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These Spooky Pokémon Are Headed to Pokémon Go for Halloween  

2017-10-23 16:40:54

As part of a Halloween promotion, Niantic and the Pokémon Company are adding a slew of new Ghost-type Pokémon to Pokémon Go.

Robotic bugs that trains insects  

2017-10-16 13:09:15

Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects in the hope the creatures' sensitive antennae and ability to squeeze into small spaces can be put to use serving humans.

Dwarf planet has a ring to it: study  

2017-10-12 18:02:48

Move over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned.

US spacewalkers install 'new eyes' at space station  

2017-10-11 17:02:25

Two US astronauts installed a high-definition video camera at the International Space Station Tuesday and made more progress on repairs to the lab's robotic arm, NASA said.

Microsoft gives up on Windows 10 Mobile  

2017-10-10 15:46:33

Microsoft appears to have abandoned its smartphone operating system ambitions.

Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs  

2017-10-09 18:03:16

Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday.

Bagels, pretzels, Boo! How to explain science Nobels  

2017-10-02 17:46:17

What do a pretzel, a lock of hair and a scream have in common? They've all been used to explain the highly complex scientific research honoured with a Nobel Prize to the general public.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Coming  

2017-09-29 17:22:41

The second trailer for Rockstar's upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, its open-world Western bonanza for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due next spring, has arrived as promised. It opens with customary guitar twangs and plaintive minor-key harmonica riffs. The views — of enormous cloud-capped mountains, distant buttes and unblemished scrublands — are predictably stunning.

Amazon revamps Echo smart speaker family  

2017-09-28 16:16:02

Amazon has announced new versions of its Echo smart speakers that promise improved sound and voice recognition.

The basic model also allows its shell to be changed to give it different looks - a feature already offered by Google's rival Home device.

Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record low  

2017-09-27 16:52:57

Sea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said on Wednesday, as they warned the frozen continent's unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping including tourist cruises.

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'  

2017-09-23 15:37:24

A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal  

2017-09-21 13:47:52

Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business.

Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant.

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