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A monitoring system, tested in hundreds of UK homes, builds profiles of energy use and sends alerts if someone’s routine changes in a worrying way

Smart meter tracks when the kettle’s on to check grandpa’s OK

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New Scientist
yesterday at 23:32. Facebook
Scientists within the EPA say work continues as usual for now, but they worry about potential changes when Scott Pruitt – a climate change sceptic – takes charge

Alarm as climate sceptic named head of US environment agency

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New Scientist
yesterday at 23:01. Facebook
In a survey of 15 European countries, the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) found that for every 1 per cent increase in a country’s population caused by immigration, its GDP grew between 1.25 and 1.5 per cent [ Bit.ly Link ]
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yesterday at 22:37. Facebook
"Removing all barriers to migration would be like finding trillion dollar bills on the sidewalk" #1DayWithoutUs

The truth about migration: How it will reshape our world

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yesterday at 22:12. Facebook
Virtual reality now has an attachment for weather.
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yesterday at 22:10. Facebook
Arguments rage, but what does immigration really mean for jobs, economies and cultures? The evidence suggests we could turn a crisis into an opportunity

The truth about migration

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yesterday at 21:51. Facebook
Mice are less on edge if their brainwaves are coaxed to resemble those patterns that meditation boosts in humans

‘Meditating mice’ reveal secrets of mindfulness training

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yesterday at 21:32. Facebook
What is the truth about migration? It is an emotive issue. But the scientific study of what happens when humans move is starting to supply some non-emotive answers. It’s showing that many widespread beliefs don’t hold up to scrutiny #1DayWithoutUs

The truth about migration: How it will reshape our world

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yesterday at 21:01. Facebook
Underwater recordings of vocal fish off the Australian coast reveal an ocean choir composed of at least seven distinct choruses

Fish recorded singing dawn chorus on reefs just like birds

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yesterday at 20:43. Facebook
He is famous for his "Gaia hypothesis", but it's a device James Lovelock invented 60 years ago that future generations should laud him for

How to accidentally save the planet

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yesterday at 20:24. Facebook
Multicultural societies are more harmonious and successful, but to make them work we must fight our evolved tendencies to mistrust migrants #1DayWithoutUs

The truth about migration: How evolution made us xenophobes

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yesterday at 19:54. Facebook
Countries used to worry more about keeping people in than keeping them out. Then came the French Revolution, the nation-state and the need to control citizens #1DayWithoutUs

The truth about migration: How we lived without passports

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yesterday at 19:23. Facebook
As their birth rates plummet and citizens live longer, the wealthiest countries are desperately trying to bring in migrants to keep their economies afloat #1DayWithoutUs

The truth about migration: Rich countries need immigrants

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yesterday at 18:52. Facebook
There is precious little evidence that equipping school staff with body-mounted video kit will help tackle disruptive students, says teacher Tom Bennett

Teacher body cams are not the answer to bad classroom behaviour

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yesterday at 18:21. Facebook
You want kids, just not yet. So here’s how to work out when to start trying – and whether you should take a fertility test [ Bit.ly Link ]

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yesterday at 17:50. Facebook
Rings were thought to belong only to an exclusive celestial club including flashy giants like Saturn – but then Chariklo crashed the party

The upstart asteroid who showed rings are for everybody

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yesterday at 17:42. Facebook
Two ant species share a nest and divide the work: the big ones build and the small ones defend.
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yesterday at 17:21. Facebook
Should couples curious to know the implications of postponing parenthood take a fertility test? Jessica Hamzelou and her boyfriend tried one to find out

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We took his-and-hers fertility tests – this is what it was like

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yesterday at 16:49. Facebook
Unique, strong passwords, changed frequently, has been the mantra for all the websites we log into. Why is that advice under attack, wonders Paul Marks

New advice is use fewer passwords – why the change of tack?

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New Scientist
yesterday at 16:18. Facebook
GazeSpeak runs on a smartphone and uses artificial intelligence to convert eye movements into speech, so a conversation partner can understand what is being said in real time

Microsoft app helps people with ALS speak using just their eyes

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