Rare solar eclipse in UAE after 172 years Rare solar eclipse in UAE after 172 years

The event is called an annular solar eclipse and occurs when the moon covers majority of the sun, except its outer edges - creating a bright solar ring around the moon


‘DC Jamalpur' among most-searched news item on Google ‘DC Jamalpur' among most-searched news item on Google

"The ICC World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and India" listed as the most searched topic in Bangladesh


Astronomers make discoveries revealing some mysteries of exoplanets

Astronomers make discoveries revealing some mysteries of exoplanets

These new discoveries are very promising for further studies


Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone? Will 2020 break the curse of the folding phone?

Motorola has announced that it is delaying the launch of the new Razr - an updated version of its 2005 hit clamshell phone which boasts a vertical folding screen


Human HEAD transplant 'could happen in next ten years' Human HEAD transplant 'could happen in next ten years'

One head transplant has already been carried out between two dead bodies, where an 18-hour operation saw the spine, nerves and blood vessels re-connected at Harbin Medical University


China attacks US Space Force as threat to outer space peace China attacks US Space Force as threat to outer space peace

Rising space power China on Monday attacked the newly created U.S. Space Force as a direct threat to outer space peace and security


Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

Europe marks 40th anniversary of first Ariane rocket launch

Europe is fighting back with its Ariane 6, due to take off in 2020


Boeing launches astronaut capsule for Nasa into space Boeing launches astronaut capsule for Nasa into space

Boeing's new Starliner capsule ran into trouble and went off course in orbit minutes after blasting off Friday


France fines Google 150 million euros France fines Google 150 million euros

France's competition authority has fined U.S. tech giant Google 150 million euros


Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267m users Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267m users

The database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime group, according to a blog post on the website Comparitech


Scientists may have found world’s oldest forest

Scientists may have found world’s oldest forest

The new site is an old quarry in the same region, just 25 miles (40 kilometers) further east, near the town of Cairo


Samsung apologises after chairman jailed for union sabotage Samsung apologises after chairman jailed for union sabotage

Samsung Electronics is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung group, by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates known as chaebols that have propelled South Korea's rise to the world's 11th-largest economy


Bronze Age royal tombs unearthed in Greece Bronze Age royal tombs unearthed in Greece

The US researchers say their discovery will provide new clues about early Mycenaean trade and culture


DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

This is the first time an entire ancient human genome has been extracted from anything other than human bone, says the researchers


UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of Data Company UK opens inquiry into Google's takeover of Data Company

Google has also come under regulatory pressure on various fronts in the U.S., where authorities at both the state and federal level have opened investigations into tech giants


Instagram says will fight misinformation with fact-check allies

Instagram says will fight misinformation with fact-check allies

Instagram will also expand an anti-bullying feature developed earlier this year


NASA discovered a black spot on Jupiter 2,200 miles long NASA discovered a black spot on Jupiter

NASA's Juno mission spotted a new cyclone the size of Texas during a close flyby of Jupiter in November


China’s 5G handsets shipments top 5 mln in November

China’s 5G handsets shipments top 5 mln in November

China reported accelerating shipments of 5G handsets in November as smartphone makers race to tap the emerging market


Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica Deepest point on land found in Antarctica

The discovery is illustrated in a new map of the White Continent that reveals the shape of the bedrock under the ice sheet in unprecedented detail


Media role vital to protect children from cyber crimes Media role vital to protect children from cyber crimes

Development activists at a dialogue with media personnel said the mass-media both print and electronics should play their due role 


Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

In a series of posts, he explained the goal is for Twitter to ultimately be subject to this new standard


ISRO to launch one Indian, nine customer satellites in space today ISRO to launch one Indian, nine customer satellites in space

The Indian satellite to be launched by PSLV C48 today – RISAT 2BR1 – is a 628 kg radar imaging earth observation satellite


Pig-monkey hybrids created in China

Pig-monkey hybrids created in China

Only two of the 10 piglets thus born are hybrids - with tissues in the heart, liver, spleen, lung and skin, partly consisting of monkey cells


China's smartphone brand Redmi joins 5G handset, smart speaker race

China's smartphone brand Redmi joins 5G handset, smart speaker race

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi's brand Redmi joins the country's 5G smartphone and smart speaker race to tap emerging markets


NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket 


China releases first 3D images based on Earth observation satellite China releases first 3D images based on Earth observation satellite

The recently launched Gaofen-7 Earth observation satellite is the country’s first civil-use optical transmission three-dimensional surveying and mapping satellite


NASA's Parker solar probe reveals NASA's Parker solar probe reveals "new and surprising" solar mystery

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which has flown closer to the Sun than any spacecraft ever, has beamed back the first observations


Hungary competition authority fines Facebook $4 million Hungary competition authority fines Facebook $4 million

The authority called the fine of 1.2 billion forints ($4.01 million, 3.63 million euros) the largest-ever issued in Hungary in a matter of consumer protection


Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years Uber had 6,000 US sexual assault reports in two years

Uber said it received almost 6,000 reports of sexual assault in the United States in 2017 and 2018


SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'

SpaceX launches beer malt, caring robot and 'mighty mice'

This is SpaceX's 19th supply run for NASA


Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe Sun yields its secrets to Parker Solar Probe

Scientists were also surprised by what they found about the acceleration of the solar wind, the outward stream of protons, electrons and other particles emanating from the Sun


Zuckerberg’s rare interview inside home (Watch) Zuckerberg’s rare interview inside home (Watch)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, discussed the challenges of family life


Google co-founders step down
Google co-founders step down

Pichai will take over from Page as CEO of the holding firm, a Silicon Valley titan that includes Google as well as units focused on "other bets" in areas including self-driving cars and life sciences


NASA to launch NASA to launch "robot hotel" to Int'l Space Station

The Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS), a protective storage unit for critical robotic tools, will be launched on Dec. 4 with SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, according to NASA

 


Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal

The Global Carbon Project's annual analysis of emission trends suggests that CO2 will go up by 0.6% in 2019


Chandrayaan-2: Indian helps Nasa find Moon probe debris Chandrayaan-2: Indian helps Nasa find Moon probe debris

The space agency released a picture showing the site of the rover's impact and the "associated debris field"


TikTok sent US user data to China, lawsuit claims TikTok sent US user data to China, lawsuit claims

Video-sharing app TikTok has been hit with a class action lawsuit in the US that claims it transferred "vast quantities" of user data to China


Scientists search the wild for food plant genes

Scientists search the wild for food plant genes

We are looking to capture as much diversity as possible… populations separated by even a few kilometres (miles) may be genetically quite different


NASA finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram NASA finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram

Almost three months after Chandrayaan 2—India’s second mission to moon— went awry in the last 2.1km of its journey

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