Science


No Man's Sky: How to avoid a game-breaking bug
- August 13, 2016

Appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert further inculcated the idea that No Man's Sky was very almost an MMORPG, where players could run into each other and hop about the galaxy together. That doesn't mean online play wasn't in the works, though. This exploit will enable players to double many rare items that are hard to find in the game. (more...)
Number of locally transmitted Zika cases rises to 25, officials say
- August 13, 2016

Findings from a recent study, conducted by the University of Florida's Tourism Crisis Management Initiative, or TCMI, shows more than 70 percent of potential visitors are concerned with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Florida. The Health Department announced a Zika Action Day on St. Croix on Friday, Aug. 26 at the Christiansted Fort Park, and on St. Thomas on Aug. 27 at the Walgreens Pharmacy. (more...)
Apple iPhone Space Black variant and A10 processor surface online
- August 13, 2016

Previous reports suggest that the mere changes anticipated for the iPhone 7 is the amputation of its headphone plug. Nonetheless, novel features are said to be included with the iPhone 7, including the absence of the 3.5 mm standard audio jack, a slimmer and thinner body, and slight upgrades for its under-the-hood specs. (more...)
'USSS spoke to Donald Trump campaign about 2nd Amendment comment'
- August 13, 2016

The Clinton's also donated an additional 10 percent of their income to charity. As Clinton regularly points out on the trail, candidates have released their tax returns going back four decades, and some 30 years of her tax information is in the public realm. (more...)
Donald Trump in Dueling Non-Endorsements With GOP Donald Trump in Dueling Non-Endorsements With GOP
- August 13, 2016

In response to an emotional attack on him by the parents of 27-year-old army captain Humayun Khan, who died in a suicide bombing, Trump had claimed to have made sacrifices equal to their son. "I saw that and felt incensed", Hanna said in the interview. Whitman's comments came as Trump has clashed with members of his own party over a protracted dispute with the family of a Muslim US soldier who was killed in action. (more...)
Get a Sneak Peek at Perseid Meteors in This NASA Video
- August 13, 2016

NASA scientists say that Thursday evening will see the Earth orbiting floating debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which will create the Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak the next couple of nights in the skies over the ArkLaTex. You should be outside 45 minutes beforehand and lie on the ground to adjust your eyes to the darkness, according to NASA . (more...)
Showers and Cloudy Friday, Sunny and Warm for the Weekend Showers and Cloudy Friday, Sunny and Warm for the Weekend
- August 13, 2016

Cloudy skies and a northeasterly breeze will keep temperatures well below normal Saturday in the mid 80s! Southwest wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Rain chances creep back up in the 40 percentile range by midweek next week. West wind 5 to 9 miles per hour. Light east wind becoming east southeast 10 to 15 miles per hour in the morning. Highs around 87. Wind S 5-10 miles per hour. (more...)
Perseids Were Up There - But Not as Many as Predicted
- August 13, 2016

Every Perseid meteor is a tiny piece of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years. That will allow for double the normal rate of meteors . Scientists describe it as an "outburst", the last of which happened in 2009. Shakespeare in the Park won't be the only free show happening in Central Park tonight. (more...)
Crude Oil Futures Jump 6.4% This Week Crude Oil Futures Jump 6.4% This Week
- August 13, 2016

However, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the US rose by 15 this week, the seventh straight weekly gain, according to oil-field services company Baker Hughes Inc . Nevertheless, the IEA said in its report that the oversupply of oil in markets, which has been weighing on the oil price since June, "will disappear in the latter part of 2016". (more...)
Glencore's zinc production plummets on mine closures Glencore's zinc production plummets on mine closures
- August 13, 2016

In Colombia, production at Prodeco was 18% lower at 8.3-million tonnes and attributable production from Cerrejón 17% lower at 4.9-million tonnes. Glencore has said it is holding on to its reserves until a better market environment emerges. In the first half of this year, commodity markets have risen, handing a reprieve to resource companies hard hit by a slump in the price of raw materials. (more...)
Glencore's zinc production plummets on mine closures Glencore's zinc production plummets on mine closures
- August 13, 2016

In Colombia, production at Prodeco was 18% lower at 8.3-million tonnes and attributable production from Cerrejón 17% lower at 4.9-million tonnes. Glencore has said it is holding on to its reserves until a better market environment emerges. In the first half of this year, commodity markets have risen, handing a reprieve to resource companies hard hit by a slump in the price of raw materials. (more...)
Island foxes bounce back from near extinction Island foxes bounce back from near extinction
- August 13, 2016

The few that remained were placed on the endangered species list. And several animal rights groups weren't too happy about that. Under President Barack Obama's administration, 19 animals and plants have been pulled off the endangered species list, a number higher than any of the previous administrations, according to wildlife service director Dan Ashe. (more...)
How to Get More Units Quickly in 'No Man's Sky'
- August 13, 2016

Fly your starship to this outpost to find an alien who gives you a recipe for the hyperdrive. The consequences of doing so aren't as weighty as you might think, though: Instead of becoming a god in this odd new reality, you're basically just starting over again in a different neighborhood. (more...)
Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph _ meteors per hour
- August 13, 2016

Early risers may see the meteor shower before morning twilight. The last Perseid outburst occurred in 2009. Surrey residents will be in with a good chance of glimpsing the Perseid Meteor Shower in the sky this week, according to the Met Office . (more...)
Hillary Clinton releases income tax returns
- August 13, 2016

Last July, Clinton posted eight years of her tax returns on her campaign website. Most released their returns for several years, such as Bob Dole in 1996. Trump, for his part, has refused to release his returns - something no major party presidential candidate has done since Richard Nixon. That means their effective tax rate - a measure of their income tax burden - was 30.6% based on their adjusted gross income. (more...)
Rio's infamous green diving pool closed Rio's infamous green diving pool closed
- August 13, 2016

According ot a statement released by FINA, the global governing body for aquatic sports, the pools have already run out of water treatment chemicals. "On a Sunday in the summertime, we'll put 5,000 people in that water at one time ". I've played in plenty of pools with green water. "We probably failed to note that with more athletes the water could be affected in different ways", he said. (more...)
Perseid meteor shower will bring 100 - 200 meteors per hour
- August 13, 2016

It's expected to be one of the best potential meteor viewing opportunities this year. The Perseids shower runs from about July 17 to Aug. 24, but it is predicted to be at its best on the night of Aug. According to NASA , when Earth crosses paths with Swift-Tuttle's debris, specks of comet hit the atmosphere and disintegrates in flashes of light. 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 ... (more...)
UK Teen Girl Who Went to IS Area of Syria Reported Killed
- August 13, 2016

Former straight A pupil Kadiza had become disillusioned with the regime and been planning an escape back to the United Kingdom with help from her family and Mr Akunjee who had established contacts on the ground in Syria to help her get out in the weeks before she was killed. (more...)
Massive fire reported at Michigan power plant Massive fire reported at Michigan power plant
- August 13, 2016

Clair Fire Department said Friday morning that crews went into the building overnight to look for hot spots and remained at the plant, located along the US border with Canada. The company noted that air-monitoring systems remained in place with readings continuing to be well within normal limits outside of the facility's perimeter. (more...)
33rd day of lock down paralyses life in Kashmir valley 33rd day of lock down paralyses life in Kashmir valley
- August 13, 2016

The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Replying to a question on the possibility of Parliamentary delegations visiting Srinagar , Mirwaiz said that that during the 2010 uprising too, an All Party delegation of the parliament visited Kashmir, showed anguish at the killings of people, made tall promises, formed several committees and then once some normalcy was restored by barrel of gun, "conveniently backtracked" from all commitments. (more...)

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