Science


USA data shows record global temperatures in 2016 USA data shows record global temperatures in 2016
- January 20, 2017

The average temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces was 58.69, or 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average of 57, NOAA declared. The El NiƱo pattern of natural warming did contribute some 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit to the warmth for 2016 globally, they added. (more...)
Trump Sweeps Into Washington Ahead of Swearing in as President
- January 20, 2017

The events are a run-up for his swearing-in at about noon on Friday. This year, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president on January 20. Also at 3PM ET: A number of Broadway performers will take part in the Concert for America in NY, which will raise money for Planned Parenthood, the NAACP, the National Immigration Law Center, and other organizations. (more...)
Bank of Canada warns of consequences if Trump protectionist policies take hold Bank of Canada warns of consequences if Trump protectionist policies take hold
- January 20, 2017

The central bank released its latest monetary policy report on Wednesday, offering its first updated forecasts and broad economic assessment since the November election victory by Trump, who will be sworn in Friday. "While this reaction is consistent with past correlations, it is at odds with Canada's macroeconomic situation where there is material excess capacity, unlike the US economy", Poloz said, laying the blame for the economic divergence on the oil price collapse. (more...)
Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case Salman Khan acquitted in Arms Act case
- January 20, 2017

Now, the strong buzz right now is that superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is also Salman's close buddy might meet him post his acquittal news. " Thank you for all the support and good wishes ", he tweeted. He greeted, shook hands with fans and also signed autographs before leaving the court - all in just about seven minutes. While coming out, he waved to his fans, who had converged in the court premises in large number and were also lined up along the road. (more...)
Thousands converge in Washington to attend Donald Trump's inauguration Thousands converge in Washington to attend Donald Trump's inauguration
- January 20, 2017

Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said 28,000 security officials , including over 30,000 police officers and 5, ooo members of the National Guard, as reported by Metro . Supreme Court justices, members of Congress (minus almost 60 Democratic lawmakers), and diplomats will also be in attendance. Trump at one point taxied right past his signature Trump plane, which was kept on the tarmac at LaGuardia. (more...)
New US Air Force Missile Defense Satellite Set for Launch on Thursday New US Air Force Missile Defense Satellite Set for Launch on Thursday
- January 20, 2017

Centennial-based United Launch Alliance is scheduled to shoot a high priority global surveillance satellite into space, Thursday at 5:46 p.m. MT, from Cape Canaveral. "With the launch of GEO Flight 3, we are proud to further enhance SBIRS infrared surveillance capabilities, and we look forward to working with our customer and industry teammates toward 100 percent mission success". (more...)
BJP worker killed in Kannur, RSS office attacked BJP worker killed in Kannur, RSS office attacked
- January 20, 2017

His wife, two children and mother were staying in another house, the police said. Santhosh was the former Mukhya Shikshak of the RSS unit in Andallur and he was also the booth president of the BJP there. "If you have the guts, fight us politically and ideologically", challenged Naidu. "They are talking about tolerance.Intolerance". Now, it is our party cadres' responsibility to reach out to the people. (more...)
Skyworks Solutions Earnings Tonight Could Shed Light On The State Of Apple Skyworks Solutions Earnings Tonight Could Shed Light On The State Of Apple
- January 20, 2017

One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twenty have assigned a buy rating to the company. Results: Skyworks earned $1.61 a share excluding items, up almost 1% year over year, on sales of $914.3 million, down 1.3%, in the quarter ended December 30. (more...)
Ford Mustang GT gets more powerful V8
- January 20, 2017

Overall, the entire shape of the 2018 Ford Mustang front end is unique, with a hood with new, larger vents, which reaches further down towards the ground before meeting the front fascia - giving the vehicle a much lower, more aerodynamic look. (more...)
Here's Why Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin Has Been Called the 'Foreclosure King' Here's Why Treasury Nominee Steve Mnuchin Has Been Called the 'Foreclosure King'
- January 20, 2017

After being nominated for the Treasury job in November, Mnuchin said his bank's foreclosures reflected the fact that before he took over the failed IndyMac, it had accumulated one of the worst portfolios of bad mortgage loans "in the history of time ". (more...)
Nintendo Fire Emblem Direct Shows 3DS, Switch, and Mobile Titles Nintendo Fire Emblem Direct Shows 3DS, Switch, and Mobile Titles
- January 20, 2017

Folks with iOS devices will have to wait until sometime "soon", Engadget said. Also, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will be arriving on the 3DS eShop for the 19th May 2017, so that will be a title to hold you over while you wait for Fall! Nintendo also announced that there will be an entirely new Fire Emblem instalment coming to the Switch, but they gave no details away except from mentioning that it holds a 2018 release window. (more...)
Almost 300 secondary schools 'failing' Almost 300 secondary schools 'failing'
- January 19, 2017

In Horncastle, Banovallum School's figure was 61 per cent, while in Louth, Cordeaux Academy students achieved 42 per cent, and Monks' Dyke Tennyson College came away with 33 per cent. The socio-economic and demographic differences between schools can obviously play a huge role in driving results. Schools that are considered under-performing face intervention, and could be taken over. (more...)
Northern Trust Corporation (NTRS) Shares Gap Down on Disappointing Earnings
- January 19, 2017

Barclays PLC lifted their price target on shares of Northern Trust Corporation from $80.00 to $95.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Tuesday. Eventually, Northern Trust Corporation Asset Management exhibits an EPS value of 11.85% for the next five years. Outlined as the total market value of all unsettled shares of the company, the current market cap for the Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) Asset Management is valued at 19871.65. (more...)
Upcoming Apple iPhone to pack in facial recognition with new 'laser sensor' Upcoming Apple iPhone to pack in facial recognition with new 'laser sensor'
- January 19, 2017

Not only could this mean a facial recognition unlock system for the iPhone , joining Touch ID and the pincode as methods of securing the iPhone from prying eyes, but it could also allow for gesture and emotion recognition for any augmented reality (AR) solution that Apple is nearly certainly working on. (more...)
Dog found with nose and ears cut off in Detroit Dog found with nose and ears cut off in Detroit
- January 19, 2017

We want to warn you - the video and pictures may be hard to view - but it's nothing compared to what this poor dog endured. Meanwhile, earlier previous year a dog was found wandering around the streets of Darlington, South Carolina, with duct tape around its muzzle and head. (more...)
European Union antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal European Union antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal
- January 19, 2017

This doesn't mean Apple and Audible will have to stop supplying and distributing together, but it does mean Apple will now be able to supply audiobooks from places other than Audible and Audible will be able to distribute its audiobooks to digital platforms other than iTunes. (more...)
Mattis, Kelly to Get Confirmation Votes Friday, Schumer Says Mattis, Kelly to Get Confirmation Votes Friday, Schumer Says
- January 19, 2017

Republicans, who hold a 52-seat-majority in the Senate, need only 51 votes to confirm Trump's nominees. Nature will cover the proceedings as they happen. "I looked at their records.and I think they'd be very good", Schumer said. The Democrat senator specifically called out Georgia Rep. Tom Price, Trump's pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, who has been a vocal proponent of Medicare overhaul. (more...)
"Do You Want To Apologise?"- Serena Williams Unhappy With Reporter Q
- January 19, 2017

Williams , after three double faults - including one on match point - and "some errors on key points", held on to improve her record in the first round of Grand Slam tournaments to 65-1. The 38-year-old German was forced to quit his first-round match with an illness on Tuesday while trailing Benoit Paire 7-6 (2), 6-4. "I've played some of the greats". (more...)
World's primates facing 'extinction crisis' World's primates facing 'extinction crisis'
- January 19, 2017

While there's hope that some species can be protected, many will disappear in the coming decades, said co-author Eduardo Fernandez-Duque of Yale University. Although primates are spread throughout 90 countries, two thirds of the species are found in only four namely Brazil, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar, where about 87 percent of primate species face extinction. (more...)
Spicer defends level of diversity in Trump's Cabinet Spicer defends level of diversity in Trump's Cabinet
- January 19, 2017

All it takes is a little planning to get the Secret Service background check completed, and a check-in at the White House . He referred to the thousands of media requests to cover his press conference in NY last week - his first in 168 days - an event that was capped at 400. (more...)

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