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Designed for ‘Note loyalists’, the standard Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra will both support 5G and stream Xbox games over the cloud. Both devices are optimised for game streaming via Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s video game subscription service that gives users access to a catalogue of games. The company also unveiled the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus tablets, the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch, Galaxy Buds Live, and offered a first look at the Galaxy Z Fold 2, its next-generation foldable smartphone

Scientists describe the weird 20-foot-long creature and its incredible giraffe-like neck as a ‘paleontological absurdity’. Fossils of the creature, of the Tanystropheus genus, were discovered back in 1852 and had been puzzling scientists ever since. Experts couldn’t tell how the creature (main and right) would have been able to support its ludicrously long neck if it had been roaming land during the middle Triassic period. But a new study led by the University of Zurich has now shows that the creature lived in water and was ‘surprisingly adaptable’. The large Tanystropheus fossils’ skulls had been crushed, but researchers took computed tomography (CT) scans of the fossil slabs to reconstruct the skull (top right). Inset image, top left, shows the outline of a 5.5-foot-tall human diver as comparison with the ancient species.

Experts have speculated the famous Italian artist Raphael, who died 500 years ago, was laid to rest in Rome’s Pantheon. Following a reconstruction of a skull from the site, their theory is confirmed.


Twitter on Thursday announced the new steps to prevent the spread of content from state-affiliated media — a move affecting key outlets from Russia and China.

Researchers from the US have determined that around three per cent of the Neanderthal genome came from breeding with another ancient human group.

Instagram claims a bug shielded President Donald Trump from negative hashtags while allowing such tags about Joe Biden, some derogatory, stay visible on the platform.

The 99 million-year old insect stunningly preserved in amber from Myanmar was trapped just as it embraced its final victim – an ancient relative of the cockroach. Alongside revealing just how prehistoric hell ants used their mandibles, the specimen is also helping experts discern how the killer features first evolved.

Dozens of examples of ‘fluting’ have been found in Yemen and Oman which date back 8,000 years. This technique had never been seen before outside of America.

In shaving experiments, engineers closely studied shaving in ultra-fine detail with an electron microscope to see how a razor blade can be damaged as it cuts human hair.

Researchers at the Universities of Bologna and Padua studied the subsurface cavities that lava created billions of years ago under the surface of Mars and the Moon.

Black hole ‘safe zones’ could host thousands of blanets. These exoplanets may have formed from ice-covered dust swirling around the black hole and likely have 30,000 times the mass of Earth.

Parallels in styles, themes and motifs can link artworks painted in vastly different points in time and space – and shine new light on both works. However, even the most knowledgeable of art critics could never take in the millions of paintings from across the centuries to be able to make all such connections. The image retrieval software created by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Microsoft, however, has no such constraints.

Most foods lack the pigment needed to produce blue naturally, but researchers from the University of Cambridge found a shrub that evolved a way to generate blue fruit.

Researchers found much more families than expected kept having children until they have at least one boy and one girl, just like the Beckhams and the Kardashian family.

Restrictions will come into force in the EU and the UK in October and comes just days after Boris Johnson announced Britain’s new anti-obesity drive.

Computer modelling from German and Czech researchers predict that two-year droughts will increase seven-fold in number across Europe between 2051 and 2100.

University of Copenhagen and Indiana University scientists created the new materials that has a brilliant glow from positively charged fluorescent dyes. A new class of materials called small-molecule ionic isolation lattices (SMILES) were developed to overcome a long-standing barrier in making fluorescent solids.

Researchers at the universities of Manchester and Salford studied rice consumption in England and Wales and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases caused by arsenic exposure.

Experts from the University of Zurich examined 700,000 plant specimens from the southwestern Pacific island as part of a study into its ecosystem diversity.

University of Cambridge experts studied the way artificial intelligence was portrayed in media including stock images, cinema and even the dialects of virtual assistance.

A new AI-powered program ‘cloaks’ images to ward off facial recognition apps. The tool makes subtle pixel-level changes that distort pictures enough so they cannot be used by online scrapers.

Chilean explorer and photographer Cristian Donoso has dedicated the last 24 years of his life to exposing the impact of climate change in more than 50 expeditions. His latest project, ‘Forgotten Footsteps’, started in January and will follow in the footsteps of Rockwell Kent, an explorer who painted the landscape of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia in the early 20th century. The difference between the images is stark and lays bare the startling impact global warming is having on the world. His 2018 ‘Ice Postcards’ project compares glaciers of Patagonia from 1913 and 1914 to today, showing the disappearing ice.

Research measures the shifts in sea surface temperatures that can cause turtles, whales and other species to move ‘thousands of miles’.

The simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer’s ability to learn new words, say the University of Pittsburgh team behind the research new development.

‘Troubling emotions’ and their link to climate change have been studied by University of Colombia researchers for the British Ecological Society in a first of its kind study.

Researchers found that these various factors caused loneliness in different measures across three age groups – young adults, the middle aged and the old aged.

Images from NASA’s Juno mission have revealed large, rotating white clouds of ammonia (left and top right) covering more than 2,000 square miles of the planet’s upper atmosphere (bottom right). These spinning banks hang up to some 10 miles above Jupiter’s other clouds – such that they can be seen casting vast shadows – and cause lighting flashes.

Virginia rolls out coronavirus tracing app, called Covidwise, which is based on the framework designed by Apple and Google, making it the first US state to adopt such technology.

Rare stellar explosions, called ‘calcium-rich supernovae,’ produced half of the universe’s calcium and what is found in our teeth and bones, as it can create massive amounts in just seconds.

Experts from the UK and Italy used data gathered by law enforcement on a real-life Mafia syndicate to test different ways of identifying the most crucial members.

‘Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo’ (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear in which changes in the position of one’s head result in a sensation of spinning or motion.

Experts from the Scientific Centre for Arctic studies have been working on studying the 10,000 year old remains of the giant mammal that was found in silt deposits. Scientists behind the discovery also announced they have found the giant extinct beast’s fossilised excrement which will be analysed to understand the woolly mammoth’s diet.

Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink could have a prototype ready this year, but a new report warns brain-computer interfaces could open a window for hackers to read our thoughts and memories.

An international team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London used data from the sub-seafloor to create a new global picture of the ocean biosphere.

Experts warn hat if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, heatwaves could kill 73 people per 100,000 by 2100. The number of fatalities is more than HIV, malaria and yellow fever combined.

Belgian researchers found the sub-species while on a recent expedition to the Annamite mountains in central Vietnam.

Dubbed the SN5, the  prototype performed an almost 500-foot leap above SpaceX’s development facility in Boco Chica, Texas, at 5pm local time. The nine-story large metallic cylinder ignited its single Raptor engine and slowly rose into the air before gently returning to the ground and landing upright a short distance away from where it took off. ‘Mars is looking real,’ Musk tweeted in response to the launch Tuesday evening, later adding that ‘Progress is accelerating’.

Scientists from the University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum worked with Otago University, New Zealand to study the rare tuatara and its genetic makeup.

Global land use change is creating increasing opportunities for contact between people and potential hosts of human disease, scientists warn.

Facebook rolled out its own version of social media rival TikTok which will live in the Explore tab of Instagram. It is now live in the UK, US and more than 50 other countries.

Japanese researchers found working out with music boosts a person’s mood and their cognitive function more than exercising without music.

Virgin Galactic released the first concept images of its supersonic jet that will shuttle up to 19 people around the world at Mach 3 speeds. The aerospace company also announced a new partnership with Rolls-Royce to collaborate in designing and developing engine propulsion technology for the high speed commercial aircraft.

Ammonium nitrate is an odourless crystalline substance that is naturally stable and used in fertilisers, but when mixed with other chemicals such as oil can create a potent explosive.

An international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute used a network of radio antennas linked together called the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA).

The study is part of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ‘Depression Grand Challenge’ in collaboration and with support from Apple.

UK scientists found that small trees in a water-deprived area of the rainforest showed increased capacity for photosynthesis and leaf respiration.

A team of researchers from the Universities of the Highlands and Islands, St Andrews and Wales worked to uncover the lost passage that formed an ‘ancient highway’. A series of Old Norse place names, connected to the sea and boats, located in the middle of the Orkney Mainland initially drew the attention of the researchers. Using the names, scientific methods, sensing, mapping and sediment samples allowed the team to discover a series of ancient waterways and canals.

It is only available in black at the minute and will be available for pre-order in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain on September 10 and will go on sale on October 1. Pixel has squeezed in an 8 megapixel front-facing camera as well as a 12MP rear camera into the 4a. In comparison, the SE has a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front-facing camera. Both companies use a single rear lens and enhance the images with software, utilising the impressive processors in both phones – the A13 bionic chip from the iPhone 11 in the SE and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 for the 4a. The 4a is also able to record 4K video at 30 frames per second, keeping pace with its iOS competitor.

A team from the University of London examined dominance in pigeon society and looked at which had better access to resources such as food and mates.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge created a new way to look at genes in the early human embryo to determine their function and found a potential route for coronavirus infection.

Researchers from the US used data from 3,600 men and a new scale of harmful masculinities to explore how toxic masculinity can impact health and society.

In the study, scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) used images from the European Commission’s Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission.

Incredible footage shows a small aquatic beetle being squeezed from the rear end of the black-spotted frog nearly two hours after being eaten in lab experiments. Out of 15 experiments with the Regimbartia attenuata beetle species, 14 escaped from the frog’s rectum unharmed and started scuttling around the glass tank. This study claims to be the first to report the successful escape of prey insects from the vent of a predator.

Tesla’s Cybertruck is six feet wide which could pose trouble on roads around the world. CEO Elon Musk addressed the issue on Twitter when a user asked about a smaller version. Musk replied ‘highly likely.’

Over 48 hours ago NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico inside SpaceX Dragon capsule and on Tuesday the pair conducted a live Q&A.

The ‘Search the Web’ feature, which is being trialled in six markets including the UK from today, lets users do a quick Google search on dubious-sounding content.

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson is set to launch into Earth’s orbit aboard the firm’s space plane in early 2021. Branson will be the first passenger, paving the way for space tourism.

The software will make use of satellite maps from Bing as well as live readings from weather stations and airports around the world to create ‘the most realistic’ version of the game ever developed. The simulator is set to be released for PC on August 18 and will launch for Xbox shortly after. Pictured top left the flight sim version of New York and right is the real world view. Middle left is the real pyramids and right is the flight sim version. Bottom row is Dubai left is flight sim and right is the real world.

The company is already recovering from a high-profile security breach last month, which it said could have an ‘adverse impact’ on business and reputation.

Experts from China have ‘stirred the pot’ by showing how microwaving tea may ruin your cuppa – but a special silver-lined cup could allow it to be heated properly.

The prototype test is based on a study of the blood samples of 45 babies in Indian hospitals that experienced oxygen deprivation at birth, known as birth asphyxia.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken used a satellite phone to make prank calls while waiting inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule following the splashdown Sunday.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule and have emerged from the cabin, stepping foot on Earth the first time in 63 days. The spacefairing heroes will be flown in a  helicopter to the Pensacola Naval Air Station, where they will be shuttled to Johnson Space Center in Houston – NASA’s official home base for astronauts. Behnken and Hurley returned to Earth amid the threat of Hurricane Isaias, which is edging closer to their landing destination on the south Florida coast. The astronauts made history on May 30 when they became the first people to launch into low-Earth orbit on a commercial spacecraft that was built by SpaceX. Their mission, named Demo-2, also marked the first time NASA launched astronauts from US soil in nine years.

Researchers had claimed the fossil skull from Myanmar – which was preserved in amber – came from a hummingbird-sized dinosaur they named ‘Oculudentavis khaungraae’.

Eleanor Roaf, the director of public health in Trafford, said there are fears of a ‘complacent middle class’. She worries white people will think the coronavirus only affects people from BAME communities.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen compared drops in economic activity due to Covid-19 reduction measures in Sweden and Denmark.

Irish researchers examined 46 infected patients who were asked to assess changes to their smell and taste for potential signs of anosmia.

Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center has been studying  the St. Patrick Bay ice caps in some capacity since the 1980s and discovered their disappearance. Images taken by NASA in 2015 (left) and 2020 (right) show the same region and how it is now devoid of the ice caps. Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center has studied the St. Patrick Bay ice caps in some capacity since the 1980s. He published a scientific paper in 2017 that stated if greenhouse gas emissions are not curbed, the ice caps would vanish within five years. He was correct.

SpaceX was set to conduct a 500ft ‘hop’ of its Starship prototype, but wass been aborted around 12:00pm ET. The rocket began spilling out liquid oxygen, creating a nearly 100-foot high plume..

The research, published in the British Medical Journal, found that three quarters of all trials reported no reduction in mortality among those who took drugs to lower their cholesterol.

Chilean and US scientists spent 30 days observing a small herd of dairy cows that had recently given birth to observe social grooming, also known as allogrooming.

The offerings were found in a stone box at the bottom of Lake Titicaca in the Andes mountains between Bolivia and Peru by a team from Penn State University.

British aviation giant Rolls-Royce has partnered with US firm Boom Supersonic and will work on a propulsion system for its Overture flagship plane. When completed, Overture may be capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, with a range of 5,180 miles. It could take passengers from London to New York in just 3.5 hours – around half the time it currently takes.

Experts found the bone cancer – an osteosarcoma – in a horned plant-eating dinosaur, Centrosaurus apertus, that lived in Canada during the Cretaceous Period.

A total of 402 patients at San Raffaele hospital in Milan were assessed as part of a study to see the long-term impacts of the coronavirus on the brain.

Snapchat is taking on TikTok with a new music feature that lets users add music to snaps. There is also an option that opens the song in a a streaming platform, allowing users to listen to the complete title.

Apple recently confirmed that the iPhone 12 release date would be delayed until at least October as a result of production delays, but a new report says the launch will be split in two stages.

NASA has made contact with Perseverance following a signal loss while the rover travels through deep space. Officials are set to verify its condition, but say ‘all signs point to good health.’ The problem occurred about an hour after Perseverance sent an acquisition signal back to Earth to establish communication and inform the ground team it is officially on the way to Mars where it will search for alien life. Perseverance took flight atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 7:50am ET (12:50 BST) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Perseverance, which is the same size as a large car and has six wheels, is also accompanied by an autonomous four pound (1.8kg) helicopter called Ingenuity which will study Mars’s atmosphere. Perseverance is due to land at the base of an 820-foot-deep (250 meters) crater called Jezero, a former lake which was home to water 3.5 billion years ago, in February 2021.

A study led by a team at the University of Utah examined proteins in discarded hair found in rubbish bins from barbershops and salons across 20 US states.

Hidden in forests around the world lives a bizarre ‘vampire plant’ that sucks nutrients from other vegetation by attaching itself to the host’s roots and attracts pollinators with a sweet nectar.

Twitter recently confirmed plans for a subscription model and is now surveying users about potential features. There could be the option to undo sent tweets, as well as profile customization.

Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College analysed cases of canine heatstroke treated by UK vets.

For the first time in history, scientists have genetically-altered squid embryos by removing a pigmentation gene, resulting in transparent creatures that could answer a host of biological questions. The team used CRISPR-Cas9 to ‘knock out’ the genes in a Doryteuthis pealeii and in turn eliminated color from the eyes and skin cells.

Both dogs and human brains separately process the intonation – how a voice rises and falls – and the meaning of the words spoken.

UK neuroscientists say that energy supply to the brain remains constant and can’t exceed an upper limit, however challenging a task is.

Researchers found that these large carnivores – as well as the dhole, the Asian wild dog – have almost disappeared from the protected areas set aside for the Panda.

Researchers from the US used a special computer algorithm to study thousands of valleys on the red planet – and reveal the processes that formed them.

Located in Provence, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (left and bottom right) – or ITER, for short – is expected to start delivering energy in the year 2035. Seven international partners are collaborating to bring ITER’s practical fusion power (top right)to reality – including China, Europe, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea and the US.

The UK´s Internet Watch Foundation and a US counterpart are to share hashes of known child abuse images to help prevent the spread of such content.

The largely intact Styracosaurus skull has wonky horns and was discovered by then graduate student Scott Persons in 2015 in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada.

A study found that plate tectonics were triggered by intense bombardment of meteors 3.2 billion years ago -transforming the hot, primordial mushy surface into the present rugged landscape.

Burning of the rainforest in southwestern Amazonia,  could release aerosols such as black carbon which may speed up the melting of the Andean glaciers, finds Rio de Janeiro State University.

The drawings, around 4 inches in length, were discovered in the rocky area of ​​San Juan, near the town of Albuquerque in the province of Badajoz in western Spain.

‘Director’s View’ lets users cycle between different lenses on their phones and also allows them to ‘lock on’ to a subjects that they’re recording, keeping them in focus according to snippets of code.

Black Friday fever is almost upon us, and this year online retailer Amazon is rolling out the deals a whole week early in what will be its ‘biggest ever’ event.

Over the past 20 years, experts from Durham University have been studying the remains of 110 Anglo-Saxons found buried in the dunes near the Northumberland castle.

NASA Mars 2020 mission is set to explore the Jezero crater, which scientists have now determined is littered with hydrated silica and carbonates – two elements that could hold signs of microbial life.

A 2016 discovery that the Tullimonstrum had a stiffened rod of cartilage saw Tully classified as a predatory vertebrate – now University College Cork researchers believe the grouping was wrong.

After connectivity issues with the Disney+ during its launch yesterday, Vizio has announced it’s working on an update for its SmartCast TVs that could help some users access the service.

Building off of a concept introduced by physicist Gerard O’Neill – who Bezos himself studied under during his time at Princeton – the Blue Origin founder outlined habitats that could hold cities.

NASA is investigating how best to respond to the possibility of an asteroid or a comet colliding with Earth in fictional situations.

On stage, Bezos took the wraps off a massive model of what will be the firm’s first lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon. The event kicked off at 4 p.m. in Washington D.C, and was not live streamed.

In a profanity-laden tirade from one of TV’s most famous liaisons of science and learning, viewers were dealt a stark warning about the disastrous effects of climate change.

The Beresheet spacecraft began experiencing problems shortly after it began its descent, despite a promising start in which it sent back a selfie at just 22 kilometers from the surface.

A drill that will spearhead the search for life on Mars was put through its paces using a vehicle resembling a soapbox derby contraption.

The ancient workshop is thought to date back to the 18th Dynasty, during the reign of Amenhotep III – King Tut’s grandfather. The sphinx and hundreds of hieroglyphic fragments were found at the site.

The battery-powered devices about the size of a small cooler and can deliver packages autonomously, but for now, they’ll be accompanied with a human while they’re being tested out.

On Dec. 21, during winter solstice, four of Juno’s cameras captured images of the Jovian moon Io, the most volcanic body in our solar system, on the mission’s 17th flyby of the gas giant.

The research from the consumer watchdog Which? comes as the UK prepares for the London Marathon this weekend and found the Garmin’s Vivosmart 4 was named the least reliable.

A study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison wrapped the e-bandage around the chests of rats who had a cut on their backs. This caused the wound to heal in just three days versus 12 in others.

Speaking at an event on AI technology in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, president Putin called for safeguards, setting out rules for how humans should interact with the robots.

First found in China, it has caused significant problems in other areas it has invaded. It can form dense mats of up to 1,500 mussels per square metre – which can suffocate scallops and oysters.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have studied thousands of species of animals and birds to work out where reservoirs of contagious, mosquito-borne viruses could be.

The startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through employee data and then ‘nudges’ workers to help them improve in areas that might make their work lives better.

Ford created a futuristic-looking dog kennel that uses noise-cancellation panels and the carmarker’s active noise control technology to create an insulated environment for pets.

It was the ultimate speed battle between man and nature as Felipe Massa took on a peregrine falcon, the fastest animal on planet Earth. The falcon is capable of speeds of up to 217mph.

Uber launched a new minibus service on Tuesday in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt’s capital and one of the U.S. ride-sharing giant’s fastest-growing markets.

Scientists have exposed very thin slices of ancient Egyptian mummy bones to light at different wavelengths in an attempt to discover how the people of the time would live, eat and spend their daily lives.

Footage of the colour-changing octopus was captured by a free-diver as he swam in the crystal clear waters in the French Riviera.

Australian scientists found sharks incubated in tanks that simulate temperatures in 2100 became ‘right handed’, preferring to swim to the  right, a process known as lateralization.

Most visitors think of New York’s Parks as the only place to find trees. However, a new study found New York City has  over 5 million ‘forested natural areas’ along with 666,000 street trees.

The underwater skeletons of 185 wooden ships, referred to as ghost vessels, were deliberately sunk or have been left to decompose for hundreds of years in the Potomac River, Maryland, US.

McLaren have given Formula One fans their take on what the future of the sport looks like as they presented the 2050: the MCLExtreme, a futuristic race car built and designed for the future.

A researcher from Princeton University in New Jersey has found that testosterone levels and masculine features are directly related to the perception of a man’s talent.

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