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Zuckerberg apologises for #Facebook #Cambridge Analytica scandal in written testimony

Before his much-anticipated appearance on Capitol Hill this week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has provided written testimony to Congress in which he apologises for failing to prevent the collection of tens of millions of users’ personal data by a data analytics company. 97 more words

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US aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to make historic Vietnam visit - an annotated infographic

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will reportedly make a historic visit to Vietnam as part of the Navy’s largest multinational disaster response exercises in the Indo-Pacific region. 8 more words

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India’s tricky mission to Moon’s south pole with the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft- an annotated infographic

On the first day of next month, 1 April 2018, India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will attempt to land a briefcase-sized rover onto the Moon’s surface, 600km from the lunar south pole, while an orbiter above searches for water – vital to future manned missions. 79 more words

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Prehistoric cave art in Spain suggests Neanderthals were artists - an annotated infographic

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world’s oldest known cave paintings – suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own. 189 more words

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Discovery of DNA double helix - 65th anniversary of Crick and Watson's landmark work - an annotated infographic

The 65th anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA by James D. Watson, Francis H.C. Crick, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins takes place as scientists debate the ethics of new gene editing techniques. 149 more words

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New generation of plant breeding - GMO crops in the dock - an annotated infographic

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) – the highest court within the European Union – is to rule on whether crops developed using so-called “New Breeding Techniques” like CRISPR/Cas are the same as those achieved through traditional plant breeding. 239 more words

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