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Colourful songbirds could be traded to extinction

Colourful songbirds could be traded to extinction

Science
Rick Stanley/Gabby SalazarUniquely coloured songbirds are at high risk of extinction, because they are in demand as pets, research has shown. The pet songbird trade in Asia has already driven several species close to extinction, with birds targeted primarily for their beautiful voices.Now a study has revealed that particular colours of plumage put birds at greater risk of being taken from the wild and sold.Researchers say breeding birds in captivity for the trade could help."That won't work for all species," said lead researcher Prof Rebecca Senior, from the University of Durham. "But there's hope that we could shift the sourcing [of some pet birds] - so they're captive-bred rather than caught in the wild."Why scientists are freezing threatened speciesEndangered bird 'has forgotten its son...
Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Technology
Images of child sexual abuse and stolen credit card numbers are being openly traded on encrypted apps, a BBC investigation has found.Security experts told Radio 4's File on 4 programme that the encrypted apps were taking over from the dark web as a venue for crime.The secure messaging apps, including Telegram and Discord, have become popular following successful police operations against criminal markets operating on what is known as the dark web - a network that can only be accessed by special browsers.The secure apps have both a public and encrypted side. Often, the public side is listed online so users can search and join groups advertising drugs, stolen financial data and other illegal material. Once a group is joined, howeve...
LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

LaVar Ball: Lonzo wants to play for Suns if traded

Sports
Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Second-year point guard Lonzo Ball has repeatedly been mentioned as a trade chip in the Los Angeles Lakers' talks for Anthony Davis, but Ball's famous father wants nothing to do with the New Orleans Pelicans. "We want to be in LA. But if he's traded, I don't want Lonzo in New Orleans," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence." The Suns have indeed been mentioned as a potential third party to help facilitate a trade, but the Lakers have solely been negotiating with the Pelicans for the time being, according to multiple reports. Davis requested a trade more than a week ago after informing the Pelicans he would not sign a contract extension this summer. He reportedly is targeting the Lakers as his preferred destination...
Radioactive uranium traded online in Japan, police say

Radioactive uranium traded online in Japan, police say

World
Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Radioactive uranium was traded online in Japan, and police say investigation of the suspects is ongoing, according to multiple press reports. The Mainichi Shimbun reported Thursday the uranium changed hands in January 2018 from one seller to multiple buyers. The defendants are suspected of "possibly" violating laws on nuclear regulation. The transaction took place on Yahoo! Japan's online auction space, according to Kyodo News. The confiscated chemical was sold in powder and solid forms in glass cases and was emitting radiation, reports say. The seller, an unidentified man, reportedly told police the uranium was obtained from a "foreign site," but did not disclose the radioactive powder's national origin. Appraisals from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency indicate the uranium...
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson asks to be traded

Sports
Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson reportedly has requested a trade. Peterson has asked that he be traded by the Oct. 30 trade deadline, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Monday via Twitter. The Cardinals are 1-6 and lost to the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Thursday. Apparently, Peterson feels the situation in Arizona is deteriorating and wants desperately to get out. Schefter also reported that the Cardinals do not plan to trade Peterson, but Peterson wants them to reconsider. The 28-year-old Peterson is under contract to the Cardinals through the 2020 season. He is scheduled to earn a base salary of $ 11 million this year, $ 11 million in 2019 and $ 12.1 million in 2020. Peterson has been named to the Pro Bowl all seven seasons he has been in the league, and he was a fi...