Science


Early Briton had dark skin, blue eyes Early Briton had dark skin, blue eyes
- February 07, 2018

The groundbreaking discovery was made in a "stroke of luck" after archaeologists found scraps of DNA in the ear of the Mesolithic "Cheddar Man", the oldest complete skeleton found in the United Kingdom and one of the museum's most treasured specimens. (more...)
IOC Dissatisfied With Int'l Boxing Association, Suspends All Payments IOC Dissatisfied With Int'l Boxing Association, Suspends All Payments
- February 07, 2018

Bach, speaking in Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics, read a statement featuring seven decisions, the last of which warned boxing could be omitted from the Olympics if AIBA's governance did not improve. Rakhimov, 66, came to power last month following the abrupt resignation of Italy's Franco Falcinelli, who was briefly interim president after Taiwan's Wu Ching-Kuo stepped down in November. (more...)
Auto Expo 2018: Tata X451 Premium Hatchback makes India Debut Auto Expo 2018: Tata X451 Premium Hatchback makes India Debut
- February 07, 2018

Coming to the SP Concept , the SUV comes with company's hallmark "Tiger Nose" grille along with sleek headlamp design. With all that said, Tata Motors has revealed that the H5x will be launched first in India, followed by the 7-seat model. (more...)
Google Flights app could find you the best travel deals Google Flights app could find you the best travel deals
- February 07, 2018

Searching and booking hotels and flights through Google search results on your phone is now very easy. Google's also added the ability to filter hotels by their price, and when you find the flawless match, you can book it without ever leaving Google Search. (more...)
Azerbaijani leader calls snap presidential election Azerbaijani leader calls snap presidential election
- February 07, 2018

Last week, the deputy chair of the ruling Yeni Azerbaijan party, Ali Akhmedov, said that Aliyev planned to run for a fourth consecutive term. Voters will cast their ballots on April 11, rather than October 17, which will be the eighth of its kind since the modern republics founding in 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. (more...)
Apple considers rebates for some iPhone battery replacements Apple considers rebates for some iPhone battery replacements
- February 07, 2018

In an apology , Apple lowered the price of battery replacements and promised an iOS update that would inform users when the phone detects battery problems. The statement also raises questions about whether the existing power management system will also be deployed in iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X models when they're considered "old" (if at all) or if the hardware improvements are enough to withstand the effects of aging batteries on iPhone performance. (more...)
Snap's user growth, revenue beat analyst expectations Snap's user growth, revenue beat analyst expectations
- February 07, 2018

Daily active users rose 18 percent from a year earlier, reversing a trend of slowing growth. "Our business really came together towards the end of a year ago and I am very proud of our team for working hard to deliver these results", said Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in prepared remarks to Tuesday's earnings call. (more...)
Uber-Waymo trial tests definition of trade secrets Uber-Waymo trial tests definition of trade secrets
- February 07, 2018

It claimed a team within Uber surreptitiously collected information about competitors and used technology such as disappearing messaging apps and secret computers to communicate without leaving a trail. The courtroom fight will most likely prompt a philosophical discussion over the entrepreneurial - some would say outlaw - spirit that has long made Silicon Valley tick. (more...)
Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone Discount Program To Ditch Lockscreen Offers And Ads Amazon Prime Exclusive Phone Discount Program To Ditch Lockscreen Offers And Ads
- February 06, 2018

In its FAQ, Amazon spins the change as "Amazon being nice" by saying, "This change allows you to personalize your Prime Exclusive Phone's lock screen and to more easily use your phone's unlock technologies, such as facial recognition and fingerprint sensors". (more...)
HTC U11+ smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 56990 HTC U11+ smartphone launched in India, priced at Rs 56990
- February 06, 2018

The handset comes loaded with Android 8.0 Oreo and Sense UI. The device comes with a 6 inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, powered by a 3,930mAh battery. In terms of dimensions, the smartphone measures 158.5×74.9×8.5mm and weighs 188 grams. The HTC U11 +, as the name suggests, is the bigger variant of the already launched U11. (more...)
Bannon Expected To Skip House Intel Testimony Bannon Expected To Skip House Intel Testimony
- February 06, 2018

Senior White House aides on Monday committed only to put the Democratic memo through the same national security and legal review the Republican document went through. If Bannon refuses to appear before the House committee, its members could vote to hold him in contempt. Sources close to the matter said the former Breitbart executive chairman indicated that the Trump administration does not want Bannon to discuss his time on the transition team or in the White House. (more...)
Play Time Management, 'This PS4' Tab & More Play Time Management, 'This PS4' Tab & More
- February 06, 2018

First up is Play Time Management , which allows adult family folk to manage playtime for child family members on PSN. To avoid saving woes or untimely quitting, the child will be notified during gameplay before playtime is over. PS4 Pro owners will be ecstatic to see a new "supersampling mode" under Settings, enabling those with HDTVs (i.e., 1080p or less) to enjoy an enhanced visual experience when playing certain games on their PS4. (more...)
International Olympic Committee rejects Russia's proposal for Winter Olympics International Olympic Committee rejects Russia's proposal for Winter Olympics
- February 06, 2018

However, the International Olympic Committee head mostly focused on the situation around Russian athletes who had been affected by a large-scale doping scandal. On Saturday, the International Olympic Committee said that 13 of the 28 athletes cleared by CAS would be considered by a special International Olympic Committee panel for a possible invitation to take part in the Pyeongchang Olympics . (more...)
The ozone's recovery may have been overstated, report warns The ozone's recovery may have been overstated, report warns
- February 06, 2018

The ozone layer , which protects life on earth from harmful ultra-violet radiation, continues to deplete on a global scale contrary to recent scientific assumptions, say an worldwide team of scientists led by researchers in Zurich. "Ozone has been seriously declining globally since the 1980s, but while the banning of CFCs is leading to a recovery at the poles, the same does not appear to be true for the lower latitudes, says Imperial College's professor Joanna Haigh, co-author of the study". (more...)
Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens Scientists say mysterious 'Holy Grail' system is best place to find aliens
- February 06, 2018

Earth's mass, for context, is just 0.02 percent water. Like scientists keep telling us, at the start of that chain of clues is water. Planets closest to the star are more likely to host water in the form of atmospheric vapour, while those farther away may have water frozen on their surfaces as ice. (more...)
Red Dead Redemption 2 details leak - Battle Royale mode incoming? Red Dead Redemption 2 details leak - Battle Royale mode incoming?
- February 06, 2018

Revive and Survive will pit two teams against each other to try and stay alive whilst Money Grab will have the teams fighting each other to get as many money bags as possible. Traditionally, a Battle Royale game features 100 plus players on a large scale map. There is also apparently a secret market where the player can by goods for a discounted price. (more...)
Huawei Mate 10 Pro now on sale in US Huawei Mate 10 Pro now on sale in US
- February 06, 2018

In celebration of Valentine's Day, the Chinese company is bringing in the Mate 10 Pro Pink Gold. However, a few agencies in the US are not comfortable with the idea fearing it could mean a security threat for the country as Huawei reportedly has links to the Chinese government. (more...)
CBI charges teenager with Pradyuman murder based on 'oral, forensic' proof CBI charges teenager with Pradyuman murder based on 'oral, forensic' proof
- February 06, 2018

If convicted, the accused will stay in a correctional home till he is 21 years old after which the court can shift him to a jail or grant him bail. The CBI today arrayed Ashok Kumar, a bus conductor of a private school in the Bhondsi area, as one of the prime witnesses in its chargesheet in the alleged murder case of a seven-year-old student. (more...)
Bip Smartwatch - Up to 45 days of battery life Bip Smartwatch - Up to 45 days of battery life
- February 06, 2018

A year ago around Amazfit had launched the Pace smartwatch. Unlike, the Apple Watch , the Xiaomi smartwatch comes with an impressive battery life and a price tag that's not too heavy on the pocket too. Huami's latest smartwatch offering stands out from the crown by delivering an extremely long battery life. Unlike Android Wear-powered smartwatches or the Apple Watch, however, the Amazfit Bip does come with a notable drawback: it doesn't have its own app store. (more...)
Metal Gear Solid V Accidentally Triggers Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event Metal Gear Solid V Accidentally Triggers Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event
- February 06, 2018

Following years of user warfare and Mother Base heists, the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain nuclear disarmament secret event was prematurely triggered this weekend. If players do build nukes, they are added to their bases stockpile, which other players can attempt to steal from for their own use or potential disarmament. (more...)

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