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WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

Getty Images WhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. After its first announcement in January, millions of users downloaded apps from WhatsApp’s competitors. The Facebook-owned platform previously said it had been the victim of “misinformation” around the change. But WhatsApp […]

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Fire-extinguishing gel could be sprayed onto wooded areas ahead of fire season

[embedded content] A new non-toxic gel developed by researchers at Stanford University could be sprayed directly onto wooded areas to reduce the severity of wildfires. According to its creators, the fluid could be applied to “ignition-prone areas” ahead of peak fire season. In doing so, it could serve as both a lifesaving and cost-saving technology […]