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Biggest ever 3D map of the galaxy pinpoints 1.7 billion stars

Today, ESA released an even more mind-blowing batch of Gaia data encompassing 1.7 billion stars including incredible detail on nearly every speck of light. The main goal of these was to describe quality checks the researchers did on the data an...

Amazon's Echo Dot for kids comes with 'please' and 'thank you' rewards

It's essentially just a standard Amazon Echo Dot with a jazzy, rubberised case available in red, green or blue. That's a $30 up-charge compared to the regular Dot, though it includes several kid-friendly features that don't come with the regular D...

(NASDAQ:MSFT) Shares Sold by NEXT Financial Group Inc

Microsoft Corp has $731.48 billion market cap. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.0645 during the last trading session, reaching $95.0645. Another trade for 27,000 shares valued at $1.00 million was sold by Fitzgerald Michael P. The rating was maintaine...

China's ZTE slams USA ban on sales

Treasury Department is considering further measures to limit transactions for Chinese technology. Republican U.S. senators have also introduced legislation that would block the U.S. As part of the settlement for violating trade sanctions on Iran an...

Premier Oil plc (LON:PMO) Weekly Ratings as of April 21, 2018

Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP) has risen 111.22% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.59% the S&P500. Among 3 analysts covering Capital Regional PLC ( LON:CAL ), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. LAD's profit will...

IPhone SE 2 Launch Date Possibly Leaked and It's Close

Apple had filed various unreleased iPhone models with the European regulation authority earliest this week, sparking fresh speculations that a new iPhone SE 2 will be released the next month as filings are usually followed by product launches.

When is the best time to watch the Lyrid meteor shower?

Nevertheless, if clouds cover too much of the sky, Accuweather encourages the viewers to give it another try on Sunday night, when the skies are expected to be cleared out. Some meteors leave brilliant trails behind them in the form of ionized gas....

Hubble celebrates 28 years with release of Nebula Lagoon photos

The observations were taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 between February 12 and Feb 18, 2018. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy in Washington, D.C. The star is 32 times bigger than the sun...

God of War review: is this the best game of the year?

By the end of God of War 3 , Kratos had slaughtered his way through the Greek pantheon and we now find him escaped to the land of Midgard, the legendary setting of Norse mythology. Early on, when commanded to fire his bow, Atreus will launch three...

OnePlus 6 launch on 18 May

Money Control reports that OnePlus 6 will be launching in India next month on May 18. As per the video, the OnePlus 6 will have a USB Type-C port along with a 3.5mm headphone jack which was confirmed by OnePlus itself. The device is expected to ...

Facebook to put 1.5b users out of European Union privacy law's reach

Simply put, the Facebook move means that any user outside of European Union will not be able to file complaints with the Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner or in Irish courts which will be governed by the GDPR; instead, the complaint will be ju...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 could skip single-player campaign mode

Well you can forget about that, because Treyarch is apparently bringing us a sequel that'll focus exclusively on online content, with no campaign attached to Blacks Ops 4 whatsoever, according to unofficial reports . One can argue that the singl...

Report gives NC mixed grade for healthy air

HEI's State of Global Air 2018 , a special report on global exposure to air pollution , found that pollution was responsible for 6.1 million deaths in 2016, with outdoor air pollution being the largest contributor, accounting for 4.1 million deaths...

Government to announce climbdown as Brexit bill enters House of Lords

Peers in British Parliament's upper chamber voted by 348 to 225 in favor of a call requiring government ministers to report on steps to negotiate a continued customs union with the European Union . Debate over remaining in a customs union with the E...

SpaceX set for second TESS launch attempt Wednesday evening

ET (3:51 p.m. PT) today. The launch was originally set for Monday evening, but was delayed mere hours before TESS was set to take off. SpaceX was coy about the reasons behind the delay, citing the additional analysis of guidance, navigation, and cont...

Bon-Ton will go out of business

A report by Reuters Tuesday morning says that only two liquidators were present for Monday's court-supervised bankruptcy auction in Wilmington, Del. The law requires employers to give 60 days advance notice of mass layoffs. Bon-Ton also has Younker...

Today's Brokerage Rating: Apple Inc., (NASDAQ: AAPL)

First Personal Financial Services who had been investing in Consolidated Comm Hldgs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $771.47 million market cap company. Cowen & Co maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $51 target in Thurs...

Commonwealth Games 2018: Thiwanka Ranasinghe wins bronze medal

The Commonwealth Games Federation said it would monitor the situation but athletes had "the right to travel freely" on their visas. Team Cameroon's Chef de Mission , Victor Agbor Nso said the Cameroon team has filed an official complaint with Au...

FB) — Facebook Inc (NASDAQ

Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corp invested 0.69% in Facebook, Inc . The stock exchanged hands with a volume of 41.64 million shares compared to its standard daily volume. Greenwich Wealth Ltd Liability Co owns 2,155 shares. Contravisory Mgmt hold...

Taylor Swift September cover: Best social media reactions

Swift's rendition nearly feels like a heartbreak ballad than a joyous anthem. Instead of the opening line, "Do you remember the 21st night of September ", Swift flipped the date, singing, "the 28th night of September ". Judge opined that some songs...

Rich tributes paid to Ambedkar, Kovind visits Dalit icons birthplace

He stressed on two points - the first one was to be a responsible citizen by following the law and protecting the Constitution. The President said, despite the personal challenges he faced, Dr Ambedkar was remarkably free of rancour and resentment....

Android smartphone makers accused of missing security patches

However, handsets from less known manufacturers like ZTE and TCL have a worse track record at pushing out security patches. While top-tier vendors such as Google , Sony, and Samsung miss no or very few patches, budget Chinese smartphone makers...

Another foldable smartphone will beat the hotly anticipated Galaxy X to market

It is a very big improvement when we compare it with Note 8's 3300mAh power pack. However, the problem isn't with all the Galaxy S9 Plus units. A recent report by The Investor has also claimed that the South Korean technology giant will s...

BJP Leaders Caught on Camera, Snacking During Fast in Pune

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana chief Raju Shetti today said that it was the BJP that had disrupted the functioning of Parliament and termed the party's day-long fast as a "farce". "When such events are organized, then the sincerity of the effort shou...

GOD OF WAR is The Answer To Your Gaming Prayers

Keeping main character Kratos but changing everything else, the latest game sees the Greek god attempting to navigate an unfamiliar new world of Norse mythology , all the while trying to reconcile his violent, indulgent past and emotionally co...

Zuckerberg makes shaky data and privacy claims about Facebook

The facts: That's only partly true. Here's how you can crack it and control your information from thinning out. Zuckerberg in his testimony in front of the United States lawmakers agreed that Facebook tracks internet users through hundreds of...

New ESPN Service Tries to Catch Streaming Wave

One recent survey suggested that 56% of cable customers would drop ESPN if it meant not having to pay the $8 per month the channel is estimated to cost each cable subscriber. ESPN + includes on-demand access to the 30 for 30 library, as well as s...

Avengers Infinity War London fan event sees biggest of stars celebrating enigma

Holland, who plays Spider-Man, said he's been unsuccessful in his attempts to read the full script and that producers have kept him from finding out details. It has already sailed past Iron Man 3 at $1.21 billion and Captain America: Civil War ...

Stronger, smarter, lighter, cleaner — Ford Focus

The Focus has been one of the most popular cars sold in the United Kingdom in recent years. Over the past decade, Ford has seen Focus sales fall by almost 45%, from 126,968 to 69,903 in 2017. Ford is planning an even faster Focus RS, at least for E...

Splinter Cells Sam Fisher Will Be Joining Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

Much like the Predator mission that was featured not long ago, Ghost Recon Wildlands will now welcome Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher to Ubisoft's shooter. It's a character drawn from Splinter Cell's Fourth Echelon, so has the same kind of Sonar P...

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Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

According to SpaceX's press release, SAOCOM 1A is carrying an "active instrument consisting of a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), which works in the microwave range of the electrom...

MI man learns meteorite he's been using as doorstop is worth $100,000

The man said that the original farmer said he heard the meteorite come crashing down, "and it made a heck of a noise when it hit ". For double verification, a slice of it was se...

First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. And, less than 8 minutes after liftoff, the booster's first...

The first exomoon: Evidence of a moon outside our solar system

The moon candidate is estimated to be only 1.5 percent the mass of its companion planet, and the planet is estimated to be several times the mass of Jupiter. Now the researchers ...

Kent’s Blue Origin sets its sights on the Moon

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' space venture, Blue Origin , has signed a letter of intent to cooperate with Germany's OHB Group and MT Aerospace on a future mission to the...

Meteorite used as doorstop for decades worth $100,000

And geologist Mona Sirbescu said she "could tell right away that this was something special". The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysi...

Americans, 1 British scientist win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Nobel chemistry prize, economics prize and peace prize are still to be announced. The first drug based on this work is used against rheumatoid arthritis , a skin condition k...

Rock used as doorstop for decades identified as $141,000 meteorite

A meteorite in MI worth $100,000 has been holding open a door at a MI farm for the past 30 years. A man has discovered a rock he's been using as a doorstop for 30 years is ...

Astronauts return from ISS aboard Soyuz, land safely in Kazakhstan

It is reported by Interfax Thursday, 4 October. The trio's departure leaves three crew members aboard the space station , headed by German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who took ov...

Astronomers spot distant object that supports Planet Nine theory

The Goblin's orbit is consistent with the much-talked-about but yet-to-be-proven Planet 9 . A scrawny dwarf planet nicknamed the Goblin has been discovered well beyond Pluto . ...

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Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

Physics Nobel goes to 3 laser scientists for tools made of light

The last time a woman was awarded a Nobel was in 2015, when Youyou Tu was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for that year, "for her discoveries concernin...

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese scientists win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Tasuku Honjo , distinguished professor at Kyoto University, has won this year's Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for his discovery of a protein responsible for suppressing ...

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences said Ashkin developed "optical tweezers" that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Along with Donna Strickland, he...

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

It is expected to make landfall on the western coast of Mexico late Monday or early Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center said the main hazard is heavy rainfall, both in Mexico ...

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Space robots share first images from the surface of an asteroid

Rover 1A and Rover 1B were dropped by Hayabusa 2 , the mothership, 60 meters above the asteroid's surface, and this was a moment of anxiety for all concerned because of the rough ...

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

Japanese rovers send back first video from asteroid 280 million km away

There's still more drama ahead: Hayabusa 2 is due to drop a bigger rover known as MASCOT to Ryugu's surface on October 3, followed by rounds of surface sampling and the release ...

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

Kirk regenerates into tropical storm, may dump inches of rain on BVI

According to N.H.C.'s 5:00 p.m. advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 55.7 West. Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest ne...

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

This is what Japanese robots did after landing on asteroid

Yesterday, JAXA said in a tweet that it had lost communication with the rovers after they dropped from the spacecraft. The landing of both rovers marks the world's first moving...

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Power could be out for days in some areas, hours for others

Several minutes later, the firefighter handed Carlson his silver laptop computer - the one he hadn't backed up that had valuable information about two business ventures. "I'm still...