Articles by Elian

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy expanded by less than previously thought in the last three months of 2017, official figures say. GDP grew by 0.4% in the October-to-December period, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, down from the initial estimate of 0.5%. The revision was due to…

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Image copyright Brock Fenton Image caption A common vampire bat going out for its nocturnal hunt DNA analysis is giving clues to how the vampire bat can survive on blood alone. The bat can drink up to half its weight in blood a day unlike other relatives, which dine on…

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Image caption Beaker pottery starts to appear in Britain around 4,500 years ago The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows. The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge….

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Image copyright XDA Image caption XDA Developers has published more than 20 images of the Galaxy S9 sourced from Samsung Pictures of Samsung’s latest flagship phone have been disclosed by an app released by the firm itself. The images were discovered hidden via a hack of Unpacked 2018, a program…

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Image copyright Getty Images More KFC outlets have reopened amid disruption caused by delivery problems. By mid afternoon on Wednesday 628 of the 900 stores were open, compared with 430 at 13:00 on Tuesday. However, some KFC outlets will remain closed for the rest of the week, while others will…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK has seen the strongest two quarters of productivity growth since the recession of 2008, according to the latest data. Output per hour rose 0.8% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said. It follows growth of 0.9% in the previous…

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I’ve begun a new YouTube series called On Writing Software Well where I explore the real Basecamp codebase in search of interesting programming topics. It’s less “here’s how to do it” and more “here’s what I was thinking when we made this choice or took this direction”. And it’s intimately…

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Image copyright University of Melbourne It is a fascinating insight into the biology of an extinct animal. Scientists have scanned all known preserved Tasmanian tiger “joeys” to better understand the marsupial’s key early development phases. The study tracks the changes to the infants’ skeleton and internal organs as they grew…

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