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Thursday July 07, 2022


Calls for downblousing to be made a criminal offence in England and Wales
The Law Commission wants to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.

Call for higher animal welfare standards for Parma ham pigs
An investigation finds supermarkets sell imported ham produced under conditions banned in the UK.

Australia floods: Unfounded cloud seeding claims spread online
False suggestions that Sydney floods were linked to weather manipulation reach thousands online.


Wednesday July 06, 2022


Apple launches Lockdown Mode to block spyware attacks on at-risk users
The new feature will be available in the autumn and comes after its devices were successfully targeted.

Environmentalists sue Dutch airline KLM for 'greenwashing'
Dutch organisations are taking action against the airline in first lawsuit of its kind in the industry.

Twitter challenges India order to take down tweets
Twitter has petitioned a court challenging "several" orders to take down content on its platform.

Tech firms told to do better on child abuse images
The government is giving Ofcom extra powers to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation content.


Tuesday July 05, 2022


Pentaquarks: scientists find new "exotic" configurations of quarks
They hope they will help us understand the "strong force" that holds the insides of atoms together.

Beet farm near Wymondham in colour-based aphid pest trial
The patchwork "camo-cropping" is developed to attempt find natural alternatives to pesticides.

NHS trials using drones to deliver chemotherapy drugs
A pilot scheme will courier chemotherapy drugs from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, NHS England says.

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