Science


US, Canada to continue lumber trade talks as deadline passes US, Canada to continue lumber trade talks as deadline passes
- October 13, 2016

Differences on how the provinces now handle lumber include a stumpage system in British Columbia - which the USA alleges to be a form of subsidy - and a more market-based system in Ontario and Quebec. Softwood lumber is excluded from the continental trade agreement. Canada argues that under US trade remedy law, a countervailable subsidy must be specific to a particular industry. (more...)
Nobel Prize In Economics Given To Oliver Hart And Bengt Holmström Nobel Prize In Economics Given To Oliver Hart And Bengt Holmström
- October 13, 2016

Hart's and Holmstrom's work has helped improve the design of such contracts . British-born Oliver Hart and Finland's Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work that addresses a host of questions from how best to reward executives to whether schools and prisons should be privately owned. (more...)
Obama Tells Women Protesters to 'Get Own Rally' to Criticize
- October 13, 2016

While campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Greensboro, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that Donald Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he is "unfit to lead this country". "I don't know what happened". "I know at 70 it's gonna be harder". Echoing what many have said since the recording of Trump aboard an Access Hollywood bus a decade ago was released on Friday, Obama said knowing what the Republican candidate said is wrong requires nothing more than being "a decent human ... (more...)
Google's Pixel Has Great Video Stabilization Even With EIS
- October 13, 2016

According to the report all Pixel phones will be made by HTC and will be imported into India. Google has also confirmed that Verizon buyers won't face any delays in receiving the updates. On the other hand, the V20 comes in 32 GB and 64 GB variants and it has a dedicated microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 256 GB of additional storage. (more...)
Clinton Challenges Trump-Supporting Republicans Clinton Challenges Trump-Supporting Republicans
- October 13, 2016

Ben Sasse (Neb.), Mark Kirk (Illinois) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.) - dominate this group, along with handful of others who decided this tape was a deal breaker, like Sen. Let's beat this crook. It requires them to admit they think their nominee is going to lose. Who's in it: Republicans in solidly Republican districts are making this argument. (more...)
Putin Says Militants in Aleppo Use Civilians as Shields
- October 13, 2016

Fresh air strikes and artillery fire in Aleppo on Wednesday left at least seven people dead, an global monitor said, a day after Russian Federation was accused of stepping up its raids on the city. Hopes were low of a breakthrough to end the five-year conflict that has claimed some 300,000 lives. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday he did not support sanctions against Russian Federation or Iran, which back the Syrian regime and its offensive in Aleppo. (more...)
Don't worry, Verizon won't delay Google Pixel updates
- October 13, 2016

Previously, we would have recommended all interested Pixel buyers purchase the phone directly from Google - but if Verizon makes good on its promise, it'll be hard to fault anyone for buying the phone directly from them. Verizon also noted that its version of the Pixel is carrier unlocked, and it included three pre-installed apps, all of which can be uninstalled by the user. (more...)
Russia rejects allegations of meddling in US elections Russia rejects allegations of meddling in US elections
- October 13, 2016

From now through October 16, choose from incredible subscription offers.... Last week the Obama administration accused Russian Federation of being behind the hacking of American political groups, including the Democratic National Committee, and of leaking the information to influence the outcome of the November 8 vote. (more...)
Government Has Failed To Prepare For Artificial Intelligence Revolution, MPs Warn Government Has Failed To Prepare For Artificial Intelligence Revolution, MPs Warn
- October 13, 2016

Mathias added that it was "too soon" to set up sector-wide regulations for such a nascent field of technology, but "it is vital that careful scrutiny of the ethical, legal and societal ramifications of artificially intelligent systems begins now". (more...)
Trump Taj Mahal Officially Closes After Losing $350 Million
- October 13, 2016

The strike began on 1 July 2016, after the casino workers' union, Unite-HERE Local 54 , was unable to reach an agreement with Icahn that would restore the health and pension benefits workers lost during the bankruptcy proceedings. As the casino entered its final hours Sunday, few guests remained on the casino floor. The casino was the highest grossing in the city until the opening of Borgata in 2003. (more...)
Obama Talks SpaceX Mission to Mars
- October 13, 2016

But President Obama wants to stake his legacy on that dream. Apparently, US is also working in close collaboration with commercial partners to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space. (more...)
Two women say they were touched inappropriately by Trump — NY Times
- October 13, 2016

WikiLeaks, which US officials have said has ties to Russian intelligence, released a fourth installment of private correspondence between top Clinton campaign officials on Wednesday. He sort of looked away quickly. After the incident, Leeds moved from her first class seat to the back of the plane. If they stand by him, they not only risk turning off moderate Republicans but also being branded for years as aligned with the Republican who sparked a crisis for the party. (more...)
Obama revives target to get humans on Mars by 2030s
- October 13, 2016

Like Earth, the so-called Red Planet also has seasons, and a 2012 NASA mission found conditions there once supported microbial life, according to the US space agency. Scientific discovery doesn't happen with the flip of a switch; it takes years of testing, patience and a national commitment to education. Notably, in September, SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced his company's plans to set up an in-space infrastructure to set up a sustainable human presence on the Red Planet, ultimately ... (more...)
North Carolina urges evacuations before flooding
- October 13, 2016

Some of the most extreme rainfall totals included more than 17.5 inches in Savannah, GA; 14 inches in Beaufort, SC and almost 13 inches in Chesapeake, Virginia. A lot of his possessions, including his will and the truck, got destroyed by the fast-running waters, Lawson said. "If you're not used to this kind of stuff you're going to see this and panic", he said. (more...)
Samsung's Smartphone Brand Takes Beating from Note 7 Fiasco
- October 13, 2016

Some early units were found to have a defect that caused the batteries to explode, and Samsung was forced to recall all 2.5 million phones that had been shipped. Its phone shipments in the first nine months of this year increased by an estimated 8.6 percent on the same period last year to US$24.96 billion. Experts warn that Samsung should prioritize reliability over flashy features, which the Note 7 had in abundance. (more...)
#RepealThe19th surfaces as the worst hashtag of the 2016 election #RepealThe19th surfaces as the worst hashtag of the 2016 election
- October 13, 2016

Women - and presumably men who support women's right to vote - began overtaking the hashtag's original intent by Wednesday afternoon. It published a map illustrating its two scenarios of men- and women-only voting on Tuesday, four weeks before the November 8 election. (more...)
Ancient bird from dinosaur area probably sounded like duck Ancient bird from dinosaur area probably sounded like duck
- October 13, 2016

The discovery in Antarctica of the oldest known avian voice box - called a syrinx - proved that birds crisscrossed Late Cretaceous skies some 68 million years ago, during the final act of the age of dinosaurs, a study said. The results enabled the researchers to explore the evolution of the syrinx and make predictions about what early forms of the organ would have looked like. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Thought She Would Be Raped During Robbery Kim Kardashian Thought She Would Be Raped During Robbery
- October 13, 2016

The reality star was held at gunpoint after a group of men posed as police and robbed her early Monday at a private apartment. Kardashian West's mother, sisters and brother have not yet released statements about the incident, nor has the reality TV star herself. (more...)
Kim Kardashian Thought She Would Be Raped During Robbery Kim Kardashian Thought She Would Be Raped During Robbery
- October 13, 2016

The reality star was held at gunpoint after a group of men posed as police and robbed her early Monday at a private apartment. Kardashian West's mother, sisters and brother have not yet released statements about the incident, nor has the reality TV star herself. (more...)
Tom Brady won't talk to press because Bill Belichick found a loophole
- October 13, 2016

Brady's return comes with Patriots fans waiting to see when tight end Rob Gronkowski returns to form. Brady, who was suspended for the first four games of the year, is poised to make his 2016 debut Sunday against a Browns team that is hungry for a win after coming oh so close in its last three games. (more...)

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