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“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”
— Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of USA
How about eating one sun a day? Read on,
Intel takes a 0.39% stake in Reliance’s Jio for $253.5 million dollars, thus becoming the 12th entity to buy a stake in Jio.
Still on Jio, the telecom giant has launched JioMeet. The service offers unlimited talk time and a 100 person limit. Users pointed that the service is almost a ‘Xerox’ copy of Zoom, when it comes to UI. They could have at least changed the date in the ‘Schedule’ icon
Master, Slave, Blacklist…. These are not racial tones. But jargons used in coding in the IT world. Twitter is dropping these words in its code. Now ‘master/slave’ will be replaced by ‘leader/follower’ or ‘primary/replica’, while ‘blacklist’ will be replaced by ‘denylist’
Botswana’s mysterious elephant deaths
Botswana has reported a mysterious death of nearly 400 elephants in the country’s famous Okavango Delta. Most of these elephants were observed to be weak, lethargic and disoriented. Poaching was ruled out, as the carcasses of these elephants remained intact.
Okavango Delta is UNESCO World Heritage Center and is Africa’s last remaining great wildlife habitat. Botswana has the largest elephant population in the world.
Eating one sun a day
Astronomers have discovered an ultramassive blackhole, named J2157… and this one seems to have an enormous appetite. Located approximately 700 million light years away, this blackhole devours stars that are equivalent to the mass of one sun each day.
Scientists discovered the presence of this blackhole from the ESO’s very large telescope located in Chile.
Dear Phobos, smile please.
A potato? a stone? No, its a moon. ISRO has released the photo of Phobos, the biggest moon of Mars. The image was taken from the successful Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). Remember the MOM was designed to operate for only 6 months, but is in its 6th year now.
The picture shows multiple craters indicating that Phobos took multiple hits in its lifetime from celestial objects.
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