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Facebook to ban ads touting cures for coronavirus

Facebook to ban ads touting cures for coronavirus

 

Facebook is cracking down on ads that mention a cure for coronavirus. Angela Lang/CNET


February 26, 2020 - 12:31 GMT
How a bizarre, monster fish hoodwinked researchers and reeled in a wave of citizen scientists

How a bizarre, monster fish hoodwinked researchers and reeled in a wave of citizen scientists

 

In March of 2019,&nbsp;an ocean sunfish washed ashore at&nbsp;Coorong National Park&nbsp;in Australia. <a href="https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/03/21/sunfish-huge-fish-found-australia-beach-could-weigh-much-car/3231893002/">Viral photos of the find</a> circulated on social media.


February 22, 2020 - 15:05 GMT
A year on this exoplanet only takes 18 hours. And it might be doomed

A year on this exoplanet only takes 18 hours. And it might be doomed

 

Artist's impression of a hot Jupiter orbiting close to a star.


February 21, 2020 - 10:46 GMT
Ancient Humans in the Sahara Desert Were Feasting on Fish 10,000 Years Ago

Ancient Humans in the Sahara Desert Were Feasting on Fish 10,000 Years Ago

 

A view of the Takarkori rock shelter from the west.


February 20, 2020 - 10:05 GMT
Google redraws the borders on maps depending on whos looking

Google redraws the borders on maps depending on whos looking

 

The line in Western Sahara marking the northern border with Morocco disappears for Moroccans seeking it out on the web — along with the regions name altogether. The sparsely populated northwest Africa region is disputed between Morocco, which seized it in 1975, and the indigenous Sahrawi. (The Washington Post)


February 14, 2020 - 19:20 GMT
As Mating Rituals Go, Valentines Day Isnt So Bad

As Mating Rituals Go, Valentines Day Isnt So Bad

 

Two hermaphroditic garden snails mating on a celery stalk.


February 14, 2020 - 14:55 GMT
Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

Tech Companies Detect a Surge in Online Videos of Child Sexual Abuse

 

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, a federally designated clearinghouse for abuse images.


February 07, 2020 - 19:59 GMT
An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away

An Algorithm That Grants Freedom, or Takes It Away

 

Darnell Gates, on probation in Philadelphia, was deemed “high risk” by a computer algorithm, one of many that governments are using to decide how people should be treated.


February 07, 2020 - 14:24 GMT
Astronaut Christina Koch lands back on Earth after a record-breaking 328 days in space

Astronaut Christina Koch lands back on Earth after a record-breaking 328 days in space

 

Koch during a January 15 spacewalk.


February 06, 2020 - 10:26 GMT
Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans Rise

Ancient DNA from West Africa Adds to Picture of Humans Rise

 

The Shum Laka rock shelter in Cameroon, where the remains of two 8,000-year-old boys were discovered in 1994. Scientists recently recovered ancient DNA from the two individuals and from another pair of children buried 5,000 years later.


January 28, 2020 - 16:13 GMT
NASA is hiring someone to help figure out how to get Mars rocks back to Earth — and the position pays at least $182,000

NASA is hiring someone to help figure out how to get Mars rocks back to Earth — and the position pays at least $182,000

 

<p> "I'm excited about these missions because they have the opportunity to find life, they really do, and I want them to," Green told The Telegraph. "We've never drilled that deep down. When environments get extreme, life moves into the rocks." </p>


January 25, 2020 - 18:51 GMT
"Vampire" star discovered in the midst of a feeding frenzy

"Vampire" star discovered in the midst of a feeding frenzy

 

This illustration shows a newly discovered dwarf nova system, in which a white dwarf star is pulling material off a brown dwarf companion. The material collects into an accretion disk until reaching a tipping point, causing it to suddenly increase in brightness.


January 25, 2020 - 09:32 GMT
Facial recognition in schools: Even supporters say it won't stop shootings

Facial recognition in schools: Even supporters say it won't stop shootings

 

<p>Facial recognition technology has been pitched to schools as a way to prevent shootings.</p>


January 24, 2020 - 14:42 GMT
How Jeff Bezos iPhone X Was Hacked

How Jeff Bezos iPhone X Was Hacked

 

Jeff Bezos began a quest to find out who had hacked his iPhone after his private photos and texts appeared in The National Enquirer.


January 23, 2020 - 02:44 GMT
SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay

SpaceX to try rocket failure test again after bad weather delay

 

The SpaceX Crew Dragon sits atop a Falcon 9 booster rocket on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center after a scheduled in-flight abort test was postponed due to poor weather offshore at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 18, 2020.


January 19, 2020 - 05:33 GMT
A 'ghost net' in Hawaii is threatening marine life right now

A 'ghost net' in Hawaii is threatening marine life right now

 

A ghost net recovered in 2019 contained 42 tons of netting and consumer plastics


January 18, 2020 - 23:20 GMT
SpaceX delays Crew Dragon's in-flight abort due to poor weather conditions

SpaceX delays Crew Dragon's in-flight abort due to poor weather conditions

 

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.


January 18, 2020 - 15:42 GMT
'Extremely rare Assyrian carvings discovered in Iraq

'Extremely rare Assyrian carvings discovered in Iraq

 

<p>Ancient reliefs rarely found outside of palaces depict a procession of Assyrian gods, including the main deity Assur and his consort Mullissu, standing on lions, dragons, and other animals.</p>


January 17, 2020 - 22:39 GMT
Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs Demise

Meteorite or Volcano? New Clues to the Dinosaurs Demise

 

An illustration of a meteor hurtling toward Earth during the late Cretaceous period.


January 17, 2020 - 18:04 GMT
SpaceX faces its final test before it can fly astronauts to orbit

SpaceX faces its final test before it can fly astronauts to orbit

 

The Crew Dragon on the launchpad ahead of a prior test flight in March 2019.


January 17, 2020 - 13:59 GMT
Asteroid that shot fireball at us 'could be dangerous to life on Earth'

Asteroid that shot fireball at us 'could be dangerous to life on Earth'

 

An asteroid that could break apart has a 6 percent chance of raining down on Earth in the next 10 million years. NASA/JPL


January 16, 2020 - 05:24 GMT
Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

 

NOAA data of average temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit 1880 to 2019.;


January 15, 2020 - 17:36 GMT
First spacewalk of 2020 has all-female crew

First spacewalk of 2020 has all-female crew

 

iss061e011841 (Oct. 18, 2019) --- NASA astronaut Jessica Meir waves at the camera during a spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Christina Koch (out of frame). They ventured into the vacuum of space for seven hours and 17 minutes to swap a failed battery charge-discharge unit (BCDU) with a spare during the first all-woman spacewalk.


January 15, 2020 - 12:32 GMT
A New Study Claims to Disprove Dark Energy—but Cosmologists Aren't Convinced

A New Study Claims to Disprove Dark Energy—but Cosmologists Aren't Convinced

 

The remnants of a Type 1a supernova


January 11, 2020 - 16:50 GMT
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