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Scientists find new antibiotic right under our noses


A novel antibiotic - lugdunin - produced by a bacterium found inside the human nose has been found to kill the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, including drug-resistant forms such as the methicillin-resistant S. While the compound it produces "may be fantastic", Novick said, "you wouldn't want to colonise people with Staph lugdunensis because it causes lots of infections". Read More »

U.N. warns South Sudan president over replacement of rival

Machar who returned to Juba with his forces on April 29th 2016 was sworn in as the FVP and the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) was formed agreeing to a peace deal signed in August 2015 seeking to end more than two years of devastating civil war. Read More »

Is cockroach milk the next superfood?


Protein is an especially important nutrient if you are, say, avoiding the standard dairy as part of a vegan diet, or in parts of the world where getting adequate nutrition is still a challenge. The embryos dine on a liquid substance packed with fats, sugars and protein . Just don't expect farmers to open up vast new cockroach ranches where cockroach-pokes rope, wrangle and milk the insects. Read More »

European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander


And that seemed to be the case when the lander reactivated communication last summer. "We're trying to squeeze as many observations in as possible before we run out of solar power", Matt Taylor, ESA Rosetta project scientist, said in a statement in June. Read More »

Professor Layton's Daughter Takes Over in "Lady Layton" Game

Other key members joining Lady Layton include two assistants (a dog and a young boy) and a female detective. A trailer was also released (thanks to Nintendo Everything ) showing off some of the story and puzzles fans can expect. During Level-5's streaming event, the publisher showed off the new trailer, confirmed voice actors, and even announced plans to bring the game to both iOS and Android. Read More »

'Star Trek Beyond' soars with $59M at weekend box office

Ghostbusters and Lights Out both took $21.6m (£16.4m) - making the two films tied in third place. Star Trek Beyond directed by the very awesome and the very talented Justin Lin and he had done a great job here in the film as well by his great experience. Read More »

Office 365 Updates Add Machine Learning To Apps


Once you've placed the final period, let Editor assist with the finishing touches. Initially, it will help you simplify and streamline written communications by flagging unclear phrases or complex words, such as recommending "most" in place of "the majority of". Read More »

Cory Booker responds to Trump: 'I love you, Donald'


On Tuesday, Mr. Booker thanked Mr. Trump, saying he was feeling a little left out after the Republican nominee had gone after other senators like Sen. He said Democrats "can't afford a wasted vote". A media darling, Booker has been lauded for his use of social media and the way he uses it to connect with his constituents, one time even personally shoveling snow from the driveway of an elderly Newark resident who reached out for help. Read More »

Many of state's Sanders delegates not ready to back Clinton


Take the vice-presidential pick and add to it the WikiLeaks scandal, and "it all reconfirms in the minds of many Bernie delegates that we were given a raw deal, that we are dealing with a rigged system", said Karen Bernal, a Sanders delegate from California, speaking at a press conference organized by the Bernie Delegates Network. Read More »

AMC Raises Terms of Carmike Offer


The AMC chief said he also has talked to dissident investors about the raised offer, but had no idea how they will ultimately vote. Aron said it would be "unfortunate" if Carmike shareholders turned down the 32 percent premium AMC is offering. Read More »

Roger Federer will sit rest of season, OIympics due to knee

Federer, 34, had knee surgery in February before missing May's French Open with a back problem. But he has now been advised that he needs more time off. That means he will miss the season's final Grand Slam event, the U.S. Open, in NY. The owner of a record 17 Grand Slams titles turns 35 on August 8, so the reference to "another few years" might give his fans increased hope of seeing Federer continue to wield a racket for quite some time. Read More »

'Guardians of the Galaxy' tease sequel, Disneyland ride

Guardians of the Galaxy is ready for round two. Luckily, Rocket Raccoon has escaped and is making plans to break the gang out. "And the rest is comical chaos; a very amusing, very irreverent story and a really wonderful addition to Disney California Adventure". Read More »

Ainslie leads British crew to America's Cup World Series win


The first race proved to be a tough start for Land Rover BAR, with a photo finish seeing them end in fifth place. Under the watchful eye of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, Ainslie raced out to two quick wins. The teams have all really upped their game in terms of how they are sailing these boats and today you saw some incredible, really close racing. The team have also had a number of crew changes. Read More »

Here's How You Can Apply For A Verified Twitter Account


For a long time, there wasn't any sort of application process for getting that verification badge. Well, not really , but Twitter have announced they're changing their verification policy, which means thousands of civilians like us can apply in the hopes of feeling that little bit more special. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for missing NW Ohio bicyclist


She was last seen wearing shorts and a neon yellow tank top. She is listed by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office as 5-foot-5, 130 pounds, brown hair to the middle of her back with brown eyes. The complaint against him charges specifically that Worley, "on or about July 19, at Fulton County, Ohio, without privilege to do so, did knowingly by force or threat, removed another from the place where she was found". Read More »

The Overwatch Open - The Biggest Overwatch Tournament Yet!


The finals will be live streamed on TBS and Twitch on 30 September. It is a bit of a surprise to see a game as recent as Overwatch land on a television channel so soon. While Rocket League never got the same prize support as Overwatch has been recieving, is that enough to make an esport? IMG, and FACEIT , the world's leading independent competitive gaming platform, are teaming up to produce The Overwatch® Open tournament for Blizzard Entertainment's blockbuster new first-person ... Read More »

Project Sonic announced for Winter 2017 release


Sonic Mania has been a passion project for the entire team and we look forward to sharing more details about it later this year. This game is seemingly blending a new sonic with a classic Sonic , similar to Sonic Generations. The Japanese game developer, which was formerly the largest in the gaming industry, announced earlier today its plans of releasing two new Sonic games in 2017, first reported. Read More »

Macy's testing artificial intelligence tool to improve service


The bot will answer questions in natural language about specific products, such as "Where can I find Dolce Gabbana perfume?" and focus on answering frequently asked questions, providing store navigation, and connecting customers to the unique offerings and services at each location. Read More »

Beijing says its sovereignty over the South China Sea won't be affected


The verdict also reinforced that "law, and not politics, is the basis of decision-making at sea", Peter Dutton, director of China Maritime Studies Institute, US Naval War College, Washington, said . "We certainly would urge all parties not to use this as an opportunity to engage in escalatory or provocative action", White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in a briefing aboard Air Force One. Read More »

New Map Outlays Brain's Cerebral Cortex


Neuroscientists working on the Human Connectome Project have compiled the most accurate map yet of the human cerebral cortex. In other words, the study of the brain is inseparably the study of the mind; and the better we understand our brains, the better we understand ourselves. Read More »

Facebook Completes First Test Flight of Its Full-Scale Internet Drone


June's test flight followed two years of engineering. That's 60% of the global population. Eventually, it will help 1.6 billion people in remote regions gain Internet connectivity. That ambitious goal is still several years away, though. " Aquila is a solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places". Read More »

Japan to Manufacture Its Last VCR Ever This Month


Funai produced its first VCR in 1983 and sold as many as 15 million a year at one point. You know, just in case you prefer your movies grainy and low resolution. In the 1980s, it gave the LaserDisc and Betamax players a run for their money as a cheaper, lighter, and longer-playing alternative for home viewings. Read More »

Celebrating The 47th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing


The Apollo program saw other successful moon landings, but the Apollo 13 mission suffered an oxygen tank explosion en-route and the resulting drama, played out on television across the world, very almost saw the crew, under Commander Jim Lovell, die while trying to return to earth. Read More »

Cruz to Trump: It's personal, stands by no endorsement

Kennedy. Cruz's 20-minute long speech Wednesday night flipped the already chaotic GOP convention on its head, as Republicans booed him off the stage and his wife had to be escorted from the arena by security. Now, everyone will be talking about his speech - overshadowing what should have been vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence's coming-out party. Instead, Mr Cruz revealed a party still sharply divided. Read More »

SoftBank shares sink 10 percent after $32 billion ARM purchase


In contrast, ARM developed a popular strain of processor technology that it licenses to other companies for a fee. ARM technology is used in 95 percent of smartphones and 80 percent of digital cameras, according to the company. Over the past year, ARM has made a number of acquisitions and investments in order to bolster its IoT presence. Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May declared that the record Asian investment proved "Britain is open for business", just three weeks after ... Read More »

SpaceX Dragon capsule delivers new station docking port


Boeing is building a totally new type of spaceship called the CST-100 Starliner, while SpaceX is upgrading its Dragon to boost its safety capabilities and make it flightworthy for people as well as payloads. The Progress arrival Monday night brought more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 48 crew. When the Falcon Heavy launches, it will be the world's most powerful rocket , beating the current title-holder, the Delta IV, with more than twice the power. Read More »

BT outage in Bristol causes thousands to lose internet connection


BT is having problems loading webpages for some customers. An apparent power failure at Internet peering firm Telehouse has been blamed for the service disruption. A spokesperson for the company said: "We're sorry that some BT and Plusnet customers experienced problems accessing some internet services this morning". Read More »

'Pokemon Go' doubles Nintendo's stock price and market cap

Nintendo stock prices doubled as of July 19 due largely to the popularity of Pokemon Go . Like Japan, the server infrastructure stand to become an issue for the popularly rising augmented reality game, IGN reported. The Pokemon franchise creator surged almost 11 per cent to end the morning at 30,780 yen (RM1,160), up more than 100 per cent from its July 6 close. Read More »