Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that the social media giant would take new measures to improve content on the site, including expanding the list of prohibited ads and what kinds of misinformation it hunts for. The site will also leave up posts by politicians it deems “newsworthy,” even if they violate the rules.
Three of the celestial guests have been categorized by the space agency as Apollo asteroids, meaning that their orbit crosses that of our planet, which makes their visit potentially dangerous. At the same time, astronomers predict that a collision is highly unlikely.
Huawei and its major success in the global telecommunication equipment market have long been a pain in the backside of Trump's administration, which has been seeking since 2019 to prevent the Chinese giant from building 5G networks around the world.
Quasars are the most energetic objects in the universe and emit tremendous amounts of energy as they are powered by supermassive black holes that, in turn, are surrounded by accretion disks that they feed off.
The company opened its first store in 2009, hoping to attract customers the same way that its rival Apple did. Since then, more than a hundred stores have been opened in the United States and 10 around the world. However, they did not enjoy the same popularity as Steve Jobs’ company.
Scientists at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have come up with a method to improve implants used to repair damaged organs. The authors of the study believe that the new technology will expand tissue engineering capabilities.
Spending more time in the sun or installing some ultraviolet lights may be incredibly useful acts during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to SARS-CoV-2-prevention research on the efficacy of ultraviolet B (UVB) and far-ultraviolet C (UVC) light in killing the novel coronavirus.
According to a Thursday statement by Virgin Galactic, the space company’s second gliding test of its Unity spacecraft appears to have been a success. Now, the air-deployed spaceplane will move on to rocket engine tests, preparing for when it will one day fly into space.
A group of astronomers in South Africa have made a rare find: a dying radio galaxy, which once housed a massive black hole.
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 believe.
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 satellite was covered with the same traces, but in the end, both assumptions turned out to be wrong.
Astronomers say the new research, which was published on 24 June in the journal Nature, will allow them to study how planets interact with their stars as well as provide more understanding about how planets form and evolve.
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 the space tourism programme.
While it's a riddle about whether or not life is harboured in the depths of cosmic bodies other than Earth, researchers are looking forward to NASA’s Europa mission. It is already destined to go down in history given multiple promising theories about life-sustaining liquids on Jupiter’s legendary moon.
The COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing. The number of cases is steadily growing worldwide, and it’s too early to talk about a drastic change. Virologists have no doubt that the virus outbreak is likely to recur in the future.
Scientists at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education (MSUPE) have come up with five design directions for the “School of the Future”.
Unless new drugs are developed, antibiotic resistance is expected to be the most common cause of death by the year 2050.
They are one of the oldest solid materials in the Solar System and make up 86 percent of all meteorites that have been found, but scientists still don’t know how they appeared. The new research may not only shed light on chondrules but also help scientists understand how our Solar System evolved.
More than 50 years ago, British scientist Roger Penrose suggested that lowering an object into a black hole’s ergosphere could help it acquire negative energy. This assumption was later elaborated on by another physicist, Yakov Zel'dovich. However, there has so far been no way to test this theory.
The initiative will be part of NASA’s plans to commercialise space travel and is an offshoot of the Commercial Crew Programme the agency signed with private US aerospace companies. Last month, it resulted in the first manned mission to the International Space Station from American soil since 2011.