Science


Rapid brain growth in infancy may signal autism
- February 15, 2017

The researchers input these data - MRI calculations of brain volume, surface area, and cortical thickness at 6 and 12 months of age, as well as sex of the infants - into a computer program, asking it to classify babies most likely to meet ASD criteria at 24 months of age. (more...)
Amazon And Google Consider Letting Users Make Calls On Devices
- February 15, 2017

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. While one would think that having phone call functionality on such a product would be equivalent to using the speaker on a phone, but both the Home and Echo are stationary products that plug into a wall, and the companies would have to figure out how to seamlessly transition a call from one room to another, or back to a phone, without interrupting the call. (more...)
Outdoors notebook: Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17-20 Outdoors notebook: Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17-20
- February 15, 2017

Your current subscription does not provide access to this content. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada. Last year's contest winners can be found online . "Every person involved can make a significant difference". "Nevertheless, there already are reports of Snowy Owls as far south as Virginia", McCracken said. (more...)
Facebook App Coming To TVs Near You
- February 15, 2017

In iOS, go to Settings Account Settings Sound , and disable the "Videos In News Feed Start With Sound " option. Also new is the ability to minimize videos while browsing. But just 14 minutes of that time span represents time spent viewing on a streaming-enabled device other than a phone, tablet or personal computer. If your phone is set to silent, videos will not play with sound . (more...)
What Would A Unified Israel-Palestine Look Like? What Would A Unified Israel-Palestine Look Like?
- February 15, 2017

The comments came on the eve of White House talks between Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We'll be working on it very diligently", Trump said. Clearly Trump and Netanyahu have a lot to talk about. Mr Trump said he would love to see the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and was looking at it with "great care". (more...)
Nokia's legendary 3310 rumored to return at MWC Nokia's legendary 3310 rumored to return at MWC
- February 15, 2017

The phone was rather popular among users for its epic battery life and robust build quality - and still considered by many as a tech icon. We have news on the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 pricing, specs and more. HMD will surely be aware of the fact that the 3310 will not be a customer's primary phone but as a secondary or backup phone it would make good sense. (more...)
Palestinian source: Abbas met CIA chief ahead of Netanyahu-Trump meeting Palestinian source: Abbas met CIA chief ahead of Netanyahu-Trump meeting
- February 15, 2017

But since taking office in late January, Trump has sought to show that the United States is an unwavering ally of Israel and tried to draw a contrast with the policies of president Barack Obama. Several House Democrats called on Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, to launch an investigation into Flynn's ties to Russian Federation. (more...)
Verizon has lowered its Yahoo acquisition offer by $250 million, say reports
- February 15, 2017

Verizon is close to announcing a revised takeover deal with Yahoo that will cut the price slightly, sources told CNBC. A new deal, however, has been on the table for some time . Sucks to be Verizon! Verizon in July reached an agreement to buy the core Yahoo web portal business for $4.83 billion. All things considered, $250 million isn't very much money for either company. (more...)
Trudeau and Trump meet face to face Trudeau and Trump meet face to face
- February 15, 2017

And Canadians and Americans have stood together, worked together, at home and around the world. "You can never be totally confident, but through the incredible efforts already, I see it happening ... " Trudeau could present softwood lumber in a positive way and say to Trump that given his concern about creating jobs and housing starts, Canada has good and cheap lumber that would help keep residential construction costs down and increase employment in that sector in the USA", said Dade. (more...)
Microsoft cancels physical release for 'Halo Wars 2' Microsoft cancels physical release for 'Halo Wars 2'
- February 15, 2017

The plan was to release two SKUs, one for the standard, and another for the ultimate edition, in both the United States and Europe. One user had asked on the social networking site Twitter if the Xbox One will "gain any PC peripherals such as keyboard and mouse because of Halo Wars 2 ". (more...)
Microsoft delays February Patch Tuesday update
- February 15, 2017

Microsoft has been forced to pull its Patch Tuesday security update due to an unspecified last-minute problem, meaning organizations are still waiting for a fix to a zero-day denial of service bug. "We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan". Here's to hoping we can survive any major holes in Microsoft's various operating systems until March. (more...)
Sea ice in Antarctica shrinks to record low
- February 15, 2017

Scientists from the Finnish Meteorological Institute have revealed the annoying fact: ice cover over local sea areas is extremely low. Antarctic sea ice has long contrasted glacial melting rates that serve as evidence of climate change, expanding to record highs between 2012 and 2014 and giving voice to climate change skeptics. (more...)
Trudeau meets Trump in first face-to-face at White House Trudeau meets Trump in first face-to-face at White House
- February 15, 2017

Freeland pointed out that 400,000 people cross the border every day and Canada is the top export market for 35 of 50 USA states, so more preclearance for people and cargo could be a "real benefit to our economy and a real comparative advantage for Canadian exporters". (more...)
Britney Spears' niece Maddie pictured for first time on Instagram since accident
- February 15, 2017

Smiling from ear-to-ear, Maddie looked to be on the mend. "I really don't know how to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have prayed continuous prayers for Maddie at this very hard time!" she wrote . A police report stated: "The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes". She was airlifted to a hospital in New Orleans, where she remained in critical condition for days. (more...)
Sony SmartWatch 3 will not receive Android Wear 2.0
- February 15, 2017

The refreshed watch faces will now pack in more information. If you have an Android Wear watch that is no more than 18 months old, chances are you should see the update pop up on the watch sometime over the next few days. The user interface is simpler than before. Like Apple Watch, too, the LG picks up a new digital crown-like dial on the side. If you have a celular connection then you can message and you can download apps from the new on watch app store. (more...)
JK Rowling tricks Piers Morgan on Twitter, with his own work JK Rowling tricks Piers Morgan on Twitter, with his own work
- February 15, 2017

HARRY POTTER author JK Rowling craftily reignited her feud with Piers Morgan after sending out a tweet that wasn't quite what it seemed. Spencer, who is the oldest of Morgan's three children, shared a photo of himself strewn across a tattoo parlour getting the Deathly Hallow tattoo a month or so earlier. (more...)
SC verdict fallout: OPS loyalists in dilemma over Jaya legacy SC verdict fallout: OPS loyalists in dilemma over Jaya legacy
- February 15, 2017

Sasikala was ordered to serve jail time by the Supreme Court, which yesterday declared her guilty of collecting enormous wealth in the 1990s beyond her known sources of income. For one, it has removed Sasikala from contention for chief ministership, giving hope to the O Panneerselvam camp; at the same time, it has also given the group led by Sasikala adequate reason to work against the "hostile takeover" by O Panneerselvam (OPS). (more...)
Join The Fight: Impeach Power Grabbing Federal Judges
- February 15, 2017

Meanwhile, an unidentified judge on the 9th Circuit last week requested that the court's 25 full-time judges vote on whether the temporary restraining order imposed on Trump's travel ban should be reconsidered by an 11-judge panel, known as en banc review. (more...)
First Magic Leap prototype photos make people frown First Magic Leap prototype photos make people frown
- February 15, 2017

Campbell's lawsuit also accuses Magic Leap of targeting her for dismissal for raising concerns about marketing materials that allegedly misrepresented the capabilities of the company's product. Moreover, on the Internet there is wandering around a leaked photo that shows that the technology might be further behind than what its CEO has claimed . (more...)
AAA: Vast majority of young millennials admit to risky driving behavior AAA: Vast majority of young millennials admit to risky driving behavior
- February 15, 2017

According to the study 88 percent of drivers age 19-24 admitted engaging in risky habits behind the wheel including texting while driving, running red lights or speeding in just the last month. Ninety-six percent of drivers say drowsy driving is a serious safety threat, but 29 percent had recently driven when they were so exhausted they had trouble keeping their eyes open. (more...)

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