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Recent articles by Jeff:

Artificial intelligence wrote a news article, should I start looking for a new job?

A human journalist responds to an artificial one. → Read More

This cloned horse could save an endangered species

Scientists have successfully cloned an endangered Przewalski’s horse → Read More

The 'indestructible' Nokia 3310 just turned 20 years old

All you really needed on a phone was Snake (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)There was a time before apps and touchscreens and 5G. Back then, all a phone had to do was call, text, play Snake and be completely indestructible. That, in a nutshell, was the Nokia 3310. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Nokia’s phones were bought by millions of people around the world. The Finnish company hit its apex… → Read More

Flat-Earthers quarantined after trying to find 'the end of the world'

How many times do we need to say it? Earth is spherical → Read More

Hangover cure breakthrough after successful trial in Finland

(Credits: Getty Images/iStockphoto)A team of researchers from Finland reckon they’ve cracked the elusive hangover cure. They reckon a dose of an amino acid called L-cysteine is enough to reduce nausea and headaches in those of us who’ve imbued too much of a good time the night before. L-cysteine can be sold as a dietary supplement as it has a role in making proteins within the body. According to… → Read More

BlackBerry phones are making a comeback

BlackBerry is back (OnwardMobility)Believe it or not, there was a time before everyone carried an iPhone around with them. While many of were content with indestructible Nokia bricks, a few smart businessy-types got obsessed with their BlackBerrys. President Obama is perhaps the most notable. BlackBerry devices were known for their physical keyboards and security credentials. Unfortunately, they… → Read More

Gmail and Google Drive down as outage hits users around the world

Gmail users around the world are experiencing issues this morning (Photo by studioEAST/Getty Images)A lot of people are reporting problems with Google’s services this morning, particularly highlighting Gmail and Google Drive. Frustrated users – some of which are in the UK – are seemingly unable to login to Gmail or upload and access content from Google Drive. According to the 2,600 reports of… → Read More

Netflix is testing a 'Shuffle Play' button

Because sometimes you just can't decide what to watch → Read More

Billion-year-old meteorites are being auctioned for astronomical prices

An auction of rare meteorites, some of which are billions of years old, is being held by Christie’s, New York. (Credits: Christie’s / SWNS)A rare collection of beautiful meteorites being sold at auction are literally out of this world. The extraterrestrial specimens, many of which are billions of years old, include a sample of rock in the shape of the moon, and are expected to fetch up to… → Read More

Facebook bans blackface

The red-and-white-clad Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) is a Christmas tradition in the Netherlands but has been removed from Facebook because it violates new guidelines on blackface (Photo by Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)Facebook has announced it will be banning images of blackface as part of changes to its Community Standards guidelines. The social network is aiming to curb dangerous… → Read More

Transparent TV labelled the most useless invention ever

Just....why? → Read More

Extremely rare two-headed viper shocks locals in India

This rare two-headed Russell’sviper was rescued by a team of rescuers in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. (Credits: Prathamesh Khedwan / SWNS)(Credits: Prathamesh Khedwan / SWNS)A terrifying two-headed snake was spotted outside a home in a city in India last week. Identified as a Russell’s viper, the 11cm (4-inch) reptile was safely removed and relocated by a snake expert. Russell’s… → Read More

Google is paying £10 each to users following lawsuit settlement

500,000 Google+ profiles were affected by a security vulnerability → Read More

Fitbit research shows ‘Lockdown loop’ as Brits strive to keep healthy during coronavirus

Nutrition, stress, exercise and sleep are all tied together when it comes to health → Read More

Amazon will spend $10 billion to battle Elon Musk for space-based internet

Amazon has been given the go-ahead to send over 3,000 satellites into orbit → Read More

Nasa launches Perseverance rover to search Mars for signs of life

The car-sized Perseverence rover will travel 314 million miles to the Martian surface → Read More

A quarter of Britain's native mammals are at risk of extinction

Red squirrels, wildcats and beavers are all under threat → Read More

‘Free Netflix’ scam will hack your bank account – don’t fall for it

The scam promises a 12-month Netflix subscription for free → Read More

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down as UK users suffer outage

The popular services have gone dark in parts of Europe too → Read More

This week is your last chance to see Comet Neowise for 7,000 years

The comet is currently flying away from Earth at a speed of 40 miles a second → Read More