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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it's a SUPER DRONE!

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, it’s a SUPER DRONE!

Love them of loathe them, drones are invading our skies. Now a British inventor has created a ‘super drone’ with 54 propellers, which is enough to keep a human airborne. The machine, dubbed ‘The Swarm’, can only remain in the air for 10 minutes on a single battery charge and seems to climb

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L.A. Drop 96 Million ‘Shade Balls’ Into Its Water

L.A. Drop 96 Million ‘Shade Balls’ Into Its Water

Los Angeles has turned its main reservoir into a giant ball pit. City officials hope millions of “shade balls” released into the Los Angeles Reservoir will save water in the midst of the worst drought in California history.On Monday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti supervised the latest

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Smart People Live Longer — Here's Why

Smart People Live Longer — Here’s Why

Smarter people tend to live longer than those with less luck in the intelligence department. Now, a new study hints at why: It's (almost) all about good genes. About 95 percent of the relationship between intelligence and longevity is explained by genetic influences on both traits, researchers r

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Music 'reduces pain and anxiety' for surgery patients

Music ‘reduces pain and anxiety’ for surgery patients

Listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, according to a review. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London said the patients who had listened to music had been less anxious after their surgery and had needed less pain relief. Writing in the Lancet, they

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Surfer Attacked by Shark ‘Did Everything Right’

Surfer Attacked by Shark ‘Did Everything Right’

During a summer of high-profile shark attacks, experts have weighed in on the best ways to avoid and survive the rare but harrowing incidents. Now, dramatic TV footage that has been broadcast around the world shows a pro surfer doing things just right. The surfer successfully evaded a sha

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My disability has never come in the way

My disability has never come in the way

Manikandan Kumar, aka Mani Rogers, is India’s first world Para-climbing Champion, a feat for anyone in India, where recognition for outdoor activities and sports is a rarity.  However, in the case of Mani Rogers, this was taken a step further. Apart from breaking the norm, this young 28-year-old

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Kangaroos are lefties

Kangaroos are lefties

Here's an interesting bit of information for your next trivia night: by and large, kangaroos are left-handed. This might seem like really weird news, but the study that backs this up may help scientists get a better handle on the evolution of mammals — in addition to dispelling the notion that tr

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Monkeys Show How to Perfectly Crack a Nut

Monkeys Show How to Perfectly Crack a Nut

Wild bearded capuchin monkeys could be the second best nut crackers in the animal kingdom, suggests new research on the small primates. We’re in the number one spot, given all of our gadgets and machinery that can crack nuts, but the monkeys appear to be a close second, since they have their ow

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Standing on one leg help keep you young!

Standing on one leg help keep you young!

How good is your balance? Can you stand on one leg for 20 seconds? What about for a whole minute - or with your eyes closed? It's something you might not have given much thought to before, but how well you can balance offers an insight into your general health. A study published in the journal Str

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'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

‘Big Brain’ Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region. This gene seems to be uniquely human: It is found in modern-day humans, Neanderthals and another branch of extinct humans called Denisovans, bu

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