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Mars loses water to space during warm, stormy seasons

Mars loses water to space during warm, stormy seasons

Science
Jan. 10 (UPI) -- All kinds of geological formations on Mars, alluvial fans, dry lake beds and eroded river valleys, suggest the Red Planet once hosted an abundance of water. Today, the water is mostly gone. What's left is largely locked up in the planet's polar ice caps. Scientists have been trying to figure out where all the water went and how fast it disappeared. New research, published this week in the journal Science, suggests Mars' seasonality may have dictated the rate at which water vapor was able to escape from the atmosphere and into space. In addition to the water trapped in the Red Planet's ice caps, trace amounts of water vapor persist in the Martian atmosphere. If these tiny water crystals rise high enough into the atmosphere, they can dissipate into space. To better underst...
Apple ‘loses money on phone repairs’

Apple ‘loses money on phone repairs’

Technology
Apple says it loses more money than it makes when repairing customer devices such as iPhones and Macbooks.Answering questions from US politicians investigating anti-competitive practices, Apple said it had lost money on repair services since 2009.Apple typically charges more than unofficial repair shops to fix things such as smashed screens.But the company also said customers were "free to obtain repairs from any repair shop of their choice".In September, Apple was sent a list of questions by a US House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating "competition in digital markets".In response to a question about how much the company earns from repair services, Apple said: "For each year since 2009, the costs of providing repair services has exceeded the rev...
Justin Trudeau set to remain in power – but loses majority

Justin Trudeau set to remain in power – but loses majority

World
Justin Trudeau is set to win a second term in Canada's parliamentary elections despite a series of scandals, but will have to form a minority government.Mr Trudeau's Liberal party was set to win the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form the next government. However, according to partial results, his Liberal party had won 156 out of 338 seats - short of the 170 seats needed for a second straight majority government. The Conservatives were set to win 122.That means the Liberals will have to form a minority government, relying on a smaller party to stay in power."You did it, my friends. Congratulations," Mr Trudeau told supporters in Montreal early on Tuesday. Advertisement ...
Food writer Jack Monroe ‘loses £5,000 in phone-number hijack’

Food writer Jack Monroe ‘loses £5,000 in phone-number hijack’

Technology
Jack Monroe says she has lost about £5,000 after her phone number was hijacked and re-activated on another Sim card. The criminals were then able to receive her two-factor authentication messages and access her bank and payment accounts. The bestselling food writer tweeted she was "paranoid about security" and already had strong measures in place. A privacy campaigner said the industry had failed to address "Simjacking".Ms Monroe tweeted she was "white-hot angry" and had been told although she should get her phone number back soon, the money "will take longer to recover". "The money stolen has run into thousands of pounds - I'm a self-employed freelancer and I have to absolutely hustle for every single pound I earn. And someone has just helped themselves