Science


Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels
- May 26, 2018

The conclusion that rice will become less nutritional as climate change continues carries significant consequences for more than two billion people who depend on the grain as their primary food source. And there are myriad other climate-related factors, such as rising temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns-all spurred by greenhouse gas emissions-that may harm agriculture, as well. (more...)
Storm is likely to become depression and bring heavy rains Storm is likely to become depression and bring heavy rains
- May 26, 2018

Alberto started officially as a subtropical storm , a system that has some tropical characteristics but not all, and had 40-mph sustained wind as of the 1 p.m. No matter where the storm shifts, Central Florida will see a wet weekend, said Jessie Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Melbourne office. (more...)
Saturday looks great, then tropical rain moves in Sunday & Monday Saturday looks great, then tropical rain moves in Sunday & Monday
- May 26, 2018

It's now a 40-mph storm located about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, according to the hurricane center's 2 p.m. Friday update. With the storm's winds already reaching 40 miles per hour, officials say that it is strengthening, and the biggest threat is "heavy rain and rip current". (more...)
Canada: Ontario's leaders, where they stand before June 7 elections Canada: Ontario's leaders, where they stand before June 7 elections
- May 25, 2018

She said to her "knowledge" said Liberal nominations have not been beset by the same allegations and controversies that have dogged Tory nominations. "But if you look at different areas within the province, there's kind of a different picture emerging", she said, noting the battle within Toronto appears to be between the Liberals and the NDP. (more...)
SpaceX launches for two customers, misses a fairing recovery SpaceX launches for two customers, misses a fairing recovery
- May 25, 2018

A total of 75 satellites for Iridium are being sent to orbit as part of the upgrade, taking place over eight launches with SpaceX . (That mission was lost, but SpaceX was not to blame for the mishap.) Although the rocket stuck a flawless landing on its last mission, SpaceX does not plan to attempt a landing for this flight. (more...)
Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again Curiosity Rover is Drilling on Mars Again
- May 25, 2018

Drilling is a vital part of Curiosity's $2.5 billion mission, which is investigating Mars' past potential to host life and how the Red Planet's climate has changed over time. Curiosity demonstrated the new technique in a limited fashion earlier this year, boring about 0.5 inches (1.3 cm) into a different Mars rock. But that doesn't mean the work is over for engineers at JPL . (more...)
Why We Didn't Visit Xandar During Avengers: Infinity War Why We Didn't Visit Xandar During Avengers: Infinity War
- May 25, 2018

Marvel Studios is understandably playing things close to its proverbial chest where the next film is concerned, but a first synopsis has nonetheless popped up in the new issue of Licensing Magazine (as spotted on Twitter). Sharon joins a long list of high-profile heroes absent from Infinity War , alongside the likes of Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Nakia and Valkyrie. Carol Danvers will have her one solo film, " Captain Marvel ", before her return to Earth. (more...)
Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey Viviani sprints to fourth stage win, Yates retains pink jersey
- May 25, 2018

The 28-year-old's poor luck continued with his bike suffering more mechanical problems in finishing 3m 4s behind stage victor Rohan Dennis to slip to 10th in the overall rankings. Froome arrived at the Giro bidding to become the third person to win three Grand Tours in a row but he crashed in training before the opening time trial, lost time in a split on stage four and injured himself again in a second crash four days later. (more...)
Six Flags (NYSE:SIX) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine
- May 24, 2018

Finally, Oppenheimer set a $80.00 price target on Six Flags and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. A view of The Texas Giant roller coaster (R) at Six Flags Over Texas on July 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (more...)
Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt
- May 24, 2018

Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, said the terms of the deal appear to signify a substantial level of cooperation. The BBC report stressed that there was no indication that Trump was aware of the transaction. The special master, former federal judge Barbara Jones, is tasked with reviewing whether the seized documents are protected by attorney-client privilege before turning documents that are not protected over to prosecutors, who are ... (more...)
Will The US Push Venezuela Into The Abyss? Will The US Push Venezuela Into The Abyss?
- May 23, 2018

But his main challengers alleged irregularities and refused to recognize the result. If Trump doesn't stop buying oil from Venezuela , why should we take economic measures against Maduro? Prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Ralph Gonsalves , said: "We applaud your government and your people for conducting these elections". (more...)
New death raises DR Congo Ebola toll to 26 New death raises DR Congo Ebola toll to 26
- May 23, 2018

The six new confirmed cases were in the rural Iboko health zone, it said. "It's the first time in the midst of an outbreak ... that we're using this as a way to stem transmission", WHO's Peter Salama said in a telephone interview. Ebola was discovered in Congo in 1976 and the current outbreak is the first to be tackled with a vaccination campaign. Some 7,300 doses are already in Congo, and hundreds of thousands more are available in a stockpile built up by Merck. (more...)
AI to be 'new weapon' in cancer fight, Theresa May will say AI to be 'new weapon' in cancer fight, Theresa May will say
- May 23, 2018

Accelerating research using health data and artificial intelligence will build on the UK's reputation for cutting-edge science, and lead to transformative improvements in treating patients within the NHS . The plan is a long-term investment, a Downing Street spokesman was quoted as saying . Cancer has a higher successful treatment rate the earlier it's diagnosed. (more...)
Explain How You Expended $16 Billion Generating Darkness, Buhari Queries Obasanjo Explain How You Expended $16 Billion Generating Darkness, Buhari Queries Obasanjo
- May 23, 2018

Apparently referring to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Ngige said the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Government can never be perturbed with letters of criticism coming from the former President. "You know the rail was killed and one of the former Heads of State between that time was bragging that he spent more than $15billion, not naira, on power". (more...)
East Anglia's timetables see little change - but a rail revolution is coming East Anglia's timetables see little change - but a rail revolution is coming
- May 22, 2018

The RMT Union says that "Meltdown Monday" should spell the end of the privatised chaos on Britain's railways as the biggest timetable change in years have brought chaos to the region's trains. Robert Nisbet, regional director at the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the railindustry, said: 'We'd like to thank customers for bearing with us as we introduce the biggest timetable change in a generation. (more...)
Survivors of Texas shooting confront 'spiritual war zone' Survivors of Texas shooting confront 'spiritual war zone'
- May 22, 2018

The first speaker was graduate Aaron Chenoweth, who gave a short testimony about the trials and tribulations this graduating class had faced. "It is their faith in God that led them through the pathway of the stormy seas, that led them to the road to recovery and had it not been for God, they would still be stuck in a quagmire", he continued. (more...)
Shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied Shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied
- May 22, 2018

Chenoweth called on the deeply religious community to glorify God to find comfort and love. Earlier Sunday hundreds paid their respects a mosque for Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheik. New NRA President Oliver North blamed a "culture of violence", and criticized prescription drugs like Ritalin, which is used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, after the shooting. (more...)
Why TN is protesting against Sterlite in Tuticorin Why TN is protesting against Sterlite in Tuticorin
- May 22, 2018

Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam condemns Thoothukudi shooting - "The protests against the Sterlite plant were taken lightly by the Tamil Nadu government and that attitude is the reason for today's unfortunate events". The collector's office has confirmed two deaths at the time of writing this report . He said almost 3,000 troops had been brought in from neighbouring districts to control the situation. (more...)
Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest? Verify: Did Santa Fe shooting suspect target a love interest?
- May 22, 2018

Thirteen others were injured. Shana's mom, Sadie Baze, told local CBS affiliate KENS5 that she believed her her daughter was the first person targeted, and that in the days before the school shooting took place, discussed the possibility of it happening with her mom. (more...)
Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to protect 'secular fabric' ahead of 2019 polls Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to protect 'secular fabric' ahead of 2019 polls
- May 22, 2018

We have only asked our churches to spend one day a week to pray and it's a private matter and no one can interfere with it. The prayer campaigns are conducted before also. Home minister Rajnath Singh today said that India is a country where minorities are safe and no one is allowed to discriminate on the basis of caste and religion, reported ANI . (more...)
Palestine to sue Israel before ICC for 'war crimes' Palestine to sue Israel before ICC for 'war crimes'
- May 22, 2018

Peace talks have been frozen for over four years, and contacts between the two sides are minimal. He said the move was "due to the intensity and the rate and the severity of the crimes against our people" including the targeting of "unarmed protestors in the Gaza Strip" . (more...)
Gun violence, mental illness and more addressed at impactful Billboard Awards Gun violence, mental illness and more addressed at impactful Billboard Awards
- May 22, 2018

An emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the Billboard Awards in tribute to the recent school children and teachers who died in Texas, barely able to speak as she urged the audience and the world to do more to prevent deadly shootings from happening. (more...)
Iran condoles with Cuba over deadly plane crash Iran condoles with Cuba over deadly plane crash
- May 21, 2018

The news is not very promising, it seems that there is a high number of victims", Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said after visiting the crash site. Mexico said it would send a team of investigators from its Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics on Saturday. Most of the passengers killed are believed to be Cubans, though reports say five foreigners and a six-strong Mexican crew were also on board. (more...)
Treasury Department Sanctions 4 Venezuelans, 3 Entities Treasury Department Sanctions 4 Venezuelans, 3 Entities
- May 21, 2018

The U.S. Treasury announced on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on an influential Venezuelan political figure, three persons related to him and his alleged " corruption network ". cereal giant ceased operations in Venezuela due to the worsening economic situation, prompting the country's government to seize control of it manufacturing plant in the western city of Maracay. (more...)
Now Stream PC Games On Your Smartphone Using Steam Link App Now Stream PC Games On Your Smartphone Using Steam Link App
- May 18, 2018

If you've been dreaming of playing your favorite PC games on the toilet without actually bringing your desktop into the bathroom with you, you're in luck. Compatible with devices running at least Android 5.0, the application is neatly designed. You'll also want to use a Bluetooth controller for the most part: touch input is recognized, but it's not ideal, and most games don't support it for actual gameplay (even if it works in menus and such). (more...)
Google Assistant rolling out to Sony's two biggest wireless headphones Google Assistant rolling out to Sony's two biggest wireless headphones
- May 18, 2018

Now Sony is updating some of its older headphones with support for the digital assistant as well. The ability to have Google Assistant play Movies from your Google Play Movies and TV library is getting closer with Google launching the feature in the USA overnight. (more...)
Evidence of Planet Nine Possibly Found Evidence of Planet Nine Possibly Found
- May 18, 2018

Not everyone is convinced with this theory, with some experts suggesting that there could be a gamut of reasons for objects like 2015 BP519 to be nudged into puzzling orbits, given how little we know about the early Solar System. Most theorized that it could be a super-sized Earth-like planet. As Quanta Magazine reports, the study backs up a prediction made by Konstantin Batygin and Michael Brown, who argued in 2016 that the peculiar, looping orbits of worlds in the Kuiper belt is caused ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display Launch on May 21: Features, Specifications
- May 18, 2018

Based on the photo shared, the Galaxy J6 will not have any side bezels, though it will continue to have the top and bottom bezel. After giving its A-series the Infinity treatment, Samsung looks set to bring bezel-less screens to the masses in India through its affordable Galaxy J line-up. (more...)
Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP
- May 18, 2018

The tunnel would run southward under Sepulveda Blvd. and would end, without surfacing, below the vicinity of the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd. and Washington Boulevard in Culver City. Known for aggressively taking on large-scale technical challenges with which he has had little previous experience, Musk ended his pitch on a humble note, telling the audience that realizing his vision "could only happen with public support". (more...)
YouTube Music streaming service set to launch next week YouTube Music streaming service set to launch next week
- May 18, 2018

Anyone interested will be able to try out the refreshed service for free before deciding whether to subscribe. In a blog post, Youtube has announced that YouTube Red is being rebranded as YouTube Premium , which is a bit expensive than YouTube Red. (more...)