Science


Canadian jailed in China over spying allegations freed Canadian jailed in China over spying allegations freed
- September 16, 2016

Garratt was deported from China on Thursday after a court in Dandong ruled on his case on Tuesday, his family said in a statement. Indeed, while he was in Beijing, the Garratt family expressed their frustration at the lack of progress. Yang Tianwen, a spokesman at the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, said he was unaware of Garratt's release. The man's return comes just over a week after Trudeau visited China in a bid to improve relations. (more...)
Tennessee jobless rate edges up to 4.4 percent last month Tennessee jobless rate edges up to 4.4 percent last month
- September 16, 2016

Last month's unemployment rate is almost a full percentage point below the 4.8 percent unemployment rate in August 2015. For the first time in almost a decade, Georgia's jobless rate is the same as the national rate. This is the largest sector in Kentucky with almost 400,000 jobs accounting for one-fifth of all nonfarm employment. The state's unemployment rate is now below what most economists consider full employment. (more...)
How To: stream the Jets-Bills Thursday night game How To: stream the Jets-Bills Thursday night game
- September 16, 2016

Which team will rebound tonight from its opening-week loss when the Bills host the Jets at 8:25PM ET? Fear not, I probably won't be this accurate again. For the Bills , they are going to have to have a big night on the ground, which they have done in the past against NY, but is still a tall order against that defensive front. (more...)
Pentagon Says Recent Strikes On Islamic State May Have Killed Civilians Pentagon Says Recent Strikes On Islamic State May Have Killed Civilians
- September 16, 2016

The US military said on Tuesday that three strikes against Islamic State targets may have caused what it called civilian casualties, without specifying the numbers of possible deaths or injuries. According to the statement, a similar incident near al-Shahada saw a non-military vehicle hit by a USA air strike. Since the start of its campaign in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. (more...)
Analysts Predict Apple iPhone 7 Opening Weekend Sales (AAPL)
- September 16, 2016

In the run up to the iPhone 7's launch, Apple was said to have cut orders for components and renegotiated pricing for the phone parts. T-Mobile said pre-orders rose almost four times compared with its next most popular iPhone . Let us know in the comments. On the standard variant, it retains the 12-megapixel sensor, but now it comes with a wider aperture and larger sensor. Here's a look at the bottom of the iPhone 7 Plus that's dismantled in this video. (more...)
Local fishermen upset about new marine monument
- September 16, 2016

Kerry said over two days the delegates would announce 120 preservation projects and US$2 billion in new funding to protect more than two million square kilometres of sea. Williams said his company will survive, but the changes created to address some of his concerns don't sway him about the merits of the monument. "I know that in a contest between us and the oceans, eventually the oceans will win one way or the other", he said. (more...)
Tribal protesters against Dakota pipeline met with backlash Tribal protesters against Dakota pipeline met with backlash
- September 16, 2016

In Dallas, about 50 people rallied in "peaceful solidarity" at the corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane Tuesday night to protest the four-state pipeline from Energy Transfer Partners , The Dallas Morning News reports. for now. Energy Transfer Partners disputes those claims, saying the pipeline would include safeguards and that workers monitoring the pipeline remotely could close valves within three minutes if a breach is detected. (more...)
Colin Powell: Hillary screws up everything she touches Colin Powell: Hillary screws up everything she touches
- September 16, 2016

In response to Powell's disdain, Trump tweeted: "I was never a fan of Colin Powell after his weak understanding of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq = disaster. The emails were first posted on DCLeaks.com, a website that television network MSNBC said has ties to Russian intelligence. "I have a great deal of respect for Colin Powell , and I have a lot of sympathy for anyone whose emails become public". (more...)
Regulators officially recall Samsung Note 7 phones
- September 16, 2016

While Samsung has been attempting to recall devices through an official exchange program, the message hasn't made it through to many already in possession of the flagship handset. Samsung pledged Thursday to expedite the recall. So if you have a Samsung device, regardless of whether it's a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy Note 7 , now might be a good time to make sure it's not sitting next to anything flammable. (more...)
Typhoon Meranti Hits Taiwan and East China
- September 16, 2016

The high winds lasted around three hours and afterwards the streets of Xiamen were pockmarked with fallen road signs, broken tree branches and shattered glass. Thousands of others were forced to flee their homes and around 350,000 households were still without power as of yesterday morning. A Cornish disaster relief charity is on standby after a typhoon struck Taiwan and coastal China. (more...)
In Sixth Mass Extinction, Bigger Sea Creatures Likely To Die Out First In Sixth Mass Extinction, Bigger Sea Creatures Likely To Die Out First
- September 16, 2016

He does note, though, that the speed of the current pattern of extinction is important: "We are talking about [previous] mass extinctions that took place slowly over a million years as opposed to around 150 years in our case". In fact, humankind's inclination to kill larger creatures is so strong that it can even drive evolution . Our selective hunting and exploitation of larger marine species could have an outsize impact on the ecosystems as well. (more...)
Pokemon GO Update With 'Buddy' Feature Now Rolling Out Pokemon GO Update With 'Buddy' Feature Now Rolling Out
- September 16, 2016

However, there is far too much reality in the Augmented Reality Game that is Pokemon Go. It notifies players about the latest events and if a Pokemon is nearby. A Trainer can earn Candy for their Buddy Pokemon by walking a certain distance. These are only a few aspects of the buddy system that players have uncovered till now. (more...)
Make Pikachu Hop On Your Shoulders With The New Buddy System Make Pikachu Hop On Your Shoulders With The New Buddy System
- September 16, 2016

Therefore, players excited to get their hands on new Pokemon have to wait a bit longer. A few players are of the opinion that you need to collect at least 10 sweets if you want the Pokemon to sit on your shoulder and accompany you on your journey. (more...)
Infinite Warfare's Story Trailer Features Explosions and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Infinite Warfare's Story Trailer Features Explosions and Game of Thrones' Kit Harington
- September 16, 2016

Great. Call of Duty : Infnite Warfare is releasing on November 4 and be sure it's not the last Call of Duty game you'll play. It's nearly "time to raise the black flag and start cutting throats", as the action packed trailer exclaims. (more...)
House votes to halt Guantanamo detainee transfers House votes to halt Guantanamo detainee transfers
- September 16, 2016

The House on Thursday passed the bill on a 244 to 174 vote, but even some leading Republican House members acknowledge privately that it stands nearly no chance of being approved by the Senate. Democrats said the legislation would strip Obama of his lawful authority over the prison. There are now 61 inmates at "Gitmo", with 20 cleared for release. (more...)
Obama creates first marine national monument in Atlantic
- September 16, 2016

In a historic move, President Obama this morning established the first marine national monument in the Atlantic during a State Department conference. He said the investments the US and other nations were taking with new marine protected areas were vital for their economy and national security, but "also vital to our spirit". (more...)
Giant pandas are no longer 'endangered,' but still 'vulnerable'
- September 16, 2016

China's giant panda survey a year ago found that the species' numbers had risen 17 percent in the past decade, with 1,864 adults living in the wild. Conservation actions have also paid off for the Tibetan Antelope, which has moved from Endangered to Near Threatened. The change in status is largely credited to intensive conservation efforts by China, where the Giant Panda is native. (more...)
Scientists determine color, camouflage of 'super cute' dinosaur Scientists determine color, camouflage of 'super cute' dinosaur
- September 16, 2016

The transition from dark to light when moving from the top of the dinosaur to the bottom is called countershading, and is a camouflage pattern used by many species today. They also examined the preserved scales and the pigment patterns with input on muscle structure. "The most surprising features include an unusually large and wide head, highly pigmented clusters of scales on the shoulders, robust limbs, patagiums (skin flaps) behind the hind limbs, and a highly pigmented cloaca". (more...)
NYC Subway Latest To Warn Against Samsung Smartphone Use
- September 16, 2016

One needs no more proof of this than to look at a story from earlier in the week when multiple outlets reported that a phone that had exploded in a 6-year-old boy's hand in Brooklyn, New York, was a Note 7 . "We welcome this action by the CPSC and Samsung ", says Maria Rerecich, the head of electronics testing at Consumer Reports . Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) officials, meanwhile, told The Tribune that the company has not yet released the Note 7 for sale in any of the ... (more...)
LSU Announces It's Wearing Throwback LSU Announces It's Wearing Throwback "Gridiron Gold" Uniforms Saturday
- September 16, 2016

Tittle in his uniform that inspired Saturday's look. According to Fox Sports , Tittle's visit to LSU a few years ago is what inspired the Tigers to create the throwbacks. The " Sailor Mike " logo was extremely popular among LSU fans in the 1940s and '50s, especially when the Tigers won their first football national championship in 1958. (more...)

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