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December 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated December 8, 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 December 2019:

  1. Scientists Develop Artificial Neurons
  2. New Suicide Hotline Number
  3. Facebook in Trouble Again

Scientists Develop Artificial Neurons

Neurons

On December 3, scientists reached a breakthrough in the human brain after they created artificial nerve cells. The tiny creations may later be used to create diseases that deteriorate parts of the brain, like Alzhemiers. (BBC)

Photo Source: Florian Voggeneder/g.tec medical engineering GmbH via AP Images

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New Suicide Hotline Number

Suicide Hotline

On December 12, the FCC approved a new suicide hotline number. The number will now be 988 instead of the previous twelve digit number. It is expected that the shorter number will help more people in need. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File

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Facebook in Trouble Again

Facebook

On December 20, Facebook got in trouble yet again after using its two step authentication for other uses. Users were able to have codes sent to their phone to avoid hackers; however, Facebook admitted to using those phone numbers to recommend friends and target advertising. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File

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