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Britain to outlaw 'wild west' practices on internet (08:04)
London, May 21 (IANS) British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said Britain is to introduce new laws to make social media safer by outlawing "wild west" elements of the internet.

China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side (07:10)
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth.

CSCs in 2.5 lakh digitised villages by end-2018: Prasad (23:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The network of Common Service Centres (CSCs) is to be expanded to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of 2018, IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday.

Kalki stresses importance of eco-friendly fashion (18:42)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin says adapting environmentally conscious fashion can make the world a better place.

Scientific research has three-fold objective, President tells IISER graduates (18:00)IANS Photo Service
Mohali, May 20 (IANS) Scientific research has three major objectives which should serve as a guiding light, President Ram Nath Kovind told graduating students of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at their seventh convocation here on Sunday.

400 mn-year-old marine animal fossil found in China (17:10)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently found a fossilised body piece of an extinct class of marine animal known as Cystoidea or cystoids in southwest China's Guizhou Province.

Indian kids recall experience at US space centre (17:00)
By Nivedita Singh
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Not everyone gets a chance to live the life of an astronaut, operate space shuttles and rockets, and experience moonwalk but 23 students from different schools across India got this once-in-a-lifetime learning experience at a space camp in the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC).

Apple sued over alleged keyboard problem in MacBooks (16:50)
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple alleging that MacBook and MacBook Pro's "butterfly" keyboard design is "prone to fail".

Bacteria in placenta responsible for preterm births: Study (16:26)
London, May 20 (IANS) Scientists have found a higher number of pathogenic bacteria in placentas from women who delivered prematurely, supporting the presumption that maternal infection may cause preterm birth -- less than 37 weeks gestation.

'Benefits will outweigh costs of extended trading in equity derivatives' (14:08)
By Rituraj Baruah and Rohit Vaid
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Even as the equity brokers are trying to figure out a way to cope with the longer trading hours on equity derivatives, many feel the benefit of "real-time" alignment with global markets would outweigh infrastructure challenges.

Scientists convert plant matter into chemicals (14:08)
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) A team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Sandia National Laboratories in California has demonstrated a new technology based on bio-engineered bacteria that can make it economically feasible to produce chemicals from renewable plant sources.

India's ICT ranking could see big jump if smartphones are taken into account (12:24)
By Faisal Kawoosa
The new draft telecom policy released by the Department of Telecom is a lucid, comprehensive attempt that balances the present hard realities with the aspirations of the future. There is a wide base of population that needs to connect while the already connected want to climb up the technology ladder to stand at par with global advances.

Explore British Columbia first if you're a techie from India: Minister (11:46)
By V.S. Chandrasekar
Vancouver, May 20 (IANS) British Columbia, a major global hub for tech companies, is looking to woo more and more global capital and is keen on inviting Indian tech giants and talent into the Canadian province, says a senior minister of the province.

China's Meitu, British Museum launch smartphone for women (11:26)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Chinese technology company Meitu and the British Museum have launched a limited edition smartphone specifically for women that comes with Artificial Intelligence (AI) beautification technology.

This protein can treat triple-negative breast cancer (11:18)
New York, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a remedy to thwart the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death among women.

We need two quarters to fully take off in India: Chinese smartphone Honor (11:02)
By Manish GuptaIANS Photo Service
London, May 20 (IANS) China's top-selling smartphone Honor, which aims to expand aggressively in India this year, will be ready to take off in the next two quarters, the company's president believes.

Apple pays $1.77bn of total $15bn tax fine to Ireland (10:44)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 20 (IANS) Apple has paid $1.77 billion of total $15 billion to the Irish government as it begins to collect tax and interest into an escrow account set up to hold the sum.

Smoking pot before 15 may up drug problem risk later (10:02)
Toronto, May 20 (IANS) If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said.

Snap CEO approved unpopular redesign despite warnings: Report (16:26)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel approved its major redisgn that plunged the compnay's growth even after reciving warnings from engineers and a mediocre performance result during pre-launch tests, claims a new report in The Information.

'Women use Tinder to confirm attractiveness, men for casual sex' (16:02)IANS Photo Service
London, May 19 (IANS) Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found.

NASA exoplanet hunter swings by Moon, clicks first image (15:10)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 19 (IANS) On a mission to find thousands of new planets, NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has successfully completed a lunar flyby, bringing the satellite a step closer to searching for new worlds, NASA has said.

Russia can help India in nuclear medicine, says Indian expert (14:44)
By Biswajit Choudhury
Sochi (Russia), May 19 (IANS) Given the current high costs of making radioisotopes used in nuclear medicine, there is considerable scope of collaboration between India and Russia for their manufacture at affordable cost, according to an Indian expert.

Xiaomi's new flagship to come with in-display fingerprint sensor (14:44)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Xiaomi's next flagship, anticipated to be named "Mi 8", will reportedly be launched with an in-display fingerprint sensor according to a four-second YouTube video.

Activists from 8 countries call on Facebook to fix moderation (14:18)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) A coalition of activists from eight countries, including India and Myanmar, has called on Facebook to put in place a transparent and consistent approach to moderation.

Google working on standalone AR headset 'Google A65': Report (11:34)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset, code named "Google A65," according to documents obtained by German news site WinFuture.

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