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30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, scientists say

More than 30,000 tremors have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to new research.
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Posted 2020/12/17 11:36:00

British inventor wins prize for revolutionary wheelchair design

A British inventor and entrepreneur has won a $1m (£740,000) prize to help him continue to develop a revolutionary ultra-light, stable carbon fibre wheelchair.
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Posted 2020/12/17 10:15:00

Apple hits back after Facebook attack on new privacy feature

Apple has responded to Facebook after it attacked a new privacy feature the iPhone-maker is set to rollout next year.
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Posted 2020/12/17 09:47:00

First moon samples for more than 40 years brought back to Earth

A Chinese lunar spacecraft capsule has returned to Earth with the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 40 years.
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Posted 2020/12/16 21:46:00

Facebook slams Apple over new privacy measures

Facebook has launched a broadside attack against Apple for a new feature which will allow users to opt-in to whether the apps they use can access their data for advertising purposes.
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Posted 2020/12/16 16:12:00

Bitcoin surpasses $20,000 to hit new high

Bitcoin has hit a new all-time high of above $20,000 as the volatile cryptocurrency saw its latest surge in value.
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Posted 2020/12/16 15:01:00

British Uber drivers take company to court over secret algorithms

British drivers for ride-hailing company Uber are taking their employer to court in the Netherlands in order to access secret performance data the company collects on them.
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Posted 2020/12/16 14:08:00

Mysterious storm on Neptune abruptly reverses direction

A mysterious dark storm on Neptune has been spotted abruptly reversing its direction by astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, something they say has never been observed before.
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Posted 2020/12/16 11:53:00

Valneva begins clinical trials for new COVID-19 vaccine in UK

Clinical trials have begun in the UK for a new COVID-19 vaccine being developed in Scotland.
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Posted 2020/12/16 00:12:00

OnlyFans fights tax bill of more than £10m

OnlyFans, a UK-based content subscription service popular with amateur pornographic models, is fighting a tax bill of more than £10m, according to court documents.
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Posted 2020/12/15 17:07:00

Social media firms could be fined up to £18m for not protecting users

Social media firms could be fined up to £18m for not protecting users under new laws.
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Posted 2020/12/14 22:17:00

Google restoring systems after global outage of YouTube and Gmail

Access to YouTube and Gmail is returning to normal in the UK after Google services were hit by a global outage.
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Posted 2020/12/14 12:15:00

Games giant EA gatecrashes Codemasters takeover as £945m bid accepted

Computer games firm Electronic Arts (EA) has gatecrashed the £725m takeover of British rival Codemasters with an offer worth £945m.
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Posted 2020/12/14 07:32:00

Suspected Russian hackers spied on US Treasury emails - reports

State-sponsored hackers - suspected to be working for Russia - have been monitoring emails at the US Treasury Department and another American federal agency for months, according to the Reuters news agency.
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Posted 2020/12/13 21:19:00

Games giant EA gatecrashes £725m Codemasters takeover

The American computer games giant Electronic Arts (EA) has gatecrashed the £725m takeover of Codemasters, the London-listed producer of some of the world's most popular motor racing titles.
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Posted 2020/12/13 18:21:00

US military beats UK in Call Of Duty tournament

The US Space Force has won a transatlantic video game tournament against teams from other branches of the American and British armed forces.
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Posted 2020/12/13 13:58:00

Virgin Galactic aborts space tourist test flight

Virgin Galactic aborted a landmark test flight of its rocket-powered space plane, despite everything getting the all-clear a minute before launch.
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Posted 2020/12/12 15:04:00

Iranian dissident executed after being lured to country

Iran has executed Ruhollah Zam, a dissident accused of inspiring nationwide protests in 2017 through his high-profile Telegram channel, according to state-controlled media.
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Posted 2020/12/12 14:28:00

Snow leopard tests positive for COVID-19 at US zoo

A snow leopard at a zoo in the US has become the first of its species to test positive for COVID-19.
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Posted 2020/12/12 12:03:00

Flamethrowing drone used to torch wasp nests in China

A group in China is using a flamethrowing drone to destroy the nests of wasps.
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Posted 2020/12/12 09:11:00