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Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking passes away aged 76

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Renowned British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed on Wednesday. He was paralyzed with motor neuron disease at 21 and doctors expected him to live for only two more years. Hawking was known for his theory on black holes, the boundless universe, and authoring 'A Brief History of Time'.

WhatsApp is working on a block revoke request feature to check on delete for everyone misuse

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WhatsApp has started testing a 'Block Revoke Request' feature in beta to prevent misuse of 'Delete for Everyone' requests. This comes after users were able to delete messages dating back to three years for everyone through unauthorised app versions. The feature checks if the message to be deleted was sent in the last 24 hours, otherwise, the request is denied.

110th-ranked Indian player beats world number 12

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Indian tennis player, Yuki Bhambri, who is ranked 110th in the world currently, ousted France's world number 12 and ninth-seeded Lucas Pouille in straight sets at the Indian Wells Masters on Monday. The 25-year-old Indian, who entered the tournament after playing the qualifiers, had earlier beaten France's former world number 37 Nicolas Mahut to register his maiden ATP Masters win.

Uranus only planet in the solar system that spins sideways

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Uranus is the only planet in the solar system that spins sideways as its equator is nearly at a right angle to its orbit. The tilt possibly occurred due to the planet's collision with an Earth-sized object long ago. Uranus, which is the seventh planet from the Sun, was discovered on March 13, 1781, by British astronomer William Herschel.

PayPal Co-founder's data mining startup wins $876mn contract

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PayPal Co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel's data mining startup Palantir Technologies has won a $876 million contract to provide software to the army of the United States. The startup has partnered with Raytheon, a technology company that specialises in defence, for the purpose. Palantir beat seven other proposals for the decade-long contract, the US Defense Department said.

Crypto exchange offers ₹1.6 cr bounty for arrest of hackers

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One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, is offering $250,000 (over ₹1.6 crore) worth cryptocurrency for information that would lead to the arrest of hackers who targeted it last week. The exchange said it has also set aside $10 million for future bounties. Binance had disclosed that it had been the target of a "large-scale phishing and stealing attempt".

Reebok launches FlexWeave technology in its latest running range

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Reebok has launched Flexweave—an innovative footwear upper technology that is 'Engineered to Perform'. It features a figure eight weave to give the upper flexibility, durability & lightness. Apart from the upper tech, the shoe cushioning uses pressure mapping technology for flexibility & stability. The Fast Flexweave running shoe is the answer to every runner's ambition to achieve fast feet agility.