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How IBM's new five-qubit universal quantum computer works

Ars Technica - ‎1 hour ago‎
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, IBM gave an unwary world its first publicly accessible quantum computer. You might be worried that you can tear up your passwords and throw away your encryption, for all is now lost.
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This humanoid robot is being developed by UK scientists for Mars mission - ‎35 minutes ago‎
Valkyrie will act as a servant for human astronauts on future missions to the Red Planet. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share.
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Biologist Carl Jones wins top environmental award - ‎16 hours ago‎
A biologist from Wales who saved nine species from extinction has been given a prestigious environmental award. 0. Share this. Facebook; Twitter; Google plus; Email; Share.

US companies given permission to try and bring people back from the dead

The Independent - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Scientists in the US have been given permission to try and bring dead people back to life. Initial tests will use a range of techniques on 20 subjects to see whether they show any sign of regeneration, or the reversal of brain death.
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Tributes for Nobel prize chemist Harry Kroto

BBC News - ‎5 hours ago‎
The science community has been paying tribute to Prof Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76. Sir Harry won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of carbon molecules in the shape of a ball, popularly known as ...
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New UN climate leader 'set the stage' for Paris deal

Environment & Energy Publishing - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mexico's former foreign affairs secretary, Patricia Espinosa, was widely credited with helping to resurrect the U.N. climate process from the Copenhagen doldrums when her country hosted a key summit in 2010.
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Leopards have lost 75% of their historical habitat

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
'This cat needs your attention.' Researchers hope their work will raise awareness about the plight of the leopard. Photograph: Joseph Lemeris Jr/ZSL.
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Bexhill pupils' out of this world science project

Bexhill Observer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Pupils at Battle Abbey Prep School in Bexhill are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space.
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Stevenage satellite to monitor the world's forests from space

ITV News - ‎6 hours ago‎
Scientists will soon be able to monitor the earth's forests from space thanks to a new satellite to be built at Stevenage's Airbus Defence team.
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Satellites to see Mercury enter spotlight on May 9

Phys.Org - ‎1 hour ago‎
It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the U.S., sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit.
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The most likely theories about where 'Planet Nine' came from are still pretty crazy

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
At the start of the new year, scientists announced the best-ever evidence of a ninth planet. Not a vindicated Pluto, but a "massive perturber" - a previously unknown world lurking at the outer edge of our solar system.
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Car crashes on bends in fog - solved

Yorkshire Evening Post - ‎7 hours ago‎
Why we are more likely to crash on a bend in fog or night have been discovered by scientists. We do not watch the edges of the road as we drive, rather our brain processes the ground speed as the tarmac whizzes towards us.
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UC San Diego Chemists Create Adaptive Protein Crystal

AZoM - ‎4 hours ago‎
UC San Diego chemists have produced an 'adaptive protein crystal' that possesses a unique counterintuitive property, which could be useful in designing body armors and soles of running shoes.
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Donald Trump's election would derail Paris climate deal, warns its architect

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Donald Trump is virtually certain to become the Republican presidential candidate. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters. Fiona Harvey.
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Alien-hunting ExoMars mission is delayed by TWO YEARS

Daily Mail - ‎May 3, 2016‎
The question of whether or not there is life on Mars is something astronomers have been striving to answer for years. But now we might be two years further away from finding out for sure.
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Shooting stars formed from Halley's Comet debris to light up night sky

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Shooting stars spawned by history's most famous comet should be visible from the UK over the next two days. The Eta Aquarid meteors are formed from debris shed by Halley's Comet, best known for its appearance in the Bayeux tapestry.
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Climate change could make Middle East 'uninhabitable'

CNBC - ‎6 hours ago‎
Iraqis cool down from the scorching summer temperatures under public showers in Baghdad on August 12, 2011. Climate change could make sections of North Africa and the Middle East uninhabitable, according to a recent study.
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YouTube video shows method to keep bouquets looking fresher for longer

Daily Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
It's expected that two thirds of us will buy our mother's flowers as a gift this Mother's Day. But no matter how fresh and beautiful the bouquet is on the day, the chances are it'll soon end up a wilted, crumbled mess in less than a week.