Science


Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom win Nobel prize in economics Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom win Nobel prize in economics
- October 10, 2016

Oliver Hart and Bengt Homstrom were named by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stocholm today. Judges said their work laid "an intellectual foundation" for policies in areas such as bankruptcy legislation and political constitutions. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew Death Toll in US Rises to 15
- October 10, 2016

Rains from the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew are spinning onto the SC coast. During the next few hours, North Carolina is expected to witness heavy rains along with gusty winds which will result in flooding over many areas of the state. (more...)
Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Korea proposed as missile defense base Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Korea proposed as missile defense base
- October 10, 2016

We strongly urge the United States and the ROK to spend more efforts on upholding peace and stability on the Peninsula, take seriously the legitimate concerns of China and other regional countries, and immediately stop the deployment process", Shuang warned. (more...)
Cubs' Hendricks exits after hit by liner Cubs' Hendricks exits after hit by liner
- October 10, 2016

The only other reliever to homer in the postseason was the New York Giants' Rosy Ryan in Game 3 of the 1924 World Series . The San Francisco Giants face the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a best-of-five National League Divisional Series on Saturday, Oct. (more...)
Satellite Imagery Shows North Korea May Be Preparing Sixth Nuclear Test Satellite Imagery Shows North Korea May Be Preparing Sixth Nuclear Test
- October 10, 2016

The South Korean government and military have warned that Pyongyang may conduct another nuclear test or ballistic missile launch to coincide with its ruling Workers' Party's founding anniversary on October 10. North Korea's state radio station on Sunday resumed the broadcast of mysterious numbers after a two-week hiatus, with the content of the transmission different from what was sent in the past. (more...)
Kerry calls on Taliban to choose path to 'honourable' peace
- October 10, 2016

Hekmatyar's deal requires him to cease violence, cut all ties with worldwide militant groups and accept Afghanistan's constitution including guarantees of rights for women and minorities. Afghanistan's leaders and officials from over 70 nations gathered in Brussels today seeking to drum up billions of dollars for the cash-strapped government as it battles a powerful Taliban insurgency and rampant corruption. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew damages roofs at NASA's launch center Hurricane Matthew damages roofs at NASA's launch center
- October 10, 2016

KSC also manages launch activities for NASA robotic missions that lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which is right next door on the Florida coast. "Hurricane preparations at Kennedy were completed early last night, and remaining employees were then sent home". "Some of KSC's older facilities were designed only to withstand Category 2 or 3 winds, while facilities built after Hurricane Andrew are created to withstand Category 4 or 5 storms". (more...)
Tributes flow for 'fearless' journalist Rebecca Wilson Tributes flow for 'fearless' journalist Rebecca Wilson
- October 10, 2016

He also re-tweeted a message from a Twitter user which said: "She spread hate, ruined lives and just because she's 6 ft under doesn't make her a saint". "We were shocked and saddened to learn of Rebecca's passing today, she was a much-loved member of our Sydney Swans family", Pridham said. 'She did so to limit their suffering'. (more...)
Trump appears with Bill Clinton's accusers before debate
- October 10, 2016

For those wondering how Donald Trump would respond to the release of an 11-year-old recording of him making lewd remarks about how he uses his celebrity to sexually assault women, didn't have to wait until Sunday's presidential town hall debate began. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew whips Florida coast
- October 10, 2016

And by that time , Matthew was just barely a hurricane, with winds of just 75 miles per hour. Matthew also brought some of the highest tides on record along the SC coast. Police in Pawleys Island asked residents who chose to stay in spite of the evacuation orders to sign a waiver and list their next of kin, according to CNN affiliate WBTW. (more...)
Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti before striking US
- October 10, 2016

Southeast coast, early estimates show. Matthew, which topped out as a ferocious Category 5 storm more than a week ago, made landfall near McClellanville, a village 48 km north of Charleston that was devastated by a Category 4 hurricane in 1989. (more...)
Six Questions: Debate Moderators Grill Donald Trump on Leaked Tape
- October 10, 2016

As his fellow Republicans deserted him one by one , Donald J. Trump put up the best fight he's capable of at the second presidential debate in St. Not only that, Trump said, Clinton had laughed at the girl. In a new conference, Trump paraded three women who accused former president Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting them, giving a clear indication he wanted to play hard, and rough. (more...)
Only Russia Could Have Authorized Hack of Democrats
- October 10, 2016

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in a statement Saturday that Washington's accusations are an attempt to heat up anti-Russian sentiment as the US presidential election nears. While in most cases the scans came from servers operated by a Russian corporation, the DHS said it was "not now in a position to attribute this activity to the Russian government". (more...)
Fact-checking the second debate between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump
- October 10, 2016

Trump is under enormous pressure from the Republican Party after the release of a 2005 video in which the businessman can be heard saying his fame allows him to "do anything" to women. Trump shot back: "Because you'd be in jail". Clinton's campaign said Trump is continuing a "destructive race to the bottom" by appearing with the women. (more...)
Hillary Clinton says Russia seeking to tilt election to Donald Trump
- October 10, 2016

Former US president Bill Clinton had done worse to women, he said . Sunday's debate is the second between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who is also on the hot seat after the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks put out emails purported to be from her campaign chairman John Podesta. (more...)
More Than 100 Nations Say the Legal Ivory Trade Must End More Than 100 Nations Say the Legal Ivory Trade Must End
- October 10, 2016

Zimbabwe has a stock pile of $9 billion worth of ivory that can help boost the country's ailing economy when liquidated. Numerous votes increased protection for species by upgrading them from Appendix II, which gives relatively weak protection, to Appendix I which forbids all trade in tissues and parts from those animals. (more...)
Packers overcome off game from Aaron Rodgers to beat Giants
- October 10, 2016

The Giants trip to Lambeau Field is set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. EST and can be seen on NBC. At least the Packers have the '61 and '62 NFL Title Games over the New Yorkers. They were incredible in the first half against the Lions, but a vanilla game plan held them back from putting significant points on the board in the second half. (more...)
Matthew still deadly as it buffets US east
- October 10, 2016

Three-quarters of a million people lost power in North Carolina, according to the governor, along with a similar number in SC, 250,000 in Georgia and about 1 million in Florida. President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency, meaning federal money can be sent to the affected states. The category four winds - the strongest in the Caribbean in a decade - hit south west Haiti on Tuesday (4 October) however the extent of the damage was not known because of the destruction of ... (more...)
Conference to protect endangered species Conference to protect endangered species
- October 10, 2016

While some want to see ivory stockpiles destroyed, and others want to see a permanent ban on its trade, others - such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia - are likely to jointly propose legalizing the ivory trade. Elephant ivory has been a product of export for over 1,000 years. Once again ivory trade and elephants will be a highly controversial topic at the conference. (more...)
Karl Lagerfeld Shares Little Sympathy for Kim Kardashian After Gunpoint Robbery Karl Lagerfeld Shares Little Sympathy for Kim Kardashian After Gunpoint Robbery
- October 10, 2016

Kim has tweeted a picture last week of a diamond ring worth around £3.5million. Kardashian has two little kids at home and the important thing is that she's around to tuck them into bed every night. The two attackers who allegedly bound and held the gun to Kardashian West are believed to have posed as police officers. Either that, or they simply were unaware that she traveled with a bodyguard. (more...)

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