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Saturn's moon Enceladus has all the basic ingredients for life

NASA announced on Thursday that its Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn has gathered new evidence that there's a chemical reaction taking place under the moon's icy surface that could provide conditions for life. Enceladus has been the talk of the scientific community for quite some time because it, along with Jupiter's moon Europa, is considered one of the most likely candidates in our solar system for finding life. Read More »

Trump poised to roll back a sweeping crackdown on corporate tax avoidance

This will be the excuse for major tax cuts. Both House Republicans and the White House broadly agree on rate cuts for individuals and businesses. "It's obviously a complicated bill, so I won't go through the entire bill, but I will say we are supportive of him bringing forward this legislation and look forward to working with him in Congress on the specifics of it", he said . Read More »

Samsung launching Galaxy S8 in India on April 19

Although there were doubts about Samsung releasing the Galaxy S8 Active this time around, a report from SamMobile claimed that the device indeed exists. Samsung said in a statement that the key features on its Galaxy S8 , such as Reminder, Home and Vision can already be accessed by tech fans together with the improved reality on the handset's camera app. Read More »

Palestinian Intifada Leader Announces Hunger Strike Via the New York Times


Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have begun an open-ended hunger strike to demand better prison conditions, according to Palestinian and Israeli officials. Many have been convicted of attacks against Israelis and other offences. ISRAELI officials opted for repression yesterday in the face of a hunger strike by more than 1,100 Palestinian prisoners, rejecting dialogue and putting leading activist Marwan Barghouti into solitary confinement. Read More »

'March For Science' Events Planned Across Montana


We're seeing worse in the United States. " The march in Edinburgh in April will be a family-friendly event , that everyone interested in celebrating and championing science should look to attend". A website promoting The March for Science speaks of " an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery" in the USA and it calls on people to speak out in defence of science. Read More »

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

Her name is Aya Hijazi , and her attorney credits Trump for securing both her freedom and return to the U.S. Aya and her husband, the founders of an NGO which looked after street children, had been charged with human trafficking, abduction, and sexual abuse for pornography, among other accusations. Read More »

Trump Celebrates First Easter Egg Roll As US President


All eyes have been on the Trump administration for the Easter event, which draws huge crowds. An estimated 21,000 people are expected to attend the event. From the first lady's incredible outfit, to all the adorable kiddos, you just have to see the sweet pics from the event! At least one regular egg roll vendor took to Twitter to remind the White House that a deadline for ordering wooden eggs that are given out as souvenirs was approaching. Read More »

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash


Prairie dogs also breed in March through June, meaning some of the critters Trump Jr. and co. target could be pregnant or lactating to feed their babies. Lindsey Sterling Krank is the group's Prairie Dog Coalition director and says female prairie dogs are now nursing offspring. The Humane Society said shooting the little dogs serves no objective other than using them for a grisly target practice where "the animals can seem to explode or have body parts severed and sent flying". Read More »

Samsung is reportedly working on a rugged Galaxy S8 Active for AT&T

While, do check the links we have provided for your region to know about the pre-order offers at your region. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has a new approach, as the company has adopted a similar all screen front and widescreen aspect ratio. To remind you of the smartphone's specifications, the Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch QHD+ curved Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Read More »

Samsung to Strike Back With the Galaxy S8


Overall, critical reception seems to be positive - though Samsung's claim that the move towards minimal bezels represents a new era in smartphone innovation and design has encountered a healthy dose of skepticism from some. In one of our many posts on Wednesday covering Samsung's big announcements, we commented on how annoying it was that Apple fans were accusing Samsung of copying Apple's naming scheme by calling its phablet the "Galaxy S8 Plus". Read More »

Russian ties 'at low point' as Syria tensions rise

Following talks that also involved Vladimir Putin, Tillerson announced that "There is a low level of trust between our two countries", and things only got more tense from there. "We'll find out", he said. President Donald Trump listens during a news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 12, 2017 . Read More »

Snap Buys Mobli Geofitler Patent


The patent sale marks a big milestone for Mobli . According to TechCrunch , Hogeg sold the patent for Mobli to Snap for $7.7m earlier this month. This means that the social network was already infringing upon Mobli's patent. Simply put, Snap could have been out of business, which Facebook probably wants. Read More »

EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms

And by the way, those new energy sources fit much better with the mandate of the Environmental Protection Agency that Mr. Pruitt is charged with leading. "Employees want to hear from the administration to dispel it or confirm it, rather than be on pins and needles wondering if they're going to lose their job", Mikulka said. Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day April 22

Find a local event to participate in and let your elected representatives know you expect them to put partisanship aside and work for the good of the whole planet. The environment is not a reality show; there are real consequences to his actions. Trump's plans to cut the EPA budget will cause states to lose 45 percent in funding. Read More »

Extraordinary footage of blue whales in South Taranaki Bight


The whales are so massive - sometimes growing to the length of three school buses - that they must carefully balance the energy gained through their food intake with the energetic costs of feeding. She explained that the lunge required the whales to slow down dramatically, and the effort of lunging then speeding up again could be more than the energy offered by a smaller group of krill. Read More »

Prince mourned one year after his death

Paisley Park , the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where Prince lived, will be the epicenter of events celebrating his life and music. Prince's most famous band, the Revolution , used their performance Friday at the second day of Paisley Park's Celebration 2017 to kick off a North American tour that runs through July. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Variant with Dual-Camera Spotted

The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are identical, while the Galaxy S8 Plus is a larger phone featuring a larger display and battery, but for it, it's identical to Galaxy S8 . But to make sure the Bixby English version works seamlessly, Samsung says the virtual assistant won't be available in the US market until May. These Samsung flagships were launched earlier on March 29 at an event in NY. Read More »

Facebook launches tool for capturing 360 video inside VR


Compare that to the original Facebook Surround 360 camera, announced past year, which is an open-source reference design featuring 17 synchronized cameras that you must build yourself. Facebook said that it won't sell the cameras directly, according to The Verge . Traditionally, when you view a video via your VR gear, you appear to be moving while your surroundings remain still. Read More »

The Arctic is a final garbage dump for ocean plastic


In addition to the 300 billion pieces of plastic suspended in the waters, it is believed that there are even more attached to the sea floor. Plastic pollution that has been dumped into the world's oceans is now entering the Arctic and causing it to lose its pristine state . Read More »

Apple to use recycled resources to manufacture iPhones

What Apple is proposing to do instead is to make all of its devices devices from recycled materials like tin, copper, aluminum, and tungsten. Apple's toxicology experts Rob Guzzo and Art Fong will grossly tell you how we make about 30 gallons worth of sweat every year, and how it keeps you safe. Read More »

Samsung India Reveals Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus Prices


The company also faced supply shortages previous year when it sold the Galaxy Note 7, resulting in delayed shipments. The display of the Galaxy S8 has been rated as the best in the industry right now, but even the best of the best are just a short defect away from completely ruining the user's viewing experience. Read More »

Lavrov speaks to Tillerson about Syria chemical attack


The United States accused the Syrian army of carrying out the April 4 attack in which scores of people died from poison gas, and it responded by launching cruise missiles against a Syrian air base. Tillerson "reiterated his support for the OPCW s existing investigative mechanism", the statement said, without elaborating. The OPCW convened on Thursday to vote on the proposal put forward by Russian Federation and Iran on the immediate beginning of a full investigation into the Apil 4 chemical ... Read More »

President Trump to call commander of International Space Station

For this momentous occasion, Trump will be joined in the Oval Office by First Daughter Ivanka Trump , as well as NASA astronaut Kate Rubins. This is the second time Whitson is in charge of an ISS mission, after successfully leading Expedition 16 as the first female astronaut to ever take command of the space station. Read More »

Encouraging to see Chinese effort to control North Korea

Asked about Mr Trump's comment about Mr Xi trying hard to pressure the North, Mr Lu said the two leaders had a full and deep discussion about North Korea when they met earlier this month. China banned imports of North Korean coal, its most important export, in February, and Chinese media have raised the possibility of restricting oil shipments to the North. Read More »

China puts bombers on 'high alert' amid tensions in Korean peninsula

Experts point out that China also wants to prevent North Korea from becoming a full-fledged nuclear power - and certainly wants to prevent a war on its southern border that could send millions of refugees flooding into China and potentially risk bringing a usa military presence to China's borders. Read More »

Facebook Spaces allows users to hangout with their friends in VR

So if you want to take a dip in VR, you can download the beta version of the app the Oculus Store . It consists of a table, a single menu and a screen that surrounds you. The connection was strong, the audio sharp, and I was impressed with the all-around quality of the video feed. Spaces as it exists today is not so different from the demo Zuckerberg showed off . Read More »

Facebook banks on virtual reality as the future of socialising

The flawless example we have is the Facebook spaces , the first virtual social network where users can interact with each other as a "Second Life" adapted to modern times. The VR hangouts happen against a backdrop of a user's choosing, which can be a favorite photo, landscape, or just about any other Facebook-bound content. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8's AI assistant - Bixby - on hold for Australian market


After a couple of attempts, the phone recognizes the close-up selfie as the user's face, and the lock screen is subsequently bypassed. Face unlock is not as secure as you think. However we guess if you do see a need for the DeX Station, maybe for work purposes, then we guess it could be a good investment. The feature has always been cool, even in the Ice Cream Sandwich days, but it's been shown not to be reliable. Read More »

Nearby ocean worlds could be best bet for life beyond Earth


NASA's press release explained that microbes - if there are any that exist there - could combine hydrogen with carbon dioxide dissolved in water to obtain energy. Writing in the journal Science , the United States team led by Dr Hunter Waite, from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, concluded: "Our analysis supports the feasibility of methanogenesis as an energy-releasing process that can occur over a wide range of geochemical conditions plausible for Enceladus' ocean". Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ now in India, pre-order on Flipkart


The lowest price now on the market comes from Sky Mobile who are selling the S8 for just £36 per month - this deal is, however, only available to Sky TV subscribers. The 8 MP front camera sports a sensor with f/1.7 aperture. Their internal storage out of the box capacity is 64 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was announced just last month, and started shipping to pre-order customers on April 19. Read More »

Amber Alert suspect Tad Cummins arrested, teen rescued

Cummins made a spontaneous statement to me at the time that we took him down that, 'I'm glad this is over, '" Det. Cooper didn't provide details on what was in the note, but said it appeared to have been a diversion to throw investigators off the trail. Read More »

Conditions for Life Exist on Saturn Moon Enceladus

As per reports, Cassini is not able to detect life, and has found no evidence that Enceladus is inhabited. These observations show that almost 98 percent of the gas in the plume is water, about 1 percent is hydrogen and the rest is carbon dioxide, methane, and ammonia. Read More »