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Students found a fix for fake news on Facebook

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a detailed plan on Friday (18 November) describing how his company plans to tackle the spread of fake news on its platform. The social media giant is also working to undermine the business model used by fake news publishers. Zuckerberg said Facebook had reached out to many fact-checking organizations and was hoping to hear from ot... Continua a leggere...

World Health Organization declares end of Zika emergency

However, a WHO panel composed of independent experts said in a statement that while Zika and associated consequences remained a significant enduring public health challenge requiring intense action, it no longer represented an emergency. Officials said incidents of Zika appeared to be decreasing in Brazil but they required more data. Heymann said recommendations made in recent months were now ... Continua a leggere...

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama beat FCS Chattanooga 31-3

Hurts, No. 1 Alabama beat FCS Chattanooga 31-3 Games like this, those are definitely kind of games where you realize that. "That team was pretty good, and we just came out slow. We're probably not going to stay the same". Alabama has now gone 207 minutes and 54 seconds without allowing a touchdown, dating back to the third quarter of the Texas A&M game when the Aggies receiver Christian Kirk caught a 25-yard touchdown pass. Continua a leggere...

U.S. weather satellite that is 'a quantum leap' poised for launch

The first geostationary weather satellite images were "grainy, very low-resolution; they are going to be absolutely nothing like the images you are going to be seeing off of GOES-R", Gasparrini said. "We are honored that NASA and NOAA have entrusted ULA with the launch of the GOES-R satellite and grateful for the phenomenal teamwork that made today's launch a success", said Laura Maginnis, ULA vic... Continua a leggere...

China pushes free trade plans at summit rattled by Trump

Peru's nearly octogenarian president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has had his first experience with virtual reality, trying it out during the annual meeting of the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Lima . Obama says the evidence of recent decades suggests that countries that silence their critics go backward economically because they hide mistakes rather than solve them. Continua a leggere...

NASA launches revolutionary weather satellite

Strong solar storms can harm satellites in space and even mess with electrical grids on Earth, but having GOES-R in orbit should help researchers better understand our space environment, guarding against those effects. "What's so exciting is that we're going to be getting more data, more often, much more detailed, higher resolution", said Al Roker from NBC. The camera, built by Harris Corp., w... Continua a leggere...

Amazon Music Unlimited now has a six-person plan for $15

Amazon Music Unlimited now has a six-person plan for $15 Now, Amazon is introducing one more option for customers who want access to Music Unlimited's catalog of "tens of millions" of songs. The plan allows members of a family to get full access to the streaming service for one subscription charge per month. Continua a leggere...

Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province kill family of 7

Airstrikes in Syria's Aleppo province kill family of 7 Since it began on Tuesday, the assault on the rebel-held east of Aleppo has damaged hospitals, forced schools to close, and killed almost 100 civilians, according to a monitor. " Aleppo is being wiped out in front of the eyes of the world", medical official Mohammed Abu Rajab said in an audio message to The Associated Press from inside the city. Continua a leggere...

Zika virus 'no longer an emergency'

But WHO doctors say today's news does not mean Zika-affected cities - such as Miami - should ignore the risk Zika poses. "We are not downgrading the importance" of the Zika virus, said Dr Peter Salama, director of the WHO's health emergencies programme. Continua a leggere...

NASA's Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Woman in Space

NASA's Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Woman in Space The crew of NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson , Russia's Oleg Novitskiy and France's Thomas Pesquet lifted off from the Russia-leased launch facility in Kazakhstan at 2:20 a.m. Ms. Whitson said that while she will miss her friends and family, probably the biggest challenge is the lack of variety in space food. "There will be French food this time", Mr. Continua a leggere...

Road traffic remembrance day to be marked with special Mass today

Road traffic remembrance day to be marked with special Mass today The Chief Executive of the RSA, Moyagh Murdock, said she hoped that all road users would reflect on their behaviour when using the roads. He also paid tribute to the work of the emergency services. "From now through to the new year, there will be more police on the roads, and we have no hesitation in taking action against anyone who can not obey road rules". Continua a leggere...

Facebook CEO preaches 'connectivity' gospel at Peru summit

In his post , Mr Zuckerberg said: "We've been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously". "We need to be careful not to discourage sharing of opinions or mistakenly restricting accurate content", Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says. Continua a leggere...

Two die as powerful quake hits New Zealand

They say two babies were among those rescued Tuesday. The picturesque town of about 2,000 people, whose name translates from Maori as Meal-of-Lobster, has been cut off after the quake triggered huge landslides over coastal roads and railway tracks that will take months to fix. Continua a leggere...

Wenger Relieved Arsenal Snatch Draw At Man United

But you want more if you are going to be challenging for the title. "We tried to get him to come here". "We did not create many chances, it was an intense game". Juan Mata looked to have put United on course for three points with a sweeping left-foot finish from Ander Herrera's cut-back after 68 minutes. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho rose from his chair and was about to leave t... Continua a leggere...

Korean Prosecutors Say Park Conspired With Her Friend

The friend is Choi Soon-sil, who is accused of wielding undue influence at the heart of the South Korean government and of personally profiting from her ties to the country's first woman president. She has also resumed her official schedule of events, giving credentials to newly appointed ambassadors (including Jung Jong-hyu, ambassador to the Vatican) and letters of appointment to the second vice... Continua a leggere...

Trump invited to Pacific island to see effects of warming

We emit less than one per cent of total annual global greenhouse gas emissions, but this is all set to rise with the execution of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa told delegates in the rain-soaked Moroccan city of Marrakech that "no politician or citizen, no business manager or investor" can doubt that the world is determined to shift toward a... Continua a leggere...

Zika remains a big threat to public health emergency

And health officials were predicting thousands of more cases, as Zika spread acrossthe Western Hemisphere. An agency advisory committee said it ended the emergency because Zika is now shown to be another unsafe mosquito-borne disease like malaria or yellow fever, and should be treated, like them, as an ongoing problem, not an exceptional situation. Continua a leggere...

Tesla, SolarCity shareholders prepare to vote on merger

The tiles are expected to be available next summer, and Musk said the solar roof may turn out to be cheaper to install and maintain than a traditional one. The all-stock deal was worth $2.6 billion when the companies approved it in August, but the final terms will be determined by the value of Tesla shares on the day the merger goes into effect. Continua a leggere...

Australia wield the axe for third South Africa test

The state's leading run scorer in 2015-16, Renshaw had only just returned to the Queensland team after injury, but his timing, as has so often been the case when out in the middle, has been ideal. Debutants: Nic Maddinson, Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb will be the latest players to wear the baggy green. "Peter's form over the last couple of seasons has been very consistent". Continua a leggere...

PV Sindhu reaches China Open finals after nailbiting match

PV Sindhu reaches China Open finals after nailbiting match Hyun save the first one but Sindhu eventually sealed it with a superb cross court smash. But then, as we have seen in the recent past, she has a strong character, and comes from behind to clinch the match , which is exactly what happened in the encounter against Sung Ji. Continua a leggere...


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