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People are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time in the past 12 years, according to security firm Symantec. It said that fewer than 50% of emails which it scanned during June were junk - the lowest percentage it had seen in over a decade.
The whistle blows and the beautiful game begins, but this is no ordinary football match - it is a training session for a team of robots, which on 19 July will compete at the RoboCup World Championships, hosted this year in the Chinese city of Hefei.
He works as a social media strategist at the US software firm Autodesk and is taking part in a company-led health challenge. Staff teams equipped with pedometers are competing to see who can achieve the most steps over 100 days.
The American space agency's New Horizons probe has returned further images of Pluto that include a view of the dwarf planet's strange icy plains. At the edges of these 20-30km-wide features are troughs filled with dark material and even small mounds...
New research suggests that mosquitoes track down something to bite using a sequence of three cues: smell, then sight, and finally heat. Biologists recorded the movement of hungry mosquitoes inside a wind tunnel.
Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic. Scientists had believed that the animals would enter a type of 'walking hibernation' when deprived of prey...
People were wrongly implicated in paedophile investigations because of botched attempts to access data, a communications watchdog has said. Mistakes led to five police searches at properties linked to innocent people, the Interception of Communications Commissioner Sir Anthony May revealed.
The US and Russia are among five countries to have signed a deal to prevent commercial fishing in the melting Arctic sea ice near the North Pole. Norway, Canada and Denmark also backed the agreement signed in Oslo.
Silicon Valley didn't happen by accident. The display details the trailblazing chip companies blending with hippy counter-culture to make the ideal mix for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive...
Designers at Cardiff University say they have constructed the sort of house George Osborne once described as impossible. The chancellor scrapped a requirement for new homes to be zero carbon by 2016 because he said it would prove too expensive.
Early in June 2015, Apple Music became the latest in a succession of music services, including Spotify and Tidal, which allow music fans to stream music directly from the internet without actually owning it. But days later Taylor Swift, the global popstar, published an open letter to Apple.
One of the few remaining Enigma coding machines has been sold at auction for more than double its estimated price. That is not, however, a record. Bonham's sold another example of the three-rotor device for $269,000 (£172,350) in April...
Now that the New Horizons probe has successfully flown past Pluto and confirmed to Nasa that it is all in one piece, researchers can look forward to a "waterfall" of images and data from the strange, distant world over the next 16 months...
Adrian Gray, 54, from Dorset spent a week on the island last month with photographer Mikael Buck creating the unusual sculptures. He was commissioned by the Isle of Man government after they saw his work on the Channel 4 programme, Grand Designs.
Twenty years ago today Amazon sold its first book, created the first online book store and went on to become a hugely profitable internet superpower.
Users of We-Consent record 20-second clips naming who they're about to have sex with. The app only works if the camera detects human faces and if both people involved are clearly heard saying "yes"...
Troubled community website Reddit has lost another female member of its senior team with the resignation of chief engineer Bethanye Blount. Interim chief executive Ellen Pao resigned on Friday after about 200,000 users had called for her dismissal.
The new chief executive of enormous community news and chat site Reddit will be a familiar name to its veteran users - Steve Huffman, aka Spez, co-founded it in 2005.
Two years ago Sina Weibo - China's equivalent of Twitter - was crawling with tales of political scandal. Today those stories are harder to find, and government figures suggest the online community in the country has become more docile. What happened? It started with a smile...
Tests on animals, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, showed healing times could be cut by nearly a third. Experts said the early results were "quite impressive" but needed to be tested on people...

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