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Record concentration of microplastics is found in Arctic sea ice in five separate locations

Up to 12,000 of the plastic particles were found per litre of sea ice in core samples taken from five regions in the Arctic Ocean by researchers Alfred Wegener Institute in in Bremerhaven, Germany.

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Doomsday AI will cause a nuclear war by 2040 that could DESTROY humanity

The claims were made by the Rand Corporation, a non-profit based in Santa Monica, California, that offers research and analysis to the United States armed forces on global policy issues.

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Spotify unveils a new free version of its mobile app that lets users play and skip songs on demand

Spotify is revamping its free app so that users can play up to 15 Spotify playlists on demand with the ability to play or skip songs in any order. The firm unveiled the new app at an event on Tuesday.

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World's biggest wind turbine that's taller than CANARY WHARF will be tested off the coast of the UK

General Electric has signed a five-year agreement with the government to test the turbine, called Haliade-X 12, off Blyth, Northumberland.

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Spotify and Apple overtakes physical sales for the first time

Online streaming services such Spotify and Apple Music have become the music industry's single biggest revenue source, overtaking physical sales and digital downloads for the first time.

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EU privacy regulations could make Facebook and Google more powerful

EU data regulations due to enter force next month could balloon the monpolies that are already enjoyed by Silicon Valley's digital giants, a Toronto University researcher has claimed.

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Amazon begins delivering packages directly to customers' cars

The service is available in cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Nashville, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. Packages will be placed in the trunks of cars parked in public areas.

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US appeals court rules only humans can claims copyright infringement in monkey selfie fight

A U.S. appeals court has decided that humans trump animals when it comes to who — or what — owns the copyright on original artwork created by animals.

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World's first personless bank branch where humanoids manage EVERYTHING opens

State-owned Beijing-based China Construction Bank (CCB) says its unmanned Shanghai branch will make banking more convenient and efficient.

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Facebook releases its 27-pages of rules on how it polices content

The list spells out in detail exactly the kind of offences that could see you banned from the site - or even arrested. It includes making credible violent threats or revelling in sexual violence.


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