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Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida

 

Pages from a confidential whistleblower's report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before its reported. But a whistleblowers complaint shows that Facebook itself has inadvertently produced dozens of pages in their names. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)


September 18, 2019 - 05:28 GMT
Mysterious waves have been pulsing across Oklahoma

Mysterious waves have been pulsing across Oklahoma

 

<p>Storm clouds hover over a field in Oklahoma. Geologists there have been chasing down an unusual signal in their seismic data that grew in frequency and spread as the summer wore on.</p>


September 14, 2019 - 02:57 GMT
Friday 13th and full moon: What to know about harvest moon, micromoon

Friday 13th and full moon: What to know about harvest moon, micromoon

 

A couple sit on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as the full harvest moon rises in the distance Sept. 8, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.


September 13, 2019 - 13:07 GMT
Apple TV Plus to launch Nov. 1 at $4.99 a month, with a free trial for Apple device owners

Apple TV Plus to launch Nov. 1 at $4.99 a month, with a free trial for Apple device owners

 

CEO Tim Cook presents the pricing and launch date for Apple TV Plus on Tuesday. Apple


September 10, 2019 - 19:32 GMT
New 'frozen dragon' pterosaur found hiding in plain sight

New 'frozen dragon' pterosaur found hiding in plain sight

 

<p>A new study in the <i>Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology</i> describes a new pterosaur called <i>Cryodrakon boreas</i>, "frozen dragon of the north winds." The flying reptile had a wingspan of at least 16 feet and may have grown to a wingspan of up to 33 feet, the size of its relative <i>Quetzalcoatlus northropi</i>.</p>


September 10, 2019 - 06:31 GMT
India Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Mission During Moon Landing Attempt

India Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Mission During Moon Landing Attempt

 

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-2 (Moon Chariot 2), with on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-M1), launches at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state, on July 22, 2019. - India launched a bid to become a leading space power on July 22, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a "historic day" for the nation. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)


September 06, 2019 - 21:50 GMT
Coalition of attorneys general launches antitrust investigation into Facebook

Coalition of attorneys general launches antitrust investigation into Facebook

 

Coalition of attorneys general launch antitrust investigation into Facebook


September 06, 2019 - 13:21 GMT
Chandrayaan-2: How to watch the Indian moon landing

Chandrayaan-2: How to watch the Indian moon landing

 

The Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Chandrayaan-2 (Moon Chariot 2), with on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-mark III-M1), launches at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of southern Andhra Pradesh state, on July 22, 2019. - India launched a bid to become a leading space power on July 22, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a "historic day" for the nation. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)


September 06, 2019 - 05:25 GMT
Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

 

The lifesize robot named Fedor -- short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research -- copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely


August 27, 2019 - 04:47 GMT
Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time

Black hole gobbles up neutron star, causing ripples in space and time

 

Artist's depiction of a black hole about to swallow a neutron star


August 24, 2019 - 20:05 GMT
What Happens When a Drone Crashes Into Your Face?

What Happens When a Drone Crashes Into Your Face?

 

The testing setup for the drone collision experiment.


August 24, 2019 - 14:08 GMT
Liane Russell, scientist who put spotlight on danger of X-rays for embryos, dies at 95

Liane Russell, scientist who put spotlight on danger of X-rays for embryos, dies at 95

 

In the course of her research on the effects of radiation, Dr. Liane B. Russell discovered that male mice carried the Y chromosome.


August 24, 2019 - 13:00 GMT
Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

 

BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - JULY 28, 2019: Humanoid robot Fyodor prepares for the Soyuz MS-14 orbital flight to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrier. Roscosmos State Corporation/TASS (Photo by TASS\TASS via Getty Images)


August 24, 2019 - 09:36 GMT
Facebook bans the Epoch Times ads after huge pro-Trump buy

Facebook bans the Epoch Times ads after huge pro-Trump buy

 

The Epoch Times has spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook ads than anyone else other than the Trump campaign in the last six months.


August 23, 2019 - 05:47 GMT
YouTubers Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost

YouTubers Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost

 

Rich Abernathy, a diver and YouTuber who posts videos as Rich Aloha, with Yogi Bear, his cat.


August 22, 2019 - 19:18 GMT
Scientists finally know how big earthquakes start: With many smaller ones

Scientists finally know how big earthquakes start: With many smaller ones

 

Authorities has red tagged a mobile home dislodged from its foundation in Torusdale Estates mobile home park by yesterday's 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest.


August 21, 2019 - 03:25 GMT
Colossal crabs may hold clue to Amelia Earhart fate

Colossal crabs may hold clue to Amelia Earhart fate

 

<p>An aerial view of Nikumaroro Island in the Republic of Kiribati. One theory holds that Amelia Earhart made an emergency landing on the island, which teems with coconut crabs.</p>


August 20, 2019 - 21:55 GMT
SF is home to the world's oldest webcam. After 25 years, it's being switched off.

SF is home to the world's oldest webcam. After 25 years, it's being switched off.

 

<p>The world's oldest continually operating webcam is based in San Francisco. After 25 years running, co-creator Jeff Schwartz says FogCam is "shutting down forever."</p>


August 19, 2019 - 18:08 GMT
Astronomers probably just saw a black hole swallow a dead star

Astronomers probably just saw a black hole swallow a dead star

 

<p>This artist's depiction illustrates a black hole devouring a neutron star. As the neutron star circles the black hole, the black hole's immense gravity shreds it to pieces, a phenomenon called tidal disruption.<br> </p>


August 18, 2019 - 04:30 GMT
A former NASA intern says she shut down a dating app match after he asked whether she was a receptionist

A former NASA intern says she shut down a dating app match after he asked whether she was a receptionist

 

Planetary scientist Lauren Mc Keown tweeted screengrabs of her response to a man she met on a dating app.


August 16, 2019 - 19:28 GMT
Look up for the Perseid meteor shower as it peaks this week

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower as it peaks this week

 

A falling star crosses the night sky over eastern Germany, during the peak in activity of the annual Perseids meteor shower on August 13, 2015.


August 12, 2019 - 15:26 GMT
A tectonic plate is dying under Oregon. Heres why that matters.

A tectonic plate is dying under Oregon. Heres why that matters.

 

<p>Scientists on board the R/V <i>Thomas G. Thompson</i> recover a seismometer that had been recording earthquakes on the seafloor off the Pacific Northwest coast. Scientists used this information to confirm the presence of a tear in the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate under central Oregon.</p>


July 29, 2019 - 22:39 GMT
Youll soon be able to run Android on your Nintendo Switch

Youll soon be able to run Android on your Nintendo Switch

 

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July 28, 2019 - 17:01 GMT
Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23

 

Harrison Duran, a biology student at the University of California, Merced, was part of a fossil hunt last month that yielded a five-foot triceratops skull.


July 28, 2019 - 13:58 GMT
Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

 

Officials found 125 kilos of rhino horn encased in plaster


July 28, 2019 - 09:54 GMT
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