Science


Four Democratic Electors in US State of Washington Reject Clinton in Voting
- December 20, 2016

And to that point, it was late Monday afternoon that Trump took another official step toward the White House when he passed the required 270 electoral votes needed to be sworn in as president on January 20. If an elector doesn't vote the way the state's vote instructs them to, they are fined $1,000. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Native American activist Winona LaDuke each got one vote. (more...)
Loretta Lynch still regrets tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton
- December 20, 2016

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million (still counting) - the third highest total votes of any presidential candidate in history. "And she prevailed against it all but at the end we had the Russians and the Federal Bureau of Investigation deal and she couldn't prevail against them", he said. (more...)
Chilly night awaits Miami Dolphins in NY
- December 20, 2016

I do not expect the same success against a tougher Bills defense next week, although he can do enough to win ball games. As a team, Miami finished with 12 first downs, out of which, 10 were converted on passes and two on rushes. The Dolphins are 3-point favorites. Vance Joseph's defense come up huge when the opportunities presented themselves, and that help set the tone for this ballgame. (more...)
Michelle Obama Says Americans Have 'No Hope' After Trump Elected Michelle Obama Says Americans Have 'No Hope' After Trump Elected
- December 20, 2016

Paul cautioned: "Do not think more highly of yourself than you ought". He recognized the American belief in religious freedom, but acknowledged that "we're in an age that's very risky and we're seeing more and more persons enter and a lot of them have done terrorist acts and a lot of them believe it's commanded by their religion". (more...)
China seeks to defuse tensions with US China seeks to defuse tensions with US
- December 20, 2016

Trump did not delete the tweet until an hour later, replacing it with a new post that included a correct spelling of the word "unprecedented". According to US officials, the drone submarine was just off of the coast of the Philippines and about to be retrieved by the USNS Bowditch when a Chinese Navy vessel took it. (more...)
Minecraft 'Apple TV Edition' now available for tvOS with limited edition DLC Minecraft 'Apple TV Edition' now available for tvOS with limited edition DLC
- December 19, 2016

Minecraft , the monumentally popular world building game, continues to slowly become available on nearly every platform imaginable. Minecraft fans got an early present under the tree today. And don't miss the first ever Mash-Up to come to this edition, complete with a Festive skin pack, texture pack, and world. Minecraft Apple TV Edition costs $19.99 and is now rolling out in "all regions", developer Mojang's Director of Creative Communications, Owen Jones, wrote in a blog post . (more...)
Political funding: EC drastically reduces 'anonymous' donations Political funding: EC drastically reduces 'anonymous' donations
- December 19, 2016

EC also proposed that political parties should slash the limit for accepting donations from Rs.20,000 to Rs.2,000 apart from maintaining accounts for all donations and getting those accounts audited and even submit those audit books to the EC. (more...)
Drivers want mobile phone blocks Drivers want mobile phone blocks
- December 19, 2016

Ministers will meet with vehicle manufacturers and mobile companies to discuss how new technology can be used to stop drivers making texts and calls while on the road, The Times reported today. Baroness Newlove, the victims' commissioner, said in a debate this week: "It is time to make using a mobile phone while driving just as unacceptable as not wearing a seat belt or drink-driving". (more...)
Pregnancy changes a woman's brain Pregnancy changes a woman's brain
- December 19, 2016

The changes effectively streamline the brain, helping it to focus more on those regions of it associated with "social cognition" - the ability of people to understand another's thoughts, feelings and intentions. The scientists also found that mothers who lost more gray matter tended to be more emotionally attached to their baby. This affects their ability to navigate and means they are more likely to get confused on a journey, German scientists claimed. (more...)
Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong region: WWF Scientists discover 163 new species in Greater Mekong region: WWF
- December 19, 2016

Among these creatures, there was a lizard with dragon-like horns, a small frog, and a rainbow-headed snake. In 2015, over 160 new species were uncovered, including three mammals, nine amphibians, 11 fish, 14 reptiles, and 126 plants. Discoveries like those made in the Greater Mekong subregion act as glaring reminders of how much there is still to be explored. Tylototriton anguliceps is a newt between 6 and 7cm long, distinguished by a dorsal ridge and unique red markings. (more...)
Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses Rebels burn Syria evacuation buses
- December 19, 2016

As the U.N. Security Council prepared to meet Sunday, Assad ally Russian Federation said it would veto a resolution demanding immediate and unconditional access for worldwide observers to ensure that residents remain safe as they flee. A deal has been agreed with the Syrian government, but is dependent on civilians being allowed to leave the besieged areas of the city. On Friday, Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar al-Ja'afari slammed the West's recent initiatives at the United Nations over ... (more...)
Mysterious metallic sound in the Mariana Trench finally identified Mysterious metallic sound in the Mariana Trench finally identified
- December 19, 2016

The call includes five parts lasting between 2.5 and 3.5 seconds. The freaky noises, which last up to 3.5 seconds, are characterized by sounds that range in frequencies with deep moans as low as 30 hertz and a metallic finale reaching as high as 8,000 hertz. (more...)
Rex Tillerson revealed as director of US-Russian oil company in Bahamas Rex Tillerson revealed as director of US-Russian oil company in Bahamas
- December 19, 2016

A leaked document from 2001 showed since at least 1998, Tillerson has been the director of ExxonMobile Russian subsidiary Exxon Neftegas along with "other officers who are based at Houston, Texas; Moscow; and Sakhalin, in Russia's far east", the paper wrote. (more...)
US To Charge Platinum Partners Founder, Others With $1 Billion Fraud US To Charge Platinum Partners Founder, Others With $1 Billion Fraud
- December 19, 2016

Platinum Partners hedge fund founder Mark Nordlicht and six others from the New York City-based hedge fund were arrested Monday on charges stemming from an estimated $1 billion fraud, federal prosecutors said. " Platinum Partners purported to be a standard bearer in the hedge fund industry, reporting annual average returns of more than 17% since inception in 2003", Robert Capers, U.S. (more...)
Dragon Quest 11 Gameplay Looks Great on PS4 and Nintendo 3DS
- December 19, 2016

It's unknown if the Switch version will be based on the Unreal Engine 4 build that's coming to PlayStation 4, or if it will be this 3DS version. Dragon Quest XI releases in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS. We meet our protagonists in this video, including our sixteen-year-old player character from the village of Ishi. Although there is a rude side to his behavior and speech, he possesses a strong sense of duty and a warm heart. (more...)
Street Fighter 5's Rage Quitters Will Be Publicly Branded Street Fighter 5's Rage Quitters Will Be Publicly Branded
- December 19, 2016

Let's admit it, there are some games that can be very frustrating to play. The practice of rage quitting has been a problem in Street Fighter Vi since it was released. Penalties will be incurred for disconnecting during a network match, including LP reduction and temporary matchmaking restrictions. Menu icons appear to have been updated , too, and one in particular (via Imgur ) points to Azam (Rashid's bodyguard) perhaps being a new playable character or a boss fight. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) introduced Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) introduced "Prize Savings", incentive program
- December 19, 2016

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has a 52-week low of 58.67 and a 52-week high of 75.19. About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) by 0.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
Toyota to share powertrain technology with rivals
- December 19, 2016

Automakers can soon buy complete powertrain modules including the engines, transmissions and other drive components from Toyota. Before, firms were competing largely on mechanical engineering. That severely limited suppliers' options to sell to non-Toyota customers, and Toyota's ability to do so. Yoshifumi Kato, executive director of engineering R&D at Denso Corp, Toyota's biggest supplier said, "Until now, we couldn't sell the same inverter used in Toyota's previous hybrid system to other ... (more...)
Dynasty Warriors 9 announced, set to be a Dynasty Warriors 9 announced, set to be a "rebirth" of the series
- December 19, 2016

The new installment will be open world, which is teased at in the trailer below. Koei Tecmo promises that Dynasty Warriors 9 will be a "rebirth" for the series with major changes and overhauls, and will be set in an open-ended world this time around. (more...)
BSNL launches unlimited calling offer for Rs 99 to challenge Reliance Jio!
- December 19, 2016

The plan is valid for all customers whether they use 2G, 3G or 4G handsets. The mobile communication operator has announced unlimited voice calling offer for just Rs 99 to its prepaid users along with 300 MB of free mobile data with a validity of 28 days. (more...)

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