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New species of armoured dinosaur discovered in Utah

A fossil of a new species of armoured dinosaur has been discovered in Utah, changing how scientists believe the animals evolved. It took almost four years to prepare and analyse the medium-sized dinosaur's skeleton, which is 13-16ft long (4-5m) and about 42 inches (1.5m) tall at the hip, and …

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Whalers butcher ultra rare hybrid but will escape punishment

A large whale that was killed off the coast of Iceland has been established as a rare hybrid. There were concerns the creature was a blue whale, one of the rarest in the world, but apparently, the whaling company has claimed it’s a hybrid blue and fin whale, according …

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Slowing Gulf Stream current to boost warming for 20 years

The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years. Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos. But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on …

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Apple said to be investigating growing iTunes credit card fraud in Singapore

A pair of reports today explain that Apple customers across in Singapore are noticing a high number of fraudulent credit card charges being made via iTunes. Apple has said it is investigating the complaints, but specifics remain unclear The report explains that “dozens” of Apple customers have recently experienced fraudulent …

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Google reportedly offered Android changes to EU in 2017

The European Union may have characterized its $5 billion Android antitrust fine as punishment for an intransigent Google, but the practical reality might be different. Bloomberg sources have claimed that Google offered to make changes to its Android policies in August 2017, not long after it received an EU antitrust …

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Facebook Investigates 🔎 Data Firm Crimson Hexagon❗

Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer insights” and has contracts with government agencies around the world.

Facebook said it was looking into whether some of these deals …

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Elon Musk's 👀 Farting Unicorn Fight Settled 👍

Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission.

Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed - saying only that the issue had been resolved "in a way that everyone feels good about".

Mr …

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Spacex to Attempt 😱 Second Launch 🚀 of Block 5 Rocket

Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time.

Early Sunday, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Telstar 19V satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

"We are …

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Hackers 'Targeting US 🇺🇸 Mid-term Elections'🗳

At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft.

Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado.

The three candidates appear to have been targeted by phishing attacks, he told the …

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Hackers Net Almost $1m 💰 in Russian 🇷🇺 Bank Raid

A notorious hacking gang has struck again, stealing almost £700,000 ($910,000) from a Russian bank, reports a cyber-security company.

Group-IB was called in to help Russia's PIR Bank after it noticed the theft, said the firm.

The raid is believed to have been carried out by the MoneyTaker …

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