Can emoji shed light on human behaviour?

An emoji can say a thousand words, but can they mirror human emotion and body language while communicating in the virtual world? Researchers believe there may be a possibility. Given that more than 90% of internet users now use emoji...

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People who swear are more likely to be honest, according to science

It might go against social etiquette, but scientists believe there may be a link between swearing and honesty. Researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the US and Hong Kong say that people who use profane language are less likely to...

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Scientists have worked out why everything doesn’t go dark and blurry when we blink

You do it 15 times a minute, and we bet you did it just then. When you blink, your eyelids...

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The science behind popcorn’s magic metamorphosis

Today is National Popcorn Day, which is great in all sorts of ways, but most of all it’s great for...

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A new species of moth with yellow scales on its head and small genitalia has been named after Donald Trump

The world of science is a fascinating one, with new species of weird and wonderful creatures being discovered every year...

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Scientists have created a mobile phone microscope that can sequence DNA to diagnose cancer

It might sound like something from Star Trek, but scientists have developed a tiny microscope that attaches to a mobile...

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While most of Britain struggles to get snow, jewel-like ice is washing ashore on Japan’s coasts

Each year, between late January and mid-February, something rather mesmerising happens on the coast of Japan’s Northernmost main island. On...

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Watch this drone footage of a 44km crack in the Antarctic ice

A 44km chasm has appeared on the floating Brunt ice shelf in Antarctica where a British research station is located....

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A space laser could turn the Earth’s atmosphere into a giant magnifying glass and be used to spy on enemies in future wars

BAE Systems believes technological advances in the future could enable military generals to use lasers and the Earth’s atmosphere to...

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One in three people diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the condition, study suggests

A third of people recently diagnosed with asthma do not actually have the condition, new research suggests. A study by...

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Nasa is documenting Earth’s dramatic changes with ‘then and now’ satellite images

Our planet is in a state of continuous change – some man-made, others natural. From melting glaciers and drying lakes...

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A leopard shark has learned to reproduce without males after living alone for a long time

A leopard shark at an aquarium in Australia has reproduced asexually in what is reported to be a world first....

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Gene Cernan, the last astronaut to ever reach the moon, has died aged 82

Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon, has died aged 82....

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Scientists are designing a solar-powered system that could give remote Indian villages safe drinking water

Water contamination is a major problem in the developing world and it appears scientists have found a way to help...

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Blue Monday: Real thing or ridiculous myth?

Today is Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year. And just in case you forgot, the...

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Watch the moment SpaceX successfully launched an unmanned rocket into space

This is the impressive moment a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully blasts off into orbit from the Vandenberg Air Force...

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This spectacular light display in Canada will make you think there is an alien invasion

It might look like the stuff of science fiction and conspiracy theorists that aliens have descended on our planet, but...

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Scientists have managed to tie the tightest knot ever

Scientists have broken the record for the tightest knot ever known, using strands 10,000 times thinner than a human hair....

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Smartwatches could soon tell when you’re getting ill

You might think wearable tech is another bit of useless kit phone companies are trying to flog, but smartwatches could...

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Scientists have used mind-controlling lasers to turn lab mice into killing machines

It sounds like the work of an evil genius, but scientists have been blasting the brains of mice with laser...

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