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Here Lies the Captcha, the World's Most Annoying Security Tool

Google will lay the Captcha as we know it to rest—finally. The security tool was once the only thing that differentiated a human user from a bot. Bef...

Published: 2017-03-14 07:20 0

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Uncanny Valley: Having Eerily Human-Like Robots May Not be a Good Thing

There may be truth after all to the theory of the uncanny valley. When humans witness robots displaying emotions, it may be a deeply discomfiting expe...

Published: 2017-03-14 05:19 0

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Sea Turtle Survives Having a Mass of 915 Coins in Its Stomach

A green sea turtle in Thailand that had swallowed 915 coins is now recovering from invasive but life-saving surgery. The locals gave her the pet name...

Published: 2017-03-14 03:03 0

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Stuck Song Syndrome and How to Get Rid of It

The stuck song syndrome is an annoying phenomenon, but researchers may have found a way to get you out of the loop. We all enjoy a catchy tune. Howev...

Published: 2017-03-13 23:43 0


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Preinstalled Malware Found on Android Phones

A malware scanner has found preinstalled malware on 38 android phones that belong to two companies. Most of the malware are for information theft. On...

Published: 2017-03-13 22:09 0

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Smart Jacket by Google and Levi's Makes a Cool Debut

This new and innovative smart jacket isn't just the latest love child of tech and style, it's washable, too. That's not something you usually hear ab...

Published: 2017-03-13 07:47 0

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Fukushima is Now Safe, Six Years after Nuclear Disaster

Evacuees can now safely return to their homes in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, six years after a devastating disaster struck. The Japanese government...

Published: 2017-03-13 04:35 0

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Information Avoidance: Listening Only to What We Want to Hear

Engaging in information avoidance can make us miss out on vital information that will benefit us in the long run. There are things that we'd rather n...

Published: 2017-03-13 02:56 0

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The Nokia 3310 Comeback is Shedding Light on Some Hard Truths

The world's excitement over the return of the iconic Nokia 3310 might indicate that the smartphone industry's development is plateauing. This year's...

Published: 2017-03-12 23:42 0

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Self-Driving Cars without Back-Up Drivers or Steering Wheels?

New regulations will allow the testing and use of self-driving cars with no back-up drivers, steering wheels, or pedals. California's car manufacture...

Published: 2017-03-12 21:54 0

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Axolotls are the World's Cutest Little Monsters, but They're Critically Endangered

Adorable axolotls have been fascinating pet owners and scientists alike, but they may soon go extinct in the wild. Behind the adorable little face a...

Published: 2017-03-11 07:50 0

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Brain Fact: Your Brain Fills in What You Don't Actually Hear

Your brain helps you "hear" noise-obscured words in noisy environments. Here's an interesting brain fact: your brain can help you understand what ano...

Published: 2017-03-11 06:26 0

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Strange Phenomenon of Humpback Whales Gathering in the Hundreds

A humpback whale super-group[Photo by Ken Findlay, et al] Observers have recorded 22 separate instances of humpback whales gathering in large groups....

Published: 2017-03-11 04:02 0

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Anti-Ageing Exercise Keeps People Young Down to the Cellular Level

An intense form of exercise will make you feel more youthful and energetic. Forget about your anti-ageing creams and smoothies and whatever else you...

Published: 2017-03-11 02:29 0

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Do Dogs Lie? Study Says Yes, They Do

If so, why do dogs lie? Dog cognition experts have found that, unsurprisingly, dogs are capable deception to get more treats out of their humans. Thi...

Published: 2017-03-10 23:32 0

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Universal Values Allow Groups with Different Beliefs to Live Harmoniously

What exactly is it that divides us? A study has found that different social groups can and often do coexist harmoniously if they adhere to universal...

Published: 2017-03-10 08:48 0

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Matriarchy in America: An Ancient Civilization Ruled by Women?

Research suggests that matriarchy existed on American soil thousands of years ago. DNA evidence shows that a “dynasty” that handed power from mother...

Published: 2017-03-10 07:15 0

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Virtual Reality can be Dizzying, and Not in a Good Way

Motion sickness and virtual reality create a perfect storm. Scientists are confirming that virtual reality systems can trigger a new form of motion s...

Published: 2017-03-10 04:55 0

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Yellow Fever Makes a Comeback as Zika Takes a Backseat

After Zika, Brazil is facing the possibility of a yellow fever outbreak. Rural areas in Brazil have been experiencing unexpected outbreaks of Zika's...

Published: 2017-03-10 02:50 0

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Saturn's Moon: New Up-Close Photos Show Pan's Weird Shape

Saturn's Moon Pan looks like a walnut and an empanada had a baby and shot it into space. NASA very recently released new and more detailed photos of...

Published: 2017-03-09 22:49 0

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Mnemonic Training Gives People Awesome Memorization Skills

With mnemonic training, anyone can develop a superb ability to memorize several things in a very short span of time. Six week of training is all it t...

Published: 2017-03-09 08:45 0

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Violent Video Games Don't Cause Violent Behavior, Study Suggests

New research shows that avid violent video games players reacted to emotionally-charged imagery in the same way as non-players. This suggests that vio...

Published: 2017-03-09 06:57 0

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Aboriginals are Descendants of the Very First People that Colonized Australia

Scientific findings have confirmed what Aboriginals have always believed: their ancestors were the first people to settle in Australia. In the 1920s...

Published: 2017-03-09 04:33 0

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Human Pheromones: Fact or Fiction?

Research suggests that if human pheromones do exist, scientists have not identified them yet. Living things often communicate through chemical signal...

Published: 2017-03-09 02:47 0

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Raw Data on the TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets Now Available

NASA has released raw data about the TRAPPIST-1 system from the Kepler space telescope. Last month's announcement about the discovery of seven water-...

Published: 2017-03-08 21:42 0

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Why Humans Walk: Because of Vision, not Limbs

Researchers may have found the answer to why humans walk. We came from the primordial seas. Our water-dwelling fish ancestors came before our land-dw...

Published: 2017-03-08 09:03 0

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Alien Life on Jupiter's Moon: An Expedition to Europa

NASA is planning on sending a probe to Jupiter's moon Europa to find evidence of alien life. Europa's surface is, well, hellish. It is completely exp...

Published: 2017-03-08 07:24 0

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Sea Ice Loss in the Arctic Circle may Have Catastrophic Effects

Rising global temperatures are melting Arctic sea ice away, which can in turn lead to even higher global temperatures. The US National Oceanic and A...

Published: 2017-03-08 05:36 0

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Extra Emissions by Volkswagen Cars Turn Out to be Deadly

The automobile giant Volkswagen, the largest car manufacturer in the world, has a lot it may have to answer for. Car manufacturers across the globe...

Published: 2017-03-08 03:47 0

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New Malware that Wipes Data is Targeting Europe's Hard Drives

Kaspersky Lab's researchers have discovered new malware that has set its crosshairs on Europe. In a newly-published research paper, Kaspersky Lab rep...

Published: 2017-03-07 23:37 0

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