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NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter. The gamma-ray signal is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of light, produced by the universe's most energetic phenomena. They're common in galaxies like the Milky Way because cosmic rays, particles moving near the speed of light, produce gamma rays when they interact with interstellar gas clouds and starlight. Surprisingly, the latest Fermi data shows the gamma rays in Andromeda, also known as M31, are confined to the galaxy's center instead of spread throughout. To explain this unusual distribution, scientists are proposing that the emission may come from several undetermined sources.
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Mashable
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Full Metal Furies immediately puts me in the mind of those old coin-op arcade games based on franchises like X-Men and The Simpsons . Or even more recent examples, like The Behemoth's wonderful brawler, Castle Crashers . Well. This one comes from Cellar Door Games, the talented indie team behind Rogue Legacy . The earlier game twisted the "roguelike" genre with its unusual (and completely engaging) approach to long-term play: each "life" was the next generation in a family line, with different genetic traits tweaking how subsequent generations played. Full Metal Furies ' trailer describes the game as "not your typical brawler." The trailer is mostly focused on looking cool, but check out Cellar Door's website if you're curious to know more about how this game stands apart. Read more... More about Full Metal Furies , Cellar Door Games , Gaming , Entertainment , and Entertainment
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Meherunnisa Shaukat Ali has chosen an unusual job for a woman in India. At first, her family did not accept her chosen path in life but now, they are proud of her. For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097
Autocar
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Honda will rely on the new Civic ’s wider chassis to improve grip and handling stability, along with a new aerodynamic package, including two rear spoilers and a front splitter. 2017 Honda Civic Type R spotted testing in the US We have a lot more downforce from the design and aero package," the Type-R’s chief designer Daisuke Tsutamori told Autocar at Paris. Tsutamori’s design features an unusual front-end design with airflow into the engine bay split between three vents – a conventional lower vent, a narrow central grille and slot-like upper grille. The area of the central grille is reduced by the Honda badge, but also functions as part of the Type-R’s ped-pro crash impact hardware. Tsutamori stressed that the car shown at Paris was a prototype, but also admitted that "it was as close to the production car as possible". "The difference between the current Type-R and the new one is that the new one has been designed in from the start of the programme," said Honda’s UK managing director Phil Crossman.
Mashable
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We already know LG's upcoming G6 flagship will have a huge , 18:9, 2,880x1,440 pixel screen. But what do users actually gain from that unusual aspect ratio? The answer is quite mundane: You get more space. A short teaser, posted by LG Mobile on Wednesday, shows some of the benefits. SEE ALSO: LG will likely launch its G6 flagship on Feb. 26 First, it can display two squares on top of each other (18/9 = 2, duh), which opens the door for a nice, clean UI. It's also great for multitasking, which, while far from unheard of on smartphones, could really benefit from a longer screen. We're not really seeing a lot of multitasking in the video, but LG explained how this would work in a press release. "Inside the calendar app, turning the G6 horizontally will display the calendar in the left window while a detailed schedule will appear on the right," the company said. Read more... More about Lg G6 , Lg , Tech , and Mobile
Techradar
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Its official the LG G6 will come with a 5.7-inch, QHD 18:9 display and a new Android overlay dubbed UX 6.0. We already knew the LG G6 would have an unusual screen after sister company LG Display spilled the beans on the panel tech for the firms next smartphone last month, but the FullVision, 5.7-inch display with a QHD+ (2,880 x 1,440) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio has now been confirmed by LG for the G6. Thats not all though, as LG has also given us a sneak peek of what we can expect to see on screen, announcing that the G6 will run the manufacturers new UX 6.0 which focuses on advanced muti-tasking, an enhanced camera experience and a better way to enjoy games, films and applications. Make sure you check out LGs UX teaser video at the end of this article. The secret story of how the LG G6 leaked online Square thinking Thanks to the 18:9 aspect ratio, LG says it can divide the screen into two perfect squares.
Sputnik International
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Animal psychologists claim dogs dont appreciate human hugs. Poochesspeakbody language, and associate hugging with supremacy rather than with friendship. But Louboutina is an unusual pooch – she absolutely enjoys hugging people! It seems she would embrace everyone in this world if she could.
Core77
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Reader Mick saw our post on the Japanese travel hanger and pointed out the dealbreaker for him: The closed loop means it can only be hung on a hook, not a closet rod. He also wrote that "Ever since I lost my 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'-style foldable hanger on a trip many years [ago], I've been looking for a replacement. It was also Japanese-made, btw, and apparently no longer made." For those who've somehow never seen the movie, here's the one he's referring to: Mick, I poked around a bit to see if I could find one. Sadly all I could find was this one… …but judging by the reviews on Amazon , it's junk. I went looking for more travel hangers and found a few. Boottique's Travel Hanger is about 11 bucks, but like the one up top, also gets mixed reviews on Amazon . Apparently some folks find that it falls apart. Here's Jennifer Rabatel's " T-square hanger .
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Teddy Sheringham has given Leicester City's players some unusual advice as they search for ways to turn their embarrassing Premier League season around. The former England striker has urged the champions to go out, get drunkand have a little fight. Leicester continue to be dragged towards the relegation zone after a terrible run of five successive defeats with City still yet to score in 2017. City currently have the worst record this year of any other team...
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They use fine thread fasteners and correct length bolts. The parts are machined to exacting tolerances. I’ve been building engines for a long time, and BMWs are by far my favorite. They design like I design.” It was time to complete the body and, in a surprising move, Mark chose to use basalt. “It’s a lava rock that’s extruded into string and woven into a cloth, like carbon fiber. It’s an unusual and very beautiful natural fiber.” Via a dealer in Germany, Mark bought what he thought would be enough material. But it wasnt—not by a long shot. So he tracked down a skateboard guy in Canada who offers a basalt/carbon cloth and tried that. “I used four layers. It came out so flimsy it was unusable. I tried again, but this time with seven layers and vacuum bagged it to squish out the excess resin. It worked pretty well.” Given the cost of the materials, Mark was anxious when it came to tackling the nosepiece.
Hackaday
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The top two prizes are a million pounds, but for most bond holders the best they can hope for is the occasional £25 cheque. Premium Bonds are often bought for young children so a lot of Brits will have a few, often completely forgotten. Prizes never expire, so if you are the holder of old bonds you should consider asking National Savings and Investments whether anything is owed to you. The Great Grandfather of Premium Bond Drawings The original 1957 ERNIE, now in the collection of the Science Museum, London. Geni [CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The current ERNIE is the fourth-generation model, but our attention today is on its 1950s ancestor. In a way it's the most interesting of the machines because it has an unusual pedigree, being a creation of the Post Office Research Station, at Dollis Hill, London. As such it came from the lab of the Colossus engineer [Tommy Flowers], and is described as being a descendant of the now-famous but then still top-secret first digital computer used by the World War Two codebreakers.
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Ever since his epic 19-second-long handshake with a visibly bewildered Shinzo Abe of Japan, Donald Trump’s unusual handshake style has been under the microscope. The strange, jerky movement he deploys to dominate his counterparts has become something of a talking point. But the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, the latest world leader to meet the US president , has managed to neutralise the Trumpshake with a clever combination of timing, balance and control Donald Trump’s handshake: never has such a strong grip looked so weak Continue reading...
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Aides and translators surrounded the two leaders as other diners chatted and gawked around them, with staffers using the flashlights on their cellphones to illuminate documents on the darkened outdoor terrace... Now, as a national-security crisis broke out in front of him, DeAgazio continued snapping pictures — and posting them on Facebook. “The President receiving the news about the Missile incident from North Korea on Japan with the Prime Minister sitting next to him,” DeAgazio wrote as the caption for a photo he posted on Facebook at 9:07 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. Later, he posted other photos of Trump and Abe’s discussion, including some that seemed to have been taken from just a few feet away. Those photos have now been seen around the world, providing photographic proof of this unusual moment.”* Read more here: https://www.nytimes.
Daily Mail - Home
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Tony Black, a comedy hypnotist from Ireland, pulls off an unusual stunt where he wraps a condom on his hand and uses it as protection to put his hand into a bear trap, leaving unscathed.
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I hope that these not very assured sprouts of understanding of what is really going on in the East of Ukraine will be strengthened." SOT, Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia (Russian): "Of course, it is necessary to think about decentralisation. I remind that in April 2014 (this is often overlooked), immediately after the first wave of indignation because of the coup, when the West began to justify those who organised this coup, the first meeting between Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine was held during which we attempted to find a format for further efforts to resolve the situation. For the current period it is an unusual format, but then the heads of the Foreign Services met in this particular composition: John Kerry, Catherine Ashton (who was then the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine Andrii Deshchytsia who was later sent as an Ambassador to Poland.
The Event Chronicle
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These analyses reveal an astounding feature: There’s a patch of reversed polarity beneath southern Africa at the core-mantle boundary where the liquid iron outer core meets the slightly stiffer part of the Earth’s interior. In this area, the polarity of the field is opposite to the average global magnetic field. If we were able to use a compass deep under southern Africa, we would see that in this unusual patch north actually points south. This patch is the main culprit creating the South Atlantic Anomaly. In numerical simulations, unusual patches similar to the one beneath southern Africa appear immediately prior to geomagnetic reversals. The poles have reversed frequently over the history of the planet, but the last reversal is in the distant past, some 780,000 years ago. The rapid decay of the recent magnetic field, and its pattern of decay, naturally raises the question of what was happening prior to the last 160 years.