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US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data

The US government is considering whether to charge for access to two widely used sources of remote-sensing imagery: the Landsat satellites operated by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and an

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Why a sweaty workout dampens appetite

Exercise suppresses eating by heating up a region of the brain called the hypothalamus, according to a study in mice. Although it has long been clear that exercise can reduce

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Suspected chemical attack, opioid-crisis cash and nuclear-fusion facility

Suspected chemical attack in Syria An international team has begun an investigation into a suspected chemical-weapons attack on civilians in Douma (pictured), a besieged town in Syria. It is reported that

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We Have Developed An Antibody That Can Kill 99% Of All HIV Strains

Scientists have created a man-made antibody that has been found to attack 99% of all HIV strains. The tests were carried out on primates, but the drug’s manufacturer Sanofi has confirmed

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A Parkinson’s Drug Could Be Used To Stop Cancer Too

‘It would be truly something amazing.’ A drug commonly used to treat Parkinson’s disease could be repurposed as cancer medication after trials demonstrated that it has significant anti-cancer effects. Carbidopa, a drug prescribed to

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A Relatively Simple Gene Therapy Procedure Could Reverse Blindness

For the first time, scientists have used gene therapy to successfully reverse blindness in mice suffering with an inherited condition, which causes people to lose their sight over time. Researchers at the Nuffield

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The Dream of a Flying Electric Vehicle Edges Closer

Electrification of cars has seen some policy leaps and bounds in recent weeks, including long-term goals set to move us away from the internal combustion engine (despite industry-lead heads in the sand).

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This Kickstarter campaign wants to help keep your Mac charger organized

MacBook users everywhere have the same complaint: its charger kind of sucks. The wires are too chunky to wrap up, making it difficult to pack up alongside your laptop. And

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The Google Home Max and Mini are the high and low-end speakers Google was missing

Google Home is growing up… and shrinking down. Google surprised us all by launching not one, but two new Google Homes to round out its lineup of voice-enabled speakers: the Google

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Facebook’s desktop messaging app is finally here

Your prayers have been answered. Facebook has finally released a beta version of Workplace Chat, a desktop messaging service for businesses. The new messaging service is essentially a competitor to