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Gab social network deletes anti-Semitic posts

Gab social network deletes anti-Semitic posts

Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish...

BBC, Friday, 12:10
 
Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Butlin's says guest records may have been hacked

Holiday camp firm Butlin's says up to 34,000 guests at its resorts may have had their personal information stolen by hackers. The company says the data in question included names, home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. Managing...

BBC, Friday, 11:31
 
Checking emails after work is bad for your partner as well as you

Checking emails after work is bad for your partner as well as you

If your other half’s idea of a great night in is to sit on the sofa and check their work emails, the chances are that they are oblivious to how unpopular it makes them. People who constantly monitored office messages at home felt it did no harm to...

Guardian, Friday, 11:23
 
'Mars awaits': Trump supporters to vote on logo for space force

'Mars awaits': Trump supporters to vote on logo for space force

The Trump administration has announced a new space force to protect America from what Mike Pence has called “the growing security threats emerging in space”. But Trump supporters have been asked to put aside questions like “How much will this cost?”...

Guardian, Friday, 05:19
 
Warning over satellite security bugs

Warning over satellite security bugs

Satellite systems used on aircraft, ships and by the military contain bugs that could let hackers take control of them, a security researcher has warned. The worst bugs could let attackers overcharge satellite antenna to damage the equipment or harm...

BBC, Friday, 00:46
 
Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study

Salt not as damaging to health as previously thought, says study

Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut down may only be worthwhile in countries with very high sodium consumption, such as China. The World...

Guardian, Friday, 00:09
 

Smartphone blue light affects your vision by wearing down retina

We all know that the blue light that emits from our smartphones isn't good for our eyes, but a new study has discovered just how much damage it can cause. Researchers say that this light is absorbed by vital molecules in our retina and triggers the...

Daily Mail, Friday, 00:03
 
Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness. Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers...

Guardian, Thursday, 22:09
 
Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe is now on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Its launch window will open at 3.48am (eastern daylight time, or 7.48am Greenwich mean time) on Saturday 11 August. Protected by a sophisticated heat shield the probe is...

Guardian, Thursday, 22:09
 
Postnatal depression: fathers can suffer similar issues to women, say experts

Postnatal depression: fathers can suffer similar issues to women, say experts

The mental health of new fathers is being overlooked despite evidence suggesting men might experience similar rates of depression to mothers after the birth of a child, experts have warned. It is thought at least 10% of new mothers experience...

Guardian, Thursday, 20:21
 

Stressed? Go pet some donkeys

In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. Donkey Park is the creation of Steve Stiert,...

Daily Mail, Thursday, 20:16
 

Study finds most online resources about e-cigarettes are nonsense

Bots love vaping, according to new research.  In the last several years, e-cigarettes have been gaining popularity, pushing combustible tobacco over and sparking both controversy and fandom.  But public health officials and doctors have tried to...

Daily Mail, Thursday, 18:13
 
Chinese 'robocall' scam hits US weather office

Chinese 'robocall' scam hits US weather office

An unexpected message - in Chinese - has been broadcast over a public address system at a US National Weather Service office in Maryland. It was also received on individual desk phones. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

BBC, Thursday, 17:49
 
IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

Prominent gaming news website IGN has apologised and sacked a writer who was alleged to have plagiarised a game review. The company was criticised after YouTuber Boomstick Gaming found similarities between his review of Motion Twin's multiplatform...

BBC, Thursday, 17:49
 
Mike Pence launches plans for Space Force as new military service

Mike Pence launches plans for Space Force as new military service

The US vice-president Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate US Space Force as a sixth military service by 2020. Pence said it is needed to ensure America’s dominance in space amid heightened completion and threats from China and Russia....

Guardian, Thursday, 17:42
 
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