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Cockatoos work out how to open bin lids by watching others do the trick

Cockatoos in Sydney have learned to open bins - and the technique is catching on, as others have worked out how to do it by watching them, scientists say.
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Posted 2021/07/23 10:32:00

Akamai Technologies apologises after several high-profile websites hit by outages

Akamai Technologies, a content delivery company, has apologised after a software update in its services caused several websites to go down.
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Posted 2021/07/22 16:18:00

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly and could have been more agile than parents

Newly-hatched pterosaurs may have been able to fly and could have been even more agile than their parents, research suggests.
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Posted 2021/07/22 12:55:00

Pandemic behind rise in fraud and computer misuse crimes

Fraud and computer misuse offences have risen by more than a third in England and Wales, largely driven by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Posted 2021/07/22 09:18:00

British man arrested over Twitter hack that saw celeb accounts including Obama and Bezos post Bitcoin scam

A British man has been arrested in Spain in connection with the July 2020 hack of Twitter that resulted in more than 130 accounts belonging to celebrities scamming their followers out of Bitcoin.
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Posted 2021/07/21 14:10:00

Social media bosses should face jail over worst content, says police watchdog chief

Social media bosses should be jailed over the publication of the worst sexual, violent and terror content on their sites, the chief inspector of constabulary says.
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Posted 2021/07/21 13:13:00

Backlash after Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon customers and staff for paying for his space flight

Billionaire Jeff Bezos has thanked Amazon employees and customers for paying for his maiden voyage to space - but his remarks have prompted criticism from politicians and celebrities.
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Posted 2021/07/21 09:52:00

Lethal chimpanzee attacks on gorillas observed for first time

Lethal attacks by coalitions of chimpanzees on gorillas in the wild has been observed for the first time.
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Posted 2021/07/21 09:45:00

Couple discover rare marine fossils dating back to Jurassic period

A couple using Google Earth have uncovered one of the largest collections of rare marine fossils in the UK.
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Posted 2021/07/21 07:08:00

Three-year-old girl suffers life-changing injuries after being hit by e-scooter

A toddler has been left with life-changing injuries after being hit by an e-scooter in south London.
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Posted 2021/07/20 20:50:00

Safe landing for Jeff Bezos and crew as billionaire achieves childhood dream of becoming astronaut

Jeff Bezos, the world's wealthiest man and founder of Amazon, has landed safely back on Earth with his crew following a successful launch by his private spaceflight company Blue Origin.
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Posted 2021/07/20 12:29:00

Billionaire Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon customers for paying for his space flight after safe landing

The world's richest man Jeff Bezos has thanked Amazon customers for paying for his private spaceflight, which he said was the "best day ever".
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Posted 2021/07/20 12:29:00

A dream 52 years in the making: Amazon founder ready to blast off into space

Jeff Bezos says his dream of travelling into space was born when, as a five year old, he watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon in 1969.
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Posted 2021/07/20 01:09:00

Phone hacking allegations revive criticism of Modi government

A furore has broken out in India over allegations that government agencies  snooped on the phones of ministers, opposition leaders, judges, human rights activists, lawyers, businessmen and journalists.
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Posted 2021/07/19 10:22:00

Pegasus: Governments using spyware on journalists, politicians and human rights activists - reports

Spyware developed by an Israeli surveillance company called NSO Group has been used to target journalists, political dissidents and human rights activists, an investigation has found.
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Posted 2021/07/19 01:28:00

Why is it so difficult to track down racist trolls and remove hateful messages on social media?

Sky News has analysed 99 accounts involved in racially abusing England players Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford on social media.
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Posted 2021/07/18 11:24:00

US wants to build spy base in UK to help keep satellites safe

The United States is looking to build a spy base in the UK to probe deep space and spot any attempt by states such as Russia or China to attack vital satellites orbiting the Earth.
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Posted 2021/07/16 19:13:00

No plans to change sensitivity of COVID app after half a million people pinged in a week

There are no plans to change the sensitivity of the NHS COVID-19 app to reduce the number of people being told to self-isolate.
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Posted 2021/07/16 13:29:00

Cosmic fireworks: New images reveal details of our galactic neighbours

Astronomers have released a range of images revealing details of our nearest galactic neighbours, where the birth of new stars resembles cosmic fireworks.
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Posted 2021/07/16 12:27:00

Pregnant man and multiracial handshake among new emojis being introduced this year

A pregnant man and a handshake featuring different skin tones are among the newest emojis to be released over the coming year.
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Posted 2021/07/16 09:19:00