Science

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:10

As low tide approached early Sunday evening, around 300 pilot whales were heading out of Golden Bay in the northwest of the South Island and swimming towards the deep-water safety of Cook Strait. "This morning we'll be getting people down there basically poking holes in them, letting the gas out of them", he told Radio New Zealand . "This would also explain why most mass strandings happen in summer, when the whales follow popular food sources inshore", the agency writes.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:08

Despite the limitations of the new study, Pletcher marvels at the findings . Why has it been so tough to diagnose autism in infants? If parents have a child with autism and then have a second child, such a test might be clinically useful in identifying infants at highest risk for developing this condition.

by | February 16, 2017 | 01:09

India's space agency broke the record for most satellites launched in one run Wednesday. The 104 satellites to be carried by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C37 (PSLV-C37) ISRO belong to global customers. No other country has so far launched 104 satellites from a single rocket at one go, which makes the feat from ISRO so important. With Wednesday's launch, the PSLV - ISRO's medium lift rocket launcher - has put 226 satellites in space, including 180 foreign satellites and 46 ...

by | February 11, 2017 | 00:48

This "astmospheric erosion" could spell bad news for fans of Proxima B, the exoplanet located in the red dwarf star system Proxima Centauri less than five light years away. "By the classical definition, the habitable zone around red dwarfs must be 10 to 20 times closer-in than Earth is to the sun". Rather, it is subjected to high doses of X-rays and extreme UV radiation from superflares that occur on average every two hours, which the team estimates would see the planet's atmosphere stripped ...

by | February 09, 2017 | 00:45

The Knicks have been in touch with three teams regarding an Anthony trade: the Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the Zen Master's criticism, Carmelo has remained professional and has not voiced his displeasure with the repeated attempts to assassinate his character or be bullied out of NY.

by | February 07, 2017 | 01:15

Moore's making the leap to the private sector to help CEO Travis Kalanick develop Uber Elevate - the name of the project - and show it's more than just a white paper or marketing gimmick. Then they would zoom up into the air and across town to the vertiport closest to their offices. He also predicts we'll see several well-engineered flying cars in the next one to three years and that there will be human pilots, at least managing the onboard computers, for the foreseeable future.

by | February 04, 2017 | 00:55

A deal would add another retailer to Hudson Bay's expanding portfolio, which includes Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in the United States, as well as Galeria Kaufhof in Europe. That same year, the company formed two real estate joint ventures, USA -based Simon Property Group Inc and Canada's RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:48

The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.34 per share. Facebook had another strong quarter in Q4 2016, earning $8.81 billion in revenue and $1.41 EPS. Adjusted earnings at $1.41 a share also topped predictions for $1.31. Mobile MAUs - Mobile MAUs were 1.74 billion as of December 31, 2016, an increase of 21% year-over-year.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:44

Tiny zircon crystals coughed up by volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are around 2.5 billion to 3 billion years old. According to an global team of scientists, Mauritius is a continental fragment, severed from Madagascar as the the supercontinent, Gondwana, split into Africa, India, Australia and Antarctica, some 200 million years ago.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:44

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:46

Although the two shouldn't be compared directly given their size disparity, the Tesla Model S turned in a vastly different performance. "Measurements from the dummy indicated that injuries to the head, along with the lower right leg, would be possible in a real-world crash of the same severity", said the IIHS report.

by | February 02, 2017 | 00:46

The tribe also stated that, although the easement is imminent, the Army Corps of Engineers still needed to undertake several steps before actual construction work can begin, including granting the easement and notifying Congress. The tribe issued a statement Wednesday saying the study is "yet another small victory on the path to justice". National environmental groups joined the fray soon after, bringing the issue to global attention.

by | February 01, 2017 | 01:21

Administration officials also said the lobbying ban would include a lifetime prohibition on lobbying on behalf of foreign governments. On Saturday, Trump also called for a reorganization of the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council.

by | January 30, 2017 | 01:04

Today NASA's Kennedy Space Center held a memorial service event to recall the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, II and Roger Chaffee. Full of modifications that let the hatch open in five seconds in an emergency, the redesigned hatch is displayed as a symbol of all the improvements made throughout the Apollo spacecraft and NASA itself that would set the agency on a successful course to land 12 men on the moon.

by | January 28, 2017 | 00:43

Zuckerberg's decision to drop the suits comes on the eve of a protest that his neighbors had planned to take place at the six-foot wall he erected a year ago, along part of his 700-acre estate on Kauai. The 14 parcels mostly belong to Native Hawaiian families awarded the land during the mid-19th century, when private property was established in Hawaii.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:46

Reports by BuzzFeed News quoted a USDA email to staff - including about 2000 scientists - at the agency's in-house research arm, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), to stop communicating with the public about taxpayer-funded work. The email seems to join other attempts by the Trump administration to stifle executive agency communications. Under public pressure, USDA officials on Tuesday began backpedalling.

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:43

Now it's not like most of us haven't thought of the same thing when we're stuck in traffic but the big difference between us and Musk is that if he dreams up such a insane idea , he actually has the resources at his disposable to go ahead with them and that's precisely what he appears to be doing with his "Boring Company".

by | January 26, 2017 | 00:46

When Tesla started producing and delivering cars equipped with its second-generation Autopilot hardware, many common features were deactivated. On Saurday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company would release major upgrades every 12-18 months-much faster than most automakers, which release big updates every 5 years.

by | January 24, 2017 | 00:50

The Steelers said Bell, who was fifth in the National Football League this season with 1,268 rushing yards despite missing four games, came back for one carry midway through the second quarter. This is when the best football is supposed to be played, but mostly just one team in each game has played well. The Patriots were not far behind - their 386.2 yards per game were fourth-best in the league.

by | January 23, 2017 | 00:54

Astronomers are investigating whether a planet just 14 light years from Earth could support life. Kane focused on habitable zones that could have water due to enough pressure on the atmosphere. Stephen Kane often searches for exoplanets in the stars' inhabitable regions and finding the Wolf 1061c to be positioned in the inhabitable zone, he made a decision to lead an incursion into exploring if the presence and formation of extraterrestrial life are possible on Wolf 1061c or not.

by | January 22, 2017 | 00:54

Last year, global warming reached record high temperatures - and if that news feels like déjà vu, you're not going insane. As you can see below on the graph of annual global temperatures (relative to the 20th century average global temp) from 1880 to 2016, there is an unmistakable upward trend in temperature, with a notable acceleration since 1970.

by | January 21, 2017 | 00:44

After opening the investigation in July, the NHTSA scrutinized Tesla's system over a period of months and found no defects in the technology, noting that Autopilot's AEB systems were not created to prevent the crash that killed Brown.

by | January 20, 2017 | 00:55

Data from a number of organisations, including NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows average global temperatures for 2016 were 1.1°C above pre-industrial levels. What's more, according to NOAA, not a single land area on the planet was cooler than average previous year. After setting temperature records two years in a row, scientists this week confirmed 2016 was hotter than any year in recorded history.

by | January 20, 2017 | 00:55

Now we have a launch date - February 2 - where it has been cleared up that the game will be launching on both Android and iOS platforms. Finally, 3DS owners can start looking forward to the next game in the Fire Emblem handheld series, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Velentia .

by | January 18, 2017 | 01:31

Ex-UK spy Christopher Steele is said to have prepared memos published last week alleging Mr Trump's election team colluded with Russian Federation which also had salacious videos of his private life. Putin said Trump's opponents had "certain objectives". Russian Federation has denied that they were behind the hacks right from the beginning. Trump said.

by | January 18, 2017 | 01:16

It's unclear whether that will ease the stiff opposition she faces from teachers unions that say DeVos wants to undermine the public education system, which provides instruction to more than 90 percent of the country's students. "But, if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child - perhaps they have a special need that is going unmet - we should support a parent's right to enroll their child in a high quality alternative".

by | January 18, 2017 | 01:18

Auctioneer Misha Haghani of Paramount Realty USA confirmed that an ongoing auction for the Queens, New York, property officially ended at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. "Trump is the 45th president, so there are only 45 childhood homes of US presidents", Haghani said. The home is ultimately expected to sell for over $1 million.

by | January 17, 2017 | 00:40

Over the next 18 months, Iridium plans several more launches in what it called "the beginning of one of the biggest "tech refreshes" in history" and "a new era" of space travel, as it aims to replace a host of satellites orbiting the globe.

by | January 15, 2017 | 00:44

Liu also tested positive for sibutramine, a banned stimulant. Ostapchuk previously lost her gold medal and Olympic title from the 2012 London Games in a separate doping case. With the latest change, South Korea now has two gold and two silver medals from weightlifting in Beijing, and 13 gold, 11 silver and seven bronze medals overall.

by | January 13, 2017 | 00:46

Buyers will be able to choose from multiple colors including a new Cosmetic Pink. Besides its revamped appearance, perhaps the most striking detail about the new U Ultra is the addition of a miniature secondary display on the front. The main highlight on the software front is the HTC Sense Companion AI assistant, which will be available as a downloadable feature for owners of the new U Ultra .