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Facebook wants your nude photos to fight ‘revenge porn’

Facebook is urging users to send the company their nude photos to combat so-called “revenge porn”. The social networking site will store a “fingerprint” of images to prevent any copies of them being shared by disgruntled ex-lovers. Site experts will give each snap a unique code — stopping it ever being uploaded again by a […]

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Changes mean your Tesco Clubcard points will be worth less in many restaurants and shops from June

After causing a furious backlash from shoppers earlier on this year, the changes to the Tesco Clubcard Rewards scheme look set to finally come into force, leaving customers little time to swap points for summer vouchers. The shake up to the loyalty rewards scheme – which critics say will now see shoppers get less rewards […]

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BBC quiz show Eggheads looking for contestants

Think you and your friends are clever enough to outsmart BBC brainboxes the Eggheads? Now’s your chance to prove it. The popular daytime TV quiz show is returning for a new series, and the producers are looking for teams of six with quizzing know how to take on their resident general knowledge geniuses. For those […]

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Autism not linked to eating fish during pregnancy – large new study

Caroline Taylor, University of Bristol Eating fish while you’re pregnant does not increase the chance that your child will be autistic or have autistic traits, our latest study shows. In fact, our study suggests that fish may be beneficial for the development of a healthy nervous system. A possible link between mercury exposure and autism […]

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What your poo says about your health

Martin Veysey, University of Hull Opening your bowels is a basic function of life. But despite the fact we all do it, pooing is not often thought to be a topic suitable for polite conversation. However, recent popular interest in gut health and the composition of poo – as well as the bacterial populations that […]

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Popularity of the name ‘Donald’ plunges as ‘Melania’ rises: how names accrue social meaning

Popularity of the name ‘Donald’ plunges as ‘Melania’ rises: how names accrue social meaning

Philip Seargeant, The Open University While his overall approval ratings might remain surprisingly upbeat, there’s one poll in which “The Donald” has seen a consistent decline. As Time magazine announced in 2017: “The Popularity of ‘Donald’ as a Baby Name Has Hit an All-Time Low.” And this downward trend has continued in 2018. According to […]

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Public warned over freakish bank holiday injuries

With hot weather set to coincide with the upcoming bank holiday doctors have warned of the increased threat of freakish domestic accidents. Trauma surgeons report seeing a spike in nasty injuries at the start of summer as people use the extra time and sunny weather to fix up their homes and gardens, the Royal College […]

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Do not adjust your set – advert could fool millions into believing their TV is broken

Do not adjust your set – advert could fool millions into believing their TV is broken

A new advert is set to leave millions of Brits fearing their TV set has broken down. Telly addicts will see their sets appear to SWITCH OFF this Friday night during ad breaks between The Simpsons, Coronation Street and First Dates. The 20 second advert will start with a buzz of static, followed by five […]

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How to run a 10k in the heat – according to an endurance athlete

How to run a 10k in the heat – according to an endurance athlete

As mercury creeps up across the country, running routines are being disrupted by sweaty and downright uncomfortable conditions. Extreme-athlete Mark Hines is well practiced in dealing with sweltering temperatures during running events having competed in the Marathon des Sables – a 251 kilometre ultra marathon through the heart of the Moroccan Sahara Desert where temperatures […]

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Beauty myths: 13 of the biggest misconceptions debunked

Beauty myths: 13 of the biggest misconceptions debunked

While we might all have a beauty regime we swear by, there are plenty of tall tales and so-called miracle fixes floating around that can send us panic-buying a bunch of products we don’t really need. Does crossing your legs give you varicose veins? Can wrinkles really be erased? Here are 13 of the most […]

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