Science


Years Ago: America declares war on Germany Years Ago: America declares war on Germany
- April 06, 2017

But public opinion changed with the May 1915 sinking of the Lusitania . Submarines were a relatively new weapon when war broke out in 1914. "They had actually taken out an ad in the New York Times saying that". Floyd said. Inspired especially by the stupendous economic growth that America was experiencing, they believed that in the coming decades the U.S. could ascend to a position of worldwide importance comparable to, if not eclipsing, that played by Britain in the nineteenth century. (more...)
Spotify is considering a direct listing, instead of traditional IPO Spotify is considering a direct listing, instead of traditional IPO
- April 06, 2017

If the codependent nature of Spotify and Universal's agreement isn't enough, this chart from Statista should make it clearer: According to the RIAA , streaming brought in more than half of the United States music industry's revenue in 2016. (more...)
Comcast to start offering cellular plans Comcast to start offering cellular plans
- April 06, 2017

But because Comcast has to pay Verizon for the data it uses, Comcast's wireless plan is created to push customers onto Wi-Fi as often as possible. They'd allow customers to consolidate under a single bill, and the phones will auto-authenticate to Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots to improve speeds and coverage. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Phone: New Leak Shows Foldable Display Microsoft Surface Phone: New Leak Shows Foldable Display
- April 06, 2017

A Microsoft patent for a device with e-ink dual display has surfaced online and speculations are rife that it could be the next Surface device. It was reported that the Surface Pro 5 will have a completely unique yet stunning display that comes in two screens. (more...)
Everton boss Ronald Koeman pledges to support injured Seamus Coleman Everton boss Ronald Koeman pledges to support injured Seamus Coleman
- April 06, 2017

Asked if Bale's challenge had been late, O'Shea replied: "Maybe, but thankfully I'm walking away from it, which is no problem". I haven't been able to speak to Seamus as yet and I hope to do so this afternoon. A couple of your [Ireland] boys were lucky to stay on the pitch, it was a little bit of both. "Your boys are not coming off there with halos on their heads". (more...)
Showdown at hand over Trump's Supreme Court nominee
- April 06, 2017

Next - McConnell will take a series of procedural steps to position the Senate to re-vote on that same motion to break the filibuster . How did this all come about? More immediately, Gorsuch's confirmation to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia 14 months ago would restore the conservative voting majority that existed before Scalia's death. (more...)
Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro Launches April 6 Hearthstone's Journey to Un'Goro Launches April 6
- April 06, 2017

Maiev Shadowsong can be unlocked by winning ten games in either the ranked or casual modes of Hearthstone . Some of the most popular classic cards such as the "Sylvanas Windrunner" and "Azure Drake" will be pulled out of the Standard format as well. (more...)
Dustin Johnson 'stairway tumble' is shocking wrench to Masters
- April 06, 2017

Johnson now boasts all the tools needed to tame the demanding layout, most notably his prodigious length off the tee that will give him as good a chance as anyone of changing the four par-five holes into par-fours. 10 to win in 2012 in sudden death over Louis Oosthuizen. If the wind is kind to him Thursday afternoon, he could put up some small numbers on wet and receptive greens. (more...)
'Gau rakshaks trying to stop smuggling of cows' 'Gau rakshaks trying to stop smuggling of cows'
- April 06, 2017

These vehicles were coming from Jaipur, and were headed towards Nuh district in Haryana. No arrests have been made so far, the reports said. Reacting to the incident, Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that it was "alright" that "gau rakshaks" caught those who were illegally transporting animals but added that "no one has the right to take the law into their hands". (more...)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Severe storms likely today WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Severe storms likely today
- April 06, 2017

While many may still be reeling from storms early this week, another system will return the threat of severe weather to the eastern U.S.by Wednesday . Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport tweeted from its official account that the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a ground stop, which means that flights heading to Atlanta from other airports will be held until it is lifted. (more...)
FCC's Pai, FTC's Ohlhausen Defend Broadband Privacy Reg Rollback
- April 06, 2017

The rules also set standards for broadband providers to protect user information they collect and store. The same is true for our online communications, but now there is nothing to stop our ISPs from doing so and profiting from our data, without having to ask for our consent. (more...)
Carolinas bracing for next round of severe weather Carolinas bracing for next round of severe weather
- April 06, 2017

The developing thunderstorms will be able to "tap" that momentum and send it toward the surface, resulting in potentially damaging wind gusts. Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes will also be possible along this line of storms. Behind this strong storm, it appears that much colder weather will arrive Thursday and Friday. "We are still taking cover and actively watching the storm", Poole said. (more...)
Audi A3 facelift launched in India at INR 30.5 Lakh Audi A3 facelift launched in India at INR 30.5 Lakh
- April 06, 2017

The new updates would include some minor cosmetic and mechanical modifications to the models that would include revised headlamps, tail lamps and a new engine . While the 141PS 2.0-litre TDi engine still does duty under the hood of diesel A3, the petrol gets an all-new unit. The powerplant will develop 150 hp power and 250Nm of torque mated to a seven-speed S-tronic transmission, with the company claiming the fuel efficiency of be 19.20 kmpl. (more...)
This Is How Much Beyonce Knowles' Social Media Posts Are Worth This Is How Much Beyonce Knowles' Social Media Posts Are Worth
- April 06, 2017

Bey's pregnancy news shattered the record for Instagram's most-liked post, previously held by pop star Selena Gomez. Chart-topping star Beyonce has been named the most influential celebrity on photo-sharing site Instagram . Her sponsored post showing her sipping from a Coca-Cola bottle with her lyrics on it got 6.6 million likes from her 116 million followers. Beyonce's snap of her cradling her baby bump overtook the previous record of Selena Gomez . (more...)
Pebble rolls out its final update to its smartwatches Pebble rolls out its final update to its smartwatches
- April 06, 2017

The main highlight of the update is the fact that it makes all Pebble smartwatches independent from the cloud services, which means they will be able to function normally even after servers close. This means that your Pebble won't be a useless rock, but will probably not be as useful as before. The ability to collect health data and recommend new features have been eliminated as well. (more...)
State of Emergency declared ahead of Wednesday's weather State of Emergency declared ahead of Wednesday's weather
- April 06, 2017

People are using social media to post photos of hail that hit the area. Back then, the National Weather Service could hardly see green blobs on their radar outputs, and many times had to wait for visual confirmation before issuing a tornado warning. (more...)
State of Emergency declared ahead of Wednesday's weather State of Emergency declared ahead of Wednesday's weather
- April 06, 2017

People are using social media to post photos of hail that hit the area. Back then, the National Weather Service could hardly see green blobs on their radar outputs, and many times had to wait for visual confirmation before issuing a tornado warning. (more...)
Tajikistan needs urgent reforms to revive its banking sector - ADB Tajikistan needs urgent reforms to revive its banking sector - ADB
- April 06, 2017

Although the country's demonetization of high-value notes squeezed consumption, the impact is expected to be only temporary. The net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country remained strong at 36.7 billion United States dollars in FY 2016 following the Government's efforts to simplify guidelines and allow FDI in key economic sectors. (more...)
US, Japan agree to boost military defence against North Korea
- April 06, 2017

Earlier in the day, North Korea reportedly launched a ballistic missile from Sinpho, South Hamgyong province toward the Sea of Japan . Following North Korea's test of four missiles last month, Trump affirmed Washington's "ironclad commitment" to Japan and South Korea . (more...)
Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone 'bricking' Australian regulator sues Apple alleging iPhone 'bricking'
- April 06, 2017

The ACCC instituted proceedings against Apple in the Federal Court on Thursday after investigating consumer complaints about " error 53 " - which disabled consumers' iPads or iPhones after they downloaded an update to Apple's operating system. (more...)

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