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‘Kill switch’ activated in mice

US scientists have ramped up predatory behaviour in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a study published on Thursday. The experiment turned the lab mice into super-eating machines, vigorously attacking food, bottle caps, and sticks as …

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SpaceX to blast off again

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to resume flying rockets next week following an investigation into why one of them burst into flames on a launch pad four months ago, the company said on Monday. In a statement, SpaceX said it expected to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Vandenberg Air …

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Convenience shop items delivered by drone in US

US drone delivery service Flirtey on Monday announced that its self-piloting flying machines have whisked flu medicine, hot food and more from 7-Eleven convenience stores to customers’ homes. The Nevada-based company boasted of being the first drone service to complete regular commercial deliveries to residences in this country, having completed …

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Prepare for tonights Supermoon

The supermoon will look especially big because it’s so close to Earth at the moment it reaches its fullest point. Share this sight with someone special, because we won’t see a supermoon this close until 2034. The moon is a familiar sight in our sky, brightening dark nights and reminding …

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