Science


Arsenal to meet Chelsea in FA Cup final Arsenal to meet Chelsea in FA Cup final
- April 24, 2017

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this victory means it will be Arsenal's third FA Cup final appearance in four seasons. While Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho got a cameo role, coming in for Raheem Sterling in the 106th minute, his compatriot, Alex Iwobi, was rooted on the bench for the entire duration of the game. (more...)
Samsung celebrates Galaxy S8 launch in Nairobi Samsung celebrates Galaxy S8 launch in Nairobi
- April 24, 2017

The Galaxy S8 smartphone is displayed at Samsung Electronics Co.'s main shop in Seoul in this photo taken on March 30, 2017. The phone comes with meaningful accessories like the Samsung Dex dock that can turn the smartphone into a desktop computer. (more...)
Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured Man working on NFL draft stage falls, is injured
- April 24, 2017

If the Bears do ultimately make a trade, and assuming the 49ers also make one, their trade partner is more likely to be a team targeting a position other than quarterback. However, he thinks several teams are interested and he will be drafted in the first or second round. That means quite a few potential openings for what is widely considered the most hard job in sports. (more...)
Do your bit, save the planet: Google's Earth Day Doodle
- April 24, 2017

But public support for clean air, clean water, and environmental protection hasn't faded. The Earth Network's goals for this year's Earth Day workshops are to help inspire green voters, advance environmental and climate laws and policies and accelerate green technologies and jobs, according to its website . (more...)
James scores 33 as Cavaliers sweep Pacers
- April 24, 2017

Deron Williams and Iman Shumpert provided a spark: Williams and Shumpert were key parts of the Cavs' crunch-time lineup during their second-half comeback in Game 3. The Cavaliers appeared ready to cruise to the sweep when they went up 96-83 with 9:29 left in the game. "They're playing through all our punches, and we're throwing haymakers, and they're weaving", Stephenson said . (more...)
Apple Is Planning To Beam Internet On Earth Using Low Orbit Satellites Apple Is Planning To Beam Internet On Earth Using Low Orbit Satellites
- April 23, 2017

John Fenwick and Michael Trela joined Apple in recent weeks from Google, and they'll report to Greg Duffy, who was the founder of Dropcam , which was bought by Alphabet-owned Nest. It continues to be unclear if Apple will get involved with Boeing's broadband endeavor, but it's easy to see why Apple might be interested with Boeing aiming for faster speeds than existing cellular systems. (more...)
PTI Chief calls for rally urging Prime Minister's resignation PTI Chief calls for rally urging Prime Minister's resignation
- April 23, 2017

The Supreme Court, in a 3-2 judgement, ordered a fresh probe into allegations of financial irregularities and money laundering, while noting that there was "insufficient evidence" to remove Sharif. "A thorough investigation is required", said Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, announcing the highly anticipated decision following a months-long trial. Sharif and his children are accused of graft in the ongoing case which has captivated Pakistan and threatened to topple the prime minister after the ... (more...)
Justice Department Declares New York City 'Soft on Crime'
- April 23, 2017

Another retired law enforcement officer agreed, saying, "Pretty amusing how de Blasio spent years writing off homicides as "gang/crew problems" and now chafes when the Attorney General paraphrases his own description". "To willingly state we're soft on crime, it's incredibly insulting". Commissioner James O'Neill joins "CBS This Mornin..." "When I read that statement by the DOJ this afternoon, my blood began to boil", O'Neill said. (more...)
Apex court rejects call to remove Sharif Apex court rejects call to remove Sharif
- April 23, 2017

The court also ordered that a joint investigation team be formed to look into allegations concerning the transfer of Sharif and his family of money from Pakistan to Qatar, the same money that was used later to buy properties in London, according to some reports. (more...)
Scientists march against threat they face in post-fact age
- April 23, 2017

Hundreds of people have braved pouring rain in Nashville, Tennessee, as they march through city streets and chant "science, not silence". The stated goals of the march are to affirm science as a crucial part of a strong democracy, show support for the scientific community, and highlight the value of fact-based inquiry and policy-making. (more...)
Canadian scientists take to the streets to march for science
- April 23, 2017

Nearly five years ago, she was in the same place, doing almost the same thing. In Washington, the sign that 9-year-old Sam Klimas of Parkersburg, West Virginia, held was red, handmade and personal: "Science saved my life". Marchers hoped to show political leaders that they should enact policies that are in the public interest based on strong, evidence-backed science that aims to uphold the common good. (more...)
Trump on Earth Day: 'Rigorous science is critical to my administration'
- April 23, 2017

The March for Science unfolded on the National Mall in Washington , D.C., on Saturday , and in multiple cities around the world. "Science is necessary. The march and speeches ended, fittingly, with organizers pointing activists and scientists to the New Jersey State Museum next door, which includes a planetarium. (more...)
McDonald's applauds crew members who recognized man wanted in Facebook video killing
- April 23, 2017

Authorities say Stephens shot and killed himself during the pursuit. Following a short pursuit, he shot himself as officers approached him. On Tuesday morning, Stephens took his own life inside his vehicle in Erie, Pennsylvania. Stephens said in a separate video on Facebook on Sunday that he had already killed a dozen others. People quickly took to Twitter, saying that the workers deserve the $50,000 reward for finding and helping lead police to Stephens Tuesday. (more...)
Apple enters self-driving auto race
- April 23, 2017

Apple declined to comment on the California permit or on its broader automotive plans, instead referring to a statement released in December a year ago, when it submitted comments about autonomous vehicle technology to the US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. (more...)
McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect McDonald's Order Trips Up Cleveland Facebook Slaying Suspect
- April 23, 2017

She told the affiliate that she tried to reach Stephens after the video of the killing surfaced on Facebook, but he didn't answer his phone. Pennsylvania State Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Steve Stephens, the OH man who shot and killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin on Sunday and then uploaded a video of the slaying to Facebook, is dead. (more...)
Siniakova, Vandeweghe win; Czechs tie U.S. in Fed Cup semis
- April 23, 2017

Bacsinszky beat back Belarusian Aryna Sabalenk , 6-4, 7-5, in today's second singles match to deadlock the tie. In the first set, Vandeweghe broke Vondrousova twice. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. A double fault put Rogers out of her misery, ensuring Siniakova could celebrate a victory on debut in a live singles rubber and will look to follow that up by putting the Czechs 2-1 up when she faces Vandeweghe on Sunday. (more...)
More Americans Than Ever Want Marijuana Legalized
- April 23, 2017

The bill would also impose a $50-per-ounce tax on marijuana at the wholesale level while consumers would be subject to the state's 6.25 percent sales tax. Support for legalization has risen among all age groups - particularly those under 55. A suite of legislation introduced Thursday would, once passed, establish a "strict legal framework" for the production, sale, distribution and possession of pot, and make it against the law to sell cannabis to youth or use a young person to commit a ... (more...)
NGT orders closure of industries around Bellandur lake in Bengaluru NGT orders closure of industries around Bellandur lake in Bengaluru
- April 23, 2017

The green bench, headed by its chairperson, Justice Swatanter Kumar, said that a joint inspection team -comprising senior officials from different government agencies -should check whether the effluents released by each industry are within permissible limits. (more...)
Moons of Jupiter & Saturn May Hold Ingredients For Life Moons of Jupiter & Saturn May Hold Ingredients For Life
- April 23, 2017

NASA's press release explained that microbes - if there are any that exist there - could combine hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water to obtain energy. The spacecraft detected chemicals in plumes of gas and ice that burst from Enceladus. According to the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, this is the closest humanity has come so far to identify a place with some of the ingredients required to support life. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S8 is already a smash hit
- April 23, 2017

Users do not have to worry about getting the device damaged when dropped in water, as deep as 1.5 meters, for up to 30 minutes. Wondering about the new Galaxy S8's battery? The company has also upped the security feature with an iris scanner, face recognition and fingerprint scanner - moved to the back of the device - to unlock the device. (more...)

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