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Attack on BBC Website was only for testing abilities: Anti-IS Hacking Group

Attack on BBC Website was only for testing abilities: Anti-IS Hacking Group

The recent attack on BBC website was conducted by a hacking group just to test their abilities to carry out a hacking attack. The hacking group named ‘New World Hacking’ has taken responsibility of hacking BBC website and putting it down for several hours using DDoS attack. The group of American hackers said that it wants to target Islamic State. The test was only to test their capabilities, according to a statement sent by the group to a BBC reporter.

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Pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills allowed in Oregon

Pharmacist-prescribed birth control pills allowed in Oregon

Oregon has allowed women over 18 years of age to purchase birth control pills form a pharmacy. Women can fill out a health questionnaire and take year-long supply of birth control pills in Oregon, starting January 1. Women under 18 will require a prescription from a doctor and they can get pharmacist-provided birth control.

California could be next on the list for allowing birth control pills over the counter and a law could be passed within two months in California.

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New Way to measure gravity on distant stars suggested by UBC Researchers

New Way to measure gravity on distant stars suggested by UBC Researchers

Researchers have devised a new technique of measuring gravitational pull at the surface of a distant star. The gravity related data is important in ascertaining the presence of life on planets that orbit the star. The interesting research project was led by University of Vienna's Thomas Kallinger. Researchers from University of British Columbia and astronomers from France, Australia and Germany were also part of the research team.

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Some Technology Products and Ideas tha could Trend at CES Las Vegas

Some Technology Products and Ideas tha could Trend at CES Las Vegas

International CES, the biggest technology show in the world, is set to begin Monday, January. For a complete week, the Las Vegas Strip will turn into a high-tech carnival for almost a week. The stage is all set for CES 2015 and already, there have been a lot of buzz about what exciting things are going to be unveiled this time.

Certain things that are sure shot to amaze you this CES are-

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Woman freed of DUI charges after proving of having Auto-brewery syndrome taking treatment

Woman freed of DUI charges after proving of having Auto-brewery syndrome taking treatment

Some people suffer from an extremely rare condition termed as 'Auto-brewery syndrome' which leads to formation of alcohol in body from carbohydrates. It is only after a New York City woman was charged in drunken and driving case that she came to know that her body brews its own alcohol, meaning she suffers from a rare kind of syndrome known as auto brewery syndrome.

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Social robot’ Nadine can converse with people, adapt their responses and remember previous conversations

Social robot’ Nadine can converse with people, adapt their responses and remember previous conversations

There is a terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ called Nadine that looks and acts like its owner. Nadine sits behind the welcome desk at a Singapore university as a receptionist and is causing a stir. The robot has mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted sideways.

It very well remembers what you talked about last time she saw you and greets you saying a friendly hello. However, there is something odd about Nadine. She is among the latest in a line of so-called ‘social robots’, having personalities and emotions of their own.

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New 3-D Printing Technique to Create Ceramics could help build Next-Gen Spaceships

New 3-D Printing Technique to Create Ceramics could help build Next-Gen Spaceships

From past long time engineers have liked ceramic parts for the strong, light weight and better heat handle properties. Ceramic is ideal for crafting parts of airplanes and rockets and is used in making heat-shielding tiles on the space shuttle. As per the new report, researchers have used a 3-D printer to make customized ceramic parts that have also overcome the Achilles’ heel of ceramic objects: their tendency to crack. The findings could help create a new class of ceramic-body or ceramic-engine jets, perhaps even a hypersonic craft that can fly from New York to Tokyo in a few hours.

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Activision Blizzard Took Over eSports Staple MLG for $46 Million

In a $46 million deal, Activision Blizzard has acquired a majority of Major League Gaming's assets that essentially dissolves the professional gaming organization. Though, it is completely unclear that if Major League Gaming will be completely dissolved and absorbed into the massive company named Activision Blizzard or if it will remain more or less the same, the only fact is that MLG will be backed by funds from Activision. From past couple of months, MLG was under the heavy debt which must have forced the company sign deal with Activision Blizzard.

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Muslim Prayer dispute: Representatives for workers negotiating with company to allow back 190 terminated Cargill employees to work

5A---Muslim Prayer dispute: Representatives for workers negotiating with company to allow back 190 terminated Cargill employees to work

Around 190 employees in Colorado have been laid off over Muslim prayer protest. Cargill Meat Solutions said Thursday that it has made efforts to resolve a workplace prayer dispute with Somali workers at its Fort Morgan meatpacking plant, but resulted into firing of around 190 workers.

The company officials were sorting out the matter with the representatives for the workers, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The dispute centers on the time of day at which workers can pray which keeps on changing with seasons in the Muslim faith.

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Quadrantid meteor shower expected to peak on January 4

Quadrantid meteor shower expected to peak on January 4

In what would be the first celestial event to be seen in the New Year, the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak in the pre-dawn hours on January 4. Scientists have suggested sky-watchers to observe this meteor shower from midnight and on through to sunrise on Monday morning so as to have the best view.

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