Science

French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

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EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of "foreign garbage" from the start of 2018.

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The number of Americans without health insurance jumped by 3.2 million in 2017 — and Congress could be to blame

The jump in the rate of Americans without health insurance during 2017 was the largest since the start of the Gallup-Sharecare survey in 2008.

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Apple is the only place you can buy Colgate's new artificially intelligent toothbrush

Colgate's "smart" toothbrush can map your mouth and give you feedback on your brushing.

Science

8 charts and maps that show Africa's incredible leaps in health, finance, and politics

These comparisons, published after the president's comment about "shithole" countries, show the progress African countries have made in health and education.

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WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Brown snake devours tiger snake after a gruesome fight to the death

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: A gruesome video of two deadly snakes caught in a battle to the death outside a Victoria home is the definition of nightmare fuel.

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Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday.

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Black Death study blames humans instead of rats for deadly disease spread – but experts are divided over findings

RATS might not be to blame for the spread of the Black Death in Europe after all. A new study suggests that the much-maligned rodents may have been wrongly scapegoated as a cause for the deadly plague. It’s been a long-held belief that flea-ridden

Space

Mystery Solved! Discovery of Organic Molecules Explains Universe's Infrared Glow

The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why.

Space

Apollo 17 Astronaut Laments Size of Moon Rock at Trump Signing Ceremony

Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt wishes NASA had brought a bigger moon rock to the December 2017 signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1.

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This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.

Space

How I Discovered the Origins of the Cigar-Shaped Alien 'Asteroid' 'Oumuamua

One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else.

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GCHQ is using this puzzle to recruit aspiring female spies — try it out

A puzzle, broadcast on BBC radio early in the morning, prompts girls to turn the letters Uccr ziqy hc ozz QmpsfTwfgh Uwfzg into a comprehensible message.

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McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it is responding to customers' No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.

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McDonald's is falling short on recycling in one massive way — here's how it's changing that fact

"As the world's largest restaurant company, we have the opportunity — and frankly responsibility — to use our scale for good," a McDonald’s exec said.

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What is Kodi, what are TV addons, are Kodi boxes illegal or dangerous to use and buy and have UK Premier League streams been shutdown?

KODI boxes have been headline news since they became a popular way of watching TV. The technology made its name by allowing users to live-stream content from apps and on-demand services — but are they legal and will you get fined for using them? He

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Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday.

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UK supermarket Iceland targets plastic-free own label ranges by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead.

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Eyes on the sky: When and where will China's rogue space station fall to Earth?

Scientists across the globe are carefully monitoring China’s discarded Tiangong-1 space station, which will plunge into Earth’s atmosphere at some point in the coming months.

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California rescuers search for victims of deadly mudslides

(Reuters) - The search for victims of last week's deadly Southern California mudslides pushed into Monday, with hundreds of rescue workers with dogs and scanners hunting for four people still listed as missing after the rain-driven slides that killed 20 p

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Norway to ban fur farms as fox, mink go out of fashion

OSLO (Reuters) - A plan by Norway's government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted animal rights activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the world's top producer of fox pelts.

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'Rainbow' dinosaur discovery: Tiny dino had colorful feathers

The fossilized remains of a tiny duck-sized dinosaur with rainbow feathers have been discovered.

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Thousands displaced as Philippine volcano erupts and lava flows

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

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Mercedes 'can't guarantee' meeting EU carbon goals: CEO

DETROIT (Reuters) - Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz faces a tough challenge to meet the next round of European CO2 goals and may fall short, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said on Monday.

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Lunar lava tubes may provide access to vast polar ice reservoirs on the moon

New image analysis by researchers at SETI indicate that there may be subterranean lava tubes in the polar region of the moon leading to massive underground glaciers, which could provide fuel for a long-term lunar base.

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Your toothbrush is probably more disgusting than you thought — here's how often you should replace it

How often to change your brush depends on how often you use it, but it should go when bristles start to bend. Storing it upright helps prevent bacteria...

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SpaceX dragon capsule returns to Earth after Space Station delivery

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station and returned to Earth Saturday (Jan.

Science

Do lobsters feel pain?

The Swiss government has ruled that lobsters must be stunned before they are killed, though the research on whether lobsters feel pain or not is still...

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Experts make incredible Turkey-sized dinosaur discovery

Paleontoligists have discovered a new species of dinosaur in south-eastern Australia that was the size of a turkey.

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