Science


Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic waters
- May 06, 2017

Trump has ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to consider scheduling new sales of drilling rights along the US coastline, with an eye on annual auctions of territory in the western and central Gulf of Mexico, the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska and the mid- and south-Atlantic. (more...)
Prudential PLC reiterated as Buy By Berenberg Bank
- May 06, 2017

Nomura maintained it with "Neutral" rating and GBX 1129 target in Tuesday, December 15 report. Citigroup Inc reissued a buy rating and set a GBX 670 ($8.57) price target on shares of Britvic Plc in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)
California lawmakers vow to thwart new offshore oil drilling
- May 06, 2017

Oceans at Oceana . Speaking to media, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said that the review will result in an executive order named the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. Zinke, who will also be tasked with reviewing other drilling restrictions, acknowledged environmental concerns as "valid", but he argued that the benefits of drilling outweigh concerns. (more...)
Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner
- May 06, 2017

Democratic and Republican senators spent a large amount of time questioning Comey Wednesday on his investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. "We remain committed to working with the FBI as they continue their investigation to ensure that no stone is unturned". JOHNSON: But when it came to questions about the counterintelligence probe into Trump campaign contacts with Russian Federation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation director took a closed-mouth approach. (more...)
March for Science turns into anti-Trump rally March for Science turns into anti-Trump rally
- May 06, 2017

An estimated number of more than 30,000 people, mostly scientists, students and research advocates, filled up at least a dozen blocks north of the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, New York , on Saturday to march for science . "We need to invest in people and the environment", he said. "We want our message to be heard: The Earth is for all of us", said Hina. Maguylo said she hopes people took what they learned Saturday and were inspired to tell government representatives to not ... (more...)
SpaceX forced to scrub Falcon 9 rocket launch
- May 06, 2017

The payload for the National Reconnaissance Office , which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States, will be the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk . Monday's launch is the first for SpaceX since the historic SES-10 mission last month. Because SpaceX was launching at the Cape and not on a drone ship in the ocean, the company was able to track nearly every stage of the landing using cameras on the ... (more...)
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999 Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop with price tag of $999
- May 06, 2017

I took the question to Microsoft , asking if there were any core, technical differences between Windows 10 S and Windows 10 Pro, beyond just that setting. Microsoft has unveiled a new version of Windows 10 called Windows 10 S. This is Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS, and the new streamlined version of Windows 10 is being targeted mainly at students. (more...)
Fearing "alarming" anti-science policies, tens of thousands take to streets worldwide
- May 06, 2017

Others noted pointedly that Albert Einstein was a refugee. "I am very concerned about funding for science and how it seems to be in trouble and it seems we seem to be getting lower and lower in terms of success rate and I am concerned about the lack of credence toward the environment by people in the Cabinet", said marcher John Engel. (more...)
Astronaut breaks American record for time in space, honored by Trump
- May 06, 2017

Ms Whitson broke the Nasa cumulative record set past year by astronaut Jeffrey Williams; Scott Kelly holds the U.S. record for consecutive days in space - 340. She has since become the first woman to command ISS twice, as well as one-half of the first time two female commanders have been in orbit at the same time. (more...)
200 inmates escape from Sumatran prison; over 100 still on the loose 200 inmates escape from Sumatran prison; over 100 still on the loose
- May 06, 2017

Police installed road blocks around the city as a huge manhunt was launched. According to Indonesia's Metro TV News , prisoners at the maximum security facility had been staging a protest against conditions when a riot broke out and detainees managed to flee. (more...)
Modern Windows Apps Are Microsoft's Achilles' Heel
- May 06, 2017

Despite Microsoft's larger than expected 26 percent decline in Surface revenue revealed last week, Microsoft is on somewhat of a roll with its Surface hardware, which comes amid perceived missteps by Apple, such as the MacBook Pro, and a perception it's abandoned creatives by not updating the Mac Pro. (more...)
British newspaper declares Prince Philip 'dead at 95' - there's just one problem British newspaper declares Prince Philip 'dead at 95' - there's just one problem
- May 06, 2017

The announcement comes as thousands of teenagers embark on their Duke of Edinburgh Award, many of them hiking and campaign out on the Shropshire Hills. According to the numbers found in the Daily Court Circular , Prince Philip had attended 110 days of royal engagements in 2016 alone. He was also hospitalised for a bladder infection during the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations the year before, and spent Christmas 2011 in hospital where he underwent an operation to clear a blocked heart ... (more...)
UN Security Council 'unanimously and solidly' behind Colombia peace process UN Security Council 'unanimously and solidly' behind Colombia peace process
- May 06, 2017

News about the apparent kidnapping coincided with Wednesday night's arrival of UN Security Council ambassadors to express their support for the peace process. "There is no turning back and the Security Council will remain by your side as long as it takes", said British UN ambassador Matthew Rycroft. Colombia's senior advisor on post-conflict issues, Rafael Pardo, said that authorities believed the delegate was expected to be released around midday Thursday, labeling the kidnapping as ... (more...)
Facebook adding 3000 staff to review violent content Facebook adding 3000 staff to review violent content
- May 06, 2017

They will also work with local community and law enforcement for this goal. He referred to the case of one user, who broadcasted a Facebook Live post hinting that he was considering suicide. As Facebook approaches a global user base of two billion, it has been grappling with its role as a platform for sharing news as well as calls to violence and political propaganda. (more...)
Wireless-Only Households More Likely To Smoke, Drink Heavily: CDC Wireless-Only Households More Likely To Smoke, Drink Heavily: CDC
- May 06, 2017

Cellphone-only homes had some odd common strains, according to study co-author Stephen J. Blumberg: "Wireless-only adults are more likely to drink heavily, more likely to smoke and be uninsured". Indeed, more than 70% of all adults aged 25-to-34 were living in wireless-only households, at the end of previous year. At the other end of the spectrum, only 23.5% of households with people over 65 are wireless only. (more...)
NASA releases video of Cassini's plunge toward Saturn's equator NASA releases video of Cassini's plunge toward Saturn's equator
- May 06, 2017

This video from NASA pieced together rapid fire images taken from Cassini during its first Grand Finale dive. A NASA spacecraft has captured a recording of eerie sounds from a unusual "void" between Saturn and its rings . Cassini , which has been orbiting the Saturn planet for 13 years, studying the ringed planet and its moons in detail, is expected to culminate its mission on September 15 this year. (more...)
Steve Bannon 'accidentally' revealed a to-do list in photo with a rabbi
- May 06, 2017

A tweet sent on Wednesday offered a glimpse into the policy priorities of President Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon. What Else Is on Steve Bannon's Whiteboard? Rabbi Shmuley, a well-known Jewish public speaker, TV host and author in the U.S., posted a photo of himself on Twitter standing next to top government strategist Steve Bannon during a tour of the White House. (more...)
Wow! Facebook comments now have Reactions, too Wow! Facebook comments now have Reactions, too
- May 06, 2017

The process to use is simple and similar to how you post reactions on walls. Facebook in a blog post noted, "If someone messages a photo of their cute pet, you could respond with the love reaction". Notably, before this update, users only had the option to like the comment of other users and not react with the new emojis. There are too much of reactions happening on Facebook now. (more...)
Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX) Bond Prices Fall 2%
- May 06, 2017

Shifting gears, let's take a look at the MF Rank (Magic Formula) on shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -10.22%. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co". FCX has been the subject of several research analyst reports. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & worldwide copyright & trademark law. (more...)
Meteor Shower Will Light Up The Skies Starting TONIGHT Meteor Shower Will Light Up The Skies Starting TONIGHT
- May 06, 2017

The streaks of light will seem to be everywhere. Across the Northern Hemisphere, the best viewing is just before dawn. Although observable in the night sky, people from around the world will see different views of the meteor shower. The best time to catch the meteor shower will be about 5am Saturday and Sunday. They are best observed a couple of hours before dawn. The moon will be setting as the radiant for the Eta Aquarids rises in the east, so every passing day means more lunar light ... (more...)

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