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Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy
Experts: Hail Damage is Worse, but Climate Role Uncertain
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Experts: Hail Damage is Worse, but Climate Role Uncertain

Transgender Activism Group Adopts Lobster Emoji for Advocacy

By Dan Elliott |
Hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage yearly in North America alone, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories, climate a...

Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

By Ryan Nakashima | Aug 19
Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.

Birth Control App Highlights Emerging Health Tech Market

Birth Control App Highlights Emerging Health Tech Market

By Kelvin Chan | Aug 18
The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval.

One of World's Top Urban Forests Threatened by Tiny Beetle

One of World's Top Urban Forests Threatened by Tiny Beetle

By Neil Shaw | Aug 18
The polyphagous shot hole borer is thought to have made its way to Johannesburg from Southeast Asia on packing crates or through the trade in plant materials.

Study: Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

Study: Smokers Better Off Quitting, Even with Weight Gain

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 18
If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.

Not Just Land Heat Waves: Oceans Are in Hot Water, Too

Not Just Land Heat Waves: Oceans Are in Hot Water, Too

By Christina Larson | Aug 18
Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.