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Southwest flight evacuated after Samsung phone catches fire
- October 06, 2016

A Galaxy Note 7 overheated and starting smoking on a Southwest Airlines flight this morning. But the plane was evacuated at the gate after the cabin began filling up with smoke, according to a report from WHAS TV in Louisville . No one was injured in this incident, as the handset's owner quickly threw it on the plane's floor. Samsung hasn't issued an official comment about the incident yet. (more...)
GOP praises Pence after debate, but did he help ticket?
- October 06, 2016

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada October 5, 2016 .REUTERS/David Becker " I will say if we get along with Russian Federation and Russia went out with us and knocked the hell out of ISIS, that's okay with me, folks", he said. (more...)
Nobel Prize In Physics Won By British Trio For Exotic Matter Study Nobel Prize In Physics Won By British Trio For Exotic Matter Study
- October 06, 2016

Announcing the prestigious prize for the three scientists, the RSAS said in a statement, "Their discoveries have brought about breakthroughs in the theoretical understanding of matter's mysteries and created new perspectives on the development of innovative materials". (more...)
3 win Nobel Prize in chemistry for world's tiniest machines
- October 06, 2016

Meeting these challenges required "several ingenious chemical innovations", said Sara Snogerup Linse, chair of the Nobel committee for chemistry, who spoke at the press conference. "Jean-Pierre won the Nobel prize", she said, her voice trembling as she spoke on multiple telephones at once ringing with news of the prize. Feringa was the first person to develop a molecular motor. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Aims for Bahamas After Leaving Disaster Zone in Haiti Hurricane Matthew Aims for Bahamas After Leaving Disaster Zone in Haiti
- October 06, 2016

There has not been a category 3 or stronger hurricane make landfall in the US since 2005. The NY Times reports that the governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and SC have declared emergencies, and more than 7,800 National Guard soldiers were activated or placed on alert. (more...)
Syndergaard has Giants hitless through 5 in wild-card game
- October 06, 2016

He threw a complete-game shutout in the 2014 wild-card game against the Pirates, then that five-inning relief outing in Game 7 in Kansas City that year, and now another complete-game shutout in another wild-card game. Syndergaard fired 42 pitches at least 98 miles per hour more than the Phillies (41) and Indians (35) threw all year, according to a tweet from Inside Edge. (more...)
The Nobel Prize for Medicine
- October 06, 2016

By studying thousands of yeast mutants he identified 15 genes essential for autophagy which turned out to be virtually identical to the mechanisms that exist in human cells. Ohsumi was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and received a doctorate from the University of Tokyo before doing research at Rockefeller University in NY. "My motto is to do what others don't want to do. (more...)
Yahoo adds new social features to its renamed mobile app Yahoo adds new social features to its renamed mobile app
- October 06, 2016

The app's algorithm is also supposed to learn based on the articles you click on and the Vibes you interact with, in the hopes that Yahoo Newsroom will eventually automatically cater to your news interests. Once a user makes their initial selections, the app will present them with a personalized feed of news to read. Follow a few vibes and the app will offer up a customized reading experience that pulls in content from "Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, ... (more...)
Cabinet approves ratification of Paris climate agreement
- October 06, 2016

Current proposed policies require the U.S.to cut down 1,330 million tons of carbon emissions. The US is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China, but the per capita statistics tell an even worse story. At COP21, McKenna contributed significant leadership in helping to get the resulting treaty to embrace the long-term goal of keeping warming below 1.5 C. (more...)
Hidden Body of Water Uncovered on Saturn's Moon, Dione Hidden Body of Water Uncovered on Saturn's Moon, Dione
- October 06, 2016

Previously, Cassini spotted geysers and spewing fountains on some other Saturn moons like Enceladus. "The contact between the ocean and the rocky core is crucial", said Attilio Rivoldini, co-author of the study . The findings support the discovery made by Cassini previous year that the moon undergoes extensive back-and-forth oscillations or libration during its orbit. (more...)
England players get postcards from sacked Allardyce
- October 06, 2016

Glenn says the sooner the affected parties get the information the better, although he underlined that as football's regulator in England the FA can only work within certain parameters. I have to show it in return. Wenger, whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season, has been linked with the position as has former Schalke coach Rangnick, a fluent English-speaker who is now director of sports at Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig. (more...)
Shock-absorbing skins to protect 3-D-printed robots Shock-absorbing skins to protect 3-D-printed robots
- October 06, 2016

These materials, in turn, make the robots' actions more accurate and enhance their sturdiness, whether they are functioning as shoes, phones, helmets and drones, among other things. With the ability to 3D print with different materials possessing different properties, the research team states that with the proper programming, different "regions" of a part can each have a different programmed texture, allowing for different and appropriate mechanics. (more...)
Pope Francis Concludes Trip To Azerbaijan
- October 06, 2016

Pope Francis on the plane back from a three day trip to Georgia and Azerbeijan said that teaching children gender theory in schools is "an insidious indoctrination". "People say "I'm from this party" or 'I'm from that party, ' but effectively, they don't have clear thoughts about the basics, about proposals", he said. (more...)
Colombia's President Santos Tries To Save FARC Peace Deal Colombia's President Santos Tries To Save FARC Peace Deal
- October 06, 2016

Latin America's longest conflict has killed 220,000 people. The peace deal was signed after nearly four years of discussions, which were held in the Cuban capital, Havana. The FARC, which began as a peasant revolt in 1964, would have been able to compete in the 2018 presidential and legislative elections and have 10 unelected congressional seats guaranteed through 2026. (more...)
Wasteland 3's crowd-funding campaign launches along with a chilly new trailer Wasteland 3's crowd-funding campaign launches along with a chilly new trailer
- October 06, 2016

In its first 18 hours, Wasteland 3 already had $1.7 million pledged from almost 7,200 backers, all but guaranteeing it will be fully funded this week. As you help the local people and establish a reputation in Colorado, quests and narrative will force you to make decisions on how to lead. Wasteland 3 includes vehicles (finally!), environmental dangers (please no giant bugs that pop out of the ground), and a more fluid action system to change and evolve the combat from Wasteland 2 in a ... (more...)
Pence says 'I think Donald Trump won' vice presidential debate
- October 06, 2016

But even on his home turf in Farmville, Va., Kaine couldn't seem to faze the unflappable Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. "He didn't defend him". Don't tell Trump. But the Republican clearly distanced himself from Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin, hailing the U.S. system as "superior to the crony corrupt cabal system in Russia in every way". (more...)
Pence gets wide praise, but Kaine lands jabs on Trump
- October 06, 2016

The Republicans chose businessman Donald Trump as their presidential candidate. "Some people say they wish the ticket were reversed". His goal was to make Pence answer for every bad thing that Trump has ever said , and Pence just denied everything. (more...)
Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to designers of molecular motors
- October 06, 2016

Sir Fraser Stoddart, 74, shared the £727,000 award with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard Feringa, who helped to create a freaky field full of microscopic four-wheeled motorcars and walking robots so small that tens of thousands could fit on a single pinhead. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Continues Destructive Path Toward US, 11 Killed in Caribbean
- October 06, 2016

The powerful Category 3 hurricane, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, whipped Cuba and Haiti with 140 mile-per-hour (230-kph) winds and torrential rains on Tuesday, pummeling towns and destroying livestock, crops and homes. A year ago when what has been described as a 1,000-year flood inundated SC there was so much water on the road near her house she couldn't get out for three days. (more...)
Blue Jays promise tougher security, alcohol policies
- October 06, 2016

Pagan has not yet been charged. "Hopefully that doesn't happen again". Bautista says he's not looking for revenge and that his entire focus is on winning games and to keep advancing in the postseason. The fan who threw a beer at an Orioles outfielder during Tuesday night's Blue Jays-Orioles Wild Card game managed to escape before security arrived, but that fan's luck might run out eventually. (more...)

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