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Cassini concludes final fly by of Titan

By destroying the spacecraft, NASA will ensure that any hitchhiking Earth microbes still alive on Cassini will not contaminate the moons for future study. The mission will conclude with a science-rich plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15th. The Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker said that the grand finale of Cassini-Huygens is just another brand new mission because the space probe will show the biggest discoveries on its final orbit.

Ivanka Trump advocates for women, girls in trip to Berlin

A quick deal between the U.S. and the European Union could come as a blow to UK Prime Minister Theresa May who had hoped to win a promise of deeper trade ties when she became the first foreign leader to meet Trump in office in January. Mr Ross stated he aims to reduce the US's $146billion trade deficit with Europe, which is second only to the US's $347billion one with China. But Reuters reported that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday he was optimistic a US-EU ...

Peterson signing with Saints makes sense for both parties

Peterson, who entered the National Football League with Minnesota in 2007, is the leading rusher in team history with 11,747 yards. Peterson, who turned 32 last month, left the Minnesota Vikings as one of the best players in franchise history.

Lyrid Meteor Shower starts tonight: how and where to watch

The sky cover forecast for 4 a.m. Saturday shows who will have a tough time seeing meteors overnight. It's caused when Earth passes through a region of the solar system where there's lots of debris from a comet called C/186 Thatcher - which was discovered in 1861.

March for Science to take place this weekend

Eickhout, who trained as a chemist and worked as a climate change researcher at the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, said he entered politics "out of frustration that politicians made so little with science".

Accused Ohio "Facebook killer" found dead after pursuit

There has been no mention, so far, as to who will receive the reward of up to $50,000 that was offered for the arrest of Stephens, if anyone does. Stephens posted a video of the killing to Facebook , where it remained for more than two hours before the social network removed it.

Chrome with built-in ad-blocker may target the most obnoxious ads

The term "unacceptable" in the ad standards referred to pop-up ads, autoplay videos, and "prestitial" ads. The unacceptable ad types are based on those defined by the Coalition for Better Ads in March. Such a move could have major implications for the online ad industry and the digital media publications whose businesses rely on ads. An ad blocker could also bolster Google's already-enormous power in the digital ads market, on which it and Facebook now have a duopoly.

Nokia 6 Users Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1

The build number for the update is 00CN_3_170 , and brings Android 7.1.1 to the phone, along with the latest April 2017 Android security patches. Also, once the update is installed, the Nokia 6 will offer support for 4G/3G dual-SIM dual-standby.

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations draft resolution on Syria gas attack probe

Russia's top foreign minister said Wednesday that his country will consider reopening a phone line with the United States used to avoid aircraft collisions over Syria only if the US agrees to stop attacking Syrian government targets. But Assad said evidence came only from "a branch of al Qaeda", referring to a former extremist affiliate that is among the groups that control Idlib province, where Khan Sheikhun is located.

LeBron James has Kendrick Lamar's new album and he really likes it

The album comes after a relatively minimal promotional campaign consisting of one inscrutable-at-the-time social media post on March 23 and the release of " The Heart Part 4 " (part of a sequence stretching back to 2010 that provides an arc to Lamar's ascent).

Samsung tips huge jump in profit despite corruption scandal

In its preliminary earning guidance, South Korea's second-largest electronics maker said it expected operating profit of 921.5 billion won and revenues of 14.66 trillion won for the first quarter. That would be its best quarterly profit in nearly four years and shows a recovery from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. That compares with the 9.18 trillion-won average of analysts' estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

Kyrgios had the crowd at Pat Rafter Arena in the palm of his hand as he wrestled victory from Isner, who said he felt like he would have beaten most other players in the world with his performance. Was fatigue an issue? What did he do well? The clash went on serve until the U.S. broke to go up 3-2, then consolidated to make it 4-2. Sock declined to say at his press conference after his loss to Thompson why he had played with such fatigue, but later on Friday told the Davis Cup website he ...

Facebook is using photo-matching to tackle 'revenge porn'

Specially trained representatives from our community operations team review the image and remove it if it violates our community standards . To thwart further attempts to share the image on Facebook, it's going to use photo-matching technologies.

Comcast unveils Xfinity Mobile, its new wireless service

Take the friction out of connecting to Wi-Fi by auto-connecting to Comcast's millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots and finding the best internet connection at home. According to a slide in the presentation, it will offer "the most popular mobile phones", naming Apple , Samsung and LG, while also promising (without specifics) that bundled pricing will save customers money.

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft to end 20-year Saturn mission by self-destructing

After 13 years spent studying the giant planet, the probe is on its final mission. But in some ways, the mission's final phase that kicks off later this month could prove even more fruitful, with the deep-space probe making a series of daring passes through the gap between Saturn and its rings, where scientists expect it to make some of its most extraordinary discoveries before burning up in the atmosphere.

YouTube goes live with $35 internet TV service

The service will available in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago and Philadelphia markets at launch with others on the way. Since these networks are commercial supported so is YouTube TV. Time Warner and Viacom channels like CNN, TNT, MTV, Comedy Central and HBO aren't included. YouTube TV's content offering isn't drastically different to what you can get from Sling or AT&T's DirecTV Now, so YouTube is hoping that the simple pricing and its slick apps can be the ...

Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

This will be especially helpful with group conversations, where replying to more than one user at a time can be hard with the character constraints. It's well-established that Twitter power-users hate change. Some also called on the social media network to introduce the long-requested edit feature instead.

ISS spacewalk to see Nasa astronauts step out of space station

The cover is made of the same material as the shielding, according to Mission Control, and just as capable of protecting against potential strikes by bits of space debris and providing thermal control. The shields were required to cover the port where the PMA-3 was removed earlier in the week and robotically installed on the Harmony module. It was the eighth spacewalk of her career , the most ever performed by a woman.

Facebook app update adds 'Stories' feature to rival Snapchat

The camera app within the stories also borrows from Snapchat, allowing for masks, frames, and reactive effects to be added to the images and videos captured. With this new update, users will see rounded profile pictures at the top of their Facebook application. One of the camera effects in this new feature will be the ability to morph someone in a picture into a cartoon Minion.

Bungie posts teaser online stating Destiny 2 is official

What is interesting is that you'll be able to take your Destiny character with you into Destiny 2 , but not everything. Bungie and Activision want you to know that Destiny 2 is on its way. It shows that other games such as "FIFA 18", "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "Tekken 7" are already available for pre-orders. The game is expected to hit stores on September 8 , based on the same poster, but it's unclear if this is a global launch date or if fans in North America - where games ...

After Final Four breakthrough, Gonzaga's journey not over yet

Now, they'll go up against No. 11-seeded Xavier. "Our guys have nothing to hang their head about", coach Chris Mack said. They'll head to Phoenix for the championship rounds of the NCAA Tournament. With under a minute to play, Xavier star Treyvan Bluiett attempted a step-back jumper that went off the front rim. forward Johnathan Williams was one of two Gonzaga players attempting to corral the rebound, but it didn't exactly go as planned, to say the least.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

People and businesses also dimmed their lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the of the event which started off as an initiative in Australia through the World Wildlife Fund, which says that up to one in four Australians partake in the now global event, believed to be the single biggest public action for the environment.

European Union summit date on Brexit announced

Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, announced that he would call a summit on the last Saturday in April to allow the EU's 27 remaining members to agree on Brexit guidelines, a broad-brush outline of the political principles that will guide them through the next two years of negotiations.

United States spy agencies monitored Trump communications: Nunes

Although Nunes has disavowed Trump's claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, he has given credence to current president's theory that he and his team have been the victims of surveillance by a "deep state" loyal to the previous administration.

Scientist striving to make Pluto a planet again

But now, in a bid to regain Pluto's lost status and adding new planets to our solar system, the researcher team from Johns Hopkins University has come up with the clarification of the definition of the planet, approved by IAU in 2006. Among the paper's co-authors is New Horizons principal investigator S. Alan Stern, who has argued in the past that the IAU's current definition is inadequate, as the zone-clearing requirement that booted Pluto technically also excludes planets that share ...

Trump Signs Bill Authorizing NASA Funding, Mars Exploration

During the bill signing, the president turned to Sen. The Committee on Human Spaceflight said a mission to Mars was "the appropriate long-term goal for the human spaceflight program". "With this legislation, we support NASA's scientists, engineers, astronauts and their pursuit of discovery", he said. "Also this bill calls for ongoing medical monitoring and treatment of our heroic astronauts for health conditions that result from their service", Trump said.

Microsoft Announces New Xbox Wireless Tech Series Controller

Although the form factor is exactly the same as the one in the box, the Recon Tech controller offers a laser-etched texture and a rubberised grip on the rear. Kicking off with a controller with a military inspired design, the new series is set to feature some stylized offerings that should add a little extra flavor to the Xbox Wireless Controller lineup.

Tottenham Hotspur ignore Harry Kane absence, beat Southampton FC 2-1

But it had to be said that for all their latent menace they did not have a moment when they advertised the equaliser. Kieran Trippier and Son Heung-Min have both been a success but neither gets in the first XI when everyone is fit. We are finding our best. Tottenham managed to record a 2-1 victory over Southampton at White Hart Lane and move to within 10 points of the Blues, who defeated Stoke 2-1 on Saturday to extend their advantage at the time.

Latest Injustice™ 2 Trailer Showcases Firestorm

Thankfully, NetherRealm Studios intends on revealing yet another hero or villain soon enough, with many still wondering if the fighting game will eventually receive at least one Watchmen character. Four of the characters joining the " Injustice 2 " roster. The latest member of the Injustice 2 cast has been revealed. Transform Gear is essentially a transmogrification feature, allowing you to change a piece of gear to look like another while keeping the same stats.

Honey Nut Cheerios Pulled Its Bee Mascot Because Bees Are Disappearing

The cereal companty has a program called #BringBackTheBees, where people can register and receive "a free wildflower seed packet to create a bee-friendly habitat in your yard". For the first time , a bee species in the continental United States has been declared endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. With the exception of disease, which may occur naturally, the collapse of bee colonies is thus mainly attributable to our activity.

Unmanned exploration sub named 'Boaty McBoatface' preparing for first expedition

The supremely silly name " Boaty McBoatface " ran away with the vote, but cooler minds chose to name the vessel "RRS Sir David Attenborough" after the popular naturalist and television presenter. Scientists from the University of Southampton and the British Antarctic Survey will launch Boaty into what the survey group describes as "some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth".

Things to Watch For at Donald Trump's Meeting With Angela Merkel

While former U.S. President Barack Obama had labelled Merkel his "closest worldwide partner", there has been little known contact between the German leader and Trump since he took office. With Trump advisors split over whether to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the German chancellor may have an opening to lobby the us administration to maintain its support for the historic, 194-nation treaty.

S.Korea braces for impeachment unrest

Ms Park's office said she would not be leaving the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, on Friday nor making any statement. Ms Choi is also in detention, after being accused of using her close ties with Ms Park to force firms to "donate" nearly $70m to her non-profit organisations, which she allegedly used for personal gain.

Kony Ealy Reportedly Traded to Patriots in Deal Involving Multiple Draft Picks

While the difference in picks is technically one round, New England will actually drop just eight spots from pick 64 to pick 72. Ealy played three seasons in the National Football League, all with the Panthers. At 25, though, Ealy is a player riddled with upside who has only started 15 games over the first three years of his career. The Panthers will instead get two selections in the second round and a third-round pick.

RadioShack Wants To Close Somewhere Between 530 And All Of Its Stores

With RadioShack filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closing 1,500 stores, it's likely Staten Island's two Radio Shacks are on the hit list, according to a store employee. But, in the years since RadioShack has emerged from bankruptcy, both Sprint and RadioShack have been challenged. However, "the Sprint relationship did not yield the benefits that ( General Wireless ) had anticipated".

New DNC chair Perez will attend Trump's speech as former rival's guest

The hostility between Democrats and Republicans during the Obama years was surely epic, but it was played out in the context of familiar partisan gamesmanship within the Congress, courts, and administrative agencies - and in significant measure over particular substantive issues.

Europe's highest active volcano Mount Etna erupts in Sicily

The panel of experts who keep an eye on these volcanoes have deemed this latest eruption as not being risky, but are monitoring the situation closely. These volcanoes, which can be found from Washington (Mount Rainier) to Papua New Guinea (Ulawan), are studied closely due to their history of activity and proximity to human populations.

Some Nintendo Switch Games Don't Support TV Mode

Sadly we weren't able to get our hands-on an early Switch console , so you'll have to wait until the console drops on March 3 before we have our content ready. Today, however, we learned that doesn't necessarily mean all Switch titles need adhere to this standard, courtesy of the fledgling console's very first off TV-only title.

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's first flight

NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket. Under that plan, Gerstenmaier said , almost three years are needed between an unmanned flight test and a crewed mission to make launch platform changes at Kennedy Space Center.

TPK to quit touch panel production for Apple Watch, say sources

The images on the patent filing revealed that a tiny wire will be connecting the battery on the strap to the back of the device, assumed to be Apple Watch Series 3. Apple also is bringing SiriKit to the Apple Watch, enabling users to ask Siri to do things like send messages or make a call. The Apple Watch Series 2 was a modest but welcome improvement over the original Apple wearable, but with stiff competition from Samsung and LG, it's already extremely clear that the next iteration of the ...

March's Games with Gold lineup includes Borderlands 2 and more

The first-person shooter Evolve Ultimate Edition , which would normally set you back $49.99, will be available gratis from March 16 to April 15. Later in the month you'll get to download Evolve: Ultimate Edition (which makes sense, considering the game has gone free-to-play on PC) and Xbox 360 title Heavy Weapon , too.

Overwatch Gives An Official Tease to Its Next Hero

He went on to explain the delay has something to do with prioritization. There's no word on whether or not the post is in reference to a new hero, but at this stage it's probably best to simply assume that's the case with anything Overwatch these days.

You can register your Nintendo Switch ID right now

Earlier Nintendo Japan published file sizes for some of the downloadable games for the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch costs $300, and includes all kinds of stuff in the box. Even though not installing the games is an advantage over its competitors, it is also a disadvantage since most AAA games now need 40GB to 60GB of space, Cinema Blend reported.

Jamie Chung Is Blink in Fox's 'X-Men' Universe TV Series

Jamie Chung is set to play Clarice Fong a.k.a. Blink, who has the ability to teleport. Described by Marvel as a "sarcastic and lively tomboy", Blink is recovering from a recent traumatic moment in her life. Considering that the plot of this X-Men series revolves around a family whose children develop mutant powers, it's possible that Blink may be one of the siblings who join the Mutant underground with their human parents.

Logan Has A Post-Credits Scene

But studios adding scenes like these at the last minute after press have seen them has become commonplace in the last few years. Usually, after-credits scenes set up the next film in the franchise, be it a direct sequel or just the next movie in the schedule.

Castle Rock: Hulu Orders New Series from JJ Adams & Stephen King (Teaser)

Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Stephen King and JJ Abrams took to social media on Friday to preview their upcoming project for Hulu titled Castle Rock . The series will stream exclusively in the US on Hulu and Warner Bros. Abrams, Ben Stephenson , and Liz Glotzer will also serve as executive producers.

Adele restarts George Michael tribute: 'I can't mess this up for him'

She said: "I can't possibly accept this award". " Adele is a huge Beyonce fan, and it was her idea to team up together". At one time he even brought his famed "Carpool Karaoke" down the aisle, picking up Jennifer Lopez and pals along with Neil Diamond for a rendition of "Sweet Caroline" and got the whole center singing along.

Telangana CM congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV C37

It was previously used to launch 17 satellites from countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA into space. This was only the 15th space mission the ISRO has conducted and has had an extremely good success rate as none of its programmes has failed since 2010.

Appleton gas prices will be on the rise

That's a nickel more than last week and much higher than at this time previous year, when the state average was just $1.55. Nationally, gas prices crawled up from $2.27 to $2.28 last week, while Georgia's average price of $2.18 was unchanged in the same period, the auto club said.

Mark Cuban 'not smart enough to run for president — Trump Twitter tantrum

This time, Mark Cuban was in the crosshairs. When asked by a Twitter user, Cuban didn't have an answer. Cuban's first response was a one-word tweet: "Lol". "You want to make nice with the president because you're a public company", he told The Star-Telegram, adding "it's hard to balance doing the right financial thing versus doing what they think is the right thing, whatever your political beliefs are".