Science


Case of Zika virus reported in Monroe County, according to news reports
- August 18, 2016

The public health emergency declaration may be used by Puerto Rican authorities to apply for funding from the U.S.to hire and train unemployed workers to assist in vector control and outreach and education efforts. The total number of cases included 1,035 pregnant women. On July 29, health officials in Florida said they had discovered at least four cases where people contracted the Zika virus directly from mosquito bites. (more...)
Most cities too hot to host the summer Olympics by 2085 Most cities too hot to host the summer Olympics by 2085
- August 18, 2016

The danger zone is around 25 degrees Celsius, or 77 degrees Fahrenheit, for those engaging in major physical activity. "At 98 degrees and 100 percent humidity, you can walk slowly outdoors, but if you try to run, you can actually die". Latin America and Africa failed to produce a single viable city. Of course, Ishihara's and UC-Berkeley's warnings just add to the list of global warming doomsday predictions we've heard before, including the infamous "within "a few years" snowfall would ... (more...)
Local hero Da Silva soars to pole vault gold
- August 18, 2016

A roar to match anything from Sunday's 100 metres final - produced by a crowd a quarter of the size - accompanied the 22-year-old as he sailed over the bar, leaving the French world record holder and defending champion one more chance to beat him. (more...)
Increasing number of women are incarcerated Increasing number of women are incarcerated
- August 18, 2016

Although the total correctional population has dropped slightly since peaking at a whopping 7,339,600 in 2007, the study finds that the number of women held in jail for misdemeanor crimes or awaiting trial/sentencing (in 2014, 6 in 10 jail inmates were legally innocent ) has increased 14-fold since 1970, from approximately 8,000 to 110,000 (the total jail population has obviously increased quite a bit since then as well, from 157,000 to 745,000 in 2014-despite the fact that crime rates have ... (more...)
Rob Kardashian Wants to Marry Blac Chyna at the Courthouse Rob Kardashian Wants to Marry Blac Chyna at the Courthouse
- August 18, 2016

It's not going to be this year. "I kind of want to get my body back", she told fans. And during a Facebook Live Q&A session with fans on August 17, the couple revealed when they'll be tying the knot. Filming for the show serves as a constant reminder to Kardashian why chose to quit his family's show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians . "But probably not", Kardashian chimed in. (more...)
Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021
- August 18, 2016

Ford and Baidu are hardly alone in their efforts to produce and market self-driving cars. "Our focus, of course, first is North America". The CEO said that its regular vehicles will continue to be available for folks that still want to drive. (more...)
Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of "bigotry" and being "against the police"
- August 18, 2016

So, I would think so, we'll find out, because they have a tape, as I understand. Mr Trump, who is lagging behind in the polls, said: "Our opponent Hillary would rather protect the offender than the victim". The billionaire tycoon visited Wisconsin, the latest state to be hit by riots after the fatal shooting by police of a black man. Authorities said Smith was stopped for acting suspiciously and was shot by police because he was carrying an illegal handgun and refused orders to drop it. (more...)
US Women win Gold, Silver in Women's Floor Exercise
- August 18, 2016

It's been a rocky road for the team - starting with two draws (South Africa, Iraq) but following with shutout wins over Denmark and Colombia. "Your first Olympics you walk away with five medals, that's not tough at all". "It's kind of scary with this public eye being on me all the time", Biles said. Silver medalist Leyva was stellar on the parallel bars and Brazil's Arthur Zanetti, who won silver in rings, showed off a powerful routine with a huge round of applause from the crowd. (more...)
IF Announce USB Type-C Compliance Program & Logo IF Announce USB Type-C Compliance Program & Logo
- August 18, 2016

The new certification standard will "make it easier to share device chargers across the compliant USB Type-C landscape", said Jeff Ravencraft, the organization's president and COO. "I$3 t will offer up to 100 watts of power delivery, giving device vendors the option of a single cable to deliver data, audio, video and power". These are still early days for the USB Type-C adoption process with only a handful of high-end PCs and smartphones featuring the new component. (more...)
Google floats video calling app Duo
- August 18, 2016

Duo is a 1 on 1, end-to-end encrypted, video chatting application that aims to make video calls as simple as possible. However, at its Google I/O conference in May, the company said that it would be launching the video app as well as a text messaging app dubbed Allo, to compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. (more...)
Inslee, Bryant disagree on minimum wage hike Inslee, Bryant disagree on minimum wage hike
- August 18, 2016

Inslee, seeking a second term, painted an optimistic vision of an innovative state making progress in solving its problems. Hosted by the Association of Washington Business, the hourlong debate comes after Inslee racked up a double-digit lead over Bryant in the August primary, followed by a similar lead in a poll released earlier this week. (more...)
U.S. women compete in long jump final U.S. women compete in long jump final
- August 18, 2016

Bartoletta, a 30-year-old Elyria, Ohio, native, is not only a three-time world champion long jumper but also competes in sprint events. U.S. teammate Brittney Reese won silver and Ivana Spanovic of Serbia won bronze. For Bartoletta, it was redemption after she missed the final of the 100 meters. Reese has been the dominant figure in the event since winning her first outdoor world championship in 2009 following a fifth-place finish the previous year at the Beijing Olympics. (more...)
Olympics 2016: The Day in Photos (August 16) Olympics 2016: The Day in Photos (August 16)
- August 18, 2016

Women's Water Polo - Semifinal (LIVE). ESPN2 - U.S. Open Series: ATP World Tour-WTA Tour, Western & Southern Open, men's & women's round of 16, at Mason, Ohio, 7 p.m. United States (LIVE); Men's Diving - Springboard Semifinal; Women's Beach Volleyball - Semifinal, Maestrini/Rocha (Brazil) vs. Ludwig/Walkenhorst (Germany) (LIVE), NBC , 9 a.m. (more...)
Aetna to Exit Most Obamacare Exchanges for 2017
- August 18, 2016

In other words, if the deal with Humana dies on the vine, so does all of Aetna's public-exchange business. Aetna's CEO says the company may consider returning to the exchanges if improvements are made to the program. On Aug. 2, Aetna publicly disclosed that its ACA plans had lost approximately $200 million in the second quarter of 2016 and were expected to lose more than $300 million this year. (more...)
Undaunted by hack, Rogen & Goldberg throw a 'Sausage Party' Undaunted by hack, Rogen & Goldberg throw a 'Sausage Party'
- August 18, 2016

This sentiment was apparently shared widely among social justice warrior social media after Sausage Party's release on Thursday night. " Sausage Party " opens in theaters on Friday. Original Song will be kind of a crap shoot, but then again , that's always the case with that category, so it's jut par for the course. "Half the people we know are gone, half are still there", says Goldberg. (more...)
UK inflation pressures grow after vote to leave EU UK inflation pressures grow after vote to leave EU
- August 18, 2016

Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday she would not begin the proceedings before the end of the year. UK Prime Minister Theresa May, who campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union and leads a cabinet of ministers from either side of the debate, had been expected to enact Article 50 but said she will not trigger Brexit talks this year as Britain needs time to prepare. (more...)
Audi to launch vehicles that communicate with traffic lights Audi to launch vehicles that communicate with traffic lights
- August 18, 2016

Amid the advancing technologies in the automotive arena, Audi has come up with a new system that will give complete information to the driver about the traffic signals. Audi takes that data and runs it through its prediction algorithms. Future applications of the technology could see it linked to the car's navigation system or its stop/start functions. (more...)
Sugar tax on soft drinks 'will put 4000 jobs at risk'
- August 18, 2016

Professor Jane Dacre, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said: "I am disappointed that after such a long wait for the childhood obesity strategy, the Government has published a downgraded plan that fails to address key issues such as marketing and promotion of sugar-filled and unhealthy foods to children". (more...)
Olympian Sawan Serasinghe celebrates finishing at Rio with 8000 calorie McDonald's feast Olympian Sawan Serasinghe celebrates finishing at Rio with 8000 calorie McDonald's feast
- August 18, 2016

Adding, " Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean! ". Serasinghe signed off the caption with an emoji smiling through its pain and some motivational athlete talk about learning from losses, but we see through his cheer. (more...)
Rio 2016: Serbians reinforce USA's gold quest will be tough Rio 2016: Serbians reinforce USA's gold quest will be tough
- August 18, 2016

Team USA is coming off a 98-88 victory over Australia, by far its tightest matchup during the 2016 Rio Games, marred by poor shooting and a lack of experience playing together rather than leading their respective National Basketball Association teams. (more...)

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