Science


Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph - meteors per hour
- August 12, 2016

NASA says the shower will be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities this year, with an onslaught of amazingly fast and bright meteors being most likely to be noticeable on August 11 and 12. That comet orbits the sun every 133 years, leaving behind a trail of particles as it goes. This year, however, Jupiter is interacting (via the giant planet's gravitational field) with the icy, rocky remains of Comet Swift-Tuttle. (more...)
Meteor shower show in the night sky this week
- August 12, 2016

Although the outbursts can be spectacular, most of the meteors are only the size of a grain of sand, or as large as a small pebble, before they burn up in our atmosphere. Keep in mind, your human eyes aren't trained to see in the post-midnight darkness, and you can expect it to take around three-quarters of an hour for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness that makes the Perseid meteor shower so epically attractive. (more...)
Fighting Rages in Aleppo After Syria Rebels Penetrate Siege Fighting Rages in Aleppo After Syria Rebels Penetrate Siege
- August 12, 2016

The opposition-held area of Aleppo received its first delivery of food in three weeks on Sunday, after fighters managed to break the siege on the Syrian city. Al-Abdah said emergency plans were in place to work with local councils in eastern Aleppo to deliver basic services to the area, which the United Nations has warned faced a humanitarian disaster under the government siege. (more...)
49ers' Kaepernick showing signs he can produce 49ers' Kaepernick showing signs he can produce
- August 12, 2016

But right now, I wouldn't say anyone is ahead of anybody. Arguing calls is not going to get us anywhere. He did look fantastic on the move, hitting a receiver while moving to his right at least once and also showing off his explosiveness on a play where he took off running. (more...)
Trump stands by false claim Obama founded the Islamic State
- August 12, 2016

But he then added, "Therefore, he was the founder of ISIS". Now Trump's efforts to attack Obama's - and Clinton's - handling of the Islamic State's spread are getting a boost from the House report, which could be used as rhetorical ammunition in the GOP push to diminish the counterterrorism gains of the entire administration. (more...)
'No Man's Sky': from a humble shed to a new gigantic universe
- August 12, 2016

You have a ship. Twitch broadcaster TheSadCactus ( TheGalacticCactus on Reddit ) discovered that a system he visited had already been named by a different player, Psytokat. They then focused their efforts on giving the player abilities and tuning the rules of the world. Of course there's much more to adding multiplayer in a game like this and it's not as simple as flipping a switch. (more...)
No White House? Then a 'very nice long vacation'
- August 12, 2016

Trump first made the assertion in a speech on Wednesday night in Florida, saying, "I call them co-founders" of Islamic State. The concerns are compelling enough that dozens of anxious Republicans gathered signatures Thursday for a letter to the GOP party chairman urging him to stop helping Trump and focus on protecting vulnerable House and Senate candidates. (more...)
No Man's Sky: 13 Things You Probably Didn't Know You Could Do
- August 12, 2016

Hello Games are now working on a patch for some of the issues that were reported by the community. PCGamesN has confirmed that these aren't isolated defects or pranksters trying to stir up trouble, but are instead present on all European Limited Editions of the game. (more...)
New study reveals vinyl buyers are middle-aged introverts… New study reveals vinyl buyers are middle-aged introverts…
- August 12, 2016

It shouldn't be a surprise to learn that, according to a new study by United Kingdom market research group YouGov , the majority of vinyl buyers are middle-aged, and also happen to be lonely introverts. According to the report, people between the ages of 45 and 53 are most likely to have brought a vinyl record recently while those aged 18-24 are least likely. (more...)
Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas
- August 12, 2016

At the time, Canada was blanketed in ice sheets, so it was previously believed that these people waited until receding glaciers gave way to an ice-free corridor just east of the Rocky Mountains, which provided a direct route south. These analyses show that around 12,900 years ago, a large lake covered this area, formed by glacial meltwaters. Archaeological studies have found that human colonization of North America by the so-called Clovis culture dates back more than 13,000 years ago, and ... (more...)
Delta Still Dealing With Backlog Delta Still Dealing With Backlog
- August 12, 2016

The investigation continues, but he added that there was no evidence the problem was caused by hackers or an intentional breach. Delta's travails, and those of its customers, move into day two with the airline canceling almost 250 flights. (more...)
Google Makes Gmail Safer With New Security Warnings Google Makes Gmail Safer With New Security Warnings
- August 12, 2016

Along with this, the emails that contain links to (suspected) malware and phishing sites will not load immediately in the browser. Gmail users can now check whether an email is authenticated by opening the email and clicking the down arrow next to the sender's name. (more...)
Trump spara a zero su Obama: Trump spara a zero su Obama: "fondatore dellʼIsis"
- August 12, 2016

Quindi il magnate spiega che, a suo dire, Obama e Hillary hanno perseguito politiche che hanno creato un vuoto in Iraq, vuoto riempito dall'Isis. Il riferimento alla corruzione nasce da un'ennesima rivelazione sull'affaire delle email dell'ex segretario di Stato, spina nel fianco che mette in seria discussione la sua trasparenza e credibilità. (more...)
Rio Olympics 2016 medal table: Team USA adds to count
- August 12, 2016

They will also compete in a Thursday night final. "Her focus and commitment to her craft is impressive and will serve as a great example for other young shooters who want to follow in her footsteps". The swimmer now has more than twice as many gold medals as anyone that's ever competed in the Summer Olympics. Zublasing finished with 199 kneeling, 197 prone and 193 standing and was the only shooter to tally a 100 series in kneeling and prone. (more...)
CVS Pay officially unveiled, dashing Apple Pay rumors CVS Pay officially unveiled, dashing Apple Pay rumors
- August 12, 2016

A CVS spokeswoman confirmed to Mobile Payments Today that CVS Pay is not using the same QR code technology as CurrentC, the now-defunct mobile app from MCX. To use CVS Pay, customers simply add any of their credit or debit cards in the CVS Pharmacy app. If you're in one of the participating regions, CVS Pay is available to use via the CVS Pharmacy app on iOS and Android . (more...)
California Wildfire grows, but damages still minimal California Wildfire grows, but damages still minimal
- August 12, 2016

The fire was sparked by an illegal campfire. The so-called Pilot Fire that scorched 7,861 acres since it ignited Sunday was 64 percent contained Wednesday, fire officials said. Although dry weather and brush were said to have strengthened the fire, the exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire broke out Monday night and grew rapidly. (more...)
Wildfires in Portuguese island surround main city
- August 12, 2016

Homes were destroyed in the town of Vitrolles some 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of Marseille, with more than 1,000 people forced to seek shelter in local sports centres. Marseille airport redirected incoming flights to make way for firefighting aircraft. Desperate, the government requested help from other European Union countries. (more...)
No Man's Sky players are hammering the game's servers
- August 12, 2016

We want people to be aware they are in a shared universe. My main frustration with the game so far is with the inventory, I run out of space very quickly. A word of warning though: the pre-order ship can cause a possible game-breaking glitch as it allows you to skip part of the tutorial offering the blueprint for how to build a hyperdrive - an absolutely essential item in the game. (more...)
Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic still have improvements to make
- August 12, 2016

I played a few games but it was always one-in, one-out kind of a thing. "See that as a model for what we need wide players and forwards to play like, that explosive change of pace, that constant energy they bring into it". The former Celtic striker said: "I don't think for a minute that will be the worse result for a team here this season". "I still feel that I have a lot to give and I know that". (more...)
Honda Civic Coupe Recalled for Rear Light Problem Honda Civic Coupe Recalled for Rear Light Problem
- August 12, 2016

Thanks to our friends in the know, we are now updated as to the arrival of the first manufactured in England Civic hatchback to grace USA shores. As we previously reported , adding a new body style to Honda's USA lineup will help the company's Swindon, England, factory boost its output by about 30,000 to 40,000 units annually. (more...)

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