Science


Proposed ballot measure would set age limits on smartphone sales Proposed ballot measure would set age limits on smartphone sales
- June 20, 2017

If passed, retailers would be required to verbally inquire about the age of the user, document and file reports to to the Department of Revenue. While the technology itself wasn't shown to be damaging, not addressing the child's problems risks inflicting developmental damage on them. (more...)
Socceroos won't take Socceroos won't take "young, hungry" Germany for granted
- June 20, 2017

The Socceroos' last outing ahead of the Confederations Cup was a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Brazil in a Melbourne friendly. "We're a new squad and I think with each training session and with each game we're getting more confident", Kimmich said. (more...)
NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
- June 20, 2017

Detected in four separate transit candidates, each around 302 days apart, associated with a star that is slightly smaller and cooler than our Sun, KOI-7711 hasn't been verified as a confirmed exoplanet yet. This turned into the K2 mission. The candidates include 10 newly discovered rocky worlds that are properly distanced from their parent stars for water, if it exists, to pool on their surfaces. (more...)
GTA 5 machinima depicts Rockstar and Take-Two killing OpenIV mods
- June 20, 2017

Take-Two has rapidly been closing down GTA Online mods and the community isn't liking it one bit. " GTA V " has been receiving overwhelmingly negative reviews as thousands of players are unable to enjoy the game because they are unable to access the mods necessary for the experience. (more...)
At least 26 hurt after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence At least 26 hurt after China Eastern Airlines flight hits turbulence
- June 20, 2017

In the end, the plane landed safely in Kunming while passengers inside suffered from broken bones, cuts to the head and a variety of minor injuries. The plane, also an Airbus A330, was en route from Sydney to Shanghai when passengers and crew smelled something burning. (more...)
Secondary E-Ink Display Retains Presence on YotaPhone 2 Successor Secondary E-Ink Display Retains Presence on YotaPhone 2 Successor
- June 20, 2017

However, it has been confirmed that there will be an e-ink at the rear face, probably with a better resolution this time around. Launched in 2014, the YotaPhone 2 was well received but came with an off-putting price tag. The YotaPhone 3 has apparently been announced at a conference in Northern China. Once heralded by Russian prime minster Dmitry Medvedev as the "Russian iPhone", the YotaPhone is now a decidedly more Chinese affair, as the Financial Times detailed recently . (more...)
Beyoncé and Jay Z Welcome Twins, According to Grandpa, Other Sources
- June 19, 2017

Matthew Knowles , Beyonce's father, officially confirmed the news on Twitter today. Jay Z recently sparked rumours Beyoncé had gone into labour when he skipped an appearance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards, where he was due to be inducted by former U.S. (more...)
Shoppers may see big changes after Amazon buys Whole Foods
- June 19, 2017

But she would never buy food online, she said. Wal-Mart was just one of the many retailers whose stocks were impacted by the news that Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods . Wal-Mart reported $6.9 billion in cash and equivalents and $20.9 billion in free cash flow at its year ended January 31. But shoppers could start to grow more comfortable buying, and Amazon sees the grocery business as a hot market because shoppers buy weekly or even more often for items they run out of. (more...)
Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar Saudi-Turkish ties strained over differing views on Qatar
- June 19, 2017

There is now tension between Qatar and its immediate neighbours, led by Saudi Arabia , who say Qatar is turning a blind eye to terrorism financiers. Qatar, unlike Iraq, which in August 1990 had occupied Kuwait, is not involved in any aggression and can not be punished by imposing sanctions on dubious charges of sponsoring terrorism and terrorist groups in the Middle East. (more...)
Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
- June 18, 2017

Belpointe Chief Strategist David Nelson told CNBC that the acquisition of Whole Foods will give Amazon .com, Inc . "It still has the option to stand up its own Amazon-branded stores from the ground up". Walmart sold 17.3% of the country's groceries, while Kroger sold 8.9%, according to Bloomberg data . This trend is expected to accelerate into 2017. (more...)
Britain's May confident on power-saving deal, to open parliament next week
- June 18, 2017

On Thursday, May visited the wreckage of an apartment building in west London, where at least 17 people were killed in a fire, and ordered a public inquiry. The party has refused to give a time frame for reaching a deal, though May is due in Brussels for an European Union summit on June 22-23 when she will want to show she has a solid grip on power. (more...)
Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record
- June 18, 2017

Quantum entanglement has interesting applications for testing the fundamental laws of physics, but also for creating exceptionally secure communication systems, scientists have said. But in order to do all that, you have to know you've stored the photons without actually measuring them.This is theoretically possible but the technology is too out of reach to be of any practical use in the near future. (more...)
Portugal hoping Ronaldo can continue his good form in Russia
- June 18, 2017

The FIFA Confederations Cup is soccer's ultimate warm-up act. Ronaldo was peaking when he ended his season with Real Madrid , and now is looking to continue his good form with the national team in Russian Federation. "And he works harder than anyone", Carvalho said. "He is 100 percent focused on this competition and he will be helping us". Ronaldo insisted Wednesday he had a "clear conscience" after Spanish prosecutors accused the Real Madrid star of evading 14.7 million euros in tax ... (more...)
Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO Atari is indeed working on a new console, says CEO
- June 18, 2017

The Atari CEO remained mum on most other details of the project. The video below doesn't give much away, in fact it's just a nice look at what the console may look like, plastic grooves, wood or wood effect plates, and an Atari logo on the face that lights up! Are you looking forward to what Atari will bring to the table? The video's description called on those interested to subscribe on the Ataribox website for more information. (more...)
The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut
- June 17, 2017

T1. Brooks Koepka (-7): Koepka entered Day 2 in the mix and came away tied for the lead thanks to an incredible bogey-free back nine in which he carded a 32. Champ said a practice round with former British Open victor Louis Oosthuizen and four-times major victor McIlroy on Monday helped his confidence. (more...)
London fire: Death toll soars to 30
- June 17, 2017

The Prime Minister is facing particular scrutiny over the role of her new chief of staff, Gavin Barwell, who served as housing minister until he lost his seat in last week's snap general election. Police had to form a wall between the people and her entourage, as the angry crowd booed and threw insults. Bart Kavanagh, associate director at Probyn Miers, a forensic architecture firm that examines design defects, said the focus of the investigation may turn to how the cladding was installed. (more...)
China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting China, SKorea put missile rift on hold to join AIIB meeting
- June 17, 2017

It was unclear if the meeting would pave a way for a thaw or if finance ministers from China and South Korea would meet on its sidelines. Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon also said the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) should come up with a comprehensive strategy for investments to stay on the path of progress. (more...)
Xbox Game Pass will get at least 5 new games a month Xbox Game Pass will get at least 5 new games a month
- June 17, 2017

Just two weeks after the launch of the already popular Xbox Game Pass subscription service, more details have been released. However, while there are over 100 games now in the library, how often new games are added is going to play a big role in convincing subscribers to come on board. (more...)
Greens at Erin Hills starting to firm up
- June 17, 2017

Meanwhile, the pilot of a blimp that crashed Thursday morning just east of the golf course reportedly remains in serious condition. After opening this championship with 28 consecutive holes without a bogey, Fowler made three in a row on the back nine in the second round. (more...)
US Open at a glance
- June 17, 2017

Open courses, it was beginning to firm up from the early week rain, plus the USGA had a few tricks up its sleeve. In all, 23 players are within four shots of the lead. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. He missed a six-foot putt on his last hole, which would have given him sole possession of the lead. Casey's prospects looked to have suffered a potentially fatal blow when he followed a birdie on the 11th, his second hole of the day, with a bogey on the 12th and a triple-bogey on ... (more...)