Science


Don't miss the supermoon! It won't be this big again until 2034
- November 15, 2016

Noah Petro, of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. It's been 68 years since the moon has been as close to the Earth as it is today. The moon orbits the Earth in an oval shape. This one is special for another reason - it is the only full moon close approach this year. "If the Earth and moon were the only objects in the universe and we were totally flexible and solid, every closest point (perigee) and every farthest point (apogee) would be identical for eternity". (more...)
Janet Reno, former US attorney general, dies at home in Miami Janet Reno, former US attorney general, dies at home in Miami
- November 15, 2016

Bush, said the impression that Reno was a politically polarizing attorney general was a fiction created by her Republican opponents and the media. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993, and confirmed on March 11, 1993. (more...)
It's not all in the genes: Clean living can cut heart risks It's not all in the genes: Clean living can cut heart risks
- November 15, 2016

Kathiresan presented the findings at the American Heart Association's (AHA's) annual meeting held in New Orleans on Sunday. One included imaging to check for plaque building up in heart arteries. Within each genetic risk category, the presence of lifestyle factors significantly altered the risk of coronary events to such an extent that following a favorable lifestyle could reduce the incidence of coronary events by 50 percent in those with the highest genetic risk scores. (more...)
Murray wins in his debut as the world's top-ranked player Murray wins in his debut as the world's top-ranked player
- November 15, 2016

Andy Murray is aware of the threat Kei Nishikori poses when the duo meet on Wednesday at the ATP World Tour Finals. On Sunday, Novak Djokovic reacted furiously after being grilled about a potentially risky incident when he slammed a ball into the stands during his 6-7 (10-12), 6-0, 6-2 win over Dominic Thiem . (more...)
Casement Park included as IRFU unveil 2023 RWC bid Casement Park included as IRFU unveil 2023 RWC bid
- November 15, 2016

Derry has always been a sporting city and I firmly believe that, if the Irish bid proves successful, we will make great hosts for pool matches at the Rugby World Cup. Ireland would also be in the global spotlight in the years running up to the tournament offering many opportunities to promote the country worldwide. (more...)
VW Passat GT concept brings near-R potential to family sedan VW Passat GT concept brings near-R potential to family sedan
- November 15, 2016

It was designed by VW engineers at the company's North American engineering and planning center in Chattanooga based on feedback from USA consumers and dealers, and shows how the brand will shape future VW products here, the company said in a statement. (more...)
What do Analysts Say about: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) What do Analysts Say about: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- November 15, 2016

It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands. (more...)
TalkTalk hack: 17-year-old admits to role in £42m breach TalkTalk hack: 17-year-old admits to role in £42m breach
- November 15, 2016

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. The court heard the teen was charged with breaching the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and cops stormed his home in November past year. The attack exposed lackadaisical security at the internet service provider, which has more of a reputation for "value" than "quality", and also cost the company £42m in total, the company claimed in July. (more...)
Battlefield 1 November update now live on PC, PS4 Battlefield 1 November update now live on PC, PS4
- November 15, 2016

It's clear that attackers need a boost. The most significant change to come with the Fall update is a change to the Operations game mode which will hopefully increase the effectiveness of the attacking team. Furthermore, if a squad leader ignores order requests, then leadership moves to another squad member. Equal weather in Rush. Lastly, those who use Xbox One had the update at 4:00 a.m. (more...)
Amazon Prime price slashed ahead of The Grand Tour's debut Amazon Prime price slashed ahead of The Grand Tour's debut
- November 15, 2016

Amazon's new motoring show, The Grand Tour is launching this week, the show will be available for free to members of Amazon Prime. Their verdict: it might be smarter to stick to the default voice options when navigating confusing street systems. (more...)
Obama holds his tongue on Donald Trump, calls him pragmatic Obama holds his tongue on Donald Trump, calls him pragmatic
- November 15, 2016

In a White House news conference Monday, Obama said he advised Trump "to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign" and "that's something that he will want to do". "We believe a strong, prosperous and unified Europe is not only good for the people of Europe but good for the world, and good for the United States", Obama told Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos in Athens. (more...)
Obama Talks Transition In First Post-Election News Conference
- November 15, 2016

Obama also said he walked away from his meeting with Trump convinced the president-elect was more pragmatic than his campaign might suggest. President Barack Obama says good sound bites do not always make good policy, and he says President-elect Donald Trump will find that being in the White House will "shake him up pretty quick". (more...)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Patch Notes Arrive The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Patch Notes Arrive
- November 15, 2016

The Skyrim Remastered update, which was in Steam beta testing last week, makes various stability and performance issues, as well as various fixes. Some " Skyrim Special Edition " players have also reported instances of the game crashing seemingly without any reason, which could be pretty annoying to deal with. (more...)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Patch Notes Arrive The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 1.2 Patch Notes Arrive
- November 15, 2016

The Skyrim Remastered update, which was in Steam beta testing last week, makes various stability and performance issues, as well as various fixes. Some " Skyrim Special Edition " players have also reported instances of the game crashing seemingly without any reason, which could be pretty annoying to deal with. (more...)
Missed the supermoon? Another one happening next month
- November 15, 2016

During this time, the distance of the Moon from Earth is going to be 356,509 km (around 221,524 miles), which is a bit more than the event of 1948 which was 356,461 km. So, Andrew from Excelsior asks: Why is the supermoon so big? The supermoon will also bring stronger than usual high tides, followed by plunging low tides the next morning. (more...)
2016 set to be the hottest year on record
- November 15, 2016

Global temperatures for January to September 2016 have been about 0.88°C (1.58°F) above the average (14°C) for the 1961-1990 reference period, which WMO uses as a baseline. "In parts of Arctic Russia, temperatures were 6°C to 7°C above the long-term average", said Mr. Taalas. Other Arctic and sub-Arctic regions in Russia, Alaska and northwest Canada were at least 3 C above average. (more...)
Joey Logano Wins at Phoenix to Advance in the Chase
- November 15, 2016

Busch shoved Bowman forward, and when Kenseth turned down from the outside lane in Turn 1, thinking he was clear, contact from Bowman's Chevrolet sent Kenseth's Toyota spinning in an accident that knocked the 2003 series champion out of the Championship 4. (more...)
Supermoon will light up the sky this week
- November 15, 2016

He said: The moon's distance from Earth varies because it has an elliptical rather than circular orbit, as do all planetary and satellite orbits. Space.com notes that the supermoon on display tonight, November 14th, will be at the peak of its full phase, and since the moon is closer to the Earth than any time since 1948, the view will be spectacular. (more...)
Apple releases $300 coffee table book devoted to its products Apple releases $300 coffee table book devoted to its products
- November 15, 2016

Appropriately, the book is dedicated to Jobs' memory. In a press statement , chief designer Jony Ive described the book as "a gentle gathering of numerous products the team has designed over the years", and hoped that it would serve as a "resource for students of all design disciplines". (more...)
Global protesters demand climate justice at United Nations talk
- November 15, 2016

Asked about the uncertainties raised by the USA presidential election, Mr. Mezouar said that the participants of the Marrakech Conference remained "confident" and that it was necessary "to stay the course" and "keep this extraordinary momentum". (more...)

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