Snapchat teams up with Damian Hirst to make virtual ‘spin art’ at home 

Snapchat teams up with Damian Hirst on a new augmented reality experience that allows anyone to make their own ‘Spin art’ at home Snapchat launched an AR lens that allows people to create their own Spin art  Social media platform partnered with renowned British artist Damien Hirst    the augmented reality feature has been launched globally to all … Read more Snapchat teams up with Damian Hirst to make virtual ‘spin art’ at home 

International group of fact-checkers launch a WhatsApp chatbot to combat coronavirus misinformation

International group of fact-checkers launch a myth-busting WhatsApp bot that lets users query terms like ‘masks’ to pull up trustworthy information on coronavirus The bot is designed by Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checkers Network It can be queried by WhatsApp users and pulls from the IFCN’s database IFCN’s chatbot also directs users to their local fact-check … Read more International group of fact-checkers launch a WhatsApp chatbot to combat coronavirus misinformation

Apple launches an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro designed with a Magic Keyboard and double the storage

Apple launches an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro designed with a Magic Keyboard, double the storage and the powerful 10th-generation Intel processor Apple has launched a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro starting at $1,299 It includes  8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but can be upgraded  The laptop also includes a  10th-generation Intel Core processor The anticipated feature … Read more Apple launches an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro designed with a Magic Keyboard and double the storage

Alien life might thrive on ‘super-Earths’ made of pure hydrogen

Laboratory studies reveal microbes can live in extremely hostile environments such as 100 per cent hydrogen.  This finding has implications in the search for extraterrestrial life and expands the amount of planets in which life could thrive to include those previously disregarded. Many planets have been found with an atmosphere made almost entirely of hydrogen, … Read more Alien life might thrive on ‘super-Earths’ made of pure hydrogen

Remarkably well-preserved wreck of a 2,000-year-old Ancient Roman ‘sewn ship’ unearthed in Croatia 

Remarkably well-preserved wreck of a 2,000-year-old Ancient Roman ‘sewn ship’ that was stitched together using ropes and wooden nails is unearthed in Croatia The vessel was unearthed next to an ancient pier in the waterfront of Poreč Experts are calling the ship Croatia’s greatest archaeological find of the century The vessel’s hull was essentially ‘sewn’ together … Read more Remarkably well-preserved wreck of a 2,000-year-old Ancient Roman ‘sewn ship’ unearthed in Croatia 

Fossil remains of 22 Ice Age SLOTHS the size of elephants found preserved in asphalt in Ecuador 

The fossil remains of 22 Ice Age sloths the size of elephants have been found preserved in asphalt in Ecuador, researchers have reported. The specimens — which included 15 adults, 5 juveniles and two newborns or fetuses — were unearthed from the Tanque Loma site on the country’s Santa Elena peninsula. Weighing in at several tons, … Read more Fossil remains of 22 Ice Age SLOTHS the size of elephants found preserved in asphalt in Ecuador 

Climate change lets toxic green algae thrive in the Arabian Sea

Shrinking snow caps in the Himalayas are causing the spread of toxic green algae so big it can be seen from space, a new study has found. US research based on NASA images found blooms of the marine species Noctiluca scintillans, known as ‘sea sparkle’, lining coastlines around the Arabian Sea. Noctiluca scintillans, a millimetre-size … Read more Climate change lets toxic green algae thrive in the Arabian Sea

Uber will require all drivers to wear face masks in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

Uber will require all drivers and riders to wear face masks in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and is developing technology to ensure they are obeying the rules Uber reportedly approved the feature last week to ensure masks are worn  It will force both drivers and passengers to verify they are covering their mouths It is expected … Read more Uber will require all drivers to wear face masks in the wake of the coronavirus crisis

Astrophotographer captures detailed pictures of the Moon’s craters

A photographer has taken the world’s clearest pictures of the moon’s craters by combining multiple shots of the lunar line where light meets dark.  Californian-based astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy stacked thousands of pictures together over lunar phases to show the moon’s surface in all its glory. The lunar enthusiast took two weeks’ worth of frames of … Read more Astrophotographer captures detailed pictures of the Moon’s craters