Science


Iceberg that broke off Antarctica was 4 times the size of Manhattan Iceberg that broke off Antarctica was 4 times the size of Manhattan
- September 27, 2017

The calving was spotted by the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, according to The Washington Post , which shared a satellite image (below) of the newly formed ice berg. "We predicted that the rifting would result in more frequent calving, which is what's happening here", said Howat by email. He noted something similar happened after the 2015 break, a sort of "aftershock" event following a massive calving. (more...)
Trump to visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday
- September 27, 2017

A text from her sister on Tuesday says she has also gotten sick and is anxious about the painful welts growing on her face. One of the main concerns is simply the lack of power. I live here in the states. While Trump offered nothing specific, the tweets followed calls for the administration to step up involvement in recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. (more...)
Russian Federation and US to build space station in Moon's orbit Russian Federation and US to build space station in Moon's orbit
- September 27, 2017

Komarov said the agreement also allows for China, India, Brazil and South Africa - which were not partners in the International Space Station - to participate in the Deep Space Gateway project if approved by Russian Federation and the U.S. (more...)
Aldi UK profit falls for third straight year Aldi UK profit falls for third straight year
- September 27, 2017

GERMAN discount supermarket chain ALDI is backing Britain with plans to open 70 stores next year. The German-owned grocer said that its sales had jumped by 13.5 per cent to a record £8.7 billion in the year to December 31, in stark contrast to an overall grocery sector that recorded growth of only 0.5 per cent during the same period. (more...)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War Director Talks about Microtransactions System Middle-earth: Shadow of War Director Talks about Microtransactions System
- September 27, 2017

Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey who passed away previous year was set to appear in Shadow Of War as the DLC character Forthog Orc-Slayer. We now recognize that tying our donation to sales of the DLC was not the best way to achieve our goal of offering financial support to the family and creating a lasting memorial to Michael Forgey. (more...)
The next perpetual release of Office The next perpetual release of Office
- September 27, 2017

Microsoft announced the next perpetual update for Office at its Microsoft Ignite event in Orlando today. Aside from making wonder what they'll announce next year - given they've told us what they'll put out in 2018 with 2019 branding - it smacks to me of making sure they had a "big" announcement to make this year. (more...)
Google to ringfence shopping unit to avoid further European Union fines Google to ringfence shopping unit to avoid further European Union fines
- September 27, 2017

The standalone Google Shopping unit will have to bid with other shopping sites for ad placement on top of Google's product search results page, Bloomberg News reported September 26 citing unnamed sources. The search results has previously reserved the space for Google Shopping. The deadline for meeting that requirement expires Thursday Sept. 28. Ten ad panel slots will go up for auction with Google Shopping operating as a solo unit to make clear the costs aren't subsidized by the parent ... (more...)
Trump announces visit to storm-hit Puerto Rico Trump announces visit to storm-hit Puerto Rico
- September 27, 2017

Days after his native Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria , Ricky Martin revealed that he has not heard from one of his brothers on the island. " Much of the Island was destroyed, with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with ", Trump tweeted. (more...)
Google celebrates its own 19th birthday with a colourful game-doodle Google celebrates its own 19th birthday with a colourful game-doodle
- September 27, 2017

As a user points its cursor at Google Search and hit the play button, they will be greeted with a " Surprise Spinner ". The game will be available through its birthday surprise spinner . Of all the students on campus, Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, was randomly assigned to show Page around. The pair founded the company a year later with a mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". (more...)
Best buying stocks for today's market share: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) Best buying stocks for today's market share: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI)
- September 27, 2017

Oppenheimer maintained the shares of DRI in report on Monday, June 26 with "Buy" rating. Chemical National Bank & Trust, a Michigan-based fund reported 7,785 shares. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a $0.63 dividend. The ex-dividend date has been established as Thursday the 6th of July 2017. (more...)
This Is Rail Safety Week This Is Rail Safety Week
- September 27, 2017

Preliminary data from the Federal Railroad Administration show that since the beginning of 2016, Kansas has had 56 highway-rail collisions, with five fatalities and 23 injuries. In an attempt to change that statistic, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services and Transit Police have teamed up with Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week. (more...)
India's Aadhaar rivals growth of Windows, Android, Facebook: Nadella India's Aadhaar rivals growth of Windows, Android, Facebook: Nadella
- September 27, 2017

A data-wrangling tool codenamed "Pendleton" is part of what will provide the data-wrangling capabilities in the new Workbench, Microsoft execs confirmed. There are two new tiers of the platform; 365 Education and 365 F1. Deeper integration between PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Office 365 and Dynamics 365 will be offered too. (more...)
Oxford University student with 'extraordinary' talent avoids jail time for stabbing boyfriend Oxford University student with 'extraordinary' talent avoids jail time for stabbing boyfriend
- September 27, 2017

Christ Church dean the Very Rev Professor Martyn Percy, said Woodward was not now studying at Oxford, having voluntarily suspended her medical studies. Secondly, I find that you were genuinely remorseful following this event". "Thirdly, while you are a clearly highly-intelligent individual, you had an immaturity about you which was not commensurate for someone of your age". (more...)
Samantha Barks to star in Pretty Woman musical Samantha Barks to star in Pretty Woman musical
- September 26, 2017

The show will star Les Miserables' Samantha Barks in the Julia Roberts-originated role of Vivian, the prostitute who finds herself falling in love with a corporate raider who pays her to be his escort for a week. He subsequently starred in the TNT series "Legends" and Showtime's " Shameless ". Pretty Woman: The Musical will feature sets by David Rockwell , costumes by Gregg Barnes , lighting by Kenneth Posner and Philip S. (more...)
Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet Twitter explains why it won't remove Trump's North Korea tweet
- September 26, 2017

Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea - and that the country can now defend itself under worldwide law. The U.N. charter acknowledges all member states' independent rights to self-defense. On Saturday, the US flew bombers off North Korea's eastern coast in a show of force. (more...)
SBI Reduces Minimum Balance To Rs 3000 For Savings Account SBI Reduces Minimum Balance To Rs 3000 For Savings Account
- September 26, 2017

After amalgamation with its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank, SBI had revised the charges on account holders' minimum balance (non-maintenance), ATM use and cash-handling, among others, with effect from April 1. The bank has 42 crore savings bank accounts out of which 13 crore accounts fall under PMJDY/ BSBD, which were exempt. The lender also revised downwards the penalty for non-maintenance of MAB. (more...)
Australia recall Tye to replace Cummins in T20 squad Australia recall Tye to replace Cummins in T20 squad
- September 26, 2017

Tye has played 5 T20I for Australia and has five wickets at 37.60. The three matches in the T20 series will be played in Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad with India enjoying a six match winning streak over the Australia. Tye, was at the best of his form in the Indian Premier League where he was the spearhead of the Gujarat Lions bowling attack; he dislocated his shoulder during the tournament in April and has been out of action since. (more...)
Levi's Launches Connected Jacket Levi's Launches Connected Jacket
- September 26, 2017

Just four years ago, Google Glass showed us that technology and fashion could be a horrifyingly awkward combination in the wrong hands. It's durable and has been created to be comfortable for cycling. You can even ask what song is now playing, get your current time or ETA, as well as, receive updates or messages and be notified with an LED light and vibration. (more...)
Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren't like others Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren't like others
- September 26, 2017

In a six-part Twitter thread , Twitter's Policy account has said the company holds all accounts to the same rules and considers "a number of factors when assessing whether Tweets violate our Rules". Those rules indicate the company can suspend an account that is deemed to have engaged in violent threats; attacks on people based on race, religion, gender and more; or "targeted abuse or harassment of others". (more...)
Evil Within Director Wants A Nintendo Switch Port Of The Sequel Evil Within Director Wants A Nintendo Switch Port Of The Sequel
- September 26, 2017

And when Mashable talked to Reggie Fils-Aime, the president and COO of Nintendo of America , he had similar punk-leaning praise: "We're constantly looking to disrupt the industry", he told Mashable . He also made clear what he would like to do in order to think about the Switch release. "First I'd like to buy a Switch myself, I had to borrow Zelda with the Switch from another staff member to play it". (more...)

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