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An App That Encourages Teens To Actually Be Nice To Each Other Has Just Been Bought By Facebook

It’s no secret that the internet can be a cesspit of anonymous trolling and bad behaviour from behind the safety of a computer screen. So what happens when an app is created purely for people to pay each other compliments? Well, it will be downloaded over 5 million times, have 2.5 million daily users and then be bought by Facebook. ...

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Sun Setting On 'Renewables And Reliability Argument'

In April this year, the UK went its first full day without the use of energy from coal since the Industrial Revolution. As the first country to use coal for electricity, this is a watershed moment for the low carbon revolution. In fact, the UK energy supply was only 2% from coal in the first half of 2017, down from ...

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Call Security! Cyber Defence Lags Behind In Retail

It’s a familiar sight – the uniformed security guard patrolling the store on the lookout for shoplifters, ready to spring into action to stop thieves from getting away with the goods. Retailers have long known the value of proactive security to prevent loss and act as a deterrent in the real world. However, it seems that in the virtual world ...

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The Science Of Safer Pregnancy: How Mini 'Placentas On A Chip' May Help Us Understand Pre-eclampsia

The placenta may be the most important organ in a body – it gives life to us all – and yet it is probably the least-studied organ. The placenta is the gatekeeper for a foetus, allowing a mother’s nutrients to pass in one direction while waste passes back into the mother’s bloodstream. It produces hormones to encourage foetal growth and ...

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Having More Of This Protein Makes Mammals Live Longer, Say Scientists

Humans have long dreamed about finding the fountain of youth – a supposedly fictional source that could offer us eternal life (or honestly just knock a few years off and we’d still be happy). But now scientists have discovered a protein in mammals that actually increases their expected lifespan when it is present in higher quantities. And conversely, cause animals ...

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This Incredible Power Plant Produces Nothing But Electricity And Stone

In a bid to tackle climate change and stop the world from reaching the upper limit of two degrees warming before 2020, scientists were hoping that we could reduce our global carbon footprint. But with world events making it seem increasingly unlikely that will happen, scientists are now turning their hand to alternative solutions. Including the world’s first power plant ...

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What If The 1987 Great Storm Happened Today?

When Michael Fish presented the BBC Weather forecast on the 15th October he had already been a regular fixture on television for 13 years. After all those years and the hundreds of weather broadcasts he will have recorded, it’s his opening remarks on this lunchtime forecast that are still replayed 30 years later. “Good afternoon to you. Earlier on today ...

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Elon Musk answers questions about the city he wants to build on Mars

Let’s all go to Mars (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk) Getting a bit bored? Fancy a new job, maybe a change of scene? Well you’re in luck – Elon Musk has just explained in even more detail how he plans to colonise Mars by 2024, meaning your dream of leaving Earth forever may not be too far off. Doing an AMA on Reddit’s ...

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How Scientists Are Working To Stop Secondary Breast Cancer

To mark Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we’re hearing why research into this devastating disease is more crucial than ever, and highlighting the exciting work taking place in labs across the UK and Ireland to stop it from taking lives. At Breast Cancer Now we are determined to stop people dying from breast cancer, and one of the most important ...

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Twitter Explains Decision To Suspend Rose McGowan's Account, Following Backlash

Twitter has responded to the backlash over their decision to suspend actress Rose McGowan’s account on the social media site. Earlier this week, Rose revealed that she’d received a message from Twitter, explaining that she’d been temporarily banned from tweeting for violating the website’s terms of service. This was met with a strong backlash, as for the past week, the ...

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