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Endangered Bolivian frog gets dating profile just in time for Valentine's Day

Endangered Bolivian frog gets dating profile just in time for Valentine's Day

Science
Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Romeo, Bolivia's last known Sehuencas water frog, has been calling unsuccessfully for a mate for nine years.To draw attention to Romeo and the plight of his species, scientists have created Romeo an online dating profile -- just in time for Valentine's Day.The idea may be cute, but the content is serious."Not to start this off super heavy or anything, but I'm literally the last of my species," reads Romeo's Match.com profile.Scientists at the Global Wildlife Conservation and the Bolivian Amphibian Initiative created Romeo's profile with the help Match, the world's most popular relationship site.[embedded content]"When biologists collected Romeo 10 years ago, we knew the Sehuencas water frog, like other amphibians in Bolivia, was in trouble, but we had no idea we wouldn't b...
RBI gets HC poser on credit card security

RBI gets HC poser on credit card security

Finance
NEW DELHI: At a time when the Centre is encouraging people to adopt digital transactions, some banks are allegedly not enforcing RBI directions to provide an additional authentication system for online transactions and the Delhi high court has decided to examine the issue to protect consumers from rising incidents of credit card fraud. Under additional authentication system, banks are supposed to send one-time password (OTP) to the card-holder which is to be used for the transaction and it is meant to ensure that the card is not misused by another person when it is lost. RBI has been asking banks to adopt second level of authentication and has issued several circulars from 2009 to implement it. Alleging that some banks, including HDFC were not providing additional protection layer ...
Lego legend: UK shop gets 60th birthday makeover

Lego legend: UK shop gets 60th birthday makeover

Technology
It's a toy box staple, one of the world's most powerful brands and a product that has inspired television and movie franchises.But 60 years ago when the first ever Lego brick was created in a small town in Denmark, no one could predict that this plastic toy would become a global hit.Video:Building success: Happy 60th birthday Lego!To commemorate the brick's 60th birthday on Sunday, Lego has given a unique makeover to the shop where it was first sold in the UK, Osborne's Sports & Toys in Rushden, Northamptonshire.In 1960 Pam Osborne and her late husband, Jim, were on honeymoon in Brighton. The couple saw a Lego brick at a trade fair showcasing new toys.Image:There's even detail on the shop front doorThey immediately placed an order and their shop has sold Lego products ever since.::Opin...
Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

Australian Open: Vandeweghe gets code violation because she didn't have bananas

Sports
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Women's tennis player Coco Vandeweghe received a code violation at the Australian Open because she refused to restart play, due to not having bananas.The No. 9 ranked player in the world lost her round of 128 match 7-6, 6-2 to Hungarian Timea Babos Sunday at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.After falling in the first set, Vandeweghe took a seat in her chair. She then had a conversation with chair umpire Fergus Murphy about why she wasn't ready to play."I'm waiting for the banana. How are they not on court? It's not my fault," she said, according to a video shot by the New York Times.The umpire then asked her to resume play."But why do I have to play under a different set of rules? But I don't have to make myself uncomfortable because it's ill prepared."Vandeweghe also called the...
'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets false alert of missile attack from 'wrong button'

'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets false alert of missile attack from 'wrong button'

World
People in Hawaii woke up Saturday to emergency alerts sent to their mobile phones and broadcast on radio and TV warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack. The alert turned out to be false and the result of human error. But for the more than 30 minutes it took before a corrected message was broadcast, the alert caused panic around the state. Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii wrote on Twitter that "the whole state was terrified." The false emergency alert apparently happened because "the wrong button was pushed," Hawaii House Speaker Scott Saiki said in a statement. "This system we have been told to rely upon failed and failed miserably today," Saiki said. "I am deeply troubled by this misstep that could have had dire consequences." He added, "Apparently, the wrong button was pushed a...