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Giant Viruses Called ‘Jumbo Phages’ Could Help Us Fight Antibiotic Resistance

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become increasingly challenging to defeat, consulting those who’ve been in battle with our ancient foe long before us just makes a whole lot of sense.    Viruses called bacteriophages have been clashing with bacteria since long before we even existed. So researchers from the University of California, San Diego, took a closer […]

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Entertainment

Why creating a horror movie haven on Netflix may be a smart move for the streaming giant

A button for launching the Netflix application is seen on a remote control in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland on April 25, 2019. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images There’s a big money question haunting Netflix. In recent years, the streamer has spent big on flashy, blockbuster-style action movies like “The Gray Man” […]

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Technology

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba teams up with Tesla rival Xpeng on tech for driverless cars

XPeng is still focused in boosting the sales of its electric cars. But it has been focusing on building out future businesses in flying cars and robotics. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and electric vehicle startup Xpeng are opening a computing center to train software for driverless cars, the […]

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Gaming

Giant LEGO Elden Ring build recreates the Walking Mausoleum

A giant fan-made LEGO Elden Ring build recreates the Walking Mausoleum living structure from the RPG game. While most players are still working on honing their in-game Elden Ring builds, one FromSoftware fan had a rather different type of build in mind. The incredible LEGO structure is based on the wandering mausoleums that lumber around […]

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US

‘Phillip was a gentle giant’: parents mourn the loss of their son who died suddenly after Brandon High School football practice

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The Brandon High School community is in shock after the sudden loss of one of their football players. Few details have come out about what led to Phillip Laster Jr.’s death, but his family said he spent some of his final moments on the football field doing what he loved. The […]

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World

Musk’s Twitter feud continues as claims of deceit are rejected by the social media giant

A claim filed in court by Musk suggested that he was deceived and tricked into signing a deal to buy the company. On Thursday Twitter Inc refuted such claims saying they are “implausible and contrary to fact”. The accusations were made by Musk on Friday as part of a countersuit which was sealed but made […]

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UK

Queen’s £32,000 tribute of corgis and giant council party infuriates taxpayers

The Platinum Jubilee in June saw celebrations and tributes up and down the nation but Broadland District Council took the revelry too far for many residents of the Norfolk region. The council held a “prestigious party” for over 300 guests and commissioned seven wicker corgi statues for the occasion. The corgi has become a national […]

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Entertainment

A Silver Lining: Giant Floods Not Only Destroy, They Renew

The bosque along the middle Rio Grande in New Mexico is the largest such cottonwood forest in the country, stretching nearly 200 miles across New Mexico. Cottonwood seeds are borne on white cotton-like puffs — hence the name — that sail through the air. A flood in 1941 sent a huge amount of sediment down […]

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UK

Giant US Navy ship weighing up to 40 tonnes heads for UK port

The ship, named USNS William McLean, named after a US Navy physicist who developed the heat-seeking sidewinder missile, is set to arrive at Plymouth Sound at about 9.45am tomorrow (Thursday). It can weigh up to 40,298 tonnes, depending on cargo. The contract to build William McLean was awarded to National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in December 2008. The vessel was launched […]

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Science

A Giant Slab of Space Junk Crashed in Australia, But Experts May Have Identified It

Australian farmers mysteriously found space debris scattered across their fields last month. An astrophysicist who examined the junk now believes it was from a SpaceX flight. People near Dalgety, New South Wales, found three large pieces of debris, with the largest – a 10-foot-tall triangular structure – found planted firmly into the ground, the Australian Broadcasting […]