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Author: 0 Tropical Island Mauritius Was Hiding a Lost Continent This Whole Time

Because of that resiliency, zircons make the flawless substance for studying ancient continents, but researchers didn't expect to find zircons this old on an island that's so young. Prof. Lewis Ashwal from University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa who led the team said remnants of the mineral, zircon, found in rocks beneath the lava were far too old to belong to the young island of Mauritius.

Science Study Finds Dangerous Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers
Author: 0 Study Finds Dangerous Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers

These problematic "long chain" compounds - described that way because their molecules have a long chain of atoms, especially carbon atoms - do not break down, even at high temperatures. In recent years, short-chain PFASs have replaced the type of long-chain compounds that have been linked to cancer and other diseases. Has that extended to their packaging supply chain? Even if PFASs are phased out, researchers say they can still make their way into our bodies, either through the use of ...

Science Washington state sues Trump over immigration ban order
Author: 0 Washington state sues Trump over immigration ban order

In its complaint , the state argues that immigration is an important economic driver here. KING 5 will post the text of the suit once it's filed. One is a citizen of Sudan and the other a citizen of Yemen, both countries named in Trump's order.

Author: 0 GOP Senators Move Trump EPA Pick Ahead as Dems Boycott Vote

The 10 Democrats that usually sit on the committee boycotted it, leaving their seats empty. John Barrasso (R-WY) suspended rules requiring two minority-party members be present, allowing Pruitt to be confirmed in an 11-0 vote. While the committee's Republicans ridiculed their counterparts, Republicans held a similar boycott during the Barack Obama administration over then EPA Administrator nominee Gina McCarthy.

Author: 0 Trump Administration: 'We Are Officially Putting Iran On Notice'

The placement of the US flag on the floor is said to be a direct response to the Trump administration's recent executive order halting immigration from Iran and other countries tied to terrorism. He said that Houthi forces in Yemen, supported by Iran, have been acting against Saudi and U.A.E forces for months now, as part of a series of incidents.

Author: 0 Apple Watch 'theater mode' is real, available to devs

Registered developers who wish to download the watchOS 3 .2 Beta, can do so by installing the configuration profile directly onto their Apple Watch. With watchOS 3.2, users will be able to get Siri to do tasks through apps other than native iOS stock apps.

Author: 0 Evidence to be revealed in Righteous Brothers wife slaying

The 32-year-old was attacked January 30, 1976 as she returned to her home in the Hermosa Beach neighborhood, was sexually assaulted and strangled with her pantyhose. Medley says after he "did a little favor" for a cop friend at his retirement party in 2007, his ex-wife's cold case got a new champion. Larry Brandenburg, a detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau, said the DNA searches are useful in solving cold cases from decades ago, when such technology ...

Science Jeff Sessions Moves Closer To Being Confirmed As Attorney General
Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Moves Closer To Being Confirmed As Attorney General

At issue was Franken's line of questioning at Sessions' confirmation hearing in early January. Numerous Democrats also raised concern that Sessions would not support Roe v. Dick Durbin D-Ill., on Tuesday said he will not vote to confirm him. "This is not just a hearing on a nomination", he said. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Sen.

Science Pakistan bars Hafiz Saeed, 37 JuD and LeT members from leaving country
Author: 0 Pakistan bars Hafiz Saeed, 37 JuD and LeT members from leaving country

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and the Jamaat-e-Islami were among parties that condemned Saeed's detention, saying the PML-N government had given in to pressure from the USA and western powers. The Ministry has sent letters to all the provincial governments and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). "Placed Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) on the Watch List as per UNSC 1267 Sanctions and have listed these organisations in the Second Schedule of ...

Author: 0 Cassini Probe's Stunning Photos Show Saturn's Rings In Unprecedented Detail

The probe will plunge beneath the rings and through the gap separating Saturn from its innermost ring, making one last dive before disappearing into Saturn's atmosphere. A density wave in Saturn's A ring caused by accumulations of particles at certain distances from the planet. Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented DetailThis image shows a region in Saturn's outer B ring.

Science LEGO Launches Blocky Social Network for Kids
Author: 0 LEGO Launches Blocky Social Network for Kids

Most kids are creative geniuses in one way or another. In addition, the app offers building challenges and activities to keep kids engaged as well as the ability to join groups based on LEGO franchises like Ninjago. Of course, there's always the chance that the app will only draw in truly passionate Lego fans who would have stuck with the company's toys regardless of their age.

Author: 0 Law students barred from using MacBook's Touch Bar at bar exams

One thing it could do was provide contextual suggestions to users but it looks like the feature has now become a channel for possible cheating. When they launched late previous year, the new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar was largely reliant on first-party applications to show off what it could do.

Author: 0 Chancellor Cheek addresses immigration ban in campus-wide email

In an email sent to campus Mon., BU President Gary Roberts said President Trump's executive order is causing "anxiety" to students, faculty , staff and their families. Texas A&M University for decades has welcomed students, faculty and staff from countries around the globe. We will continue to monitor the situation.

Author: 0 SpaceX's 2017 Hyperloop Pod Competition Focuses On Maximum Speed

The first Hyperloop pod race happened January 28 and 29 at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. However, there is one high school team that made the cut, and even one team that was formed through the Reddit community website. The award for best performance and operations , meanwhile, went to the University of Maryland. Spokeswoman Marleen van de Kerkhof said the team had not been out to win the prize for the fastest journey.

Author: 0 Bobcat missing from National Zoo

Photograph by Barbara Statas/Smithsonian's National Zoo . (They actually said that, about a spotted bobcat.) And they should definitely not grab her. Zoo officials began searching the area immediately, though have yet to locate the 7-year-old bobcat. "Zoo staff are keeping the area around the bobcat exhibit closed because the bobcat will likely stay hidden from humans", the zoo said in a statement about its response to the incident.

Science Modi congratulates new President of Gambia
Author: 0 Modi congratulates new President of Gambia

Barrow, who was living in exile, returned home yesterday to take over as Gambia's President. Jubilant Gambians were preparing to welcome home their new president on Thursday after a protracted crisis over an election dispute that forced him to flee to neighbouring Senegal.

Author: 0 Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP) Announces Dividend of $0.61

Shareholders of record on Monday, February 6th will be paid a dividend of 0.6075 per share on Tuesday, February 14th. This represents a $2.43 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.42%. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.3 EPS. Citigroup Inc. restated a neutral rating on shares of Spectra Energy Partners, in a report on Wednesday, January 18th.

Author: 0 Doomsday Clock Moved Forward 30 Seconds Thanks to Donald Trump

This is a symbolic clock that is meant to indicate how close we are to nuclear war and global annihilation. On Thursday, the group of scientists who orchestrate the Doomsday Clock , a symbolic instrument informing the public when the Earth is facing imminent disaster, moved its minute hand from three to two-and-a-half minutes before the final hour.

Science Boeing unveils lightweight Starliner spacesuit
Author: 0 Boeing unveils lightweight Starliner spacesuit

But now Boeing has revealed its "Boeing Blue" spacesuit that aims to bring astronauts into the 21st century when they travel aboard the company's Starliner spacecraft for trips to and from the International Space Station. Hopefully, the Flight tests with astronauts wearing the suits will start in 2018. Astronauts Eric Boe, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley and Suni Williams have tried Boeing's new Starliner spacesuit.

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Live Images

However, a leaked image of the Galaxy S8 has circulated around the Internet. Since the smartphone will not be housed by the home button, Samsung has moved the fingerprint sensor at the rear next to the camera lens. The phone's release date is expected a month later. These displays will be Super AMOLED displays with QHD (2560×1440) resolution, and because they cover nearly 85% of the front panels, they will be in a weird 18.5:9 aspect ratio.

Author: 0 Tim Peake will return to the International Space Station

The UK museum also displayed the first spacecraft Soyuz that took a Russian to space. "It's what every astronaut wants to do", he said . Tim Peake has revealed that he will be going back to the International Space Station for another mission.

Author: 0 Notable Earnings: JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU)

BlackRock Group LTD increased its stake in JetBlue Airways Corporation by 6.5% in the third quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new position in JetBlue Airways Corporation during the second quarter valued at $175,000. Now the stock price is moving -10.86% off from the highest level of twelve months and +42.95% above from twelve months low. Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Author: 0 Qualcomm, Inc. Fights Back, Alleges Apple Inc. Of Being Greedy

Because Intel's chips use some of Qualcomm's essential technology, Apple pays Qualcomm a licensing fee for those processors, as well, which is based off the total value of the iPhone ($650) versus the value of the Intel chip (closer to $20).

Science Senate Democrats Challenge Trump with Their Own $1T Infrastructure Plan
Author: 0 Senate Democrats Challenge Trump with Their Own $1T Infrastructure Plan

Senate Democrats could actually succeed in holding up Trump's pick indefinitely. Speaking as a USA senator from IL at a rally during Mike Beebe's successful run for governor in 2006 - and while contemplating his own White House bid - Obama said he believed voters were in a "sober mood" that would lead to Democratic gains that fall.

Science Capcom Details Resident Evil 7's First DLC Releases
Author: 0 Capcom Details Resident Evil 7's First DLC Releases

Just a couple of days after the release of Capcom's latest survival horror video game, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , the company has now announced the official release dates for the game's upcoming downloadable content (DLC). Capcom's horror game will be getting its first DLC "Banned Footage Vol. 1" next week. If you have the Deluxe Edition or own a Season Pass you will get the DLC as soon as it launches.

Science Which Auto Executives Are Meeting With President Donald Trump?
Author: 0 Which Auto Executives Are Meeting With President Donald Trump?

President Donald Trump, at the White House, on January 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. The pool report did not include any specific mention of regulations which could be reduced, but Trump has talked about relaxing environmental and other regulations that critics believe hamper business.

Author: 0 Agricultural Research Service Receives Communication Guidance

Young stressed during a phone call with reporters Tuesday evening that his guidance does not place a gag order on publication to scientific journals, does not place a blanket freeze on press releases, or prohibit food safety announcements.

Author: 0 Xiaomi sells 250000 units of Redmi Note 4 in just 10 minutes

This was a tremendous response from the first sale of the newly launched smartphone in India. Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi Note 4 sold in India will be getting the Android Nougat within a few weeks for now. "The phone has a 5.5" Full-HD display with 2.5D Arc screen design, a 13MP quick-response primary camera and a 5MP front camera. Going by the looks of it, the Redmi Note 4 is once again a blockbuster smartphone, even more so than the Redmi Note 3 which sold 3.6 million times in ...

Science National School Choice Week begins in IL
Author: 0 National School Choice Week begins in IL

There are 83 events planned to take place in Rhode Island through out the week including information sessions, policy discussions, and open houses at schools. "When parents choose, students win". With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest celebration of education options in USA history.

Science Newest weather satellite launched by NASA beams first images back to Earth
Author: 0 Newest weather satellite launched by NASA beams first images back to Earth

The new satellite, called GOES-16, is the first of four cutting-edge weather satellites - collectively known as GOES-R - to be launched into space, and the 16th GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) mission in all. The other weather instrument, the Global Lightning Mapper, will continuously track and transmit all lightning strikes across North America and its surrounding oceans.

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