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Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In ‘Swimming-Pools’

Scientists Measure the Amount of Urine In Swimming-Pools

Ever wanted to know how much people pee in the pool? If so, you’re about to find out. The eye-opening findings come from Canadian researchers, who monitored two public pools for a fortnight to see just how often swimmers were indulging in the ultimate pool taboo. Scientists from the University of Alberta tested water samples for acesulfame potassium (ACE), an ... Read More »

Oklahoma’s earthquake threat now equals California’s because of ‘man-made temblors’

Oklahoma's earthquake threat now equals California's because of man-made temblors, Report

Oklahoma considered at ‘significant potential’ for damaging earthquakes. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has released its annual earthquake hazards map for the contiguous US, and somewhat surprisingly, the likelihood of you – an American – experiencing a significant seismic event in 2017 is actually slightly lower than it was last year. That is, of course, unless you like in ... Read More »

Tunisian Officers charged with failure to help tourists in massacre

Tunisian Officers charged with failure to help tourists in massacreTunisian Officers charged with failure to help tourists in massacre

Officers ‘charged’ with failure to help tourists during Tunisia massacre which killed three Irish people. Sofian Sliti, a spokesman for Tunisia’s judicial counter-terrorism investigations, told Reuters Tuesday that six guards from the Imperial Marhaba Hotel had been charged with failing to help the tourists in a manner that resulted in their deaths. The spokesman added that another 14 people had ... Read More »

Crocodile shark spotted on Devon beach for the first time (Photo)

Crocodile shark spotted on Devon beach for the first time (Photo)

A crocodile shark, a marine creature normally found in deep tropical waters, has been discovered washed up on a beach in Devon, England. Steven Greenfields, who discovered the carcass, is quoted by the Plymouth Herald as saying, “We regularly visit this beach and have never seen anything like this before. My whole family was stunned as the animal had really ... Read More »

Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies, says new research

Stars regularly ripped apart by black holes in colliding galaxies, says new research

Scientists based at the University of Sheffield have found evidence that stars are ripped apart by supermassive black holes 100 times more often than previously thought. Until now, such stellar cannibalism – known as Tidal Distruption Events, or TDEs – had only been found in surveys which observed many thousands of galaxies, leading astronomers to believe they were exceptionally rare: ... Read More »

Apple among corporations supporting transgender Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Apple among corporations supporting transgender Gavin Grimm in Supreme Court case

Apple and 52 other major U.S. corporations have signed a legal brief in support of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student whose case involving public bathroom usage rights is being heard by the Supreme Court. Fifty-three companies signed the brief supporting Grimm’s arguments. In Silicon Valley, that list includes Apple, Intel, eBay, LinkedIn, Box, NetApp, PayPal and Yahoo. Amazon and Microsoft ... Read More »

Twitter Turns to Algorithms to Curb Abusive Content

Twitter Turns to Algorithms to Curb Abusive Content

Twitter has announced new updates to its safety features, It will be leveraging its own technology for reducing abusive content, allowing users to have more control over their experience on the microblogging site, and communicating more clearly with them regarding the actions it will take against abusers. In a blog post, the social network announced users will now be able ... Read More »

Brian Cullinan And Martha Ruiz banned from future Oscars after envelope gaffe

Brian Cullinan And Martha Ruiz banned from future Oscars after envelope gaffe

Oscars balloting co-leader Martha Ruiz and her co-worker Brian Cullinan were embroiled in one of the biggest gaffes of The Academy Awards’ history this weekeend. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz, the two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants involved in the major Best Picture mixup between “La La Land” and “Moonlight” at the 2017 Oscars, won’t be returning to the ceremony in the future. ... Read More »