Science


McDonald's Designed A Milkshake 'STRAW' That Will Change The Way You Suck
- February 16, 2017

Dovetailing with the launch of its Chocolate Shamrock Shake the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal (or STRAW for short) the implement enables a split 50 per cent flow chocolate and mint into the mouth. The STRAW will be available in select restaurants. Meanwhile, McDonald's has yet to put any engineers on the problem of solving the Shamrock Shakes' persistenly weird chemical aftertaste, presumably because they spent all their R&D budget on tongue-in-cheek promotional videos ... (more...)
Deleted Tweets From Tesla CEO Blast President's Executive Order
- February 16, 2017

But after deleting them, Musk explained on Twitter that they were similar to comments he'd made before. "This is normal for a functioning democracy". "They rarely warrant a public statement". Despite the fact that Musk now serves on two of Trump's advisory boards, this is not the first time he has spoken out about his disapproval of the president's policies. (more...)
Wildlife more threatened by climate change than previously thought Wildlife more threatened by climate change than previously thought
- February 16, 2017

This is because of the effects of a warming planet which is upsetting the finely-tuned balances of the habitats they depend upon for survival. An global study published today involving University of Queensland research has found large numbers of threatened species have already been affected by climate change. (more...)
Britax strollers recalled for injury risk
- February 16, 2017

It received 33 reports of vehicle seats disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, with 26 reports of injuries to children. The recalled strollers are, "folding, single or double occupant strollers and have Click & Go receiver mounts that attach the auto seat carrier to the stroller frame", the recall announcement said. (more...)
See which classic token Monopoly eliminated after a public vote See which classic token Monopoly eliminated after a public vote
- February 16, 2017

The toy maker had launched a "Monopoly Token Madness" campaign that allowed fans to vote on a mix of the classic eight tokens and dozens of new alternatives. Monopoly emoji, a rubber duck, a watch, a wheel, and a bunny slipper. Potential new tokens include flip flops, emoji, and a computer. Hasbro has yet to name which token will be replacing the thimble, but it will unveil all eight tokens on March 19, a day it dubs World Monopoly Day. (more...)
Raging Bull: Buffett's Berkshire Almost Quadrupled Its Stake In Apple Inc. (AAPL)
- February 16, 2017

Assuming no part of Berkshire's stake has been sold, Apple's 16.6% gain in 2017 would leave Berkshire with a paper profit for just 2017 of $1.1 billion. The post Buffett's Berkshire Almost Quadrupled Its Stake In Apple Inc . appeared first on ValueWalk . While I don't necessarily think Apple is too expensive to buy right now, it's fair to say that Buffett and company likely got a far better deal on their Apple shares than investors could get now. (more...)
Child 'killed by falling tree', as cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique Child 'killed by falling tree', as cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique
- February 16, 2017

While no direct measurements of rainfall are available in the immediate area of landfall, given the extreme nature of the weather, satellite-derived estimates of rainfall strongly suggest that at least 100 to 200mm of rain (or even more) occurred overnight, along the coast and adjacent interior, between Inharrime in the south and Vilanculos in the north. (more...)
Google partners with Telenor to launch RCS messaging service
- February 16, 2017

We've launched RCS messaging using the universal profile with carriers in the United States and Canada, and plan on launching RCS in more countries in the coming months. The goal is to bring something of an iMessage-type experience to Android, where users can send each other messages containing video, images, and other types of media content, using the stock messaging app on their phones, and without relying on the aging SMS/MMS standards. (more...)
Snap's Valuation Set Below Expectations
- February 16, 2017

The parent company of SnapChat said in a regulatory filing today that the IPO is likely to be priced between United States dollars 14 and USD 16 per share. These costs place the company's value around $19.5 billion to $22.2 billion. Snap Inc pop-up store in NY, 2016. The startup noted that it is offering to sell 200 million Class A common shares and is trading in the New York Stock exchange. (more...)
Harvard students protest former pharma exec. Martin Shkreli speaking at college Harvard students protest former pharma exec. Martin Shkreli speaking at college
- February 16, 2017

There were no reports of any violence. A public policy student at Harvard Kennedy school called Shkreli a "vulture" who is "proud of sucking every last penny out of desperate people", while a student group decried his appearance as promoting and glorifying "murderous financial practices". (more...)
Pioneer Natural Resources Company (PXD) Insider Sells $591990.00 in Stock
- February 16, 2017

The Average Volume of the company is 1.06 Million, while the Relative Volume of the company is 0.72. 06/22/2016 - Pioneer Natural Resources Company had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Credit Agricole. Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Based on the corporate Earnings and Guidance, many Investment Banking firms balance their portfolio to Sell and Buy Stocks based on their strategy of investing in stocks.Company reported ... (more...)
Former Sony Online Boss Leads New Game Studio With Amazon Former Sony Online Boss Leads New Game Studio With Amazon
- February 16, 2017

The news comes as Amazon Games Studio's are announcing a stack of jobs, not just for the team in San Diego, but also for Seattle, Orange County and Austin locations. John is now on to working with Amazon to build a new game world to combine the power of AWS and Twitch which will link players together. This studio is working on its own game that is said to already be in development. (more...)
LG G6 to feature new 6.0 mobile user interface
- February 16, 2017

When LG is gearing up to launch a new flagship smartphone, it typically drops teasers and announcements for features of the new device in the weeks leading up to its reveal. The new "food mode" feature will allow increasing color saturation of food, and make images of food look better. Also, LG G6 is introducing UX improvements to the multitasking feature of the smartphone. (more...)
Live Edappadi Palaniswami to meet Governor around noon
- February 16, 2017

A bench of Justices PC Ghose and AK Roy directed them to surrender forthwith to the trial court in Bengaluru and serve the remaining part of the four-year-jail term. This will also ban her from seeking elected office for 10 years and will prevent her from taking the position of chief minister. It would be incredible restraint, indeed, if the ruling party at the Centre did not use the power vacuum in Tamil Nadu to use the office of the governor to win friends and influence people for itself, ... (more...)
Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Murdered in Malaysia, Yonhap Says Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother Murdered in Malaysia, Yonhap Says
- February 16, 2017

He died on his way to hospital. We don't know if there was a cloth or needles . Mr Tokola, who served as deputy chief of mission at the United States embassy in Seoul , said Kim Jong Nam has been fairly quiet in exile, but was quoted in the Japanese media in 2010 as saying he opposed dynastic succession in North Korea. (more...)
France prepares to counter any cyber interference in presidential elections France prepares to counter any cyber interference in presidential elections
- February 16, 2017

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied Russian Federation had any involvement in hacking the campaign in a conference call on Tuesday. "We will not accept any interference in our electoral process, no more by Russian Federation than by any other state". (more...)
Aero India 2017 ready for a successful takeoff Aero India 2017 ready for a successful takeoff
- February 16, 2017

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said it was not his concern that some companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin could find themselves torn between the slogans of "America First" of US President Donald Trump and "Make in India" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (more...)
Active Stock Momentum: Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS)
- February 16, 2017

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,547 shares of the company's stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 3,097 shares during the last quarter. Exact Sciences Corporation , a molecular diagnostics company, focuses on developing products for the early detection and prevention of various cancers. (more...)
Adele, David Bowie score heading into tonight's 2017 Grammy Awards Adele, David Bowie score heading into tonight's 2017 Grammy Awards
- February 16, 2017

According to an eyewitness in the crowd, Adele said, "It's f-ed up, I can't do it like that". A number of other icons were honored, including Prince: Bruno Mars - rocking a glittery, Prince-like purple blazer, worked the guitar like a pro while singing the icon's "Let's Go Crazy". (more...)
Winston Churchill's ALIEN obsession as PM predicted life on 'Mars or Venus' Winston Churchill's ALIEN obsession as PM predicted life on 'Mars or Venus'
- February 16, 2017

Now a U.S.museum has found one of Churchill's unpublished science essays, written in 1939 (just weeks after World War II broke out). I saw the title, Are We Alone in the Universe? and I said, 'What? Humans on Earth are highly unlikely to be the only advanced life in the universe. (more...)

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