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Woman sues Facebook, former friend for $123 million over revenge porn

A Texas woman is suing Facebook and a former friend for $123 million, over an account containing fake porn using her face.

South African elephants face new poaching onslaught

Rangers in South Africa's Kruger national park, already struggling to cope with well-armed rhino poachers, said Tuesday they were preparing to face a new onslaught against the park's elephants.

Climate inaction could cost US $150 billion per year

Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US $150 billion per year, the White House warned Tuesday in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change.

Nasa rover breaks Mars distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said.

SA Sci-Tech

Solar power plant to supply Cape Town

The 1.2MW Black River Park Solar Project has announced that it will be the first solar power plant to transmit electricity into Cape Town's power grid.

UKZN astronomers make new breakthroughs in measuring galaxies

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is celebrating two of its astronomers making groundbreaking discoveries based on data collected by the Hubble Telescope.

Nelspruit Magistrate Court sentences Rhino poacher to 77 years

A poacher has been sentenced to 77 years in jail by the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court for hunting three rhino in the Kruger National Park in 2011, the SA National Parks said.

Green

Japan wraps up Pacific whale hunt

Japan announced that it has wrapped up a whale hunt in the Pacific, the second campaign since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to halt a separate slaughter in the Antarctic.

Gallery: 14 pictures of fearless felines for International Tiger Day

It is International Tiger Day. The world has lost 97% of all wild tigers in a bit over 100 years. Instead of 100,000, as few as 3000 live in the wild today. For more information visit www.tigerday.org
File photo of the dinosaur named

Footprints show Tyrannosaurus rex hunted in packs

The first piece of evidence that the famed tyrannosaurs hunted in packs has been discovered in Canada.

Gadgets

Amazon offers 3D printing to customise earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.

Gaming

A man plays a video game on Sony Corp's Play Station 4 console at its showroom in Tokyo

Sony pins hopes for revival on Playstation

Sony is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

Research and researchers

Russia regains control of gecko sex satellite

Roscosmos has announced that it has regained control of its Foton-M4 satellite, which was launched into space with five geckos on board in order to study how micro-gravity impacts sex.