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Artist / cartoonist Bill Leak has died, age 61

Artist / cartoonist Bill Leak has died, age 61

Look, I can only assume that a lot of people genuinely believe that freedom of speech means the legal right to hurl abuse. Whittaker said at that event he "spoke with his trademark wit and wisdom to a room filled with friends, colleagues and fans, all of whom wished him well and expressed great appreciation of his strength and his unwavering commitment to free speech and true Australian values". Read More

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Netflix And Other Streaming Services Will Launch On Nintendo Switch 'In Time'

Netflix And Other Streaming Services Will Launch On Nintendo Switch 'In Time'

What we say is that the philosophy that Nintendo has from a development standpoint is that for every platform, we want to have at least one (each) of our classic franchises. There's also a new wave of niche streaming services to choose from, including Seeso, Shudder, Filmstruck, and Boomerang. Instead you'll have to look to something like the Nvidia Shield Tablet, which can play exclusive games at home or on the move and also do everything a standard Android device can. Read More

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Are Fast Radio Bursts Evidence Of Alien Activity?

Are Fast Radio Bursts Evidence Of Alien Activity?

A team of theorists investigating " fast radio bursts " found that these signals, which have perplexed scientists for almost a decade, could be coming from faraway alien transmitters powering interstellar probes. The amount of power involved would be sufficient to push a payload of a million tons, or about 20 times the largest cruise ships on Earth. "That's big enough to carry living passengers across interstellar or even intergalactic distances ", Mr Lingam said. Read More

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Long journeys to Mars puts astronauts at greater risk of leukaemia

Long journeys to Mars puts astronauts at greater risk of leukaemia

But one of the real reservations scientists now hold about travel to the Red Planet is what kind of impact deep-space radiation might have on the human body. The mice went on to develop T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia . Secondly, radiation also altered the ability of HSCs to generate T and B cells, types of white blood cells involved in fighting foreign "invaders" like infections or tumour cells. Read More

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Google Cloud Video Intelligence API can search for objects within videos

Google Cloud Video Intelligence API can search for objects within videos

With this new technology, which is now in a Private Beta according to Google , developers are able to search for specific objects within videos, a feature that could prove useful for surveillance videos, among other things. This is the view of Gartner VP research fellow, David Smith, who said the new agreement with SAP gives Google more an "enterprise credibility smell". Read More

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Axe-wielding man arrested after train station attack

Three of the injured were in serious condition. The station has since been evacuated with a heavy police presence now on scene. Police said this morning that they had ruled out an Islamic fundamentalist motive for the attack. Two people have been arrested and squads of anti-terror police are now hunting a further two people in relation to the incident. "I helped her wound and called her father", she said. Read More

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NASA has found India's lost Chandrayaan-1; it is orbiting the moon

NASA has found India's lost Chandrayaan-1; it is orbiting the moon

Two unmanned probes lost in space have been located by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. An artist's conception of Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was testing its features and Chandrayaan was a flawless choice. Nevertheless, to track a spaceship situated at about 237,000 miles away, the team from JPL used NASA's 230-foot antenna at NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California. Read More

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Oculus CTO John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5 million

Oculus CTO John Carmack sues ZeniMax for $22.5 million

This week it was revealed that John Carmack would be suing Zenimax (id Software parent company) for $22.5 million in earnings that he claims the company still owes him. Carmack's Employment Agreement", this assumedly relating to ZeniMax's suit against Oculus regarding the theft of trade secrets. "Apparently lacking in remorse, and disregarding the evidence of his many faithless acts and violations of law, Mr. Read More

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Tesla Powerwall batteries could be the solution to energy woes and blackouts

Tesla Powerwall batteries could be the solution to energy woes and blackouts

Launching the Powerwall 2 in the USA previous year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said home owners could pair it with solar panels to live off the grid "indefinitely". Lyndon Rive is co-founder and chief executive of California-based Solar City. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has denied the blackout was connected to the state's reliance on renewable energy, describing it as a weather event. Read More

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Randeep Hooda- Trolling is Wrong

Randeep Hooda- Trolling is Wrong

In yesterday's event, Randeep said that he had just reacted to Sehwag's tweet and said that it would not have been blown up if people did not have an agenda. As an actor I have faced this (trolling) before and will have to face it in future too but for a young individual, to face this would be very traumatic and she shouldn't have gone through this", Hooda told Indian Express. Read More

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5 great come-from-behind wins for India this decade

5 great come-from-behind wins for India this decade

A strong first innings show is the norm at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, but that didn't transpire in the second Test between India and Australia on this particular track, a cracked surface that offered turn late on Day One. But with the pitch becoming more and more unpredictable, Australia fared little better with the bat as India surged on day four to level the series at 1-1. Read More

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Study Indicates Gluten Free Diet Increases Diabetes Risk

Study Indicates Gluten Free Diet Increases Diabetes Risk

The findings were presented today at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention / Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions. As part of these studies, participants answered food frequency questionnaires every 2 to 4 years. The findings of this recent study, however, suggest that there could be a significant drawback to adopting a gluten-free diet that was not previously known. Read More

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Rime Releases on May 26 for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Rime Releases on May 26 for PS4, Xbox One & PC

Rime will lead us to experience the adventure of a boy who want to discover and explore a fantasy world. Rime , which was originally announced as a PS4 exclusive before the developers at Tequila Works pulled the rights from Sony and turned it into a multiplatform game, will be $30 on PC/PS4/XB1 and $40 on Switch. Read More

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Vimeo Announces Support for 360 Degree Videos

Vimeo Announces Support for 360 Degree Videos

Vimeo is inviting video creatives to experiment with a new format - Wednesday, the YouTube rival added 360 video support along with a spot to learn 360 shooting tips and and a curated channel for the immersive format. But support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is coming soon. The new 360 option is navigated by touch on mobile devices and clicks or arrow keys on desktops, along with VR headset compatibility. Read More

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Global, US Average Broadband Speeds Accelerate

Global, US Average Broadband Speeds Accelerate

The huge number of unique addresses came from 241 unique countries and represented a 0.4% decrease compared to Q42015 and a 0.1% increase compared to Q32016. The seven states that followed it were all in the east and had average connection speeds of 19.9 Mbps or higher. Globally, 4Mbps, 10Mbps, 15Mbps, and 25Mbps broadband adoption rates increased 15 percent, 31 percent, 37 percent, and 45 percent year over year, respectively. Read More

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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Update: BioWare Announces Multiplayer Maps Will Be FREE!

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Update: BioWare Announces Multiplayer Maps Will Be FREE!

The new feature is created to give those who will spend time on both modes while not penalizing those who opt to play single campaigns only. Here are some new info about one of its most awaited features: multiplayer. If the teams are successful, the players get bonuses. Strike team members will feature their own unique traits, and while they won't die due to failed missions, they might take on negative traits that can cripple their performance in the field. Read More

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Trump Surprises First White House Tour of his Presidency

Donald Trump insiders are fuming that the president has not given a White House job to financier Anthony Scaramucci, whom they view as the latest loyalist to be burned by the political hacks surrounding the president. For those of us living in this simulation of an actual universe, here is what it looks like when President Donald Trump surprises a drove of deliriously happy fans. Read More

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FY2017 EPS Estimates for Sterling Bancorp (STL) Raised by Analyst

FY2017 EPS Estimates for Sterling Bancorp (STL) Raised by Analyst

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -21.20%, and looking further price to next year's EPS is 2.56%. Sterling Bancorp . (NYSE:STL) now has a consensus Price Target of $14.75. In other Sterling Bancorp news, Director Craig S. Thompson sold 16,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 26th. Read More

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Neanderthals used plant-based aspirin, penicillin

Neanderthals used plant-based aspirin, penicillin

Weyrich revealed that some families of Neanderthal, such as the El Sidron group from modern Spain, ate a diet comprised mostly of plants and vegetables available in the forest. "I do wonder what rhino tastes like", said Weyrich. Long before the discovery of penicillin by modern man, the researchers analyzed one particular Neanderthal remains and found the guy accessed aspirin by chewing the bark of the poplar tree. Read More

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Smaller bats, sendings-off among new cricket laws

Smaller bats, sendings-off among new cricket laws

Bat sizes will also be officially reduced after a series of recommendations from a panel that included former Australian captain Ricky Ponting . John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, said: "The game of cricket has evolved a great deal since the last Code of Laws was written in 2000, so much so that MCC made changes to that Code on five separate occasions in the last 14 years". Read More

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Mukesh Ambani Unaffected by Demonetisation

Mukesh Ambani Unaffected by Demonetisation

With a net worth of Rs 175,400 crore ($26 billion), Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani remains the richest Indian in 2017, according to a report by Hurun Global Rich List India. But surprisingly only 12 countries managed to produce self-made women billionaires. This list is exclusively based on the share price performance of companies after demonetisation. Read More

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