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Understanding hidden diversity on coral reefs key to successful conservation

Understanding hidden diversity on coral reefs key to successful conservation

Science
April 2 (UPI) -- Genomic surveys suggest many coral reefs host hidden diversity. Corals that appear identical are actually genetically distinct. In a new paper, published Friday in the journal Current Biology, scientists detailed important ecological and physiological differences between coral species that look alike. Advertisement The study's authors said they hope their work will help conservationists develop and carry out more effective restoration and protection plans. "We know we are greatly underestimating the true number of coral species because of this hidden diversity," lead author Pim Bongaerts, researcher at the California Academy of Sciences, said in a news release. "We provide one of the first clear examples of how coral species that look identical can be very different in t...
UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

UK says Instagram to crack down on hidden influencer ads

Technology
British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencersByThe Associated PressOctober 16, 2020, 1:08 PM• 2 min readLONDON -- British regulators said Friday that Instagram will clamp down on “hidden advertising” by social media influencers.The Competition and Markets Authority said Instagram's owner Facebook has committed to tightening policies to restrict influencers who don’t disclose they’re being paid to promote businesses on its platform.It's part of an investigation into the influencer industry the watchdog launched two years ago. Regulators are concerned that Instagram wasn't doing enough under consumer protection laws to stop hidden advertising, which is illegal in the U.K. They want to make it harder to mislead people with po...
Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

Hidden camera’s hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award

Science
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The surprising secret hidden in a pregnancy test

The surprising secret hidden in a pregnancy test

Technology
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NASA says missing moon lander could be hidden by shadow

NASA says missing moon lander could be hidden by shadow

Technology
By Bree Johnson-Obeng, news reporter NASA has been unable to locate a lost lunar lander launched from India two months ago - but says it could simply be "hiding in a shadow".The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lost touch with the Vikram lander as it approached the moon's south pole earlier this month, and it was not clear whether it had crashed or landed. Image: NASA released this image of part of the intended Vikram landing site The US agency stepped in to help find Vikram and has now released photos around its targeted landing site from 17 September.NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter scanned more than 92 miles of the area where the lander was supposed to touch down, b...