hungarians warning of education becoming 'too feminine'- report

A "pink education" phenomenon in Hungary that favours women could endanger the economy, lower birth rates and disadvantage men, a report says.Women are over-represented in Hungarian higher education, according to parliament's economic watchdog, seen as close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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Artemis: How we get humans back to the Moon

This is the SLS - short for Space Launch System. It’s designed to send a spacecraft far beyond Earth. The SLS is the most powerful launch vehicle since the Saturn V.

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Why a workout is good for your gut bacteria

Our guts are bustling with life. Jostling for space and food inside our gastrointestinal tract are about 100 trillion bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other single-celled organisms such as archaea and protozoa.

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Height discrimination: How 'heightism' affects careers

In 2010, when Imran found work as a security guard at a private university in Karachi, Pakistan, he threw himself into it wholeheartedly.

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Synthetic mouse embryo develops beating heart

Scientists in Cambridge have created synthetic mouse embryos in a lab, without using eggs or sperm, which show evidence of a brain and beating heart. The mouse embryos, developed using stem cells, only lasted for eight days.

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Why Isn’t The Nucleus Ripped Apart?

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Popradský Tutanchamón sa vracia na Slovensko. Priviezli ho s drevenou posteľou

Popradský „Tutanchamón“ sa vracia späť na Slovensko.

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Eurotunnel Le Shuttle: Passengers stuck for hours inside Channel Tunnel

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Dozens of people were left stranded for hours inside the Channel Tunnel after a train from Calais to Folkestone appeared to have broken down.

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Dugong: Relative of mammal that inspired mermaid tales extinct in China

Researchers have declared a mammal related to the manatee - said to have inspired ancient tales of mermaids and sirens - extinct in China. Only three people surveyed from coastal communities in China reported seeing the dugong in the past five years.

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Twitter whistleblower questions firm's bot count

Twitter does not know how many fake or spam automated accounts - or bots - it has, according to allegations by its former head of security. Peiter Zatko's revelations, revealed by CNN and the Washington Post, have been seized upon by lawyers for Elon Musk.

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Not so Despicable: China changes ending of 'Minions' movie

The latest movie in the "Despicable Me" franchise premiered in China on Friday - albeit with a different ending, as local viewers discovered. Warning: There are plot spoilers ahead.

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James Webb: Space telescope reveals 'incredible' Jupiter views

The world's largest and most powerful space telescope has revealed unprecedented views of Jupiter. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) took the pictures of the Solar System's biggest planet in July.

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The messages that survived civilisation's collapse

More than 2,000 years ago, in a temple in the city of Borsippa in ancient Mesopotamia, in what is now modern-day Iraq, a student was doing his homework. His name was Nabu-kusurshu, and he was training to be a temple brewer.

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Inside the secret world of trading nudes

Women are facing threats and blackmail from a mob of anonymous strangers after their personal details, intimate photos and videos were shared on the social media platform Reddit. The BBC has unmasked the man behind one of the groups, thanks to a second-hand cigarette lighter.

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Map may show evidence of Wales' Atlantis off Ceredigion

The Welsh legend of Cantre'r Gwaelod, a lost land sunken below Cardigan Bay, has persisted for almost a millennium. First written about in the mid-13th Century, it is likely the myths and legends surrounding the Welsh Atlantis date from long before that.

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Zeno's Paradox & The Quantum Zeno Effect

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The World's Slowest Ball

Go to https://squarespace.com/actionlab to get a free trial and 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Shop the Action Lab Science Gear here: https://theactionlab.com/ In this video I show you how a snail ball works Checkout my experiment book: https://amzn.to/2Wf07x1 Twitter: http

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What If Dark Energy is a New Quantum Field?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime What is Quintessence? Well we know that something is up with the way the universe is exp

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Doubts cast over Elon Musk's Twitter bot claims

Botometer - an online tool that tracks spam and fake accounts - was used by Mr Musk in a countersuit against Twitter. Using the tool, Mr Musk's team estimated that 33% of "visible accounts" on the social media platform were "false or spam accounts".

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Breakthrough over potentially harmful chemicals found in most homes

Chemists have identified how to destroy "forever chemicals" in a low-cost way for the first time, new research says. Scientists have linked exposure to the substances, known as PFAS, at certain levels to serious health risks, including cancer and birth defects.

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Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

Japan's young adults are a sober bunch - something authorities are hoping to change with a new campaign. The younger generation drinks less alcohol than their parents - a move that has hit taxes from beverages like sake (rice wine).

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xkcd: Gen Z

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The sharp rise in egg freezing

When Shara Seigel went through a break-up in the summer of 2020, she didn’t just have to deal with heartbreak.

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Impact crater may be dinosaur killer's baby cousin

When an asteroid slammed into what is now the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs, did it have a companion? Was Earth bombarded on that terrible day by more than one space rock?

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Artemis: Nasa readies giant Moon rocket for maiden flight

The American space agency Nasa has rolled out its giant new Moon rocket to prepare it for a maiden flight. Known as the Space Launch System (SLS), the vehicle was moved to Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the expected lift-off on 29 August.

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The mystery ancient toys puzzling archaeologists

Over the two decades that archaeologist Gus Van Beek excavated Tell Jemmeh, an Assyrian settlement inhabited from around 3,800 to 2,200 years ago, he recovered so many objects, it took the Smithsonian 40 years to catalogue them all. There were coins. Scarabs. Amulets.

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Tasmanian tiger: Scientists hope to revive marsupial from extinction

Researchers in Australia and the US are embarking on a multi-million dollar project to bring the Tasmanian tiger back from extinction. The last known one, officially called a thylacine, died in the 1930s.

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Is Civilization on the Brink of Collapse?

What We Owe The Future is available now — you can get 50% off and drive sales to local independent bookstores by using the promotion code KURZ50 at the following link: https://bookshop.org/books/what-we-owe-the-future/ Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-civilization

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Polio vaccine in Pakistan: Two policemen guarding vaccinators shot dead

Two policemen guarding a polio vaccination team have been shot dead by gunmen in north-west Pakistan. The team of two vaccinators was unharmed, police said.

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Estonia begins removing Soviet-era war monuments

Estonia has decided to remove Soviet-era war monuments from public places. The move is aimed at preventing them "from mobilising more hostility in society and tearing open old wounds" following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the government said.

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Siachen glacier: Missing India soldier's body found after 38 years

The body of an Indian soldier who went missing in the Himalayas 38 years ago has been found. Chandrashekhar Harbola and 19 colleagues were caught in an avalanche during a patrolling operation in the Siachen glacier along the India-Pakistan border in 1984.

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Sacheen Littlefeather: Oscars apologises to actress after 50 years

The Oscars has apologised to Sacheen Littlefeather, a Native American woman booed off stage nearly 50 years ago. The activist and actress appeared on live TV in 1973 to refuse an Oscar that Marlon Brando won for The Godfather.

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Afghan contractors: 'I wish I'd never worked for the UK government'

In a nondescript white plastic bag, Ammar carried a clutch of papers that are among his most precious belongings right now.

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The hunt for a universal Covid-19 vaccine

16th August 2022The first Covid-19 vaccines that work on all variants might be available as early as 2024.

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Afghanistan: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses what’s happened since the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan, how their ongoing crisis has even more to do with our decisions than you might think, and how to properly modify the verb “feel”. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTu

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Salman Rushdie: Iran 'categorically' denies link with attacker

Iran has "categorically" denied any link with Salman Rushdie's attacker - but blamed the writer himself. Mr Rushdie, 75, was left severely injured after being stabbed on stage at an event in New York state. He is now able to breathe unaided.

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How mammals won the dinosaurs' world

Through darkness, ash and deadly heat, a tiny furry animal scurries through the hellscape left behind by the worst day for living things in Earth's history. It picks through the wreckage, snatches an insect to eat, and scuttles back to its shelter.

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The floating homes of Lake Titicaca

In 2011, Peruvian-American artist Grimanesa Amorós stepped off a boat made of totora reeds onto an island – also made of totora reeds – in the north-west portion of Lake Titicaca.

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Salman Rushdie: Author on ventilator and unable to speak, agent says

Sir Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator and unable to speak after being stabbed on stage in the US, his agent says. Andrew Wylie said that the author, 75, may lose one eye after the attack at an event in New York state.

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Salman Rushdie: Man arrested after author attacked on stage

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been attacked on stage in New York state.

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Suspected bank robber rescued from tunnel near Vatican

An Italian man has been rescued from a collapsed tunnel near the Vatican and police suspect he could have been burrowing his way into a bank. He is now recovering in hospital after firefighters spent eight hours digging him out from under a road.

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Japan dolphin: Two more swimmers bitten

Image source, Getty ImagesA dolphin has bitten two more swimmers on the arm, in what is believed to be the latest in a string of attacks on a Japanese beach.According to local media, at least one man was taken to hospital on Thursday after encountering the sea mammal.

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Iranian women who need certificates to prove they are virgins

In Iran, virginity before marriage is important for many girls and their families. Sometimes men demand a virginity certificate - a practice that the World Health Organization (WHO) deems to be against human rights. But in the past year, more and more people have been campaigning against it.

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Ryanair boss O'Leary says the era of €10 flights is over

Ryanair won't be offering flights at rock bottom prices any more thanks to the soaring cost of fuel, the budget airline's boss has admitted. Michael O'Leary said the era of the €10 ticket was over.

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The Russian billionaire daring to speak out about Putin

Boris Mints is one of a few rich Russian businesspeople to speak out against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin. The majority of high-profile people in the country have remained silent over the war, avoiding criticism of the Kremlin.

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Turkey's underground city of 20,000 people

Violent gusts whipped loose soil into the air as I hiked through Cappadocia's Love Valley. Pink- and yellow-hued hillsides coloured the rolling landscape scarred with deep red canyons, and chimneystack rock formations loomed in the distance. It was arid, hot, windy and devastatingly beautiful.

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The crab invading the Mediterranean Sea

In October 2014, Lotfi Rabaoui was travelling the shallow sandy waters near Ghannouch, a small coastal town in the Gabes Gulf in Tunisia, with a group of local fishermen. Traversing the beds of seagrass and algae, the fishermen made an unusual catch.

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Can you stay in a job for too long?

Tenure at a job is vital for appealing to future employers – that's the prevailing narrative in the workforce, even though many workers frequently change jobs and have for years.

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The language that doesn't use 'no'

Through the winter mist of the hills of the Terai, in lowland Nepal, 18-year-old Hima Kusunda emerges from the school's boarding house, snug in a pink hooded sweatshirt. Hima is one of the last remaining Kusunda, a tiny indigenous group now scattered across central western Nepal.

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Robert Pope: Guinness-fuelled man runs width of Ireland in a day

Image source, Rob PopeA British marathon champion has run the width of the island of Ireland in less than 24 hours, seemingly becoming the first person to accomplish the feat. Robert Pope ran from Galway City on Ireland's west coast to the capital Dublin in just 23 hours and 39 minutes.

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The ancient people who reshaped the Amazon

In a stretch of the Bolivian Amazon known as the Llanos de Moxos, the sultry port of Loma Suárez takes its name from a notorious rubber baron who built a mansion and ranch beside a loma (hill) overlooking the Ibare River.

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Donald Trump says FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Florida home

Donald Trump has said his Florida home was raided by the FBI, in a dramatic escalation of the legal investigations into the former US president. In a lengthy statement on Monday evening, Mr Trump said a "large group" of FBI agents were at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and had broken open a safe.

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Are we falling in love with robots?

It's a fiercely hot afternoon in Milton Keynes and I'm chasing a small orange flag as it waggles just above a line of low garden walls. The flag is attached to a white robot with six wheels and I'm relieved to see that it's slowing down to a halt.

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Why overthinkers struggle with remote work

Anyone can suffer under the isolation of remote work – even for the least social people, spending workdays with only a webcam or messaging platform to contact people they once saw all the time can eventually take a toll.

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Alex Jones must pay $50m for Sandy Hook hoax claim

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $49.3m (£41m) in damages after falsely claiming a 2012 school shooting was a hoax.A jury in Texas ruled the radio host must pay $45.2m in punitive damages, in addition to $4.

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What is longtermism?

Humanity, today, is in its adolescence. Most of a teenager’s life is still ahead of them, and their decisions can have lifelong effects.

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Did we all believe a myth about depression?

Health and disinformation reporterA study showing depression isn't caused by low levels of the "happy hormone" serotonin has become one of the most widely shared medical articles.

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The rising curiosity behind open relationships

Dedeker Winston has been in non-monogamous relationships for more than a decade, yet she has never seen such keen interest in open relationships. The subject has traditionally been very taboo in many places, including the US, where Winston is based.

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What Happens Inside a Proton?

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Why some aircraft have downward-firing ejector seats

On 1 May 1957, Lockheed test pilot Jack "Suitcase" Simpson took off from an air base in Palmdale, California, on what was supposed to be a routine test flight of a new jet fighter. It wasn't long before the flight took a turn for the worse.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri: How US strike could kill al-Qaeda leader - but not his family

Just over an hour after sunrise on 31 July, long-time al-Qaeda boss Ayman al-Zawahiri walked out onto the balcony of a downtown Kabul compound - reportedly a favourite post-prayer activity of the veteran Egyptian jihadist. It would be the last thing he would do.

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Stephen King testifies against merger of publishing giants

American horror novelist Stephen King is taking on a new monster: corporate consolidation. The author was the star witness in an anti-trust trial to block the two biggest US publishers' $2.2bn merger.

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Polio: Virus found in wastewater of New York City suburb

Image source, Getty Images Health officials say the polio virus was present in a New York City suburb's wastewater a month before a case was detected in July, The case - the first in the US since 2013 - was found in an unnamed patient in Rockland County.

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Pollution: 'Forever chemicals' in rainwater exceed safe levels

New research shows that rainwater in most locations on Earth contains levels of chemicals that "greatly exceed" safety levels. These synthetic substances called PFAS are used in non-stick pans, fire-fighting foam and water-repellent clothes.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri: Shock in Kabul as US kills al-Qaeda leader

The first signs of an operation that was months in the making erupted when an attack rocked the centre of Kabul in the early hours of Sunday morning: we heard two thunderous blasts on our street nearby. Speculation swirled around who or what had hit this "empty house" in Sherpur.

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Pornhub: Judge rules Visa can be sued in abuse claim

An abuse survivor can sue Visa over videos of her posted to Pornhub, a US court has ruled. Serena Fleites was 13 in 2014 when, it is alleged, a boyfriend pressured her into making an explicit video which he posted to Pornhub.

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What is monkeypox and why is it spreading?

The first thing everyone should know about monkeypox is that it actually has very little to do with monkeys. Friant has been studying monkeypox in Nigeria for more than 15 years and was about to begin a new research project just as the Covid-19 pandemic hit.

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Bitcoin: Missing hard drive could fund Newport crypto hub

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Almost 10 years ago James Howells threw away a hard drive during a clear out - forgetting about the Bitcoin on it.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri: Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike

The US has killed the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a drone strike in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden has confirmed. He was killed in a counter-terrorism operation carried out by the CIA in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.

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Weave: New device will investigate Milky Way's origins

Scientists have supercharged one of Earth's most powerful telescopes with new technology that will reveal how our galaxy formed in unprecedented detail.

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How Many States Of Matter Are There?

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Prince Charles accepted £1m from Osama Bin Laden's family - report

The Prince of Wales accepted a payment of £1m from the family of Osama Bin Laden, the Sunday Times reports. Prince Charles accepted the money from two of Osama Bin Laden's half-brothers in 2013, two years after the al-Qaeda leader was killed, it adds..

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UK heatwave: Weather forecasters report unprecedented trolling

Weather forecasters faced unprecedented levels of trolling during this month's extreme heat in the UK, according to leading figures in the industry. The BBC's team received hundreds of abusive tweets or emails questioning their reports and telling them to "get a grip", as temperatures hit 40C.

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Heart gene therapy to remove young sudden death risk

Scientists say they should soon be able to effectively cure inherited, life-threatening heart muscle conditions to save more young people from sudden cardiac death.

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Nepal: Return of the tigers brings both joy and fear

Nepal has pulled off the extraordinary feat of more than doubling its tiger population in the past 10 years, bringing them back from the brink of extinction. But it has come at a cost to local communities - an increase in tiger attacks.

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The town with the cleanest air in the world

The air around me crackles with diamond-like dust with every breath. It is cold, but clear on this mountainside, in the midst of what is essentially an Arctic desert.

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False claims of 'deepfake' President Biden go viral

People are falsely claiming a video of US President Joe Biden posted by the Democratic Party is a deepfake. We've looked into the video.

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Cold sores traced back to kissing in Bronze Age by Cambridge research

The spread of cold sores could be traced back to kissing in the Bronze Age, a study found. Scientists at the University of Cambridge said the HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus arose during vast migrations of people from Eurasia to Europe about 5,000 years ago.

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The super-clocks that define what time it is

I'm looking at a warning sign inside a laboratory in London. "Do not touch the maser," it reads. It's attached to a tall black box, on wheels, mounted in a steel protective case. Turns out it's a pretty important box, and the sign is there for a reason.

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Facebook owner Meta sees first ever sales decline

The owner of Facebook and Instagram was hit by a fall in ad sales in the three months to July - the first year-on-year revenue decline in the firm's history. Total revenue slipped 1% to $28.8bn (£23.7bn), but parent company Meta fended off a decline in users.

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Catastrophising: How toxic thinking leads you down dark paths

Imagine you’ve applied for a dream job, and you have now been selected for the second round of interviews.

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How religious worship is boosting conservation in India

Chirping birds, a cool breeze, huge trees and gushing water welcome Anyam Sridevi and her family to the Pallalamma temple in Andhra Pradesh in southern India. They are carrying colourful baskets filled with flowers and food – offerings to the goddess Pallalamma Devi.

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Afghanistan: The quiet Afghan valley standing up to the Taliban

Travelling through the scenic Andarab valley north of Kabul there is no visible sign of conflict. But whilst the Taliban are more powerful and better armed than ever before, here and in neighbouring province of Panjshir they are facing a nascent armed resistance to their rule in Afghanistan.

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'Flashy' NYC bishop robbed of $1m in jewellery during live sermon

Image source, Getty ImagesA preacher known for his flamboyant lifestyle was robbed of more than $1m (£840,000) in jewellery during a livestreamed sermon in the city of New York.

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Covid origin studies say evidence points to Wuhan market

Image source, ReutersScientists say there is "compelling evidence" that Wuhan's Huanan seafood and wildlife market was at the centre of the Covid-19 outbreak.  Two peer-reviewed studies published on Tuesday re-examine information from the initial outbreak in the Chinese city.

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Russia to pull out of International Space Station

Russia says it will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024 and build its own station instead. The US and Russia, along with other partners, have successfully worked together on the ISS since 1998.

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The passive-aggressive colleagues who poison workplaces

Subtle digs veiled as compliments. Deliberately withholding information. Refusing to cooperate with the rest of the team.

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The companies doubling down on remote work

In late June, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced a big decision for the 4,400-person company: by 29 July, Yelp will do away with hybrid set-ups altogether, and go fully remote.

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Why are we so fascinated by identical twins?

More twins are being born now than ever before.

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The mystery virus that protects against monkeypox

At the turn of the 19th Century, a bizarre medical panic swept across London. Informative pamphlets were distributed. Alarmist books were authored. Dubious treatments emerged. The public was warned, en masse, that it was in peril – at urgent risk of… morphing into cow-humans.

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A mind-reading combat jet for the future

During World War II, Spitfire pilots described their plane as so responsive it felt like an extension of their limbs. Fighter pilots of the 2030s, however, will have an even closer relationship with their fighter jet.

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Convenience store spy cameras face legal challenge

The Southern Co-Op chain is facing a legal challenge to its use of facial recognition technology to cut crime. Big Brother Watch has complained to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) about biometric cameras at its shops.

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Pope Francis: Pontiff says he is 'deeply sorry' to Canadian residential school survivors

In his first public remarks in Canada, Pope Francis has asked indigenous residential school survivors for forgiveness. He said his apology is a first step, and that a "serious investigation" into abuses must occur to foster healing.

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Ancient fossil is earliest known animal predator

The 560-million-year-old specimen, which was found in Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire, is likely a forerunner of cnidaria - the group of species that today includes jellyfish. The researchers have named it Auroralumina attenboroughii in honour of Sir David Attenborough.

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How are 'kamikaze' drones being used by Russia and Ukraine?

Ukraine has accused Russia of using "kamikaze" drones against civilian targets in Kyiv. These carry explosives which detonate on impact, destroying the drone in the process.

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The mysterious inner life of the octopus

It was a big night for Inky the octopus. The day's visitors had been and gone, and now his room in the aquarium was deserted. In a rare oversight, the lid of his tank had been left ajar.

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Chess robot breaks seven-year-old boy's finger during Moscow Open

Image source, Getty ImagesA robot broke a seven-year-old boy's finger during a chess match in Moscow last week, Russian news outlets report. "The robot broke the child's finger," Sergey Lazarev, Moscow Chess Federation President, told Tass news agency. "This is of course bad.

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Monkeypox: WHO declares highest alert over outbreak

The monkeypox outbreak has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue and follows a worldwide upsurge in cases.

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Chemtrails: What's the truth behind the conspiracy theory?

The word "chemtrails" has trended on sunny mornings this summer - but what's the truth behind the conspiracy theory? Look up at a clear blue sky and you might see puffy white trails behind aeroplanes.

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Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

There were 10 times more galaxies just like our own Milky Way in the early Universe than previously thought. This cosmic insight comes from one of the first studies of images captured by Nasa's new James Webb Space Telescope.

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Man killed as sink hole opens under swimming pool in Israel

Two people have appeared in court after a man was sucked to his death when a sink hole opened under a swimming pool he was in at a house party in Israel. The incident happened at a villa which was hosting a company event in the central town of Karmi Yosef, 25 miles (40km) south-east of Tel Aviv.

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Czechs demolish pig farm on Nazi concentration camp for Roma

Demolition work is to start on Friday on a Czech pig farm built on the site of a Nazi-era concentration camp for Roma. It ends decades of often bitter dispute between the farm's owners, the government and Roma rights groups.

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Dave Chappelle show cancelled over transgender jokes controversy

Comedian Dave Chappelle has had a live show cancelled at the last minute due to controversy over some of his jokes. The First Avenue venue in Minnesota apologised for booking him and said the show would move to another theatre.

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Spanish bull run: Three dead in 24 hours in Valencia hospitals

Three men have died in 24 hours from wounds suffered during bull-running festivals in eastern Spain. They had all taken part in the Valencia region's traditional bous al carrer (bull-running), when bulls charge through towns, often with people running ahead of them.

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Cheetahs set to prowl India for the first time in 70 years

For the first time in 70 years, India's forests will be home to cheetahs. Eight of them are set to arrive in August from Namibia, home to one of the world's largest populations of the wild cat.

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Why people watch pornography at work

Many workers would admit to taking a break from work to scroll through Instagram, shop for a new pair of sneakers or even browse a new dating app.

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Battle of Waterloo skeletons uncovered in Belgium

Skeletons of soldiers who died at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium in 1815 have been unearthed by archaeologists. Experts say the discoveries are "incredibly rare" on a Napoleonic battlefield and further excavation is under way to learn more.

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Crazy Material That You Can Make at Home That Actually Bends Light!

Get your Action Lab Box Now! https://www.theactionlab.com/ In this video I show you how to make a material that makes light bend! I first show you that light always moves in a straight line. then I show you how you can change the direction of the straight line. Then I show you a material that conti

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Australia probes retail giants Bunnings and Kmart over customer 'faceprints'

Australia's privacy watchdog has launched an investigation into two retail giants over their use of facial recognition technology. Hardware firm Bunnings and department store Kmart collect customers' "faceprints" in some locations.

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Do single-use plastic bans work?

In many countries, plastic straws are increasingly hard to come by. In the UK, where I live, they were banned completely at the end of 2020 along with plastic coffee stirrers. So when I am offered a straw in a restaurant or café now, it's usually made of paper.

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Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa flees the country on military jet

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled Sri Lanka on a military jet, amid mass protests over the island's economic crisis. The country's air force confirmed the 73-year-old flew to the Maldives with his wife and two security officials.

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Did People Used To Look Older?

Join the Curiosity Box NOW and I'll send you a bunch of free stuff! https://www.curiositybox.com/pages/vsauce Follow me: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce https://www.instagram.com/electricpants Carl Sagan High School yearbook: https://www.loc.gov/resource/mss85590.041/?sp=2&r=-0.241,0,1.481,1.244,0

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James Webb: Nasa space telescope delivers spectacular pictures

Stunning images of a "stellar nursery" and a "cosmic dance" have been acquired by Nasa's new $10bn space telescope. The two pictures, and others, were presented to the world on Tuesday to mark the James Webb observatory's readiness to begin science operations.

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SAS unit repeatedly killed Afghan detainees, BBC finds

SAS operatives in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances, according to a BBC investigation. Newly obtained military reports suggest that one unit may have unlawfully killed 54 people in one six-month tour.

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James Webb telescope takes super sharp view of early cosmos

The first full-colour picture from the new James Webb Space Telescope has been released - and it doesn't disappoint. The image is said to be the deepest, most detailed infrared view of the Universe to date, containing the light from galaxies that has taken many billions of years to reach us.

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Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked to the UK as a child

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Sir Mo Farah was brought to the UK illegally as a child and forced to work as a domestic servant, he has revealed.The Olympic star has told the BBC he was given the name Mohamed Farah by those who flew him over from Djibouti.

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World Population Day: India will overtake China in 2023, says the UN

India is set to become the world's most populous country next year, overtaking China with its 1.4bn people, according to UN figures. By this November, the planet will be home to 8bn.

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The empire the Aztecs couldn't conquer

"This is the legacy of our people," my uncle said as we gazed at the pyramids. We were not in Egypt, but rather in the town of Tzintzuntzan, in Mexico's south-western state of Michoacán.

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Faroe Islands to limit dolphin hunt after outcry

The Faroe Islands is to provisionally limit its controversial dolphin hunt to 500 animals, after receiving widespread criticism over last year's cull, where more than 1,400 were killed. Animal rights activists have long decried the hunt, deeming the slaughter cruel and unnecessary.

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Rare Ardbeg Scotch single malt cask sells for £16m

Ardbeg said "Cask No. 3" was bought by an unnamed female collector based in Asia through a private sale. Experts said the sale had surpassed all auction records for a cask of single malt.

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Sri Lanka: Protestors storm President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's residence

Thousands of protestors have stormed President Gotabaya Rajapaska's residence in the capital of Sri Lanka. Demonstrators from all over the country have marched to Colombo demanding his resignation after months of protests over mismanagement of the country's economic crisis.

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Ukraine-Russia: Hidden tech war as Slovyansk battle looms

"Right now, we have two big battles," says Dmytro Podvorchanskyi, a soldier with Ukraine's Dnipro 1 Battalion. "The first is an artillery battle," he says, "the second is a battle of technologies". Dmytro is fighting that second, largely unseen war.

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The silent danger of deep gum disease

Crowded, misaligned and riddled with cavities and inflamed gums, our teeth are infamous for their flaws. The modern human is unique in the level of painstaking, daily intervention we need to make sure our teeth and gums don't become diseased.

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Georgia Guidestones: 'America's Stonehenge' demolished after blast

An explosion early on Wednesday reduced one of the slabs at the Georgia Guidestones to rubble. CCTV footage showed a car leaving the scene and authorities are investigating.

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Sri Lanka president asks Russia's Vladimir Putin for help to buy fuel

Sri Lanka's president says he has asked Russia's Vladimir Putin to help his cash-strapped nation import fuel, as it faces its worst economic crisis since independence from Britain in 1948. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he "had a very productive" discussion with Mr Putin.

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How insect 'civilisations' recast our place in the Universe

It is 1919, and a young astronomer turns a street corner in Pasadena, California. Something seemingly humdrum on the ground distracts him. It's an ant heap. Dropping to his knees, peering closer, he has an epiphany – about deep time, our place within it, and humanity's uncertain fate.

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China: MI5 and FBI heads warn of ‘immense’ threat

The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the "biggest long-term threat to our economic and national security" and had interfered in politics, including recent elections.

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Arabs believe economy is weak under democracy

Arabs are losing faith in democracy to deliver economic stability across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a major new survey. Nearly 23,000 people were interviewed across nine countries and the Palestinian territories for BBC News Arabic by the Arab Barometer network.

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Why sunscreen is not enough to prevent sunburns

When it comes to lowering the risk of developing skin cancer, childhood and adolescence are critical periods. The amount of sun exposure a person has in the first 20 years of their life determines to a substantial degree the likelihood of developing skin cancer, research shows.

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The UK's heritage apple renaissance

Tom Adams is a detective. But he doesn't track criminals – his targets are "lost" apple varieties hiding unsuspected in orchards around the UK, and his work taps into a renewed British passion for its rich larder of heritage apples.

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Wees (een beetje) coulant voor ‘bepaalde’ witte mannen van boven de 55

Vorige week schreef ik hoe je als ‘kantoor-boomer’ (ouwe zak) het beste kan omgaan met jonge collega’s. Nou, dat heb ik geweten. Iedereen boos. Woe-den-de reacties op Twitter en LinkedIn.

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Pentaquarks: scientists find new "exotic" configurations of quarks

Scientists have found new ways in which quarks, the tiniest particles known to humankind, group together. The new structures exist for just a hundred thousandth of a billionth of a billionth of a second but may explain how our Universe is formed.

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De oprichtster van eetcafé Het Warm Water is niet meer ‘Ze was een inspiratie voor velen’

Brusselaar Lieve Polet richtte het bekende eetcafé Het Warm Water op in hartje Marollen. Ze was ook twintig jaar lang coördinator van het gemeenschapscentrum van Sint-Joost-ten-Node. Afgelopen week liet ze het leven na een noodlottige aanrijding door een vrachtwagen.

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Millennials op je werk? Pas dan op met grapjes

Twintig jaar geleden zette je een vacature op een website en dan kwamen er vanzelf hordes jonge mensen op af. Tegenwoordig mag je al blij zijn als er één verdwaalde millennial reageert op 63 pogingen, en dat die niet na twee jaar alweer weg is naar zijn volgende baan.

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The Last Human – A Glimpse Into The Far Future

Kurzgesagt in 8 languages: https://linktr.ee/kgs_international If you want to know more about the far future and what we can do now to have a good impact on future generations check our sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-last-human/ This video was created in partnersh

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Why young Arab men turn to anti-impotency drugs

In his apothecary shop in the historic neighbourhood of Bab al-Shaaria in the heart of Cairo, herbalist Rabea al-Habashi shows what he calls his "magical blends". Mr Habashi has made a name for himself selling aphrodisiacs and natural sexual enhancements in the Egyptian capital.

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Why criticism lasts longer than praise

As children we are often told that sticks and stones can break bones, but words can never hurt. Yet with the benefit of experience, adults understand that this old proverb is far from true – while physical injuries can take a matter of weeks to heal, negative comments can scar us for a lifetime.

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Frozen baby mammoth discovered in Yukon excites Canada

Image source, Photo: Yukon governmentA whole baby woolly mammoth has been found frozen in the permafrost of north-western Canada - the first such discovery in North America.The mummified ice age mammoth is thought to be more than 30,000 years old.

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Pompeii: Ancient pregnant tortoise surprises archaeologists

When Mount Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago Pompeii's ancient residents were frozen in place by ash. So too it turns out were the city's flora and fauna - including a pregnant tortoise with her egg.

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Is Interstellar Travel Impossible?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Space is pretty deadly. But is it so deadly that we’re effectively imprisoned in our s

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Afghanistan earthquake: At least 250 killed and scores wounded in Paktika province

Pictures being shared on social media showed injured people on stretchers, rubble and destruction of homes in Paktika province. The quake struck about 44km (27 miles) from the south-eastern city of Khost.

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What if all roads went underground?

In 1863, in an effort to reduce street traffic, London opened the world’s first underground line, the Metropolitan Railway.

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Warning: DO NOT TRY—Seeing How Close I Can Get To a Drop of Neutrons

Get your Action Lab Box Now! https://www.theactionlab.com/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theactionlabman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theactionlabofficial In this video I show you what happens when you try to get close to 1 drop of a neutron star. I tell you how a neutron star is

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Have We SOLVED The Black Hole Information Paradox with Wormholes?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Black holes are very real, but are also a theoretical nightmare. It turns out that in or

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Feynman's Infinite Quantum Paths

Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE How to predict the path of a quantum particle. Part 3 in our Quantum Field Theory Series. You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get

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Patrice Lumumba: Why Belgium is returning a Congolese hero's golden tooth

Shot dead by a firing squad in 1961 with the tacit backing of former colonial power Belgium, his body was then buried in a shallow grave, dug up, transported 200km (125 miles), interred again, exhumed and then hacked to pieces and finally dissolved in acid.

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In photos: Throwback to life on Indian streets

In the age of mobile phones and social media, everyone is a bit of a photographer, drawing hordes of fans on their Instagram accounts. But a gallery in India recently held an exhibition looking back on the time-honoured tradition of street photography.

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Congo peat: The 'lungs of humanity' which are under threat

Image source, Daniel Beltrá/Greenpeace AfricaA giant slab of carbon-rich peat, discovered in central Africa, is under threat from uncontrolled development - posing a significant risk for future climate change, writes BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding.

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Bitcoin: Will El Salvador's big crypto gamble pay off?

Cryptocurrencies have continued to tumble this week with billions wiped from the value of tokens like Bitcoin. The crash is affecting investors worldwide, including the government of El Salvador.

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BREAKING: New Phase of Matter

What are time crystals? How do scientists make one on a quantum computer. Click https://helixsleep.com/physicsgirl for up to $200 off your Helix Sleep mattress plus two free pillows! Free shipping within the US! #helixsleep Support Physics Girl videos → https://www.patreon.com/physicsgirl Speci

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Roe v Wade: Rifts divide abortion views in Mississippi

At Mississippi's last abortion clinic, doctors arrive at work greeted by abuse and prayers for their souls. The Pink House, as it's known, sits on the corner of one of Jackson's main roads.

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Whiskey Wars: Denmark and Canada strike deal to end 50-year row over Arctic island

Denmark and Canada have struck a deal to settle almost 50 years of good-natured squabbling over the ownership of a small, uninhabited Arctic island. Since 1971, the countries have been "fighting" the "Whiskey Wars" to settle competing claims over Hans Island.

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Bitcoin: Why is the largest cryptocurrency crashing?

The first rule of writing about Bitcoin is: don't write about Bitcoin. The story of the world's best known cryptocurrency is astonishingly fast-moving and its fans will soon line up to tell you you've got it all wrong.

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Gaia continues quest for the ultimate sky map

Europe's Gaia telescope has dropped its latest batch of data as it seeks to assemble the largest catalogue of light sources in the sky. It is becoming a discovery machine like no other.

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'How to murder your husband' writer sentenced for murdering husband

Murder, she wrote - and for murder, she is going to jail. An Oregon judge has sentenced Nancy Crampton Brophy, a romance author who apparently foretold of her crime in an essay titled "How to murder your husband", to life in prison for the shooting death of her late spouse.

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Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings

Image source, Getty ImagesA Google engineer says one of the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) systems might have its own feelings and says its "wants" should be respected.

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Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade

Most of us have been told by a friend that we have a doppelganger - some stranger they passed on the street who bore an uncanny resemblance to you. But imagine if you could create your very own twin, an exact copy of yourself, but one that lived a purely digital life?

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Man v horse: Powys race won by runner Ricky Lightfoot

Runner Ricky Lightfoot received £3,500 after beating the first horse by more than two minutes on a 22.5 mile (36km) course in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. He came out on top of 1,000 runners and 50 horses with a time of 2:22:23.

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Julian Assange: Does Wikileaks founder have a powerful ally in new Australian PM?

After more than a decade spent trying to avoid extradition from the UK, Julian Assange is running out of time and options. But with the election of a new government in his native Australia last month, his supporters hope he has a new, powerful ally.

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Putin and Peter the Great: Russian leader likens himself to 18th Century tsar

Vladimir Putin's admiration for Peter the Great is well known but he now seems to have ideas of "Great"-ness himself.

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Plastic-munching superworms offer hope for recycling

Australian scientists have found the Zophobas morio - commonly known as a superworm - can survive on a diet of polystyrene. They believe the beetle larvae digest the plastic through a gut enzyme.

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Shipwreck The Gloucester hailed most important since Mary Rose

The discovery of a shipwrecked warship that sank while carrying a future king has been hailed the most important maritime find since the Mary Rose. The Gloucester ran aground off the coast of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, in 1682, nearly killing the Duke of York, who became King James II of England.

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Elephant tusk ivory sold on eBay a decade after self-imposed ban

Sellers are flouting eBay's self-imposed ban on the sale of elephant ivory by listing it under pseudonyms. An investigation by the BBC and legal experts found ivory objects were often listed as "bovine bone".

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January 6 hearing: Trump accused of attempted coup

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Former US President Donald Trump orchestrated last year's Capitol riot in an "attempted coup", a congressional inquiry has heard as a hearing opened into the raid.

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Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination

To check out any of the lectures available from Great Courses Plus go to http://ow.ly/dweH302dILJ We’ll soon be capable of building self-replicating robots. This will not only change humanity’s future but reshape the galaxy as we know it. Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1Qlzo

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What If the Galactic Habitable Zone LIMITS Intelligent Life?

Check Out Matt on Fate & Fabled Here: https://youtu.be/utJZ8YmXOnc PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Our solar system is

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YouTube accused of failing to tackle fake Elon Musk livestream scams

YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of cyber-criminals streaming fake Elon Musk videos to scam viewers. The criminals are hijacking YouTube accounts and using the videos to promote bogus cryptocurrency giveaways.

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Aamir Liaquat Hussain: Pakistan's shock televangelist dies at 50

One of Pakistan's most prominent and contentious TV hosts, Aamir Liaquat Hussain, has died aged 50 after being found unconscious at home in Karachi. The anchor was taken to hospital but pronounced dead on arrival. A post mortem exam is being carried out.

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James Webb Space Telescope hit by tiny meteorite

The damage inflicted by the dust-sized micrometeoroid is producing a noticeable effect in the observatory's data but is not expected to limit the mission's overall performance. James Webb was launched in December to succeed the revolutionary - but now ageing - Hubble Space Telescope.

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La Luz del Mundo megachurch leader jailed for child sex abuse

Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the La Luz del Mundo megachurch, has been sentenced in a Los Angeles court to 16 years and eight months in prison. García, 53, pleaded guilty last week to three counts of sexually abusing girls from his congregation.

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Belgian royals in DR Congo: King Philippe laments racism of colonial past

Belgium's King Philippe has decried the racism meted out in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the colonial rule of his ancestors. King Philippe is on a week-long visit to DR Congo at the invitation of President Félix Tshisekedi.

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D-Day ration pack last in the world, Dorset museum says

The sealed box at the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester, Dorset, was originally thought to date from the 1950s. But a re-examination found it to be "the extremely rare assault rations of the Second World War", the museum said.

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What would happen if we stopped using plastic?

Of the 8,300 million tonnes of virgin plastic produced up to the end of 2015, 6,300 million tonnes has been discarded. Most of that plastic waste is still with us, entombed in landfills or polluting the environment.

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San Jose galleon: Two new shipwrecks found off Colombian coast

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Colombian naval officials monitoring a sunken Spanish ship laden with treasure have discovered two other historical shipwrecks nearby, President Ivan Duque has announced.

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Geologist Jim Fitton jailed in Iraq 'shell shocked' over verdict

The family of a British geologist jailed in Iraq for attempting to remove artefacts from the country says he is "shell shocked" over his 15-year prison sentence.

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Li Jiaqi: China Lipstick King sparks Tiananmen questions

Generations of younger Chinese have grown up unaware of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. But an internet scandal has raised questions about a subject the Chinese government has long tried to suppress. Li Jiaqi is one of China's biggest internet celebrities with over 64 million followers.

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AI-driven robot boat Mayflower crosses Atlantic Ocean

A crewless ship designed to recreate the Mayflower's historic journey across the Atlantic 400 years ago has crossed the ocean, project bosses have said. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) completed a 2,700-mile (4,400km) trip from Plymouth in the UK to Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, on Sunday.

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Nigeria Owo church attack: Gunmen kill Catholic worshippers in Ondo

Gunmen have killed church worshippers in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari said "only fiends from the nether region" could have done this "dastardly act".

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Madhya Pradesh: Viral video shows India woman risking life for water

A viral video showing a woman scaling the wall of a well to access water has highlighted the acute shortage in several areas of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.The video shows the woman going down the well without a rope or harness to access water.

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What If Physics IS NOT Describing Reality?

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Get your t-shirt at the Space Time Merch Store: https://www.pbsspacetime.com/shop Neils Bohr said, “It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics

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The Absurd Search For Dark Matter

This video is sponsored by Brilliant. The first 200 people to sign up via https://brilliant.org/veritasium get 20% off a yearly subscription. Astronomers think there should be 5 times as much dark matter as ordinary matter – a shadow universe that makes up most of the mass in the universe. But aft

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Turkey wants to be called Türkiye in rebranding move

Turkey will be known as Türkiye at the United Nations from now on, after it agreed to a formal request from Ankara. Several international bodies will be asked to make the name change as part of a rebranding campaign launched by the Turkish president late last year.

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Zimbabwe toe-selling 'joke' misses the mark in Nigeria

An apparent social media ruse in Zimbabwe about people selling their toes for large amounts of money is being taken more seriously elsewhere in Africa. The unfounded story that suggests Zimbabweans are parting with their digits to beat poverty is trending in Nigeria.

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Elon Musk declares end to remote working at Tesla

Tesla boss Elon Musk has ordered staff to return to the office full-time, declaring that working remotely is no longer acceptable. The new policy was shared in emails that were leaked to social media.

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Searching for life on Mars from a Scottish island

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.In a flat on the island of Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland, a geologist has turned his kitchen into a hub in the search for signs of life on Mars.

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French officials told to abandon gaming Anglicisms

France's language watchdog has told government officials to use French gaming terms instead of English ones. The Académie Française says "jeu video de competition" should replace "e-sports", and "streamer" should become "joueur-animateur en direct".

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Mona Lisa: Man dressed as old woman throws cake at da Vinci painting

A man disguised as an elderly woman in a wheelchair has thrown cake at the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting at the Louvre in Paris.The piece, which was undamaged, was left with white cream smeared across its protective glass.

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Port Harcourt: Nigeria church crush leaves 31 dead

Nigerian police say they have launched an investigation after 31 people died in a crush in the southern city of Port Harcourt. It happened in a sports field on Saturday morning where a church was handing out food to the poor, some of whom had waited there overnight.

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Franky Zapata: French jetpack inventor injured in lake crash

The French inventor Franky Zapata has been injured after his homemade jetpack, called a flyboard, crashed into a lake in the town of Biscarrosse. Mr Zapata was taking part in an exhibition event when he appeared to lose control of his invention and fell about 15m (49ft) into Lake Biscarosse.

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How does recycling work?

27th May 2022While the specifics of recycling vary around the globe, there are some common rules – and pervasive myths. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about it.

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Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Pompeii victims

Researchers studying human remains from Pompeii have extracted genetic secrets from the bones of a man and a woman who were buried when the Roman city was engulfed in volcanic ash.

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Actor Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault

This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

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Ricky Gervais defends 'taboo' comedy after backlash

Ricky Gervais has defended making jokes about "taboo subjects" after his new Netflix special drew criticism. In SuperNature, the stand-up comedian makes a string of what he describes as ironic and satirical jokes about trans people, female comedians and Aids.

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Is the ‘remote work window’ about to close?

The newfound flexibility many workers experienced amid the pandemic has made an indelible mark. The ability to better balance work and life as well as ditch the commute has been a hugely positive side effect of a chaotic time – and now, millions of employees refuse to go back.

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From Knowable Magazine

On dry nights, the San hunter-gatherers of Namibia often sleep under the stars. They have no electric lights or new Netflix releases keeping them awake.

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Immense crater hole created in Tonga volcano

Researchers have just finished mapping the mouth of the underwater Tongan volcano that, on 15 January, produced Earth's biggest atmospheric explosion in over a century. The caldera of Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai is now 4km (2.5 miles) wide and drops to a base 850m below sea level.

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'Democratic' jackdaws use noise to make decisions

Jackdaws use a "democratic" process to decide when to leave their roosts en masse, scientists have discovered. Thousands of jackdaws can suddenly take to the morning skies in winter, creating a whirling black cloud of creatures.

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The Kystriksveien: Earth's most beautiful road trip?

Norway's coastal road from the town of Stiklestad to the Arctic city of Bodø is a 670km journey between two very different worlds. It's also one of the most beautiful road trips on the planet.

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Cryptocrash: ‘I was arrested for knocking on Luna boss's door'

The sudden collapse of two popular digital coins in early May shocked investors and wiped $400bn (£318bn) from the value of many other cryptocurrencies, including the biggest, Bitcoin. All over the world, people who lost their life savings are now appealing for help.

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Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?

The war in Ukraine has upended Germany's energy policy. The nation currently buys around 25% of its oil and 40% of its gas from Russia, contributing billions of euros a year to Moscow's finances.

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Southern Baptist Convention vilified sex abuse survivors - report

Leaders of the world's largest Baptist denomination covered up sex abuse by clergy for years and vilified survivors, an internal report says. The seven-month investigation found that survivors had come forward over two decades about abusers within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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The sci-fi technology tackling malarial mosquitos

Environmental campaigner Liz O'Neill doesn't mince her words about gene drives - the next generation of genetic modification (GM) technology. The way gene drives work sounds like something from a science fiction novel, but they are already being used in laboratory tests.

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Palm oil firms depriving tribes of millions of dollars

Buy something in a supermarket and there's a good chance it will contain palm oil. Follow it back through the supply chain and eventually you'll find an oil palm tree, likely in Indonesia.

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Afghanistan: Policing faces, bodies and beards on Kabul streets

In their long white gowns, the inspectors of the Taliban's Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue look more like food safety inspectors than "moral police".

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The medical power of hypnosis

When David Spiegel was told his next patient was waiting for him, he didn't need to ask the room number. He could hear her wheezing from halfway down the hall.

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Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?

Imagine you have to make a speech, but instead of looking down at your notes, the words scroll in front of your eyes, whichever direction you look in. That's just one of many features the makers of smart contact lenses promise will be available in the future.

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Chile's desert town built on mummies

In Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth, mummies have been found that pre-date the Egyptians' by 2,000 years. So while the Egyptians may be the most famous culture to mummify their dead, it turns out they weren't the first to do so.

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MI5 agent used secret status to terrorise girlfriend

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.BBC NewsAn MI5 spy used his status to terrorise his partner before moving abroad to continue intelligence work while under investigation, the BBC has found.

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Sri Lanka defaults on debt for first time in its history

Sri Lanka has defaulted on its debt for the first time in its history as the country struggles with its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years. The governor of the South Asian nation's central bank said the country was now in a "pre-emptive default".

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Bush condemns Putin's invasion of 'Iraq' instead of Ukraine

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You Are Not Where You Think You Are

Start your Shopify free trial today: http://shopify.com/Kurzgesagt Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sources-jiggle-of-existence Look around you. Where are you? Where is this place you are occupying? Somewhere in a room, maybe in a city on a continent on a planet orbiting a

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Nasa's 'Marsquake' mission in its last months

The seismometer on Nasa's InSight probe will keep listening for Marsquakes even as other systems on the mission have to shut down due to declining power levels. The spacecraft has just detected a Magnitude 5 tremor - the biggest event yet in its three years of operation on the Red Planet.

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US military probe finds no wrongdoing in deadly Syria air strike

A US military investigation has found that troops did not violate the laws of war or deliberately cause civilian casualties in an air strike in Syria in 2019 that killed dozens of people.

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UFOs: Few answers at rare US Congressional hearing

The first public congressional hearing into UFO sightings in the US in over 50 years ended with few answers about the unexplained phenomenon. Two top military officials tasked with probing the sightings said that most can ultimately be identified.

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Perseverance: Nasa rover begins key drive to find life on Mars

Nasa's Perseverance rover has reached a big moment in its mission on Mars. Tuesday will see the six-wheeled robot begin the climb up an ancient delta feature in the crater where it landed.

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Anti-abortion groups target women with misleading ads

When Hana found out she was pregnant, she knew she wanted to have an abortion - but her search for a clinic on Google led her to an anti-abortion centre, set on talking her out of her decision.

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Can gravity batteries solve our energy storage problems?

There is a riddle at the heart of the renewable energy revolution. When the wind blows, the sun shines, and the waves roll, there is abundant green power to be generated. But when skies darken and conditions are calm, what do we do?

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How long-haul travel will change post-Covid

Australian flag carrier Qantas made history recently by ferrying passengers nonstop between South America and Australia. The aeroplane – a Boeing 787 Dreamliner – departed Buenos Aires shortly past noon local time. Some 9,300 miles (14.973km) and 17-plus hours later, QF 14 landed in Darwin.

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Moon soil used to grow plants for first time in breakthrough test

Scientists have grown plants in lunar soil for the first time, an important step towards making long-term stays on the moon possible. Researchers used small samples of dust collected during the 1969-1972 Apollo missions to grow a type of cress.

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Author Benjamin Myers on the crop-circle makers who 'blew people's minds'

Mysterious patterns in crop fields caused a sensation in the late 1980s, blamed on aliens or paranormal activity. Now, a new novel has been inspired by some of the men who provided a more mundane explanation - without completely putting the theories to rest.

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Couple in India sue son for not giving them a grandchild

A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage.Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57, say they used up their savings raising their son, paying for his pilot's training as well as a lavish wedding.

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A Picture of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

This is an image of the supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Visit https://www.kiwico.com/veritasium30 to get 30% off your first month of any crate! ▀▀▀ Image of Sgr A* from EHT collaboration Event Horizon Telescope collaboration: https://ve42.co/EHT

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Black hole: First picture of Milky Way monster

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent@BBCAmosThis is the gargantuan black hole that lives at the centre of our galaxy, pictured for the very first time.

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Ukraine conflict: Russian soldiers seen shooting dead unarmed civilians

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.When Leonid Pliats and his boss were shot in the back by Russian soldiers, the killing was captured on CCTV cameras in clear and terrible detail.

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Why are there continent-sized 'blobs' in the deep Earth?

In a strange corner of our solar system live two alien blobs. With sprawling, amorphous bodies the size of continents, these oddities are thought to spend their time lying in wait for their food to rain down upon them – then simply absorbing it.

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What’s threatening India's online gaming industry

Months after Faisal Maqbool stopped playing online games on his smartphone, he still struggles with temptation. Last year, the 31-year-old - a project coordinator with a construction firm - lost close to 400,000 rupees ($5,000; £4,010) in five months while playing an online card game.

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Untrained passenger lands Florida plane after pilot falls ill

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.A passenger with no flying experience landed a plane in Florida after the pilot passed out.

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How the Higgs Mechanism Give Things Mass

Take the Space Time Fan Survey Here: https://forms.gle/wS4bj9o3rvyhfKzUA PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Fermilab physi

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Spain dismisses spy chief in Pegasus phone spyware scandal

The first woman to head Spain's CNI intelligence agency, Paz Esteban, has lost her job in a deepening scandal over phone-hacking software found on the phones of top politicians. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, two other ministers and 18 Catalan separatists were all targeted by Pegasus software.

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Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting sold for record-breaking $195m

An iconic painting of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol has been auctioned for $195m (£158.17m) - making it the most expensive piece of 20th Century art ever sold. The painting, Shot Sage Blue Marilyn, was painted by Warhol in 1964 using a famous photograph as inspiration.

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Polygamy: Muslim women in India fight 'abhorrent' practice

A 28-year-old Muslim woman's petition to a court, seeking to prevent her husband from taking another wife without her written consent, has put the spotlight on the practice of polygamy among Indian Muslims.

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Euler's Formula - Numberphile

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Dissolving an Event Horizon

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How a priceless Roman bust ended up in a Texas thrift store

In 2018 Laura Young purchased a bust at Goodwill, a second-hand shop in the Texan city of Austin, for just $35 (£28). She photographed it strapped into the passenger seat of her car.

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Space DOES NOT Expand Everywhere

PBS Member Stations rely on viewers like you. To support your local station, go to:http://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Sign Up on Patreon to get access to the Space Time Discord! https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Space is big, and it’s getting bigger. But where does all that new space actually come

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Euskal pilota: The Basque Country's centuries-old ball games

I am dazzled by the rural beauty of France's Basque Country, where the untamed coast and rolling green hills are dappled with red tile-roofed villages and surrounded by clouds of white sheep.

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Huge volume of water detected under Antarctic ice

Vast quantities of water have been detected in sediments that underlie a part of the West Antarctic ice sheet. The volume is equivalent to a reservoir that is several hundred metres deep.

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Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years.

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'There's power in names': Antigua unearths lost ancestors

At precisely 47.5 years old, house carpenter "Polydore" - surname absent - is cited as a "good workman" and the property of His Majesty King George. So reads a 1785 register of enslaved Africans in Antigua in which Polydore appears among hundreds of others.

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Arthur C. Clarke on Why Aliens Would Be Superior To Humans | The Dick Cavett Show

English science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke discusses the on-going research in astronomy into discovering new planets and how he believes there is life on other planets, although we don't know it yet. Date aired - July 12, 1972 - Arthur C. Clarke and Cassie Mackin For clip licensing opportun

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The homes that bring nature indoors

Homes filled with objects culled from the natural world – from gnarled bones and flamboyant feathers to twisted twigs and taxidermy – are increasingly common, as a new book highlights.

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The Most Overhyped Monster on Earth

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Garbology: How to spot patterns in people's waste

Dangling over the pool of sewage, at the end of a mercifully long handle, was a small fishing net. The Baltimore city worker wielding this instrument angled it gently into the fetid muck and scooped from the surface a sought-after prize – one used condom.

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Roe v Wade: US Supreme Court may overturn abortion rights, leak suggests

To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.Millions of women across the US could soon lose their legal right to abortion, according to a leaked Supreme Court document.

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Why Europe will have to face the true cost of being in debt to China

Billions of dollars of Chinese money are boosting some European economies - but some of the deals being struck have a catch. Critics say they are "debt traps", where China gets to choose what happens if loans aren't repaid.

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How phantom forests are used for greenwashing

Capturing carbon by increasing forest cover has become central to the fight against climate change. But there's a problem. Sometimes these forests exist on paper only - because promises have not been kept, or because planted trees have died or even been harvested.

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Resources for Using Gatsby With Drupal

Getting started with using Gatsby with Drupal is made easier by the dozens of resources available to help you get up and running with a minimum of fuss. We’ve gathered up some of the more popular Gatsby + Drupal resources on the web, and we’re happy to present them here. 

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Deployment Tips for Gatsby and Drupal

Drupal will always hold a special place in my heart. The first website I ever built for someone else was a Drupal 6 site shortly after it was released. I’ve been around for countless Drupal Camps and Cons, major version upgrade pains, and I’ve always stuck around for the community.

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Jacky Hunt-Broersma: The cancer survivor who ran 104 marathons in 104 days

A woman who took up running after she lost her left leg to cancer has passed the Guinness World Record for most consecutive marathons.Jacky Hunt-Broersma, 46, has run 26.2-miles every day since mid-January, normally taking around five hours.

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The climate benefits of veganism and vegetarianism

One of the most impactful things you can do to fight climate change is make a few small but meaningful tweaks to your diet. Nearly three-quarters of people in the UK and more than half of Americans think it is important to eat sustainably.

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Isso vade: The spicy snack that unites Sri Lanka

As the train pulled into Peradeniya Junction station in central Sri Lanka, the man sitting opposite me leapt out of his seat and leaned out of the window, placing his thumb and forefinger in his mouth and whistling loudly.

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Ukraine - the narrative the West doesn't hear

"Ukraine and its allies, including London, are threatening Russia for the last 1,000 years, to move Nato to our borders, to cancel our culture - they have bullied us for many, many years."

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Staring on public transport: 'His eyes were glued on me'

A poster campaign has drawn attention to the issue of "intrusive staring" on public transport, warning travellers it can constitute sexual harassment. Those affected describe being watched by a stranger as a distressing experience.

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Exercise is good for joints with wear-and-tear arthritis

Exercise is good for people with wear-and-tear joint arthritis and should be a "core treatment", new draft guidelines for the NHS advise.

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Dog longevity: How long will my pet dog live?

Do you look at your dog and wonder how long it might live? Do you ponder how many more years you'll get to go for walks or to cuddle on the sofa?

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Elon Musk loses bid to end Tesla tweets oversight deal

Elon Musk has lost a bid to get out of an agreement made with regulators requiring oversight of his tweets about his car firm Tesla. The settlement was made after he tweeted he had "funding secured" to potentially take Tesla private despite a deal not being close.

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The shipwrecks rewriting ancient history

Dentists are not normally known for changing history. And yet a dentist in Sicily has played a small part in rewriting the history of one of Europe's most important battles.

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Bitcoin becomes official currency in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has approved Bitcoin as legal tender - just the second country to do so. CAR is one of the world's poorest countries, but is rich in diamonds, gold and uranium.

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Nature loss: 'Insatiable greed' degrading land around the world

Human activities are damaging and degrading the lands of the Earth in an unsustainable fashion according to a new UN report. Up to 40% of the global terrain has already been devalued, mainly through modern agriculture.

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Ukraine war to cause biggest price shock in 50 years - World Bank

The war in Ukraine is set to cause the "largest commodity shock" since the 1970s, the World Bank has warned. In a new forecast, it said disruption caused by the conflict would contribute to huge price rises for goods ranging from natural gas to wheat and cotton.

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Four ways Elon Musk might change Twitter

Twitter is usually awash with topics for discussion, but over the past couple of days one has stood out on the platform above others - what does the future hold for Twitter itself?

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How a Japanese boat trip ended in tragedy

It's an old cliché, but an accurate one: disasters are not caused by a single mistake. Several things need to go wrong at the same time to cause a tragedy. That appears to be exactly what happened on Saturday afternoon off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan.

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How high-profile scientists felt tricked by group denying climate change

A dozen scientists, politicians, and campaigners say they have been tricked into participating in online events promoting climate-change denial.The events were organised by the Creative Society, an international activist group that denies global warming is being caused by human activity.

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Elon Musk strikes deal to buy Twitter for $44bn

The board of Twitter has agreed to a $44bn (£34.5bn) takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, said Twitter had "tremendous potential" that he would unlock.

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Donald Trump held in contempt in New York legal battle

A US judge has held former President Donald Trump in contempt for failing to turn over files for an investigation into his business practices.Justice Arthur Engoron on Monday ordered Mr Trump pay a fine of $10,000 (£7,850) per day until he complies.

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Kane Tanaka: Japanese woman certified world's oldest person dies

Kane Tanaka was born in 1903, the same year as George Orwell, at a time when Japan was emerging as a global power. She got married a century ago, and had four children. She spent her later years in a Japanese care home, where she enjoyed board games and chocolate.

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Lab-grown meat and insects 'good for planet and health'

Dining on the likes of lab-grown meat or ground-up insects could lead to big savings in carbon emissions and water, as well as freeing up land for nature. That's the finding of a study calculating the environmental benefits of "greener" foods hitting our plates.

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The high-tech fitness mirrors that aim to get you exercising more

For most people, including fitness fans, the thought of having to watch yourself work out is not an appealing one. We don't look our best while sweating on a treadmill or grimacing on a weights machine.

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How a mouse could help humans heal better

Monica Sousa, an experienced scientist, could barely believe her eyes. In the small plastic enclosure on the lab bench in front of her was a mouse that a few weeks before had been half-paralysed, its rear legs dragging behind it wherever it went.

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Earl and Countess of Wessex: Why Grenada wanted to talk to royals about slavery

Negative headlines followed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour of the Caribbean, while hours before they they landed for their own tour, the Earl and Countess of Wessex cancelled a visit to Grenada. So what did Grenadians want to tell the royals about Britain's past?

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Large hadron collider: A revamp that could revolutionise physics

Deep underground amidst the Alps, scientists are barely able to contain their excitement. They whisper about discoveries that would radically alter our understanding of the Universe.

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Are Baby Boomers having the best time in bed?

Society loves to focus on the sex and dating lives of Gen Z and millennials. How are they dating, what sexual orientations are they identifying with and what are their relationships like? But as glossy as young love may be, dating and sex don’t begin and end in young adulthood. 

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La Digue: The Seychelles' tropical biking paradise

La Digue is arguably one of the most well-known of the 115 islands in the Seychelles.

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Cancer: Huge DNA analysis uncovers new clues

UK scientists have undertaken a huge "archaeological dig" of cancer in the UK, analysing the complete genetic make-up - or whole genome sequence - of tumours from about 12,000 patients.

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Does the Universe Create Itself?

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The return of Bali's lost 'superfood'

The moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) we were looking at really was quite unremarkable – less statuesque than the rambutan tree nearby and far less imposing than the