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Endangered Pangolins Are Being Smuggled For Meat By Criminal Organisations

In the last decade pangolins have become the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world, with over 300 poached every single day. But until now very little was known about the booming trade as it went on under the radar. The scaly anteaters (now considered endangered) are prized for their meat, a delicacy in China and Vietnam, and their scales, ...

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Optimism Alone Won’t Solve Climate Crisis. It’s Time To Blend In Fear

Climate crisis is a thoroughly depressing and often seemingly hopeless subject. So it’s no wonder conventional wisdom dictates we need to focus solely on optimistic messages if we’re to get people engaged. It’s why I’ve left summits like UN Goalkeepers and Davos feeling pumped that climate solutions are on the horizon. But when I take a step back, the inconvenient ...

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How To Backup Your iPhone To iCloud

Prykhodov If your iPhone is stolen or gets broken, it can be pretty stressful – and even worse if you realise that the last time you backed your phone up to your laptop was weeks ago. There is a solution to this, and that’s iCloud. This is Apple’s rather nifty service that can keep a copy of all your photos, iMessages ...

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Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour: Turning A Video Game Into A History Lesson

HuffPost UK For over a decade, the hugely-successful Assassin’s Creed video games have managed to convince us that history can be and is, fun. While their plots have always verged on the fantastical, throughout every era of history the developers have applied an almost monastic level of attention to detail in recreating these time periods. When set during the French ...

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How Much Screen Time? Nine-Year-Olds Share Their Digital Diaries

They are surrounded by technology, and have been for much of their young lives: from tablets to smartphones, games consoles to smart watches. For children, technology is just another aspect of modern living but for parents, it can be difficult to negotiate how much screen time is healthy and normal. So to help build a picture of how much time children spend ...

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Give Workers £10k To Survive Automation, Top Think Tank Suggests

Britons should be able to bid for £10,000 to help them prosper amid huge changes to their working lives, a leading think tank suggests today. The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) has released research proposing a radical new sovereign wealth fund, which would be invested to make a profit like similar public funds in Norway. The returns from the ...

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Mysterious ‘death circle’ spotted outside military base near Area 51

A view of the mysterious circle way out in the middle of the desert (Photo: Google Maps) The sighting of a bizarre object near Area 51 sent UFO hunters into a frenzy this week. Now a mysterious ‘death circle’ has been glimpsed a few miles away from the unexplained structure we reported on yesterday. Couple made to feel like paedophiles ...

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Huge solar storm will hit Earth today and it could bring down power grids, knock out satellites and cause beautiful auroras

The storm is caused by a huge solar flare blasted out earlier this week (Picture: Naeblys/Shutterstock) Planet Earth will be bombarded by a powerful solar storm which will hit us either tonight or tomorrow. This space squall was caused by a huge explosion on the surface of the sun called a solar flare. Earlier this week, a flare sent charged particles ...

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Bitcoin price nears $10,000: Litecoin, Ripple, Ethereum in cryptocurrency comeback

Bitcoin is bouncing back (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images) Bitcoin almost hit the psychologically important price of $10,000 today as the cryptocurrency comeback continued. The price of one Bitcoin surged by more than 10%, climbing from a low of less than $8,700 yesterday to reach almost $9,900, before sliding back slightly. Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and all the other top cryptocurrencies ...

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Nasa probe on mission to asteroid which could hit us in 22nd century snaps picture of Earth from 40 million miles away

The Earth and moon are just tiny specks against a black background in this image (Credit: Nasa) Planet Earth is just one tiny planet around one insignificant star floating around in an infinite universe. It’s a humbling thought – and one which may haunt the mind of anyone who beholds Nasa’s incredible new picture of our world from 40 million ...

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