Author Archive | Jonathan Thomas


24% of young people ‘put hearing at risk with loud music on personal devices’

Almost a quarter of teenagers and young adults could be putting their hearing at risk by listening to excessively loud music through earphones, ear buds or headphones, a study has suggested. An international team of researchers estimated that 24% of 12 to 34-year-olds are listening to music on personal listening devices at an “unsafe level”. […]

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Google reaches £333m settlement with 40 US states over location tracking

Google has agreed to a 391.5 million US dollar (£333 million) settlement with 40 states in connection with an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations, state attorneys general announced. They called it the largest multi-state privacy settlement in US history. The investigation by the states, which officials said was spurred by a 2018 […]

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Study finds that stars and planets grow together

Astronomers have found that planet formation in the young Solar System started much earlier than previously thought. According to the research, the building blocks of planets started growing at the same time as their parent star. A study of some of the oldest stars in the Universe suggests planets like Jupiter and Saturn begin to […]

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