Kodi epidemic: Third of Premier League football fans stream matches illegally online

July 5, 2017

One in three Premier League football fans say they regularly watch matches live online via unofficial streams available on Kodi or other media players. In a poll of 1,000 people for BBC Radio 5 Live , just over a third (36%) said they stream matches online through an unofficial provider at least once a month – and 22% do it at least once a week. Younger fans are considerably more…

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Asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs triggered giant leap forward in frog evolution

July 5, 2017

Frogs leaped to take advantage of the global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs, scientists have discovered. New research shows that 88% of frog species alive today owe their existence to the meteor impact that wiped the planet clean of most terrestrial life 66 million years ago. Nearly nine out of 10 of the amphibian species are descended from just three lineages that survived the mass extinction. Each of them…

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‘Breatharian’ mum-and-dad of two haven’t eaten for 9 YEARS

June 16, 2017

A mum-and-dad of two have barely eaten for nine years because they believe food and water is unnecessary. Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello have been BREATHARIANS since 2008 and follow the belief that humans can be sustained solely by the energy of the universe. Camila and Akahi – who have a five-year-old son and two-year-old daughter – survive on little else besides a piece of fruit or vegetable broth just…

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Man charged ‘after uncovering body of Grenfell fire victim and posting picture on Facebook’

June 16, 2017

A man who allegedly uncovered the body of a Grenfell Tower block victim and posted a picture on Facebook has been charged with a criminal offence. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on Friday. He has been charged under section 127 of the Communications Act which relates to "Improper use of a public electronic communications network". A person is guilty of the crime if they "sends by…

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Student in coma after being freed from North Korea suffered severe brain injury NOT botulism, doctors say

June 16, 2017

A university student who was flown home to the US this week in a coma after being held in North Korea for 17 months suffered a severe brain injury, doctors said. Otto Warmbier, 22, is stable but "shows no sign of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surrounding," said Dr. Daniel Kanter. The medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati…

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“I know so many of the dead”: Grenfell Tower resident whose faulty fridge sparked fire tells of despair

June 16, 2017

The man whose faulty fridge apparently sparked the Grenfell Tower blaze has told friends he is “haunted” by what happened. It has been claimed that dad-of-one Behailu Kebede raised the alarm after the fire engulfed his one-bedroom flat. He eventually fled the high-rise tower block and watched in horror as the flames took hold of the entire building. The cabbie, 44, was interviewed by police and is now staying with…

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Sir Clive Sinclair’s handheld ZX Spectrum gets dropped from crowdfunding site – despite raising over £500,000

March 13, 2017

The Spectrum ZX Vega+ was the retro games console that promised to give players all 14,000 Sinclair ZX games from the 1980s in their pocket . Launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo, the games console quickly racked up investment as eager gamers handed over their cash to help the concept become a reality. But the project has come to a shuddering halt. Citing delivery delays and a lack of communication to…

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Shock footage shows ‘unprecedented’ coral bleaching that’s killing the Great Barrier Reef

March 13, 2017

It’s one of the natural wonders of the world, but experts say the Great Barrier Reef is being slowly killed off . The reef is suffering from an effect called coral bleaching. It occurs when warming water patterns (caused by climate change) force the coral to expel algae. Algae provides coral with 90% of it energy and, without it, the colourful reef turns white . Last year, coral bleaching hit…

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Epilepsy patients could use WEED to effectively manage their condition, study finds

March 13, 2017

A nationwide survey of Australians has revealed that people suffering from epilepsy are able to control it with WEED . Cannabis helped 14% of respondents manage their condition and dealing with seizures. The Epilepsy Action Australia study, in partnership with the Lambert Initiative at the University of Sydney, looked at the effects of the drug on 976 people. They were asked to self-report on any perceived effects . Many of…

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BT to separate from Openreach – here’s what it means for YOUR broadband package

March 13, 2017

BT has reached an agreement with the communications regulator Ofcom to legally separate from its infrastructure arm, Openreach. Openreach builds and maintains the tens of millions of copper and fibre lines that run from telephone exchanges to homes and businesses across the UK. This infrastructure is not just used by BT but also other internet service providers, such as Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone. BT has faced growing calls from rivals…

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