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Higher temperatures could help protect coral reefs

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org

A new study in the journal Behavioral Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher water temperature, which increases the aggressiveness of some fish...
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Parasites from medieval latrines unlock secrets of human history

21 hours ago   |   Phys.org

A radical new approach combining archaeology, genetics and microscopy can reveal long-forgotten secrets of human diet, sanitation and movement from studying parasites in...
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Why it's totally unsurprising that Amazon's recruitment AI was biased against women

Why it's totally unsurprising that Amazon's recruitment AI was biased against women

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Amazon abandoned a project to build an AI recruitment tool, which engineers found was discriminating against female candidates. Dr Sandra Wachter, an AI researcher at Oxford...
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Shifting desires for forbidden goods

7 days ago   |   Phys.org

Ahead of a symposium organised by the Oxford Martin School on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, and international IWT conference hosted in London this week, Diogo Veríssimo, from...
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Oxford University: Blockchain sector on ‘silent collision' course with the law

Oxford University: Blockchain sector on ‘silent collision' course with the law

12 days ago   |   The Next Web

The University of Oxford has shared analysis of the relationship between blockchain developers and the rule of law. It claims the blockchain industry is on a “silent collision...
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More big companies commit to addressing environmental impacts

12 days ago   |   Phys.org

Some of the world's biggest private sector companies are committing to address their environmental impacts and factoring biodiversity into their sustainability reports...
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Bold male birds fall faster and harder for their partners

14 days ago   |   Phys.org

Research from Oxford University has revealed that bold male birds focus on forming strong relationships with their future breeding partners while shy male birds play the field.
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Hudson Yards is the most expensive real estate development in US history. Here's what it's like inside the $25 billion neighborhood

Hudson Yards is the most expensive real estate development in US history. Here's what it's like inside the $25 billion neighborhood

14 days ago   |   Business Insider

At $25 billion, Hudson Yards is the most expensive real estate development in US history. It's also one of the largest: Once completed, the project will span more than 18...
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Gamers ditch Total War: Rome 2 after female generals appear

Gamers ditch Total War: Rome 2 after female generals appear

18 days ago   |   Telegraph


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Some O2 customers saw 80pc faster 4G speeds after £500m investment

21 days ago   |   Mobile News CWP   |   2 articles

O2 customers in six cities saw speeds up to 26.9Mbps, the national average for O2 customers is 14.7Mbps O2's 4G download speeds saw a 80 per cent boost after spending £500m...
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Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at age 65

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen dies at age 65

Image: Vulcan Inc. Allen died in Seattle today from complications of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Paul Allen, cofounder of Microsoft alongside Bill Gates, died today due to... Read more ...

Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it...

Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it doesn't look like he's backing down

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai commented publicly for the first time on the company's efforts to launch a censored search engine in China. Google has not been available... Read more ...

The Surface Pro 6 is easily Microsoft's best 2-in-1 to date

The Surface Pro 6 is easily Microsoft's best 2-in-1 to date

While the new Surface Pro 6 lacks any significant changes, the smaller ones add up to a lot. The Surface Pro is entering its sixth year in existence, so it seems relevant for a... Read more ...

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could arrive with both 5G support and 10GB of RAM

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 could arrive with both 5G support and 10GB of RAM

With the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 just over a week away, the low-cost Chinese brand has once again begun teasing the smartphone, this time hinting at two pretty big features. The teaser... Read more ...

China-only Nokia X7 foreshadows international Nokia 7.1 Plus with Snapdragon 710

China-only Nokia X7 foreshadows international Nokia 7.1 Plus with Snapdragon 710

HMD Global's fourth Nokia-branded smartphone with a notch is official in China , dwarfing both the X6, aka 6.1 Plus, and recently unveiled 7.1. We're talking both literally and... Read more ...

When not to use Apple's Mail Drop file transfer service

When not to use Apple's Mail Drop file transfer service

Apple's Mail Drop is a feature that ties the Mail app with iCloud, letting you send large attachments. Instead of packaging the attachment with the email message, Mail uploads... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 20 Pro unboxing video leaks, see it clear as day

Huawei Mate 20 Pro unboxing video leaks, see it clear as day

Huawei will officially unveil its latest flagship phones later today, at a dedicated event in London, but if you can't wait that long you can watch an unboxing video for the... Read more ...

Lyft's $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses

Lyft's $299 subscription plan is launching to the masses

Lyft has been testing versions of an all-access monthly subscription plan since March. Now, it's ready to make it available to everyone in the U.S. Starting today, U.S.-based... Read more ...

Mighty's ‘iPod Shuffle for Spotify' gets a bigger battery and better Bluetooth

Mighty's ‘iPod Shuffle for Spotify' gets a bigger battery and better Bluetooth

The Mighty , a music player that behaves a lot like a Spotify-connected iPod Shuffle, has been updated for 2018. The new Mighty Vibe bumps the battery life from four to five... Read more ...

T-Mobile and Sprint meet with the FCC to show it how much good will come...

T-Mobile and Sprint meet with the FCC to show it how much good will come from their merger

The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is a big deal for US consumers. The question is, will the new T-Mobile-Sprint alliance put Verizon and AT&T on their heels... Read more ...