• Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State
Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

The team of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologists and vets was also able to take blow samples from J50 exhaling. The idea of removing the calf from her mother is "not on the table", according to Brad Hanson, a wildlife biologist with NOAA. It's the first time such a treatment has been us...

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know
Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know

Even if the sky isn't clear where you are, it's possible to watch a live webcast of the meteor shower anywhere via the Slooh observatory . According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. Part of the reason the Perseids really sizzle in the summer sky in the northern hemisphere isn't the seasonal heat, but rather their speed, which can...

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  • Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island
Hurricane Hector on track to clip south coast of Hawaii's Big Island

The eye of the storm, which had wind speeds as high as 217 km/h at its centre on Wednesday afternoon, is forecast to pass 300 kilometres to the south of the Big Island tomorrow. Tropical Storm Ileana also is growing while racing John up the coastline and is forecast to reach hurricane strength later Monday. Farther out to sea, a strengthening H...

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  • Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida
Red tide cited after manatees, thousands of fish found dead in Florida

Red tide is the name given to the blooms of a species of microorganisms that have a distinct red colour. Red tide is a "naturally occurring algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840s and occurs almost every year".

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  • What Trump’s Auto Emissions Plan Means for California
What Trump’s Auto Emissions Plan Means for California

If the proposed rule becomes final, it could roil the auto industry as it prepares for new model years and weaken one of the federal government's chief weapons against climate change - regulating emissions from cars and other vehicles. Nevertheless, the White House's proposal argues that, "freezing the fleetwide average of 37 miles per gallon in ...

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  • Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights
Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

The assignments will come from among a list of four astronauts who have already been training for the commercial crew program - Robert Behnken , Eric Boe , Douglas Hurley and Sunita Williams - all of whom have been on previous missions to the International Space Station .

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  • Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia
Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia

With that in mind, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sandhills right through early Wednesday . Most of the rain is expected during the afternoon hours. Two waves of storms may roll through, the forecasters said, "thus, we are keeping an eye on the potential for flash flooding, especially in the slopes of the Ber...

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  • Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'
Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind Earth, so that the Earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. Hailed as the longest lunar eclipse in hundred years, it comes at a time when the moon is at its farthest point from the earth (apogee), causing it to go slower and the eclipse to last longer.

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  • FBI agent Peter Strzok say political bias did not impact investigations
FBI agent Peter Strzok say political bias did not impact investigations

Strzok shot back, saying the question revealed more about Gohmert's character than his own. In perhaps the most dramatic outburst, congressman Louie Gohmert raised the agent's extramarital affair: "I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk - how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's eyes and...

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  • Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position
Donald Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court position

Heller is running for reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won. Sen. Bob Casey is the rare Democrat who opposes some abortion rights and who describes himself as "pro-life", but he opposed Trump's nomination for a reason unrelated to abortion and before he knew it was Kavanaugh .

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  • Elon Musk’s $130m military contract revealed
Elon Musk’s $130m military contract revealed

The firm-fixed-price contract covers launch vehicle manufacturing, spaceflight worthiness activities, integration and launch operations support for the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday. According to the publication Spacenews, this is the first military contract for SpaceX Falcon Heavy . The catch here ...

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  • Mars Has Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane
Mars Has Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane

The organic molecules preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old bedrock in Gale Crater - believed to once contain a shallow lake around the size of Lake Ontario - suggest conditions back then may have been conducive to life. Nasa has found traces of organic molecules buried in the bed of an ancient lake on Mars. It had to stop analysing samples on t...

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  • Alberto bringing heavy rain to area this Memorial Day
Alberto bringing heavy rain to area this Memorial Day

A tropical storm warning remained in effect stretching from Florida's Suwannee River to the border of Alabama and Mississippi. Alberto is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flooding over western Cuba, South Florida and the Florida Keys, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday .

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  • US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season
US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season

In its 5 a.m. Alberton advisory, the National Hurricane Center said a Tropical Storm Warning now is in effect for Bonita Beach (which is just south of Fort Myers) all the way along Florida's coast to the Mississippi-Alabama border. Due to the threat of heavy rain and potential flooding, Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in all 6...

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  • YouTube Music streaming service to launch on 22 May
YouTube Music streaming service to launch on 22 May

Similarly to market leader Spotify , YouTube Music will have an ad-supported free version and a version without ads, which will cost $9.99 a month. Additionally, it provides YouTube Originals. YouTube Music reimagines the mobile app but also comes to desktop, similar to how Google Play Music now works.

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  • NASA has fresh hope of finding signs of alien life
NASA has fresh hope of finding signs of alien life

In the meantime, evidence that Galileo flew through a plume of water vapor jetting from the interior of Europa has fired imaginations. Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus are showcasing some of these key ingredients for life in their oceans, which is why researchers believe they are the best chance for finding life beyond Earth in our ow...

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  • Uber to allow sexual assault and harassment victims to sue company
Uber to allow sexual assault and harassment victims to sue company

Giving victims of sexual assault or perceived sexual harassment more options sends an important message that Uber is taking the issue more seriously, said Kristen Houser, a spokeswoman for Raliance , a coalition of groups working with Uber to prevent sexual abuse on its service.

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  • Google News gets Material Design look, better personalization with AI
Google News gets Material Design look, better personalization with AI

It will be a mix of the most important headlines, local news, and the latest developments on the topics you are interested in. Then, the paid content becomes available across Google platforms, including Google News, Google Search and publishers' own websites.

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  • What to expect from Google I/O 2018
What to expect from Google I/O 2018

The Google Assistant provides a central voice interface for the vehicle that allows drivers to control in-car functions such as air conditioning, and use apps to play music and send messages. Or just let us jot down a note when we're in bed. It also supports Google technologies like Google Assistant and Google Cast. A new name is nice, but we...

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  • Microsoft empowers developers to build intelligent apps for where the world works
Microsoft empowers developers to build intelligent apps for where the world works

With Windows Machine Learning , developers will be able to use pre-trained machine learning models, ensuring real-time analysis of data for lower costs. Microsoft's Visual Studio comes with "Live Share" capability allowing developers to edit in real time with tools like Visual Studio 2017 and VS Code.

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  • Fitbit rolls out female health tracking and Android quick replies
Fitbit rolls out female health tracking and Android quick replies

Built using Fitbit's software development kit, the apps and clock faces will give users new options to improve wellness and help manage health related conditions. Fitbit's new women's health tools, on the other hand, will be launching later this month. The first Fitbit wearables were originally released in May 2013.

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  • Summary of Analyst Ratings Tips: Intel Corporation (INTC), Seadrill Limited (SDRL)
Summary of Analyst Ratings Tips: Intel Corporation (INTC), Seadrill Limited (SDRL)

Connable Office Inc who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $246.69B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $52.84. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Monday, September 21 report. The stock of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ...

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  • Xiaomi Redmi S2 pops up in the official Mi Czech store
Xiaomi Redmi S2 pops up in the official Mi Czech store

Priced under the 6K price range, the Redmi 5A has already garnered its fair share of success in the market. However, there is bad news for all Xiaomi fans as the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has announced a hike of Rs. The phone will be available in Black, Gold, Red, Silver, Blue and Grey color options. As noted before, the Redmi 5A is an ...

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  • Reliance announces financial results of Q4 (FY 2017-2018)
Reliance announces financial results of Q4 (FY 2017-2018)

The company said in FY18 revenue from the Refining & Marketing segment increased by 22 per cent year-on-year to Rs 306,095 crore ($47 billion), primarily on account of higher crude prices during the year. The company had reported a PBDIT (profit before depreciation and income tax) of Rs 352 crore in the same period last fiscal. Similarly, refining ...

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  • Facebook shares seen higher as tech firm posts record revenues
Facebook shares seen higher as tech firm posts record revenues

Facebook also revealed recently that malicious actors scraped public profile data from the site's roughly 2.2 billion users. Schroepfer is the latest to give evidence to United Kingdom lawmakers as part of an investigation into fake news and its impact on elections, in the wake of revelations that vast swathes of Facebook user data were shared ...

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