Science


Human DNA tied mostly to single exodus from Africa long ago
- September 22, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced nearly completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent long ago, new studies suggest. The scientists also discovered that aboriginal Australians "are one of the oldest living populations on Earth, and have been in the same area for the past 50,000 to 60,000 years", Willerslev said. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note7 Replacement Units Now Available
- September 22, 2016

The latest update to Samsung Pay adds iris scanner support, allowing you to approve purchases in what Samsung says is a safer and more secure fashion. The user in Canada used a picture they found of the Note 7 catching fire and posed it as their own, the company said, and in Singapore, a user claimed they threw the handset out of their auto when it caught fire but could not show proof. (more...)
Samsung received '26 false reports' of Note 7 fires
- September 22, 2016

Countless fires and explosions have been blamed on the device, and damage costs are starting to seriously pile up. Analysts had predicted that the Galaxy Note 7 debacle could end up costing Samsung as much as $1 billion, and the company's already seen its market capitalization drop by $22 billion as skittish investors opted to put their money elsewhere. (more...)
Another big cable company says it wants to do cellphones too Another big cable company says it wants to do cellphones too
- September 22, 2016

Now Roberts has confirmed some details of Comcast's plan. Comcast's wireless service will create a new line of business that could help the company to retain cable clients in the competitive pay-TV market. "And if that product can be the Verizon Wireless product improved with our Wi-Fi - 15 million hot spots - where it's more seamless, and we're able to give you a good value proposition ... (more...)
Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire in Held Kashmir
- September 22, 2016

The infiltration attempts came as India and Pakistan are locked in a diplomatic war of words over a deadly unrest in the Kashmir Valley and soon after the Sunday attack on military base close to the de facto border that divides the state between the two neighbours. (more...)
Obama Creates First Marine National Monument in Atlantic Ocean
- September 22, 2016

Back in November, he wrote a letter to the President outlining some of the environmental protection efforts in the regional already underway. "The ocean's really nice there", Obama said . Most fishermen have two months to stop fishing in these areas, except offshore lobster and red crab fishermen, who can stay for seven years . Recreational fishing will also be allowed within the monument. (more...)
Attack on Syrian medical facility kills 4 staff
- September 22, 2016

U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura said that future efforts to end the violence in Syria "will and can be heavily affected if we cannot overcome the present situation with the restoration of the [U.S. USA officials have blamed Russia or Syria for the attack, while the Russians have denied either party was involved. Kerry noted Russian Federation initially said the attack on the convoy was necessary as part of an alleged offensive against the al-Nusra Front. (more...)
Under global scrutiny, China has to cut steel exports: industry body Under global scrutiny, China has to cut steel exports: industry body
- September 22, 2016

It quoted Chi Jingdong, vice secretary general of the China Iron and Steel Association. Baosteel and Wuhan had earlier announced that they would cut capacity - Baosteel by 9.2 million tonnes of production capacity in three years, while Wuhan by 4.42 million tonnes of steel production and 3.19 million tonnes of iron production this year. (more...)
Autumn equinox 2016: What is it; when is it? Autumn equinox 2016: What is it; when is it?
- September 22, 2016

For these reasons above mid latitude areas, like here, don't actually have 12 hours of day and night until a few days after the Autumnal equinox and a few days before the Vernal equinox . Rapidly! Though the days have steadily been getting shorter since the summer solstice, the earlier arrival of dusk becomes especially noticeable by September. (more...)
Free no more: Emirates to charge for advance seat selection Free no more: Emirates to charge for advance seat selection
- September 22, 2016

YouTuber Casey Neistat recently got a free upgrade on his Emirates flight from Dubai to New York City, and chose to document his absolutely bonkers experience on what will probably be the most luxurious flight of his life. - Standard Seats from 8.00 - Rows 6-15 and 18-33 per flight. Or, for solo travellers keen to nab an aisle or window, you may discover the flight is full and, yes, you're stuck in the dreaded middle seat. (more...)
Tropical Storm Lisa gaining strength in the Atlantic Tropical Storm Lisa gaining strength in the Atlantic
- September 22, 2016

The 11am speed is to the NW at 7mph and it looks like that track will continue for awhile. Watch WJCL with Chief Meteorologist Jeff Kirk tonight at 5p, 6p, 7p and 11p for any further developments with Karl and Lisa. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm may grow a bit stronger during the day but is forecast to weaken by Thursday . The storm will continue to move northwestwards at about 19 kmph. (more...)
Morocco Ratifies in New York Paris Agreement on Climate Change
- September 22, 2016

Mr Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, has vowed to pull the U.S. out of the accord if he is elected. After Wednesday's event, according to a United Nations statement, 60 countries representing 48 percent of the global emission have so far joined. (more...)
UN To Resume Aid Convoy Mission In Syria After Brief Suspension
- September 22, 2016

His peace envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, described his long-delayed plans for a multi-step Syrian peace process and transition that appeared, even by his own admission, untethered to reality on the ground. On Wednesday, heavy bombardment pummeled Aleppo city and the wider province, key battlegrounds in Syria's conflict, and a raid hit a medical team late Tuesday, September 20. (more...)
European Carriers Can Back Out of Unlimited Roaming European Carriers Can Back Out of Unlimited Roaming
- September 22, 2016

The Commission announced the original "free roaming " plans with huge fanfare in early 2015, but when it unveiled the details this week consumer groups were outraged by a limit to just 90 days of free roaming per year. The European Commission has already forced down roaming charges by 90% since 2007. Reduced ratesUnder the new proposals, mobile operators will be able to apply a surcharge of up to €0.04 per minute per call, €0.01 per SMS and €0.0085 per megabyte of data if they feel a ... (more...)
EU unveils new plan to scrap mobile roaming charges
- September 22, 2016

The EU has introduced tighter caps on the roaming charges mobile operators can levy for calls, text and data services overseas, ahead of scrapping these fees altogether next year. The College of EU Commissioners will adopt the final proposal by 15 December 2016, that will allow operators to find abusive users and apply small surcharges after alerting them. (more...)
Labour MP threatens to sue Jeremy Corbyn over 'role call'
- September 22, 2016

Owen Smith, the Labour leadership challenger, has made an outspoken attack on Momentum, the grassroots movement set up to support Jeremy Corbyn, accusing it of using the party like a "host body" to promote hard-left policies. Among other policies outlined were increasing spending on scientific research - including doubling energy research with the intention of making Britain a "world leading renewables producer", strengthening workers' rights and tighten up rules about business takeovers. (more...)
Protesters confront police after fatal shooting in Charlotte Protesters confront police after fatal shooting in Charlotte
- September 22, 2016

Both CBS affiliate WBTV and Fox 46 said CMPD police confirmed the officer who shot Scott was Brentley Vinson, a black man. Scott's family has claimed that he was disabled and was only reading a book while waiting to pick up his son from school. (more...)
New Hampshire poll: Clinton leads Trump by 9 points
- September 22, 2016

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson has 10% support, according to Monmouth. If the press stops covering every Trump rally, the Republican candidate for president is going to have a major problem. Clinton has opened a sizable 9-point lead in New Hampshire - where Trump campaigned just a week ago - in a Monmouth University poll . FiveThirtyEight also predicts Florida will be a close call with Trump at 55.2 per cent chance of winning and Clinton trailing at 44.8 percent. (more...)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Madame Tussauds split up
- September 22, 2016

The London wax museum has chose to separate Brad and Angelina's figures following the news of the couple's divorce. In 2004, Pitt and Jolie fell in love on the set of action comedy "Mr. "So what she is saying is she is willing to include Brad Pitt on those decisions". Jolie is said to be asking for physical custody of their six children , while requesting visitation rights for Pitt . (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now launching in South Africa in November
- September 22, 2016

Another new firmware update , which will be pushed to both the old and fixed Note 7 devices, will make a few changes to the interface. According to Samsung, the notice will appear every time users power up or charge the device. Samsung additionally said it will attach a software update to the new Note7 devices delivered in concert with carriers that displays a green icon to indicate the device has a safe battery. (more...)

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