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Latest uTorrent uses your CPU to mine bitcoins

One of the world's most popular torrent downloaders, uTorrent, has been revealed as attempting to install a resource-hogging Bitcoin miner along with itself, slowing your PC to a crawl as it runs in the background.

Barn find of classic cars hidden under magazines sells for £20m

A collection of classic cars found buried beneath piles of magazines and junk in a barn in France has sold at auction for over £20 million. The star of the show, an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 GT, sold for £11.8 million on its own.

Op-Ed: The Ij Hallen – Amsterdam’s biggest flea market

Amsterdam - The Amsterdam flea market takes place once a month across the IJ in Amsterdam Noord, where private (non-commercial) sellers rent a stand and put up for sale everything from clothes to junk to hidden treasures.

Plastic ocean junk harbors pathogenic bacteria

Pathogenic bacteria are residing in the masses of plastic debris that float over large areas of the world's oceans. Scientists have named this ecological hazard the "Plastisphere."

Op-Ed: Fighting spam with empathy

The captcha system was first introduced to combat spam. It stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It is in use today on countless websites to prevent the endless spamming of posts and accounts.

Are Ontarians hoarders? Time to toss the junk

Do you hold onto stuff? If you can't bear to throw away those old jeans or broken cell phones you aren't alone. A new survey by Leger Marketing found that eight in 10 Ontarians love their junk too much to trash it.

Pet food news goes to the dogs

From every perspective news about pet foods is downright depressing these days. Cats and dogs are dying from their processed diet and rats prefer starvation to giving up junk food.

Junk food's addictiveness re-evaluated

A study in the journal "Nature Neuroscience" shows binging on high-calorie foods may be as addictive as cocaine, and could also cause compulsive eating and obesity.

Raft Sets Sail To Prove Point

Two men chose to make a point about the damage that plastics can do to the marine environment, built a raft and then set sail across the Pacific to Hawaii. Their homemade raft was made from discarded plastic bottles and the remains of a Cessna 310.

Watch the Skies, Here Comes the Space Junk

After 50 years of space travel, 1,000 city buses worth of space junk are floating around up there in a large and dangerous dump, One day, it's all gonna come falling down. Should we worry?

Student Wins Prize For Proving That Junk Science Fools People

A Junior High student won 1st prize at a Science Fair. His project? To show how we have become conditioned to being scared by alarmists and junk science. He urged people to sign a petition for very strict control and elimination of "dihydrogen monoxide."

Space Junk Can Potentially Cause Alot Of Damage

There is over a million pieces of space junk that is orbiting our planet. It began with earth's first satellite that was sent into space in 1957.

Visions Of Junk Food To Be A Thing Of The Past

During certain times of the day, you can now tune into a UK programme and find there no adverts for junk food.

More students shun cafeteria junk food

This is great news. More and more schools are adopting the healthier lifestyle and phasing out the french fries and other junk food.

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