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Pornhub won't force you to verify your age until much later this year

<b>UPDATE: Laws that will require porn sites to verify that users are over 18 have been delayed until later in the year.</b><p>Originally due to be launched in …

Beware Of The Petrol & Rings Roadside Scam! UK Footage

Rig installed at UKOG’s Broadford Bridge oil exploration site – drilling expected soon

By on May 25, 2017 • ( 2 Comments )<p>Broadford Bridge, 25 May 2017. Photo: Used with the author’s permission<p>In the past few minutes, UK Oil and Gas has …

May 2017 drilling headlines

By on May 1, 2017 • ( 1 Comment )<p>Preston New Road, Little Plumpton, 3 May 2017. Photo: Greenpeace<p>DrillOrDrop’s May 2017 digest of news about …

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What’s happening this week? 22-28 May 2017

By on May 21, 2017 • ( 2 Comments )<p><b>In this week’s listings:</b><p><b>More screenings of The Bentley Effect and performances of Fracked!</b>• <b><br>Direct action</b> …

“Government misled public and parliament over shale gas carbon emissions” – new research

By on May 24, 2017 • ( 64 Comments )<p>The government misled parliament and the public over the climate change impacts of shale gas, according to new …

January 2017 drilling headlines

Work begins at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire. Photo: Ros Wills<p>DrillOrDrop’s monthly digest of news about fracking, shale and …

Final go-ahead for first Notts shale exploration sites

By on May 25, 2017 • ( 4 Comments )<p>The first two shale gas exploration sites in Nottinghamshire got final approval this morning.<p>Nottinghamshire …

Woodworking Quick-Tip: Simple Jig for Perpendicular Drilling by Hand

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The Great War Like You’ve Never Seen It (Photos)

Edward Steichen did much to advance the cause of photography in the early 20th century, including pioneering work in aerial photography in wartime, a …

Photography

Labour Party To Refer Groundless Iain Duncan Smith Claim To Statistics Watchdog Again

Iain Duncan Smith is telling fibs again. Work and pensions secretary claims that 75% of jobseekers think that benefit sanctions have helped them …

Sanctions

Criticism as £30-a-week disability benefit cuts go ahead

<b>Peers have backed down in their battle with MPs over cuts to disabled people's benefits after ministers invoked special powers to push them through.</b><p>The government was twice defeated in the House of Lords over a £30 a week cut to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for certain claimants.<p>But it is …

Tory MPs talk for so long they derail law to stop creeping privatisation of the NHS

Waffling Tory MPs have talked for so long they derailed a law designed to stop creeping privatisation of the NHS.<p>MPs voiced their fury today as just …

Facebook massively boosts 360 virutal reality video resolution

Facebook's big plans for the future of social VR are finally coming into focus.<p>In the two years since Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion, the …

Brexit: Mayor of London Boris Johnson to campaign for UK to leave EU

<b>(CNN) —</b> The charismatic, Conservative mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced he's backing calls for Britain to leave the European Union.<p>Johnson's support for the "Vote Leave" campaign presents a serious headache for Conservative leader and British Prime Minister David Cameron.<p>Cameron has been …

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TTIP deal poses 'real and serious risk' to NHS, says leading QC

Unite union set to present law expert’s advice to government, who they believe have kept Britain in the dark over deal’s potential impact on health service<p>The controversial transatlantic trade deal set to be agreed this year would mean that privatisation of elements of the NHS could be made …

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January hurricane forms in Atlantic for first time since 1938

Hurricane Alex develops near Azores in water barely warm enough for any storm to form, say US researchers<p>A hurricane has formed far out in the Atlantic Ocean, the first time such an event has happened in January since 1938, US officials said.<p>Hurricane Alex’s maximum sustained winds were near 85mph …

Weather

There could be a super-simple way to lose weight that doesn't involve diet or exercise

But what you might not be aware of is that drinking water before meals could be helpful for weight loss — and perhaps not just because it occupies space in your tummy.<p>In a small recent study, researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK found that, on average, people who drank water 3o …

This is How People Lie About Their Lives on Instagram

Bangkok, Thailand-based photographer Chompoo Baritone recently created a clever series of images that pokes fun at how Instagram users often use …

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Indian smartphone maker is serious about banning iPhone brand name

After China, India is the next big frontier for Apple: with a massive 1.2 billion citizens, and an impressively growing smartphone market that is far from saturated.<p>So far Apple has had great success in the country, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have sold roughly twice the volume of previous …

iPhone

Debating the Rules and Ethics of Digital Photojournalism

<i>Significant questions have arisen after a large number of images were disqualified from this year’s World Press Photo competition because of excessive — and sometimes blatant — post-processing. After independent experts examined the images being considered for prizes in the final rounds, and</i> …

10 Common Photography Mistakes and How to Overcome Them

You’ve got your DSLR and you are excited to test it out. You might have gone out for the first few days or perhaps weeks and then all of a sudden the …

Photography

7 Uncommon Tips for Winter Sunrise Photos Near Water

There are few things in photography that people love more than dreamy sunrise shots full of bold oranges, big suns, washing waters, and burnt …

Digital Photography

Improving Your Dodge & Burn Retouching Results With Better Brush Settings

Anyone who is interested in portrait, fashion or/and beauty retouching knows how wonderful the Dodge & Burn technique is for skin retouching. We have …