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Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google's head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street..
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A new security key protects your accounts from hijacking

Lots of people protect their Google accounts with two-factor authentication. If you use two-factor authentication, you might be interested in a new security key that works with Google. It makes it harder for bad guys to phish your account.

In addition, the security key uses an open protocol, so it can authenticate your logins for other websites too. Note that other websites need to add support for the Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) protocol by the Fido Alliance: https://fidoalliance.org/ .

If you don't use two-factor authentication yet, this isn't as good a match for you, although there are many reasons to consider enabling two-factor authentication. Read more about that here: https://www.mattcutts.com/blog/google-two-step-authentication/ .

If you're a high-profile individual, or someone whose account has been hacked before, or someone at high risk of being hacked (like a journalist or a dissident), consider getting one of these security keys. Personally, I'd recommend this for anyone tech-savvy or security-conscious enough that they already use two-factor authentication.
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On Gandhi Jayanti, we launched Swachh Bharat Mission, a historic mass movement integrating a billion Indians to create a Clean India. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, I am pleased to launch the Clean India Campaign. Come, devote time for a Clean India. 

Clean India Campaign invites you to pick a location & clean it. Do share the 'Why Clean India' (before) & 'My Clean India' (after) images. Today I Joined the Clean India Campaign at Mandir Marg Police Station in Delhi. 

Invited 9 people to join the Clean India Campaign. I invited Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Sachin Tendulkar, Baba Ramdev, Shashi Tharoor, Kamal Haasan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Ambani, Salman Khan and the entire team of the popular TV show 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' to join the Campaign. 

I am sharing the 'Why Clean India' and 'My Clean India' picture along with a video. 
Clean India Campaign. PM's call for a Clean India.
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Excellent !!! Nice job singing both the versions, almost expected a blood soaked Shivu to enter at the middle :)
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It's been a few weeks since we've heard much about Project Ara, Google's efforts to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece...
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Scientists have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes. The battery will also have a longer lifespan of over 20 years. Expected to be the next big thing in battery technology, this breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on many industries, especially for electric vehicles which are currently inhibited by long recharge times of over 4 hours and the limited lifespan of batteries.
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And now I want to share with you one of the most interesting short videos I've seen in a while. It's about the idea of trophic cascades: how a small change to an ecosystem can lead to tremendous consequences. In this case, the change was the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone in the 1990's, after a 70-year absence.

The direct effects of the wolves were small: the wolves eat a few deer, but apart from that mostly keep to themselves. But the indirect effects were huge.

It started because the deer, who had been running roughshod over the entire park, quickly figured out that places like valleys were not good places to be a deer when there are wolves about. This led to trees being able to grow in those areas for the first time in decades.

The effects of that are complex and profound, and I encourage you to watch the video, because I can't possibly summarize it better than it does. Everything from the animals to the plants to the very physical geography of the rivers was changed. 

The key lesson of this is that ecosystems are connected. You can't make a single change to one and expect it not to have consequences, including very far-reaching ones of a sort you couldn't ever have predicted. This is a general property of all large, strongly-interacting systems, including societies, and it's worth keeping in mind whenever things change.
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