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The NHS And Amazon Are Working On A Diagnosis Skill For Alexa

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has today announced that the NHS is currently working with Amazon on an Alexa skill that’ll allow you to get health advice from the voice-controlled assistant. In a speech made at his local

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Jupiter Is So Massive It Had 12 Extra Moons We Didn’t Know Existed

Jupiter is absolutely vast. It’s so big in fact that we’ve only just scratched the surface of what we know about this gas giant. As a case in point, astronomers have

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The US Will Allow 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Next Month

Starting next month, US citizens will be legally allowed to find the blueprints for a gun online, download them onto a 3D-printer and then create that firearm from scratch. These

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Convert your weaknesses into assets

“I’m afraid I won’t renew your contract. I am giving you as much advance notice as I can so that you can find something else.” Hearing these words from my

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SpaceX Mars: 5 Things We’ve Learnt From Elon Musk’s Presentation

Elon Musk is going to Mars. It’s not so much an opinion as what now appears to be a statement of fact. The entrepreneur was speaking at the International Astronautical Congress

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Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight – here’s how to see it

Make sure Star Wars isn’t the only celestial event you see tonight. The bright Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak in the early hours of Thursday morning  The Geminid meteor

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Spending a Moment with Émilie Du Châtelet

This morning, Émilie Du Châtelet stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been reading Inventing the Mathematician by Sara N. Hottinger. The book, which I’m sure I’ll write more about after reading and

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This Thanksgiving Pass the Stuffing—and Don’t Pass on the Discussion of Social Issues

An oft-repeated adage to never discuss sex, religion or politics at the dinner table is probably never truer than on Thanksgiving. However, in an America where polling reveals we are increasingly divided

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AOL Instant Messenger will finally, totally die in December

AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), the beloved messaging service that was the first online experience for an entire generation, will finally reach the end of its life later this year. The remnants

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Say hello to Apple’s new iOS 11 emoji

Finally, iOS 11 is here in all its glory, and in case the software’s new features weren’t exciting enough, Apple is also releasing hundreds of new emoji. On Friday the company announced a trove of