800-year-old Pueblo Indian blanket made out of 11,500 turkey feathers

There’s more uses for a turkey than the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving feast. Researchers believe the flightless fowl held deep significance for ancient Pueblo Indians in the American Southwest, who domesticated the bird but didn’t eat it.  Archaeologists at Washington State University examined a 800-year-old feather blanket from southeast Utah, one of the few remaining […]

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Fruit: Apple found by a jogger on a woodland run in Wiltshire turns out to be a new variety 

‘Pale and mottled oddity’: Apple found by a jogger on a woodland run in Wiltshire turns out to be a new variety Nature-lover Archie Thomas found the apple tree near his Nadder Valley home An expert from the Royal Horticultural Society confirmed it was a new type Mr Thomas now hopes to propagate and assign […]

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Widespread Amazon cloud service outage disables Roombas, Ring doorbells, even Christmas lights

A large-scale outage on Amazon’s cloud service this week wreaked widespread havoc on websites and software services. In addition to disabling Flickr, Adobe and the Washington Post’s website, the outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Wednesday caused Roombas, Rokus, Ring doorbells and other smart household appliances to stop functioning. The issue, which impacted the […]

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Spanish fashion house Balenciaga is debuting its fall 2021 collection in an original video game

Balenciaga will debut its fall/winter 2021 collection in a VIDEO GAME as the pandemic forces brands to get creative The ongoing pandemic has paused traditional fashion shows  Available December 6, Afterworld will be free and playable on Internet browsers  The Spanish fashion house bills the game as the ‘largest volumetric video project ever’  By Dan […]

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Neuroscience: Patience 'determined by brain's SEROTONIN levels'

Patience is determined by the levels of the hormone serotonin, dictating whether you can calmly anticipate a reward or crave instant gratification, a study has found. Researchers from Japan found that artificially triggering the release of the hormone in mice made the rodents more patient when waiting for food in lab experiments. Furthermore, the team […]

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Synthetic skin that 'can repair itself 5,000 times' could be used in future prosthetics 

Strong, stretchy and sensitive synthetic skin that can repair itself up to 5,000 times has been developed and could be used in future prosthetics, experts claim.   Known as ‘electronic skin’ or ‘e-skin’, it has been developed by researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. The team say that in future […]

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Apple files patent for windshield that tells you when it's cracked and calls garage to get it fixed

Apple knows a thing or two about cracked screens, which may explain why the computer giant has filed a patent for a car windshield that notifies the owner when it’s damaged. A patent uncovered this week describes a system that would use conductive film between two layers of glass to monitor if there’s been damage. […]

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Human cells could be edited to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, scientists claim 

Human brain cells could be gene-edited to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, scientists claim Researchers are examining methods to alter genes within the human brain This genetic variant could reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease The variant is found naturally in one in 150 people living in Scandinavia  Future techniques could see the […]

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Black Friday: Aukey wireless headphones just £15 in Amazon sale

‘Great wireless earphones at a fraction of the cost’: These highly-rated wireless headphones are now £15 this Black Friday (that’s 60% off) By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline Published: 05:37 EST, 27 November 2020 | Updated: 09:05 EST, 27 November 2020 There are some fantastic deals on headphones in Amazon‘s Black Friday sale, including 22 per […]

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Whales: 39-foot-long skeleton found off the coast of Thailand thought up to 5,000 years old 

Whale of a find: Immaculately preserved skeleton of a 39-foot leviathan discovered in Thailand is thought to be up to 5,000 years old The remains were found near the coast in Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok They are thought to have been from a Bryde’s whale — a species still alive today  Carbon dating will be […]

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Majestic Dalmatian Pelican wins British Ecological Society's photography competition 

A panoramic shot of a flying Dalmatian Pelican and a wolf killed in a fight for dominance were just two of the images that won an annual photo competition. The British Ecological Society’s photography competition drew entries from ecologists and students around the world, including all kinds of plants and animals. The stunning photos celebrate […]

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Inhalers will be given to at-risk Covid patients to prevent hospitalisation

Inhalers will be given to at-risk Covid patients as part of major UK trial to see if a steroid used to treat asthma can prevent hospitalisation The steroid, called budesonide, is being added to the Principle trial  Trial aims to find drugs that stop mild cases in at-risk patients deteriorating Budesonide is used in inhalers and […]

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Climate change could bring the start of Autumn forward by almost a week

The start of autumn could begin a week sooner in the future due to climate change causing trees to capture more carbon and drop their leaves earlier in the year.  For decades scientists expected temperate trees would shed their leaves gradually later in the year – making autumn later as average temperatures rise worldwide. Early […]

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Environment: microfibre filters in washing machines needed to protect marine life, charity says 

Slowing the tide of ocean plastic: Microfibre filters should be fitted to all washing machines by law to protect sea life, environmental charity says Microfibres are tiny plastic threads released when clothes are machine washed Experts estimated that 165,000 tons of synthetic fibres enter the ocean annually The Marine Conservation Society is calling for microfibre filters […]

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Narcissists classed as key workers thrived because it made them feel like 'heroes'

Narcissists classed as key workers during the Covid pandemic thrived because it made them feel like ‘heroes’ and ‘gave them a chance to shine’ Essential workers were hailed for their work during the coronavirus pandemic   But a study found those who were narcissistic particularly enjoyed their role  Being labelled as a hero made them feel special and […]

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Mild and persistent Covid symptoms lead to worse overall health long-term than going to ICU

Coronavirus patients with persistent but mild symptoms who are left to recover at home more likely to be suffering with bad health three months later than those with more serious conditions who were treated in hospital, a study has found.  Researchers at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands assessed 124 patients several weeks […]

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Neanderthals: our distant relatives could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin

Neanderthals could grasp a hammer but would have struggled to pick up a coin because the joints in their thumbs made precision grips more challenging than ‘power squeezes’  By Ian Randall For Mailonline Published: 11:29 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 11:29 EST, 26 November 2020 The thumbs of Neanderthals would have meant they could […]

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Why Covid-19 patients with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to die from coronavirus

Why Covid-19 patients with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to die REVEALED: Virus latches onto cholesterol molecules to gain access to cells, study shows Researchers studied the role of cholesterol in coronavirus infection   Found the presence of high cholesterol is linked to increased infection of cells  Believed the coronavirus binds to cholesterol and hijacks a lift […]

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The Beats Solo Pro headphones are massively reduced in the Amazon Black Friday 2020 sale

The Beats Solo Pro headphones are 41% off in the Amazon Black Friday sale (that’s a huge saving of £110) By Emily Scrivener For Mailonline Published: 09:31 EST, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 09:31 EST, 26 November 2020 Black Friday may officially start tomorrow, but Amazon has kicked things off early with thousands of deals […]

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Emotions: Animals have positive moods when they 'win' and pessimism when they 'lose', study claims 

‘Like the cat that got the cream’: Animals experience emotions much like humans — exhibiting positive moods when they ‘win’ and pessimism when they ‘lose’, study claims Animal behaviour experts have traditional not considered the role of emotion While humans can report how they feel, the emotions of animals are enigmatic Researchers from Belfast reviewed […]

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Physics: 'Ghost particles' emitted by the SUN shed light on how massive stars shine 

Elusive ‘ghost particles‘ produced deep within the Sun have been detected for the first time, helping to shed light on the reactions that make massive stars shine. Researchers were able to capture evidence of the particles as they passed through a special detector buried beneath a mountain near the town of L’Aquila, Italy. The rare emissions […]

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NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE

NASA astronaut Victor Glover shared his first video from space as he and three other astronauts soared above the Earth while traveling to the International Space Station. Glover is part of the Crew-1 mission that launched aboard the SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon capsule, nicknamed ‘Dragon Resilience,’ on November 15. This is Glover’s first trip to space […]

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Trove of arrows dating back 6,000 years are discovered in Norway after drastic amounts of ice melts 

A veritable treasure trove of ancient artifacts has been discovered in an Norwegian ice patch that climate change has caused to melt. Researchers found nearly 70 arrow shafts, plus shoes, textiles and reindeer bones on a mountainside in Jotunheimen, about 240 miles from Oslo. Based on radiocarbon dating, the oldest arrows are from around 4100 […]

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When will Earth be eco-friendly? Most Americans believe the world will be greener by 2042

When will Earth be eco-friendly? Most Americans believe the world will be greener by 2042 if we produce zero waste and adopt a more plant-based diet A survey reveals that Americans are hopefully the world will become greener Approximately 59% of respondents say the Earth will be  eco-friendly by 2024  Americans say a green world […]

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Bird the size of a crow with a toucan-like beak lived on Madagascar 68 million years ago

‘Buck-toothed’ bird the size of a crow with a toucan-like beak lived on Madagascar 68 million years ago Remains of a bird’s skull have been found on the African island of Madagascar   The species has been called Falcatakely which means ‘small scythe beak’ By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline Published: 13:54 EST, 25 November 2020 | Updated: […]

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Invasive dog-size lizards are invading the southeast US months after its first sightings in Florida 

Because 2020 hasn’t unleashed enough horrors, giant lizards from Argentina are invading the southern United States. The black-and-white tegu, which can grow up to four feet long, has long been spotted in Florida, with accounts of its presence in Georgia cropping up in May.  Now the dog-sized reptiles have been reported in South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, […]

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Evolution: Upper arm may hold the key to how vertebrates rose from the seas 390 million years ago

The key to how vertebrates first rose up out of the ocean and began to conquer the land some 390 million years ago may lie in the upper arm bone, a study has found.  US and UK experts found that the development of the humerus — the bone that runs from the shoulder to the […]

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Twitter revive its 'blue check mark' next year with guidelines that may put Trump's status at risk

Twitter is set to revive its coveted blue check-mark next year after putting a three-year pause on the verification process. The revamp is set for ‘early 2021,’ which will include a new public application process and guidelines for keeping the status that is given to accounts of public figures and organizations. Although Twitter has not […]

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