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Navy drill may have caused 'worrying' increase in dolphin deaths

8th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sharon Marris, news reporter Scientists worried about an increase in dolphin deaths off the coast of Greece say a major exercise by Turkey’s navy could be to blame. At least 15 dead dolphins have been recorded in the Aegean Sea since the end of February and […]

Websites face being blocked in UK by new online regulator

8th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter A new online regulator will fine web companies that fail to protect users, and possibly even block offending websites from being accessed within the UK, according to new government plans. Companies that run social media platforms, file hosting sites, discussion forums, […]

Social media firms face fines in harmful content crackdown

7th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Alan McGuinness, political reporter New rules will see social media companies being legally required to protect users, with bosses potentially held personally liable if they do not comply. The proposed measures form part of a government plan to make the UK one of the safest places […]

Plans to regulate social networks with new body are 'progress'

5th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Labour’s deputy leader has cautiously welcomed apparent plans to make tech companies and social networks more accountable for harmful content online. Tom Watson said plans leaked from a long-awaited white paper on tackling online harm were “progress” but said there were some […]

Snapchat to allow users to share stories on Tinder

5th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sophie Penney, news reporter Snapchat users will now be able to share their stories directly to Tinder, the popular dating app. The multimedia messaging service’s new feature is expected to be integrated later this year as part of the newly launched App Stories, announced on Thursday […]

Japanese spacecraft drops bomb on asteroid

5th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Emily Mee, news reporter Japan’s space agency has dropped a bomb the size of a baseball onto an asteroid in an effort to understand the origin of the solar system.  The Hayabusa2 spacecraft was used to fire the copper explosive towards the asteroid, named 162173 Ryugu, […]

God Of War wins big at BAFTA Games Awards

5th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter God Of War has won five titles at this year’s BAFTA Games Awards – seeing off competition from the likes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 to win best game. The PS4 action-adventure title also scooped gongs for music, […]

New technology sparks hopes of a mining revival in Cornwall

5th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Dan Whitehead, home news correspondent Cornwall could soon be supplying key metals used in our smartphones and electric cars as part of a multimillion pound rejuvenation of the county’s mining industry. A team of geologists is planning to start mining for lithium – a key component […]

Tesla shares fall as production misses target by wide margin

4th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By James Sillars, business reporter Investors have taken flight from Tesla after the company admitted production is lagging targets – a contentious issue that will be the subject of a court hearing later on Thursday. Shares fell 10% in pre-market deals – a fall matched when the […]

Missing eyelids when applying SPF creams 'may increase cancer risk'

4th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter Moisturisers containing SPF are being applied less efficiently than sunscreen, particularly around the eyes, raising the risk of cancer, a new study suggests. Previous studies have found that people do not use enough sunscreen around their eyes. However, less is known about […]

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