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Other Way Around: New Study May Amend Charles Darwin's Theory on 'Sexual Selection'
Szekely insisted that his and his colleagues’ findings do not invalidate Darwin’s theories of natural selection and sexual selection.
Crypto Lode of $100 Billion Stirs U.S. Worry Over Hidden Danger
Regulators are worried about hidden risks to investors and even the financial system stemming from a fast-growing corner of the crypto market meant to be immune from volatility.
Inside the elite UK tech event attended by the rich and famous
Hundreds of the biggest names in European tech rubbed shoulders with politicians and wealthy investors on the lawns of the Soho Farmhouse private members club in rural England at what was one of the first major tech events to happen in o...
Fake ads on Facebook spoil real life fairy story
Robin Wight makes impressive wire sculptures of fairies and dandelions which have won the admiration of hundreds of thousands of people online.
Footprints of possibly last dinosaurs to walk Britain found in Kent
Scientists find fossilised footprints of multiple dinosaur species preserved by sediment in Folkestone
'Being yourself online shouldn't be revolutionary'
Two midsize fashion influencers speak out about the importance of body positivity on social media.
European Union to investigate Hungary over anti-LGBT law
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says that the EU is assessing whether the legislation is in breach of European law.
Snapchat Removed Its Controversial Speed Filter That Was Linked To Fatal Car Crashes
Families of two young men who were killed in a 2017 crash alleged in a lawsuit that the app's feature encouraged dangerous speeding that led to the accident.
Earth’s Core is Mysteriously Growing 'Lopsided', New Study Claims
The inner core powers the dynamic process that generates our planet’s magnetic field, which protects the Earth from many forms of harmful radiation and plays a crucial role in the planet’s ability to sustain life.
Ledger Hack Victims Are Receiving fake Crypto Hardware Wallets
A new hack is claiming victims following the the Ledger data breach of July 2020. The new scam involves sending convincing but fake hardware wallets to victims.
About 2.3m Britons hold cryptocurrencies
FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) says the digital assets appear to have become more normalised and viewed less as a gamble.
Major Australian Banks, US Airlines Briefly Hit By Internet Outages
The disruption linked to technical issues at Akamai follows an outage at rival Fastly Inc.
China Releases Mars Images Taken by Zhurong Rover
China on Friday released the first batch of images of Mars taken by the Tianwen-1 spacecraft's Zhurong rover, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said.
This young Russian has just built his own electric car from scratch
Can’t afford a Tesla? Maybe take inspiration from this 23-year-old who has built his own solar-powered electric car.
Facebook to Implement Software That Can Detect Fake Photos & Videos Via AI
Deepfakes are media files, including photos, video and audio footage, edited through the use of artificial intelligence (AI) that provide a high degree of realism and often cause confusion after being spread via social networking.
Japanese Billionaire Starts Training for Tourist Space Flight in Russia
Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa who will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) as a tourist announced on Tuesday the start of training in Russia to prepare for the December flight.
Windows 11 leak reveals new UI, Start menu, and more
Screenshots reveal new Start menu and taskbar design.
El Salvador Considering Paying Employee Salaries in Bitcoin
According to Rolando Castro, the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare in El Salvador, the government is discussing whether companies in the country should pay their employees in Bitcoin.
Sotheby’s Will Auction 'World Wide Web' Source Code As NFT
Next week Sotheby's auction will witness something very unusual: Sir Tim Berners-Lee will auction the original source code he used to create the World Wide Web as an NFT.
Bitcoin Up 11% After Musk Says Tesla Will Accept It When Miners Use More Clean Energy
SpaceX/Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says Tesla Inc. will resume bitcoin cryptocurrency transactions when mining is done with more clean energy.
Bitcoin an ‘alternative store of value’ for the future: Digital asset expert
Investing in Bitcoin can fight ‘hidden tax’ of inflation, digital asset expert Perianne Boring said
Petition to deny Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin spaceflight reentry to Earth making the rounds
A new petition is looking to make Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos' upcoming suborbital spaceflight a one-way trip.
Uber CEO insists drivers are getting 'higher cut of the fare hike' amid criticism over price increases
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi confirmed fare hikes in wake of pandemic
Lawmakers unveil measure that could break up big tech companies like Amazon, Apple
A proposal would force large companies to split up or spin off businesses that present a conflict of interest
Nearly 26M Amazon, Facebook, Apple, eBay user logins stolen by hackers
Websites such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay, Facebook were targeted
McDonald's becomes latest cyberattack victim: What's going on?
Fast-food chain was able to 'quickly identify and contain' threats on its network
Is the great digital-nomad workforce actually coming?
Are we actually on the brink of remote workers scattering across the globe en masse – or are predictions of the new, great digital-nomad movement overblown?
Bitcoin rebounds after Elon Musk confirms Tesla may accept it again
Accused again of market manipulation, Bitcoin bounced nearly 10 per cent in value after Elon Musk tweeted Tesla could once again accept it as payment.
China's Bitcoin crackdown targets miners for 'misusing electricity'
Authorities in Yunnan - China's fourth-biggest Bitcoin hub - are targeting cryptocurrency miners and traders for 'misappropriating' electricity.
If You Have Venmo, Do This Now: Make Friends Private
Pete Buttigieg, Antony Blinken, and other Biden Cabinet officials were recently exposing their personal information on the payments app. Here's how you can make your account safer.
Why is Bitcoin booming in Latin America?
El Salvador’s decision to make Bitcoin an official currency is a watershed for crypto - and it’s setting off a chain reaction in Latin America.
UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts
FCA tells MPs it will take action against social media and search engines that host online frauds
"Where Is Proof?": Russia's Vladimir Putin Denies Cyberattacks On US
Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed accusations of cyberattacks against the United States, terming them "farcical" and "unfounded."
Ransomware is biggest online threat to people in UK, spy agency chief to warn
GCHQ cybersecurity boss sounds alarm over extortion by hackers who are mostly based in former Soviet states
Cryptocurrency Not Included on SEC's Upcoming Agenda
It seems that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) isn't too concerned with cryptocurrency at the moment.
Putin says Russia prepared to extradite cyber criminals to US on reciprocal basis
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his nation is prepared to extradite cyber criminals to the United States on a reciprocal basis, Russia's state-run TASS news agency reported Sunday.
Google fined €220m in France over online advertising market
Google said it had agreed on changes to improve its online ad market after being fined by France's competition watchdog.
Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Accept Bitcoins When Miners Use More Clean Energy
Bitcoin rose 5.1% to $37,360.63 at 1810 GMT (2:10 p.m. ET) on Sunday, adding $1,817.87 to its previous close, after Musk's tweet.
UK government admits ministers can use self-deleting messages
Exclusive: Civil servants also able to delete messages instantly, as fears grow about accountability
European privacy groups challenge facial scan firm Clearview
Four groups say Clearview stockpiled biometric data on more than 3 billion people without their knowledge or permission by “scraping" their images from websites.
Personal data of 3.3 million US and Canadian Volkswagen customers stolen from vendor
Criminals made off with the personal information of more than 3.3 million Volkswagen and Audi customers in the US and Canada, the German carmaker has revealed. The data stolen includes license numbers and Social Security numbers.
A 3D printed home shaped like a boulder has just got its first tenants
A Dutch couple will be moving into their new home which was printed in just 120 hours.
Europe divided on taking the knee during EURO 2020 football tournament
Some teams support kneeling, while others say the gesture has become "meaningless" in the fight to tackle racism.
‘We are democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of on-demand grocery deliveries
Companies are springing up all over the UK promising to deliver whatever you want in as little as 10 minutes. But what could we lose by never popping out for milk again?
Virgin Atlantic explores 'flying taxi' partnership
Virgin Atlantic is exploring whether it could launch a flying taxi service as part of a partnership with Bristol-based Vertical Aerospace.
Dubai aims to become Start-Up capital of the world
With unrivalled access to the globe, Dubai is seeking to make itself the start-up capital of the world. We meet the entrepreneurs, incubators and analysts to find out why the start-up ecosystem in the city is thriving.
EA: Gaming giant hacked and source code stolen
Hackers have stolen valuable information from major game publisher Electronic Arts (EA), the company said.
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