Facebook civil rights audit: ‘Serious setbacks’ mar progress

Facebook hired the audit’s leader, former American Civil Liberties Union executive Laura Murphy, in May 2018 to assess its performance on vital social issues Source: Associated Press A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found...

Climate change: ‘Rising chance’ of exceeding 1.5C global target

BBC.COM-By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A child tries to cool himself in a heatwave in Gaza The World Meteorological Organisation says there's a growing chance that global temperatures will rise...

Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn’t go well

 By Brian Fung, CNN Business-  CNN.COM (CNN Business)Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser...

An Italian glacier is turning pink. And that’s not good news

Jack Guy, CNN • Updated 6th July 2020 (CNN) — A glacier in Italy is turning pink because of algae -- a development that will make the ice melt faster, a scientist studying the phenomenon...

Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19

LONDON -  Japan  Today Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years...

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake

Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN (CNN) — Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake. The N700S -- the...

Toxic Maya: Archaeologists Discover Poisonous Reservoirs in Ancient City

For decades, scientists have been trying to find out what happened to the ancient Maya. Overpopulation, extended drought, war, environmental degradation, and climate factors are cited as potential reasons for the downfall of the...

ACBA Leasing offers new possibility for acquiring electric car in Armenia

YEREVAN, July 2. /ARKA/. ACBA Leasing, in cooperation with Muran Company and within the framework of its Green Leasing sub-brand, continues to expand the possibilities for acquiring electric vehicles in Armenia. According to an ACBA...

Exclusive: Postmates revives IPO plans amid food delivery deal boom

(Reuters) - Postmates Inc has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) following a string of dealmaking in the U.S. online food delivery service sector, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The...

Fear of the Pig: New Swine Flu With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Found in Chinese Hogs

In case you thought one pandemic wasn’t enough for humanity this year, scientists warn that a second one could arrive soon. The potentially dangerous strain of influenza is thought to be a blend of...

TikTok denies it sent Indian user data into China, says app democratized internet

After New Delhi banned dozens of Chinese-made mobile apps citing privacy concerns, TikTok denied sharing the data of Indian users with China, saying it would not do so even if requested by any foreign...

The South Pole has been warming at three times the global average over the...

By Helen Regan, CNN -  CNN.COM (CNN)The South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, a new study has found. That could have huge...

US Army Testing of Soviet T-55 Tank Ended in Horrific Accident, Declassified Report Reveals

The T-55, a veteran main battle tank design created in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, and introduced into the Soviet Army in 1947, continues to be operated by a host of...

Boeing set for critical 737 Max flight tests

BBC.COM- Image copyright Reuters Image caption All Boeing 737 Max planes are grounded Boeing's bid to see its 737 Max return to the skies faces a pivotal week with flight safety tests expected to begin. Pilots...

Starbucks Latest To Halt Social Media Ads “To Stop Spread Of Hate Speech”

"We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online, and we stand against hate speech," the Seattle-based corporation, which operates thousands of restaurants around the world, said in a brief statement. World Agence...

Facebook policy changes fail to quell advertiser revolt as Coca-Cola pulls ads

Company follows Unilever’s lead after platform announces shift in how it handles hate speech Kari Paul  -  The Guardian More than 100 companies have committed to hit pause on ad spending on Facebook for July 2020....

Scientists Present New Explanation for ‘Dark Side’ of Moon’s Strange Asymmetry, Reports Say

Prior to the 20th century, astronomers believed that the dark spots on the visible side of the moon were dried up seas and oceans. The scientists assumed that the far side of Earth’s natural...

Gravitational Waves Could Have Unleashed Lightest Black Hole Ever, Astrophysicists Reveal

In mid-August 2019, the LIGO and Virgo detectors jointly spotted a merger of objects of markedly different masses - 23 and 2.6 times that of the Sun respectively. This eye-watering  mismatch is a real puzzle, researchers...

First-Ever Contract for Tourist Walk in Outer Space Signed, Russian Space Corporation Reveals

Roscosmos and Space Adventures have been cooperating in space tourism since 2001, when the first space tourist, Dennis Tito, went into orbit. Since then, a total of seven people have been in space under...

Alien life could exist in vast salty ocean inside Jupiter’s icy moon Europa –...

New research has found that the enormous salty ocean inside Jupiter’s moon Europa could sustain life, raising the tantalizing prospect that alien lifeforms may exist below the icy surface. Experts have long speculated that the...