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Search giant Google is looking for help to improve the way its products appear on search sites. An advert on its careers website is seeking a manager for its search engine optimisation (SEO) team.
Pluto has mountains made of ice that are as high as those in the Rockies, images from the New Horizons probe reveal. They also show signs of geological activity on Pluto and its moon Charon.
US airline United has rewarded two hackers who spotted security holes in its website with a million free flight miles each. The flight provider operates a "bug bounty" scheme that rewards hackers for privately disclosing security flaws rather than sharing them online...
During a week of revelations about the strange worlds at the edge of the solar system, I repeatedly heard a question that often comes up about space: "why bother?"It's a fair challenge...
The best-selling smartwatches on the market all have security problems, according to US tech giant Hewlett-Packard. The company tested 10 wearables for security features, such as password protection and data encryption.
Kepler-452b orbits at a very similar distance from its star, though its radius is 60% larger. Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.
Rice should be prepared in machines designed for making filter coffee, experts say. Why, asks Jon Kelly. Instead of boiling rice in a pan, people are being told to prepare it in a percolator.
The team, based in Zurich and London, say they have found a way to mask data that does little to slow it down. Many anonymising systems are slow because data is encrypted many times as it travels.
Car manufacturer Daimler is hoping to test self-driving trucks on German motorways this year, according to a company executive. Speaking to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Wolfgang Bernhard said he was "positive" the firm would get certification within weeks...
The spacecraft which made a spectacular landing on a comet last year has discovered a rich array of carbon compounds. One leading scientist has even described the chemicals as "a frozen primordial soup"...
Scientists have developed a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water. The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider - pushing off without breaking the surface.
People who spend time in aquariums could improve their physical and mental wellbeing, a study has suggested. As well as improving people's mood, the experiment showed "significant" reductions in participants' heart rates and blood pressure, the authors added...
Two scientists at a German university have developed a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness. The technology identifies a person from their thermal signature and matches infrared images with ordinary photos...
A controversial statue unveiled by the Satanic Temple at a secret ceremony in Detroit has attracted protests. But who is the goat-headed figure? And what do the elements of the statue symbolise?
The shooting incident took place in the Marietta area of East Texas. Three shots were fired and at least one ricocheted off the shell.
Family members of Osama Bin Laden were killed in a private jet crash in Hampshire on Friday, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK has said. It came down near Blackbushe Airport, close to the Surrey border, killing the pilot and all three passengers.
Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has begun the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto. The probe is set to hurtle past the dwarf world on Tuesday, grabbing a mass of pictures and other science data...
Google is holding seven public meetings across Europe to debate issues raised by the "right to be forgotten" ruling. The ruling by the European Court of Justice lets people ask Google to remove some types of information about them from its search index...
How much does the earth weigh? According to Terry Quinn, emeritus director of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures, the Earth weighs about 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 Kg.

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