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    Scientists discover the ‘beautiful’ secret of how memories are made

    Scientists have discovered the secret of how memories are made – the brain makes two copies of every event, in a discovery they described as “beautiful”. Researchers said even they were surprised when they realised the secret of how recollections are created and stored. They found that the brain “doubles up” by simultaneously making two memories […]

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    Planes will be made from wonder material graphene ‘in 10 years’

    Sir Richard Branson has raised the prospect of planes being made entirely from the so-called wonder material graphene within 10 years, as the airline industry battles a 50pc increase in fuel in the last 12 months, sparking a desperate need for ever lighter fleets. The Virgin Atlantic president, who founded the airline in 1984, described the […]

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    Clint Robinson a late cut at Nationals camp

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The Washington Nationals placed first baseman Clint Robinson on waivers Tuesday, assuring a roster spot for Adam Lind and creating an uncertain baseball future for Robinson. Robinson has 72 hours to see if he is claimed by another team. If not, he could accept an offer to return to Triple-A […]

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    NASA has selected a mission to study the cosmic matter between stars

    While space is largely devoid of matter, it does contain some gas and dust that floats between stars, material known as the interstellar medium. NASA has selected the Galactic/Extragalactic ULDB Spectroscopic Terahertz Observatory (GUSTO) mission to conduct the first complete study of this matter, to better understand how it behaves, . Interstellar objects such as […]

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    Uber’s Latest Setback Is A Self-Driving Car Crash In Arizona

    An Uber self-driving car was involved in a serious crash in Tempe, Arizona. The crash, which left one car dented and the other seemingly on its side, appeared in photos on Twitter late Friday night, which were later verified by the company and Bloomberg. Uber did not confirm whether there were injuries or if the […]

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    Wife of 39 years fails in divorce refusal appeal

    A woman who says she is “desperately unhappy” in her marriage has lost the latest round of an “extraordinarily unusual” court fight. Tini Owens, 66, asked the Court of Appeal to overturn a family court ruling, which said she could not divorce her husband Hugh Owens, 78. But the appeal judges, led by Sir James […]

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    Naked demonstrators kill sheep under Auschwitz gates

    Police in Poland have detained at least 11 people after a naked demonstration at the Auschwitz museum, on the site of the former Nazi death camp. The museum said “a group of people killed a sheep, undressed and chained themselves together”. The incident took place beneath the main gate, which bears the infamous slogan “Arbeit […]

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    New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

    A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday. The new vaccine against rotavirus, the most common cause of death from diarrhea in children under age […]

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    Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

    The US state department has issued a presidential permit that gives energy firm TransCanada the green light to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The move on Friday reversed a decision by ex-President Barack Obama who had blocked the project over environmental worries. The state department said the $8bn Keystone project would serve US national […]