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Department of Homeland Security Chief, John Kelly Tours Border Department of Homeland Security Chief, John Kelly Tours Border
- February 04, 2017

On his first trip to the southwest border as secretary, Homeland Security Chief John Kelly set an ambitious timetable for the wall. If President Donald Trump can twist Mexico's arm to help fund the wall, most Americans would support that, predicts Ira Mehlman of the Federation of American Immigration Reform , or FAIR. (more...)
Former UN chief drops out of South Korea's presidential race
- February 02, 2017

His withdrawal is a boost for liberal candidate and frontrunner Moon Jae-in. "I was very disappointed by some politicians' obsolete and narrow-minded" behavior and "decided that siding with them is meaningless", Ban told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday. (more...)
Fallout 4 PS4 Pro Update Will Add High-Res Textures
- January 31, 2017

Pro owners can expect the following improvements when playing Fallout 4 on the PS4 Pro. Fallout 4 is about to look even better next week when the latest patch for PS4 and PC releases. The developer has released a new set of recommended PC specs for players who want the texture pack. Bethesda today announced the features of Fallout 4's upcoming PS4 Pro patch, which will upgrade the game's base resolution to 2560 x 1440, however no details were given on a 1080p 60FPS mode. (more...)
Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Boycotting the Oscars to Protest Trump's Visa Ban Iranian Actress Taraneh Alidoosti Boycotting the Oscars to Protest Trump's Visa Ban
- January 29, 2017

Trita Parsi , the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), tweeted that Asghar Farhadi , director of "The Salesman", will not be able to enter the U.S. According to Nili, the Iranian director hasn't decided on whether he would attend the Oscars ceremony. There is an indefinite ban for everyone from Syria and there is a 90 day ban on visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. (more...)
Why Did Apple Patent A Vaporizer? Why Did Apple Patent A Vaporizer?
- January 29, 2017

Apple's patent describes a "substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor" but it doesn't detail what exactly the substance might be. The device is also able to prevent air from entering the chamber where the substance is being vaporized. (more...)
Parasitic Wasp Named After Egyptian God of Death
- January 27, 2017

To reproduce, the gall wasp manipulates the physical characteristics of its tree host, the sand live oak, hollowing out its stems. The smaller wasp then eats the crypt gall wasp alive and ultimately exits through the hole. This behaviour is a very uncommon form of hyper-manipulation, where one parasite manipulates and exploits another as its host. The tiny, iridescent parasite hijacks its host, Bassettia pallida , which would normally mature inside the crypt (aka the gall) and tunnel its ... (more...)
North America Helps Halliburton (HAL) Beat Q4 Earnings
- January 26, 2017

This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell. The Stock had a 1.42 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.42 and 1.52 respectively. (more...)
Court won't reconsider DOJ argument in Microsoft customer data case Court won't reconsider DOJ argument in Microsoft customer data case
- January 25, 2017

Although the data in question was held by an American user and presumably accessed primarily from computers within USA borders, data center logistics made it most efficient for Microsoft to store the data in Ireland. Microsoft's chief legal officer Brad Smith, on the other hand, said the company welcomed the ruling. The case began in December 2013 when a NY district court judge issued a warrant asking Microsoft to produce all emails and private information associated with a certain account ... (more...)
Trump Says He Will Trade Excessive Regulations For More Jobs Trump Says He Will Trade Excessive Regulations For More Jobs
- January 25, 2017

Ford chief executive Mark Fields and Fiat Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne also attended Tuesday's meeting. Going into the meeting , Trump made no secret of its primary theme, tweeting hours before that he wants US automakers to manufacture cars and trucks that Americans drive in the United States. (more...)
NFL Playoffs: Patriots defeat Steelers, will play Falcons in Super Bowl LI NFL Playoffs: Patriots defeat Steelers, will play Falcons in Super Bowl LI
- January 24, 2017

The crowd spent a good part of the afternoon chanting "MVP!" in Ryan's direction. Can the Falcons' ground game control the ball and keep its defense fresh? There wasn't a lot for Packers fans to like in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game. (more...)
Registered as Warmest Year in the World Registered as Warmest Year in the World
- January 22, 2017

Each of the first eight months of the year "had record high temperatures for their respective months", NOAA said . The Arctic "was enormously warm, like totally off the charts compared to everything else", said Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies in NY, where the space agency monitors global temperatures. (more...)
Tornado Hits Southern Mississippi Reportedly Killing At Least 4 People Tornado Hits Southern Mississippi Reportedly Killing At Least 4 People
- January 22, 2017

Multiple people were trapped in their houses, Glen Moore, the director of Forrest County Emergency Management, told a local ABC news affiliate. "Search and rescue teams are being deployed to assist Forest County emergency management in the Hattiesburg area", his agency said in a statement. (more...)
Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest Venus wave may be Solar System's biggest
- January 20, 2017

This is hard to reconcile with what we know about Venus' thick upper atmosphere, in which clouds streak by at 100 metres per second (m/s). The discovery is surprising because the upper atmosphere of Venus is thick, with fast-moving clouds of sulfuric acid that speed by at 100 meters per second (328 feet per second) while the surface below rotates at a crawl - a day on Venus actually takes longer than a trip around the sun on the planet. (more...)
WMO: 2016 was the hottest year on record
- January 20, 2017

Also months of October, November and December of 2016 were also the second warmest of those months on record which left behind the records set in 2015. The average global temperature was around 0.07 ºC warmer than the previous record-holder year - 2015 - and around 1.1 ºC higher than pre-Industrial times. (more...)
Borderlands 3 Release Date Might Not Be Available For Nintendo Switch
- January 18, 2017

At $299, the Nintendo Switch is cheaper than the $399 PS4 Pro and will nearly assuredly be cheaper than Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio. One of these games , The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , might even require at least 13.4GB of memory. (more...)
Ukraine files 'terrorism' case against Russian Federation at world court Ukraine files 'terrorism' case against Russian Federation at world court
- January 18, 2017

His comments follow a final visit to Kiev by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden , who called for the global community to stand up to "coercion and aggression" from Russian Federation. -Russian relations to their worst since the Cold War. It has said it could offer more, provided reform efforts continue. "We have tried to resolve the disputes through negotiation as required by Conventions for more than two years, but the Russian Federation has been unwilling to cease its violations of worldwide ... (more...)
SpaceX launches 1st rocket since explosion in Florida
- January 17, 2017

Cheers erupted in the control room as the Flacon's jettisoned first stage part landed upright on a drone ship in the pacific ocean nine minutes after take-off. Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to resume flying rockets next week following an investigation into why one of them burst into flames on a launch pad four months ago, the company said on Monday. (more...)
Jimmy Fallon has a Mariah moment Jimmy Fallon has a Mariah moment
- January 10, 2017

If you missed this gem of sequence, never fear. You can freeze-frame all you like to try to figure it out, but we're guessing that when you see the full number, it'll be a lot more obvious. If we were to try and rate the strength of Fallon's monologue as a whole, we would say that the biggest thing it brought to the table was awkward energy. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Apple's 10 years anniversary
- January 10, 2017

In this video are all the rumors about the features of Apple's flagship smartphone for this year. iPhone still remains the most important device of Apple , as Tim Cook recalled in the message posted on the company's blog. "It's become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day". (more...)
A Delaware-Sized Iceberg May Be Months Away From Breaking Off Antarctica A Delaware-Sized Iceberg May Be Months Away From Breaking Off Antarctica
- January 09, 2017

Larsen C is the most significant ice shelf in northern Antarctica. Ice shelves hold back huge amounts of ice from inland glaciers. The ice shelf is the most northerly outlying feature of the Antarctic ice sheet, which has seen record low levels of sea ice this winter. (more...)