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Third of Cacti Face Extinction

The discovering locations the cactus among the many most threatened plant teams on Earth, forward of mammals and birds and simply behind corals, in response to the IUCN, an inter-governmental conservation group. The once common Echinopsis pampana , found in the deserts of Peru, is now listed as endangered after its population was reduced by at least 50 per cent in 15 years, due to its popularity among ornamental plant collectors.

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Volcano's collapse caused mega-tsunami 240 metres high

Bill McGuire, a tsunami expert at the University College London, said the study "provides robust evidence of megatsunami formation [and] confirms that when volcanoes collapse, they can do so extremely rapidly". "Since we've never seen such an event happen on an ocean island, we don't have practical experience with how the collapse will manifest itself", says Michael Poland, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey in Vancouver, Washington.

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Ford Averts Strike at Kansas City F-150 Plant

It is the hot selling pickup in America. Workers interviewed last week said they feared that the UAW was trying to create a voluntary employees beneficiary association (VEBA) like the union created for retirees at the three automakers during concessionary negotiations before the recent recession.

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Rare 'Sofa Shark' Surprises Scientists, Who Promptly Let Him Go

Pseudotriakis microdon , often called " false catshark " or "sofa shark", are normaly uncommon innovations for their practice of hanging out close to the underpart pacific. The discovery, which took place near the islands of Barra and St. Kilda, is part of an ongoing effort to catalog the sharks occupying Scottish waters.

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Windows Update hasn't been hacked - but Microsoft admits to erroneous

Someone at Microsoft simply pulled a "woopsy" and accidentally published a test update. "Too many people are downloading this", said another user. "This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10". Windows 10 updates are cumulative. The Flame malware reportedly developed by the U.S. and Israel to spy on Iran hijacked Windows update so it could spread from one PC to another inside infected local networks.

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It was actually easier to be slimmer in the 80s

However, researchers have now discovered this may not be the whole picture. According to a recently published paper in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice , data on tens of thousands of people showed that in the past 10 years the same amount of diet and psychical exercise did not lead to the same results they did twenty years ago.