Science

Flashy first images arrive from NOAA's GOES-16 lightning mapper

Flashy first images arrive from NOAA's GOES-16 lightning mapper The GLM can also show when thunderstorms stall or when they're becoming stronger. Additionally, the GLM will help airplane pilots and mariners by alerting them to risky conditions that might be too hard to see with other satellites. These abilities, when used by forecasters, will make it safer for people spending time outdoors, as well as for marine and aerial navigation. It is displayed over GO... [Full Article...]

Bezos Gets First Paying Customer for Blue Origin Rocket

Bezos Gets First Paying Customer for Blue Origin Rocket The Amazon founder tweeted two pictures of the new BE-4 engine. Named in honor John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, the New Glenn rocket builds upon Blue Origin's early tests of the smaller, suborbital New Shepard, named for first-American-in-space Alan Shepard. [Full Article...]

Why is the giant panda black and white?

Why is the giant panda black and white? In addition, their markings were the inspiration behind a catchy rap jingle . The problem is, pandas are rather unique; while contrasting stripes and spots are common across the animal kingdom, an outfit consisting of black stockings, black shirt, eye-spots, and dark ears is pretty rare. [Full Article...]

Don't let Trump get away with wiretap lie: Your Say

His tweetstorm sent Washington into hysterics, leading to a whiplash of news. One year later he was wavering on Obamacare, telling CNN "I'm really torn". On Sunday, another spokesperson, Sarah Huckabee Sanders , said the same , telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that "we believe it should be looked at by the House Intelligence Committee". [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Can Handle Being Dropped Many Times Before It Breaks

The keyword there is "much", as it's definitely possible to slide it on backwards with respect to your intended controller, misaligning the buttons and making removing the controller a little trickier. Thanks to improvements in screen technology and manufacturing dead pixels are not as widespread an issue as they once were, though they aren't unheard of on new LCD screens. [Full Article...]

North Korea fires several missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fires several missiles into sea near Japan The missiles flew around one-thousand kilometers at an altitude of 260 kilometers. The spokesperson added that the North intends to undermine the legitimacy of the drills by conducting the missile launches while the drills are under way. A TV screen at a train station in Seoul, South Korea , shows a news program reporting on North Korea's missile firing on Monday. The kind of missile is unc... [Full Article...]

Outlast 2 Releases On 28th April, Coming To Retail With Outlast Trinity

Outlast 2 Releases On 28th April, Coming To Retail With Outlast Trinity Toward the end of 2016, when everything was still cold, dark, and spooky, I downloaded the Outlast II demo out of curiosity. The developers took to Twitter to announce the release date and while they specified that Outlast 2 will release "digitally" on April 25th, they went on to clarify that the game would be seeing a digital and physical release at that date. [Full Article...]

Surprise! Denver Zoo quietly welcomes newborn giraffe

Surprise! Denver Zoo quietly welcomes newborn giraffe When the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, nearly 200 miles north-west of NY, chose to put a live stream of mum-to-be April's pen on to YouTube in February, they were hoping to inspire the community by capturing the birth on camera. The park also gave an update on April's condition. An animal park in upstate NY has gone viral with a streaming video of a pregnant giraffe named April. [Full Article...]

A French Presidential Candidate Could Now Be Prosecuted

A French Presidential Candidate Could Now Be Prosecuted Emmanuel Macron overtook the anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen for the first time in polling for the French presidential election as the clamor grew for Republican Francois Fillon to step aside. "Le Pen may calculate that this is an issue that will do her no harm with hard-right supporters of her party, the Front National", says the BBC's Kevin Connolly . [Full Article...]

Denver Broncos favorites to sign Tony Romo

Many may not realize that Dak Prescott took over the starting quarterback job last season after Tony Romo went down with yet another injury. "Obviously, it was a challenging year for him", Garrett said. "I think when you make a decision, whether it be a quarterback or an offensive lineman or whatever it is, especially in free agency, you talk about what that will do to you two, three, four years... [Full Article...]

Andromeda Trailer Focuses On Exploration And Discovery

Andromeda Trailer Focuses On Exploration And Discovery To those who are were huge Mass Effect 3 multiplayer fans eagerly waiting for the chance to get into the multiplayer beta for Andromeda , I'm afraid we have some bad news for you. Additionally, players will be able to call down "forward stations" to key locations on the planets, which will act as waypoints for "fast travel", enable loadout changes, let players recall the Nomad if they've misp... [Full Article...]

Northwestern Beats Michigan on Full-Court Pass, Buzzer-Beater

Northwestern Beats Michigan on Full-Court Pass, Buzzer-Beater Scottie Lindsey has slowly been returning to form since struggling with an illness, averaging 14.5 points per game to lead Northwestern, and former U-M recruit Bryant McIntosh is right behind with 14. "We're always an underdog", McKeown said. And when McKeown wanted someone to talk with his players to get them ready, he knew just the guy to call. [Full Article...]

GAME and GameStop shares fall following Xbox Games Pass reveal

Wanting to strike a balance between presenting a new console and games sounds like a great plan to me. This includes Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2 , Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Mad Max , Terraria and Fable 3. In addition, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will receive discounts when purchasing games or add-ons for games now in the Xbox Game Pass catalog. In their official website , The devel... [Full Article...]

Researchers uncover 'direct evidence' of life on Earth 4 billion years ago

Researchers uncover 'direct evidence' of life on Earth 4 billion years ago For instance, the 3.5-billion-year-old rocks identified in Australia, known as the Apex Chert, were initially touted as tiny microfossils, but a subsequent analysis found that the chemical remains were tied to nonbiological processes from hydrothermal vents, said Kurt Konhauser, a geomicrobiologist at the University of Alberta who was not involved in the new study . [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Order Calling for Review of EPA Water Pollution Rule

The WOTUS rule was enacted by the Obama administration in 2015 to clearly define which waters are covered by the act and a means of ensuring protection of water supplies for millions of Americans. "There are going to be many steps ahead and we're going to make sure we do so being mindful of protecting our water, protecting our air, protecting our natural resources". [Full Article...]

Ryan Zinke Confirmed As Secretary Of The Interior

The action also riled participants in the land rights movement. State leaders and supporters of the oil and gas industry have vowed to work with the Trump administration in reversing the designation. As a one-term Congressman, Zinke worked to boost mining, including supporting an effort to end a coal leasing moratorium on federal lands. Senate Energy Committee chairman Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy S8 could offer customisable buttons

Samsung Galaxy S8 could offer customisable buttons The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are expected to be announced on March 29 at a press event in New York City. Samsung will be launching its much anticipated smartphone, the Galaxy S8 at an event on March 29 in NY. The phone will come with a 12MP rear camera with dual pixel tech, which will allow obtaining accurate focus on any objects in the frame regardless of the phone's position. [Full Article...]

NASA to send robots to surface of sun in 2018

The original launch was scheduled for 2015, but that launch date was pushed to 2018 and will use the Delta IV Heavy as the launch vehicle. The Solar Probe Plus mission by NASA is starting to heat up with a voyage planned next year that will get it within four million miles of the sun . [Full Article...]

ESPN, Fox Sports to broadcast on Youtube's new TV streaming service

ESPN, Fox Sports to broadcast on Youtube's new TV streaming service For $35, subscribers to the YouTube TV service will be getting broadcast TV channels, some cable channels and the entire world of YouTube delivered to their device. YouTube has announced a new feature through which it will take on cable. And YouTube is bundling in the original shows it has produced exclusively for its existing YouTube Red subscription service. [Full Article...]

German police raid sites linked to radical mosque in Berlin

Masked police officers carry boxes out of an apartment house in Berlin, Germany following a string of raids. The mosque, according to authorities, is believed to be part of the radical Salafist scene in Berlin. On Jan. 31 German police arrested three men on suspicion of having close links to Islamic State militants and planning to travel to the Middle East for combat training. [Full Article...]


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