Jumping into a swimming pool is easy for ducks of all ages, but getting out is a different story. Watch the many ways this mama duck – along with a human helper – tries to get her babies out of a swimming pool. When simply hopping out from the side of the pool doesn't work – the rim of the pool is too high for the small ducklings – the mother leads them to a step, and later to an even higher step, but they still can't make the jump. A human with a net then offers his assistance by creating a ramp out of a raft, but they don't catch on, swimming under it instead. How about scooping them out with the net? Nope – as soon as they are scooped out they jump back in! Finally, the human assistant sets some turtle statuettes on the pool's top step, as a makeshift stepping stool, and although it's touch and go for a few moments, this last tactic saves the day.
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This afternoon, Apple issued an emergency software update to prevent a spyware program from infecting any user's iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac computer "without so much as a click," as reported by The New York Times. Using the zero-click infection method, Pegasus can turn on a user's camera and microphone, record messages, texts, emails, calls —… READ THE REST
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The weather (among other things) has been absolutely atrocious this past year, and no one knows heartbreak more than someone who was five minutes away from finishing a major project when the power decides to take its final bow for an undisclosed amount of time. This set of power stations are yours for the taking… READ THE REST
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