Items filtered by date: Monday, 31 July 2017

What 2.7 Million People Can Teach Us About Death and Connection

Few things unmoor us like losing a friend. But research doesn’t offer us definitive answers on how we handle loss on a social level, either digitally or in real life. Do our friend groups bounce back, break or something in between when someone passes away? That question is what makes a new study in Nature Human Behavior so fascinating: Using data from more than 45,000 social networks on Facebook (think of a network as you and all of your Facebook friends) that included more than 2.7 million people, researchers found that when a person died, their online friends and acquaintances became closer not just in the immediate aftermath, but for years to come.


Apple Accused of Bowing to Chinese Censors

  • Published in Tech

Apple, Inc. has confirmed that it is removing some applications providing virtual personal networks, or VPNs, from its China App Store, to comply with new Chinese regulations — a move critics say is capitulating to internet censorship.


Julia Michaels: 'Dare to suck'

Chances are, you've heard Julia Michaels' music whether you know it or not. The songs she's written for other artists, including Justin Bieber's Sorry, Ed Sheeran's Dive and Selena Gomez's Hands To Myself, have clocked up more than 8 billion streams worldwide.


PPP development model fore Mattala airport

On the heels of inking a successful joint venture agreement on the development of the Hambantota International Port, the Government is now seeking to develop the Mattala International Airport under a Public-Private Partnership in a bid to make it a fully functional and busy airport in the region.


JVP calls for Ravi’s removal

In the face of evidence that has been revealed before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank Bond Issue, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is calling for the removal of Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake from his post.


Govt visiting revenge on Rajapaksas – Namal

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Hambantota District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said yesterday that the Government should not use his family members who do not get involved in politics to exact 'political revenge' from him or his father,......Addressing an event at the Sri Lanka Podujana Eksath Peramuna Namal Rajapaksa said that his mother and his brother Yoshitha were summoned to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to obtain statements.

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