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Elon Musk’s Neuralink reports trouble with first human brain chip.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink reports trouble with first human brain chip.
The first invasive brain chip that Neuralink embedded into a human brain has malfunctioned, with neuron-surveilling threads appearing to have become dislodged from the participant's brain, the company revealed in a blog post Wednesday. It's unclear what caused the th…
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World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target.

World’s top climate scientists expect global heating to blast past 1.5C target.
Hundreds of the world’s leading climate scientists expect global temperatures to rise to at least 2.5C (4.5F) above preindustrial levels this century, blasting past internationally agreed targets and causing catastrophic consequences for humanity and the planet, an exclusiv…
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World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.

World's oldest conjoined twins, Lori and George Schappell die.
Lori and George Schappell, the world’s oldest living conjoined twins, have died. The twins passed away on April 7 of undisclosed causes, according to joint obituaries published by Leibensperger Funeral Homes in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The Schappell twins were born in Pennsylva…
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A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.

A 605 MW PV plant in Germany is now Europe’s largest solar farm.
A 605 megawatt (MW) project in Germany has claimed the title of Europe’s largest solar farm, bumping a PV plant in Spain out of the top spot. The Witznitz Solar Farm near Leipzig, which is not state-subsidized, is owned by German investment firm HANSAINVEST Real Assets. It’s…
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App Store is currently down for many users around the world.

App Store is currently down for many users around the world.
If you’ve been experiencing problems when trying to access the App Store, it’s not just you. The App Store is currently down for users around the world. Although Apple is yet to acknowledge the problem, many people have been complaining about an ongoing outage affecting the…
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Microplastics found in every human placenta tested, study finds.

Microplastics found in every human placenta tested, study finds.
It's been over three years since scientists first found microplastics swimming in four different human placentas, and as it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg. A few years later, at the start of 2023, researchers announced they had found microscopic particle…
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Paleontologists discover a 240 million-year-old 'dragon' fossil in full.

Paleontologists discover a 240 million-year-old 'dragon' fossil in full.
It's a fitting discovery in the Year of the Dragon: A team of scientists has uncovered a complete fossil of an aquatic reptile that resembles a "Chinese dragon" because of its snake-like appearance and elongated neck. The fossil of the Dinocephalosaurus orienta…
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First human receives Neuralink brain chip implant.

First human receives Neuralink brain chip implant.
A Neuralink brain chip has been implanted in a human for the first time, entrepreneur Elon Musk said. The Twitter CEO, who founded Neuralink, wrote on Twitter at 11am AEDT today: “The first human received an implant from Neuralink yesterday and is recovering well. Initial re…
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One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.

One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.
The protein MYC is part of healthy cell activity, but when cancer cells develop, it goes haywire – going outside of its normal, carefully controlled role and helping cancer to spread. Now, scientists may have found a way to stop this from happening. Part of the problem in re…
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Japan’s moon landing picture might be the space photo of the decade.

Japan’s moon landing picture might be the space photo of the decade.
A photo of Japan's robotic moon lander shows that though the spacecraft did make the quarter-million-mile journey to the lunar surface, it landed upside down. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — NASA's Japanese space counterpart known as JAXA — released the imag…
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Nearly 300-million-year-old Oldest known fossilized reptile skin found in Oklahoma cave resembles that of modern crocodiles.

Nearly 300-million-year-old Oldest known fossilized reptile skin found in Oklahoma cave resembles that of modern crocodiles.
Paleontologists say they’ve identified and described the oldest fossilized reptile skin ever found. A team of paleontologists from the University of Toronto Mississauga discovered the fossilized skin of a reptile-like animal in a cave in Oklahoma. The skin fossil is estimate…
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1.75-Billion year old fossils are oldest record of Oxygenic Photosynthesis.

1.75-Billion year old fossils are oldest record of Oxygenic Photosynthesis.
The story of life on Earth can’t be told without photosynthesis, the process by which plants (and some other lifeforms) convert sunlight into chemical energy. Now, a team of researchers has announced the discovery of fossilized photosynthetic structures—the oldest yet known…
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Scientists find fossil of a Megatooth Shark on the sea bed.

Scientists find fossil of a Megatooth Shark on the sea bed.
An international team of researchers reported the discovery of a fossil of a megatooth shark in the deep sea. The fossil—a single, well-preserved tooth—was found during a survey of the ocean floor near Cornwallis Island, a remote atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, located ab…
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Scientists destroy 99% of cancer cells with groundbreaking new method.

Scientists destroy 99% of cancer cells with groundbreaking new method.
A special form of molecule has been found to "tear apart" the membranes of cancer cells once activated, a promising new study by scientists at Rice University in Texas has revealed. Known as aminocyanine molecules – and commonly used as synthetic dyes in medical im…
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Scientists had a 20-minute "conversation" with a humpback whale named Twain.

Scientists had a 20-minute "conversation" with a humpback whale named Twain.
In an unprecedented encounter, a research team successfully engaged in a “conversation” with a humpback whale named Twain. The team, known as Whale-SETI, has been conducting research on humpback whale communication systems, aiming to develop intelligence filters for the sear…
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US nuclear fusion laboratory repeatedly achieves net energy gain.

US nuclear fusion laboratory repeatedly achieves net energy gain.
Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) have reported that their nuclear fusion reactor has managed to achieve repeated "ignition" (net zero or net energy gain) repeatedly over the last year. First achieved about a year ago in December 2022, the NIF ha…
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World's first mental images extracted from human brain activity using AI.

World's first mental images extracted from human brain activity using AI.
Unraveling the mysteries of the human mind, Japanese researchers have developed a "brain decoding" technology, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to translate human brain activity into mental images of objects and landscapes.  Led by a team from the National I…
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Bristol aviation history pioneer Oliver Dearden dies.

Bristol aviation history pioneer Oliver Dearden dies.
Oliver Dearden, an influential figure in preserving Bristol's aviation history, has died aged 92. Mr Dearden was a pioneering contributor and long-serving volunteer for the Bristol Aero Collection Trust (BACT). Under his direction, BACT funded restoration projects and acq…
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Scientists have found the mostly intact skull of a giant, deadly sea reptile.

Scientists have found the mostly intact skull of a giant, deadly sea reptile.
Scientists have unearthed a largely intact skull of an immense and deadly sea creature that stalked the waters off England's coast millions of years ago. It's not something you would have wanted to encounter on an afternoon swim. Just the skull of the pliosaur, a mari…
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The World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Just Came Online.

The World's Biggest Nuclear Fusion Reactor Just Came Online.
The world's biggest experimental nuclear fusion reactor in operation was inaugurated in Japan on Friday, a technology in its infancy but billed by some as the answer to humanity's future energy needs. Fusion differs from fission, the technique currently used in nucle…
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