Science


Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record
- September 16, 2016

The orange line shows the 1981 to 2010 average extent for that day. "These new results give us new and robust evidence of the tendency of warmer temperatures in the Arctic continuing", John Cappelen, a climatologist at the institute, said in a statement. (more...)
FBI Director advises to cover up your webcam with tape
- September 16, 2016

He went on to say that if you were to go into any government office, there are lids covering all of the little cameras that sit atop of the monitors. You do that so that people who don't have authority don't look at you. Recently in an Instagram picture of Mark Zuckerberg, it was found that he covers the camera and the audio jack on his Macbook with pieces of tape. He also said that people shouldn't take it for granted that someone is out there to ensure their safety. (more...)
New York City police officer struck with meat cleaver
- September 16, 2016

An off-duty police detective has been hospitalized for a slash wound to the face. "He was running down the street waving it ", an unnamed MTA worker told the New York Daily News. Officers chased the man down the street. "They shot until the threat was stopped, " said O'Neill, who is succeeding Bratton as commissioner. Franchesca Benitez, 26, the manager of Mandee Boutique in the Manhattan Mall on the corner of Sixth Avenue and 32nd Street, said employees were getting ready to do a ... (more...)
Texans' DeAndre Hopkins says he was fined for wearing Yeezy cleats Texans' DeAndre Hopkins says he was fined for wearing Yeezy cleats
- September 16, 2016

Rumors of an upcoming adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 edition September release have been circulating for quite some time, with imagery even floating around as well. Per Wilson, Hopkins says that he'll only wear the Yeezy cleats if West will cover the cost of the fines for him. While it may seem like a bit of a reach to make casual sneakers playable, Lakers' guard Nick Young actually laced up Yeezy Boosts for games last season. (more...)
Hopkins fined $6000 for Yeezy cleats Hopkins fined $6000 for Yeezy cleats
- September 16, 2016

Hopkins, who has a multi-year contract with Adidas, said he received a fine of $6,000 for wearing the shoes in the popular turtle dove color. Last week Hopkins was eager to hit the field in the shoes, writing on Instagram, "Next level". Rumors of an upcoming adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 edition September release have been circulating for quite some time, with imagery even floating around as well. (more...)
US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones US regulators: Official recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones
- September 16, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission told customers to "immediately stop using and power down" the device. The company has said that it "is continuing to work with the CPSC and our carrier partners to develop and evaluate solutions that are best for U.S. (more...)
US formally recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7
- September 16, 2016

Samsung had voluntarily recalled the devices after a few dozen exploded or caught fire. In many ways, the Note 7 was to be Samsung's victory lap, and received rave reviews from the technology press before the reports about its faulty batteries began appearing around the world. (more...)
Samsung shares plunge after Note 7 smartphone recall
- September 16, 2016

Consumers can visit Samsung's service centers to receive rental phones for temporary use. As concern grew over the battery catching fire, with more cases reported last week, Samsung on Sunday escalated its warning, telling Note 7 users around the world to immediately turn the device off. (more...)
Donald Trump Considering Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel for Supreme Court Donald Trump Considering Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel for Supreme Court
- September 16, 2016

Or at least that's according to Thiel himself, whose private boasting was relayed to the Huffington Post by two anonymous sources. As for an official comment from either Trump or Thiel themselves, no such thing has happened yet. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly in February and a successor has yet to be appointed. If nominated and confirmed, he would be the first openly gay member of the Court. (more...)
Twitter video-streaming app launches on Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox One
- September 16, 2016

Twitter has made live-streaming the linchpin of a business strategy to turn itself into a prime place to watch video. Thursday Night Football is about to get more social. This effectively opens the door for the company to livestream the first of 10 Thursday NFL games on Twitter . With Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR)'s TV app and the compatible streaming devices, you can watch live curated TV content on your large screen without the usual TV subscription. (more...)
Local politicians respond to Clinton calling out Trump
- September 16, 2016

Asked whether he'd be comfortable with Trump as president, Ryan demurred, "I'll leave it at that". A forum created to test the leading presidential candidates' capacity for military leadership Wednesday night displayed as much unpredictability as the rest of this election, as questions and answers veered off-topic and both candidates were put on the defensive several times. (more...)
Sandra Bland attorney says settlement 'absolute'
- September 16, 2016

The officer who stopped her, Brian Encinia, was sacked in March after he was indicted for perjury by a grand jury, in connection with statements he gave about the traffic stop, CNN reports . The lawsuit was filed in a Houston federal court very soon after Bland's death in July of 2015 . Encinia was later fired and charged with a misdemeanour perjury charge stemming from the arrest. (more...)
United States regulators issue official recall of Samsung Note 7 smartphones
- September 16, 2016

The company has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the USA, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage from fires, the CPSC said. The ban applies to turning on or charging any Samsung Galaxy Note7 on board, or shipping it in checked-in luggage and cargo. Meanwhile, the Consumer Product Safety Commission took it a step further, urging owners not to use the phone at all. (more...)
Australian Parliament gets bill to set up gay marriage vote
- September 16, 2016

The Cabinet has agreed to allocate $7.5 million in public funding to each campaign, totalling $15 million. The political intrigue lays in that fact, that government does not have a majority in the Senate. The question would be: "Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?" "There is tension for some MPs, like myself, on both sides of the aisle between our desire to respect the sovereign will of the Australian people, and our conscience in a representative democracy", ... (more...)
Obama: Oceans key to protecting planet from climate change
- September 16, 2016

State Department, reported Voice of America .Officials say the measures will affect more than 2 million square kilometers in new or expanded marine protected areas around the world. "The notion that the ocean I grew up with is not something that I can pass on to my kids and my grandkids is unacceptable", Obama said at the first day of the two-day event, after recalling his own childhood in Hawaii. (more...)
Philippine Leader Rejects Joint Patrols, Eyes China Weapons
- September 15, 2016

It's the latest twist involving the president of the Philippines. It was also Lorenzana who described relations between the Philippines and the U.S. There was no immediate reaction from Duterte. "In other words, he's giving a broad historical, cultural landscape", Duterte's spokesman Ernesto Abella said. (more...)
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus sells out before it even hits the shelves
- September 15, 2016

Singtel said on Thursday morning: "We have been informed that stocks for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black, in all capacities, will not be arriving on 16 Sep as planned". A man tests out an iPhone 7 Plus during a media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. By the time Apple staff came out and told everybody they wouldn't be able to get the iPhone 7 Plus, some of the self-professed Apple fans had been waiting in line in the chilly ... (more...)
David Moyes bemoans Sunderland's defensive performance
- September 15, 2016

Speaking about the match-winner, Koeman always believed Lukaku's goal drought would come to an end even if he was disappointed with the first 45 minutes from his team. Everton dominated for most of the second half, with David Moyes' charges happy to soak up the pressure and attack on the counter. "We just weren't in the right defensive positions, which is something we work on regularly". (more...)