Science


Video shows passenger with loose dog yelling at flight attendant Video shows passenger with loose dog yelling at flight attendant
- July 08, 2017

Flight attendants opened left-side doors and began evacuating the plane before hearing the pilot's order to do so, according to investigators. The "disruptive passenger" aboard American Airlines Flight 218 from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson to O'Hare was removed from the flight after she refused to sit down and got into an altercation with flight staff, an airline spokesman said. (more...)
A double dose of charm may help hold our universe together A double dose of charm may help hold our universe together
- July 08, 2017

According to experts, the new particle, known as Xi-cc++ (pronounced ka-sigh-see-see-plus-plus), could provide fresh insight into how tiny, particles called quarks, which were the building blocks of protons and neutrons, interacted with each other. (more...)
Pistons acquire Celtics' Avery Bradley, deal Marcus Morris Pistons acquire Celtics' Avery Bradley, deal Marcus Morris
- July 08, 2017

The Boston Celtics are finalizing a deal to send guard Avery Bradley and a second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons , ESPN reported, citing league sources . Bradley brings the same skill set Caldwell-Pope does, he is an outstanding defender with an offensive skill set that has elite potential. He'll nearly certainly take whatever he can get as a restricted free agent. (more...)
Mars' Toxic Surface May Prevent Humans From Living There Mars' Toxic Surface May Prevent Humans From Living There
- July 08, 2017

Are you still hoping that life on Mars would still be possible for humans? Nearly a decade ago, scientists discovered small amounts of a compound called perchlorate on Mars . However, this same substance can also simultaneously be toxic to the same bacteria it feeds, which depends exclusively on the presence of ultraviolet radiation and Mars has that in abundance. (more...)
United Nations designates Hebron tomb revered within Jewish faith as Palestinian heritage site
- July 08, 2017

It is the second holiest site in Judaism and the fourth in Islam. Before the vote, Israel's foreign ministry and Jewish groups urged the members of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee to vote against. Ten countries voted for the resolution with three opposed and eight abstaining. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Hebron's designation as a World Heritage site "transcends geography, religion, politics and ideology". (more...)
New Hearthstone expansion may have been leaked early New Hearthstone expansion may have been leaked early
- July 07, 2017

The first Hero card in Knights of the Frozen Throne . Players will receive a random Death Knight Legendary card as a reward for completing the prologue. In addition to ~130 cards, the new expansion is also expected to bring back some of the elements of the adventures that the team abandoned past year. (more...)
Giant iceberg in the making Giant iceberg in the making
- July 07, 2017

One of the scientists who monitoring the Larsen C ice shelf at Swansea University in Wales, Adrian Luckman said that the already detached parts of the ice-berg are widening the crack and created a tension at the breaking point. This isn't Antarctica's first recent break. But whole or in pieces, the iceberg could reach as far as the Falkland Islands , more than 1,000 miles away from the Larsen C ice shelf. (more...)
NJ won't share non-public voter info with Trump commission NJ won't share non-public voter info with Trump commission
- July 07, 2017

While the request for public information was legal, Dunlap cautioned that asking for sensitive voter information could come across as a threat. Cory Booker asked state officials to reject any request from President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission for information about New Jersey voter rolls. (more...)
Poland wants Trump's vow of protection from Russian activity Poland wants Trump's vow of protection from Russian activity
- July 07, 2017

It doesn't take a genius to know that appealing to President Trump's all-consuming narcissism is the easiest way to get into his good graces. Poland's government would like visiting President Donald Trump to make assurances this week that the presence of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Poland will continue as long as the region's security is threatened by Russian Federation, the foreign minister said Monday. (more...)
Here's a Look at Destiny 2's New Social Space Here's a Look at Destiny 2's New Social Space "The Farm"
- July 07, 2017

The Farm isn't as visually sophisticated as The Tower. While Bungie's intent on keeping the finer details of Destiny 2's debut raid a secret, the developer clearly has no qualms with opening up about other aspects of the upcoming shooter. (more...)
Destiny 2 - Official Open Beta Launch Trailer Destiny 2 - Official Open Beta Launch Trailer
- July 07, 2017

It looks like the Destiny 2 beta will be quite similar to the first game's beta, allowing participants to check out the first story mission, PvP, and even a Strike. That's what Bungie needs from you, anyway. For Ps4 users, July 18th is when you can play the beta. Destiny 2's social hub, The Farm , will make a brief appearance during the beta starting on Sunday, July 23 at 10 a.m. (more...)
Your Shadow of Mordor Nemesis Is Following You Into Shadow of War Your Shadow of Mordor Nemesis Is Following You Into Shadow of War
- July 07, 2017

Today it announced that it's also going to let players take the worst of their enemies (and the most stalwart of their allies) with them from the old game to the new one, thanks to a Shadow of Mordor update called Nemesis Forge . Although Monolith Productions' Creative Vice President Michael de Plater has described the development process for Shadow of War as being " super stressful ", it's good to see that the team still has made sure to acknowledge long-time fans' investment to the ... (more...)
Wimbledon, Day 3: Winners and Losers Wimbledon, Day 3: Winners and Losers
- July 07, 2017

NORMALLY a match against a qualifier would have Kei Nishikori feeling very confident. "Huge. just huge", he added after her 7-6 4-6 10-8 win. "I'm seeing it as I get to be still involved in the championships", she said. I don't want to think about the past, per se. The organisers appear to have listened as the former world number one's second round match against Russian 15th seed Elena Vesnina is first up on Court Three at 11:30am (1030 GMT). (more...)
Qualcomm Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales, Imports in New Lawsuit Qualcomm Seeks to Ban iPhone Sales, Imports in New Lawsuit
- July 07, 2017

In the latest escalation of its global legal fight with Apple , Qualcomm is asking the United States government to ban new iPhones from coming into the country. The complaint is being filed with both the the US International Trade Commission and the US District Court for the Southern District of California, where the two companies' other claims are being hashed out. (more...)
Instagram now allows you to reply to stories using photos or videos Instagram now allows you to reply to stories using photos or videos
- July 07, 2017

Tap it to send a photo, video, or Boomerang reply to their Direct inbox. To respond to a Story , all you need to do is tap on the new camera button while in the process of viewing it. To learn more about photo and video replies, visit help. instagram .com. The update doesn't present a huge new feature on its own, but it very much sounds like something that could kick off a whole lot more engagement with Instagram Stories . (more...)
Horizon Zero Dawn Update Introduces New Game Plus, New Difficulty Horizon Zero Dawn Update Introduces New Game Plus, New Difficulty
- July 07, 2017

The new difficulty level is Ultra Hard. First up is the addition of New Game+, allowing players to relive the adventures of Aloy without losing their character progression and collected inventory. These come with an extra modification slot, and "will set you back some extra shards". This new level enhances the machines' senses and their behaviour patterns, and will also limit your health regenerative abilities, alongside some other tweaks. (more...)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 rumors: GFXBench listing reveals Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 rumors: GFXBench listing reveals Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
- July 07, 2017

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is listed on Geekbench with Android 7.1.1 Nougat and the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with 6GB of RAM . Under the hood, the upcoming smartphone will sport the mighty Snapdragon 835 SoC. The founder and CEO of Xiaomi have said that the new generation smartphone would arrive by the end of this year. (more...)
Grab Pikachu in a hat to celebrate a year of Pokemon GO Grab Pikachu in a hat to celebrate a year of Pokemon GO
- July 07, 2017

It's hard to believe that Pokemon Go has been out for a year now, with the game launching last July and creating the latest gaming phenomenon. Running from 9PM UK time tonight until 9PM UK time on 24th July, all Pikachu found in the wild will be wearing this hat. (more...)
Major Layoffs Hit Microsoft This Week Major Layoffs Hit Microsoft This Week
- July 07, 2017

The layoffs make up around 10 percent of Microsoft's total sales force. The cuts are expected to hit the sales team hardest as Microsoft puts more emphasis on selling cloud services. Chief executive Satya Nadella has sought to reduce the tech giant's focus on software, shifting to cloud computing and business services. It is understood any impact of potential job cuts on Ireland would be very minimal. (more...)
SplatNet 2 announced for Splatoon 2 during today's Nintendo Direct SplatNet 2 announced for Splatoon 2 during today's Nintendo Direct
- July 07, 2017

SplatNet 2 will be part of an upcoming mobile app created to give the Switch some of the multiplayer features (voice chat, lobby making, etc.) that it's now missing. The app is designed as an extension (and requirement) for using Switch online services, with game-specific features that increase your engagement in the iOS/Android app. (more...)