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Monster slugs are devouring defenceless baby birds in nests Nestlings are sitting ducks for giant slugs some of them invasive that have been recorded feeding on the chicks of several birds species | 9 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Robot Babies Not Effective Birth Control, Australian Study Finds An anonymous reader writes: Girls given imitation babies to look after in an effort to deter teenage pregnancy could actually be more likely to get pregnant, according to a study. Researchers in Australia found 8% of girls who used the dolls were expectin
Slashdot | 10 hours, 12 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
How a human rights activist sparked an iPhone security update After an activist's iPhone was targeted with revolutionary spyware,Apple fixed all three 'zero day' flaws and built the patches into iOS9.3.5.
The Christian Science Monitor | 10 hours, 17 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Failure of fake babies: Why it doesn't pay to go with your gut Many schools give dolls that cry and need changing to teen girls to reduce pregnancy rates. Its no surprise they seem to have the opposite effect, says Sally Adee | 10 hours, 32 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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WhatsApp investigated by UK data watchdog over plans to share phone numbers with Facebook The Information Commissioner's Office has said it is 'looking into' the changes which mean WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook.
Mail Online | 10 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 26, southwest of Baja California with more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Statio
NASA | 10 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea Using images constructed from earthquake data, geoscientists have developed a method for resurrecting a "slab graveyard" of tectonic plate segments buried deep within the Earth, unfolding the deformed rock into what it may have looked like up to
Yahoo! News | 10 hours, 58 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Nasa's Juno probe to make closest pass of Jupiter Scientists expect unprecedented images of gas giant as $1.1bn probe makes first pass using full set of instruments and camerasNasas Juno spacecraft will make its closest pass of Jupiter on Saturday when it soars over the swirling cloud tops of the solar s
The Guardian | 10 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
US national parks, badger cull and microplastics green news roundup The weeks top environment news stories and green events. If you are not already receiving this roundup, sign up here to get the briefing delivered to your inbox Continue reading...
The Guardian | 11 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Deaths from Fentanyl, Drug That Killed Prince, Rise Sharply Overdose deaths from the opioid painkiller fentanyl the same drug that killed singer-songwriter Prince in April have increased sharply in a number of U.S. states, according to a new report. From 2013 to 2014, eight U.S. states Massachusetts, Maine, New Ha
Yahoo! News | 11 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend