Sci-tech

India among countries worst-affected by new 'Fireball' malware

India among countries worst-affected by new 'Fireball' malware The malware infection is sourced to Rafotech, a digital marketing agency based in Beijing, and uses the malware called Fireball to take control of a user's browser. Rafotech's objective is to configure a target's browser homepage and default search engine with a "fake search engine", Check Point said. Fireball spreads mostly via "bundling", which means it is installed alongside a program the use... [Full Article...]

House Democrats Warn Trump on Blocking Comey's Testimony

Well, the fact of the matter is if he was offended, he should have said, 'I think that's inappropriate.' Or he should have said to the attorney general 'I think that's inappropriate.' But it wasn't inappropriate, and he didn't say it. Indeed, if Comey wishes to maintain any semblance of the reputation for integrity he so scrupulously cultivated before he blew up the presidential election, he will ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to let travel ban go into effect

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to let travel ban go into effect Upon court orders to block the ban, the president modified its initial executive order and removed one country, Iraq , from its list in March. The fate of President Trump's order to ban travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations, blocked by federal courts, soon may be in the hands of the conservative-majority U.S. [Full Article...]

Does Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won't say

When analyzing the White House's decision , experts recall that a country is eligible to leave the agreement three years after it comes into force, a period followed by a year until the withdrawal becomes official. Pittsburgh's Allegheny County went heavily for Democrat Hillary Clinton in last fall's election, giving her 57 percent of the vote to Trump's 40 percent. [Full Article...]

Djokovic escapes Schwartzman's clutches in five sets

Djokovic escapes Schwartzman's clutches in five sets Djokovic has won 12 Grand Slam titles, while the 47-year-old Agassi won eight majors and, like Djokovic, is one of the rare players to have won all four of them . But the defending champion lived to fight and rage another day with a 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-1 victory. Basilashvili had to wait 11 games to win his first. [Full Article...]

Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Lake On Mars That Could Have Supported Life

The presence of halo-like rings of silica in rocks indicates that groundwater was still flowing within the rocks for long after the lakes dried out. The astronomers considered if the altering environmental conditions over time or place to place led to these differences. [Full Article...]

Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals

Richard Jefferson Says Warriors Lacked Composure When They Lost 2016 NBA Finals Fans should also be happy that both the Cavaliers and Warriors are entering the 2017 NBA Finals healthy. The series kicks off tomorrow (1 June) in the Golden State stadium in Oakland , California, and will continue until 18 June, unless one team wins the final beforehand. [Full Article...]

Conflicting stories about Kushner's meeting with Russian banker

Conflicting stories about Kushner's meeting with Russian banker Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation, but so far, it's not been forthcoming from the White House , and that's distressing. Kushner's meetings have been, as expected, supported by other administration figures, including Homeland Security adviser John Kelly, who says Kushner has every right to seek backchannel communications. [Full Article...]

Big US companies stay on White House panel despite climate jolt

Big US companies stay on White House panel despite climate jolt Corporate America also overwhelmingly criticized Trump's move. And in absence of any global climate control framework, the earth may warm up to 5 C or more, a Time report said quoting co-director of the MIT program John Reilly. Poor countries are predicted to be among the hardest hit by global warming, with some foreseeing tens of millions of "climate refugees" in coming decades. [Full Article...]

Scientists detect Einstein's gravitational waves for a third time

Scientists detect Einstein's gravitational waves for a third time For the third time, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected the elusive gravitational waves , ripples in space-time resulting from the merging of two large stellar-mass black holes. "The discovery provided the first evidence that black holes in binary systems may not be aligned", said Professor Susan Scott, from the Australian National University. [Full Article...]

Hundreds of Giant Seafloor Craters Produced By Explosive Methane Farts

Hundreds of Giant Seafloor Craters Produced By Explosive Methane Farts The hydrates beneath the Barents Sea were stable until the glacier began to retreat some 17,000 years ago, when falling pressure enabled methane to flow towards the sea-floor surface. Still, because methane hydrates do still exist in the region - and conditions in the Arctic are rapidly changing, thanks to the climate change - it's a scenario deserving of continued research. [Full Article...]

Larger network could be behind United Kingdom attack

Larger network could be behind United Kingdom attack British investigators are hunting for potential conspirators linked to the bombing that killed 22 people in a search that is exploring the possibility that the same cell linked to the Paris and Brussels terror attacks was also to blame for the Manchester Arena attack, two officials familiar with the investigation said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Labour unveils Brexit team ahead of election

In a special edition of a weekly "Question Time " program, Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn separately took questions from a studio audience at the University of York in the north of England on Friday evening. [Full Article...]

Sixth-grader wins National Spelling Bee

Fun fact is that this is the consecutive 13th year that Indian kids are rocking out there. The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee competition will be held from May 30, 2017 through June 1, 2017. But despite her age, she remained poised, confident and focused as she spelled word after word. "I'm so happy right now", holding her trophy and surrounded by her brother and parents. [Full Article...]

Footballers and TV stars linked to £700m tax relief scheme

Footballers and TV stars linked to £700m tax relief scheme Numerous investors, who were promised tax breaks on any losses, said they had been poorly advised and unaware of the risks. The losses were the accounting losses made by the partnerships, that investors sought to set alongside their other income from the investment. [Full Article...]

Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager says he'd be willing to join the White House staff if "the right role is there". But he declined to say whether he's been contacted by Trump or anyone else about a return engagement. White House press members asked the question that has been plaguing the internet all Wednesday: What does "covfefe" mean ? So too will this news: Former FB... [Full Article...]

Putin: US Election Hackers Could Have Been From Anywhere

Putin: US Election Hackers Could Have Been From Anywhere He also said US accusations about Russian Federation were reminiscent of "anti-Semitism and blaming the Jews", describing them as "disinformation". Putin, in remarks that projected ridicule, sarcasm and exasperation, denied that Russian officials had discussed sanctions in meetings with Trump's aides, and said that no agreements on the possibility of lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia h... [Full Article...]

NASA to send a spacecraft into the Sun next year

NASA to send a spacecraft into the Sun next year United States space agency NASA has revealed to the world its intentions of touching the Sun - not literally - through a mission called Solar Probe Plus . To do so, NASA has covered the probe with an 11.5cm thick carbon-composite heat shield. Usually, NASA missions are renamed only after launch and certification, the agency noted. [Full Article...]

Last Minute Deal: Save 93% On The Amazon Alexa Coding Bundle

As for reminders, you can say something like, " Alexa , remind me to pay my carrier bill on Thursday, 3PM" and on that set date and time, it will tell you what you need to do. In Amazon's example, if you set a pasta timer and a garlic bread timer at the same time, Alexa will state which timer of the two is done. Making a digital assistant that really does everything users want is pretty ha... [Full Article...]

Dutch politicians 'deplore' United States exit from Paris climate agreement

As Cuomo's news release states, "With input from all participants, the U.S. Climate Alliance will also act as a forum to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all sectors of the economy". [Full Article...]


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