Science


Giant Glowing Space Blob's Power Source Discovered Giant Glowing Space Blob's Power Source Discovered
- September 23, 2016

This rendering shows a snapshot from a cosmological simulation of a Lyman-alpha Blob similar to LAB-1. The simulation tracks evolution of gas and dark matter. There are also several smaller galaxies surrounding the major light sources. Astronomers think Lyman-alpha Blobs are important because they seem to be the places where the most massive galaxies in the universe form. (more...)
Apple Watch continues to be number one smartwatch despite sales slump Apple Watch continues to be number one smartwatch despite sales slump
- September 23, 2016

Apple Watch sales were down 55 percent during the second quarter of 2016. Thus, Apple's focus on fitness with the Apple Watch Series 2, which features a Global Positioning System tracker and waterproofing, could prove to be a smart decision. (more...)
Top features of Google Allo makes it the new competitor of WhatsApp
- September 23, 2016

Google today launched a messaging app for Android as well as iOS dubbed as Google Allo. Both are free, available for Android and iOS, and created to simplify mobile messaging. It works just like Google but feels more like a conversation and less like a search and retrieval interaction. It can keep conversation going with the help of assistance when required as well as to say more and do more too within the chats. (more...)
South Korea orders more checks on Galaxy Note 7 batteries
- September 23, 2016

But, he added, consumers have no excuse now to delay exchanging their phones now that Samsung's official exchange program now in effect. The company has sold around 2.5 million smartphones around the globe and is ready to recall from 10 global markets. (more...)
Researchers Read World' Oldest Damaged Biblical Scroll Researchers Read World' Oldest Damaged Biblical Scroll
- September 23, 2016

According to co-author Pnina Shor, director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem, when the scrolls were first excavated, a team member brought in the box of charcoal chunks and asked her to scan them. (more...)
Paris climate agreement "in force by end of 2016"
- September 23, 2016

As of today, 60 countries have ratified the agreement, but they only represent 46 out of the necessary 55 per cent of global emissions. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali handed over the Instrument of Ratification of the Agreement to Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday at the United Nations headquarters in NY, the foreign ministry said. (more...)
Man arrested after taunting police while riding a manatee Man arrested after taunting police while riding a manatee
- September 23, 2016

Police said they arrived on the scene after receiving a call that James Roy Massengale Jr. was in the water and "touching two adult manatees and their two calves". He was going to be given a summons to appear, but Massengale told the officer to take him to jail instead because he would not show up to court. He then began to chant "Take me to jail". (more...)
More battery checks for new Samsung Note 7 phones
- September 23, 2016

Either way, Samsung Canada is urging customers who purchased their Galaxy Note7 between August 19th and September 1st to exchange it through the Canadian Product Exchange program. Samsung halted new sales ahead of the recall as it prepared replacement Note 7 devices with safe batteries. Samsung stopped selling the Note 7 on September 2nd after it found there were issues with the battery cell. (more...)
Chinese officials criticised over 'ugly' Great Wall repairs Chinese officials criticised over 'ugly' Great Wall repairs
- September 23, 2016

The widely mocked project involved an 8-kilometer (5-mile) unrestored Xiaohekou section of the wall that has become known as the "most handsome wild Great Wall ". "The old wall was badly damaged over a long period of history and the restoration work was aimed at preventing it from falling apart and being washed away by the rain", he said . (more...)
Yahoo Expected To Confirm Details of Massive Data Breach
- September 23, 2016

When Motherboard contacted Yahoo about the data release in August, a spokesperson told the website: "We are aware of a claim", and said it was investigating the information. Details are scarce as Yahoo has yet to confirm the attack, but it appears the security breach is related to the apparent leak of 200 million accounts earlier this year by a hacker known as "Peace". (more...)
South Korea asks Samsung to extend Galaxy Note 7 refund
- September 22, 2016

He again urged Note 7 users to exchange their phones as quickly as possible and to stop using them to avoid the risk of another auto fire, house fire, or leg burn because of the phone's battery. Samsung has recalled about 1 million Note 7 smartphones in the United States, offering to replace or refund the flagship phones. Not all Galaxy Note 7's were affected. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 UK Exchange Program Is Active
- September 22, 2016

The CPSC said Samsung had received 92 reports in the USA of batteries overheating, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage. Optimism from customers won't help Samsung pay the recall costs. Rival carrier Sprint Corp's website also showed the Note 7 available for order, providing a list of stores where customers can pick up a new handset by appointment. (more...)
NY bombing suspect charged by feds
- September 22, 2016

On the brief form, she indicated that she was requesting full custody because the "defendant has been charged with police attempted murder and is now under protective services after possible terrorist related activity in NYC". "The FBI conducted internal database reviews, interagency checks and multiple interviews, none of which revealed ties to terrorism". Rahami's father said he reported concerns about his son being involved with militants two years ago. (more...)
Police Identify Man 'Wanted' in Connection With NYC Bombing
- September 22, 2016

Reports are that the officers were not seriously hurt. Officials said they have no other suspects at large but cautioned they are still investigating. Around the time Rahami was captured, President Barack Obama was in NY on a previously scheduled visit for a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly. The Flatiron Building, a NY landmark, is about 500m away. (more...)
NASA denies reports of changing Zodiac Signs, says it's all hoax NASA denies reports of changing Zodiac Signs, says it's all hoax
- September 22, 2016

The 13 constellation is known as Ophiuchus . Ptolemy used the same names for the zodiac signs as he did for the constellations, which is why there is confusion around the horoscope birth date range. They divided the zodiac into 12 equal parts-like cutting a pizza into 12 equal slices. This means that those constellations are no longer in the same spots today as they were when the ancient Babylonians were looking up. (more...)
Russia, Syria deny striking aid convoy
- September 22, 2016

Washington said it believed Russian or Syrian government jets were behind the attack that killed 20 civilians, and that either way it held Russia responsible because under the truce deal Moscow was charged with preventing airstrikes on humanitarian deliveries. (more...)
Scientists Discover the Survival Secret Behind Water Bear's Indestructibility Scientists Discover the Survival Secret Behind Water Bear's Indestructibility
- September 22, 2016

With more than 1,000 species known to science, they can withstand temperatures from below freezing to beyond boiling point, endure the pressure of ocean trenches, and survive up to 30 years without food or water . In a study done in 2015 by the University of North Carolina (UNC), it was theorized that the foreign DNA found in the micro-animal had stolen genes from unrelated organisms done by a process called horizontal gene transfer. (more...)
Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles, Candy Company Responds
- September 22, 2016

Had the Trump campaign or Trump Jr. wished to pay for an image , they could have purchased similar Skittles photos on Shutterstock at the cost of two for $29. He has denied he was alluding to the Holocaust. He muddied the political waters again when he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review his father shouldn't release his tax returns because it would "distract" from the celebrity businessman's "main message". (more...)
Paris Climate Agreement Poised To Come Into Force
- September 22, 2016

Sri Lanka on Wednesday (Sep 21) formalized its pledge to fight climate change, with President Maithripala Sirisena depositing its instrument of ratification of the Paris Agreement at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in NY. The meeting had one goal, that of coordinating and combining the efforts of nearly 200 countries in order to stop the disastrous effects of climate change. (more...)
Closing remarks on Entry into Force of the Paris Agreement
- September 22, 2016

The Paris agreement needs ratification from 55 countries that account for at least 55 per cent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. "We are ready. We will announce it in New York ", Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima el-Haite told The Associated Press. (more...)

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