July 3, 2022

Fisherman risks his life to save a humpback whale

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By: Laura Goldman From Care2 As they headed back toward the central California coast after fishing for slime eel in the Pacific Ocean, Sam Synstelien and Nicholas Taron made a troubling discovery: a humpback whale was entangled in a buoy’s rope, frantically trying to free itself Synstelien immediately called the U.S. Coast Guard but was […]

Now Segway and Lime are sorting out blame for scooter battery issues

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By Richard Lawler From engadget A Segway exec said ‘only Lime’ has experienced fire incidents. With electric scooters popping up in cities around the globe, people are wondering — for many reasons — if they’re actually safe. Earlier this week Lime announced it had recalled Segway Ninebot scooters it operates, and restricted charging to only […]

New report helps shed light on who the Shadow Brokers might be

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By Yoni Heisler From BGR Earlier this month, a piece of ransomeware known as WannaCry began spreading quickly across the globe and promptly commanded the world’s attention. Once WannaCry took hold of a machine, it encrypted all of a user’s files and demanded a payment of $300 in Bitcoin in order to retrieve them. Thankfully, […]

Alibaba grows its empire into news, to buy the South China Morning Post

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By Seth Fiegerman From Mashable Alibaba has long dominated China’s online shopping market. Now the company is about to own a significant chunk of the country’s media industry too. The Chinese e-commerce giant announced on Friday that it has agreed to acquire the South China Morning Post, a popular English-language daily newspaper in China. Along […]

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her gun instructor with an Uzi in Arizona

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By Katie Zavadski From New York Mag A young girl sporting pink shorts and a long braid fatally shot her gun instructor on Monday, after the weapon she was firing recoiled in her hands. Charles Vacca, 39, died at a Las Vegas hospital that night. The 9-year-old child, whose name has not been released, was […]

These are the companies abandoning the U.S. to dodge taxes

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By Danielle Douglas From the Washington Post It is a tax trick that has been around for years, but the pace of companies moving their headquarters overseas to lower their tax rate has sped up in the last decade. American firms have moved overseas at a time when a growing number of countries have reduced […]

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant superbug now found in food

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From Caribbean360 SASKATCHEWAN, Canada, Thursday June 19, 2014 – A dangerous antibiotic-resistant “superbug” has been found in the North American food supply for the first time, according to researchers from the University of Saskatchewan. The unwelcome discovery was made during routine testing of raw squid imported from South Korea, which revealed a strain of bacteria […]

The Obama administration’s frustrating NSA week

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By Alex Wilhelm From Tech Crunch While Congress and the nation at large have done little except talk and embark on preliminary legal skirmishes regarding the United States’ mass surveillance practices, the forces in favor of reform and change had a decent week. The Obama administration did not. The president’s speech one week ago on […]