Science


Congressman's condition 'more difficult' than first thought
- June 16, 2017

Steve Scalise , the Louisiana Republican shot Wednesday during congressional baseball practice, remains in critical condition "but has improved in the last 24 hours", MedStar Washington Hospital announced Thursday. "You may disagree about your goals but we're better than that. We make our arguments, and put it to the people and that's the way it goes". House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party ... (more...)
London blaze: Mother throws baby out the window from 9th floor
- June 16, 2017

Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said: "This is going to be a long and complex recovery operation and I do anticipate that the number of fatalities will sadly increase beyond those 12". Queen Elizabeth said her thoughts and prayers were with those families who had lost loved ones and with the many people still critically ill in hospital. (more...)
Golden State Warriors on the brink of history
- June 16, 2017

Durant lost to James and the Miami Heat when he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 Finals, and didn't make it back until this year. The Warriors outscored the Cavs 11-0 down the stretch to run their postseason record to 15-0, and there's no reason to believe they won't close out the series on Friday night. (more...)
China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting
- June 16, 2017

The Beijing-based bank, a multilateral institution was set up previous year. China is the $100 billion bank's biggest shareholder with around 30 per cent of stock, with India the second-biggest with around 8 per cent. AIIB, created in 2016, has as main mission to offer financing for the infrastructure development in Asia. "I am sure that South Korean companies' technological strength and wide networks will contribute greatly to the AIIB's development projects", he mentioned. (more...)
Authorities: Inmates captured after chase, crash
- June 16, 2017

They were captured on Interstate 24 after a high-speed auto chase that included the exchange of gunfire - an estimated 20 shots - that was followed by a foot chase Thursday evening. " I have their blood on my shoes ". Law enforcement's efforts to find Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose , who face charges of murdering the officers after attacking them on a prisoner transport bus in Putnam County, "is only growing and we will be able to sustain it", Atlanta Special FBI Agent David LeValley ... (more...)
Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify, Amends Her Relationship To Streaming
- June 16, 2017

The news was shared via Instagram as a "thank you" to fans for helping her 2014 album 1989 sell over 10 million copies. Spotify said in a statement: "We can confirm that Taylor Swift's entire back catalogue is now available on Spotify for her millions of fans to enjoy". (more...)
Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal
- June 16, 2017

The Republican governor's announcement, done via a Facebook video and statement, came the same day that the multi-state lottery association overseeing Powerball and Mega Millions games will leave IL by the end of this month if there is no budget. (more...)
Fed raises interest rates, 4th increase since Dec
- June 16, 2017

The Fed's balance sheet unwind "beginning soon" means markets have not been given an exact target date and therefore the game continues with looming volatility in equity markets ahead of each Fed meeting. Fed Chair Janet Yellen stated her view in a press conference that the economy appears strong enough to withstand additional rate hikes, barring new indications of economic weakness. (more...)
India thrash Scotland in semi-final India thrash Scotland in semi-final
- June 16, 2017

Saini, who represented India at two successive Olympic Games - 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney, has previously worked with the junior women's squad in 2016 and under his tutelage the U-18 Indian women's team had won a bronze medal at the U-18 Asia Cup held in December past year. (more...)
Castillo's slam helps stop Orioles' six-game slide
- June 16, 2017

Davidson broke his right foot while running the bases in his White Sox debut last June 30 and missed the remainder of the season. "I thought it would take a little longer, but with the (team's) help, it was faster than what was expected", Ynoa said through a team interpreter. (more...)
Sarfraz Ahmed Proud as 'No Chance' Pakistan Reach Final
- June 16, 2017

Instead of appreciating that a total of 260 or 270 would have been competitive, England became frustrated by Pakistan's skilful bowling and tried to bludgeon their way out of trouble. "We certainly weren't over-confident", he said. "We have done really well in two (league) games". Mahmudallah will also look to add strength to the side's batting while openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will have to give the team a good start against India . (more...)
But Not Redesigned - for New iPad But Not Redesigned - for New iPad
- June 16, 2017

I have yet to have to charge my model, which Apple gave to me with about 80 percent battery Tuesday afternoon. But the 10.5-inch iPad Pro beat the new 2017 12.9-inch iPad Pro . The bulk of the iPad's upgrade comes from the improvements of the screen. The 10.5-inch iPad Pro , equipped with 512GB of storage will set you back the lazy $1429 - and you can add another $200 if you want cellular comms. (more...)
Huddersfield close to deal for Manchester City's Aaron Mooy Huddersfield close to deal for Manchester City's Aaron Mooy
- June 16, 2017

The 26-year-old Australia global was sensational for the Terriers last season and featured 51 times in all competitions, scoring four times and assisting on seven occasions as the club won promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history. (more...)
Arsenal midfielder discusses Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil transfer situations Arsenal midfielder discusses Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil transfer situations
- June 16, 2017

Sanchez and Ozil have yet to agree new long-term contracts as they enter the final year of their current deals, with speculation growing that the former in particular may be looking for a move elsewhere. "I had the privilege to play with many great players, but those two stick out", the Switzerland worldwide said. Not only that, but the newspaper says Arsenal will face stiff competition for Cuadrado's signature from Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino is also eyeing a swoop for the South ... (more...)
Tiny organisms turn the Black Sea turquoise in incredible NASA picture Tiny organisms turn the Black Sea turquoise in incredible NASA picture
- June 16, 2017

The sudden transformation of the usually blue waters of the Bosphorus to a milky turquoise since the weekend had alarmed some residents. The colour of the sea often changes, old fishermen say. They generally support fish, shellfish, along with other marine creatures. Turkish media report a significant part of the Black Sea and the Bosphorus has turned turquoise due to phytoplankton . (more...)
Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections Missouri Senate passes annual abortion clinic inspections
- June 16, 2017

The legislation passed and signed into law expands to also give future Missouri high-intensity industrial companies discounted energy rates. The Missouri Senate could debate and vote on proposals to ramp up abortion regulations as early as Wednesday, the third day of a special session called by Republican Gov. (more...)
Alexandria congressman shooter James Hodgkinson was living in van, called a loner Alexandria congressman shooter James Hodgkinson was living in van, called a loner
- June 16, 2017

Capitol police who were on security duty returned fire, as did Alexandria police who rushed to the scene. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Hodgkinson said she only learned of the shooting and her husband's involvement when a reporter called to ask her about the events. (more...)
Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content Facebook discloses new details on removing terrorism content
- June 16, 2017

Facebook outlined some of the ways it is trying to stamp out terrorist content on its platform Thursday, following calls from UK Prime Minister Theresa May to crack down on online terrorist havens. The Facebook executives said they remove terrorists and posts that support terrorism once they become aware of them. AI is also in use to identify and remove what it calls "terrorist clusters". (more...)
Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan
- June 16, 2017

India play Bangladesh in the second semifinal in Birmingham on Thursday. The bookmakers say we're heading for a Pakistan-India final on Sunday night which would be a cracker, but a Bangladesh upset would also be fantastic for cricket . (more...)
Ubisoft reveals Beyond Good and Evil 2, new trailer released Ubisoft reveals Beyond Good and Evil 2, new trailer released
- June 16, 2017

Ubisoft announced the sequel way back in 2008, but we hadn't seen much of anything about it since. Let us know in the comments! Some are certainly saying so, though others are taking a more measured approach to their showing, and there are even those convinced that Ubisoft were the real winners of this year's event, which really tells you just how freakish and underwhelming a year it has indeed been. (more...)

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