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Police found cigarette butts on scaffolds where Notre Dame fire broke out

The French police found seven cigarette butts in the scaffolding of restoration where the fire that devastated part of the roof of the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris,...

Additional costs (not thought) of the opioid epidemic: $37B in tax revenue

The opioid epidemic may have cost state and federal governments in the United States up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to...

DNA test: a gynecologist inseminated 49 women without them knowing it

A DNA test has confirmed that Jan Karbaat, a doctor and former director of a sperm bank in the Netherlands who died in 2007, would have inseminated at least...

North Korea rejects Pompeo as an interlocutor in nuclear talks

The North Korean government does not want the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to continue to be the US representative in the nuclear talks and advocates having an...

A young woman with guns threatens Columbine school

An 18-year-old woman has threatened Columbine School in Colorado. This case occurs within days of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting on April 20, 1999. In Columbine, set...

A fugitive mocks Pennsylvania Police on Facebook and ends up arrested after revealing her...

On March 27, the Greene County Sheriff's Office in Pennsylvania, USA, published a list of the most wanted fugitives on its Facebook page. Chloe Jones was on the list,...

Several tornadoes leave at least eight dead in southern United States

Several tornadoes have left at least eight dead, including three children, in the southern United States, according to U.S. authorities, who warned Sunday that a severe thunderstorm was approaching. "We're...

Successful first flight of the world’s largest aircraft: Stratolaunch

The debut of the Stratolaunch lasted two and a half hours, and was held on the Mojave Desert in California. It is scheduled to start flying next year. The first...

Raúl Castro announces the arrival of new economic and social cuts in Cuba

In a recent speech before the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP), General Raúl Castro, first secretary of the Communist Party (PCC), admitted that it is very probable that...

Cyclone bomb paralyzes U.S. Midwest

The intense snowstorm unleashed yesterday over large sectors of the Great Plains and the Midwest of the United States, where some 200 million people live, caused road and airport...
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Companies are lazy and unclear sending alerts about data breaches

The notifications that companies send consumers about data breaches lack clarity and may add to customer confusion about whether their data is at risk,...

After augmented reality, the virtual world still affects you

New research digs into how augmented reality affects people’s behavior—in both the physical world and a digitally enhanced one. Researchers found that after people had...

What is the economic rationale as to whether we should impose a tax on...

Soda taxes offer a “net good,” according to an analysis of health benefits and consumer behavior. The two working papers point to advantages similar to...

How to reduce the chance of clicking through to a phishing link?

New research compares different kinds of warnings alerting email users to potential phishing scams. Just when we think we have a handle on the tricks...

What is Google Translatotron?

Google Translate goes a step further with 'Translatotron', a service that translates without the need for text. The translator converts your audio to another...

Google Play may be still used on Huawei devices

Google, the technological giant on which android operating systems depend and which has announced its rupture with Huawei, announces that users will be able...

When price is the first factor in the purchasing decision, consumers make poor choices

A new framework to enable retailers to better position their products to consumers has been devised by Tamer Boyaci and Frank Huettner at ESMT...

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