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  • Distant supermassive black hole caught feeding and blasting out double cosmic 'burps'

    January 12, 2018 12:10 PM 10

    Astronomers have captured "burps" in the past but this is the first time a supermassive black hole has been caught burping twice. A supermassive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy has been caught feeding and blasting out high-energy cosmic particles in the form of a "double burp". Black holes, which can be a million times heavier than our Sun, are known

  • This snake's record-breaking bite could kill up to 100 people

    January 11, 2018 6:25 PM 12

    It's not even the deadliest snake in the world. A 2.5m long snake called Whiplash has broken the record for most venom in one bite from a Coastal Taipan. The snake, a resident of the Australian Reptile Park, Sidney, produced 3.1027g of venom. It is the biggest quantity of venom milked from a Coastal Taipan and is almost twice the amount normally collected

  • How to choose the best password to stay safe online

    January 11, 2018 5:29 PM 10

    In this digital age, passwords are what keep us safe from cyber-criminals trying to hack into our social media, emails and bank accounts. Hackers have become increasingly sophisticated, meaning security is an increasing concern for people who want to keep their data and information safe. Having a secure password is one of the ways to do this. After a cyber-attacker

  • The future of cargo delivery? Boeing unveils a huge autonomous drone that can carry the weight of two baby elephants

    January 11, 2018 11:13 AM 11

    A huge autonomous drone that can carry the weight of two baby elephants has been unveiled by Boeing. The heavy-duty quadrocopter can transport payloads up to quarter-of-a-ton, and Boeing says it may use the drone to shift heavy cargo in future. After designing and building the craft in just three months, Boeing says it has already put the vehicle through

  • Google and Lenovo unveil a £300 Mirage Solo VR headset alongside a £220 Mirage Camera that streams 180-degree virtual reality video to YouTube

    January 10, 2018 5:37 PM 9

    Google and Lenovo have unveiled a £220 ($300) 'Mirage Camera' that streams virtual reality video directly to YouTube. The device uses two fish-eye cameras that record super-wide-angle 3D footage that can be viewed through a VR headset or on a flat-screen television. Lenovo and Google are set to release the camera in spring alongside a standalone VR headset

  • I turtle-y LOVE your new look! Sea creature’s shell looks fluffy thanks to thick coating of seaweed

    January 10, 2018 3:13 PM 7

    Turtles are not known to be the cuddliest of animals, but this particular reptile looks like it is covered in a fluffy coat thanks to algae and seaweed covering its shell. The Logger Head Turtle's head and legs appear to be covered in tiny barnacles and tiny bits of sea weed. Algae growing on a turtle's shell is not harmful, and most wild turtles have some growing

  • Of all the planetary systems in the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar system is quite unusual

    January 10, 2018 2:57 PM 11

    The new research has implications for understanding how planetary systems form. If you are asked to imagine what a typical planetary system looks like, you will most likely picture something similar to our own solar system. However, new research suggests that our small corner of the galaxy may be more unusual than we thought. The findings have led researchers

  • Narcissists are supportive of fellow narcissists, study finds

    January 8, 2018 1:58 PM 12

    The study focused on 'grandiose narcissism'. It's no surprise that narcissists are drawn to social media given the wealth of opportunities these platforms provide for self-promotion. But what do narcissistic individuals think of fellow narcissists who act like them? By examining behaviour on Instagram, a team of researchers sough to answer this question

  • In pictures: Storm Eleanor's winds and waves batter western Europe after hitting Ireland and Britain

    January 4, 2018 12:08 PM 18

    After battering Britain and Ireland, Storm Eleanor slammed into western Europe, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights. After battering Britain and Ireland, Storm Eleanor – packing winds up to 100mph (160kph) – slammed into western Europe, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights. Authorities said one person was killed and at least

  • Your phone really IS spying on you: Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your handset's microphone to listen in on your TV habits

    January 3, 2018 12:08 PM 9

    Hundreds of Android apps covertly use your phone's microphone to listen in on your TV habits, a new report has found. More than 250 games on the Google Play Store, some of which are for children, were found to use software that documents the TV adverts and shows you watch. The information is collected even when the apps are not running and is sold on to advertisers