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Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Mysterious wave of texts leave Americans extremely confused

Technology
A mysterious technical glitch has seen some American mobile phone owners receive unintelligible messages from their friends, family, and even exes.It is believed that a "maintenance update" caused texts originally sent in February to be randomly sent in the early hours of Thursday morning. While the glitch helped reunite friends who hadn't talked to each other for several months, the unprompted messages instilled fear in others.One woman from Oregon said she woke up at 5am to a text from her sister that simply said "omg" - causing her to worry that something had happened to her newborn nephew in hospital.Stephanie Bovee ended up waking her mother in a panic, and it took three hours for her to realise that everything was fine and the text was a mistake. ...
Stormzy pictured at table with bag containing mysterious substance

Stormzy pictured at table with bag containing mysterious substance

Entertainment
The Glastonbury headliner was filmed taking part in a game of poker with pals by girlfriend Maya Jama in a since-deleted Instagram video.Stormzy, 25, and his mates were sat around the table, which had an assortment of plastic glasses and drink bottles on top of it, for the evening’s festivities.Clearly visible on the poker table, which had Stormzy’s name emblazoned on it, was a bag containing a mysterious substance.The pouch was placed on the far side of the table from the Vossi Bop rapper.There is no suggestion that anyone there was taking illegal substances.The video comes a year after Stormzy denied cocaine was spotted at his home.A statement from his rep in March last year read: “There was 100% no coke or class A drugs present at the house.“Stormzy does not take, has never taken, and d
Mysterious river dolphin could provide new insights into marine mammal communication

Mysterious river dolphin could provide new insights into marine mammal communication

Science
April 19 (UPI) -- A mysterious river dolphin in Brazil, previously thought to be relatively silent, could offer new insights into the evolutionary origins of marine mammal communication. It turns out, the river dolphin scientists thought was solitary and mostly speechless actually boasts an impressive vocabulary. "We found that they do interact socially and are making more sounds than previously thought," Laura May Collado, a biologist at the University of Vermont, said in a news release. "Their vocal repertoire is very diverse." Because Araguaian dolphins are skittish, they're difficult to study. But Gabriel Melo-Santos, a biologist from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, found a riverside fish market in Brazil where the normally shy animals come to be fed fish by the locals. R...
Aliens? Photoshop? NASA explains mysterious iceberg

Aliens? Photoshop? NASA explains mysterious iceberg

Technology
A bizarre iceberg has been spotted by NASA scientists - in the shape of a near-perfect rectangle. The oddly satisfying phenomenon was discovered near the Larden C ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula. From yesterday's #IceBridge flight: A tabular iceberg can be seen on the right, floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf. The iceberg's sharp angles and flat surface indicate that it probably recently calved from the ice shelf. pic.twitter.com/XhgTrf642Z— NASA ICE (@NASA_ICE) October 17, 2018 A photo shows a thick block of ice up to a mile long dramatically protruding from a sea of thin frozen water, thought to have recently splintered off.Scientists took the snap from a plane used to monitor changing ...
Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Science
It's a tale of intrigue set at the turn of the 20th century in the seemingly genteel gardens of Victorian Britain.Keen horticulturist sit examinations in the principles of gardening - from the names and orders of common plants, to soils, good and bad.They compete across the country for a prestigious scholarship at the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden.The news that a "Miss Harrison" is the winner rocks the establishment.Nobody had considered that a woman might get the top mark."Clearly a very determined young woman, she's entered this exam, she's done well and she's claimed her rightful prize," says Fiona Davison, who looks after the libraries and archives of the RHS. "And, she single-handedly has sent the RHS into a ...