Vyomica Berry

Vyomica Berry

Vyomica Berry is a sub-editor at WION Digital. She is an avid reader and covers world news.

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From visionary to fallen biotech star: The rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Theranos, a fallen unicorn company, was founded by Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout in 2003 at the age of 19

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What is the milk crate challenge that has gone viral on social media?

Most videos end with what looks like a painful fall onto the collapsing crates, or the ground, as onlookers film on their phones in what some dubbed an event in the 'Hood Olympics'

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From narco-terrorism to informal economy: The state-crime nexus of Afghanistan’s opium dilemma

Afghanistan has a near-monopoly on opium and heroin, accounting for 80 to 90 percent of global output, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

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World Humanitarian Day 2021: History, significance, challenges and all you need to know

The UN General Assembly in 2008 declared August 19 World Humanitarian Day as a way to mark the 22 UN and aid agency workers, including Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq,…

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Nadia Ghulam: The woman who disguised herself as a man for 10 years to survive 'torture' of Taliban

Nadia Ghulam dressed like a man for 10 years just to go to work and support her family. Her poignant story is re-emerging as a point of discussion as Afghanistan is back in the control of the…

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World UFO Day 2021: All you need to know about extraterrestrial origin

Public fascination with UFOs generally dates to 1947, when pilot Kenneth Arnold, of a small airplane, reported seeing nine 'saucer-like' objects flying at supersonic speed near Mount Rainier in…

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Social Media Day: History, significance and all you need to know

Social media is a worldwide network that serves as a medium to connect and communicate at not only national but global level too

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As Microsoft announces new Windows OS, let us take a look at previous versions of Windows

Microsoft built its empire on software such as Windows and Office, licensed to computer makers or sold in packages for installation on machines in homes or workplaces

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Why are insurance companies not ready to price risk of losing Jeff Bezos in space?

There is a nearly $500 million market to insure satellites, rockets and unmanned space flight, but no legal requirement for an operator such as Blue Origin, which Bezos founded, to insure…

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In focus: Big Tech firms facing antitrust investigations across world

The decisions made by tech giants are largely unaccountable, opaque, and result in sweeping consequences. The dominant platforms effectively serve as private regulators. Here is a look at what…

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Newly released emails show Trump pressured DOJ to overturn election results

The House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee, which obtained the records as part of an investigation, outlined a series of overtures made by the Republican former president, then-…

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Why nationalism push in Quebec is posing as election challenge for Canada PM Trudeau?

Quebec, a political battleground that accounts for almost a quarter of the 338 seats in the federal House of Commons, has a history of separatist governments, one of which held a 1995 referendum…

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Here's how you can get Twitter's blue check mark after verification freeze

The social media company paused public submissions for these badges in 2017 amid criticism that its verification program was arbitrary and confusing

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Here is why Elon Musk decried bitcoin's 'insane' energy use after Tesla payment U-turn

Obtaining bitcoin is an energy-intensive endeavour, and the chart showed the evolution of its power usage, rising constantly from 2016 and accelerating sharply in 2020 on an annualized basis to…

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'Talkative' dinosaur? Mexican paleontologists make unique discovery

The tail of the animal, called Tlatolophus galorum, was discovered first, in the General Cepeda area of the northern state of Coahuila in 2013

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