Google will not develop artificial intelligence for oil

Google will no longer develop custom AI tools to accelerate oil and gas extraction, the company reported Tuesday, taking distance from its cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon. The announcement was made after a report Tuesday that documents how the three tech companies harness artificial…

Mississippi, the last American state to renounce the Confederate emblem

Mississippi’s elected officials finally gave up the Confederate emblem that had appeared on their flag for 126 years. The House of Representatives and the State Senate voted on Sunday for a bill that will send the current flag to oblivion.┬áThe legislation has gained support from…

Deaths in Italy exceed the death rate

The Italian government reported that during March and April there was a surplus of 46,909 deaths compared to the country’s normal death rate, according to a new report that believes most could be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian social security and welfare agency…

Massive Drop In Smart Phone Sales

The global market for ‘smartphones’ has experienced a decrease of 13% compared to the previous year, according to data from the first quarter of 2020, which means sales below 300 million units. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mobile phone market,…

German firm begins testing possible virus vaccine

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said today that it has started testing a possible coronavirus vaccine in volunteers. The 12 participants in the clinical trial in Germany received doses of the possible BNT162 vaccine since April 23, explained BioNTech, which works with the American Pfizer. Several…

Who owns the Amazon?

The leaders of the planet will meet over the next few days in New York to discuss major global issues. The Amazon rain forest that burns must concern us all, according to the French president. Does it only concern Brazilians, as President Jair Bolsonaro asserts?…

Alaska records its warmest month ever

July was the hottest month in Alaska , according to the United States National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sea ice melted, fish from the Bering Strait swam in temperatures above normal, so did the children in the coastal town of Nome, the…

Workers who went to Trump’s speech in Pennsylvania were told they had to attend, use their vacations or not receive payment

Workers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant, where President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday, were told that if they did not attend the event, they had to use their vacations or not receive any payment for that day. At least some of the workers who attended…

US bank cancels credit card debts of Canadian customers

A US bank has decided to cancel all credit card debts of its Canadian customers as part of a withdrawal from this market. New York-based Chase Bank announced it was canceling all unpaid debts owed by users of its two credit cards in Canada. As…

US Government proposes to collect DNA samples from migrants in custody

The Justice Department announced Monday officially is proposing a new rule that authorizes the Department of Homeland Security United States (DHS) to collect DNA samples from the migrants in their custody. The announcement states that DNA samples will be entered into the FBI’s DNA database….

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