A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

A Global Guide to State-Sponsored Trolling

Trolling by states and parties is changing the political landscape of entire nations, according to journalists and politicians. By Michael Riley, Lauren Etter, Bibhudatta Pradham.

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Last of his tribe? Brazil releases video of lonely man of the Amazon

Last of his tribe? Brazil releases video of lonely man of the Amazon

No one knows his name. No one knows the name of the people he came from. And he appears to have lived alone in Brazil's Amazon for 22 years. Video released for the first time on Thursday by Brazil's indian foundation, Funai, shows rare images of the indigenous man who is believed to be the last surviving member of his tribe. The footage was shot in 2011, though a team that tracks him says it last saw evidence he was alive in May.

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California court kills billionaire’s plan to divide state in three

California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday. The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. The court will now consider the merits of a challenge brought by an environmental group.

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Toblerone to revert to original shape

Toblerone to revert to original shape

Makers of the Swiss chocolate bar, Toblerone, are to scrap its latest incarnation which saw wide gaps between its distinctive triangular chunks. That version was introduced in 2016 to reduce its weight but drew criticism, with some likening it to a bike rack. US-based Mondelez International said the new shape had not been a "perfect long-term answer" for its customers. Now it plans to increase the current size from 150g to 200g and revert to making it in its traditional shape.

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‘Concussion pill’ using cannabis shows promise

'Concussion pill' using cannabis shows promise

A "concussion pill" under development in Miami using cannabis is showing progress for treatment of traumatic brain injuries. In a pre-clinical study, the combination of a hemp-derived cannabinoid and an NMDA amino acid anesthetic is showing improved cognitive function in rodents with traumatic brain injuries compared with individual components.

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We need a new model for tech journalism

We need a new model for tech journalism

A lowly tech employee was trying to do some simple task online and found out it was really hard. Inspired by that difficulty, he—and it was almost always a he—used his spare time to build a better way to do it, and then were amazed at how quickly it took off. So he quit his job, set up in his parents’ garage, and watched as the business took off to be worth hundreds of millions.

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Hawaii volcanic eruption that created a new peninsula could last as long as 2 years

Hawaii volcanic eruption that created a new peninsula could last as long as 2 years

The eruption of Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano has displaced Big Island residents, sent molten rock hurtling into a sightseeing boat and spewed enough lava to create a whole new peninsula. And it’s only just started, relative to the time it could go on for, said a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report released on Friday.

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