Science


Google doodle honours Swedish countess and agronomist,Eva Ekeblad Google doodle honours Swedish countess and agronomist,Eva Ekeblad
- July 10, 2017

It had only been grown in the greenhouses of the aristocracy in the Scandinavian country. "Eva discovered the starch was humble but mighty - potatoes could be ground into flour or distilled into spirits". Swedish plant scientist Eva Ekeblad has been honoured by Google on what would have been her 293rd birthday How did she help to tackle starvation? Later, following her achievements, Eva in December 1748, was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. (more...)
School bus in 'serious crash' amid fears of multiple injuries School bus in 'serious crash' amid fears of multiple injuries
- July 10, 2017

A teenage girl has died following a serious collision between a school minibus and a lorry in Birmingham. A second teenage girl has been taken to hospital with minor injuries following the collision on Friday and several others were treated at the scene, emergency services said . (more...)
Neymar: Neymar: "I want Paulinho to sign for Barcelona"
- July 09, 2017

Barca initially made a €20m offer for the 29-year-old and have still had their bid rejected from Guangzhou after increasing the price by €5m. "I'm in a marvellous moment of my career, of my life, I think that when you'e in a moment like this, things in the end happen naturally". (more...)
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Calls New Lankan Law 'a Set Back' Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Calls New Lankan Law 'a Set Back'
- July 09, 2017

The same they also seized one boat used by the fishermen near Delft Island. This comes after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi Palanisamy wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking to exert pressure on Sri Lanka against the amendment passed on the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (Amendment) Bill. (more...)
Tour de France: Dan Martin loses ground after two falls Tour de France: Dan Martin loses ground after two falls
- July 09, 2017

Welshman Thomas suffered a broken collarbone in a crash on the damp descent of the Col de la Biche, before Porte's incident. Chris Froome and Team Sky took control of the Tour de France on Stage 9, as Froome's general classification rival Richie Porte (BMC), Froome's teammate Geraint Thomas and many other riders crashed out of the race. (more...)
McIlroy set to miss the cut at Irish Open McIlroy set to miss the cut at Irish Open
- July 09, 2017

Hopefully I won't need two eagles in the last five holes again to win tomorrow. "I haven't made any big mistakes and I am putting well and I think that is the main (reason why I am in this position)", said Tanihara, whose bogey at the 17th was only his second dropped shot of the tournament. (more...)
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will exit Early Access in Q4 2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will exit Early Access in Q4 2017
- July 09, 2017

Speaking with RPS , Brendan " PlayerUnknown " Greene outlined his meteoric rise from photographer and web designer to creator of one of 2017's biggest games. In the meantime, players now playing the Early Access version of Battlegrounds will continue to receive weekly and monthly updates until the games full launch. (more...)
Roger Federer overcomes sloppy start to book place in Wimbledon third round Roger Federer overcomes sloppy start to book place in Wimbledon third round
- July 08, 2017

The Serbian took a little over an hour-and-a-half to dump the Czech out of the All-England Club, and he will hope to avoid a repeat of past year, when Sam Querrey knocked him out at the same stage. He kept up that pressure in the second set, bullying the 27-year-old and eventually breaking him to take a 3-1 lead. Women's top seed Angelique Kerber also progressed as she beat Kirsten Flipkens in two sets, but third seed Karolina Pliskova was stunned by Magdalena Rybarikova . (more...)
Iraqi commander says 300 ISIS fighters holed up in Mosul Iraqi commander says 300 ISIS fighters holed up in Mosul
- July 08, 2017

Islamic State militants attacked a village south of Mosul, killing several people including two journalists, even as they were about to lose their last redoubt in the city to an Iraqi military onslaught, security sources said on Friday. The prime minister declared an end to the extremist group's self-styled Islamic caliphate in June. The United Nations predicts it will cost more than $1-billion to fix basic infrastructure in Mosul. (more...)
Don't Expect to Play Nintendo Games on PC Legally Anytime Soon Don't Expect to Play Nintendo Games on PC Legally Anytime Soon
- July 07, 2017

A rough translation of the tweet explains the game's health mechanic, which sees Mario losing 10 coins every time he "plunges to the depths". However, according to its Japanese Twitter account, one of the more mind-blowing changes in Super Mario Odyssey is far more subtle than that. (more...)
First footage from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC suggests sequel setting First footage from Zelda: Breath Of The Wild DLC suggests sequel setting
- July 07, 2017

Not much is known about The Champions" Ballad , but it's previously been described as adding "a new dungeon, an original story, and even more new challenges'. Fans had originally speculated that the DLC, The Champions Ballad , would follow Zelda and the original champions in a prequel setting. Remember Link's blue lobster shirt from Wind Waker? The DLC comes in three parts, one of which is already released, and the entire pack is on sale for $20 on the Nintendo Switch eShop. (more...)
Amazon might partner with Dish to enter United States wireless market Amazon might partner with Dish to enter United States wireless market
- July 07, 2017

For Dish, a partnership with one of the world's largest retailers could prove extremely lucrative, and give chief executive Charlie Ergen something to do with the massive stockpile of airwaves he's sitting on. That includes those in the traditional telecom and cable industries, of course, but now, according to the Journal, also those in the Internet market. (more...)
Trump remains convinced Mexico will pay for the wall Trump remains convinced Mexico will pay for the wall
- July 07, 2017

The pair made comments ahead of a bilateral meeting that included Trump's top economic advisors. Pena Nieto scrapped a January session after Trump tweeted that "it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting" if Mexico remained unwilling to pay for the construction of a "badly needed" border wall between the neighboring allies and trading partners. (more...)
Toxic Martian Soil May Be Deadly to Organic Microbial Life Toxic Martian Soil May Be Deadly to Organic Microbial Life
- July 07, 2017

Later missions, however, like an analysis of Martian soil using the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument (SAM) on the Curiosity rover or MRO's spectroscopically detected hydrated salts from orbit proved without a reason of a doubt that magnesium perchlorate, magnesium chlorate, and sodium perchlorate are native to the surface. (more...)
'Hearthstone' Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Coming In August - Trailer 'Hearthstone' Knights of the Frozen Throne Expansion Coming In August - Trailer
- July 07, 2017

Hero cards also grant a new hero power. The new Hero card premiered is Deathstalker Rexxar, a six mana card that deals two damage to all enemy minions when it enters the battlefield and turns your Hero Power into Build-a-Beast: craft a custom Zombeast. (more...)
Lawsuit: Atlanta arena security measures based on race Lawsuit: Atlanta arena security measures based on race
- July 07, 2017

However, celebrities such as Bon Jovi and Amy Schumer were granted access without any issues. When Drake and Future performed there on August 26 previous year, they were asked to go through several metal detectors. The lawsuit claims that in October 2016 white comedian Amy Schumer was allowed to bypass security, but Hayes denied her bodyguard's request to have Schumer dropped off at the media entrance. (more...)
One of the world's biggest ice sheets may soon split from Antarctica One of the world's biggest ice sheets may soon split from Antarctica
- July 07, 2017

No one knows when it will break off - it could be any moment, a matter of days or hours until it officially breaks off. The ice sheet, more than half the size of Qatar, is 2,000 square kilometres in area and is set to float off into the Weldell Sea, south of the tip of South America. (more...)
Destiny 2 beta: Here's what to expect Destiny 2 beta: Here's what to expect
- July 07, 2017

Homecoming, Destiny 2's first campaign mission shown at the game's official reveal livestream last May, will be playable in the beta alongside the cooperative strike The Inverted Spire. Those who are still on the fence or are too lazy/cheap to pre-order, everyone can get access to the beta just a few days later on July 21. For Xbox One players, early access begins July 19. (more...)
Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone imports in patent dispute Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone imports in patent dispute
- July 07, 2017

According to Qualcomm, the six patents in question "enable high performance in a smartphone while extending battery life". " Apple continues to use Qualcomm's technology while refusing to pay for it", says Qualcomm executive VP and general counsel Don Rosenberg. (more...)
Indians scared of playing cricket with Pakistan: Sheharyar Khan Indians scared of playing cricket with Pakistan: Sheharyar Khan
- July 06, 2017

Outgoing Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan challenged India to take on Pakistan in a bilateral series and took a jibe at their cross-border rivals claiming that the Men in Blue might be unwilling to accept the invitation as they are scared following the loss to Pakistan in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy . (more...)

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