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Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

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Atomic bonds forming and breaking captured on video for the first time

Atoms are known for forming bonds and breaking apart, but because this happens on such a tiny scale, it’s difficult to study and record. Now, researchers have managed to capture atoms forming and breaking bonds on video for the first time.

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NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

After two days of review, NASA and SpaceX have mutually decided to proceed with the company’s historic flight on May 27th of launching two astronauts to the International Space Station from Florida. However, there is still a lot of work to complete over t

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Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a pe

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Not Watching Netflix? Streamer Offers to Cancel Inactive Accounts

There are a few hundred thousand people who are paying for Netflix but not using the service to stream movies or TV shows. Netflix is offering to help them cancel their subscriptions.

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Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.

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X-37B space plane launches on its most ambitious mission to date | Engadget

The X-37B space plane has launched carrying its most experiments ever -- and an endurance record to challenge.

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Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

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Ancient human genomes shed new light on East Asia's history

First large-scale ancient genome analyses from China chart migrations of early farmers.

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Israeli scientists think they know why virus is severe for some, mild for others

Hoping to point way to drug therapy, Weizmann team says it found cells called in to fight coronavirus in lungs may actually worsen disease, sparking 'storm' that can lead to death

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T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity | Science

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus

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Attention Aspiring Astronauts: Challenge Yourself With SpaceX's ISS Docking Simulator

Before SpaceX sends its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, see what the astronauts onboard will experience with this free docking simulator.

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Amazon Prime Video releases Zoom backgrounds for 'Fleabag,' 'Maisel,' and more

Amazon Prime Video created Zoom backgrounds for fan-favorite shows like "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fleabag," and more.

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Facebook’s social Zoom competitor Messenger Rooms goes live globally | TechCrunch

Zoom was never meant to be a social network, but the enterprise video chat app has become essential software for those looking to stay in touch with friends and family during the pandemic. Today, Facebook looks to steal back the service’s social video cha

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Israeli Researchers Develop Tech That Turns Tap Water Into A Strong Disinfectant

Researchers at Bar Ilan University say their method produces water-based, environmentally safe disinfectants that can kill bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses.

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How to Set Up Face ID to Work With a Face Mask

In the course of a few months, most of us have become used to wearing a mask when outside our home or business. Here's how to get Face ID to work with it on!

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How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

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Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares - The Verge

Microsoft is adding a reply-all email storm block feature to Exchange Online and Office 365. It’s designed to stop people from replying to big email threads and clogging up inboxes and email servers.

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Exer launches AI-based fitness coach on your mobile phone | VentureBeat

Just in time for the home exercise craze, Exer has launched its AI-based fitness coach that shows you how to do exercises properly at home.

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Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble! | WIRED

Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

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Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone | Engadget

After months of limited availability, Facebook's redesigned desktop website is now rolling out to all of the social media platform's users.

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Radio Wave Breakthrough Helps Stabilize Fusion Reactions

Scientists have used radio frequency waves and temperature to stabilize the volatile plasma that swirls inside fusion reactors like tokamaks and stellarators.

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The American Museum of Natural History Is Hosting a Virtual Field Trip to Mars

If you're looking for a change of scenery, join the American Museum of Natural History on May 8 to explore the surface of Mars without leaving home.

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When Schools Reopen, Don't Ditch Online Learning | WIRED

Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keeps students flexible and engaged.

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To fight COVID-19, your iPhone will share medical info during emergency calls

If you haven’t filled out the Health app’s Medical ID feature, there’s no better time.

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How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

Steve Anderson paints his toenails blue and works alone out of a former children's photo studio. He's also the second-best venture capitalist in the world.

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Israeli Bio-Defense Lab Says It Found An Antibody That 'Neutralizes' The Coronavirus | Health News

The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) announced that it completed a 'groundbreaking scientific development' toward a potential COVID-19 treatment.

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Microsoft to buy Israeli cybersecurity startup CyberX

The U.S. software giant is expected to pay $165 million for the internet of things cybersecurity platform company

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Chaos reigns in detailed new views of Jupiter's icy moon Europa | Space

Reprocessed images from NASA's Galileo spacecraft show the chaos terrain of Jupiter's icy moon Europa in preparation for a new mission to the mysterious world.

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Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab

In an exclusive interview, the face of America’s COVID-19 response cautions against the rush for states to reopen, and offers his tips for handling the pandemic's information deluge.

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Israeli Initiative Taps Into Global 'Maker Army' For Tech-Driven COVID-19 Solutions

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is leveraging its vast network of tech talent to develop and manufacture affordable products to provide much-relief during the pandemic. | NoCamels

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Here’s why an affordable 5G iPhone is the only right move for Apple | VentureBeat

Apple is supposedly planning an entry-level 5G iPhone at an aggressive price point. There are good reasons this should happen, and China is one of them.

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Independence Day: 72 Israeli Technologies Fighting COVID-19 | Health News

Israel is home to close to 200 startups and companies with wide-ranging solutions to offer in the battle against the disease, not to mention the dozens of scientific initiatives.

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South Korea says recovered coronavirus patients who tested positive again did not relapse: Tests picked up 'dead virus fragments'

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was worried the virus was reactivating after people recovered, but scientists dismissed the fear.

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Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

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LinkedIn has an AI to help make you better at job interviews | Engadget

If you’re searching for a job during these challenging times, LinkedIn might be able to help. Microsoft’s social network has unveiled AI-powered tools that can help you both meet potential employers and prepare for any tricky interview questions.

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Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims - The Verge

Zoom quietly updated a blog post earlier this month that claimed it had 300 million users. After The Verge spotted the edit, Zoom admitted the error and issued a statement to explain the confusion. It means that rivals like Microsoft and Google are a lot

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: Touch free access for games and elevators in a post-Covid world

Israeli startup Sonarax is ready for a touchless new world with its ready-to-install ultrasonic data-transmission technology.

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Instagram Star Erika Santos On How Social Media Influencers Must Change To Thrive In A Post-Pandemic World

Fashion and travel blogger Erika Santos reflects on the ever-changing social media landscape and her future role as an influencer in a post-pandemic world.

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The Real Reason Apple Made the iPhone SE So Cheap

Over the past few years, Apple has methodically pivoted its business strategy away from getting you to replace your iPhone as frequently as possible. Instead, it’s maximizing the money it makes in a…

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Israel At 72: Coronavirus-Fighting Ingenuity Reinforces Israel As The 'Collaboration Nation'

Throughout its 72 years, Israel has proven that necessity is the mother of invention; it was clear that Israeli entrepreneurs would enlist in the battle against COVID-19.

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Lockdown only made corona crisis worse, claim experts - ISRAEL21c

Israeli professors’ mathematical model shows quarantine effects more damaging than the disease, which could better be controlled by precautions.

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Apple reportedly delaying production of its 2020 iPhones

Apple is reportedly delaying production of this year's iPhones, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on businesses around the world.

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New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study

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Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid, per our commenters, said Scott’s performance was better than St

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Apple and Google build more privacy and flexibility into Bluetooth contact tracing tech | VentureBeat

Apple and Google will bring more privacy and public health official control for Bluetooth contact tracing apps. An early iOS version is due out Tuesday.

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Israeli Team Developing Coronavirus Vaccine Raises $12M For New Startup, To Begin Summer Trials

The new company, MigVax, is an affiliate of The Migal Galilee Research Institute and will pioneer the effort to develop the vaccine.

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Spinal therapy tested on pigs and corpses banned in the UK - ICIJ

A controversial therapy for children with curved spines that featured in the Implant Files investigation has been banned in the United Kingdom.

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How to download Aadhaar Card Online? - InfyInfo

You can have an electronic copy of Aadhaar on your devices, Find out how to download aadhaar card online from uidai website.

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Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the tech giant is removing posts that look to promote or organize protests against stay-at-home orders

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Facebook to flag fake coronavirus news to users who 'like' or react to hoaxes, sending them to WHO page

Facebook announced the latest effort to clamp down on the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, saying it will warn users if they have "liked, reacted or commented" on content that have been deemed "harmful" and removed by the tech gian

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Astronaut study suggests spaceflight permanently alters the human brain

Scientists discovered a major effect that long duration spaceflight has on astronauts' brains, altering the volume of fluids around the brain.

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Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future | TechCrunch

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of focused social networks.

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Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA | WIRED

Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.

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Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

While social distancing you have some choices when it comes to video calls on the Zoom app, like deciding to use your laptop or mobile phone.

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Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - CNN

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers - The Verge

Twitter removed a privacy feature from its data-sharing settings that let users opt out of sending advertising measurement and engagement data to its partners.

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Pinterest shares jump as company issues early first-quarter guidance

Pinterest said that it hasn't seen much exposure to the advertising segments most hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, including travel, automotive and restaurants.

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How Google's Latest Algorithm Update Will Affect Your SEO Efforts | Inc.

Google's algorithm has shifted many times over the years. That means that what worked yesterday won't necessarily work tomorrow.

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Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

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Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Coronavirus news: Watch these spring breakers’ phone signals disperse across the US

As of Thursday evening, more than 86,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the US, per the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. That makes the US now the epicenter of what's become a global pandemic.

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Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Everyone is using the video conferencing platform right now. The reasons why are a lesson for every business.

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus -- ScienceDaily

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of infection such as SARS, steroids

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Chloroquine Known as Effective Against Coronavirus Since 2005

Anti-malarial drug chloroquine is effective as a prophylactic and treatment for coronavirus and the medical establishment has known since...

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French study finds anti-malarial and antibiotic combo could reduce COVID-19 duration | TechCrunch

A new study whose results were published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents has found early evidence that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, a popular anti-malaria drug known under the trade name Plaqenuil, and antibiotic azithromyci

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STUNNING! NY Doctor Vladimir Zelenko Finds 100% Success Rate in 350 Patients Using Hydroxychloroquine with Zinc (VIDEO)

Over the weekend Dr. Vladimir Zelenko from New York state announced he has found a treatment against the coronavirus with a 100% success rate on 350 patients. Dr. Zelenko joined Sean Hannity earlier today on his radio program to discuss the results from h

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Instagram to remove coronavirus related content from recommendations

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Tuesday it would remove coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and its "explore" option, unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

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Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice - The Verge

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

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Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

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Robots deployed at Texas hotel to zap pathogens amid coronavirus outbreak

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, a robot designed as a powerful way to clean hospital rooms is being sent into hotel rooms.

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One of Darwin's evolution theories finally proved by Cambridge researcher

Scientists have proved one of Charles Darwin's theories of evolution for the first time—nearly 140 years after his death.

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The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming - Issue 83: Intelligence - Nautilus

Dennis Carroll doesn’t mean to sound callous when he says the coronavirus outbreak was predictable. And he doesn’t. He sounds…

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    Bug causes Facebook to mark some posts on coronavirus as spam

    A bug in Facebook's anti-spam system caused the platform to mistakenly mark some posts from individuals and publishers about the novel coronavirus as spam on Tuesday, a top Facebook official said.

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      iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: Important differences to help you decide which one to buy

      We compare the specs and features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to help you choose the best Apple phone.

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      Apple shifts WWDC 2020 to online, will livestream keynote and sessions | VentureBeat

      Coronavirus concerns have forced Apple to change its developers event, which previously brought thousands of people to San Jose from around the world.

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      Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

      Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975 with Paul Allen, who died in 2018. Gates is also leaving the board of Berkshire Hathaway.

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      Google’s next streaming player will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote - The Verge

      After years of pushing Chromecast into living rooms, Google is reportedly going to switch gears and focus on Android TV in 2020 with a new device that comes with a remote control.

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      Check out Spotify’s totally redesigned home screen

      Spotify's massive redesign of its mobile app is rolling right along. On Monday, the music streamer announced an update to the app's home screen As part of Spotify's redesign, users will be greeted with an easier-to-use and more personalized mix of content

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      How to clean and sanitize your iPhone without damaging it

      This step by step guide with images covers several ways to clean and sanitize your iPhone or other smartphone without damaging it.

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      If your 3rd-gen iPad Air has a faulty screen, Apple might fix it for free

      Some iPad Airs last year will develop a blank screen problem – but Apple will take care of it for you.

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      Apple: Rejecting coronavirus apps that aren’t from health organizations

      "Apps with information about current medical information need to be submitted by a recognized institution," Apple said in a screenshot seen by CNBC.

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      9 of the Best Space Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now

      Explore black holes, hang out with the Curiosity rover, and get to know the team behind the Apollo missions with these space documentaries on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Disney+.

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      When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer

      NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

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      Early Facebook employees: Where are the first 20 now?

      Facebook launched 16 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. Here's where the company's first 20 employees ended up.