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2 Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut return from International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut touched down Saturday on the steppe of Kazakhstan following a half-year mission on the International Space Station, footage broadcast by the Russian space agency showed. Russia’s Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov as well as NASA’s Kate Rubins landed on barren land at 0455 GMT around 150 kilometres (90 miles) southeast of the town ...

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Google doodle celebrateing Pahela Baishakh

Search engine giant Google is celebrating Bangla New Year Pahela Baishakh. Replacing its regular home page graphic, google introduced a special doodle featuring mask of Mangal Shobhajatra. The doodle, made visible early Wednesday. Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, ...

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Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive” statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules. The lawsuit, filed by Muslim Advocates in Washington, D.C., Superior Court on Thursday, claims Zuckerberg and other senior executives “have engaged in ...

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Facebook data on more than 500M accounts found online

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. The information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that information is. The availability of the data set was ...

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Google changes doodle on Bangladesh Independence Day

Google, global internet service provider and navigation giant, has changed its doodle celebrating golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s Independence. Every time, Google keeps on changing its doodle marking important occasions of every country, including Bangladesh. A statement has been issued by Google celebrating golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh. Text of the statement reads as follows: Today’s Doodle marks the 50th ...

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Mars’ ‘missing’ water is buried beneath surface: study

Billions of years ago, Mars was home to lakes and oceans — but where all the water went to transform the planet into the desolate rock we know today has been something of a mystery. Most of it was thought to have been lost to space, but a new study funded by NASA proposes that it didn’t go anywhere but ...

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Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

More than 3,000 UK email servers remain at risk from the global Microsoft Exchange email flaw, officials believe. The National Cyber Security Centre said it estimated 7,000 servers had been affected by the flaw in the UK and only half had been secured. It said malicious software had been detected on 2,300 machines but it had helped businesses remove it. ...

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Mars rover Perseverance goes for a ‘spin’

The Mars rover Perseverance has successfully conducted its first test drive on the Red Planet, the US space agency NASA said Friday. The six-wheeled rover travelled about 6.5 meters (21.3 feet) in 33 minutes on Thursday, NASA said. It drove four meters forward, turned in place 150 degrees to the left, and then backed up 2.5 meters, leaving tire tracks ...

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India launches 19 satellites into space

India Sunday successfully launched into space as many as 19 satellites, including the 637-kg Amazonia-1 for Brazil. The 19 satellites were launched on board the state-owned Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) polar satellite launch vehicle PSLV-C51 around 10.30 am (IST) from the southern spaceport of Sriharkota. This was ISRO’s first commercial mission in 2021 and PSLV’s 53rd. PSLV will put ...

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Google and Facebook pay for news

Australia has passed a world-first law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms. The news code legislation had been fiercely opposed by the US tech giants, reports BBC. Last week Facebook blocked all news content to Australians over the row, but reversed its decision this week after negotiations with the government. Following those talks, ...

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