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GCSE Results: 7 Funny Exam Answers You HAVE to Read!

To celebrate GCSE results day, we’ve scoured the internet and found some pretty amazing ‘answers’ to questions set in various tests for students. So, if you’ve got your pen and paper ready, let’s begin. Q 1. The first cells were probably…? A. Lonely. Q 2. Tony practices the piano 20 minutes every day. A. Effect: He is a big nerd. Q 3. What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A. Unusual names. Q 4. Explain why the concentration…

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Amazing Perseid Meteor Shower Photos

Stunning pictures of the annual Perseid meteor shower, which provides an incredible display in the night sky every August. Here’s a selection of your photos (used with kind permission) Perseids Meteor shower at Carew Castle, Wales, UK by @rob_still. You can find more of his photos on his blog ‘stepping off’, Meteor over Oswestry, Shropshire, UK by Richard Ellis (photo credit @richatquinta/Twitter) Perseid capture, Northamptonshire, UK, by James Parker, UK (photo credit: @JP_Astronomy/Twitter) Perseid meteor shower over Winchester by Dr James West…

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Exams paper (photo credit: graphicstock)

Wow! Students ‘To Be Rewarded Up To £17,000’ For A-Level Results

Of course, there are cheaper ways to reward the hard work of students on A-Level results day – here are some options! Incentives offered by parents range from money from £5 up to a staggering £17,000 as well as holidays, cars and laptops, according to a survey commissioned by Leeds Beckett University. On average, the research found that A* to B grades are most likely to be rewarded with £100 per A grade and £50 for each B/C the national…

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Perseid Meteor Taken in rural Brittany, France, away from light pollution (photo credit: James West)

Perseid Meteor Shower – Tips On How To Take Pictures

The annual Perseid meteor shower is set to peak tonight and offers the prospect of stunning views and photos. Here are simple tips on getting pictures. Check your camera settings and then snap away James West, executive director for SEPnet (South East Physics Network), says: “The best approach is to use a relatively high ISO, say 400 – 800, and take shots of two to three minutes at full aperture and widest angle. “Once you’ve checked the focus and exposure…

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Smartphones Now ‘More Popular’ To Get Online Than Laptops In UK

Two thirds of people in UK now own a smartphone to browse the internet, access social media, bank and shop online for nearly two hours a day, according to new research. And a third of UK internet users now see their smartphone as the most important device to get online compared to the 30% who prefer their laptop. That compares to just 22% who went for their phone first and 40% who plumped for their laptop in 2014. The resesearch…

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iPhone Falls 9,300 Feet From A PLANE And Still Works

The Apple iPhone reported its location after falling from a plane over Texas in the United States. The phone could even still make and receive calls after it dropped out of a small aircraft when pressure change caused a door latch to give way by three inches – enough for the device to fall out. Luckily, the owner of the phone and a colleague used the “Find My iPhone app” to locate it under a tree – although it seems the phone was…

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New Top Gear Show on Amazon: Jeremy Clarkson online!

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond sign deal with Amazon Video service to create a new car programme. The trio’s switch to the online streaming service was confirmed by Clarkson in a tweet, and comes after the BBC decided not to renew Clarkson’s deal after a fracas involving a producer. May and Hammond also ruled out working with Clarkson’s replacement on Top Gear, Chris Evans. It looks like the new programme will be made available worldwide in 2016, according…

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ET Tweet Home – Twitter And Facebook Investor Funds $100m Search For Aliens

A billionaire who made early punts on Twitter and Facebook is ploughing a fortune into finding intelligent alien life. Yuri Milner will fund work by SETI researchers for the next decade – allowing them to use the world’s biggest telescopes to hunt for ET from 2016. Celebrated British scientist Stephen Hawking is among those to have endorsed the project, according to the Wall Street Journal. But the question remains will the aliens tweet their existence or friend the human race…

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Playstation processor guides space probe to Pluto (composite photo. Pluto - Nasa. Playstation - Evan-Amos own work – public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Surely, the BEST video ‘game’ ever….PlutoFlyBy

Pluto space probe guided by processing unit found in original Playstation games console. The New Horizons spacecraft has travelled 3 BILLION miles to take spectacular photos of the distant dwarf planet having left Earth in 2006. And all the time, it’s been guided by a MIPS R3000 CPU – the same processing unit used in the original Sony Playstation, albeit it radition-hardened To be honest, that’s pretty awesome – especially when you realise the spacecraft is the size of a grand piano. But according…

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In Case The St Swithin’s Day Legend About Rain Is True, you NEED this umbrella

The legend is that if it rains on July 15, the UK is in for 40 days and nights of wet weather. Just in case it’s true, here’s a list of some essentials you might need: 1. The LED umbrella This brolly looks rather sci-fi movie, but is also practical. It’s on sale at now, click here to read more. 2. Waterproof suit Does what it says – ideal for 40 days of rain. Available at a low price, click…

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