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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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Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years this weekend

This is sometimes referred to as a 'micromoon, ' and is the opposite of the well-known supermoon, or perigee (when the moon is at its closest to Earth ). The moon will take on a...

Lunar eclipse: Century's longest 'blood moon' delights skygazers

But those in North America and other parts of the Western Hemisphere are out of luck, as the eclipse will be happening during daytime hours. Picture: AAPThe blood moon peaks be...

Life on Mars? Scientists discover underground 'lake' at south pole

All of that water is either locked up in solid form, however, or locked away in the distant past. Until now, we knew that water exists in ice around the planet , as well as th...

Falcon 9 lifts off in a veil of fog

Prior to the launch, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, nearby at Patrick Air Force Base, took off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to secure the Eastern Range ens...

World looks to the skies as ´blood moon´ eclipse begins

It's definitely a bummer for anyone in North America, but there's still a way to watch the eclipse happen live. While the eclipse will last 103 minutes, the partial eclipse ...

Keep an eye out for the longest lunar eclipse this July

Moonrise will be at 20.49 BST in London, 21.46 in Glasgow, 21.02 in Cardiff and 21.27 in Belfast, with mid-eclipse occurring at 21.21 and the "total" phase ending at around 22.13. ...

21st century's longest lunar eclipse on Friday: Bengaluru gears up

It will be Mars's closest approach to Earth in over a decade, so the planet will appear bigger in the sky. The Mahila Seva Samaj School, in association with Aryabhata Planetarium...

Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Mars will be at a distance of 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers). This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA . It makes it easier to see wit...

Trump could move this week to end California's clean-car authority

California and 16 other states, plus the District of Columbia sued May 2 to block the Trump administration from pumping the brakes on emissions standards. The revision would al...

Giant Liquid Water 'Lake' Discovered On Mars

Lake beds like those explored by Nasa's Curiosity rover show water was present on the surface of Mars in the past. All of that water is either locked up in solid form, howe...

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Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

Total lunar eclipse on July 27: What you need to know

In the US , the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. ET, and the maximum period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. ET, making it too light outside for the blood moon...

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

'Like magic:' Delicate fossil of oldest baby snake found in amber

The two pieces of amber also contained insects, remains of plants and invertebrates, indicating the snakes were living in a humid and warm tropical rain forest with a freshwater ...

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

12 new moons spotted around Jupiter - but one may destroy them all

In June 2017, the same team discovered two mile-wide moons and five lost moons. It's also probably the smallest moon that Jupiter has, according to Sheppard. We've got a nice l...

Blue Origin will perform a high-altitude abort test at 10AM ET

New Shepard performed as expected during today's flight, appearing to ace the test, Cornell said . Blue Origin accomplished a low-altitude abort test with a previous version of th...

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter

The survey looked for objects one kilometre and larger, so there is a chance that there are other, smaller "moonlets" in orbit around the giant Jupiter. They are thought to be the ...

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

Chris becomes hurricane off coast of North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center officially upgraded the tropical system known as Chris to a Category 1 Hurricane Tuesday evening. The center of the storm was located 245 miles ...

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

In 2016, he also reported a loan balance between $15,000 and $50,000. The Washington Post reported on his baseball expenditures, which included season tickets for himself. ...

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

Do you approve of Trump's Supreme Court pick?

This is all conjecture, of course. "Obviously the more there is, the more opportunities there are to highlight why he's problematic", one senior Democratic aide said, adding...

Russian Progress 70 Becomes Fastest Spacecraft to Reach the Space Station

The freighter, designated Progress 70, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:51 EDT and arrived at the ISS at 9:31 EDT after successfully docking with the sta...