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Monday December 14th, 2020 evening edition

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They're some of the most popular apps and services around the world, but Google, Gmail and YouTube have all gone down this morning.

According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 11:56 GMT, and are affecting users worldwide.

And on YouTube, a cartoon image of a monkey appears, simply saying: "Something went wrong...".

One user said: "Gmail, Google Drive and YouTube all being down at once is………really not supposed to happen.

One user tweeted: "Google Nest it's times like this you should offer local storage on Nest Cameras.

It appears that Google, Gmail and YouTube are now back up, although Google is yet to comment on it.

Gmail is the most popular online email service, with more than 1.5 billion global active users, as of October 2019. »

Engaged Dads Can Reduce Adolescent Behavioral Problems, Improve Well-Being

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A new study examined the frequency of a father's engagement with their child and the associations between such engagement and the child's behavior.

In low-income families, fathers who are engaged in their children’s lives can help to improve their mental health and behavior, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study published in the journal Social Service Review.

The researchers analyzed data on the long-term behavior of 5,000 children born between 1998 and 2000. »

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Japan Has Opened Hayabusa2’s Capsule, Confirming It Contains Samples From Asteroid Ryugu

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On board, scientists were hoping to find pieces of asteroid Ryugu, collected millions of kilometers from Earth – and now JAXA has confirmed the mission was successful.

“A black granular sample believed to be derived from the asteroid Ryugu was confirmed inside the sample container,” JAXA said in a short statement.

The entire capsule itself has yet to be opened, meaning there are likely more samples of the asteroid waiting inside. »