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Yes we can, indeed we must, restore forests

An outstanding example of reforestation is Philippines Global warming, largely caused by industrial development and consumer demands, has been causing havoc across the world. Temperatures are shooting up, floods have been ravaging South China and Northeast India, unseasonal rains and, ironically, delayed and poor monsoon rains are experienced. A major …

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Indian origin scientists develop AI system to curb deepfake videos

Scientists develop AI to curb ‘deepfake’ videos A team of Indian-origin researchers in California has developed a system driven by artificial intelligence to identify altered content at the pixel level. The team is currently working on still images which will eventually help them detect “deepfake” videos.IANS Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/indian-origin-scientists-develop-ai-system-to-curb-deepfake-videos/article28623505.ece

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Mt. Etna, Italy’s biggest live volcano, erupts Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest live volcano, erupted overnight with lava flows and explosions, volcanologists said on Saturday. The eruption forced the closure of two airports in Sicily’s second-biggest city of Catania.AFP Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/erupts/article28623500.ece

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How mammal brains identify various smells

Researchers Shyam Srinivasan and Charles Stevens found that approximately six types of mammals, from mice to cats, distinguish odours in almost the same way by using circuitry in the brain. The study, published in the journal Current Biology , revealed that the size of each of the three components of …

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Space crew blast off for ISS

NASA’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon in 1969 American, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted off into space on Saturday, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Luca …

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