Science


Climate expert, religious community concerned about potential United States withdrawal from Paris Agreement
- June 02, 2017

A White House official told the Associated Press there might be "caveats in the language" regarding the withdrawal from the accord, leaving open the possibility that the withdrawal may not be final and permanent. American allies around the world have sounded public warnings over the consequences of withdrawing from the agreement , seeing nations including China and Russian Federation restate their commitments. (more...)
The Man Who Created Android Just Released a New Smartphone The Man Who Created Android Just Released a New Smartphone
- May 31, 2017

When you're not using the 360 degree camera attachment there is a 13MP Dual RGB + Mono camera with image fusion technology. The first thing you notice in photos of the high-end device is the screen: It takes up nearly the entire front face, going so close to the edge it curves around the selfie camera. (more...)
Sony finally ends PS3 production in Japan Sony finally ends PS3 production in Japan
- May 31, 2017

There's no word on when the same will occur in the west. While this does mark the end of sales in Japan, there is no word on when or if PS3 shipments will end in the US, Canada or the other big gaming markets. Since E3 2017 is just around the corner, there are chances that Sony will add predecessors of the upcoming games to the PS Plus free games library. (more...)
At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians At refugee camp, Trump envoy Haley vows more aid for Syrians
- May 29, 2017

Haley said last week that the USA administration would continue to support countries on the front line of the refugee crisis. Haley says a lack of coordination among aid agencies has led to duplication of efforts and inefficiencies as Syria's civil war drags into its seventh year. (more...)
Is Apple going to ditch the iPad mini?
- May 20, 2017

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be seeing more than software announcements as reports have surfaced that new MacBooks will be revealed at the event. It has been nearly seven years since Apple last redesigned the MacBook Air. Last fall, Apple launched new MacBook Pros with a touchscreen integrated into the keyboard. (more...)
Largest Indian bank's profit surges as loan provisions fall Largest Indian bank's profit surges as loan provisions fall
- May 20, 2017

The public sector bank had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 1,263.81 crore in the same period a year ago. The bank's NII for the quarter increased by 22 per cent QoQ to Rs 18071 crore in Q4FY17 as compared to Rs14751 crore in Q3FY17. (more...)
OnePlus is partnering with DxOmark OnePlus is partnering with DxOmark
- May 19, 2017

As expected, the Chinese company has succumbed to tetraphobia, a superstition widespread throughout East Asia that associates the number four with bad luck. Speaking about the announcement, Etienne Knauer, SVP of Sales and Marketing at DxO, said: "OnePlus has always been one of the leading innovators in the smartphone industry, and we are proud to partner with them and support their exciting mobile photography strategy". (more...)
Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal Eagles sign RB Blount to one-year deal
- May 19, 2017

After a hip injury kept him out half of the 2015 season, Blount had an fantastic year in 2016. That said, he averaged just 3.9 yards-per-carry, which was the second lowest total of his career. We have to wait and see the contract structure for Blount because it is likely to be heavily incentive-driven. Well, it's basically the same logic I just used predicting Blount scoring under 10 rushing touchdowns in 2017. (more...)
Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russian Federation ties Yates expected White House to move quickly on Flynn's Russian Federation ties
- May 18, 2017

The former acting attorney general also noted that the White House was being misleading when they say that Don McGahn didn't get full access to the Flynn information until February 2. He didn't mention any talk of sanctions. "This was a serious compromise situation". Several federal courts eventually blocked the ban (and its revised follow-up) from being enforced and Yates herself also instructed the Department of Justice not to defend the ban, citing its unconstitutionality. (more...)
The Avril Lavigne Death Hoax That Won't Die The Avril Lavigne Death Hoax That Won't Die
- May 18, 2017

In a sequence of narration and side-by-side photos, @givenchyass made the case for why the Avril Lavigne of today is actually Melissa Vandella . Social researcher Lauren Rosewarne from the University of Melbourne said conspiracy theories that blow up over the internet were based on the same formula as a "chain letter". (more...)
Apple Wants MacBook Owners To Upgrade More Often Apple Wants MacBook Owners To Upgrade More Often
- May 17, 2017

The new MacBook Pro 2017 is believed to come with Intel Kaby Lake processor, although rumors claim that Apple may likely choose the new Intel Cannonlake chipsets. The new MacBook Pro will look much like the previous model and will mostly differ in internal architecture. Apple could be rolling out new Mac notebooks based on Intel's latest processors later this year. (more...)
Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs Cyber attack is biggest of its kind ever launched, say security chiefs
- May 17, 2017

More than 200,000 victims in around 150 countries have been infected by the ransomware which originated in the United Kingdom and Spain on Friday before spreading globally. Senior security staff held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency were trying to identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack , said the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity to the news agency to discuss ... (more...)
Samsung working on a mysterious high-end flip phone Samsung working on a mysterious high-end flip phone
- May 16, 2017

According to The Investor , there is still no word on the official release date and exact pricing details for the flip phone. Along with the latest version of Android, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets come as the manufacturer intended. (more...)
Renault, Nissan Plants Shut Down After Ransomware Cyber Attack Renault, Nissan Plants Shut Down After Ransomware Cyber Attack
- May 16, 2017

Reports say production had been halted at Renault's Sandouville plant in northern France and its Novo Mesto facility in Slovenia. To access this content simply register belownow. They declined to comment on their cybersecurity policies. Nissan UK's unit in Sunderland was hit by the attack, spokeswoman Lucy Banwell said. Renault didn't pay a ransom, the spokesman said. (more...)
Klopp: Liverpool can handle the pressure
- May 15, 2017

In addition, in the first round match of the current championship, dated December 11 past year, Liverpool did not cope with West Ham by drawing a 2: 2 draw . 6 role. From the resulting counter attack, Wijnaldum set up Coutinho who smashed home his second of the game. "We have two games and have it in our own hands to stay where we are now - and we will give our best to achieve this". (more...)
Giro: Thomas involved in nasty crash Giro: Thomas involved in nasty crash
- May 15, 2017

Quintana dedicated his victory to 2011 Giro champion Michele Scarponi, who died after a collision with a van while training last month. "The motorbike shouldn't have been there, frankly, I think we all see that", said Team Sky principal Sir Dave Brailsford after the stage. (more...)
'Minecraft: Switch Edition' Updates: Joy-Con Limitations For Nintendo Switch Revealed
- May 14, 2017

As per the report from Fortune, Nintendo stated that it will declare new details and the initially playable demo of its profoundly expected game Super Mario Odyssey. The tournament is composed of four pre-qualified squid squads from the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, and will find teams participating in the first-ever global Splatoon 2 competition. (more...)
Cyber attack: Two Indonesian hospitals, German rail operator affected Cyber attack: Two Indonesian hospitals, German rail operator affected
- May 14, 2017

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked evidence of the agency's data collection program in 2013, has spoken out on Twitter to criticize the NSA for building this "dangerous attack tool". Britain's National Cyber Security Centre and its National Crime Agency were looking into the United Kingdom incidents, which disrupted care at National Health Service facilities, forcing ambulances to divert and hospitals to postpone operations. (more...)
US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing US spacewalkers overcome glitch on 200th station outing
- May 13, 2017

The pair will move through the Quest airlock to replace an avionics box used for science experiments, while also installing a connector to route data through the alpha magnetic spectrometer. Fischer's enthusiasm for the beauty of the Earth beneath him was apparent throughout the spacewalk. During earlier preparations, a small amount of water leaked from the connection point between an umbilical hose and Fischer's suit. (more...)
China presses South Korea on THAAD missile system
- May 12, 2017

While taking the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he's open to visiting North Korea under the right conditions. Regional experts have believed for months that North Korea is preparing for its sixth nuclear test. The deployment of THAAD was agreed a year ago by South Korea's previous administration after North Korea conducted a long-range rocket launch that put an object into space. (more...)
BMW 8 Series Coupe teaser BMW 8 Series Coupe teaser
- May 12, 2017

The F30 BMW 3 Series has been enhanced with new, standard equipment as part of a sweeping update to the company's model line-up. Today is a very good day. "It will be a genuine sports coupe". When it will arrive, it will command a significant premium over the 7 Series given its flagship status. Only one auto has borne the 8 Series mantle before-the big grand tourer built from 1989 to 1999 that famously came in V8 or V12 flavors. (more...)
Gas prices take a mid spring dive Gas prices take a mid spring dive
- May 09, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have fallen 9.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. The state's cheapest gasoline, $2.64 a gallon, was reported in Anchorage. In February, gas prices were 54 cents higher than the year before, now the difference is down to 16 cents. (more...)
Tyson Foods profit falls as plant fires hurt production Tyson Foods profit falls as plant fires hurt production
- May 09, 2017

Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in shares of Tyson Foods during the third quarter worth $763,000. The Forward Management Llc holds 361,649 shares with $5.00M value, down from 443,515 last quarter. Jefferies analysts said in a note that after adjusting for charges related to chicken plant fires, second-quarter fiscal 2017 results were "better than feared". (more...)
Mourinho hints Henrikh Mkhitaryan won't play against Arsenal May 7
- May 08, 2017

Small wonder Mourinho and Wenger are not snarling. That is not normal. Arsene Wenger says managers must be "careful" when criticising their own players and "control what you say". Jose Mourinho had to wait for Arsene Wenger to emerge from the tunnel before kick-off and greeted the Frenchman with a fairly terse handshake. With the club without the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, it may be down to the youngster once again to come up with the goods on Sunday - unless he is one of the ... (more...)
Hulu renews 'The Handmaid's Tale' for a second season Hulu renews 'The Handmaid's Tale' for a second season
- May 08, 2017

Hulu releases new episodes every Wednesday . The same passivity Offred displays feels similar to the ignorance of privileged Americans before the election, and like the theocratic takeover in "The Handmaid's Tale", the election served as a catalyst for those Americans to wake up and realize that passivity is no longer an option. (more...)
Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm Overwatch tank D.Va joins Heroes of the Storm
- April 26, 2017

Teaming up with friends will not only unlock a number of cosmetic items and special mounts to use in Heroes of the Storm , but also new skins and stuff for use in Overwatch too. Starting with the second week, players can not complete their matches in Versus AI, unfortunately. It'll be kind of hard to miss the prompt to do so once you're inside Heroes of the Storm but, at the same time, there are a bunch of pop-ups for other rewards presented one after another , so I could see how some ... (more...)
Worker kills supervisor in shooting at Dallas office building Worker kills supervisor in shooting at Dallas office building
- April 25, 2017

People were evacuated from the building, while heavily armed police were seen running on streets near the building. WFAA-TV is reporting that the shooting happened just after 10 a.m. Police were called to an active-shooter situation at about 10:45 a.m.in a building near Interstate 635 and US 75, said Randy Blankenbaker, a Dallas assistant police chief, at a news conference Monday afternoon. (more...)
Soyuz space capsule carrying American, Russian blasts off
- April 24, 2017

The two men aboard the spacecraft are Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's ( NASA ) astronaut Jack Fischer. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is teaming with NASA and the White House to recognize Dr. Whitson's impressive achievements and provide videos, podcasts, and other materials that can help your students' growth in STEM. (more...)
Trump welcomes Patriots to White House; Brady no-shows Trump welcomes Patriots to White House; Brady no-shows
- April 24, 2017

The New York Times first pointed out the stark difference between photographs of the event this year, and those from 2015, the last time the Patriots won the Super Bowl . Trump's welcome to the team was coming hours after the news from MA prisons officials that ex-Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in his prison cell. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders eclipse S7
- April 23, 2017

It is of course too early to determine numerous specifications, but it has been reported that likely the S9 will also be available as 5.8 and 6.2-inch screen models. "Our newest product, the Galaxy S8 , will change the existing smartphone paradigm". Recently, Samsung has slashed the prices of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in India, and they are now retailing for Rs. (more...)
Galaxy S8 owners can upload 100000 songs to Google Play Music Galaxy S8 owners can upload 100000 songs to Google Play Music
- April 23, 2017

Google Play Music is not just an app, it's an ecosystem. Finally, Google Play Music will be integrated seamlessly into Bixby, so all music-related commands that don't specify a different app will go through Google Play Music by default. We have yet to learn anything about the phone's battery and confirm the Galaxy J5 (2017) will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat on board. On Friday, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were officially launched in Korea, the U.S. (more...)
White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill White House pushes uncertain bid to revive health care bill
- April 23, 2017

Murmurs Thursday morning of a compromise bill between the Freedom Caucus and the Tuesday Group - the far-right and centrist House Republican Groups, respectively - were tempered a few hours later. But Congress must pass a budget by April 28 that would fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year, which ends September 30, and insurers worry the cost-sharing program will be defunded. (more...)
China's cargo spacecraft docks with orbital laboratory for 1st time China's cargo spacecraft docks with orbital laboratory for 1st time
- April 23, 2017

Global mainstream media have hailed China's successful launch of its first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1, which has docked with a space lab. Minutes later, as the spacecraft cleared the atmosphere, the mission was declared a success by administrators at ground control on the outskirts of the capital, Beijing. (more...)
How to watch the Champions League How to watch the Champions League
- April 23, 2017

Wednesday's second leg takes place at Monaco's Stade Louis II , with the Ligue 1 club aiming to reach a first Champions League semifinal since 2004, when they went on to lose in the final to Porto. I can not expect everyone else to deal as I am, which is why we have to be very careful in how we criticise the players. "Tonight it worked out fine and we qualified for the semi-finals". (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII Will Feature Call of Duty: WWII Will Feature "Private Beta", Here's How to Join
- April 23, 2017

Activision today revealed the newest Call of Duty game, and it definitely takes the series back to its roots. With the series returning to the traditional boots on the ground feel, it's going be incredible. In the last hours, however, it is a leak found online that there is to anticipate a significant amount of detail on the campaign title, and more. (more...)
NASA Finds Potentially Habitable Ocean Environment on Saturn's Moon NASA Finds Potentially Habitable Ocean Environment on Saturn's Moon
- April 22, 2017

From these observations scientists were able to find that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about 1 percent is hydrogen and the remaining is a mixture of other molecules including carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. These composite images show a suspected plume of material erupting two years apart from the same location on Jupiter's icy moon Europa. A plume of water had already been observed in the same spot, which is how scientists knew to be watching for it. (more...)
Trump says US, Italy to work on 'reciprocal' trade relationship
- April 22, 2017

Gentiloni also urged the US and other world powers to "Please keep Africa on top of our agenda", saying various conflicts and crises in sub-Saharan Africa have also helped fuel the migrant crisis. Gentiloni said, "We need a stable and unified Libya". Trump is also offering condolences from the U.S.to the people of France. Gentiloni reaffirmed his country's pledge to reach 2 percent support for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but also pointed to Italy's military presence in Iraq, ... (more...)
Tesla to recall 53000 Model S and Model X vehicles Tesla to recall 53000 Model S and Model X vehicles
- April 22, 2017

According to a report by Electrek, Tesla found out a manufacturing issue in the parking brakes of its cars manufactured from February 2016 to October 2016. Elon Musk's innovative auto firm has said the decision was made on a voluntary basis and there was no reports of any accidents or injuries caused by the defect. (more...)
Facebook will soon let you type with your brain Facebook will soon let you type with your brain
- April 21, 2017

She went on to explain how Facebook wants to do this without surgical implants . Because it's a cutting edge field of science, figuring out what insights you can glean from the measurements you take from someone's brain it's hard to communicate the privacy risks to people. (more...)
President Trump Signs Bill to Improve Veterans Health Care President Trump Signs Bill to Improve Veterans Health Care
- April 21, 2017

The Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act allows veterans to visit private doctors at private hospitals. Next Thursday, Dr. Shulkin and President Trump will hold a news conference to give an update on the progress made in reforming the Veterans Administration . (more...)
Malaysia Airlines first to track all its planes by satellite Malaysia Airlines first to track all its planes by satellite
- April 20, 2017

Malaysia Airlines chief operating officer Captain Izham Ismail said they were proud to be the first airline to adopt this solution using space-based ADS-B data as part of Sitaonair's AircomĀ® FlightTracker. Because the plane's location transmission system went dead, the signals that would have been received by a satellite network would not have been broadcast, Bloomberg reports . (more...)
Mobile to carry the Motorola Moto Z2 Force Mobile to carry the Motorola Moto Z2 Force
- April 19, 2017

It means that the new Moto Z range will not be limited to Verizon, notes Android Authority . Leaked photos also reveal that Moto Z2 Force will have a dual-tone flash at the front for better selfies in low-light. The Moto Z Force was 7mm thick. We already know that there's going to be a Moto Z2 this year too, and that will obviously serve as the successor to the Moto Z. (more...)
Surveillance video released, second person arrested in Chandler tattoo shop shooting Surveillance video released, second person arrested in Chandler tattoo shop shooting
- April 19, 2017

The Chandler Police Department says a second person has been arrested in a tattoo shop shooting that almost ended with a young girl being shot. They believe it all started as a dispute between one of the suspects and an employee at a nearby tattoo shop. (more...)
117-year-old Jamaican woman is now the world's OLDEST living person 117-year-old Jamaican woman is now the world's OLDEST living person
- April 19, 2017

She was the oldest of eight siblings who all preceded her in death, including a sister who lived to be 102. Her son Harold Fairweather, 97, also hit the genetic jackpot. "I would do every work myself", she said . The new oldest person in the world eats what she wants - but no pork and chicken. Guinness depends heavily on Mr Young's database when deciding on the title. (more...)
US Air Force scrambles two stealth fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers US Air Force scrambles two stealth fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers
- April 19, 2017

The U.S. scrambled two F-22 fighters from Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, to intercept the Russian planes. The Russian bombers stayed in worldwide airspace. North American Aerospace Defence Command monitors air approaches to North America and defends the airspace. On that date, two Russian bombers flew as close as 40 miles from the Californian coast. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat Update Insults S7 Users
- April 18, 2017

This is a special week, since the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on AT&T looks set to pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update . Seeing how the Galaxy Note 5 initially launched in August 2015 running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the upgrade to Nougat is nearly certainly the last major iteration of Google's OS that this particular model will officially receive from Samsung and its wireless carrier partners. (more...)
Nokia 6 starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA
- April 18, 2017

However, both the smartphones feature dual-cameras on the rear. The render indicates the Nokia 8 will have bigger top and bottom bezels than the Nokia 9, and the home button will be placed on the back. When Is Nokia 6 Releasing In the United States? As far as specifications are concerned, Nokia 6 has an aluminium unibody design. The Nokia 5 includes a 5.2-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. (more...)
Citing no evidence, Trump tells newspaper Obama aide committed crime
- April 18, 2017

He continued,"It's such an important story for our country and the world". Contrary to the Times' opinion, in a news story no less, that Trump was seeking to change the subject, it is clear that there is a real story here. Trump was asked if he believes Rice engaged in criminal activity. According to a USA official, Mr. Trump national security aides discovered that Rice requested the identities of Trump campaign advisers. (more...)
Coachella Pickpocket Thwarted By Find My Phone
- April 18, 2017

Many people who noticed their phones were missing activated the " Find My Phone " feature, allowing them to follow the suspect through the Empire Polo Club in Indio. In an act as impressive as it is wrong, a man helped himself over Coachella's first weekend and managed to amass a pile of stranger's cellphones. (more...)
Su boasts three-shot lead in Hawaii Su boasts three-shot lead in Hawaii
- April 17, 2017

The American backed up her third round 62 with a final round 66 to claim a three shot victory. She shot 7-under 65 in the third round and had a 17-under 199 total at Ko Olina Golf Club . They always have been. "It's kind of a bonus". Ko has shot a superb eight-under 64 to sit in second place near the conclusion of the tournament. Third-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn (69) and Stacy Lewis (6) were 14 under. (more...)