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Tag: science news

Instagram blocks vaccine hoax hashtags

Instagram says it will block hashtags being used to spread “verifiably false” information about vaccinations. The social network already blocks hashtags that are themselves false claims, such as #vaccinescauseautism. It […]

Drones help Galapagos tackle rat infestation

North Seymour’s blue-footed booby birds dig a shallow trench to raise their chicks Drones are helping conservationists rid one Galapagos island of an infestation of rats threatening indigenous birds. The […]

Tech became ‘darker and more muddy’ in 2018

Margrethe Vestager ordered Google to pay a record-sized fine this year Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the uphindia’s Today […]