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Raccoons, superheroes and bald heads are getting new emoji this year

Raccoons, superheroes and bald heads are getting new emoji this year The Unicode Consortium, an organization tasked with approving the standardization of digital characters and symbols, released 157 new emoji Wednesday . Among the newest additions are: superheroes and supervillains, redheads, infinity, hot face, cold face, partying face, woozy face, a host of new animals, toilet paper, skateboard, magnet, bagel, and much more . [Full Article...]

What's New in PS4 Update 5.50, All the Changes

What's New in PS4 Update 5.50, All the Changes On the PlayStation , users can even choose to automatically log their child out of their PS4 once they exceed the maximum playtime set by their parent. For example, a parent can decide that their child is allowed to play their console for a total of two hours each day, but not play at all after 10pm. [Full Article...]

Polar Bears Suffering From 'High-Energy, High-Fat Lifestyle' Amid Changing Climate

Polar Bears Suffering From 'High-Energy, High-Fat Lifestyle' Amid Changing Climate The huge glacial ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are reacting more slowly to the warming atmosphere and oceans but scientists are watching them closely as they will heavily influence sea level rise if there's significant melting. This assumption was found not to be true. Five populations are thought to be stable and there's not enough known about the others to judge. And yet they are unique... [Full Article...]

Haas leads by two at Phoenix Open

Haas leads by two at Phoenix Open Fowler bogeyed the 16th in a 66 that left him tied with Billy Horschel, Bryson DeChambeau, Chris Kirk and Chesson Hadley. "Just kind of humbles you, grounds you a bit, and makes you realize that there's a lot bigger things than just playing golf, " Fowler said. [Full Article...]

Broadcasters shut as Kenyan opposition leader takes symbolic oath of office

Broadcasters shut as Kenyan opposition leader takes symbolic oath of office Kenya's Attorney General, Githu Muigai, had said in December that Odinga's alternative swearing-in ceremony would amount to treason. Hours later, the government outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement, with Interior Minister Fred Matiangi declaring it an organized criminal group. [Full Article...]

Vladimir Putin to Russian athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin to Russian athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Winter Olympics Appearing on TV and digital platforms, she will cover live events, meet athletes, and generally share her enthusiasm for the games and Team USA. "Forgive us for failing to protect you from this". Reuters isn't the only group to be banned from the winter Olympics this year, as it was previously reported that the entirety of Russia's team has been banned from competing. [Full Article...]

Rocket fire from Syria's Afrin kills one in Turkish border town

Rocket fire from Syria's Afrin kills one in Turkish border town Reportedly, battles are also underway to liberate Maranez and Bafel heights. Turkey′s military incursion into the Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian canton of Afrin - launched on 20 January under the slighting codename Operation Olive Branch - ought to have taken no-one by surprise. [Full Article...]

How to Watch the "Super Blue Blood Moon" on Jan 31

There are usually a couple of lunar eclipses each year so if you do miss it this time around, the next one will happen on July 27 - though it won't be visible in North America. He went on to say, "Again, you'll have more success if you can go to a high place with a clear view to the West". Then around 6:15 a.m. the Earth's reddish shadow will be noticeable on the Moon . [Full Article...]

Super blue blood moon: NZ to witness extremely rare event

Super blue blood moon: NZ to witness extremely rare event In New Jersey we will see only a small portion of the eclipse. Secondly, it is the second full moon of the month. On the last day of January, the Moon will arrive full moon phase; where it will be the second full Moon during the month. Rather, it's lit by light filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, via the same spectral filtering - a mechanism known as Rayleigh scattering - that causes red ... [Full Article...]

Plastic Waste Spreads Disease to Coral Reefs: Scientists

Plastic Waste Spreads Disease to Coral Reefs: Scientists More than 11 billion pieces of plastic are stuck in coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, according to an alarming new study . Every year, millions of tons of waste end up in the oceans , where they remain indefinitely. A 2017 study found that 83% of tap water samples taken around the world contained plastic pollutants. It's no secret that the world's coral reefs are in bad shape. [Full Article...]

Apple Will Kill iPhone X By Summer 2018, Predicts Analyst

Apple Will Kill iPhone X By Summer 2018, Predicts Analyst It is now unconfirmed if the 6.1-inch iPhone will also sport the same display technology as the others. But what should we expect from 2018's models? Tweaking prelaunch expectations, the analyst now looks for a 20% reduction in iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus orders for the first fiscal quarte of 2018, or between 10 and 11 million units. [Full Article...]

Meltdown: Intel now asking everyone to skip flawed firmware updates

Meltdown: Intel now asking everyone to skip flawed firmware updates However, even though Intel has now figured out why those reboot problems occurred with those processors, it seems that relief for end users will depend on the speed of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) testing efforts. Intel says that it expects to share more details on its testing later this week. The company published a full list of Intel-based platforms that are impacted by this prob... [Full Article...]

US Rocket Lab reaches orbit for first time

US Rocket Lab reaches orbit for first time But there has been a great demand for small rockets that can carry tiny satellites. The US/New Zealand company has developed revolutionary technology which allows for rocket launches at a fraction of the price of a conventional launch. The Electron makes use of carbon composite materials for its rocket core, and 3-D printing techniques for its Rutherford rocket engines. This was the second... [Full Article...]

Australian Researchers Help Develop New Blood Test For Cancer

Australian Researchers Help Develop New Blood Test For Cancer Scientists have informed that they are nearly on the verge of developing a blood test that can detect eight common cancers . The test was able to find 70% of the cancers in the test population. So patients in a genuine screening likely would have less propelled illness and may be more hard to test. The earlier a cancer is found, the greater the chance of being able to treat it. [Full Article...]

YouTube is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos over poisoning fears

YouTube is removing Tide Pod Challenge videos over poisoning fears For most, the jokes were nothing more than an example of the internet's quirky sense of humour - but "the actual practice of biting into Tide pods appears to have intensified" over the New Year. In the first 15 days of 2018 alone, the American Association of Poison Control Centers handled 39 intentional cases among 13- to 19-year-olds. About half of them were intentionally ingested. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu to arrive on six-day visit to India

Netanyahu to arrive on six-day visit to India A Minister of State for External Affairs was originally scheduled to greet them. As the interviewer persisted, a smiling Netanyahu said , "Well, I am trying to be a foreign minister". Also, a cancelled defense deal will also be discussed during the visit. In a more colorful part of his visit, Netanyahu will meet with leaders of the Indian cinema industry (Bollywood) and sign a cooperation agree... [Full Article...]

Some Canadian news outlets ready to cope with Facebook's News Feed changes

Some Canadian news outlets ready to cope with Facebook's News Feed changes Zuckerberg goes on to write, "By making these changes, I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down". Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants you to remember a time when you curated your list of favourite movies, showed off your new pair of shoes, shared some good news, and didn't see using Facebook as a pseudo-masochistic act of poor impulse... [Full Article...]

Delta IV Rocket Set for Launch From California Coast

Delta IV Rocket Set for Launch From California Coast This week's launch will be ULA's 27th mission for the NRO . Because of the secretive nature of the mission, not much is known about the NROL-47 payload. There's an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for the Friday afternoon launch, United Launch Alliance said on Twitter . Colonel Greg Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, said: "We are ready and eager to take on this Delta launch". [Full Article...]

Kylie Jenner's Baby Bump is MISSING in Latest Fashion Campaign Photoshoot

Kylie Jenner's Baby Bump is MISSING in Latest Fashion Campaign Photoshoot KYLIE Jenner was the subject of a cruel joke by talk show host Wendy Williams , in a segment that has angered fans of the reality TV favourite. Although, Kylie wants both of her parents to be around when she gives birth to her baby that seems to be hard, reveals media reports. [Full Article...]

The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct

The 5 biggest Nintendo Switch games announced in today's Nintendo Direct Mario Tennis Aces smashes onto Nintendo Switch sometime this Spring. Matches will challenge your ability to read an opponent's position and stroke to determine what shot will give you an advantage and add a bit more authenticity to the sporting experience. [Full Article...]


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