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Newspaper misprint leads people seeking subscriptions to phone sex hotline

The Sacramento Bee made a small but critical mistake when it printed the wrong phone number for people to call to order a newspaper subscription. The phone number — off by a single digit — instead led people to a phone sex hotline, reported FOX40. “Welcome to America’s hottest hotline,”…

NASA plans mission to Jupiter moon Europa to look for signs of life

$2bn project, yet to get funding approval, would look for life on Europa, which has vast ice-covered oceans of water Nasa scientists have drawn up plans for a mission that could look for life on Europa, a moon of Jupiter that is covered in vast oceans of water under a…

Remote-controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum radiation headed to Fukushima

A remote controlled robot that uses dry ice to vacuum up radiation was unveiled by Japanese researchers on Friday, the latest innovation to help the clean-up at Fukushima. The caterpillar-tracked device blasts dry ice — frozen CO2 — against floors and walls, evaporating and carrying radioactive substances with it, engineers…

German court: Facebook can demand users provide real data when registering

Facebook can insist that its customers use their real personal data when registering on the site, a German court ruled in a decision published on Friday. The administrative court in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein slapped down an order from regional data protection officials that Facebook change its policy on…

Fourth case of SARS-like virus pops up in UK

A third member of a family has been diagnosed in Britain with a potentially fatal SARS-like virus, officials said Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases worldwide to 12. Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced…

Environmental icon Marina Silva establishes new political party in Brazil

Environmental icon and former senator Marina Silva will set up a new party Saturday, one year before Brazil’s presidential elections, an aide said Friday. Silva, 55, won a surprising 20 million votes — 19 percent of the total — in a first round of voting when she ran for president…

Yoko Ono opens retrospective in Frankfurt

The largest-ever retrospective of works of Yoko Ono, once described by her late husband John Lennon as “the most famous unknown artist in the world”, opened Friday in Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle. Ono, who turns 80 next week, “is a unique, indeed perhaps even a mythical figure, not only in the…

British court rules Google could sued for failing to remove libelous comments from search

By Lisa O’Carroll, The Guardian Landmark ruling that tech giant could be liable for comments if it has been notified of them and failed to remove them.  Google may have to act quicker to remove potentially libellous posts from its Blogger.com following a court of appeal ruling in London. The…

Vote to name new pope may take time due to rifts in Church

What would appear at first glance to be a cakewalk for a staunch conservative, to follow in the footsteps of Pope Benedict XVI, will be anything but Vatican experts say. Of the 117 cardinal electors, 67 were named by the outgoing pontiff, and the other 50 by his beloved predecessor…

Venezuela releases first photos of Chavez in hospital

Venezuela on Friday released the first photos of President Hugo Chavez since he underwent his fourth round of cancer surgery in Havana back in December. The shots gave Venezuelans living in a state of limbo without their once media-happy and larger than life commandante a first glimpse of him as…

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