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World's biggest dinosaur footprint found in 'Australia's Jurassic Park'

The world's biggest dinosaur footprint has been discovered in northwestern Australia, measuring at nearly 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters), the lead author of a study said.

Twenty-one different dinosaur tracks were discovered across the Dampier Peninsula in the unprecedented" find, the University of Queensland said in a news …

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Earth Hour 2017: UN goes dark to support protection of planet

In observance of the 10th annual ‘Earth Hour,’ the United Nations on Saturday evening switched off the lights at its headquarters complex in New York and its other facilities around the world.

The global event was meant to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire …

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Tasmanian Tiger Spotted In The Wild Despite Being Extinct For 80 Years

The apparent sightings of the ‘extinct’ carnivore have led to massive searches for the creature across Australia’s largest wilderness area.

Apparently, the Tasmanian Tiger was spotted by a tourism operator and a former park ranger so now more than 50 cameras have been set up in the area to …

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Diabetes drug could be the first to reverse the disease

No insulin injections, no avoiding sugar. A daily drug can reverse diabetes symptoms in mice, opening up the possibility of a much easier way for diabetics to keep their blood sugar level within safe limits. A daily pill that restores the body’s sensitivity to insulin may make it easier …

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Molecule-sized cars to race on golden track in first ever 'Nanocar Race'

Get set for the world's first ever race among the world's tiniest cars - each of the size of few molecules. Scheduled between April 28 and 29th at Toulouse in south-western France, will see teams participating from different countries. Unlike the regular car race tracks, the Nanocar race will take place …

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Humans 'Domesticated' Mice 15,000 Years Ago

Ancient rodent populations may now help us fill in gaps in the archaeological record as humans shifted from hunter-gatherers to farmers.

Conventional wisdom has said that mice and people began living together when humans learned to farm. But new research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of …

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Surprising New Role for Lungs: Making Blood

Using video microscopy in the living mouse lung, UC San Francisco scientists have revealed that the lungs play a previously unrecognized role in blood production.

In another surprise finding, the scientists also identified a previously unknown pool of blood stem cells capable of restoring blood production when the stem cells …

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Elon Musk is setting up a company that will link brains and computers

Musk's projects are frequently inspired by science fiction, and this one is a direct reference to a device called a "neural lace," invented by the late British novelist Iain M. Banks for his Culture series.

The Journal also reports that the company has hired three people already: "Vanessa Tolosa, an …

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A Lithuanian phisher tricked two big US tech companies into wiring him $100 million

The Department of Justice today unsealed an indictment against a Lithuanian scammer who managed to trick two American tech companies into wiring him $100 million. The scammer, 48-year-old Evaldas Rimasauskas, did so by masquerading as a prominent Asian hardware manufacturer, according to court documents, and tricking employees into depositing tens …

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House could vote tomorrow to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history

The US House of Representatives could vote tomorrow on whether to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers.

The Senate voted to kill the rules on Thursday, so all that's left are decisions by …

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