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Rules to remember when police, fire or ambulance need to pass you on the roads

Spotting the glare of blue flashing lights in your mirrors can be incredibly daunting for any driver, no matter how experienced they are. Within a split second, motorists are forced

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Work permits for EU players and youth signings hit under post-Brexit rules

The Football Association has announced a radical post-Brexit shake‑up that will mean Premier League and EFL clubs cannot sign foreign players until they are 18, with all transfers from European

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MRI images: More efficient, quieter and faster

Magnetic resonance imaging has become an indispensable tool for medical diagnostics. Using metamaterials—printed circuit boards whose properties can be systematically adjusted—can increase measurement sensitivity by a factor of five. Metamaterials

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This company is using drones to replant forests devastated by wildfires

The United States has had its most devastating wildfire season on record, with more than 8 million acres of land burned across the country this year. Regenerating the forests that

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Apple hit with $12 million fine by Italian regulator over iPhone water resistance claims

AGCM slammed Apple Distribution International and Apple Italia SRL over its murky claims. For a start, Apple says its iPhones can withstand being submerged in depths ranging from 1 meter

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Girl embraces fluffy hair caused by rare condition that makes her ‘look like Einstein’

A ten-year-old with a rare genetic condition which means her locks are impossible to brush has embraced her fuzzy “baby hair”. Shilah Madison Calvert-Yin, from Melbourne, Australia, has had a

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Roberto Firmino shows time is on his side in Liverpool cameo

The Brazilian forward delivered nothing overtly spectacular against Ajax but, in his brief time on the Anfield pitch, made his presence felt Jürgen Klopp is too busy, bothered and generally

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Children with dyslexia show stronger emotional responses

Children diagnosed with dyslexia show greater emotional reactivity than children without dyslexia, according to a new collaborative study by UC San Francisco neuroscientists with the UCSF Dyslexia Center and UCSF

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Topshop owner Arcadia limits gift cards to 50% of purchase

Arcadia collapsed into administration on Monday and shoppers have been unable to use gift cards online since. The company and its administrators said the card shutdown was a temporary technical

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will step down on January 20, 2021

In a statement on the matter, Chairman Pai said it has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as Chairman of the FCC

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