Owners who tug on their dog’s leash risk injuring the animal’s neck, research finds

Owners who tug on their dog’s leash risk injuring the animal’s neck – and it can lead to breathing difficulties, research finds Even the lightest tug on a lead said to exert force similar to that of a a tourniquet When a dog on a lead suddenly lunges, the force could even be six times greater … Read more Owners who tug on their dog’s leash risk injuring the animal’s neck, research finds

How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets

How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets with a drug following research into gene editing tool An American company used a gene editing tool to eliminate the production of the protein in cats which causes some people to suffer allergic reactions The protein, called Fel d 1, is found in cats’ salivary … Read more How cat allergies could soon be prevented by injecting pets

Number of days considered to hot to safely work outdoors expected to grow to 39 by 2050

Global warming could see number of days too hot to work outside nearly DOUBLE to 39, by 2050 – posing a dire threat to agriculture industry Researchers from Stanford and University of Washington studied the effects climate change is expected to have on worker safety in the agriculture industry By 2050, the number of days … Read more Number of days considered to hot to safely work outdoors expected to grow to 39 by 2050

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI considered for coronavirus contact tracing

The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI is in negotiations with several unnamed federal agencies and three US states to provide contact tracing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Company founder and CEO Hoan Ton-That confirmed the negotiations were ongoing but declined to specify which agencies or states are considering the company’s services. Ton-That said the … Read more Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI considered for coronavirus contact tracing

Reddit kills chat feature after complaints from moderators that it made forums prone to abuse

Reddit kills chat feature after just one day following backlash from moderators who say they rolled it out without warning and that it leaves users open to abuse The ‘Start Chatting’ feature was taken down after complaints from moderators The feature allowed users to create random chat rooms within subreddits Moderators say it hindered their … Read more Reddit kills chat feature after complaints from moderators that it made forums prone to abuse

Birds pick up colour and style from their parents just like humans

Impressionable young birds pick up style tips from their elders just like humans and ‘feather their nests’ with coloured materials they associate with older trendsetters. Experts set out to see if birds might prefer to build nests of the same colour as the one they hatched in, or whether juvenile experiences were more important. They … Read more Birds pick up colour and style from their parents just like humans

Chinese manufacturers begin making ‘anti-virus’ cars designed to minimize coronavirus transmission

China’s anti-coronavirus cars: Buttons and consoles with anti-viral coating and powerful air filters with UV light to sterilize the air are among new features being developed by automakers to protect motorists Chinese auto company Geely has announced its new ‘Healthy Car Project’ The company will offer new filtration systems to screen out viruses and bacteria … Read more Chinese manufacturers begin making ‘anti-virus’ cars designed to minimize coronavirus transmission

Rise of Skywalker to land on Disney+ EARLY in honour of Star Wars Day on May 4th

Rise of Skywalker jumps into hyperspace to land on Disney+ EARLY in honour of Star Wars Day on May 4th By Corinna Burton For Mailonline Published: 20:38 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 20:44 BST, 1 May 2020 Star Wars fans rejoice! In honour of Star Wars Day (May the fourth be with you), Disney+ … Read more Rise of Skywalker to land on Disney+ EARLY in honour of Star Wars Day on May 4th

Best PSVN video games to play, from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard to Moss

Whether you already own a Playstation Virtual Reality headset or you’re thinking of investing in one, there is a wide selection of VR compatible games to experience on your Playstation 4 console.  From solving puzzles in the family-friendly game Moss to surviving nightmarish horrors in games like Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and Until Dawn: Rush of … Read more Best PSVN video games to play, from Resident Evil 7 Biohazard to Moss

Royal Horticultural Society puts flower show online with a public competition

Amateur gardeners are being asked to submit snaps of their gardens in an effort to find the best home-grown garden during the coronavirus lockdown. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) ‘My Chelsea Garden’ contest, which kicks off on Friday, aims find the best home-grown gardens and plant displays.  RHS wants UK garden owners to submit images … Read more Royal Horticultural Society puts flower show online with a public competition