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    Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next door

    The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way. An international team of astronomers, including from the University of Cambridge, discovered the massive object when trawling through data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite. The object, named Antlia 2 (or Ant 2), has avoided detection until now thanks to its extremely low density as well as a perfectly-chosen hiding place, behind the shroud of the Milky Way's dis...

  • 3 days ago
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    People would change their consumption habits to help the climate, study finds

    A new study has found that people would change their consumption habits to help the climate - even if this would have implications for their personal lives and shopping habits - and that this could play a significant role in helping the UK to reduce its carbon emissions.

  • 4 days ago
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    Chevy's 295HP Cruze SS Concept Is A Modern Take On The Cobalt SS

    Chevrolet’s entry-level lineup has been missing a performance variant ever since the Cobalt SS went out of production in 2010. However, GM hasn’t completely forgotten about the idea as the automaker has introduced the Cruze Sport6 SS concept at the São Paulo Motor Show. Featuring a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine equipped with a “high-performance package,” the Cruze SS has been transformed into a hot hatch that packs 295 hp (220 kW / 300 PS). Needless to say, this a huge improvement over ...

  • 5 days ago
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    Centuries-old alcohol discovered in China

    Chinese archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old bronze pot that contains an alcoholic liquid believed to be wine. The discovery occurred on November 6 in China's Henan province, west of Shanghai. Shi Jiazhen, who is head of the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology in the province's city of Luoyang, tells China's Xinhua news agency that "there are 3.5 liters of the liquid in the color of transparent yellow. It smells like wine."

  • 6 days ago
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    The West is Failing Julian Assange

    While the media focused on Julian Assange’s cat rather than his continuing arbitrary detention, evidence shows that Britain worked hard to force his extradition to Sweden where Assange feared he could then be turned over to the U.S., as Stefania Maurizi explains.

  • 8 days ago
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    Mining bitcoin uses more energy than mining gold

    For the past few years, cryptocurrency networks like bitcoin have gained a reputation as energy hogs, eliciting headlines comparing their energy consumption to that of mid-sized countries. Now, a new analysis shows mining bitcoin uses more energy, dollar for dollar, than mining gold. “It was definitely surprising,” environmental engineer Max Krause said of his findings, published today in the journal Nature Sustainability.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Archaeologists find 300,000-year-old stone tools in Saudi Arabia

    At the time, the Arabian Peninsula was a grassland dotted with lakes.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Louisiana teacher donates kidney to student she never met

    A Louisiana science teacher is set to donate a kidney to a student who previously attended the school she teaches in, but never had her for class. Heather Mallet, who teaches at F.K. White Middle School, said it doesn’t matter that Hayden Diaz never sat in her classroom, she just knew she had to help him.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    The Double-Spend (What Bitcoin's White Paper Solved Forever)

    Bitcoin's white paper solving the double-spend problem in the digital world makes near real-time commerce possible across the entire planet.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Even a 10-Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain

    Ten minutes of mild exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    'Our faith compels us': Christian resistance to Trump gathers steam

    In a church parking lot in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Rev Vince Anderson was pouring sweat as he pounded his keyboard and belted out his “dirty gospel” anthems. Taking aim at a string of Donald Trump’s policies, Anderson repeatedly roared: “I don’t think Jesus woulda done it that way.”

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Audi R8 (2019): updated supercar brings new Performance model

    Audi has revealed its 2018 R8 supercar range, with both coupe and Spyder versions getting a facelift and refresh under the skin. Gone is the R8 V10 Plus model, as it’s been renamed R8 V10 Performance, much like the outgoing RS6 and RS7 Performance models.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Battlefield V: Launch is Just the Beginning

    With eight maps set in frozen landscapes, desert heat, and everything in between, eight exciting game modes, single-player War Stories, outstanding gunplay, a wide arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, progression, customization, Specializations for weapons and vehicles, and much more – you’ll have tons to do at the November 20 launch of Battlefield™ V.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Fallout: New California mod

    Fallout: New California adds an all new story around a new player character, an adopted resident of Vault 18, embarking on a journey through the wastelands of the New California Republic's Cajon Pass.A massive single player role playing game with deep character driven mechanics and branching narrative quest architecture, FNC takes you on a journey through the aftermath of the NCR-Enclave War following the end of Fallout 2 twenty years before, leading into the events that inspire Fallout 3 a...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Video: A Look At The Aliens, Dinosaurs And More That Were Cut From Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    One of the Switch's most popular titles - and one of the most popular entries in Nintendo's 32-year-old series - is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game is particularly noteworthy thanks to the way in which it breaks away from the norm of the series, ditching features that have been present from the very start, but it could have even further removed from the classic formula, as we're about to find out.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    The Week in Tech: Executives Pull Out of Saudi Conference

    Each week, technology reporters and columnists from The New York Times review the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry. Want this newsletter in your inbox? Sign up here. Hello from Washington, D.C., the hot seat of late for big Silicon Valley companies accused of being too powerful, undermining democracy and profiting off the personal details of our lives without our permission. I’m Cecilia Kang, The Times’s techn...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    America's Private Space Revolution Left Europe in the Dust

    The United States space industry is booming, and not everyone is excited about it. The Europeans, who dominated commercial spaceflight before the rise of American upstarts like SpaceX, are suddenly worried that the America's effort “now represents a further strong challenge to European competitiveness and freedom to act in space.”