Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Another executive out amid sexual harassment tension at Google

WASHINGTON Nov 03: Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as...

Giant galaxy supercluster found lurking in early Universe

PARIS Oct 23: Scientists have discovered a primitive "supercluster" of galaxies forming in the early Universe, just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang. The...

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

SAN FRANCISCO Oct 10: Amazon.com Inc’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building...

Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years

STOCKHOLM/LONDON Oct 03: A trio of American, French, and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser...

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people's personal information was...

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

LOS ANGELES Aug 01: Earth's neighbouring planet, Mars, is closer than it has been in the past 15 years, offering unusually bright views of...

French lawmakers ban smartphones in schools

PARIS Jul 31: French schoolchildren will have to leave their smartphones switched off or at home as the new academic year begins in September...

NASA’s newest Mars lander to study quakes on Red Planet

NEW YORK May 05: NASA is poised to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012, an unmanned spacecraft called InSight that aims to...

Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

LONDON Apr 30: Australia's oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland...

´Poker face´ stripped away by new-age tech

VANCOUVER Apr 16: Dolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum tells of a fast-coming time when technology will see right through people no matter how...

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