A woman checks her Instagram account as she stands on a street in New York city on October 4, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

Facebook services are back online after the operations were disrupted by configuration changes on backbone routers, the company said.

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Thomas Perlmann (R), the Secretary of the Nobel Committee, stands next to a screen displaying the winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine David Julius (L) and Ardem Patapoutian, during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 4, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian jointly won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch, announced the award-giving group on Monday.

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On June 15, 2022, Microsoft will officially retire Internet Explorer after over 25 years of existence. This is a natural continuation of Microsoft’s strategy as they launched Edge, their new browser with Windows 10, to slowly replace IE and compete with modern browsers like Chrome or Firefox. Is Edge a contender to Google Chrome, or will the threat come from another company?

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yrian health workers tend to Covid-19 patients at the Ariha medical centre in the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on September 13, 2021. LEHTIKUVA / AFP

A protein that may critically contribute to severe forms of COVID-19 has recently been identified by the University of Kent's School of Biosciences and the Institute of Medical Virology at Goethe-University.

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Junco on a stump in spring. The songbird is among the species experiencing changes caused by climate conditions.

Research has revealed some "warm-blooded" animals are shapeshifting and getting larger beaks, legs, and ears to better regulate their body temperatures as the planet gets hotter.

The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Trends in Ecology and Evolution'.

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COVID-19 infection does not appear to affect the lung function of young adults, according to a recent study by clinical researchers.

These findings were recently presented at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress.

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The reusable cloth masks people have been using for the past year or more may look a little worse for the wear. But new research from the University of Colorado Boulder finds that washing and drying them doesn't reduce their ability to filter out viral particles.

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Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car.

Automobile giant Mercedes-Benz, recently at the IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich, Germany, displayed the next iteration of its Vision AVTR concept car, first shown at CES 2020.

According to Mashable, Mercedes-Benz has stated that the car now has tech that lets you perform certain tasks just by thinking about them.

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Findings of a recent study suggest that humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, provided that the spacecraft has sufficient shielding and the round trip is shorter than approximately four years.

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