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A hidden network of pitch-black tunnels that run under the ruins of an 11th century castle have been explored by two kayakers armed with cameras. The kayakers used a torch to guide them as they paddled through the tunnels under Bristol’s Castle Park. The...

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Apple Watch Provides Murder Case Clues

Police in Australia have presented data gathered from an Apple Watch as evidence in a murder trial. Grandmother Myrna Nilsson was wearing the device when she was killed in 2016. Her daughter-in-law Caroline Nilsson is accused of staging an ambush, after claiming she was tied up by a group of men who entered the house. But data from the victim’s smartwatch suggests that she was ambushed...

Google Shuts Down Goo.gl

Google has decided to terminate its URL shortening service, called goo.gl or Google URL Shortener. However, developers shouldn’t worry at all because the search engine giant has already confirmed that there is going to be a replacement for it. On Friday, software engineer Michael Hermanto announced...

Apple May Be Working On A Crumb-Resistant Macbook Keyboard

The super-shallow buttery style keyboards on Apple’sMacBook and MacBook Prolaptops have caused serious headaches for some users. The keys and keyboard mechanism are so tightly packed together than even the tiniest crumbs or bits of debris can get lodged under...

Fitbit Plans A ‘Family’ Of Smartwatches In 2018

Fitbit knows it can’t lean on activity trackers forever, and it’s going to shake things up in 2018. As part of a call discussing its latest earnings, the company said it would produce a “family” of smartwatches this year- it’s not just...

CDC Urges Everyone 50 And Older To Get New Vaccine

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This new vaccine is the latest defense against a painful condition that is more common among older adults. It might be time to get vaccinated against shingles if you’re 50 or older. Folks in this age...

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Russian Woman Dies After Given Formaldehyde Instead Of Saline Drip

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A 27-year-old Russian woman has died after doctors mistakenly filled her IV bag with a solution containing formaldehyde. Ekaterina Fedyaeva was said to be undergoing routine surgery at a hospital in Ulyanovsk, in the Volga Federal District of Russia, when the hospital hooked her up to a formalin drip, which contains formaldehyde and is used to prevent corpses...

New Antibiotic Family Discovered In Dirt

US scientists have discovered a new family of antibiotics in soil samples. The natural compounds could be used to combat hard-to-treat infections, the team at Rockefeller University hopes. Tests show the compounds, called malacidins,...

One Cigarette A Day ‘Increases Heart Disease And Stroke Risk’

Smokers need to quit cigarettes rather than cut back on them to significantly lower their risk of heart disease and stroke, a large BMJ study suggests. People who smoked even one cigarette a day were still about 50% more likely to develop...

Cancer Blood Test ‘Enormously Exciting’

Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine – a universal blood test for cancer. A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision...

Miami Open: John Isner Beats Alexander Zverev To Win First Masters 1,000 Title

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American John Isner won his first ever Masters 1,000 title with a 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-4 victory over German Alexander Zverev in the Miami Open final. In a nervous opening, the first set went with serve before...

Ball-Tampering Row: Australia Captain Steve Smith Banned For One Test And Fined

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Australia captain Steve Smith has been banned for one match and fined his entire match fee by cricket’s world governing body for his part in a ball-tampering incident in South Africa. Smith said...

Anderson Blows Away Field, Wins Gold In Women’s Slopestyle

Jamie Anderson has defended her title in Olympic women’s slopestyle snowboarding, surviving blustery and treacherous conditions at Phoenix Snow Park to give the United States its second gold medal...

2018 Women’s Six Nations: Wales 18-17 Scotland

Wales held out for a tense win over Scotland as the 2018 Six Nations began in Colwyn Bay. Rowland Phillips’ side led 13-0 at the break and 18-5 afterwards, but Scotland fought back to take the game...

Rolls-Royce And Boeing Invest In UK Space Engine

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Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce. REL, based at Culham in Oxfordshire, is working...

Shipping Faces Demands To Cut CO2

Shipping Faces Demands

A battle is under way to force the global shipping industry to play its part in tackling climate change. A meeting of the International Maritime Organisation in London next week will face demands for...

Wearable Tech Aids Stroke Patients

Scientists in the US are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients. The sensors are able to send information to doctors continuously. The team developing the system says...

Consumer Products’ Air Quality Impact ‘Underestimated’

US research has found that chemicals in everyday household products are now a key contributor to city air pollution, rivalling some vehicle emissions. The study, led from Colorado University, focussed...