Now eight parliaments are demanding Zuckerberg answers for Facebook scandals

Facebook’s founder is facing pressure to accept an invite from eight international parliaments, with lawmakers wanting to question him about negative impacts his social network is having on democratic processes globally. Last week Facebook declined an invitation from five of these parliaments. The elected representatives of Facebook users want Mark…

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UK Flour Will Be Fortified With Folic Acid After UK Government Finally Heeds Call Of Scientific Community

In order to reduce the rates of serious birth defects, all flour sold in the UK will now be fortified with folic acid. The government announcement, reported today by the Guardian, represents a hard-won victory for the many medical organizations and children’s health advocacy groups who have been lobbying for such…

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X-Rays Reveal Hidden Text In 500-Year-Old Scroll Thought Too Damaged To Read

Researchers at Cardiff University have virtually unraveled a 500-year-old scroll that was so battered and bruised, it was thought to be unreadable. They used a relatively new technique the university’s computer scientists have been honing over the past few years and which they hope will shine a new light on other…

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The rise and fall of The Mighty Hood

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRemembering HMS Hood’s launch in Clydebank in 1918 A ceremony has been held in Clydebank to mark the centenary of the launch of one of Britain’s largest warships. The battlecruiser HMS Hood was launched at John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank on 22…

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Panasonic to move its European HQ out of the UK because Brexit

Chalk up yet another Brexit deficit: Japanese electronics firm Panasonic will be moving its European headquarters from the UK to Amsterdam in October because it’s worried about the tax implications if it stays, the Nikkei Asian Review reports. The company is concerned it could face tax liabilities if the UK…

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This Is The Main Reason That Couples File For Divorce

No one likes entertaining the idea of a divorce, so what’s the main driver of it? Researchers at Oxford University have dug into the numbers and stats filed by England and Wales since 1971, and they’ve come to a conclusion that is fairly unsurprising: most couples go their separate legal…

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Brexit dream dying, Johnson tells May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May pays tribute to the two ministers who resigned Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May’s Brexit strategy, saying the “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt”. In his letter resigning as foreign secretary, he said the prime…

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Guardsman first to wear turban at parade

Image copyright PA Image caption Coldstream Guards soldier Charanpreet Singh Lall wearing a turban during a rehearsal for Trooping the Colour A Coldstream Guards soldier is set to become the first to wear a turban during the Trooping the Colour parade. About 1,000 soldiers will take part in the ceremony…

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Why You Should Teach Your Kids To Swear, According To Science

Scientific research that seems to support the idea that swearing is inherently good certainly seems to appeal to the masses. It’s unclear why, but perhaps there’s something fun about authoritative science types suggesting that we can break social rules like that in a public setting. Research has linked swearing to…

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Scientists Accidentally Discover Tea Leaf Nanoparticles Kill Lung Cancer Cells

Scientists from India and Swansea University in the UK have recently discovered that nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit and destroy lung cancer cells. Although still very early days, the finding – just like many of the best scientific discoveries – was stumbled upon by accident. The discovery is all down…

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Otters Are Not Cute, They Are Sick Depraved Jerks

Wednesday May 30 is World Otter Day, a day where your newsfeeds will undoubtedly be filled with cutesy photographs of fuzzy little otters juggling stones or holding hands while they sleep. But don’t be fooled by this PR campaign. Behind those beady eyes lies a dark secret: Otters are assholes. It’s…

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