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All VDCs in Myagdi to have internet facility

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Myagdi / February 27: A campaign to manage funds for internet connectivity in all VDCs in Myagdi district has been started. The District Development Committee (DDC), Myagdi, and Myagdi Overseas Nepali Association (MONA) inked a deal on Friday for the collection of fund needed to launch the campaign. District Development Officer Chiranjibi Poudel and Chairman […]


Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft pledge support for Apple

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City

February 27: Apple’s biggest business rivals will be supporting the company in its court battle against the FBI. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), Facebook, Google (GOOGL, Tech30), Microsoft and other tech companies will file letters to the court stating that they stand with Apple, according to the companies and sources familiar with their plans. Each has to […]


Zuckerberg: No Place for Hate Speech on Facebook

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February 26: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says more work still needs to be done to police hate speech on the social media site in Germany. Answering a question Friday at a town hall event in Berlin, Zuckerberg said “hate speech has no place on Facebook” and that he had being instituting better controls on monitoring […]


World’s Pollinators, Food Supply Threatened, Study says

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February 26: It is a simple but chilling statistic: 75 percent of the world’s food supply relies on bees, birds and other pollinators, and they’re increasingly threatened. That is part of the conclusion of a two-year study conducted and released Friday by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Tens of thousands […]


New IBEX Observations Determine the Strength of the Magnetic Field Outside the Heliosphere

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February 26: A newly published study uses IBEX data and simulations of the interstellar boundary to better describe space in our galactic neighborhood. Immediately after its 2008 launch, NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spotted a curiosity in a thin slice of space: More particles streamed in through a long, skinny swath in the sky […]


Can Scientists Prove Zika Virus Causing Birth Defects?

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New York / February 19 : Scientists suspect an outbreak of the Zika virus is behind a surge in a rare birth defect in Brazil. But how are they going to prove it? Authorities in the South American country were quick to make the link last fall. The health minister last week said he was […]


Freedom 251, world’s cheapest smartphone, launches in India for $5

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New Delhi / February 19: Indian phone maker Ringing Bells launched a $5 smartphone today, with huge customer demand promptly crashing the little-known company’s website hours after the phone went on sale. The Freedom 251 was unveiled a day ahead of the launch and is being sold for 251 rupees ($5) — a price that […]


Billions at stake in Apple encryption case

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February 19: It’s a dispute that pits two important principles against each other. It’s about the right of the U.S. government to investigate thoroughly the most deadly terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11 versus the right of the most valuable (and iconic) American company to go about its business without the same U.S. government […]


MIT Researchers Identify Cells That Represent Feelings of Isolation

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February 18: Humans, like all social animals, have a fundamental need for contact with others. This deeply ingrained instinct helps us to survive; it’s much easier to find food, shelter, and other necessities with a group than alone. Deprived of human contact, most people become lonely and emotionally distressed. In a study appearing in the […]


Twitter Suspends Over 125,000 Accounts for ‘Promoting Terrorist Acts’

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Washingtom / February 5: Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said that it […]




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