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Risk of 'ecological Armageddon' as number of flying insects plunges



News October 19, 2017


Research stretching over 63 protected areas in Germany and dating back to 1989 provides a frightening view of ecological change - with implications across the globe.It showed an average annual decline of 76% over the course of the...

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Piccadilly Circus lights facial detection system 'incredibly intrusive'



News October 18, 2017


The revamped screen in central London will be turned on later in October in a space where 100 million people pass each month.Cameras hidden in the screen will detect people's faces, figuring out their age, gender and mood, and use...

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Amazon and eBay 'profit from VAT evasion' - MPs report



News October 17, 2017


The Public Accounts Committee was particularly scathing of the taxman, saying HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had failed to get to grips with the scale of fraud, carried out by non-EU sellers on such sites.Its report said the traders'...

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What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?



News October 17, 2017


It is a year since Google's original Pixel smartphone was launched, marketed as Google's first own-built phone to compete with Samsung and Apple.Other than forgoing the headphone jack in lieu of a USB-C port dongle, the design of ...

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Whales and dolphins live in 'complex' societies like humans do



News October 17, 2017


This is according to a landmark study of brain sizes and social behaviours in 90 different species of cetacean - a branch of aquatic mammals that includes dolphins, whales and porpoises.Just like with primates, the cetaceans' soph...

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