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Space

+ - Death of Sir Patrick Moore-> 1

Submitted by Coisiche
Coisiche writes: Breaking news on the BBC news site reports the death of Sir Patrick Moore, renowned broadcaster and astronomer who will probably be most familiar to UK readers. He might be known outside of the UK for being the presenter of the long running TV show, "The Sky at Night".



When I was growing up just about every space related news I saw was presented by him. As well some of his books on astronomy I also read a series of fictional books he wrote for a juvenile audience that featured some travels around the solar system.

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Science

+ - Study shows autism link to pregnancy obesity->

Submitted by Coisiche
Coisiche writes: One of the reseachers admits that “We can’t establish causation from this study" linking autism with obesity in pregnancy but "it is interesting that obesity and diabetes are increasing as autism incidence is.” I wonder if it's an idea that will attract as much popular appeal as vaccines cause it did.
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+ - European "typosquatters" fined->

Submitted by Coisiche
Coisiche writes: A couple of European "typosquatters" have been fined.

The article is short on detail about what their fake sites were called but I'd have to say I'd be a bit suspicious if I thought I was on Wikipedia (which is named as an example) and got invited to try a competition. The only hard fact presented is that someone was conned out of 63 pounds sterling while thinking they were accessing YouTube.

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Science

+ - Superluminal neutrinos: take 2->

Submitted by Coisiche
Coisiche writes: To address the many responses to the original findings, the OPERA team who were perplexed by the results first time round are starting a new and improved version of their experiment launching neutrinos in Switzerland and detecting them in Italy.

My money is on that the improvements will prevent the mis-detection of FTL particles.

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