October, 2017

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Since U.S. Confronts Internet’s Disruptions, China Feels Vindicated –

HULUNBUIR, China — In the USA, a number of the planet’s most powerful technology businesses face rising pressure to do much more to battle false info and prevent foreign infiltration. China, but has watchdogs such as Zhao Jinxu. Mr. Zhao, 27, lives in a little city on the windswept grasslandsRead More

Boston hit by invasion of gangs of turkeys

After being wiped out from New England in the 1800s, birds have stormed back  Increasingly clashing with residents who say they are being attacked by gangs In at least five cases turkeys became so aggressive police had to shoot them By Associated Press Not everyone is celebrating the return ofRead More

Magic mushrooms may ‘reset’ brains of depressed patients

Psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms may help to reset the brain’s default mode network  The study shows how the substance causes the network’s connections to get looser, temporarily, then reform more with more stability This process helps a depressed person’s brain to ‘reboot’ and rewire ingrained negative patternsRead More

Google to take on Facetime and add video calls to Android 

 Will start building its videoconferencing app, called Duo, into Android  Video call option will appear in Phone, Contacts, and Android Messages apps By Mark Prigg For Dailymail.com FaceTiming your parents and friends has become a part of everyday life for iPhone owners – and Google wants to get Android users inRead More

Wolf Puppies Are Adorable.

Then Comes the Call of the Wild. –

NICOLET, Quebec — I’m sitting in an outdoor pen with four puppies chewing my fingers, biting my hat and hair, peeing all over me in their excitement. At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. They growl and snapRead More

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Viewed as Risks –

SAN FRANCISCO — In the beginning of the decade, even the Arab Spring blossomed with the aid of social networking. That’s the kind of narrative the technology industry likes to share itself: It’s bringing liberty, enlightenment and a better future for all humanity. Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook creator, proclaimed thatRead More

Arabian show horse described as ‘horrific’ by experts

An Arabian show horse bred in the US has been described by experts as ‘horrific’ El Rey Magnum, the 9-month-old colt, is said to be at risk of breathing problems  Arabian horse pedigrees must have a concave face, arching neck and high tail The British Equine Veterinary Association condems extremeRead More

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Rush, Researchers Say –

For decades, skin colour has held strong social significance — a defining feature of humor, and also a beginning point for racism. “Should you ask someone on the road, ‘Which are the principal differences between races? ,’ they are likely to say skin colour,” explained Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticistRead More

Sheryl Sandberg Claims Facebook Will Hand More Information on Russia-Linked Advertising –

WASHINGTON — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, also stated on Thursday that the firm had promised to supply more info, such as ad-targeting information, to police officers as part of a national investigation into Russian infantry in the 2016 election. Ms. Sandberg, looking in an event hosted by theRead More

Facebook debate like the Dress kicks off over trainers

A Facebook user has sparked a debate by asking what colour some trainers were Nicole Coulthard said her friend saw the shoes as pale blue and grey But Nicole sees them as being pink and white, which resulted in a big debate  By Molly Rose Pike For Mailonline First theRead More