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Former NASA engineer reflects on her historic Apollo 11 role

Former NASA engineer reflects on her historic Apollo 11 role

NASA(NEW YORK) — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the NASA space mission that led to the first men walking on the moon.Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made the historic journey in 1969, with Armstrong becoming the first to set foot on the moon and speaking the now-famous words,…

Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

Horchata, unicorn are among top trending ice cream flavors of the year

udra/iStock(NEW YORK) — Here’s the scoop: July is National Ice Cream Month and July 21 is National Ice Cream Day, which means you have even more reason to cool down with two scoops of your favorite flavor.Square just released data about America’s iconic dessert, and there’s nothing too vanilla about this year’s trendiest ice cream…

American workers could face legal jeopardy for using racist ‘go back’ insult

American workers could face legal jeopardy for using racist ‘go back’ insult

DNY59/iStock(NEW YORK) — “Go back to Africa.” That was the insult that Ebrima Jallow said he heard repeatedly from his supervisor and fellow co-workers while working at the Walmart in Landover Hills, Maryland. Despite his recent promotion to the position of Asset Protection Coordinator, overseeing security and theft prevention efforts at the facility, Jallow said…

FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns

FaceApp goes viral with old-age filter, but spurs privacy concerns

damircudic/iStock(NEW YORK) — FaceApp is the latest viral trend that has everyone doing a double-take over how they might look 50 years in the future — but users might want to take a closer look at the privacy policy first. The popular free mobile app that instantly alters the appearance of a person’s face –…

EU launches investigation into Amazon’s use of ‘sensitive data’

EU launches investigation into Amazon’s use of ‘sensitive data’

Amazon(LONDON) — The executive body of the European Union has opened a formal investigation into whether Amazon’s handling of data from independent sellers breaks anti-competition laws. The European Commission will investigate Amazon’s dual role as a retailer selling products and as a marketplace where independent sellers deal directly with customers.The investigation will build on the…

Ford builds a pickup truck emoji

Ford builds a pickup truck emoji

fredrocko/iStock(NEW YORK) — Henry Ford rolled out the first factory-built half-ton pickup truck in 1925. Fast forward 94 years and his company wants to break new ground on your smartphone screen by introducing a truck emoji.”When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we had to help make it happen,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president…

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade

Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his ‘giant leap for mankind’ went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade. The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and…