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Over 80 False Killer Whales Die At Everglades National Park

Authorities say 81 false killer whales died off Hog Key in the Everglades after their pod became stranded over the weekend. Blair Mase is the stranding network coordinator and spoke with the Miami Herald about the unfolding situation, explaining that the whales were, "deeply embedded in some of the mangroves making response efforts extremely hard". Read More »

Watch us play Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch

Trust us - it's more information than we saw in the preview video of it past year. PS: I keep hearing people saying that everyone should wait until E3 as Nintendo will reveal loads more games . There are a number of reasons as to why you should be extremely excited for the Switch. You look directly at your opponent to play against each other. Read More »

For China, Tillerson's South China Sea remarks increase concerns over Trump

However, Lu emphasized in an official notification that there is only one China in the world, and that the island of Taiwan is an inalienable part of it. The conflicting messages underscore the incoming administration's struggle in crafting an approach to one of the biggest foreign policy challenges facing Mr Trump, who during his election campaign repeatedly bashed China, saying it was "killing" and "raping" America on trade. Read More »

Lynton moves on from Sony

Lynton joined Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO and chairman in 2004, and later took on Sony's music publishing business - and subsequently the entire Sony Entertainment business - in 2012. "Today I will be announcing my resignation from Sony to focus on my position as Chairman of the Board of Snap Inc .", Lynton wrote in a memo to Sony employees. Read More »

Japan's Experimental Rocket Failed to Launch Tiny Satellite


Japan's space program troubleshoot is still on which leads to the failure in Japan's Small Experiment on Rocket. Japan's troubled space efforts suffered another setback today with the aborted launch of a tiny rocket meant to put a microsatellite into orbit. Read More »

SpaceX launches Iridium NEXT satellites


The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM.O) satellites as early as Monday, a day later than originally planned. The launch of the satellites marked the start of a series of Iridium NEXT launches that have been scheduled to take place over the next one and a half would also mark the beginning of one of the world's largest tech refreshes. Read More »

Slain Minke Whale Spotted On Japanese Boat In Australian Waters

The Australia/Japan relationship is being tested by whaling a day after the Japanese Prime Minister finished an official visit to Australia, with the activist environment group Sea Shepherd catching Japanese whalers with the first documented whale kill by Japanese whalers since 2014. Read More »

#Afcon2017: Last-gasp Soares goal denies Gabon opening win

After the final whistle, the home fans booed their team as they were not happy with the result drawing against a team that qualified for Afcon for the first time. Because of the African Cup of Nations, legislative elections set for late December have been postponed. There have been calls from opponents of Gabonese President Ali Bongo to boycott the tournament amid a social and political crisis in the central African nation of 1.8 million and the 40,000-capacity ground was not completely full ... Read More »

'More than 100 migrants missing' after boat capsizes off coast of Libya


These children, arriving by themselves, also accounted for a staggering 91 per cent of all the 28,200 children who reached Italy's shores past year as refugees or migrants. "That's more than double the number of 2015", Melandri said. "A majority among of such arrivals were from Eritrea, Egypt, the Gambia and Nigeria". Read More »

Commander Ordered to Step Down Mid-Inauguration


Schwartz's successor will be waiting in the wings to take over the post at exactly 12:01pm, according to the Chicago Tribune . "I'll see them off but I won't be able to welcome them back to the armory". "It doesn't make sense to can the general in the middle of an active deployment", said DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

New Gibbon Species Named after Star Wars' Luke Skywalker


Sadly, the newly-minted Skywalker gibbons are already an endangered species, with only a couple of hundred in China and an unknown amount in neighbouring Myanmar, all at risk from habitat loss and hunting. A male of the Skywalker hoolock gibbon ( Hoolock tianxing). So, what sets the jedi ape apart from his fellow gibbons? Outside experts are split on whether it's enough to justify new species status. Read More »

Jallikattu: SC rejects plea for early order, protests erupt in Tamil Nadu


All said and done, however, serious thought needs to be given before any move to lift the Jallikattu ban is firmed up. DMK working president and Opposition Leader M.K. The SC had declared Jallikattu illegal and banned it in May 2014 , but that did not deter enthusiasts of the sport from staging it in many places in southern TN. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Leaked in Case Maker Ghostek's Images

As for the display itself, it clearly looks that Samsung has managed to squeeze the top and bottom bezels nearly to non-existance, while further improving upon the S7 Edge design, with virtually no bezels present on the sides of the phone. With an unveiling pegged for Mobile World Congress, reports surrounding the Galaxy S8 have picked up in pace. Instead, it appears that the home button has moved under the screen. Read More »

Movement & Feeding Recorded Off Coast of Australia


The researchers predict that the Ruby Seadragon may have lost its appendages owing to evolution. The new research was published online today (Jan. The researchers were also able to capture footage of the ruby seadragon engaging in feeding strikes, a behavior common to the species. Now, a team of researchers have observed two ruby seadragons on video for almost 30 minutes in the waters off Western Australia, in the Recherche Archipelago . Read More »

Very Large Telescope to Search for Planets in Alpha Centauri

ESO's partner in this venture is Breakthrough Initiatives , a program founded in 2015 by internet investor and philanthropist Yuri Milner to explore the universe and seek scientific evidence of life beyond Earth. For instance, it may allow the VLT to employ the technique known as coronagraphy, which reduces stellar light and could reveal signals coming from potential exoplanets. Read More »

NFC Divisional Playoffs Preview

After falling to Carolina in the playoffs previous year, the Hawks are back in the hunt and proved they belong by dismantling the Detroit Lions in the wild card round of the playoffs. The Falcons offense was one of the best all time in 2016, and Ryan was the single biggest reason for it. Not only are the Falcons healthy heading into the weekend, Quinn said he's also pleased with the speed his team has shown coming off a bye week. Read More »

Dodge announces Challenger SRT Demon

In 1971 the name was affixed to the fastback version of the Dodge Dart and, in Demon 340 guise, was a legendary muscle vehicle in its own right. If Dodge is indeed positioning the Demon as the "next" Hellcat, it's certainly got its work cut out for it, as the Hellcat has a pretty fantastic reputation among auto enthusiasts. Read More »

Stonehenge tunnel gets the go-ahead


The road, now a single carriageway, is a notorious bottleneck on the route to the South West. Officials said the tunnel would remove the sight and sound of traffic for people visiting Stonehenge and improve journey times. May be not as the government will leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of the 4,500-year-old heritage site after all the public outcry, but there is also no guarantee that the site will not be disturbed. Read More »

Google confirms end of internet drone project

Instead, Google will be focussing on one of its other projects- Project Loon . Being bought by Google X increasingly looks like a kiss of death: Alphabet has shuttered the Titan project which proposed hosting solar-powered broadband on high-altitude solar-powered drones. Read More »

Bumble bee added to the endangered species list


The bee, known for its distinctive reddish mark on its abdomen, was once common and abundant across 28 states from CT to South Dakota, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, but has plummeted by 87 percent since the late 1990s. Read More »

Former Wildcat Furyk named USA's Ryder Cup Captain

Furyk, who won the 2003 US Open, made his Ryder Cup debut in Spain in 1997 and last played at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014. U.S. announce that Jim Furyk will captain the side at next year's Ryder Cup in Paris, and the 46-year-old has hinted that he may also play in the competition. Read More »

Bernie Sanders calls out Donald Trump for flip-flopping on Healthcare

In a CNN town hall meeting Monday, Sanders said he hopes Democrats don't obstruct Trump the way Republicans did Obama once the 45th president is sworn in. Bernie Sanders urged his fellow Democrats in Congress not to obstruct but to challenge the incoming Trump administration, including on appointments and healthcare. Read More »

Nokia may unveil a new Android smartphone on February 26


NOKIA returned to the smartphone market by releasing its first Android-powered model, Nokia 6, in Beijing yesterday. The current Nokia 6 in China has the model number TA-1000, but another version, TA-1003 has been spotted as well. The device also comes with a Snapdragon 430 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage . Battery: The dual-SIM smartphone houses a 3000mAh non-removable battery. Read More »

VW agrees to $4.3B settlement in emissions scandal

The bosses involved include Oliver Schmidt , who was in charge of VW's US environmental regulatory compliance office from 2012 until March 2015. As part of the certification process for each new model year, including model years 2009 through 2016, the co-conspirators continued to falsely and fraudulently certify to EPA and CARB that VW diesel vehicles met US emissions standards and complied with the Clean Air Act, according to the complaint affidavit. Read More »

For Honor closed beta coming 26 January


The company announced on its blog page today that the closed beta for For Honor will be kicking off soon, taking place from January 26 through January 29 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The event is tasked with determining which of For Honor's factions is supreme by tracking multiplayer activities during the Beta. Ubisoft promises that more exclusive rewards will also be available, and these will transfer over to the full game, as well. Read More »

Riders Would Pay for Uber Drivers' Comp Coverage Under Governor's Plan


Gov. Andrew Cuomo will unveil a proposal Monday to clear the way for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to expand statewide, according to the governor's office. Republican state chairman Ed Cox said Cuomo's "invite-only" tour is being carried out in "tightly controlled environments" as a way for the Democrat to "avoid confrontation with the legislature and distract from his failures". Read More »

An asteroid swooped right between the Earth and the moon today

The average distance of the Moon to Earth is about 239,000 miles (385, 000 kilometers). "This is moving very quickly, very nearby to us", an expert with astronomy news website Slooh , Eric Feldman, said during a hastily arranged live broadcast of the fly-by yesterday . Read More »

Who's on tap for James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' Apple Music spinoff?


Of course, it'll be an uphill battle for Apple to dominate in the video streaming industry as they're newcomers to a game already crowded by the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and even Amazon, but if Carpool Karaoke on the company's platform is anything like Cordon's bit on The Late Late Show , we can expect plenty of users gravitating towards Apple Music in greater quantities than ever before. Read More »