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Scientists believe we could cure the common cold in the next 10 years

Wednesday  09:10,   20 june 2018
qz

Some people get barely any symptoms and recover rapidly. Others end up confined to bed, surrounded by used tissues. For those with compromised immune systems…The common cold is actually a catch-all term for a variety of viral infections that cause[...]

Akon Is Going to Make Akoin Happen

Wednesday  08:15,   20 june 2018
vulture

It’s definitely got the best name of all the cryptocurrencies, we’ll give him that.As Page Six reports, the singer wasn’t ready to go all in on the technical specifics of the currency, noting that “I come with the concepts and let the geeks figure[...]

Snapchat Lenses bring coral reefs to your neighborhood

Wednesday  07:36,   20 june 2018
engadget

The California Academy of Sciences has just trotted out a series of augmented reality Snapchat Lenses that show reef life in your own corner of the world. It just trotted out a series of augmented reality Snapchat Lenses (the first of their [...]

Instagram's "IGTV" video hub for creators launches tomorrow

Wednesday  07:31,   20 june 2018
techcrunch

 Instagram is launching longer-form video hub tomorrow is called IGTV and it will be part of the Explore tab, according to multiple sources. Instagram has spent the week meeting with online content creators to encourage them to prepare[...]

How CSIRO researchers are tracking the evolution of Australian insects

Wednesday  07:06,   20 june 2018
msn

Using the DNA of some insects, and inspecting others fossilised in 100 million-year-old amber, researchers are building an evolutionary tree.But that hasn't stopped researchers at the CSIRO's Black Mountain headquarters from finding ways to piece[...]

Hackers hit South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, bitcoin falls

Wednesday  06:55,   20 june 2018
reuters

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, the second local exchange to suffer the fate in just over a week as cyber thieves exposed high risks of trading the[...]

Jurassic World: Can We Really Resurrect A Dinosaur?

Wednesday  06:14,   20 june 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The fifth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise is hitting the big screen, reinforcing a love of dinosaurs that has been with many of us since childhood.  Your browser does not support this video [...]

Google AI is sometimes better than doctors at predicting when patients will die

Wednesday  06:06,   20 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Google has a new algorithm that can quickly sift through thousands of digital documents in a patient's health record to find important information.Google's artificial intelligence systems can cull through and analyse a person's medical history[...]

All stars in the universe may form in pairs -- but we can't find the sun's missing 'Nemesis'

Wednesday  05:56,   20 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Our solar system's sun could have once had its own twin star, known as its Nemesis.Almost all the large vertebrates on Earth suddenly went extinct 66 million years ago - including dinosaurs, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and[...]

South Australia just put a driverless bus on public roads

Wednesday  05:31,   20 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

South Australia has launched a five-year trial of autonomous vehicle technology, putting a driverless electric shuttle bus on public roads on the outskirts of the capital, Adelaide. The Flinders Express (‘FLEX’) launched yesterday offering a shuttle [...]

Weird platypus-fish lived on ancient reef

Wednesday  05:05,   20 june 2018
msn

New fossils have allowed scientists to piece together a revealing picture of an ancient Australian fish that had platypus features and behaved like a stingray.Fossils that date back 400 million years have allowed scientists to piece together a[...]

Jaguar Vector Racing sets record for world's fastest electric speedboat

Wednesday  04:55,   20 june 2018
foxnews

This is the moment a battery-powered boat set a world speed record on a British lake. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E is now the world's fastest electric speedboat. This is the moment a battery-powered boat set a world s The unique Jaguar Vector V20E [...]

Game shows are coming to Facebook Live as the social network takes on the HQ Trivia phenomenon

Wednesday  04:41,   20 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

On Tuesday, Facebook announced new features that will let pages create live quizzes and contests. At launch, partners BuzzFeed, Fresno, and Insider will all launch game shows on Facebook Live.HQ Trivia, the game show app that lets players compete[...]

Scientists are exploring a lost rain forest hidden in a Mozambique volcano for the first time

Wednesday  04:32,   20 june 2018
qz

It’s hard to miss Mount Lico, a relatively isolated cliff jutting out 700 metres (nearly 2,300 feet) above the plains of northern Mozambique. Yet for…Discovered by conservation biologist Julian Bayliss in 2012, the untouched biosphere is a gift for[...]

Queensland Will 'Champion And Reinvigorate' The Local Games Industry Over The Next Decade

Wednesday  04:32,   20 june 2018
kotaku.com.au

The Queensland Government this morning announced a plan for the state's screen industries that will include the expansion of a co-working space for video game development, the creation of a "dedicated gaming development space" to[...]