Science


Obama to open conservation tour in Lake Tahoe and Hawaii
- September 01, 2016

The summit took place at an outdoor arena on the lake's south shore where President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address. In his Tahoe speech, Obama repeatedly challenged those who question whether climate change is occurring or is caused by human activity, including the burning of fossil fuels. (more...)
Sony's awesome wireless headphones let you decide how much noise to cancel Sony's awesome wireless headphones let you decide how much noise to cancel
- September 01, 2016

There's also an "ambient sound" mode that picks up outside sounds and pipes them to your ears while you listen to music, so you won't miss announcements such as your boarding call. This "Quick Attention" mode means that you don't have remove the cans when you need to hear something. The devices can handle any music file from high-resolution sound to MP3 files. (more...)
Philippines' Duterte says Obama must listen to him on human rights
- September 01, 2016

Obama had earlier spoken by telephone to then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shortly after he won the presidency in the May 9 elections, hailing the country's "vibrant democracy" and emphasizing the importance of "protecting human rights". (more...)
Florida's Gulf coast braces for Tropical Storm Hermine Florida's Gulf coast braces for Tropical Storm Hermine
- September 01, 2016

The storm is expected to make landfall in Florida early Friday and by early Saturday the center of circulation should be near the Wilmington area. While a few showers are possible Thursday, they won't be directly related to Hermine . The storm, now in the Gulf of Mexico, is projected to make landfall in Florida. (more...)
MEA Confirms 13 Indian Nationals Tested Positive For Zika In Singapore MEA Confirms 13 Indian Nationals Tested Positive For Zika In Singapore
- September 01, 2016

The woman, whose name and age were not disclosed by officials, is now receiving treatment at a hospital in Singapore . Expectant mothers with male partners who have tested positive were also told to visit their doctors. As she had not travelled to Zika-affected areas recently, she was likely to have been infected in Singapore , MOH and NEA had said in a joint news release. (more...)
Major Rescue Effort Off Libyan Coast Saves 6500 Migrants
- September 01, 2016

It also rescued two premature babies delivered at 8 months who were 5 days old, whose mother was traveling alone with them. The migrants are "racing against the clock because they fear the start of autumn when conditions will not be so good" out at sea, according to Abdel Hamid al-Souei from Libya's Red Crescent. (more...)
More than 6000 migrants fleeing Libya rescued at sea
- September 01, 2016

Some speak of cruel and aggressive smugglers forcing larger numbers of people onto the rubber boats, often at gunpoint, to squeeze more money from each trip. A boy looks on inside a crowded wooden boat carrying more than 700 migrants before being rescued, about 13 miles north of Sabratha, Libya . About 106,000 people have arrived in Italy so far this year while 2,726 have died in the attempt, according to the IOM. (more...)
Gold Falls to Lowest Level in More Than Two Months
- September 01, 2016

U.S. stocks fell yesterday after stronger-than-expected USA consumer confidence data stoked worries about a potential Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year, while European shares gained and the dollar climbed. Holdings of the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, New York-listed SPDR Gold Shares, are down 2.7 tonnes in August, compared with an inflow of 8 tonnes in July. (more...)
England breaks records, crushes Pakistan
- September 01, 2016

Alex Hales had no idea he had broken Robin Smith's England record for the highest score in one-day cricket when he hit a four to move past 167. Hales broke Smith s record when he clubbed Hasan for four. The innings produced 59 boundaries - the most in a one-day global innings - with 321 runs coming from the last 30 overs. Wahab Riaz suffered the most as he was hit to all corners of the ground, with the pacer conceding 110 runs from his quota of 10 overs. (more...)
Samsung Elec says Galaxy Note 7 shipments delayed due to quality testing
- September 01, 2016

Why? Samsung hasn't confirmed any problems yet, but the Korea Herald says that there are several reports from Korea and overseas of the battery exploding in the phone while charging. Samsung is now in talks with the owner of the device to sort out the compensation. " You should use its original charger just in case and leave the phone far away from where you are while charging". (more...)
Apple iPhone 7 to be launched on September 7 Apple iPhone 7 to be launched on September 7
- September 01, 2016

Despite its 25% fall in profits year-on-year in its last quarterly finance report , the company experienced a 7% rise in its stocks on the very same day as a result of these profits not having fallen as much as analysts expected, with Apple still managing to stay strong despite various hard factors in the tech market. (more...)
IPhone 7 leaked specs sheet hints the 16GB iPhone really is dead IPhone 7 leaked specs sheet hints the 16GB iPhone really is dead
- September 01, 2016

Could Apple make the iPhone thinner? The venue, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, is the same location where Apple has hosted its last few product launches. A new version of the Apple Watch, with Global Positioning System location tracking, and updated MacBook Pro machines may also feature at the product showcase. (more...)
Asus Unveils the ZenPad 3S 10 During IFA Berlin Asus Unveils the ZenPad 3S 10 During IFA Berlin
- September 01, 2016

For storage, the tablet has up to 64GB of onboard eMMC memory and a micro SD card slot that can support cards up to 128GB in capacity. Asus didn't provide any details on the price of the ZenPad 3S 10 or its release date, but it shouldn't be long before the tablet will be available for purchase. (more...)
Apple case highlights huge untaxed profits of corporate giants
- September 01, 2016

However, Apple told its investors on Wednesday in a question and answers document that its Irish entities paid $400 million of tax in 2014 in Ireland and a further $400 million of "current U.S. Ireland's tax rate is 12.5 percent, but the European Commission claims Apple paid an effective corporate tax rate of 0.005 percent in 2014. Ultimately, the European Union courts have the power to cut or overturn repayment orders if they find fault with the commission's methodology during the ... (more...)
NASA spots 'cluster of galaxies' 11.1 billion light-years from earth NASA spots 'cluster of galaxies' 11.1 billion light-years from earth
- September 01, 2016

To qualify as a cluster, the galaxies must be bound together by gravity. With 11 "massive galaxies" at its core, CL J1001's discovery shows it in an early-stage growth spurt. After comparing their data with advanced computer simulations created to model the formation of galaxy clusters, the team discovered that CL J1001 was carrying a surprising amount of mass in the form of stars contained within the core galaxies. (more...)
Obama Makes Hawaii Marine Reserve World's Largest
- September 01, 2016

It's not the first time Obama has expanded a Bush-era marine monument; in 2014, he expanded the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to 490,000 square miles, making it the largest in the world at the time . But ahead of the November 8 election for his successor, less than 5 percent of voters say the "environment" is the most important issue facing the United States today, according to a Reuters/IPSOS poll conducted between July 24 and August 21. (more...)
Here is how to download the new Android Nougat
- September 01, 2016

KitGuru Says: Google's own devices will be the first to get Android Nougat but hopefully we will see some popular third-party flagships get the update faster than previous years. There's also no confirmation of whether the phone will land on Three, but it's likely to and with a launch in early September it will probably arrive before nearly any phone gets the Nougat update. (more...)
Apple announces iPhone 7 launch date Apple announces iPhone 7 launch date
- September 01, 2016

There have been a few rumors going around the internet which state that the iPhone 7 could come with new color options such as blue. However, the Pro model is expected to be a slightly high-end model that will include a dual camera setup on its rear. (more...)
Police warn residents about scams Police warn residents about scams
- September 01, 2016

There are many imposter sites online created to trick you into giving up your private tax and security information. These individuals are sophisticated enough to make it appear that they are calling from a (202) area code which is Washington DC, but they are not. (more...)
The Good, The Bad, and The Kanye — VMAs RECAP
- September 01, 2016

Maybe it would be different if the performances in between awards were mind blowing like they used to be a mere few years ago, but they just weren't. Rihanna's boyfriend and rapper Drake presented the special honor to the singer after delivering a heartfelt speech about his admiration for her since 2005. (more...)

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