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Hawking's final science study released

Hawking's final science study released

Science
Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist's 56-year-long career.The work was completed in the days before Hawking's death in March.It tackles the question of whether black holes preserve information on the stuff that falls into them.Some researchers had believed this information was destroyed, but others said that this violated the laws of quantum mechanics.These laws propose that everything in our world can be broken down into information, for example, a string of 1s and 0s. In addition, this information should never disappear, not even if it gets sucked into a black hole.But Hawking, building on the work of Albert Einstein, showed that black holes ha...
Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

Galileo: Brexit funds released for sat-nav study

Science
UK ministers are setting aside £92m to study the feasibility of building a sovereign satellite-navigation system. The new network would be an alternative to the Europe Union's Galileo project, in which Britain looks set to lose key roles as a result of Brexit. The UK Space Agency will lead the technical assessment. Officials will engage British industry to spec a potential design, its engineering requirements, schedule and likely cost. The first contracts for this study work could be issued as early as October. The UKSA expects the assessment to take about a year and a half. Ministers could then decide if they really want to proceed with a venture that will have a price tag in the billions. Seeking a dealLondon and Brussel...
Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

Vote Leave's targeted Brexit ads released by Facebook

Technology
The official Vote Leave campaign spent more than £2.7m on targeting ads at specific groups of people on Facebook - helping it to win the 2016 EU referendum.The US social media giant has now released these ads to a committee of MPs investigating fake news - meaning everyone, not just those they were originally aimed at, can now see them.The ads, created by Canadian company Aggregate AIQ, often focused on specific issues - such as immigration or animal rights - thought likely to push the buttons of certain groups of people, based on their age, where they lived and other personal data taken from social media and other sources.The 120 pages of documents appear to back up the findings of the Electoral Commission, which ruled last week that Vote Leave bro...
All 7 ITR forms released for e-filing

All 7 ITR forms released for e-filing

Finance
NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department today launched and activated all the seven ITR forms for e-filing by taxpayers, after more than a month of them being notified. The Central Board of Direct Taxes had notified the new Income Tax Return forms for the assessment year 2018-19 on April 5. "All ITRs for AY 2018-19 are now available for e-filing," the department said in a statement. The tax department has launched the ITR forms gradually since April 5 as the taxpayers have been looking forward to file their returns before the stipulated deadline of July 31. All seven ITRs are to be filed electronically on the official web portal of the department -https://www.incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in - except for some category of taxpayers, the CBDT had said. The new ITR forms mandate the salaried class as...
SuRie stage invader released on bail

SuRie stage invader released on bail

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device The man who invaded the stage during the UK's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest has been released on bail.SuRie was performing her song Storm when a man ran on stage and snatched the microphone from her during the live broadcast from Lisbon on Saturday.A statement from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said "charges are pending the result of an ongoing police inquiry".The statement added the EBU's own investigation is ongoing.The organisation had previously confirmed the intruder - who had shouted "we demand freedom" while on the stage - had been taken into police custody for questioning: The EBU's statement:"The stage invader was questioned by police i...