Science


Trailblazing American astronaut John Glenn dies aged 95
- December 10, 2016

Glenn returned to space in the shuttle Discovery at age 77 in 1998, making him the oldest person in orbit. Glenn was admitted into Ohio State's James Cancer Center last week, according to an OSU spokesperson. Along with fellow test pilots Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Wally Schirra and Deke Slayton, Glenn was one of the Mercury 7 astronauts. (more...)
Mom says Santa fat-shamed her son Mom says Santa fat-shamed her son
- December 10, 2016

Local business owner Sunshine McCurry set up a Facebook page for Crowder, called "Support Our Santa". A former Santa Claus who made headlines after being accused of body-shaming a young boy during his shift has been hospitalized for a blood clot in his lung. (more...)
Tourists Stranded On Indian Island Amid Heavy Rains
- December 10, 2016

The operation began in full swing as the weather improved with the sun shining, four days after the cyclonic weather stranded thousands in two islands of Havelock and Neil. The Indian Army officials and the Andaman administration had also joined hands in the rescue process. Home Minister Rajnath Singh this morning said that everyone is safe and appealed to families of the tourists not to panic. (more...)
Rudy Giuliani Removes Himself From President-elect Trump Cabinet Consideration
- December 10, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump says Rudy Giuliani is taking himself out of consideration for a position in his administration. Giuliani appeared by Trump's side at many of his rallies during the campaign, and he has often been Trump's stand-in on the cable news networks and the Sunday television talk shows. (more...)
President Pranab Mukherjee, Modi, 8 CMs pay homage to Jayalalithaa President Pranab Mukherjee, Modi, 8 CMs pay homage to Jayalalithaa
- December 10, 2016

Two hours after the announcement of her death, in a swift political transition, her loyalist O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet. (more...)
Revenue Estimates Analysis of: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Revenue Estimates Analysis of: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC)
- December 10, 2016

TX now owns 1,195,917 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $56,603,000 after buying an additional 71,107 shares in the last quarter. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 1st. Rafferty Capital Markets raised shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (more...)
Samsung issuing update to stop recalled Galaxy Note 7 from charging Samsung issuing update to stop recalled Galaxy Note 7 from charging
- December 10, 2016

Samsung ended production of the Galaxy Note 7 devices in October after reports of its battery exploding or catching fire. According to Samsung, a software update will be rolled out to all Galaxy Note 7 phones in the United States starting on December 19. (more...)
Modern Warfare Remastered to get new maps next week Modern Warfare Remastered to get new maps next week
- December 10, 2016

The idea of remastering the original game " Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare " came about as a result of a strong clamor from the fans of the series via an online petition. Well, good news, players - Raven Software has heard you. Finally, Activision announced a 12 Days of Winter promotion for Infinite Warfare . Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare sales in November were down 51 percent year-on-year compared to the release of Black Ops III , market research firm the NPD Group has today ... (more...)
Reality Check: CNN Thinks Obama's Legacy is Awesome. Let's Destroy That Reality Check: CNN Thinks Obama's Legacy is Awesome. Let's Destroy That
- December 10, 2016

The two-hour primetime special "The Legacy of Barack Obama " aired on Wednesday and touched on not only Obama's legacy but also the threat a Trump presidency poses to that legacy. You have to have an extraordinary explanation for this level of obstruction. As he prepares to succeed to Donald Trump , the ringleader of the so-called birther movement who repeatedly demanded Obama to present his birth certificate and raised doubts about his legitimacy as a USA citizen, the departing president ... (more...)
Heavy lake effect snow through Friday Heavy lake effect snow through Friday
- December 10, 2016

On Thursday , the National Weather Service debuted its three " experimental snowfall graphics " that show the most likely snowfall (its official forecast), as well as maximum (most snow that may fall) and minimum (expect at least this much snow) possibilities. (more...)
Next-gen Toyota 86 to arrive by 2019, convertible unlikely
- December 10, 2016

When asked if the next 86 will be developed alongside the replacement for the BRZ, the Toyota Europe boss said: "Will it be with Subaru?". After the company has partnered with BMW on the new Supra (which will be replacing BMW's Z4 roadster), according to autoblog , Toyota seems to resurrect in the sports auto business. (more...)
BBC testing Planet Earth II in 4K HDR on iPlayer
- December 10, 2016

BBC iPlayer will today begin streaming test Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Dynamic Range ( HDR ) footage on iPlayer. Some TVs are capable of 4K HDR and/or 4K HLG video playback, but they need slight tweaks by the manufacturers to play the Planet Earth 2 content correctly. (more...)
Toyota tops list of Top Safety Picks for 2017 Toyota tops list of Top Safety Picks for 2017
- December 10, 2016

This means that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline made history for being the first to earn such recognition. Among U.S. automakers, only three models earned the distinction. These safety technologies utilize a combination of five cameras and 13 radar and ultrasonic sensors around the vehicle to help offer owners peace of mind behind the wheel. (more...)
Reynolds faces spotlight in rise to Iowa governor Reynolds faces spotlight in rise to Iowa governor
- December 09, 2016

Terry Branstad on Wednesday accepted President-elect Donald Trump's nomination to be the USA ambassador to China , vacating his role as the nation's longest-serving governor and leaving Lt. "To have a person who can represent our views and our needs with agriculture and with ag business, that means a lot", he said. He has strong relationship with Chinese leaders, including President Xi Jinping. (more...)
What Trump's Nominee For EPA Could Mean For Massachusetts12:30
- December 09, 2016

Shortly after Pruitt's name surfaced as Trump's pick to lead the EPA, Democratic voices began speaking out against him. As for the Clean Power Plan-one of the issues Pruitt sued the EPA over and a major part of Obama's climate efforts-the unknown results of an ongoing court challenge to the rule make it hard to determine its future and how vulnerable it may be to a new EPA head. (more...)
Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan to Include Data Center in Oregon Google's All-Renewable Energy Plan to Include Data Center in Oregon
- December 09, 2016

Google has proclaimed that it expects to run its fundamental business entirely on renewable energy in 2017. Google says its 13 data centers and offices consume about 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity annually - almost the same amount as San Francisco, where more than 800,000 people live and tens of thousands of others come to work and visit. (more...)
Reliable stocks in today's share market: QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM)
- December 09, 2016

Citizens Financial Group Inc RI boosted its position in Qualcomm by 0.3% in the third quarter. These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for QCOM to be 21.6%. The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be given a $0.53 dividend. (more...)
Oklahoma governor applauds Pruitt nomination to lead EPA
- December 09, 2016

Pruitt was one of the first state attorneys general to sue the EPA to stop the Clean Power Plan , which would require a one-third reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. Donald Trump has picked a prominent critic of the Environmental Protection Agency with close ties to energy companies Wednesday to run that very same agency he has criticized, transition officials told the New York Times . (more...)
NASA now has GIFs to show off its work
- December 09, 2016

Pinboards are often used for creative ideas for home decor and theme-party planning, inspiration for artwork and other far-out endeavors. The goal of adding these accounts was to keep the public engaged on other social media accounts and give a broader view of NASA's missions, facilities, and people. (more...)
Former senator, astronaut John Glenn dies at 95 Former senator, astronaut John Glenn dies at 95
- December 09, 2016

Glenn bucked the Democratic Party when he ran for Senate in 1974 and had trouble finding people to handle his campaign, said Paul Dutton, who was co-chairman with Beelen. Glenn was the last living member of this group. US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: "Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn". (more...)

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