• Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day
Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day

The best viewing should occur between between 2 a.m. and dawn Saturday. The Lyrid meteor shower is actually pieces of the comet Thatcher . Earth is now passing through the trail of dust left behind by an ancient comet, and it's creating the flawless night of stargazing for those in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • Motorola working on smartphone dubbed as Moto X
Motorola working on smartphone dubbed as Moto X

Samsung seems to have provided the 4GB RAM disk and 32GB flash storage on-board. After the release of Motorola's flagship smartphones Moto G5 and G5 Plus, there is another device that is frequently making rounds on the internet - it is the Moto X 2017.

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  • Why Scientists Are Marching For Science
Why Scientists Are Marching For Science

While he does have some concerns about the politicization of science, Ira Wilson, professor of health services, policy and practice, thinks that it is more important for scientists and its advocates to "stand up and be counted" in a time when science is being both ignored and politicized.

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  • McDonald's drive-thru employee helped stop Facebook killer
McDonald's drive-thru employee helped stop Facebook killer

Around 11am Tuesday, Stephens went through a McDonald's drive-thru in Erie, Pennsylvania, where an employee recognized him from television reports and called 911. Officials in the OH city said they were looking for Steve Stephens in connection with the one confirmed killing. A multistate manhunt for the suspect in a random killing that C...

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  • Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

The planet, named LHS 1140b, circles a small, faint red dwarf star at a distance conducive to liquid water, which increases the likelihood of life. That's another box you can check off on the "likely to support life" chart. That's where lava comes in. Although the planet is potentially habitable now, it might have faced a hellish past. What is ...

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  • Nokia 6 Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA Update Being Rolled Out
Nokia 6 Android 7.1.1 Nougat OTA Update Being Rolled Out

The Android 7.1.1 update that started rolling out to Nokia 6 handsets recently also contains the April security patch. Moreover, the Nokia USB driver has been updated to latest version, and all the preinstalled apps have been replaced with latest versions.

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  • Trump says US-Russia relations may be at
Trump says US-Russia relations may be at "all-time low"

The toxic gas attack on April 4 prompted the United States to launch missile strikes on a Syrian air base and widened a rift between the U.S. and Russian Federation. He and his officials dismissed USA evidence that Assad had carried out the attack, and then Putin added a bombshell prediction of his own: Unnamed forces were going to carry out more...

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  • NDA to Fight 2019 Lok Sabha Polls Under PM Modi's Leadership
NDA to Fight 2019 Lok Sabha Polls Under PM Modi's Leadership

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, whose party shares an uneasy relationship with the BJP, was present.A notable absentee was Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Asked if there was any discussion about the presidential elections, the minister categorically denied it. Mr Jaitley said, the schemes being implemented by the NDA government a...

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  • Trial of Samsung heir focuses on father-to-son succession
Trial of Samsung heir focuses on father-to-son succession

The figure was nearly near to the company's biggest-ever operating profit of 10.16 trillion won tallied in the third quarter of 2013. Several leaders of prominent chaebols , or family-run companies like Samsung in South Korea , have faced similar situations, including Lee's father, Lee Kun-hee.

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  • Facebook rolls out tools to stop revenge porn on Messenger and Instagram
Facebook rolls out tools to stop revenge porn on Messenger and Instagram

Citing a study by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative , Facebook's head of global safety policy Antigone Davis said of the US victims of non-consensual intimate images, 93% report "significant" emotional stress and 82% cited "significant impairment" in their social interactions, jobs and other areas of their lives.

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  • Comcast jumps into wireless with Xfinity Mobile
Comcast jumps into wireless with Xfinity Mobile

Get up to five lines automatically included when you add Xfinity Mobile to your Xfinity Internet service, with no line access fees , unlimited talk and text, and your first 100 MB of shared 4G LTE data included - all at no extra cost. Will a wireless phone service be the answer? "We're doing mobile differently by bringing our customers the b...

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  • Cassini embarks on 'grande finale' mission through Saturn's rings
Cassini embarks on 'grande finale' mission through Saturn's rings

Cassini has been studying the Saturnian system for 13 years on a quest to understand its complex system of more than 60 moons, the structure and material makeup of its rings, and the atmosphere of the planet itself. On top of this, the craft will obtain the closest views yet of Saturn's clouds and inner rings. Researchers are preparing to upda...

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  • YouTube TV goes live in five cities, promises more channels to come
YouTube TV goes live in five cities, promises more channels to come

The service is available in 5 select areas across the United States including New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago and costs $35/month with a 1-month free trial. The service is also available on the web, iOS , and Android . But Google-owned YouTube TV offers several features the others don't. YouTube says th...

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  • Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies

Twitter has just revealed some attractive ways to provide more ease to its character limit. Reddy said the feedbacks showed that people engaged in more conversation on its platform more than ever. Twitter also said it would stop counting usernames, but the change did not go into effect until now. Users complained about the confusing new int...

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  • Bungie debuts Destiny 2 teaser image
Bungie debuts Destiny 2 teaser image

The game was recently leaked via a new poster sourced in Italy, with the Destiny 2 release date appearing as September 8, 2017 . It's hard to believe that this is the first time they're actually acknowledging the game , given that it's been an open secret for pretty much years now.

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  • Carrboro will go dark for Earth Hour
Carrboro will go dark for Earth Hour

However, its symbolic meaning is aimed to be much greater, especially in a time where catastrophes derived from climate change are more and more evident, even if the existence of climate change is being denied by some politicians. We also wanted to showcase what the community can do beyond just the designated Earth Hour , to contribute to saving...

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  • European Union to hold first Brexit summit a month after article 50 notice
European Union to hold first Brexit summit a month after article 50 notice

Talks are expected to begin with the bill that European Union members want to impose on Britain for leaving, the status of European Union nationals in Britain and vice versa, and the border in Northern Ireland, before moving on to a future deal.Britain must negotiate the terms of its departure and a future trade deal by a deadline of March 2019.

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  • Nunes Encourages Whistle-Blowers To Come Forward On Trump Surveillance
Nunes Encourages Whistle-Blowers To Come Forward On Trump Surveillance

The first hearing took place on 20 March and contained explosive testimony from Mr Comey who said the Trump campaign team was under FBI investigation for ties to Russian officials. Speaking first, he said that Manafort - who has been accused of having undisclosed entanglements with Russian Federation, including allegations of million-dollar pay...

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  • Roger Goodell: NFL executive, not refs, has final OK on every replay
Roger Goodell: NFL executive, not refs, has final OK on every replay

Remember back in 2015 when Jamie Collins jumped over the line or scrimmage to block an extra point against the Colts? The league proposed cutting overtime periods in the regular season and preseason from 15 to 10 minutes as part of more than a dozen rule and bylaw proposals up for vote at the league's annual meetings next week in Phoenix.

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  • Microsoft Unveils New Mid-Range 'Tech' Controller Series
Microsoft Unveils New Mid-Range 'Tech' Controller Series

The controller you see above is the first Xbox One Wireless Controller in the series, and it's called the Recon Tech Special Edition . The company announced today that it will be releasing a new, military-inspired controller next month. He also highlighted the "Laser-etched grips on the front and rubberized grips on the back". Kicking off with a...

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  • The 3 key battles as Tottenham host Southampton this afternoon
The 3 key battles as Tottenham host Southampton this afternoon

Spurs will instead be aiming for a Premier League-high finish of second place, while also ending their wait for silverware in the FA Cup after booking their spot in the semi-finals with their resounding win over Millwall last weekend. Like Pochettino's Tottenham , Southampton are a club with a clear philosophy. Bertrand's cross should be easy fo...

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  • Injustice 2 adds Firestorm to lineup
Injustice 2 adds Firestorm to lineup

Source Crystals can also Transform Gear. It's possible that NetherRealm will reveal pricing for Source Crystals soon since the " Injustice 2 " director, Ed Boon, has already teased a "more aggressive" approach to DLCs, as pointed out by Game Rant .

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  • Cheerios gives away seeds to boost bee populations
Cheerios gives away seeds to boost bee populations

In order to create a more bee-friendly environment, Cheerios is encouraging customers to plant over 100 million wildflowers this year with its #BringBackTheBees initiative. Earlier this year, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed a type of bumblebee as an endangered species for the first time . According to the Natural Resources Defense Counci...

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  • Boaty McBoatface Is Going on Its First Mission
Boaty McBoatface Is Going on Its First Mission

The supremely silly name " Boaty McBoatface " ran away with the vote, but cooler minds made a decision to name the vessel "RRS Sir David Attenborough" after the popular naturalist and television presenter. Along with Boaty , the scientists will depart Punta Arenas in Chile on March 17 aboard the BAS research ship RRS James Clark Ross . Boaty ...

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  • Donald Trump, Angela Merkel postpone meeting due to snow forecast
Donald Trump, Angela Merkel postpone meeting due to snow forecast

De Maizière shared the information with Merkel, who called for the border to remain open just hours before it was scheduled to close. When the first USA refugee ban was announced in late January, Merkel reportedly explained the terms of Geneva Convention in a phone call with the president.

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  • Majority of S.Koreans support President's impeachment
Majority of S.Koreans support President's impeachment

Hereupon, in a unanimous decision by the court panel, we issue a verdict: "We dismiss the defendant, President Park Geun-hye". With Park now having lost immunity afforded to the president, the prosecution is said to be gearing up to reestablish a special team to delve into allegations surrounding the former president.

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  • Panthers deal DE Ealy to Patriots
Panthers deal DE Ealy to Patriots

Despite coming back to win the Super Bowl last month, it's clear the Patriots are not content. He has the tools to be a big-time pass rusher at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds, but it hasn't happened to this point. Another oddly balanced move here, but given how edge rushers are getting overvalued in free agency right now, you have to think this may have b...

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  • CSDS predicts hung assembly in UP, BJP to bag maximum seats
CSDS predicts hung assembly in UP, BJP to bag maximum seats

India Today-Axis exit poll predicted 62-71 seats for the Congress in 117-member Punjab assembly, a comfortable majority, and 42-51 to Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP. Ruling party in Goa, BJP has been expecting to regain its seat in the state, while the first-time contender, AAP is trying to gain momentum. It also says the Akali-BJP alliance will be trou...

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  • German government sees 'overwhelming majority' behind Tusk for second term
German government sees 'overwhelming majority' behind Tusk for second term

The ruling party's powerful leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski said earlier this week that Tusk was "Germany's candidate" for the European Union presidency. The newly re-elected Tusk said he was "grateful for the trust the European Council has placed in me, but now is not the time for self-congratulations".

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  • Thousands cross from Myanmar to China amid border violence
Thousands cross from Myanmar to China amid border violence

The influx of refugees comes after a raid staged on Monday by ethnic Kokang rebels in the town of Laukkai (aka Laogai), 800 km (500 miles) northeast of Myanmar's commercial hub of Yangon, in which some 30 people were killed. Experts say the fighting in the frontier areas is at its most intense since the 1980s, casting a pall over peace talks organi...

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  • After the Year 2015, RadioShack Electronic Chain Undergoes Bankruptcy Again
After the Year 2015, RadioShack Electronic Chain Undergoes Bankruptcy Again

On Thursday morning, the office supply store Staples announced it was closing 70 more stores, or about 4.5% of its total, in the face of a loss and declining sales. The company says it will move to close 200 of its 1,500 stores immediately and is "evaluating options" for the rest. RadioShack is a company that has been operating and doing busine...

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  • Broncos coach Vance Joseph confident in his young QBs
Broncos coach Vance Joseph confident in his young QBs

Given the success the team had with an aging Peyton Manning , they may decide to take a chance on Romo. "I don't think anyone in the league would be surprised to see that one happen". "We're open to everything", Elway admitted. So many rumors are flying around and there is talk of DeSean Jackson and Adrian Peterson and a few other free agents he...

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  • DOL Proposes 60-Day Extension in Fiduciary Rule Applicability
DOL Proposes 60-Day Extension in Fiduciary Rule Applicability

While the determination ostensibly makes it more burdensome for the Trump administration to unravel the initial fiduciary rulemaking, there is some disagreement as to what this will actually mean in practice. The controversial rule would expand the definition of fiduciary. The Labor Department is now running without a leader. The Office of Mana...

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  • Sergio Aguero 'has had no assurances' about his Man City future
Sergio Aguero 'has had no assurances' about his Man City future

Guardiola hasn't been satisfied with Aguero's work off the ball, calling out the Argentina worldwide publicly and dropping him for some games in the first half of the season. He said: "I really like that position because the manager gives me a lot of confidence and a lot of freedom". "Help the team and try to make Guardiola happy".

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  • Mount Etna erupts on Italian island of Sicily
Mount Etna erupts on Italian island of Sicily

The panel of experts who keep an eye on these volcanoes have deemed this latest eruption as not being unsafe, but are monitoring the situation closely. Catania airport was operating normally today, even though volcanic ash clouds can cause flight disruptions, as much of Europe learnt when Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull erupted in 2010.

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