Science


Elon Musk says activists should be happy that he's advising President Trump Elon Musk says activists should be happy that he's advising President Trump
- February 08, 2017

They join 99 companies ranging from Airbnb to Zynga, who filed an amicus brief earlier on Monday with a San Francisco appeals court earlier, all of who are arguing that the United States and their businesses are comprised of, and better off with, a welcoming atmosphere to immigrants . (more...)
Binge Eater: Black hole taking record-breaking decade to devour star Binge Eater: Black hole taking record-breaking decade to devour star
- February 08, 2017

As it travels inwards to be ingested by the black hole, the material becomes heats up to millions of degrees and generates a distinct X-ray flare. With the help of Chandra X-ray Observatory, the accumulated data revealed that the XJ1500+0154 is situated bang in the middle of its host galaxy, where supermassive black holes are invariably located. (more...)
Governor: National Guard coming to New Orleans East Governor: National Guard coming to New Orleans East
- February 08, 2017

The National Weather Service said that a risky tornado was down in New Orleans East at 11:33 a.m. The Louisiana Red Cross said 6,500 people in New Orleans East alone were without power. John Bel Edwards said in a statement. She didn't immediately have any information on whether the homes that were destroyed were occupied when the storm struck. (more...)
Mars Liquid Water Mystery Stumps Curiosity Mars Liquid Water Mystery Stumps Curiosity
- February 08, 2017

If the amount of Carbon dioxide was high enough, it could have theoretically warmed Mars up to the necessary temperature for lakes and rivers to flow on the surface. And reconciling those two things could be hard, says Martha Gilmore, a professor of geology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., who has studied Martian geomorphology and was also not involved in the study. (more...)
Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish
- February 08, 2017

Known to "love his leafy greens" and have a penchant for "Earthworm Wednesdays", Granddad is the longest-lived of any fish in a zoological setting in the world, according to the aquarium . Sattler, who has provided care for Granddad for more than 15 years, said he will be missed. "Granddad outlived several generations of caregivers, and some current staff members never imagined that they'd see him gone during their careers". (more...)
YouTube Introduces Mobile Live Streaming And Super Chat Features YouTube Introduces Mobile Live Streaming And Super Chat Features
- February 08, 2017

YouTube has offered the live streaming feature for several years now but now it's moving into the mobile live streaming game in a big way, taking on the likes of Facebook Live. Hundreds of thousands of creators will be able to use the new feature, which can be used in just a few clicks, the company says in a blog post from February 7. (more...)
Huge meteor streaks across sky in Midwest Huge meteor streaks across sky in Midwest
- February 07, 2017

The meteor society said some people as far away as NY and Kentucky reported the fireball as well, the Post said. A large meteor was spotted last night streaking through the sky over northern IL and southern Wisconsin around 1:30 AM Central time. (more...)
'Lost continent' discovered under island of Mauritius in Indian Ocean
- February 06, 2017

As Lewis Ashwal , one of the scientists who made the discovery stated, "Earth is made up of two parts- Continents, which are old , and oceans, which are young". However, Ashwal and his team say they thoroughly examined the crystals obtained from volcanic rocks to ensure that the zircon elements found on them had only emerged from volcanic eruptions. (more...)
Shelling stops and calm restored in Ukrainian town battered by fighting Shelling stops and calm restored in Ukrainian town battered by fighting
- February 06, 2017

While the statements were in line with those of the previous United States administration, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he detected a change in tone. Washington has supplied aid to Ukraine including drones, radar, first-aid kits, night vision and communications gear as part Democratic President Barack Obama's strategy of providing non-lethal military assistance while focusing on sanctions and diplomacy to end the war. (more...)
Affordable Honor 8 Lite quietly launches in Europe
- February 05, 2017

However, other markets can expect the phone to go on sale sometime in March this year. As the name suggests, the Honor 8 Lite is a stripped down version of the Honor 8, which was launched past year. The listing on the benchmarking website GeekBench also reveals some key information about the alleged device, which is set to ship with an octa-core Kirin 655 processor clocked at 1.71GHz, 4GB of RAM and runs Android 7.0 Nougat as its operating system out of the box. (more...)
What Analyst Recommend About these Stocks?General Motors Company, Transocean Ltd. What Analyst Recommend About these Stocks?General Motors Company, Transocean Ltd.
- February 05, 2017

The stock price of firm is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.48% and remote isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 1.89%. After all, management also said in its press release that it still expects industry levels to remain at or near record highs, with the company forecasting year-over-year growth in both sales and market share. (more...)
Facebook to Pay $500 Million Over Virtual Reality Lawsuit
- February 05, 2017

But in any regard, ZeniMax alleged that Facebook was fully aware that some of Oculus' technology was stolen from ZeniMax when John Carmack left the company to become the CTO for Oculus. A jury in Dallas, Texas made the ruling made the compensation award after determining Oculus founder Palmer Luckey failed to comply with a signed non-disclosure agreement, Polygon reports . (more...)
Freezing rain forecast for Puget Sound lowlands Freezing rain forecast for Puget Sound lowlands
- February 05, 2017

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Hood River area until 1 p.m. Saturday - and there is an avalanche warning for Mount Hood. The better chance for snow will be north of Salem and Lincoln City, while the better chance for a cold rain will be further south, toward Lane County. (more...)
Wall Street welcomes Trump the deregulator Wall Street welcomes Trump the deregulator
- February 04, 2017

Last week, while signing an executive order aimed at reducing regulations, he described Dodd-Frank as a "disaster". Democrats blasted Trump's actions, arguing that if the president is successful in dismantling Dodd-Frank protections "it will only be a matter of time before the next economic crisis wreaks havoc on their lives". (more...)
Food packaging contains potentially harmful compounds
- February 03, 2017

In addition to fast food packaging, the chemicals were also found in microwave popcorn and pizza boxes. Moreover, as co-author David Andrews explained to me, the fluorine screening can also understate actual PFC presence, since some samples that came through the screen as negative for fluorine later tested positive for one or more PFCs, including some varieties that are no longer manufactured in the US and have been banned from food-contact packaging. (more...)
'Lost continent' discovered under Indian Ocean 'Lost continent' discovered under Indian Ocean
- February 03, 2017

Located in the Indian Ocean, east of the much larger island nation of Madagascar, it is also one of the world's youngest land masses, having risen from the sea only 9 million years ago. They mainly occur in granites from the continents and survive the geological process quite well. According to eurekart.org , one of the dominant minerals found in the crust is Zircons. (more...)
AG Bob Ferguson files lawsuit seeking to invalidate Trump's immigration order AG Bob Ferguson files lawsuit seeking to invalidate Trump's immigration order
- February 03, 2017

Gov. Jay Inslee joined Ferguson at a news conference when he announced the lawsuit. "In addition to its suit regarding the order's constitutionality, Washington's Attorney General is also seeking a temporary restraining order to" immediately halt" what it believes to be the unlawful action ordered by Trump. (more...)
Pruitt Passes Out of Senate Committee-Full Senate Must Reject Him
- February 03, 2017

With no Democrats in the room, U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday voted unanimously to approve the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. "We believe these inquiries, and our questions for the record, elicit information from the nominee that he possesses and that he should be able to provide to the committee", the ranking Democrat, Sen. (more...)
Stunning footage of a fiery lava stream
- February 02, 2017

It also warned that the littoral explosions are creating hazardous conditions on both land and sea. In late January, the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaii Volcano Observatory released dramatic video and images of lava flowing into the ocean from the Kilauea volcano. (more...)
Canadian PM Calls Mosque Shooting a 'Terrorist Attack on Muslims'
- February 02, 2017

An ambulance is parked at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada, Jan. 29, 2017. "In 2013, police investigated after a mosque in the Saguenay region of Quebec was splattered with what was believed to be pig blood". (more...)
Israel to build new settlement in West Bank Israel to build new settlement in West Bank
- February 02, 2017

Israeli construction in both the West Bank and East Jerusalem are viewed as illegal under global law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians envision for their own state. Protesters stand next to fire at the entrance to the Israeli settler outpost of Amona. . But the deadline was recently extended until 8 February. (more...)
Flynn: 'We're Officially Putting Iran on Notice' After Missile Test
- February 02, 2017

This is absolutely unacceptable. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also publicly confirmed the test and said the launching of a ballistic missile constitutes a "flagrant violation" of United Nations rules. An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "It seems that under certain circumstances, certain figures in the USA, with political and propaganda motivations, are seeking pretexts in order to ease the global pressure and criticism which they have faced due to imprudent decision ... (more...)
Apple Rolls Out WatchOS 3.2 Beta For Apple Watch
- February 02, 2017

MacRumors reports that watchOS 3 .2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General, then Software Upgrade. Moreover, Apple is working to improve the overall user experience on the Apple Watch by bringing a slew of security patches, bug fixes, and performance improvements. (more...)
Evidence to be revealed in Righteous Brothers wife slaying
- February 02, 2017

The police were called, but they never caught the suspect. The new development closes a chapter on years of anguish for Medley and his sons. Based on additional evidence, detectives say they determined Troyer was the man who had killed Klaas in 1976. (more...)
Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions faces Senate vote Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions faces Senate vote
- February 02, 2017

A day after they delayed a committee vote on Sessions, all nine Democrats - including Sen. Mr Trump fired Ms Yates after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his refugee and immigration ban, and refused to defend it in court. US Senators are meeting to decide whether to approve Jeff Sessions as the new attorney general. A draft version of the cable said that immigration restrictions would not make the USA safer, were un-American and would send the wrong message to the Muslim ... (more...)