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February 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated February 6, 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 February 2019:

  1. New Tombs and Mummies Found in Egypt
  2. Rover on Mars Died
  3. Amazon Cancels Plans for New York
  4. Google Admits Error
  5. YouTube Facing Many Issues on Children’s Videos

New Tombs and Mummies Found in Egypt

Egypt Tombs

On February 2, archaeologists in Minya uncovered tombs with 50 mummies in them. The mummies are suspected to be from the Ptolemaic era. While the identities are unknown, experts believe they were people of importance. (BBC)

Photo Source: Egyptian Antiquities Authority via AP

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Rover on Mars Died

Mars Rover

On February 13, it was announced that Mars Opportunity rover’s mission had officially ended after the rover died. Opportunity was meant to only be a 90-day mission, but it lasted 15 years. (CNN)

Photo Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP

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Amazon Cancels Plans for New York

Amazon HQ

On February 14, it was announced that Amazon will no longer build its headquarters in New York. The decision came after much backlash when the company first announced its plans. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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Google Admits Error

Google Error

On February 20, Google admitted that it made an error when it failed to disclose that the Nest Guard has a microphone. The realization came after Google announced the product’s software would allow for voice control, which was not possible before. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Francois Mori

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YouTube Facing Many Issues on Children’s Videos

YouTube Kids

On February 28, YouTube announced that it will ban comments from all videos featuring people under 18. This new rule comes as an attempt to protect children and families. The company has faced backlash as it became apparent that predators were able to use the platform to their advantage. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jenny Kane

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