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Scientists find new organ in throat while testing for prostate cancer | World News

October 21, 2020

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the throat while carrying out research on prostate cancer.Previously experts thought there were only microscopic salivary glands inside the nasopharynx region behind the nose. But researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute discovered a new set of salivary glands around 1.5in in length while scanning for prostate cancer cells […]

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NASA spacecraft successfully collects asteroid sample in 10-second mission 200 million miles from Earth | World News

October 21, 2020

A NASA spacecraft has successfully descended on an asteroid to collect a sample to return to Earth, the space centre has confirmed. On Tuesday, the Osiris-Rex made a four-and-a-half hour journey from its orbit of the Bennu asteroid 200 million miles from Earth to hover just above its surface. It had to dodge boulders the […]

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Sobriety tags that monitor offenders’ alcohol levels every 30 minutes rolled out in Wales | UK News

October 21, 2020

Sobriety tags that monitor criminals’ alcohol levels every 30 minutes are being rolled out in Wales from today. The ankle tags will be handed out to “alcohol-dependent” offenders as part of new abstinence orders that can ban them from drinking for four months. They monitor the person’s sweat and test it for the presence of […]

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Google accused of being a monopoly by US in largest antitrust lawsuit in two decades | Science & Tech News

October 20, 2020

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google’s parent company Alphabet for using “illegal means” to keep its monopoly power. The lawsuit is set to be the biggest in almost two decades and has drawn comparisons to a 1974 case against AT&T, which – after a six-year legal battle – was […]

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Coronavirus: Why doesn’t the UK test passengers arriving at airports? | UK News

October 20, 2020

The question of why UK arrivals aren’t tested for coronavirus has been asked repeatedly in recent months, by airlines, unions, MPs and passengers themselves.  Despite being standard practice in many parts of the world, the government maintains that airport testing isn’t a suitable alternative to a 14-day isolation period for travellers from risky countries because it […]

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Falklands War would have been lost without GCHQ, says new history of spy agency | UK News

October 20, 2020

The Falklands War would have been lost without the contribution of GCHQ, according to an authorised “warts and all” history of the spy agency. It is one of many revelations in newly released Behind The Enigma, by Professor John Ferris. The author says its contribution to the 1982 war with Argentina has been underestimated. Prof […]

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Amateur astronomers: Orionid meteor shower to peak on Wednesday | Science & Tech News

October 20, 2020

The Orionid meteor shower – named because they appear to come from the constellation Orion – will peak this Wednesday. The annual meteor shower is caused by the Earth passing through dust and debris left by Halley’s Comet, which is visible to the naked eye from every 75 or 76 years. The meteor shower is […]

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Microsoft updates app to enable iPhone and iPad users to play Xbox games | Science & Tech News

October 20, 2020

Microsoft has released a new version of its Xbox app for the iPhone and iPad which will allow Xbox gamers to play their consoles remotely. Unlike the xCloud games streaming service – which only works on Android devices – the Xbox app allows phone users to stream games which are playing on their own console. […]

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US charges six Russian hackers over global attacks that hit Novichok probe, French elections and Winter Olympics | World News

October 19, 2020

The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese […]

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Nokia to build 4G network on the moon for NASA | Science & Tech News

October 19, 2020

NASA has chosen Nokia to build a 4G network on the moon as part of the space agency’s Artemis programme, which aims to establish a sustainable human presence there. The Finnish company will build the technology which will be integrated into NASA‘s lunar landers and used for remote control, as well as streaming high-definition videos. […]

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