Science


Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean
- June 21, 2017

An area of low pressure near the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula has an 80 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm in the next 48 hours and a 90 percent chance over the next five days, the National Hurricane Center said on Monday morning. (more...)
Coroner still probing death of USA student held by N. Korea
- June 21, 2017

Warmbier", he said . Trump slammed Pyongyang following news of his death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci. (more...)
Trump to China: Thanks for trying with North Korea
- June 21, 2017

Asked whether Trump would still consider meeting with Kim Jong Un - as he previously said he would be willing to do, given the right conditions - Spicer said: "Clearly, we're moving further away, not closer, to those conditions being met". (more...)
Garrett calls for increased regulations on North Korea
- June 21, 2017

Seated next to the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Trump said Warmbier "should have been brought home a long time ago". "As such, I call for the immediate placement of North Korea on the designated list of state sponsors of terror while lawmakers and President Trump work towards a solution with China and other allies". (more...)
Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
- June 21, 2017

Reports noted that conservative media personality Laura Ingraham and Daily Mail US political editor David Martosko were considered and interviewed for the position. "I don't know what world we're living in right now", he told CNN viewers. "I don't know why we covered that gaggle today. if they can't give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio". (more...)
Mark Wahlberg says Michael Bay is key to his Transformers future
- June 21, 2017

She demands that he returns to Earth to recover a staff that will restore Cybertron to its former glory. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. While this real knight is refreshing to watch, Bay still can't get rid of stereotypes - being English means polo matches and living in castles. (more...)
Businessman Donald Trump could benefit from President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy
- June 21, 2017

A pair of New Jersey lawmakers applauded President Trump's plan to scale back the Obama Administration's policy on Cuba . "If I were the Cuban government I'd put Trump's speech up in schools". Embassies in Havana and Washington are to remain open. US airlines and cruise ships would still be allowed to service the island. "They only enrich the Cuban regime". (more...)
Accenture, Microsoft build blockchain-based digital ID network Accenture, Microsoft build blockchain-based digital ID network
- June 21, 2017

Accenture and Microsoft have teamed up to work on a digital ID network built on blockchain technology, which aims to provide formal identification for approximately 1.1 billion people who have no official documentation. Blockchain, the underlying technology for Bitcoin, is increasingly being implemented as a secure way to track data. That's because blockchain is compatible with different systems in different industries. (more...)
Summer Solstice Festival Draws Large Turnout Summer Solstice Festival Draws Large Turnout
- June 21, 2017

For the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice marks the official first day of summer (even if most of us start our summer fun on Memorial Day ) and the longest day of the year . While serving as chief librarian at the great library of Alexandria, Egypt, Eratosthenes studied accounts of the sun's positioning on the solstice, which casts no shadows at high noon, as seen from nearby Syene (Aswan). (more...)
New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered
- June 21, 2017

Ten of the new candidates are Earth-like in size and orbiting within the habitable zone of their host star, meaning they're theoretically able to host liquid water on their surface. Yesterday, Monday, June 19th, 2017, NASA has released the survey catalog of Kepler's 4-year mission. In space , however, telescopes can detect lower luminosity variations, and in particular, those produced by the transit of planets as small as the Earth. (more...)
Tesla Edges Closer To Its First Production Plant In China Tesla Edges Closer To Its First Production Plant In China
- June 20, 2017

Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 242,791 shares of company stock valued at $74,745,344. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Analysts Set Tesla Inc ". Invensense Inc (NYSE:INVN) was reduced too. Since January 3, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 14 sales for $24.49 million activity. Also, VP John Douglas Field sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, April 7th. (more...)
Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike
- June 20, 2017

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC aerospace unit, hailed the missile raids, saying any more evil act against Iran will result in "costly consequences". The missile strikes are Iran's first direct military move in the region since the Iraqi invasion of the country in 1980, and the strongest signal to regional archrivals, mainly Saudi Arabia, which has sought to test Iran's patience. (more...)
Instagram Stories crushes Snapchat with 250 million daily active users Instagram Stories crushes Snapchat with 250 million daily active users
- June 20, 2017

The company reported Tuesday that Stories, the feature that lets users share videos and posts that disappear after 24 hours, is now used by 250 million people every day. Shares of Facebook were down less than 1% Tuesday. He has also developed tools to monitor brands' early adoption of live-streaming apps, compare Yahoo's and Google's search designs and examine the NFL's YouTube and Facebook video strategies. (more...)
Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren Osborne is 'not a racist', says family Finsbury Park terror suspect Darren Osborne is 'not a racist', says family
- June 20, 2017

The White House has commented on the Finsbury Park attack, saying that they have reached out and offered to help in any way possible. Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, called the incident "quite clearly an attack on Muslims". (more...)
Tropical storm likely to develop in Gulf Tropical storm likely to develop in Gulf
- June 20, 2017

Tropical storm warnings or watches are in effect for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach portions of the warning area on Monday night, making outside preparations hard or risky. (more...)
Volkswagen Polo first look Volkswagen Polo first look
- June 20, 2017

The decision to use the MQB platform was also meant to make room for technology advancements and to trim down engineering costs. Looking very grown up and similar to the latest Golf, the new Polo features a range of smart features including a state-of-the-art digital cockpit. (more...)
Coal power could be dying for good - here's the evidence Coal power could be dying for good - here's the evidence
- June 20, 2017

Renewables are taking off in the rest of the world as well. Earlier this year, solar energy tariffs in India fell 26 per cent over a period of 3 months, with the current lowest solar power tariff in India standing at Rs 2.44/kWh (3.8¢/kWh). (more...)
United States student Otto Warmbier dies after being released by North Korea
- June 20, 2017

His family said it was told he fell into a coma soon after his March 2016 sentencing after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. Doctors say he has suffered a severe brain injury. Moon said Tuesday he wished to convey his condolences to Warmbier's family and the American people, and that there can be many speculations "that there were many unjust and cruel treatments to Mr. (more...)
Nokia officially kills Withings brand, launching revamped health app and renamed hardware Nokia officially kills Withings brand, launching revamped health app and renamed hardware
- June 20, 2017

A little while back Nokia acquired health tech firm Withings and is now apparently setting its plans in motion. That includes everything from smart scales, through connected thermometers, to a hairbrush that can listen out for split-ends . (more...)
Trading Notes on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Active Stock Recap
- June 20, 2017

It has outperformed by 5.71% the S&P500. North Star Investment Management Corp increased its stake in Microsoft Corp Com ( MSFT ) by 160.58% based on its latest 2016Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Also, insider Jean Philippe Courtois sold 26,165 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. Investors sentiment increased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. (more...)

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