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Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Eating loads of fruit and vegetables – 10 portions a day – may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. The team also identified specific fruit and veg that reduced the risk of cancer and heart disease. The analysis showed even small amounts ...

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Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Pest control firm Rentokil has developed a mouse trap that connects to the internet, to alert the company when it has been activated. The BBC’s Chris Foxx asked the company’s Berwyn Evans what benefits the £1,300 kit offered over a traditional mouse trap. 0SHARESShare Tweet

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A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on. “Everyone can join as long as you speak Russian,” said ...

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Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Amazon is continuing to resist efforts by prosecutors in a US murder case to obtain recordings from one of its Echo smart speakers. In its first formal legal response to the request for audio recordings to be handed over, Amazon said prosecutors had failed to establish it was necessary. It said that it had to weigh customer privacy against such ...

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Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

A British man suspected of being behind an attack on Deutsche Telekom routers has been arrested at Luton Airport. The November attack hijacked about 900,000 routers and briefly stopped their owners getting online. The UK’s National Crime Agency said it arrested the man under a European Arrest Warrant on behalf of Germany’s federal criminal police force (BKA). The BKA said ...

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Ad blocking usage 'not growing', says report

Less than a quarter of UK online adults use ad blocking software, according to a report from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The figures have remained at around 22% for the last year, it suggested. The IAB puts this down to publishers increasingly denying access to users who have ad blockers turned on. Charlotte Palfrey, from analysts Ovum, said that ...

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Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Russia’s military has admitted for the first time the scale of its information warfare effort, saying it was significantly expanded post-Cold War. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian “information troops” were involved in “intelligent, effective propaganda”, but he did not reveal details about the team or its targets. The admission follows repeated allegations of cyberattacks against Western nations by ...

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Fitness data and photos help expose race cheat

Fitness tracker data has helped to catch out a prominent food blogger who cheated while running a half-marathon. Digital detective work revealed Jane Seo had missed out 1.5 miles of the 13.1 mile course of the Fort Lauderdale race. It also showed she tried to cover up the deception by using data gathered by riding a bike round the course. ...

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Plane flies along Antarctica's giant Larsen crack

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has released new footage of the ice crack that promises to produce a giant berg.The 175km-long fissure runs through the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula.If it propagates just 20km more, a block of ice a quarter the size of Wales will break away into the Weddell Sea.Scientists gathered ...

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Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets.But only three are within the conventional “habitable” zone where life is considered a possibility.The compact system of exoplanets orbits Trappist-1, a low-mass, cool star located 40 light-years ...

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