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Facebook under fire over secret teen research

It had evidence Instagram was a harmful place for young people - but failed to share its findings......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcSep 23rd, 2021

Kiwi boffins aim to clear the air on livestock emissions

Tucked away in rural New Zealand, a multi-million dollar research facility is working to slash the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere by farm animals—saving the world one belch at a time......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

Apple"s Privacy Rules to Blame For Facebook"s Lower Than Expected Quarterly Growth, Says Zuckerberg

Apple's privacy rules are "negatively affecting" Facebook, and its business, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed during its most recent earnings call. MacRumors reports: As a quick refresher, starting with iOS 14.5 and all newer versions of iOS and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 41 min. ago

Facebook is having a tougher time managing vaccine misinformation than it is letting on, leaks suggest

In public, Facebook has touted the resources it has dedicated to tackling Covid-19 and vaccine misinformation, even scolding US President Joe Biden for his harsh criticism of the company's handling of the issue. In doing so, it claimed that "more tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News10 hr. 41 min. ago

Scientists produce tadpoles better adapted to climate change

In a world-first laboratory trial reported in Communications Biology, a research team at The University of Western Australia have mixed populations to produce tadpoles that would be more tolerant of climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

Research reveals powerful lure of gambling adverts on social media to children

A new report has exposed how children and young people are vulnerable to the growing popularity of gambling adverts on social media, prompting calls from leading experts for much tighter regulations......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

Parasite that replaces a fish"s tongue caught at Texas state park

An unknown person working at Galveston Island Sate Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife, has posted a picture of a unique fish that was caught at the park on Facebook—it has no natural tongue. Instead, it has a tongue made up of a group of parasites know.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

What causes disease outbreaks?

Since 1974, contaminated water has been the most common driver of large-scale zoonotic infectious disease outbreaks, according to new research from the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID) at the University of Georgia. The next two gr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

More states are passing laws limiting authority to respond to public health emergencies

New data released today by the Temple University Center for Public Health Law Research on LawAtlas.org captures details of an emerging effort by states to limit executive authority to act in response to public health emergencies......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

A new way to generate light through use of pre-existing defects in semiconductor materials

Researchers from the Low Energy Electronic Systems Interdisciplinary Research Group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, together with collaborators at the MIT, National University of Singap.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 41 min. ago

Facebook Says It"s Refocusing Company on "Serving Young Adults"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he's redirected teams within his company to "make serving young adults their north star." The comment, made on a call with investors this afternoon, speaks to Facebooks' concerns about declining usage among teens and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

Tech"s Message To the Hill: We"re Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

TikTok, YouTube and Snap execs in Senate hot seat over social media"s impact on kids

Executives from TikTok, Snap and YouTube were grilled by Senators on Tuesday about the steps their platforms are taking to protect their young users, weeks after a Facebook executive faced tough questions on the same issue......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News14 hr. 41 min. ago

Blue Origin announces Orbital Reef, a commercial space station set to open this decade

Blue Origin has announced plans to build a space station in low Earth orbit. Dubbed Orbital Reef, the facility will be operated as a “mixed use business park” in space for commerce, research and tourism purposes......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Facebook to refocus its efforts toward serving younger users

Facebook, plagued by more controversy than usual recently, has found itself knee-deep in another problem following reports that it misled investors over declining teen and young adult user numbers. Both groups are spending less time on the social net.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Facebook misses on Q3 revenue expectations, blames Apple"s ATT changes

For the three months ending in September, Facebook recorded revenues of $29 billion, which is a 35 percent year-over-year increase. Net income reached $9.19 billion, with earnings of $3.22 per diluted share. For reference, analysts were expecting rev.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Researchers report argon fluoride laser fusion research findings

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory experts race toward sustainable clean energy with advances in fusion energy. Steve Obenschain, Ph.D., a research physicist at NRL, said nuclear fusion would be a valuable addition to clean energy sources because it can.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Citizen scientists" contributions a boon to snowpack modeling

Data gathered by backcountry skiers, avalanche forecasters and other snow recreationists and professionals has the potential to greatly improve snowpack modeling, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Gardening for wildlife enhances bird diversity beyond your own back yard

Households manage their yards in diverse ways and new research has found that their landscaping and management decisions have the potential to increase wild bird habitat and influence bird biodiversity in their yard and also at the neighborhood and c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Research inspects planetary nebula NGC 6905 and its central star

Using the Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT), astronomers have investigated a planetary nebula known as NGC 6905 and its central star. Results of the study, presented in a paper published October 18 on the arXiv pre-print server, provide more insights in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Researchers develop recursively embedded atom neural network model

In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters, a research team led by Prof. Jiang Bin from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a recursively embedded atom neural network (REANN) mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago