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Star spotted in 30-minute 'orbital dance' with black hole

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It's the closest orbital dance of its kind ever detected, but it's a unsafe one - if the tiny star gets too close, it could be obliterated by the black hole's insatiable appetite. The team favors the white-dwarf-black-hole scenario for the X9 binary, but it's not the only explanation for the system. A white dwarf star almost 15,000 light-years from Earth apparently whips around its companion black hole once every 28 minutes, a new study suggests. Read More »

Russian spies to be charged over data breach at Yahoo

The indictments , announced at a news conference in Washington on Wednesday, represent the first time the USA government has criminally charged Russian officials for cyber offences. Baratov was arrested in Canada on Tuesday. Yahoo past year revealed it had suffered a 2013 hack of more than a billion user accounts and a 2014 breach of at least a half billion accounts . Read More »

Texas Senate OK's Anti-Trans 'Bathroom Bill,' Sends to House

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was more guarded than usual leaving the meeting. The bill also allows medical professionals, pharmacists, and prosecutors to use the state's KASPER (Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting) database for access to reports of prescription drug abuse. Read More »

Nobody knows how serious Harry Kane's ankle injury is

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Kane appeared to turn his ankle badly when falling awkwardly while tussling for the ball with Millwall defender Jake Cooper . Son Heung-min stepped up and fired home a hat-trick as Spurs saw off their League One opponents 6-0 at White Hart Lane which is the type of performance required if the team wants to continue winning while Kane is sidelined. Read More »

A goal-by-goal look at Barcelona's victory over PSG

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Despite a commanding lead going into Wednesday's return-leg fixture at the iconic Camp Nou Stadium, the Germany global is well aware the Catalans can't be counted out. Owen claimed that PSG's inability to switch up their tactics, and play long, relates to their experience in the French league, where they dominate possession against teams. Read More »

Samsung Rolls Out Android Nougat for Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge in Europe

Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are already receiving the update on a number of European carriers led by Vodafone, which is available in quite a number of countries, including the UK, Netherlands, Germany and Italy, among others. It appears that Samsung is apparently in the final phase of completing the Android 7.0 Nougat testing and may commence the roll out. The Android 7.0 Nougat update rollout has started up yet again, with owners of some older Samsung Galaxy smartphones serving as ... Read More »

Microsoft Teams gets a new competitor as Google introduces Hangouts Chat

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There's a renewed emphasis on Hangouts being a business tool now, too, with support for dozens of attendees and easy joining via Google Calendar invitations. Hangouts Meet is a lightweight video conferencing app9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps - No Registration Required 9 Free Video Conferencing Web Apps - No Registration Required Who has the time to go through hoops? We're not saying Google copied anyone's homework, but it's fair to say Hangouts Chat was at least inspired by Slack. Read More »

Trump's Deleted Tweets Could Violate Presidential Records Act

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If these tweets were not archived before being deleted, the Congressmen say, it could be a violation of the law. Like on Friday when it took him three tries to get a tweet up with the word "hereby " correctly spelled. The White House apparently expects reporters not to question the president or members of his administration. The letter credits the staff for using encryption to protect against any breaches (though White House staff was reportedly using the app to avoid media leaks) but ... Read More »

NASA finds India's long lost lunar probe

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Finding small objects - Chandrayaan-1 is a five-foot cube of metal - near the moon, let alone in open space is extremely hard. NASA uses giant radar dishes to detect things like asteroids millions of miles away, and it's pretty easy to track satellites in Earth's orbit, but there are awkward middle distances that aren't so easy to monitor. Read More »

Water on Mars: Minerals in Martian Meteorites Provide New Clues

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They found that whitlockite could become dehydrated from those shocks and form merrillite, which is commonly found in meteorites thrown to Earth from Mars but doesn't occur here naturally. The planet could even have been covered in water - we don't know. And the extreme pressures and temperatures generated during the experiment lasted just 100 billionths of a second, 1 percent to 10 percent as long as they would during real asteroid impacts. Read More »

Naughty Dog is probably done with Uncharted after Lost Legacy

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While initially distrustful of each other, Chloe and Nadine will also form a bond over the course of The Lost Legacy . Back in the day, Naughty Dog was known for developing games like Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter. "That's not to say the questions will be the same in games we make going forward, but as a studio we grow exhausted of answering those same types of questions in the same fiction". Read More »

Lightning from space: Satellite promises a 'quantum leap' in forecasting

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A stunning new image from the GLM shows a view of the Western Hemisphere from miles above, with bright splotches across the globe indicating the powerful storms all happening at once. The storm was strong enough to trigger tornadoes. With this information, in combination with radar and other satellite data, researchers can predict severe weather and alert the affected areas sooner than ever. Read More »

Microsoft, Acer Talk Shipping Of Mixed Reality Dev Kits

The move would bring an AR headset like Hololens to the Xbox One and Project Scorpio. This foray will potentially pit Microsoft against brands such as its chief rival PlayStation VR, as well as established VR like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Read More »

Christian McCaffrey dominated at the 2017 NFL Combine

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You know what, I understand it now. In December, McCaffrey made the hardest decision of his career when he announced he would skip Stanford's bowl game against North Carolina to begin his combine and draft preparation. "When they ask, I'm extremely honest with them and then we move on to now and playing football", McCaffrey said Thursday. I have a chip on my shoulder at all times, and that's been my whole life. Read More »

IPhone 8 USB-C port not happening, analyst says

Because of the rumors that Apple would launch the iPhone 8 with killer features in September, experts are warning consumers not to buy the current iPhone 7. Kuo believes that Apple will be adopting the power management tech from Texas Instruments, while the power delivery chips will be taken from Cypress. Read More »

Amazon Admits a Typo Shut Down Much of the Internet on Tuesday

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S3 capacity had grown to such an extent in the affected datacenter that when they restarted, running all of the safety checks and validating the integrity of the underlying metadata took a mite bit longer than they expected. Issues Apology to All UsersThe Seattle-based web services and storage giant issued an apology March 2 to the thousands of companies and millions of people who use its services daily. Read More »

Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says

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A New York Times piece said that the executive order would give Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt the ability to rewrite 2015 rule known as Waters of the United States . Ohio Republican Rep. Bob Gibbs introduced a bill Monday to repeal WOTUS using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). "The WOTUS rule would've expanded federal government control over private property, including ditches, ephemerals, small ponds, and even dry farmland". Read More »

And they're 4 billion-years-old

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The fossils, which are said to be one-tenth the width of a hair, were found to contain significant quantities of iron oxide in the form of hematite . That would make them among the oldest signs of life on Earth-and, depending on the actual age of the rocks, possibly the oldest. The researchers, writing in the journal Nature on Wednesday, believe the rocks likely formed part of a hydrothermal vent system on the sea floor. Read More »

Spotify Hi-Fi in limited testing for a premium price

The varying offers seem to suggest that Spotify is testing how its 40 million-strong subscriber base's interest in the service relates to their willingness to stump up the extra cash. This may prove to be lucrative for the streaming company. The company is paying dearly for its music licenses as well as customer acquisition, and has yet to turn a profit. Read More »

The new iPhone is coming with some big changes

And it's true that Apple has recently become VERY gung-ho on USB-C. Android debate that were likely turned off from the iPhone 7 due to its lack of standard audio jack. Instead, the technology allows for manufacturers to bend and mold the display how they see fit, such as giving it a curve on the edges the way Samsung does with its Galaxy S Edge handsets. Read More »

Microsoft Announces Xbox Game Pass Subscription

If you just purchased an Xbox One and were hoping to quickly build up your library of games, you now have another option that could save you some serious dough. Many more will be announced before launch. For $9.99 per month, you'll be able to subscribe to a Netflix-like service that allows you to download and play full Xbox One games. Read More »

SpaceX wants to send 2 tourists around the moon in 2018

Two people who know one another approached the company about sending them on a weeklong flight just beyond the moon, according to Musk. As reported by Space.com , SpaceX has a $2.6 billion contract with NASA to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station using its Dragon space capsule - the space capsule that the two tourists will travel in. Read More »

Jewish center closes in Indy amid bomb threats nationwide

Cherryl Hill police said anyone with information about today's incident should contact them at 856-488-7833. In North Carolina , The Citizen-Times reports that the Asheville JCC received a bomb threat about 9:30 a.m., one of several called in to Jewish community centers around the country. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to Release on February End

But that isn't much to drool over, especially since earlier in the evening, Samsung had also emailed members of the press invitations to the S8 launch in ny. The company also released a teaser video for "the next Galaxy" that hints that the phone will have an edge-to-edge display . With the improved Samsung Flow, users can now "sync" their Galaxy Book with their Galaxy smartphone and be able to unlock their Galaxy Book using their Galaxy smartphone's fingerprint scanner. Read More »

Moto G5 Plus hands-on: Has Motorola done it again?

The fifth generation Moto G handsets offer a refreshed design, better hardware and runs on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. The Moto G5 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor while the Moto G5 Plus has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, which is the same one that also does the duty in BlackBerry's expensive KEYone and Xiaomi's affordable Redmi Note 4. Read More »

'Game of Thrones' Actor Neil Fingleton Dies at 36

Game of Thrones actor Neil Fingleton has reportedly died aged 36. The Facebook group, The Tall Persons Club , paid tribute to Mr Fingelton saying that " Neil Fingleton Britain's Tallest man passed away on Saturday". 'I've never had any problems with my height, ' he told The Journal . "By the time I was 16 I was 7ft5in and stopping growing at 18 when I was 7ft7.56". Read More »

Apollo 11's crew capsule is going on a four-city tour

Once the module is off the road, it will return to its home at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Another reason why this tour is taking place is because the Smithsonian is now in the process of renovating its National Air and Space Museum . Read More »

One of Duterte's Biggest Critics Arrested on Drug Charges

De Lima, 57, had sought refuge at the Senate last night after avoiding police when they tried to arrest her at her home. Duterte has referred to de Lima as "immoral" and suggested that she take her own life. "Stand charged and bruised beyond redemption by popular opinion, the issue on fraternity affiliation of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Secretary Vitaliano N. Read More »

ISP release audio of 'main suspect' in double homicide investigation

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David Bursten, chief public information officer of the Indiana State Police , told reporters. Before she died, police believe 14-year-old Liberty "Libby" German left a clue: her killer's voice, recorded on her cell phone. The words " down the hill " can be heard on the audio recording and police have said that it's enough to recognise the person's voice. German, it was soon discovered, not only took a photo of the male suspect but also took an audio recording of what police believe to be ... Read More »

Google Allo desktop version in the works

The app, now available on Android and iOS , will also be heading to desktop platforms in the near future in the form of a web app. With a plethora of communication apps in its kitty, maybe it is high time Google starts streamlining these apps under one suite. Read More »

State, Feds Say Panther Population Rising

That raises concern for state wildlife officials and manatee advocates. State wildlife officials and manatee advocates have voiced concern about the high number of manatee deaths occurring after collisions with watercraft. The agency states the downlisting "will not affect federal protections now afforded by the ESA, and the Service remains committed to conservation actions to fully recover manatee populations ". Read More »

Cloudflare found leaking customer HTTPS sessions for months

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That leaked data could (and did) include passwords, messages sent over OKCupid, session tokens by Uber, and other miscellaneous data. Similarly, large tech companies that constantly pass through Cloudflare at a higher rate, and thus are more likely to be exposed, have their own security protocols. Read More »

EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'Agencies exist to administer the law'

The companies provided him draft letters to send to federal regulators in an attempt to block federal regulations meant to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas wells, ozone air pollution, and chemicals used in fracking, the email correspondence shows. Read More »

Marine Le Pen's offices raided over expenses scandal

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In second round voting on 7 May, Macron was expected to take 58% of the vote versus 42% for Le Pen , the same as on Monday. Le Pen also met Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a Sunni Muslim, who cautioned against associating his religion with the terrorist attacks of the jihadists who have repeatedly targeted France. Read More »

Snapchat Spectacles now available online

Snap Inc. announced its Snapchat Spectacles a year ago to much fanfair however actually getting your hands on the elusive eye wear has proven more hard than people hoped. The Spectacles also charge in their case and provide roughly a day's worth of power. The parent company of temporary-photo messaging service, Snapchat , believes that it has the potential to continue it's ad-based software business whilst simultaneously developing gadgets and hardware for consumers. Read More »

Last Wolverine for Jackman?

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Logan ( Hugh Jackman ) and Professor X ( Patrick Stewart ) are off the grid, clearly following some major ordeals that have left them believing there have been no new mutants born in a long time. Director James Mangold, who wrote the Logan script with Michael Green and Scott Frank , intends to serve us up something different, a hard-R superhero slugfest that pulls no punches. Read More »

Centre, states fail to agree on GST bills, more delay seen

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The two legislation - the Central GST and Integrated GST bills - deal with the Centre's powers to replace excise duty and service tax with the GST. In a first, Opposition-ruled states today got the Centre to delete from the records three minutes of the last GST Council meeting that provided for tweaking of agreed criteria for division of taxpayers under the Goods and Service Tax regime. Read More »

NASA would like you to please find this planet

Project managers said anyone can participate in the search for the ninth planet, which is also called the Planet X . You may be able to suggest a name, but the ultimate decision for naming all astronomical objects goes to the International Astronomical Union . Read More »

Astronomers discover 114 new planets

An global team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth's solar system, including a rocky " super Earth ". Researchers believe some of the planets they have discovered could support life, The Independent said. Read More »

Fuel pushes wholesale inflation to 2.5-year high

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Wholesale price index (WPI) based inflation, which reflects the annual rate of price rise, has risen for the second straight month, the cash crunch following demonetisation notwithstanding. 'The trend is clearly towards higher inflation, however, and we should expect the rate of price increases to rise above the 2% Bank of England target in the next few months. Read More »

Mass Effect Andromeda Will Be Taking Hints from The Witcher 3

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Reports suggest that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" will be a different kind of game in the franchise, due to its differently themed storyline. Condominas says that the company essentially wants its sidequests to start mattering again. Wild Hunt has helped give the BioWare development a few pointers when it comes to building meaningful side-quests. "Thank you to everyone who showed interest", a recent message confirms. Read More »

White House probes leaks of details of Trump's calls

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Sadly, Trump literally had to pause the conversation to ask his aides what New Start is. Former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) spent much of his Senate career working on nuclear nonproliferation, and played a key role in passing the New START treaty that President Trump has been so critical of. Read More »

S&P 500 Ekes Out Gain While Banks Drag On Dow

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With the earnings season at its peak, stock valuations are in focus given the run-up in shares. "If we are going into a quarter or two of lower energy prices. In corporate earnings news, Emerson Electric shares rose 4.4 percent after the manufacturer reported a higher-than-expected profit. Consumer staples were the best performing S&P group, rising 0.8 percent. Read More »

Twitter Tackles Online Harassment with Updated Features

Last week, Twitter launched an improved way for people to report abusive tweets - now users can report tweets that mention them even if the user has blocked them. 'We won't tolerate it and we're launching new efforts to stop it'. The changes come amid widespread criticism of Twitter , which BuzzFeed News called "honeypot" for harassment. Read More »

Biotechnology: Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Position of the day

Hence, the surprise factor was 2 percent. Comparatively, growth in the past five years was 66.85 percent (per annum). Gilead Sciences Inc . ( GILD ) is in Leerink Partners's research list so their analyst rating change is noteworthy. The Average Volume of the company is 7.5 Million, while the Relative Volume of the company is 0.77. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. Read More »

Kanye West deletes pro-Trump tweets

Kanye West has abruptly erased any mention of the President on his Twitter account, for reasons unknown. I told y'all I didn't vote, right? The chair of Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee informed the press, "it's not the venue". The rapper then suggested that the issues included "bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago". "I said something that was kind of politically correct". Read More »