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Define Alzheimer’s by brain changes, not symptoms: experts

TAMPA, United States (AFP) — In an effort to speed research toward a cure for the most common form of dementia, experts urged a new framework Tuesday to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using biological clues, rather than symptoms of memory loss. …

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Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation: study

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Automated accounts or “bots” play a big role in disseminating information on Twitter, accounting for two-thirds of tweets linking to popular websites, a study showed Monday. The Pew Research Center report found bots were a …

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Apple turns green, claiming ‘100% clean energy’

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Apple said Monday it had achieved a goal of “100 percent clean energy” for its facilities around the world. The California tech giant said its retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in …

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Americans world’s biggest TV addicts watching four hours a day

by Taimaz Szirniks and Fiachra Gibbons CANNES, France (AFP) — The average person around the world spent nearly three hours a day in front their television last year, according to a report released Monday. Eurodata TV Worldwide said that television …

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Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Consumer and activist groups called Monday for an investigation into Google-owned YouTube for allowing advertising to be targeted at children in apparent violation of US law. The organizations said that although YouTube claims that the …

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Four things to know about Telegram messenger

by Andrea Palasciano Agence France Presse   MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — The popular messaging app Telegram risks being blocked in Russia after refusing demands to hand over its encryption keys to give the FSB security service access to users’ data. …

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Russian regulator moves to block Telegram messaging app

  by Theo Merz Agence France Presse MOSCOW, Russia (AFP) — Russia’s telecoms watchdog on Friday asked a Moscow court to block the popular messaging app Telegram after the expiry of a deadline for it to give the state security …

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Meteor shower, masasaksihan sa April 22-23

MANILA, Philippines (Eagle News) — Isa na namang space event ang masasaksihan sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng mundo. Ayon sa Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), masasaksihan ang Lyrids Meteor Shower sa gabi ng Abril 22 hanggang madaling araw …

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Milky Way core may harbour thousands of black holes: study

by Mariëtte Le Roux Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Astrophysicists have detected a dozen black holes at the center of our Milky Way galaxy and said Wednesday there could be as many as 10,000. The find provides the …

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Promotional campaign ng iba pang tourist destination sa Western Visayas, hiniling sa DOT

(Eagle News) — Hiniling ng mga opisyal mula sa Western Visayas sa Department of Tourism (DOT) na bigyan ng prayoridad ang iba pang tourist destination sa rehiyon sa kanilang promotional campaign. Kasunod ito ng nakaambang closure ng Boracay. Ayon kay …

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NASA hires Lockheed Martin to build quiet, supersonic plane

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — NASA has inked a deal with Lockheed Martin to develop a supersonic “X-plane” that could break the sound barrier without a sonic boom, officials said Tuesday. The $247.5 million contract allows for the design, building …

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Very rare Qing Dynasty bowl sells for $30.4 million

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — An extremely rare Qing Dynasty bowl made for the Chinese emperor Kangxi fetched US$30.4 million (HK$239 million) at auction Tuesday, Sotheby’s said. The bowl, just under six inches (14.7 cm) in diameter, is decorated with …

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