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An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year None had an infectious disease, but some had low levels of biotoxin exposure, which she said was typical for a large whale species. "Local fishermen and others at Port Mahon often describe seeing whales out in the water and swimming". Some regular visitors to Cape Ann are being scrutinized for an unusually large number of deaths among their population. Animal autopsies - known as necropsies - ... [Full Article...]

Ocean on Saturn moon may possess life-sustaining hydrothermal vents

Ocean on Saturn moon may possess life-sustaining hydrothermal vents This finding led to the conclusion that microbes on the moon can get energy through a process known as methanogenesis - which is carried out by combining hydrogen with carbon dioxide present in water. How Did The Cassini Spacecraft Detect Hydrogen? The scientific team analysed water samples taken by Nasa's Cassini space probe on a mission in 2015. [Full Article...]

March for Science events to take place around the globe

March for Science rallies are taking place all across the country Saturday in a response to what organizers call an attack on "scientific freedom". There were tents set up before the march where participants learned about issues affecting science in fields including climate, health and technology. [Full Article...]

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe

House intel panel to hear from top officials on Russia probe And it appears as if he did take that money. Warner has also not ruled out interviewing Rice as part of his panel's investigation but has said he has seen no evidence that Rice did anything wrong. Who leads it: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat. While the committee isn't prosecuting Flynn, it has dug into his payments from Russia's state-sponso... [Full Article...]

Target is turning shopping carts into Mario karts

The prices for the the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con are slightly higher. One of the best games on the Nintendo Wii U is Mario Kart 8, released in 2014. It's already Nintendo's biggest-selling launch title in Europe, outdoing even Wii Sports in its first weekend. It's being revamped into a mini version ( check out our wish list ) just in time for the holiday shopping season. [Full Article...]

Jupiter and Saturn's moons are ocean worlds

Soon after the Cassini orbiter began circling Saturn in 2005 it discovered water plumes venting into space from cracks at the moon's south pole. Enceladus, which is 502 kilometres (312 miles) across, is one of numerous moons orbiting Saturn, the largest of which, Titan, is bigger than the planet Mercury. [Full Article...]

Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages

Google introduces new machine-learning products for Indian languages With this launch, Google said one can expect more accurate and easier to understand translations, especially when translating full sentences. Well, India today has 234 million Indian Language users who're online, compared to 175 Million english web users. [Full Article...]

Government proposes unique identification number system for cows in India

Government proposes unique identification number system for cows in India The government has told the Supreme Court that millions of cows will be tagged with a tamper-proof plastic tag linked to a national database in a bid to curb smuggling within India and beyond its borders. Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues. Apart from these, the Centre has also floated the idea of increasing the fine payable for violation of the Prevention ... [Full Article...]

Call of Duty: WW2 DLC Will Be Timed Exclusive for PS4 Again

Call of Duty: WW2 DLC Will Be Timed Exclusive for PS4 Again Players will also enjoy exciting new ways to interact and socialize with their friends and the Call of Duty community. Having had to rely on leaks and sources up and till today, fans finally found out that Call of Duty 2017 would indeed be based on the World War 2 era. [Full Article...]

FBI Used Dossier on Trump to Get FISA Warrant on Carter Page

FBI Used Dossier on Trump to Get FISA Warrant on Carter Page According to CNN , the Federal Bureau of Investigation used information from the "dirty dossier"-a 35-page document alleging deep ties between Trump and the Russian government first published by BuzzFeed-to help convince the FISC that Page merited surveillance". [Full Article...]

Trump eyes changes to Obama's tax and Wall Street rules

He then turned to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and said: "So, go to it". Mnuchin and other administration officials now hope lawmakers can send them a package before the end of the year. He said there was "no impression" in the meeting that the Trump administration's plans to ease Dodd-Frank banking rules would spark a "regulatory race to the bottom". [Full Article...]

Trump marking 100th day with 'big rally'

The rally is the same night as the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner , which Mr. Trump has said he will skip. Comic Hasan Minahj , who has made his distaste for Trump pretty clear, will host this year's event. It was part of his stump speech in the final week of the campaign - he asked his crowds in Minnesota, Florida , Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere to "imagine what we can ... [Full Article...]

Facebook CEO sees augmented reality's future in the camera

Facebook Spaces is now in beta but can already be downloaded for free through the Oculus Store. You'll also have access to a range of different tools. That makes sense, assuming you're into the idea of wearing a computer on your face (and you're OK with Facebook intermediating everything you see and hear , glitches and all ). [Full Article...]

Qualcomm hints Snapdragon PCs are coming

Qualcomm hints Snapdragon PCs are coming The release of Snapdragon-based Windows 10 PCs in Q4 of the calendar year was confirmed by Qualcomm president Derek Aberle on an earnings call with investors . That's a big promise, but one that could change the complexion of the Windows 10 market if successful. As we speculated at the time, the power efficiency of the chip (i.e. [Full Article...]

Unsurprisingly, You Can Trick the Galaxy S8's Facial Unlock with a Picture

Unsurprisingly, You Can Trick the Galaxy S8's Facial Unlock with a Picture Both versions of the Galaxy S8 , the 5.8-inch and the larger 6.2-inch S8 Plus, are now available for preorder and are expected to hit the US market on April 21 at a cost of $720. Apple might also use the 2.5D OLED edge to edge display for the new Apple iPhone 8 . In the USA the phones are running on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors while in other countries it will sport Samsung's own Exyn... [Full Article...]

California police seek more suspects after violent rallies

A white supremacist was caught on camera punching a woman as the supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump clashed in Berkeley, California . Protesters in Raleigh, North Carolina, said they suspect that Trump's returns might show he has paid little or nothing to the government he now heads, or that he was indebted to Russian, Chinese or other foreign interests. [Full Article...]

Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E

Newfound super-Earth represents an excellent hunting spot for E Over the previous year, researchers have found nearby exoplanets that could potentially support life, like Proxima b and the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets. All the same, "a few years ago we didn't know about any such planets, and now we know about several", says Ian Crossfield of the University of California, Santa Cruz, who was not involved in the latest discovery. [Full Article...]

Samsung Delays English-Speaking Bixby Personal Assistant On Galaxy S8

Speaking to Silicon , a Samsung spokesperson said: "All Bixby functionality, bar the Voice Function, will be available to United Kingdom customers at launch". The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be released commercially next week but sadly, Bixby will not be fully ready. Samsung proudly touted the new smart assistant during the launch of the new smartphone. [Full Article...]

Live giant shipworm found in Philippines

Live giant shipworm found in Philippines However while its toxic fumes might knock most of us out, there is a creature that thrives on this toxic gas - the giant shipworm , a mysterious mud-dwelling creature that has eluded scientists till now. Even though the creature looks like a giant worm, it's actually related to clams. Kuphus themselves do not eat, or if they do, they eat very little. [Full Article...]

Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator The report showed the high priority the administration puts on addressing trade imbalances and said it would be "scrutinizing China's trade and currency practices very closely". The administration's first report to Congress on foreign exchange policies of USA trading partners continues the stance of the Obama administration, putting those and four other countries on a watch list, though usin... [Full Article...]


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