Plumes Of Water From Europa’s Ocean Found By Dead NASA Spacecraft

Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery of a plume of water on Jupiter’s moon Europa, hidden in decades-old data from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. And it could have important implications in the search for life. In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, a team led by Xianzhe Jia from the University…

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‘Class A drugs’ found in Home Office

Image caption Drugs were found in “a communal area” of the building at 2 Marsham Street Police were called to the Home Office after suspected Class A drugs were found in the department’s headquarters. Scotland Yard confirmed a “small quantity” was found by security staff at the Marsham Street building…

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Is this Britain’s most influential far-right activist?

Image caption Jim Dowson has been called Britain’s “most influential” far-right activist by anti-racism group Hope Not Hate Jim Dowson has been described as Britain’s “most influential” far-right activist by UK anti-racism campaigners, having founded the nationalist group Britain First and in recent years been a central figure in Knights…

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Facebook faces fresh criticism over ad targeting of sensitive interests

Is Facebook trampling over laws that regulate the processing of sensitive categories of personal data by failing to ask people for their explicit consent before it makes sensitive inferences about their sex life, religion or political beliefs? Or is the company merely treading uncomfortably and unethically close to the line…

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National Geographic’s Clever New Cover Contains Chilling Warning About Plastics

National Geographic warns of the devastating effects that plastics are having on the planet with a clever cover for its June edition. The cover image shows an iceberg-resembling plastic bag partially submerged in the ocean: The 18 billion pieces of plastic that end up in the ocean each year are “just…

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You’d better believe animals find a way to masturbate without hands

Image: vicky leta/mashable This post is part of Mashable’s Masturbation Week. May is National Masturbation Month, so we’re celebrating by exploring the many facets of self-love. As Dr. Ian Malcolm says in the original Jurassic Park, “Nature finds a way.” Yes, nature does find a way to flourish, to spread,…

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Tories taught to be ‘real’ on Instagram

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionReporter Elizabeth Glinka tries out the advice from a Tory training presentation about social media Conservative MPs have been encouraged to show they are “real people” by being “playful” on Instagram, according to a document leaked to the BBC. Earlier this year,…

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Oldest winger in town going strong at 95

Image copyright Bryan Robertson Image caption Easton celebrated his return with a swig of port A Scottish rugby legend is showing the youngsters how it is done at the age of 95. Easton Roy is thought to be the world’s oldest rugby player, having pulled his boots back on for…

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