Science


Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth's killer heat worsens
- June 21, 2017

Societies will also have to adapt to rising temperatures and the higher risks to human health they bring, but it is the developing countries that are least able to adapt that are likely to be hit the hardest. But they warned this figure could rise to an estimated 74 per cent by the end of the century if carbon emissions continued at high levels. Specifically, Shanghai was projected to have 123 days of deadly heat , Hong Kong 174 days, Tokyo 84 days, NY 53 days, Chicago 68 days, and Sao ... (more...)
NASA Discovers 10 Potentially Habitable Earth-Like Planets
- June 20, 2017

Kepler's data also provided a new way to assess whether a planet has a solid surface, like Earth, or is made mostly of gas, like Neptune. Over 200 new planets that could be like Earth have been discovered nearby in the Milky Way by NASA's Kepler space telescope . (more...)
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
- June 20, 2017

A federal court ruled in Wisconsin that Republican lawmakers had violated the US Constitution's equal protection under the law and free speech clauses. "No matter which side of the aisle you're on, we should all be able to agree on one thing: as voters in a democracy we should have the right to freely choose our representatives rather than endure a system where politicians manipulate our district lines, dilute our votes, and choose their own constituents". (more...)
WIndows 10's controversial WiFi Sense makes an appearance in Apple's iOS 11 WIndows 10's controversial WiFi Sense makes an appearance in Apple's iOS 11
- June 11, 2017

Apple announced the upcoming software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPods a few days ago during World Wide Developer's conference. If the iPhone is connected to a auto via Bluetooth or a cable, or if the vehicle is moving, the "Do Not Disturb" feature can automatically mute notifications like text messages and news updates. (more...)
Global growth headed for six-year high: OECD
- June 08, 2017

While domestic economy is expected to stabilize, with various structural reforms and a recovery in consumption, the report recommends a boost in government spending to encourage growth as well as measures to create more jobs. There is uncertainty over government policies in major countries and wages are not yet growing as much as hoped, the OECD said. The think tank said the ultra-easy monetary policy stance of the European Central bank remains appropriate as inflation is still well below ... (more...)
Wales boss Coleman says not interested in Palace job Wales boss Coleman says not interested in Palace job
- May 26, 2017

I don't think my journey is finished yet. "All I am interested in is Wales and Serbia", he added. I don't think about after Serbia, I can't afford to think past one game. Elsewhere, Chris Coleman will be without Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale who misses this one through suspension. "We dealt with that disappointment a while ago now - we once went to Belgium without Gareth Bale and got a great result with Aaron Ramsey running the show". (more...)
Microsoft's new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS
- May 13, 2017

This also applies to Timeline-supported Microsoft apps running on your smartphone. Microsoft is delivering this new feature as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, expected to debut in September. It's like having your PC and your phone finish each other's sentences. OneDrive Files On-Demand will only download files when you need them. - Clipboard: Clipboard is a fast and easy way to copy and paste just about anything between connected devices, whether you're on a Windows PC or ... (more...)
Uber is in the business of transportation, not information - European Union judge
- May 13, 2017

If the ECJ agrees with the opinion, it will create problems for Uber's UberPOP service, which uses amateur drivers. Consequently, the service must be classified as a "service in the field of transport" The court refused to rule on the use of technology in the Uber scheme and remanded the case for a lower court to decide if any penalties are necessary. (more...)
Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes Strong signs of water seen on 'warm Neptune'; NASA detects using telescopes
- May 13, 2017

Using data from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, Wakeford's team found that HAT-P-26b's atmosphere is largely clear of clouds but reveals a strong water signature - what the researchers say is the best measurement to date of water on an exoplanet of this size. (more...)
Deja vu as softer South Korean leader could alienate ally US
- May 12, 2017

The South's president additionally dove straight into Beijing's disapproval of Seoul and Washington's move to deploy an American anti-missile system, THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense), on South Korean soil. The deployment of THAAD was agreed by former President Park Geun-hye's administration previous year. In January, a book by Moon was published where he wrote that South Korea should learn to "say no to America" and become self-reliant in the field of defense capabilities, ... (more...)
Major banks receive Budget shakeup
- May 12, 2017

For a government that has trenchantly resisted a royal commission into the banks - which is still a partisan division between the Coalition and Labor - its measures are certainly highly interventionist. People who receive welfare payments may be subject to random drug tests to make sure they're, well, not doing drugs. "They are hundreds of thousands of individual Australian shareholders - many of whom are retirees - who are living on share dividends as a result of their retirement". (more...)
US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary US Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump's Air Force secretary
- May 10, 2017

Between 1998 and 2009, she served on different House committees such as the lower chamber's Armed Services, Intelligence and Energy and Commerce committees. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned her about past consulting work for government nuclear labs. Wilson had previously mentioned once confirmed, she would resign from her post as president of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. (more...)
Here's how Overwatch's D.Va works in Heroes of the Storm Here's how Overwatch's D.Va works in Heroes of the Storm
- May 10, 2017

Now making her debut in the Nexus, enemies will soon find that this superstar and her MEKA together make one powerful combo. Namely, Heroes of the Storm added more armor, buffed her pilot mode and gave her increased damage in certain situations. (more...)
THQ Nordic announces Darksiders III THQ Nordic announces Darksiders III
- May 04, 2017

The game's lead is a character named Fury, who is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The listing suggested that Darksiders 3 was a real thing and that an official announcement might come soon. Darksiders III will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2018. Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder of THQ Nordic added: "As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ sales to outperform Samsung Galaxy S8
- May 03, 2017

You can learn more about the advantages Nougat has to offer by hitting the link attached above. In this Samsung support thread , various users noted that their S8 won't charge wirelessly with older wireless charging pads. Last year, the South Korean tech firm had withdrawn the Galaxy Note 7 over the issue of exploding batteries. However, the new battery in the Galaxy S8+ matches that of the Note 7. (more...)
Sharapova is betting favorite to win French Open Sharapova is betting favorite to win French Open
- April 29, 2017

Kontaveit twice broke her opponent's serve in the second set, but with three breaks of her own, Sharapova never allowed herself to fall behind. EPA/RONALD WITTEKMaria Sharapova of Russian Federation in action against her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their second round match at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, 27 April 2017. (more...)
'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day 'People's Climate March' Takes On Trump's Policies On 100th Day
- April 29, 2017

New Milford's event is hosted by Western Connecticut Citizen Action Group. That's per The Washington Post , which initially reported that the site-which contains a mixture of plain-English descriptions of the case for human-influenced climate change, plus plenty of data to back it up-had simply been scrubbed from the internet. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII trailer confirms setting with stunning gameplay Call of Duty: WWII trailer confirms setting with stunning gameplay
- April 28, 2017

There's been a lot of talk, hype and rumor in the past few days surrounding Call of Duty: Ghosts . The. The result is Call of Duty World War 2, a game with gorgeous graphics, and, hopefully, great gameplay. The reveal trailer for Call of Duty: WWII is a far cry from the maligned reveal trailer for its predecessor, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which infamously claimed the title as the second-most disliked video on YouTube. (more...)
Why Chobani is suing Alex Jones, right-wing radio host
- April 26, 2017

The 10-year feud between Alex Jones and Chobani yogurt has finally bubbled over into the courts. Alex Jones has been trashing Chobani via Infowars for almost a year now because of the owner Hamdi Ulukaya's policies. Alex Jones and InfoWars ignored Chobani's repeated requests to remove the inaccurate coverage, the lawsuit said. Barigar said in an earlier interview with Courthouse News Service that "refugee resettlement has helped Twin Falls and its residents share a welcoming ... (more...)
Calderon contribution vital as Hawks tie series
- April 26, 2017

On Monday night, Calderon was thrown into a hard situation when starting point guard Dennis Schroder picked up his third personal foul late in the first half and had to leave the game . Golden State jumped to a 22-3 lead while setting a franchise playoff record for points in a first quarter with 45. Overall, the Warriors shot 53 percent from the floor and 17-of-29 from behind the arc. (more...)

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