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Astronomers detect oldest known stardust in distant galaxy Astronomers detect oldest known stardust in distant galaxy
- March 10, 2017

However, around 13 billion years ago - the point in time that we observe A2744_YD4 from today - such clouds of dust were rare. But, far beyond this cluster, and seen when the Universe was only about 600 million years old, is a very faint galaxy called A2744_YD4 . (more...)
Barrier Reef in 'uncharted territory' Barrier Reef in 'uncharted territory'
- March 10, 2017

Almost two-thirds of shallow-water corals in a 700-kilometre stretch of the reef's northern section were lost to last year's bleaching event, scientists have said. The aerial survey of the Reef, the first for this year, found severe bleaching in offshore reefs from north of Ingham to the northern extent of the survey near Cairns. (more...)
India collapse in Bangalore, Australia set tricky chase India collapse in Bangalore, Australia set tricky chase
- March 10, 2017

In his chat with fellow match hero Chteshwar Pujara, Ashwin revealed how a first innings comment to Australian opener Matt Renshaw proved prophetic. Chasing 188, the visitors started aggressively and scored some quick runs on the board. India's two spinners took a six-for each. Post tea, Ashwin claimed the wicket of Starc, while Jadeja cleaned up Steve O'Keefe. The series is now leveled at 1-1. (more...)
USA calls for transparent process for NGOs in India USA calls for transparent process for NGOs in India
- March 10, 2017

India has banned US-based Christian charity organization Compassion International. "As I said yesterday, over the past couple of years we've seen, frankly, a number of foreign-funded NGOs who have encountered significant challenges to continuing their operations, and it's something we're watching and it's something we're going to engage with the Indian Government on and try to find a way forward", he added. (more...)
SAP and Google Partner to Offer Greater Scalability, Flexibility, and Speed SAP and Google Partner to Offer Greater Scalability, Flexibility, and Speed
- March 10, 2017

Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist of Google's cloud AI and machine learning group, described the acquisition as a major step towards making AI tools and best practices available to a broader community of enthusiasts and practitioners. The ASL is a new Google facility in Mountain View, CA, that is designed for customers to directly collaborate with Google's machine learning experts. (more...)
China ships in PH-owned Benham Rise, scouting for subs' parking sites China ships in PH-owned Benham Rise, scouting for subs' parking sites
- March 10, 2017

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana made the revelation on China's forays in the Benham Rise area at a threat assessment forum in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday. "We have to protest because we have to show these people that we consider those areas as ours", Lorenzana added. The Chinese has gained control of Scarborough Shoal after a stand-off with the Navy in April 2012. (more...)
ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations
- March 10, 2017

Last October the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced rules that apply to Internet Service Providers (ISPs). "The resolution will give the Administration the opportunity to hit the reset button and develop a holistic approach to privacy for the entire internet ecosystem that benefits consumers". (more...)
Eating gluten reduces diabetes risk Eating gluten reduces diabetes risk
- March 10, 2017

The research findings were presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions . However, more and more people are adopting a gluten-free diet , despite its health benefits being unclear. Over the course of the study, which included 4.24 million person-years of follow-up from 1984-1990 to 2010-2013, 15,947 cases of Type 2 diabetes were confirmed. (more...)
Rime's Nintendo Switch Version to be $10 More, Release Later Rime's Nintendo Switch Version to be $10 More, Release Later
- March 10, 2017

Moreover, we also learn that the game will release across PC, Xbox One and PS4 on May 26th. The release date for puzzle adventure RiME has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Meanwhile, on Switch, the game will cost $39.99 / €44.99 / £39.99 when it releases "shortly afterward". Unless, of course, you have a computer strapped to your back. (more...)
Vimeo joins the rush into 360-degree video Vimeo joins the rush into 360-degree video
- March 10, 2017

Vimeo 360 is created to be a user-friendly service that caters to filmmakers looking to produce high-quality work. For more on 360 video on Vimeo , check out the company's blog post at the source link below. " Vimeo has always been committed to preserving and delivering the highest quality video and our move into 360 expands our premium video technology solution to 360 filmmakers", said Sara Poorsattar, Vimeo's Director of Video Product. (more...)
House Of Representatives Finally Passes The NASA Transition Authorization Act, Details Here House Of Representatives Finally Passes The NASA Transition Authorization Act, Details Here
- March 09, 2017

In addition to funding, the 146-page bill aims to "extend humanity's reach into deep space, including cis-lunar space, the Moon, the surface and moons of Mars, and beyond". The legislation also backs NASA's interest in Europa, Jupiter's moon, since it "may provide a habitable environment, as it contains key ingredients known to support life", the bill said . (more...)
India's Average Internet Speed at 5.6 Mbps Ranks 14 Lowest in Asia India's Average Internet Speed at 5.6 Mbps Ranks 14 Lowest in Asia
- March 09, 2017

Content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies has published its State of the Internet report for Q4 2016. The report stated that the global adoption of 4Mbps broadband increased by 15% YoY. In South Korea, 83 percent of connections were also over 10 Mbps, followed by Switzerland at 73 percent, and 64 percent of Korean connections surpassed 15 Mbps. (more...)
No such thing as 'absolute privacy' in America FBI Director No such thing as 'absolute privacy' in America FBI Director
- March 09, 2017

FBI Director James Comey continues his two-day visit to Boston while leaks and investigations heat up in Washington, D.C. The announcement comes after Comey privately rebutted a claim from President Donald Trump that former President Barack Obama had been wiretapping Trump last fall during the presidential campaign. (more...)
Andromeda's multiplayer maps will all be free Andromeda's multiplayer maps will all be free
- March 09, 2017

In " Mass Effect 3 ", single-player success was tied towards multiplayer, where In order to get the best possible result, players had to play online enough to maximize their War Assets, which some players, found dislikeable as a matter of both principle and practicality. (more...)
Union president blasts GOP healthcare plan after meeting with Trump
- March 09, 2017

However, a page on the White House website's "Disclosures" section entitled " Visitor Access Records " says the page will post records of White House visitors on an ongoing basis, once they become available. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the first lady, said Melania appreciates the historical aspects of the White House. The first lady appointed her chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, in early February, but remains in New York City with the couple's young son, Barron Trump. (more...)
Trader's Watch List: Sterling Bancorp. (NYSE:STL) Trader's Watch List: Sterling Bancorp. (NYSE:STL)
- March 09, 2017

Based on a recent trade, the shares are hovering around $24.52 which, according to analysts, yield significant upside potential to the $14.75 consensus target price. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Sterling Bancorp from a "c" rating to a "b-" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 24th. (more...)
NWS: Snow expected to disrupt Friday morning commute NWS: Snow expected to disrupt Friday morning commute
- March 09, 2017

Visibility will be limited to about half a mile at times. School delays, or cancellations, are likely on Friday . Up to a quarter inch could accumulate, according to forecasters. North wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Today . A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. One has the colder air in place mixing with a low off the Carolinas, usually the ideal setup for snow. (more...)
CIP indicators show potatoes can grow on Mars
- March 09, 2017

The International Potato Center has research showing that tubers are able to grow under Mars' atmospheric conditions. The soil there is both dry and salty, similar to soil the plants would encounter on Mars. However, the plant wasn't otherwise forced to suffer - water and fertilized Earth soil provided additional nutrients and structure. "Growing crops under Mars-like conditions is an important phase of this experiment", said Julio Valdivia-Silva, a research associate with the SETI Institute ... (more...)
Wikileaks Releases Trove of CIA Documents, Cyber-Exploit Code Wikileaks Releases Trove of CIA Documents, Cyber-Exploit Code
- March 09, 2017

WikiLeaks claimed the CIA , with the help of other intelligence services, figured out how to bypass encryption on popular phone and messaging apps like WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram. In conjunction with Britain's MI5, the agency developed a cyberweapon known as " Weeping Angel " that can take control of Samsung smart TVs, Wikileaks said . (more...)
Neanderthals Actually Used 'Aspirin' Just Like Us Neanderthals Actually Used 'Aspirin' Just Like Us
- March 09, 2017

Our Neanderthal cousins might not have had the luxury of choosing between gel-caps and dissolvable, but according to recent research, at least one poor caveman with an abscess might have sought relief from a herbal form of aspirin. Even more intriguing, "we could also detect a natural antibiotic mold [penicillium] not seen in the other specimens", Cooper said. Almost 50,000 years before the invention of penicillin, a young Neanderthal tormented by a dental abscess ate greenery containing a ... (more...)

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