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A THIRD of adult coronavirus patients may suffer from long Covid, CDC report suggests

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 18:11
A new CDC report found that than one-third of patients, or 35%, in Long Beach, California, reported symptoms of COVID-19 at least two months after initially contracting the virus
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Metal detectorist believes he has uncovered King John's 800-year-old lost treasure

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 18:02
Raymond Kosschuk, 63, is '100 per cent certain' the medieval artefacts he has uncovered at an undisclosed site in Lincolnshire belonged to the former King of England.
Categories: UK News

Europe city breaks: Tirana revealed as the cheapest city... while Oslo is the priciest destination

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:58
Post Office Travel Money compared the cost of typical city-break items in 40 different cities - including drinks, an evening meal for two with wine, and two nights' three-star accommodation.
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Russian opposition activists claim Putin is vote-rigging parliamentary elections

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:54
Huge queues of 'state employees' including soldiers were seen at polling stations around the country amid claims they had been ordered to vote at specific locations to sway the result.
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Thief tries to charge Uber Eats cyclist £20 for his OWN £2,000 e-bike moments after stealing it

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:51
In footage from his GoPro Harry Virgoe, 22, can be seen running out of a McDonald's in Gloucester to chase the bike thief on foot, before employing the help of a delivery driver who helps to catch him.
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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov took secret mistress abroad 60 times on 'diplomatic' missions

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:49
Actress and restaurateur Svetlana Polyakova, who has held a position in the Russian Foreign Ministry since 2014, has a 'long-standing and very close' relationship with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
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New Type of Dark Energy Could Solve Universe Expansion Mystery

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:45
Cosmologists have found signs that a second type of dark energy -- the ubiquitous but enigmatic substance that is pushing the current Universe's expansion to accelerate -- might have existed in the first 300,000 years after the Big Bang. From a report: Two separate studies -- both posted on the arXiv preprint server in the past week -- have detected a tentative first trace of this 'early dark energy' in data collected between 2013 and 2016 by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile. If the findings are confirmed, they could help to solve a long-standing conundrum surrounding data about the early Universe, which seem to be incompatible with the rate of cosmic expansion measured today. But the data are preliminary and don't show definitively whether this form of dark energy really existed. "There are a number of reasons to be careful to take this as a discovery of new physics," says Silvia Galli, a cosmologist at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics. The authors of both preprints -- one posted by the ACT team, and the other by an independent group -- admit that the data are not yet strong enough to detect early dark energy with high confidence. But they say that further observations from the ACT and another observatory, the South Pole Telescope in Antarctica, could provide a more stringent test soon. "If this really is true -- if the early Universe really did feature early dark energy -- then we should see a strong signal," says Colin Hill, a co-author of the ACT team's paper who is a cosmologist at Columbia University in New York City.

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Categories: Technology

Something phishy: Tech recruiters jabbed by fake COVID-19 Passport scam

The Register - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:42
Tells clients it is tackling the issue

An IT recruitment agency says a "phishing scam" is behind a fake email sent to its customers with details on how to apply for a "Coronavirus Digital Passport."…

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Mass extinction 252 million years ago was caused by a 'toxic soup' and we are following this recipe

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:35
The 'toxic soup' was a mix of accelerated greenhouse gas emissions, high temperatures and abundant nutrients, but the new study now identifies toxic microbial blooms as a fourth culprit.
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Pizza Express launches its first ever vegan restaurant with five pizzas added to the menu

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:19
The chain's new brand on The Strand will serve twists on its classic dishes   including the 'American Jack' with jackfruit pepperoni.
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US To Target Crypto Ransomware Payments With Sanctions

Slashdot - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:06
The Biden administration is preparing an array of actions, including sanctions [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled, alternative source], to make it harder for hackers to use digital currency to profit from ransomware attacks, WSJ reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The government hopes to choke off access to a form of payment that has supported a booming criminal industry and a rising national security threat. The Treasury Department plans to impose the sanctions as soon as next week, the people said, and will issue fresh guidance to businesses on the risks associated with facilitating ransomware payments, including fines and other penalties. Later this year, expected new anti-money-laundering and terror-finance rules will seek to limit the use of cryptocurrency as a payment mechanism in ransomware attacks and other illicit activities. The actions collectively would represent the most significant attempt yet by the Biden administration to undercut the digital finance ecosystem of traders, exchanges and other elements that cybersecurity experts say has allowed debilitating ransomware attacks to flourish in recent years. Senior officials have said ransomware attacks this year have grown more severe than ever and represent a serious threat to critical infrastructure, including power operators, hospitals and banks. The Treasury Department declined to comment and the people familiar with the matter declined to specify the targets of sanctions. But to effectively disrupt illicit crypto transactions, Treasury would need to target the digital wallets that receive ransom transactions, the crypto platforms that help exchange one set of blockchain coins for another to obscure the culprits and the people that own or manage those operations, according to analysts who specialize in such transactions.

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Stone idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god made 800 years ago is unearthed in an Indian village

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 17:03
An 18-inch stone statue of the elephant-headed god Ganesh was found by a farmer in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh in south India. Two of its arms are broken and its missing Ganesh's crown
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Valneva Covid vaccine trial volunteers say they are 'left in the lurch'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:59
More than 4,000 Britons received two doses of Valneva's vaccine in April. But they are still yet to be told whether the jab worked, and if they should receive an alternative.
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Shameless eco-warrior teacher, 31, has been arrested THREE times

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:57
The woman, known only as Sandy, 31, said the Insulate Britain activists were 'well protected by the police' amid fury from drivers who were stuck on the road near junction three at Swanley in Kent.
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Mother charged with murder of twin girls and sister days after finishing quarantine in New Zealand

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:56
Lauren Dickason, 40, has been charged with the murder of her two-year-old twins, Maya and Karla, and their six-year-old sister Liane.
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Ministers SCRAP the travel traffic light system in favour of a 'go/no go' scheme

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:54
Ministers today announced they are replacing the current international travel traffic light scheme with a simplified go and no-go system.
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UK's Covid cases fall 13% in a week to 32,651 (even with two days of figures from Scotland)

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:46
Today's figures included two days of data for Scotland, which did not report any cases yesterday because of a 'technical issue'. But cases continued to trend downwards despite the lag
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New Labour architect Lord Mandelson says he would 'love' to work in Keir Starmer government

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:46
Lord Mandelson, one of the architects of New Labour, urged Sir Keir to do more to 'project his personality' in a bid to win round more voters in the next general election.
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Russian girl, 12, reveals she is PREGNANT as police interrogate her adult ex-boyfriend 'rapist'

Mail Online - Fri, 2021-09-17 16:44
The schoolgirl, named Dasha, went public with her pregnancy to 'hit back at web trolls' and told Russian channel NTV she initially pretended to her then boyfriend that she was 16.
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