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UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk
PHYS.ORG A British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent, after a former employee of data firm Cambridge... 8 hours
UN schemes to save forests 'can trample on tribal rights'
PHYS.ORG The only UN-approved financial mechanism to curb deforestation, a key driver of global warming, has bulldozed the rights of forest-dwelling peoples on three continents and needs to be... 8 hours
Facebook sorry for blocking Delacroix masterpiece over nudity
PHYS.ORG Facebook admitted on Sunday making a mistake after it banned an advert featuring French artist Eugene Delacroix's famous work, "Liberty Leading the People," because it depicts a bare-breasted woman. 8 hours
US investigating deadly Hyundai, Kia airbag failures
PHYS.ORG The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate. 8 hours
UK lawmaker says Facebook misled Parliament over leaked data
PHYS.ORG The head of the British Parliament's media committee says Facebook misled lawmakers by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent. 8 hours
Indian airports stretched as passengers reach new heights
PHYS.ORG India's airports are struggling to cope with a massive surge in passenger numbers and billions of dollars must be spent to boost their capacity, analysts have warned. 8 hours
Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coast
PHYS.ORG Officials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia. 19 hours
Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality
PHYS.ORG Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a... 19 hours
Biodiversity crisis summit kicks off in Colombia
PHYS.ORG A comprehensive, global appraisal of mass species extinction—and what can be done to reverse it—kicked off in Colombia's second-largest city Saturday, with more than 750 experts in attendance. 19 hours
Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens
PHYS.ORG Logistics investments, new technology... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores... 19 hours
The Swiss army knife of smoke screens
PHYS.ORG Setting off smoke bombs is more than good fun on the Fourth of July. The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the... 19 hours
Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spills
PHYS.ORG The Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured last fall, dumping a quarter-million gallons of gas in rural Alabama. By the time the leak... 19 hours
New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storage
PHYS.ORG The U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's underground repository in... 1 day
World water problems on tap at Brazil conference
PHYS.ORG Brazil—the country with the world's greatest fresh water reserves—hosts an international conference next week on growing fears over the fragility of drinking water supplies in a heating planet. 2 days
Australia warns on encrypted apps as Southeast Asia vows terror cooperation
PHYS.ORG Use of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks is the greatest threat facing intelligence agencies in modern times, Australia warned Saturday as Southeast Asian leaders... 2 days
No small feat: Santa Barbara Zoo giraffe births 6-foot baby
PHYS.ORG Now that's a big baby! 2 days
Qualcomm says former chairman exploring buyout effort
PHYS.ORG Qualcomm said Friday that Paul Jacbos, its chairman until a week ago, was considering a buyout effort for the California chipmaking giant just days after it fended off a hostile bid from Singapore rival... 2 days
India's Silicon Valley faces man-made water crisis
PHYS.ORG Every day more than 1,000 water tankers rumble past Nagraj's small plywood store in Bangalore, throwing up clouds of dust as they rush their valuable cargo to homes and offices in India's drought-stricken tech... 2 days
Gifted Colombia kids pay tribute to hero Hawking
PHYS.ORG Gifted children at the Stephen Hawking school in Colombia's capital Bogota have been paying a special tribute to the astrophysicist whose life inspired them to study science. 2 days
Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocalls
PHYS.ORG A federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad. 2 days
Drake breaks new streaming record—in video games
PHYS.ORG Hip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming—this time in video games. 2 days
Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change
PHYS.ORG Nature is rife with symbiotic relationships, some of which take place out of sight, like the rich underground exchange of nutrients that occurs between... 2 days
NASA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Marcus near Australia's Cobourg Peninsula Coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Marcus has developed off the coast of Australia's Northern Territory along the Cobourg Peninsula coast. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of the new... 2 days
GPM sees Tropical Cyclone Eliakim bring Madagascar soaking rainfall
PHYS.ORG As Tropical Cyclone Eliakim was strengthening on its way to landfall in Madagascar the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite found very heavy rainfall occurring in the tropical... 2 days
African leaders call on EU to shut ivory trade
PHYS.ORG Thirty-two African countries on Friday called on the European Union to stop its ivory trade at a conference in Botswana aimed at saving African elephants. 2 days
1 in 3 Michigan workers tested opened fake 'phishing' email
PHYS.ORG Michigan auditors who conducted a fake "phishing" attack on 5,000 randomly selected state employees said Friday that nearly one-third opened the email, a quarter clicked on the link... 2 days
Zero field switching (ZFS) effect in a nanomagnetic device
PHYS.ORG An unexpected phenomenon known as zero field switching (ZFS) could lead to smaller, lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible. The image shows a layering of platinum (Pt), tungsten... 2 days
Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretched
PHYS.ORG Piezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: think of lighters that spark when you press a switch, but also microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds... 2 days
Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 election
PHYS.ORG Cities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a... 2 days
Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years ago
PHYS.ORG By analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers from the universities of Huddersfield, Rome and Modena & Reggio Emilia has been able to establish that people in... 2 days
EU tech titans tax plan riles Washington
PHYS.ORG European Union plans for a digital tax on US tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google sparked fresh trade war tensions with Washington on Friday. 2 days
Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devices—scientists show that weak turbulence makes chirping more likely
PHYS.ORG Birds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called "tokamaks." But... 2 days
A sea turtle paradise in the land of lakes and volcanoes
PHYS.ORG There is little reason to wonder why Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes when you witness its dramatic volcanic landscape filled with... 3 days
Scientists mimic neural tissue
PHYS.ORG VIDEO U.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous soft robotics, dual sensors and actuators for... 3 days
Black holes aren't totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking work
PHYS.ORG Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A... 3 days
Soot transport contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciers
PHYS.ORG Airborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly... 3 days
Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practices
PHYS.ORG Some of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found. 3 days
Long-term monitoring is essential to effective environmental policy
PHYS.ORG Environmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reports a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science & Policy. Using air pollution in the United States as a... 3 days
Your gender may affect how you perceive a woman's anxiety in STEM
PHYS.ORG Undergraduate students' reactions to reading about a woman's anxiety in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) class vary by gender according to a... 3 days
Male squirrels kill offspring of rivals in years when food is plentiful, study shows
PHYS.ORG In years when food is abundant for squirrels, males kill the young of rival males, according to new research from... 3 days
Gender equality stalls in the U.S., report finds
PHYS.ORG For many measures of gender inequality, women rapidly made up ground in the latter half of the 20th century, but progress has since slowed or stalled entirely, according to a report released... 3 days
Image: Tokyo from orbit
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo. 3 days
A group of friends is better protection against bullying than one best friend
PHYS.ORG New research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has found having a group of friends – rather than a best friend... 3 days
A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks off
PHYS.ORG On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get—and how much you pay for—streaming TV and movies. 3 days
US opposes taxes on big tech firms
PHYS.ORG The United States said Friday it "firmly opposes" any new tax aimed at big technology firms, in a sharp challenge to a European proposal aimed at American digital titans. 3 days
EU readies tax on US tech titans
PHYS.ORG The European Union will next week unveil plans for a digital tax on US tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google as transatlantic tensions flare over prospects of a trade war. 3 days
Chalkboard computer teacher is international conference star
PHYS.ORG A Ghanaian schoolteacher who used chalkboard drawings to teach computer science because his farming village had no laptops found himself the star of a global conference in Singapore. 3 days
Fading wolf population to be restored at Lake Superior park
PHYS.ORG Federal officials have tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over the next three years to replenish a population that has... 3 days
Sexual harassment statistics: Do the numbers reveal the true extent of the problem?
PHYS.ORG A new article addresses the statistics of sexual harassment and questions how prevalent it is. The Statistics Views article notes that surveys... 3 days
Neighbourhood wellbeing and a sense of community are at the heart of a good home, say researchers
PHYS.ORG A sense of wellbeing and a thriving community are key to a happy neighbourhood,... 3 days
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