2014.04.04

News Headlines - 04 April 2014

BBC News - Japan's Rakuten to halt whale meat sales after ruling

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten says it has told its online retailers to stop selling whale meat.
The company said the decision followed a ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordering Japan to stop its annual hunt in the Antarctic.
Japan called off the whale hunt after the ruling.

Honda lawn mower sets new Guinness World record| ZigWheels.com

Mowing the lawn will no longer be a tedious task - thanks to Honda’s 1,000cc Mean Mower which has broken the Guinness World Records (GWR) Title for the fastest lawn mower. This new mower has set a new world record of 185kmph in Tarragona, Spain.

Google pays $1.4 million fine in Italy over StreetView concerns | Reuters

Google has paid a 1 million euro ($1.4 million) fine imposed by Italy's data protection watchdog over complaints that cars it used to record images on Italian streets in 2010 were not clearly recognizable, the regulator said on Thursday.

BBC News - Animal robotics: German scientists make bionic kangaroo

A team of engineers in Germany has produced a bionic kangaroo, capable of jumping and then recovering its balance.
It is also able to recover energy when jumping, storing it for use in its next jump.

The Worst Places To Get Stung By A Bee: Nostril, Lip, Penis – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Smith is a graduate student at Cornell University, who studies the behaviour and evolution of honeybees. In this line of work, stings are a common and inevitable hazard. “If you’re wearing shorts and doing bee work, a bee can get up there easily,” he says. “But I was really surprised that it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.”


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