Science


Facebook sorry for banning plus-size woman model's ad
- May 24, 2016

Facebook has had to apologise after rejecting an ad that featured a photograph of plussized model Tess Holliday. Facebook's bias toward nudity has been a constant source of conflict for the social media site's users. The message appears to suggest Facebook has put a blanket ban on showing images of fat women, ostensibly to avoid fat-shaming posts. It would seem that in the decision made by Facebook , they felt the image could make individuals feel bad about themselves and they ... (more...)
This Millennial Woman Just Broke A Crazy Record While Climbing Mount Everest This Millennial Woman Just Broke A Crazy Record While Climbing Mount Everest
- May 24, 2016

However, she also used social media to question why the company that organised the climb did not inform her of her daughter's death earlier. Late Friday, Eric Arnold, 35, a Dutchman from Rotterdam, had reached the summit on his fifth attempt just hours before his death. (more...)
Nintendo Nintendo "MH" handheld rumors are "a scenario" pictured by investment firm
- May 24, 2016

New handheld appears in financial report. Great, more Nintendo "reports". If it doesn't, don't ever expect Nintendo to utter the letters MH together again. But it's not an assumption that requires or implies any insider info about Nintendo's plans (and it's not a sure thing given the 3DS' worse-than-expected sales performance so far). (more...)
Twitter to soon roll out automatic 'night mode' for users Twitter to soon roll out automatic 'night mode' for users
- May 24, 2016

The app's UI is created to automatically change to a darker appearance, and it should be easier on the eyes at night time. However, it seems that Twitter hasn't even made any official announcements on the Material redesign of its Android app, but it's clear that the company is using the new feature found in the Android Support Library. (more...)
Facebook just made it easier to live stream your kittens indefinitely Facebook just made it easier to live stream your kittens indefinitely
- May 24, 2016

The TechCrunch report about the forthcoming availability of a " continuous live video " API for Facebook's broadcast partners has been confirmed by a Facebook representative. Why? Presently, Facebook Live users can broadcast whatever their smartphone can see for a maximum time span of 90 minutes at a stretch. Another feature of the new API is engagement graph, an option that highlights the portion of the video to which viewers were most engaged to. (more...)
Hubble snaps a fetching new portrait of Mars Hubble snaps a fetching new portrait of Mars
- May 24, 2016

Mars will be at its closest point on May 30, when it comes 47.2 million miles from Earth, but that won't change its brightness much by comparison to how it looks now, according to Sky & Telescope. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, it was about 55.8 million kilometers (34.6 million miles) from Earth. "Giant Jupiter especially influences the orbit of Mars ", NASA said . (more...)
North Korean diplomat mourned as serious loss for country North Korean diplomat mourned as serious loss for country
- May 24, 2016

The confirmation comes a day after local media reported two or three North Koreans in a third country waiting for flights to Seoul after fleeing a Pyongyang-run restaurant in China . It was unclear when they would arrive in Seoul . Overall, North Korea has about 50,000-60,000 workers overseas, mostly in Russian Federation and China , with a mission to bring in foreign currency, according to the National Intelligence Service. (more...)
Google Unveils Science Journal App On Play Store Google Unveils Science Journal App On Play Store
- May 24, 2016

Google's new Science Journal app is just the kind of app students might need in science classes. The tech giant is hoping to bring out the curiosity in each of us with Science Journal, an app that measures and records data in real time, and then turns all that input into consumer-friendly graphs and charts. (more...)
Mobile Galaxy S5 Receives Android Marshmallow OTA Update
- May 24, 2016

Go to Settings About device Software update menu. At last, the update is rolling out for the Galaxy S6 device owners. The report states that both new phones will sport full HD Super AMOLED displays, 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and 16-megapixel cameras. (more...)
Google is taking another shot at messaging with its new Allo app Google is taking another shot at messaging with its new Allo app
- May 24, 2016

Last night during the I/O 2016 keynote, Google took the wraps off a new messaging app called Allo. For the final and stable versions of Allo and Duo , users would have to wait until this summer to download and use them at full capacity. (more...)
Google's new app wants you to think like a scientist Google's new app wants you to think like a scientist
- May 24, 2016

Google Science Journalis an Android app that not only aids individuals in performing their own experiments, but also allows them to view others' experiments and comment on them as well. The app can also make use of external sensors that can be attached to a smartphone. The app doesn't let you do a ton of measurements so far, but Google is working to expand its functionality. (more...)
Fallout 4 Far Harbor: Unique Weapons To Get First
- May 23, 2016

The developer mentioned that it had already made optimizations based on feedback on the beta version of the DLC, but it seems that that has not been enough. Fallout 4 Far Harbor location is quite atmospheric and creepy, the entire place is dark and gloomy and drenched in a thick fog. Bray, who is given the name "Bray Husky" in the game, a clear reference to his previous WWE character Husky Harris, is depicted handing out chores to "Luke", "Braun" and "Rowan", with him even referring to ... (more...)
Resplendent mars comes closer to earth this sunday evening Resplendent mars comes closer to earth this sunday evening
- May 23, 2016

Shortly after the sun sets, go outside and look towards the southeastern part of the sky. Also, the Red Planet's orbit is more elliptical that Earth's so periodically it comes closer to us, and this is the week when it will be most prominent in the night sky. (more...)
Pre-booking for LG G5 smartphone begins from May 21 Pre-booking for LG G5 smartphone begins from May 21
- May 23, 2016

The G5 is our most innovative smartphone till date and consumers would surely be awestruck on the most innovative modular concept of LG G5. The flagship phone is up for pre-order on Flipkart and is priced at Rs 52,990. It also sports an 8-megapixel secondary front-facing camera on board. It packs a 2,800 mAh battery which comes with Quick Charge 2.0. The G5 is accompanied by a slew of accessories which include LG 360 VR, 360 Cam, Rolling Bot, Tone Platinum, H3 by B&O Play, Smart Controller ... (more...)
Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Found In Florida
- May 23, 2016

But not all invasive species are frightening carnivores. Florida's native alligators and crocodiles could be facing some new competition - from a bigger and meaner member of their own crocodilian family. Researchers have compared the crocs to the Burmese python, which first appeared in the Florida everglades in the 1980s. They require fresh water, abundant prey and year-round warm weather. (more...)
Hubble Captures Biggest, Brightest View of Mars
- May 23, 2016

The last time Earth, Mars and Sun were lined up was in April 2014 while Earth and Mars close approach at the end of the month will be closest in almost 11 years. "And that means it's the best time to look at Mars from Earth...." The red planet is all set to be seen in Earth on May 22, Sunday. The orange area in the center of image is Arabia Terra which stretches across 2,800 miles of the planet. (more...)
Hubble just captured one of the coolest photos of Mars ever taken
- May 23, 2016

That's quite close in the cosmic scheme of things; Mars is almost at " opposition " - when the planet and the sun are on exact opposite sides of Earth from each other - which will come on May 22. Mars is especially photogenic during opposition because it can be seen fully illuminated by the sun as viewed from Earth. The sediments are now being analysed as scientists believe they mark out shorelines of vast bodies of water that were once commonplace on Mars. (more...)
Can new Apple-Reliance Jio deal take over Indian market?
- May 23, 2016

Cook was asked about the pricing for Apple iPhones which were priced higher that the United States and came with very little India-centric functionality, and also people had lesser purchasing capacity that the US. Apart from brand new Apple products, the retail stores will also focus on pre-owned market whereby customers who cannot afford a brand new Apple phone can buy a phone with built-in warranty. (more...)
Blizzard Releases Overwatch Open Beta Infographic Blizzard Releases Overwatch Open Beta Infographic
- May 23, 2016

According to Gamespot , the above video was captured by the president of CSUF eSports, Jeremy Wan, who posted up the capture on one of his Twitter accounts called BlueJacket . In fact, as Inverse's Matt Kim speculates, Overwatch's animated shorts show the potential for Overwatch to be a mainstream success, bringing more than just video games to the scene. (more...)
Mars shines as it swings by for a close visit
- May 23, 2016

The Earth is in an nearly circular orbit around the sun, but Mars is not; the distance between the sun and Mars varies by nearly 31 million miles. It means Mars and Sun will be on the exact opposite side of each other while Earth will be sitting in between the two. (more...)

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