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Major websites hit by global outage

Many popular websites fell offline on Thursday in a widespread global outage of service. Visitors attempting to reach some sites received DNS errors, meaning their requests could not reach the websites.

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Meaning of life

The meaning of life, or the answer to the question: "What is the meaning of life?", pertains to the significance of living or existence in general.

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Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Ralph Waldo Emerson? Lynn H. Hough? Aerosmith? Anonymous? Life is a journey, not a destination.

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How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

Thomas Capone enjoys attending conferences where he can meet other tech-savvy entrepreneurs face-to-face. The boss of the New York Distance Learning Association always takes advantage of the opportunity to expand his network of contacts.

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AI breakthrough could spark medical revolution

Artificial intelligence has been used to predict the structures of almost every protein made by the human body. The development could help supercharge the discovery of new drugs to treat disease, alongside other applications.

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Diamonds swapped for pebbles in London gem heist

A woman stole diamonds worth £4.2 million from a jewellers by swapping them with pebbles using "sleight of hand", a court has heard.Lulu Lakatos, 60, allegedly posed as a gemologist who examined the stones from Boodles in central London.

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Jeff Bezos to blast into space aboard New Shepard rocket ship

Billionaire Jeff Bezos is about to blast into space in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He will be accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old paying customer.

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Nasa chooses SpaceX to build Moon lander

Nasa has chosen Elon Musk's company SpaceX to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency's Artemis programme.

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Covid: False and misleading health claims spread in Indonesia

With the surge of the Delta variant in Indonesia, misleading claims about products claiming to be cures and preventions are on the rise.

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Scotland's mysterious ancient artificial islands

It was simple curiosity that prompted retired Royal Navy diver Chris Murray a decade ago to plunge into the icy waters around a mysterious islet in a small loch on his home island of Lewis in the Scottish Hebrides.

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Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

Rights activists, journalists and lawyers around the world have been targeted with phone malware sold to authoritarian governments by an Israeli surveillance firm, media reports say.

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The beavers returning to the desert

Standing at the edge of a precipice, under a scorching sun in eastern Utah, you can see nothing but the state’s infamous red rocks and towering buttes for miles.

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The Government and iPhones don't recognise it, but this stretch of desert has its own time zone

With urban legends like the Nullarbor Nymph, it's not too hard for tourists travelling the famous Australian east-west highway to get confused. But it's the three clocks at the Border Village roadhouse on the South and Western Australian borders that get the oddest looks.

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'Streetonomics': What our addresses say about us

One day, the writer and lawyer Deirdre Mask was lost somewhere in West Virginia. She had borrowed her father's car to drive to the home of an acquaintance, equipped with complicated directions. What made it particularly difficult was that the man she intended to visit had no address.

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The secret lives of Neanderthal children

In any normal summer, Spain's famous Playa de la Castilla – a perfect 20km (12 mile) long stretch of sand backed by the Doñana nature reserve and close to the resort of Matalascañas, Huelva – would have been covered by the footprints of visiting tourists.

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Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space

For more than 15 years, Virgin Galactic has been working to begin carrying paying passengers to the edge of space and back. Here, we track the long, winding road to realising Sir Richard Branson's dream.

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Virgin Galactic: Sir Richard Branson rockets to the edge of space

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has successfully reached the edge of space on board his Virgin Galactic rocket plane. The UK entrepreneur flew high above New Mexico in the US in the vehicle that his company has been developing for 17 years.

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C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein)

C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein), or simply 2014 UN271, is a large Oort cloud comet discovered by astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein in archival images from the Dark Energy Survey.[6][7] When first imaged in October 2014, the object was 29 AU (4.

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The foreigners in China’s disinformation drive

Foreign video bloggers denouncing what they say is negative coverage of China on highly controversial subjects such as Xinjiang are attracting large numbers of subscribers on platforms like YouTube.

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Sir Richard Branson: Space flight will be 'extraordinary'

UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is about to realise a lifetime's ambition by flying to the edge of space. He'll ride his Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Sunday to an altitude where the sky turns black and the Earth's horizon curves away into the distance.

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