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February 2018 Current Events: Science & Technology News

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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 February 2018:

  1. PayPal Struggles After Split with eBay
  2. Amazon Now Worth More than Microsoft
  3. Early Britons Had Dark Skin
  4. Scientists Race to Find Mate for Bolivia’s Lonely Frog
  5. NASA Breaks Record
  6. Snapchat to Deliver a New Update
  7. First Mobile Phone Network on the Moon

PayPal Struggles After Split with eBay

PayPal

On February 1, eBay announced that Adyen would be its new payment partner. PayPal will still be a selectable payment method on the site, but its shares still fell after this announcement. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

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Amazon Now Worth More than Microsoft

Amazon

On February 6, it was announced that Amazon was worth more than $685 billion, making the company worth more than Microsoft for the first time ever. Amazon now only trails behind Apple and Google. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

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Early Britons Had Dark Skin

Cheddar Man

On February 9, scientists released further information about the “Cheddar Man” fossil found back in 1903. After a new DNA analysis, it was determined that he “had blue eyes, dark brown to black skin, and dark curly hair." (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Michael Stephens

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Scientists Race to Find Mate for Bolivia’s Lonely Frog

Scientists

On February 9, it was reported that scientists are scrambling to find a mate for a Bolivian frog who is feared to be the last of his species. They remain hopeful in their efforts, even creating a Match.com profile for the frog. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Albert Stumm

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NASA Breaks Record

NASA Image

On February 9, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made history yet again when they released the image it had snapped 6.79 billion miles from Earth. (CNN)

Photo Source: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP

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Snapchat to Deliver a New Update

Snapchat

On February 21, Snapchat announced that it would release a new update soon after facing much backlash for its previous update. The company has stated it will update the ‘Friends and Discover’ section of the app. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew

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First Mobile Phone Network on the Moon

Nokia on Moon

On February 27, it was announced that the moon will get its first mobile phone network sometime next year. Nokia and Vodafone are working together to make this network possible. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP

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