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Google launches new features to aid Pakistan’s anti-virus response. Globally, Google has decided to work with governments and network operators to minimise stress on the systems. The platform has decided to temporarily change the quality of all videos on YouTube to standard definition.

Meet Hope: The UAE's first spacecraft bound for Mars is now complete. If all goes smoothly this summer, three new spacecraft will launch toward the Red Planet, including the Arab world's first interplanetary probe, dubbed Hope Mars Mission.

NASA details its science experiments for the moon. NASA has chosen the first two scientific investigations for its mission to the moon: observing space weather and monitoring the sun's radiation. The instruments will sit aboard NASA's Gateway outpost orbiting the moon for NASA's Artemis moon operations, it announced Thursday.

NASA spots dramatic 'field of ice blocks' collapsing on Mars. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured before-and-after images showing part of Mars' north polar cap collapsing. The MRO HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona put together a GIF showing the radical change in the landscape.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch celebrates her 300th day in space. NASA astronaut Christina Koch has smashed another gender barrier. Koch recently surpassed her 300th consecutive day in space, which is the longest for any woman — and she's still got several weeks of orbital work to go.

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb more than 90% of the heat trapped by the greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction and other human activities

Mars Loses Its Water Even Faster Than Anyone Thought

The best space images of 2019 With some blockbuster space missions under way, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth from around the Solar System.

Science Breakthrough of 2019. The first Image of Black Hole was named science brakthrough of the year 2019

Facebook to let users upload all photos to Google The service would initially roll out in Ireland and then, in 2020, across the world, Facebook said.

Climate impacts 'to cost world $7.9 trillion' by 2050. Climate change could directly cost the world economy $7.9 trillion by mid-century as increased drought, flooding and crop failures hamper growth and threaten infrastructure, new analysis showed Wednesday.

Electric car future may depend on deep sea mining The future of electric cars may depend on mining critically important metals on the ocean floor. That's the view of the engineer leading a major European investigation into new sources of key elements.

Climate Goals 2030: India and China fail badly “Countries need to double and triple their 2030 reduction commitments to be aligned with the Paris target,” says Sir Robert Watson, former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and co-author of the report that closely examined the 184 voluntary pledges under the Paris Agreement.

Google Assistant Problems. Google has said it will let its human reviewers listen to audio recordings made by its virtual assistant only if users give it fresh permission to do so.

AI vs Humans. A computer that can read the thoughts of many people at once would make normal human life impossible, the Slovenian cultural philosopher told RT in the wake of the World Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conference in Shanghai

The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem "Delivery scams are just one of the increasingly sophisticated methods fraudsters are using to leave victims out of pocket," warned Adam French.

What is 'blobology' and how is it transforming biology? Spectacularly detailed videos from an advanced microscope are sparking a biology "revolution", scientists say.

Oops! Twitter ‘sorry’ for sharing user data with advertisers without permission. Twitter admitted that it had recently “found issues” which meant that users’ settings choices “may not have worked as intended” and personal data was consequently shared with advertisers.

Australia to police tech giants' algorithms Australian regulators plan to launch the world's first office dedicated to scrutinising algorithms used by tech giants such as Facebook and Google.

Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center with the goal of becoming the first people in history to walk on the Moon. Four days later, on July 20, 1969, the manned mission achieved that historic goal when Neil Armstrong took his famous “one small step” onto the lunar surface.

China to send rover to Mars in 2020 to hunt for signs of life China has made clear its ambitions in space with the announcement that it has completed construction of its first Mars rover, with a mission pencilled in for launch sometime in 2020.

Amazon to deliver by drone 'within months'. Amazon has said it will use drones to deliver packages to customers “within months”. It unveiled its latest iteration at a conference in Las Vegas, touting the machine's ability to spot obstacles such as people, dogs, and clotheslines.  

Baby with DNA from three people born in Greece A baby with DNA from three people has been born in Greece following a controversial fertility treatment.

Scientists discovered an energetic “cosmic serpent” in our galaxy. It is believed to be the only such star system of its kind in our galaxy and it’s destined for destruction.

Facebook Violated Laws Protecting User Privacy, South Korea. The Korea Communication Commission (KCC) slapped Facebook with a 396 million won ($370,000) fine for violating a law against damaging the interests of users.

The nature of understanding in a genius - understanding and creativity.

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.

Treatment in womb Companies including Novavax, GlaxoSmithKline, and Pfizer see big business in baby-protecting vaccines for expectant mothers. Reports Bloomberg Businessweek

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Dolphins a mind of their own. Dolphins use distinct "signature whistles" to identify one another. No other animal, besides humans, is believed to have specific labels for individuals, reports National Geographic magazine..

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A tiny replica body on the chip will be a safer, more accurate testing ground for new drugs, reports Popular Science magazine. (Now available in Pakistan)


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