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Breakthrough Initiatives

Breakthrough Initiatives is a science-based program founded in 2015 and funded by Julia and Yuri Milner,[1] also of Breakthrough Prize, to search for extraterrestrial intelligence over a span of at least 10 years. The program is divided into multiple projects.

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The hidden impact of your daily water use

Jackie Lambert suspects that her habit of showering only every three days is unusual. “But I’m unapologetic for it because I think it’s fine,” she laughs. After all, a daily shower is more about cultural expectations than hygiene.

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Is sugar really bad for you?

Given the current situation, many of us are more interested than ever in how food can (and can’t) support our health. To help you sort out fact from fiction, BBC Future is bringing back some of our most popular nutrition stories.

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Why working from home might be less sustainable

Car engines running, office heaters pumping – work as we know it has a substantial carbon footprint. Shouldn’t workers ditch the drive to a large office building and trade it in for the commute from their bed to their computer?

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Coronavirus: Raspberry Pi-powered ventilator to be tested in Colombia

The design and computer code were posted online in March by a man in California, who had no prior experience at creating medical equipment. Marco Mascorro, a robotics engineer, said he built the ventilator because knew the machines were in high demand to treat Covid-19.

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Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed

Examination of a mummy has revealed the original ancient Egyptian embalming recipe - first used to preserve bodies. The Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, is now home to the mummy in question.

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Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb

image copyrightUniversity of Catania and Cairo UniversityA substance found by archaeologists working in an Ancient Egyptian tomb has proved to be one of the oldest cheeses ever discovered.Several years ago, the team discovered broken jars in the tomb of Ptahmes, a high-ranking Egyptian official.

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JFK assassination: Questions that won't go away

On Thursday, classified files about the Kennedy assassination will be released - but what might they show? Where were you when Kennedy was shot?

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Assange 'secretly fathered two children' in Ecuadorean embassy

Julian Assange secretly fathered two children while living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, his partner has revealed. Stella Morris says she has been in a relationship with the Wikileaks founder since 2015 and has been raising their two young sons on her own.

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Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?

Globalisation has been one of the buzzwords of the past 25 years. It may seem a rather strange concept, since any economic historian will tell you that people have been trading across vast distances for centuries, if not millennia.

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Coronavirus will transform UK work and travel, says AA

The aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will transform the way we live, work and travel in the UK, the AA says. It predicts a permanent reduction in the demand for travel because people have learned during the crisis to use home-working technology.

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BepiColombo Mercury mission bids farewell to Earth

image sourceESABepiColombo, the joint European-Japanese mission to Mercury, has swung past the Earth - a key milestone in its seven-year journey to reach the "iron planet.

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