Science


White House says Trump expected to pull US from Paris climate accord
- June 01, 2017

Trump's potential decision was first reported by Axios , which said details are being worked out by a small team at the White House , including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt - who has questioned the origins of climate change in the past and in March said he doubts carbon dioxide primarily contributes to global warming. (more...)
Michael Dubke, Trump's communications director, quits
- June 01, 2017

The briefing came four days after The Washington Post reported the president's son-in-law and senior adviser tried to set up back-channel communications with the Russians during the transition. U.S. media have reported that Trump had pressed Comey in meetings and phone calls to pull back on the investigation. Former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie said the White House needs to "bring in some talent who are dedicated to the president's agenda". (more...)
By Pulling Out of Paris Climate Pact, Trump Ignores 'Moral Responsibility'
- June 01, 2017

The upcoming decision is a victory for hardliners such as senior White House adviser Stephen Bannon, who argued that the deal would hobble the US economy and Trump's energy agenda, and a defeat for moderates like Trump's daughter Ivanka, who feared that withdrawing would damage USA relations overseas. (more...)
Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies Gunners set to end speculation and confirm where Arsene Wenger's future lies
- June 01, 2017

Wenger's future is due to be decided on Tuesday, after claiming the FA Cup with a win over Chelsea at the weekend, which concluded a season that saw the Gunners finish outside the Premier League's top-four. And Winterburn, who won the Premier League in 1998 with Arsenal under Wenger, insists it is time for the Frenchman to end Arsenal's title drought. (more...)
Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal - USA media
- June 01, 2017

If Trump pulls the USA out of the Paris Agreement, it also raises the possibility that he will make good on a separate promise to withdraw all funding from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. A dozen large groups including the oil major BP, agrochemical giant DuPont, Google, Intel and Microsoft, have urged Trump to remain part of the deal. (more...)
New Overwatch Hero Teased in Horizon Lunar Colony Lore New Overwatch Hero Teased in Horizon Lunar Colony Lore
- June 01, 2017

He was seen growing up there along with other human and gorilla test subjects to study the effect of long-term life in space in flashbacks from the previous "Recall" animated short . Blizzard's latest post is in line with suggestions that a moon-based map is coming to the game, which began with audio files datamined from past live events for Overwatch . (more...)
Intel unveil the first 18-core CPU to deliver 'unquestioned performance leadership'
- June 01, 2017

It says that the upcoming 8th Generation Core processors will actually provide 30 percent improved performance compared to the 7th Generation Core processors. Now a new leaked specs sheet has details: there will be multiple Core i9 models, topping out with a disturbingly powerful 18-core version. The entry range 4-core i5-7640X and i7-7740X are built on Kaby Lake X. (more...)
Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal - U.S. media
- May 31, 2017

President Trump has previously dismissed global warming as a " hoax " created by China and has threatened to pull out of the Paris accord . Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters that G7 leaders had a "controversial" debate on climate change , with Mr Trump being urged by everyone at the table to back the Paris Accords. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Release Date Could Be June The 15th OnePlus 5 Release Date Could Be June The 15th
- May 31, 2017

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has been secretly posting a multitude of images on Twitter with the hashtag "shotononeplus". In just 2 weeks from today, the phone finally launches! Nearly all images shared by Carl Pei represent scenarios with a lot of complex subjects, a huge contrast between the brightest and darkest areas and hard lighting. (more...)
Ancient Egyptian mummies 'more closely related to Turkey and Europe than Africa' Ancient Egyptian mummies 'more closely related to Turkey and Europe than Africa'
- May 31, 2017

They are proud that they managed to prove Egyptian mummies can be a reliable source of ancient DNA , and can greatly contribute to a more accurate and refined understanding of Egypt's population history. "In particular, we were interested in looking at changes and continuities in the genetic makeup of the ancient inhabitants of Abusir el-Meleq", said Alexander Peltzer, a researcher at the University of Tuebingen. (more...)
Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4 Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4
- May 31, 2017

The two-time Wimbledon champion was appearing in her first tournament since a horrifying knife attack at her home in the Czech Republic in December but lost 7-6, 7-6. "That just wraps it up", said Venus who has never got beyond the quarter-finals in Paris since her runners-up spot 15 years ago. Parisian boys and girls will get the chance to see some of the game biggest stars this year, with Rafael Nadal later scheduled to resume his quest for a 10th title in Paris against Robin Haase. (more...)
Trump says comic should be ashamed for severed head video
- May 31, 2017

A video posted on Griffin's Twitter account shows the comedian issuing an apology over the incident. Taking down the image - going to ask the photographer to take down the image and I beg for your forgiveness. Wednesday Griffin took to Twitter to apologize. "I'm merely mocking the Mocker in Chief". Questions were also raised about whether the photos would affect Griffin's relationship with CNN. (more...)
Trump actively looking for new FBI director
- May 31, 2017

Sean Spicer's first (and very possibly last) appearance before the White House press corps since returning from the president's overseas visit was a characteristically combative performance. Hamburg native Michael Dubke sounds like he has no regrets upon leaving his job as White House communications director after only three months. (more...)
US will leave Paris climate deal
- May 31, 2017

Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw from the Paris accord that was concluded in 2015 between 194 countries as the full compliance with the agreement would reduce US GDP by $2.5 trillion over the next decade, explaining that it means "factories and plants closing all over the country". (more...)
Ford appoints 'true visionary' Jim Hackett as president and CEO
- May 31, 2017

Ford expects to rake in approximately $9bn in pre-tax profit this year, despite the fact that its share price has fallen 40 per cent under Fields. Partly because of those long-term challenges, Ford's stock price has sunk under Fields. Under Fields, Ford posted a record pretax profit in 2015. The auto company's stock price and US market share have been falling, and last week it announced plans to lay off 1,400 people. (more...)
NASA's Solar Probe Plus Mission Will Be First to 'Touch the Sun' NASA's Solar Probe Plus Mission Will Be First to 'Touch the Sun'
- May 31, 2017

NASA is getting ready to turn up the heat on a new space mission to the sun. The Ulysses probe - a joint operation between NASA and the European Space Agency - was the last probe to orbit the sun. Without warning, the National Academy of Sciences predicts that a massive solar wind event could paralyze the eastern seaboard, wiping out power for a year. (more...)
Vinay Dube to be Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube to be Jet Airways CEO
- May 31, 2017

Since the exit of Ball previous year, there have been two acting CEOs - Gaurang Shetty and Amit Agarwal . For the full financial year, Jet Airways reported a net profit of Rs 390.43 crore as against Rs 1173.56 crore in FY16. As per data from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, in the January to March period this year Jet Airways carried a little over 49 lakh passengers as compared with 48.12 lakh passengers in the same period last year. (more...)
IPhone 8 size revealed thanks to latest leak IPhone 8 size revealed thanks to latest leak
- May 31, 2017

The iPhone 8 will also reportedly be thicker than the iPhone 7 Plus, which measures 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm, though it will have a smaller overall footprint. This will be the first iPhone with a bezel-less design Additionally, the phone's front camera will not be set under the display screen, but it will be featured in a cutout where details like date, time and phone signals are also indicated. (more...)
Wenger exit would leave Arsenal 'in lurch'
- May 31, 2017

Despite the impending announcement, the lack of clarity regarding his position has had a detrimental effect on the club this season, with numerous fan protests demanding Wenger leave the club. As revealed by Sportsmail on Monday night, Wenger will be urged to be more assertive in the transfer market during the crunch board meeting. "So as soon as Moses went down I was fully confident that I was nowhere near him and that the referee should have seen that so my heart didn't really go in my ... (more...)
Nest wants your home security camera to recognize you Nest wants your home security camera to recognize you
- May 31, 2017

I half-think some people could use this camera as a fallback vlogging tool. In comparison, the Nest Cam Indoor is just £159, as is the Netatmo Welcome . Advanced objection recognition capability is onboard as well. From the Nest app, you can view the video feed with a full HD picture-in-picture zoom window. (more...)

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