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October 2019 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated October 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 October 2019:

  1. UK Mammals Face Extinction
  2. Lithium-Ion Battery Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize
  3. Credit Card Hackers Attack Online Retailers
  4. First All-Woman Spacewalk

UK Mammals Face Extinction

Mammal Extinction

On October 3, more than a quarter of UK mammals face extinction. The state of nature has also predicted that 41% of species have experienced a decline since 1970. The State of Nature has also predicted that 26% of species will disappear altogether. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh

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Lithium-Ion Battery Wins Nobel Chemistry Prize

Nobel Chemistry Prize

On October 9, three scientists were honored as the lithium-ion battery won the Nobel Chemistry Prize. The lithium-ion battery is defined as “enabling a mobile world.” (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

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Credit Card Hackers Attack Online Retailers

Credit Card Hack

On October 10, it was announced that credit card hackers had managed to attack the online Sesame Street store and a hundred other online retailers. The software, dubbed Javascript Cookie, has comprised thousands of credit card numbers. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File

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First All-Woman Spacewalk

NASA All Women

On October 18, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history by completing the first all-woman spacewalk. The two spent seven hours outside the International Space Station to fix a power issue. (BBC)

Photo Source: NASA via AP

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