Science


85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies
- May 06, 2017

Nepal is bracing for a busy and potentially risky season on Mount Everest after the government issued a record number of permits to foreign climbers this year - 371, the most since 1953. Hundreds have been trying to acclimatize before attempting to reach the summit. "Since his record was broken, he wanted to regain it", said Ang Tshering Sherpa, the president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Sales Expected To Be Higher Than The Regular S8
- May 06, 2017

We are pleased to inform you that the upcoming flagship of South Korean tech giant crossed the 1 million pre-orders limit in Korea. And out of the two variants, Samsung said the larger Galaxy S8+ was proving to be the more popular handset. Reports have suggested that the patch could arrive as early as Tuesday, April 25. Samsung has said it will release a software update that should fix a problem with newly released Galaxy S8 smartphone. (more...)
Destiny Reveal Event Will Showcase PC Version Destiny Reveal Event Will Showcase PC Version
- May 06, 2017

Although Activision may have gotten ahead of itself by talking about Destiny 2 post-release content during a recent earnings call, it was apparently important for the publisher to assure fans the sequel would be different. According to the CEO, great engagement is followed up by great business, and as such, Activision wants to make sure that Destiny 2 PC players will have bespoke features, which will be talked about during the game's gameplay reveal later this month. (more...)
Brad Keselowski crew chief to serve suspension at Talladega Brad Keselowski crew chief to serve suspension at Talladega
- May 06, 2017

EDT Sunday , Fox". In the good old days when Junior won four straight Talladega races from 2001-03, he would have his odds shaved down lower than he should be just because every sportsbook knew they would get loaded on his action. In that same span, he has one win , five top 5s and an average finish of 16.5 in 17 races . The green flag is scheduled for 1:19 p.m. Regardless of the success , Keselowski also knows that at some point Team Penske will lose whatever advantages it has on ... (more...)
Facebook to hire 3000 more workers to monitor content Facebook to hire 3000 more workers to monitor content
- May 06, 2017

Facebook will add 3,000 people to its global "community operations team" over the next year. Zuckerberg said Facebook workers review "millions of reports" every week. According to Zuckerberg , Facebook last week received a report about a user broadcasting video on the service who was considering suicide and the company was able to contact police in time to prevent him from harming himself. (more...)
House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
- May 06, 2017

The bill is set for a House vote on Wednesday, when it should win widespread bipartisan support, though a host of GOP conservatives oppose the bill, calling it a missed opportunity. The threats come after White House officials said they were furious at what they viewed as gloating by Democrats over the terms of a short-term spending bill that funds government operations through September 30. (more...)
Obamacare Replace: What the Senate Should Fix
- May 06, 2017

Influential South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said: "Like y'all, I'm still waiting to see if it's a boy or a girl". A number of GOP senators said Medicaid cuts, doubts about coverage for pre-existing conditions and the possibility that older people could be charged more than younger ones were major concerns. (more...)
Facebook to hire 3000 people to monitor live videos for violence
- May 06, 2017

Perhaps the most notable of these incidents came a year ago, when the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Napalm Girl" photograph was removed from the site for violating Facebook's Community Standards, before the company finally relented and allowed it after an worldwide outcry. (more...)
Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory Obamacare is 'dead' says Trump after healthcare victory
- May 06, 2017

Earlier this year , Republicans passed fiscal 2017 legislation that contained Obamacare repeal-and-replace instructions. The revised healthcare bill was immediately mired in controversy, as Democrats vowed to wage the upcoming 2018 midterms over the legacy of Obamacare and its expansion of coverage to millions of Americans. (more...)
Locals sound off on House passage of bill to repeal, replace Obamacare
- May 06, 2017

As a result of the bill which passed the House, more than 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance; millions more will pay an average of nearly $4,000 more each year for less coverage. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, repeatedly dodged questions about whether the new GOP health care bill will weaken protections for those with pre-existing conditions conditions. (more...)
SpaceX launches classified payload for US
- May 06, 2017

This launch marks SpaceX's first for the Department of Defense (DOD) after the U.S. Air Force certified the Falcon 9 to launch satellites for national security purposes in 2015. It will make improvement and the quirks in the first stage if any, to get it ready for another launch in any of the upcoming missions. SpaceX became the first commercial rocket maker to bring back first-stage boosters about a year and a half ago. (more...)
Analyst Views on Stock's Rating and Recommendation: Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE) Analyst Views on Stock's Rating and Recommendation: Lumentum Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LITE)
- May 06, 2017

The company's quarterly revenue was up 11.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Lumentum Holdings posted sales of $230.4 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 12.5%. Shares are trading -10.18% below their 50-day moving average, and 6.02% below their 200-day moving average. In other news, General Counsel Judy G. Hamel sold 512 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 16th. (more...)
James Comey Says Confidential Hillary Clinton Emails Were Sent to Anthony Weiner
- May 06, 2017

Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "Hannity", host Sean Hannity reacted to FBI Director James Comey's testimony before a Senate Committee earlier in the day. He also denied that he had treated disclosures about investigations into Clinton's emails differently than potential connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center
- May 06, 2017

A sunrise launch attempt of a Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed due to a sensor issue. SpaceX rocket yesterday blasted off with a USA government payload known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire Elon Musk. (more...)
SpaceX Launches 'Spy' Satellite On A Secret Mission For The US Military
- May 06, 2017

CEO Elon Musk said the upper-level wind at lift-off was "unusually high" but added the "launch and landing of the NRO spy satellite was good". Additionally, the live broadcast of Monday's launch was a bit different than SpaceX's commercial missions. (more...)
US House passes Obamacare replacement bill
- May 06, 2017

Obamacare brought health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. As a result of the bill which passed the House, more than 20 million Americans will lose their health insurance; millions more will pay an average of nearly $4,000 more each year for less coverage. (more...)
President signs spending bill
- May 06, 2017

Trump signed the bill despite his objections to numerous provisions included in the measure. The $1.16 trillion spending bill passed the House last week, also with broad bipartisan support, even though it ignores Trump's persistent promise to build a wall along the border with Mexico. (more...)
Bengals owner acknowledges drafting Joe Mixon was a risk Bengals owner acknowledges drafting Joe Mixon was a risk
- May 06, 2017

Bengals owner Mike Brown released a letter on Friday explaining the decision to spend the 41st overall pick in the second round of this year's draft on Mixon (via the Cincinnati Enquirer). Elliott made a 52-yard field goal that opened a lot of eyes and showed consistency throughout his high school career. That statement will perhaps trigger some sneers, but there isn't anything false with it, unless you think Mixon isn't a good running back - but spoiler, he is, and there isn't another ... (more...)
Feds probe Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors Feds probe Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors
- May 06, 2017

Uber maintains that "Greyball" was primarily used to check ride requests and safeguard their drivers from potentially bad riders. Uber did not respond immediately to Gizmodo's request for comment. It's important to note that at this point, it's unclear if anyone will be charged in the criminal probe, as the investigation is still in its early stages, according to Reuters' sources . (more...)
Donald Trump's Earth Day Statement Is Shameful
- May 06, 2017

All day, the rain never let up. The March for Science unfolded on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday , and in multiple cities around the world. For him, it's a chance for scientists like him to step out of the lab and into the limelight. Tens of thousands hit the streets of San Francisco Saturday to march for science . (more...)

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