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Submission + - SPAM: Battle of the Brains: Women Outsmart Men 1

rhysgoodwin writes: "The battle of the sexes has become universal that scientists probe on the differences and qualities of each sex to find out who really rules. Each sex has its own claim and dominance in every life aspect. Renowned IQ testing expert James Flynn conducted a new scientific undertaking that allowed him to discover the dominance of women with regard to intelligence."
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Facebook

Submission + - Shagbook: Facebook is a generic term

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook is known for going after any company that uses the word “book” in its name, having already filed suit against TeachBook.com, FacebookOfSex.com, and most recently UK adult dating website Shagbook.com. The last one is fighting back. Shagbook is accusing Facebook of trademark bullying, says the term facebook is generic, and is even arguing that Facebook’s trademark should never have been granted.
Space

Submission + - Iran Plans To Put A Monkey Into Space (physorg.com)

arisvega writes: Iran plans to send a live monkey into space in the summer, the country's top space official said after the launch of the Rassad-1 satellite, state television reported on its website on Thursday.
"The Kavoshgar-5 rocket will be launched during the month of Mordad (July 23 to August 23) with a 285-kilogramme capsule carrying a monkey to an altitude of 120 kilometres (74 miles)," said Hamid Fazeli, head of Iran's Space Organisation. No mentioning on retrieving the monkey, though.

Idle

Submission + - AC/DC music attracts great white sharks (australiangeographic.com.au) 1

bazzalunatic writes: That's right, great white sharks can be lured underwater to cages by playing hits from AC/DC — specifically "Shook me all night long".

Some shark diving tour operators in Australia have found this curious fact. But it's not just music, as the sharks weren't attracted by other tunes.

One wonders if they'll be turned off by Celine Dion music — a new type of shark repellent perhaps?

Security

Submission + - Sites Demand SMS Payment for Fake Flash, Firefox (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: Phishers and scammers have developed a new tactic for separating victims from their money that involves getting them to pay for software that's normally free, such as Mozilla Firefox or Adobe Flash.

The new scam is offering users the opportunity to download applications such as Flash, Firefox and Opera, that are free in their legitimate forms. The attackers ask only that victims then send an SMS message to a premium rate number that will cost them in the vicinity of $5.60. One of the downloads offered is a beta version of Firefox 4 that allegedly includes an anti-virus update. The fake software downloads are being pushed by a variety of sites, many of which are in Russian.

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