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Italy's Supervolcano May Be Much Closer to an Eruption

Almost 500 years ago, Italy's Campi Flegrei supervolcano erupted, spewing molten rock and thick plumes of smoke into the atmosphere for eight days straight, and literally forming a new mountain from the chunks of Earth it drew from below.

Now, researchers are warning that this vast, fiery cauldron could be …

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Mars voyage will include one-year layover in moon orbit

THE plan to send humans to Mars includes a one-year layover in orbit around the moon in the late 2020s, Fox News reports. Greg Williams, NASA’s deputy associate administrator for policy and plans at the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, revealed that NASA wants to build a “deep-space …

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UK Met Office forecasts weather on Proxima B — 4 light years away

Scientists at Exeter university applied the UK Meteorological Office’s computer model of weather and climate to Proxima B, an Earthlike body discovered last year in orbit around Proxima Centauri, a star that lies just 4 light years away.

Although hard information about Proxima B will remain sparse until astronomers …

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Rare Mexican porpoise faces 'imminent extinction'

An immediate extension of a fishing ban is desperately needed to save the world's most endangered marine species. Campaigners say there are only 30 vaquita porpoises left, with their population having plummeted by 90% since 2011.

These dark-eyed cetaceans are often accidentally killed in gillnets which were banned for two …

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Ladybird’s transparent shell reveals how it folds its wings

To get a peek at what happens under the elytra ( the ladybug's colourful wing cases), Kazuya Saito at the University of Tokyo and his colleagues have devised a clear prosthetic wing case. The team used UV-cured resin, much like the material used for long-lasting nail polish, and moulded it like …

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Remote island has 'world's worst' plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK's Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches.

The island is near the …

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Apple releases iOS 10.3.2 update for iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released the iOS 10.3.2 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

iOS 10.3.2 follows the March release of iOS 10.3 which includes Find My AirPods, CarPlay updates, Apple File System, and more. Apple also released iOS 10.3.1 in early …

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Bill Gates tweeted some great advice for new grads

Bill Gates is one of the richest and most successful men in the world; Forbes puts his wealth above $87.5 billion. On Monday, he tweeted out advice to the graduating class of 2017. Needless to say, it’s probably wise to follow his advice, especially his last tweet: “This …

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Netflix confirms it is blocking rooted/unlocked devices

Earlier today, Netflix started showing up as 'incompatible' on the Play Store for rooted and unlocked Android devices. However, the app itself continued to work fine, leading some (including myself) to think it could have been an accident. However, Netflix has now confirmed to us that blocking modified devices from …

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Upcoming Disney Movie Held Ransom By Hackers

Hackers are threatening to release an upcoming Disney feature film on the internet if the studio does not pay a ransom in Bitcoin, the company's CEO, Bob Iger, told ABC employees on Monday.

Iger did not reveal which of the company's movies the hackers claim to have stolen, but the …

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