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What if – whisper it – 5G doesn’t matter?

20th June 2019 | 0

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Prince Harry 'wrong' to say Fortnite addictive, developers say

19th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe makers of Fortnite have rejected Prince Harry’s comments about the popular game being “created to addict” its players.  Canon Pence, general counsel for Fortnite developers Epic Games, said the company was “taken aback” by the Duke of Sussex’s criticisms made earlier this year. Answering questions from a […]

'Porn block' delayed for third time after govt climbdown

19th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe and Alexander J Martin The government’s porn age verification scheme is to be delayed for the third time – this time in perpetuity, according to Sky sources. Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Secretary Jeremy Wright is expected to announce the climbdown […]

Ministers urged to delay porn 'block' for third time

19th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent The government is under pressure to delay its controversial online pornography age verification scheme for a third time, or risk “nefarious” companies “using this opportunity to harvest and manipulate user data”. Sky News has obtained a copy of a confidential note sent […]

Rock-eating worm that excretes sand discovered

19th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Scientists have discovered a new subspecies of worm that eats stone and excretes it as sand. As part of a diet that sounds like a guaranteed route to rock-hard abs, the insect has been found at the bottom of a river in the Philippines helping itself to […]

Facebook's Libra could threaten the global financial system

18th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent Facebook’s new digital currency, Libra, is a monumental move – although not for the reasons you might initially think. The first confusion arose from the name. Facebook called Libra a cryptocurrency, raising fears that it would be as volatile and sclerotic as […]

Yoghurt can help men reduce risk of pre-cancer bowel growths

18th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Men who eat yoghurt regularly can reduce their risk of developing pre-cancerous growths in the bowel, according to new research. Consumers of two or more servings a week were around a fifth (19%) less likely to go on to have an adenoma, according to a study published […]

Facebook to launch Libra cryptocurrency 'ecosystem'

18th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By James Sillars, business reporter Facebook is to launch its own digital currency within the next year, saying its plans will deliver an “inclusive and open” financial ecosystem. The cryptocurrency, to be called Libra, forms part of a wider Calibra digital wallet package under development that will […]

Man's best friend? Why dogs evolved 'puppy dog eyes'

17th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDogs have evolved their “sad eyes” facial expression so they can get on better with humans, new research has found. The University of Portsmouth scientists’ study involved comparing the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves. The facial structure of dogs has changed during thousands of years specifically […]

New sheep shed examines farming's impact on climate

17th June 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Whitehead, home news correspondent A new state-of-the-art science facility that monitors the impact sheep farming has on our environment has opened in Devon. The equipment is the latest experiment to be added to North Wyke Farm, which already carries out world-leading research into farming and […]

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