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Ukrainian mathematician awarded prestigious Fields Medal

Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Viazovska has been named one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described a the Nobel Prize in mathematics
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In this photo released by EPFL shows Ukrainian mathematician Maryna Sergiivna Viazovska in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 13, 2022. Viazovska was named Tuesday as one of four recipients of the prestigious Fields Medal, which is often described a the Nobel Prize in mathematics. (EPFL/Fred Merz)
July 04

NASA satellite breaks from orbit around Earth, heads to moon

A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully broke free from its orbit around Earth and is headed toward the moon
July 04
Rocket Lab's Electron rocket waits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)
July 04

Outages disrupt services at Japan's No. 2 telecoms carrier

A weekend outage at Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. was still preventing many of its customers from making calls Monday
July 04
A person walks past an "au" mobile brand operator shop, of KDDI Corp., Monday, July 4, 2022, in Tokyo. Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls Monday after a massive outage throughout the weekend that affected nearly 40 million people, disrupting deliveries, weather reports and other services across the country. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 04

Outages disrupt services at Japan's No. 2 telecoms carrier

A weekend outage at Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. was still preventing many of its customers from making calls Monday
July 04
A person walks past an "au" mobile brand operator shop, of KDDI Corp., Monday, July 4, 2022, in Tokyo. Many users of Japan’s No. 2 mobile carrier KDDI Corp. were still having trouble making calls Monday after a massive outage throughout the weekend that affected nearly 40 million people, disrupting deliveries, weather reports and other services across the country. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
July 03

Ruling could dampen government efforts to rein in Big Tech

The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet
July 03
FILE - Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 21, 2021. The Supreme Court’s latest climate change ruling could dampen efforts by federal agencies to rein in the tech industry, which went largely unregulated for decades as the government tried to catch up to changes wrought by the internet. Under Chair Khan, the FTC also has widened the door to more actively writing new regulations in what critics say is a broader interpretation of the agency’s legal authority. (Graeme Jennings/Washington Examiner via AP, Pool, File)
July 02

Virgin Orbit rocket launches 7 US defense satellites

A Virgin Orbit rocket carrying seven U.S. Defense Department satellites has been launched from a special Boeing 747 flying off the Southern California coast
July 02
July 01

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

Companies that want to sell shampoo bottles, food products and other items wrapped in plastic in California will have to cut down their use of the material
July 01
FILE—Plastic bottles of shampoo are displayed at Compton's Market in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2022. California lawmakers approved a measure, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, requiring companies selling plastics used for single-use products like eating utensils, food containers and shampoo bottles to cut down their use of the polluting product by 25% if they want to continue selling in California starting the next decade. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 01

FCC gives go-ahead to SpaceX’s internet service

FCC grants permission for SpaceX to provide Starlight internet service to moving vehicles.
July 01
VIDEO:  FCC gives go-ahead to SpaceX’s internet service
July 01

India bans some single-use plastic in effort to cut waste

India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as a part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people
July 01
Workers of a helmet store paste degradable plastic substitute material on a glass in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, June 30, 2022. India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as a part of a longer federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
July 01

India bans some single-use plastic as part of broader plan

India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as a part of a federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people
July 01
Workers of a helmet store paste degradable plastic substitute material on a glass in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, June 30, 2022. India banned some single-use or disposable plastic products Friday as a part of a longer federal plan to phase out the ubiquitous material in the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
June 30

California sets nation's toughest plastics reduction rules

Companies that want to sell shampoo bottles, food products and other items wrapped in plastic in California will have to cut down their use of the material
June 30
FILE—Plastic bottles of shampoo are displayed at Compton's Market in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 17, 2022. California lawmakers approved a measure, on Thursday, June 30, 2022, requiring companies selling plastics used for single-use products like eating utensils, food containers and shampoo bottles to cut down their use of the polluting product by 25% if they want to continue selling in California starting the next decade. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 30

Crewless robotic Mayflower ship reaches Plymouth Rock

A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock
June 30
Mayflower Autonomous Ship motors freely, Thursday, June 30, 2022, about twenty miles off the coast of Plymouth, Mass., after a crew-less journey from Plymouth, England. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 30

Peru home build vexed by 'the neighbors' -- Inca-era mummies

Hipólito Tica saved for decades to build a proper house in Peru's capital
June 30
FILE - Archaeologists excavate ancient bones and vessels from a previous Inca culture that were discovered by city workers digging a natural gas line in the Brena neighborhood of Lima, Peru, Feb. 11, 2020. About 300 archaeological finds, some 2,000 years old, have been reported over the past decade during the building of thousands of kilometers (miles) of natural gas pipelines in the capital. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)
June 30

Big cats in urban jungle: LA mountain lions, Mumbai leopards

Los Angeles and Mumbai, India, are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus people where large felines breed, hunt and maintain territory within urban boundaries
June 30
A leopard is seen walking across a ridge in Aarey colony near Sanjay Gandhi National Park overlooking Mumbai city, India, May, 12, 2018. Los Angeles and Mumbai, India are the world’s only megacities of 10 million-plus where large felines breed, hunt and maintain territory within urban boundaries. Long-term studies in both cities have examined how the big cats prowl through their urban jungles, and how people can best live alongside them. ( Nikit Surve, Wildlife Conservation Society – India/ Sanjay Gandhi National Park via AP)
June 29

China's Baidu races Waymo, GM to develop self-driving cars

Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars
June 29
A technician monitors the self-driving taxi developed by tech giant Baidu Inc. on June 14, 2022, in Beijing. Baidu Inc. is China's highest-profile competitor in a multibillion-dollar race with Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo and General Motors Co.'s Cruise to create self-driving cars. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 29

Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties

The ban was put in place during the pandemic.
June 29
VIDEO:  Permanent party ban at Airbnb properties
June 29

Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Swedish prosecutors have appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was prosecuted for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants
June 29
FILE - Dr. Paolo Macchiarini attends a press conference announcing what he called the successful transplant of windpipes using innovative stem cell tissue regeneration, in Florence, Italy, Friday, July 30, 2010. Swedish prosecutors on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 appealed a sentence given to Macchiarini who was put on trial for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants on three patients who died. (AP Photo/Lorenzo Galassi, File)
June 28

Instagram hides some posts that mention abortion

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring users to confirm their age before letting them view posts offering information about the procedure
June 28
FILE - The Instagram app is displayed on a computer on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in New York. Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
June 28

Siemens investing in Volkswagen's Electrify America

The German industrial company Siemens will invest more than $100 million in a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America operated by Volkswagen
June 28
FILE - A Electrify America Charging Station for electric vehicle is seen at Woodfield Village Green in Schaumburg, Ill., Friday, April 1, 2022. German engineering company Siemens is making an investment in Electrify America, a Volkswagen division that includes a network of electric vehicle charging stations in North America. Electrify America said Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that Siemens is its first outside investor and will have a board seat. Siemens will contribute a low triple-digit million dollar amount, with media reports pegging it at more than $100 million. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File
June 28

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon.
June 28
In this photo released by Rocket Lab, Rocket Lab's Electron rocket sits on the launch pad on the Mahia peninsula in New Zealand on May 17, 2022. NASA plans to send up a satellite to track a new orbit around the moon which it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. (Rocket Lab via AP)
June 28

G-7 aims to create club of nations to boost climate action

Members of the Group of Seven major economies pledged Tuesday to create a new “climate club" that for nations that wants to take more ambitious action to tackle global warming
June 28
Leaders attend a working session pictured through a window glass, during the G7 leaders summit, at Bavaria's Schloss Elmau castle, in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 on the last day of the G7 Summit. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28

Amazon is reportedly gearing up for a second Prime Day

This would mark the first time Amazon would hold two exclusive events within the same year.
June 28
VIDEO:  Amazon is reportedly gearing up for a second Prime Day
June 28

Explorers find WWII Navy ship, deepest wreck discovered

Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B
June 28
In this Wednesday, June 22, 2022, image provided by Caladan Oceanic, the three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. (Caladan Oceanic via AP)
June 27

The most optimal Zoom background, straight from the Room Rater experts

ABC News' Alex Presha got some pointers from the pros behind Room Rater, whose rating system for video conference backgrounds took the internet by storm during the pandemic.
June 27
VIDEO: The most optimal Zoom background, straight from the Room Rater experts
June 27

Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure
June 27
FILE - The drug misoprostol sits on a gynecological table at Casa Fusa, a health center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
June 27

Pennsylvania House targets colleges' fetal research in bill

A proposal is advancing in the Pennsylvania Legislature to require the four state-related universities to promise they are not conducting research or experiments with fetal tissue from elective abortions
June 27
June 27

Company buying Trump's social media app faces subpoenas

The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business disclosed Monday that it has received subpoenas from a federal grand jury in New York
June 27
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a gathering in Phoenix. The company planning to buy Donald Trump’s new social media business disclosed Monday, June 27, 2022 that it has received subpoenas from a grand jury in New York. Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp. dropped 7% in morning trading Monday as the company reported that the subpoenas and related investigations by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission could delay its acquisition of the maker of Trump’s Truth Social app. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 27

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

People with hearing loss have long adopted technology to navigate the world, especially since hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many
June 27
Chelle Wyatt uses her cell phone with the Otter app Friday, April 15, 2022, in Salt Lake City. People with hearing loss have adopted technology to navigate the world, especially as hearing aids are expensive and inaccessible to many. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27

Apple is reportedly on verge of launching new device

Consumers this fall can reportedly expect to see four new iPhone 14 models, a trio of updated watches and refreshed AirPods Pro.
June 27
VIDEO: Apple is reportedly on verge of launching new device
June 26

Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

Explorers say they found the wreckage of the USS Samuel B
June 26
In this Wednesday, June 22, 2022, image provided by Caladan Oceanic, the three-tube torpedo launcher that was part of the USS Samuel B. Roberts can be seen underwater off the Philippines in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. (Caladan Oceanic via AP)
June 26

'Biblical' insect swarms spur Oregon push to fight pests

Oregon farmers are fighting against future grasshopper and cricket infestations.
June 26
April Aamodt holds a Mormon cricket in her hand in Blalock Canyon near Arlington, Ore. on Friday, June 17, 2022. Aamodt is involved in local outreach for Mormon cricket surveying. (AP Photo/Claire Rush)
June 23

Obama’s ‘Higher Ground’ podcast moves to Amazon’s Audible

Barack and Michelle Obama make podcasting deal with Audible.
June 23
June 22

The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible

Their company, Higher Ground, produces podcasts for both the former president and first lady, as well as for Bruce Springsteen.
June 22
VIDEO: The Obamas’ production company moving from Spotify to Audible