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Yellowstone's Supervolcano Could Erupt Far Sooner Than We All Hoped

Just in case you were hoping to have a relaxing weekend, we’ve got some unnerving news for you – the Yellowstone supervolcano could erupt far sooner than anyone had previously predicted. The revelation came after a team of scientists from Arizona State University studied samples of ancient ash from the caldera, which measures 34 by 45 miles, showing that eruption-conditions will ...

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Delta Airlines Just Ditched The Worst Thing About Flying

There’s nothing to put a real dampener on your holiday spirit like remembering you have to go via an airport first: The antisocial hours, the security queues, and the lack of legroom on board all serve to make flying an unenjoyable experience. But now Delta airlines have taken a step to making it less painful and removed one of the ...

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Magic Mushrooms Could 'Reset' The Brain Of People With Depression

Scientists have discovered that psilocybin – the psychoactive substance found in magic mushrooms – could effectively ‘reset’ the brain activity of people with severe depression. The small study by researchers at Imperial College found that when given to patients in whom conventional treatments had failed, the substance was able to have a positive long-lasting effect. Daniel Berehulak via Getty Images ...

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Twitter Boycott Questioned As Women Refuse To Stay Silent Over Sex Harassment And Abuse Claims

A call for women to boycott Twitter, after actress Rose McGowan was suspended over tweets after accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape, has been met with scepticism, as some say they won’t be silent now “the whole world is listening”. Dozens of women have come forward making accusations of sexual assault and harassment against film producer Weinstein, triggering a conversation about the ...

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Why We Should All Switch To A Green Energy Supplier Before The Electric Car Revolution

When I was growing up in the 90s the concept of consumption and the definition of “energy efficient” was very different to what it is today. Back then it was all about making small changes: fixing leaky facets, throwing food waste on the compost heap, carpooling to school. Halogen light bulbs were considered the saviours of planet Earth and my ...

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AR – Could Legal Issues Snap Developers Back To Reality?

Last summer’s phenomenon, Pokémon Go, which was downloaded onto more than 5% of Android phones in the US within just two days of its release and exceeded both Snapchat and Twitter in terms of daily active users, provided a first mainstream look at the potential of augmented reality in the gaming industry. Some estimations put the AR market at a ...

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My Computer Says I'm Going To Die

What should we do if computers predict who may develop a terminal disease, attempt suicide or contract diabetes? And what should you or your doctor do on receiving such a forecast? Is it even possible? Yes – the growing accuracy of computer algorithms suggests we will soon be facing such challenges. Researchers at Florida State University, for example, recently mined ...

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The UK's First 'Seabin' Can Collect Over 80,000 Plastic Bottles A Year From The Ocean

For the first time in history, a plastic-collecting ‘seabin’ has been installed in British waters to help fight the growing number of pollutants in our oceans – estimated to be around eight million metric tons from landfill every year. The seabin, installed in Portsmouth harbour, near the pontoon of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team, collects and disposes of all ...

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iPhone Scam Using Fake iCloud Login Screen Could Trick You Into Giving Up Your Password

While Apple’s iOS software has many great features it is not perfect by any stretch. One of those less-than-perfect examples is that sometimes you will get an awful lot of iCloud or iTunes Store login pop-ups. We all know the ones, they appear after we’ve updated our phones and seemingly won’t disappear until we’ve inputed the right password. Well now ...

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No Apple Isn't Deliberately Slowing Your iPhone So You'll Buy A New One, And Here's Proof

Everyone loves a conspiracy theory – especially if said theory lets us all believe that we’re unwilling victims being forced to hand over all our hard-earned money twice a year. But unfortunately for everyone convinced that Apple is deliberately slowing down your iPhone to make you buy the newest model, it just isn’t true.  Jack Taylor via Getty Images In ...

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