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April 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated April 7, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for April 2019:

  1. Microsoft eBook Store to Close
  2. Scientists Find ‘Fossil Graveyard”
  3. Black Hole Image Released
  4. Disney to Launch Streaming Service
  5. Facebook Bans Far Right Groups

Microsoft eBook Store to Close

Microsoft

On April 4, Microsoft announced it will close down its eBook store, which means that all eBooks purchased will also disappear. The company has offered to reimburse people for the books bought. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

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Scientists Find ‘Fossil Graveyard”

Fossil Graveyard

On April 5, scientists discovered what they believe could be evidence of the asteroid suspected of killing all the dinosaurs. Scientists continue to look through the site. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

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Black Hole Image Released

Black Hole

On April 10, the first ever image of a black hole was released. The image shows an intense “ring of fire.” (BBC)

Photo Source: M. Kornmesser/ESO via AP

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Disney to Launch Streaming Service

Disney Streaming

On April 12, Disney announced it will launch its long-awaited streaming service sometime in November. This timeframe is due to Disney’s fight to get back some rights it sold to other streaming services. (BBC)

Photo Source: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

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Facebook Bans Far Right Groups

Facebook Bans

On April 18, Facebook announced that it will ban far right groups and individuals who promote hate. So far, Facebook has banned the British National Party, the English Defense League, National Front, and British First. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ben Margot, Fil

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