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Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: 5 Things To Know

According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. He said the meteor activity has been ongoing for more than two weeks and will continue for about another week. The radiant, or area where the meteors will appear, will be located just above the constellation Perseus. The meteors, it's said, rain like sparks from his blade. Read More

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The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

The longest lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday

From 21h30 until 23h13, it will be totally eclipsed , but faintly lit by light refracted by the Earth's atmosphere, which should give it a pale reddish colour. Sky Live TV will broadcast the lunar eclipse from Hess, Namibia and has the option for Spanish commentary also. But hey, we just had a pretty spectacular total solar eclipse , so we can't complain. Read More

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Severe-weather warning extended to Broward County

Severe-weather warning extended to Broward County

Some storms could produce damaging winds, heavy rain, and/or hail. An approaching cold front also helps keep the rain chances alive, but it does finally bring us a break once it crosses through the region. This will still allow storms to transition from the coast to inland areas through the day. Thursday and Friday look mainly dry, with just a few pop-up afternoon storms expected. Read More

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Embattled EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns; President Trump Announces Move On Twitter

Embattled EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns; President Trump Announces Move On Twitter

He is now facing more than twelve federal investigations, including from the EPA's Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. "Unlike Pruitt, Wheeler worked for the EPA early in his career and has played key roles in Congressional oversight of the agency and its budget, making him a formidable opponent with intimate knowledge of the agency's programs and regulations", the group said in the April blog post . Read More

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Hurricane Beryl loses some strength, now with 75 miles per hour winds

Hurricane Beryl loses some strength, now with 75 miles per hour winds

Tropical Storm Beryl is moving rapidly westward toward the Lesser Antilles at the eastern entrance of the Caribbean Sea. Still, the remnants of the storm should bring locally heavy rains and gusty winds to portions of the U.S. At 5 p.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 10.3 North, longitude 42.8 West. Beryl is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h). Read More

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After Pressure Campaign, President Trump Announces Scott Pruitt's Resignation As EPA Head

After Pressure Campaign, President Trump Announces Scott Pruitt's Resignation As EPA Head

But Wheeler told The Hill newspaper this week that he's not interested in the top EPA job. He denied wrongdoing amid multiple inquiries into his conduct. Trump's inner circle has had a revolving door since his first weeks in office, when he sacked national security advisor Michael Flynn. David Shulkin , a Philadelphia-based doctor who served as Veterans Affairs secretary, was also fired that month . Read More

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Mars Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Material and 'Mysterious' Methane, NASA Announces

Mars Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Material and 'Mysterious' Methane, NASA Announces

A set of geological results recently delivered courtesy of Curiosity's drill bit provides a deeper understanding of the organic chemistry of the 300-million-year-old mudstone in two separate parts of Gale crater. On February 26, 2018, it bored a hole about 0.5 inches deep into a target rock, during the trial run of a new, jury-rigged drilling technique. Now, with years of Curiosity's atmospheric readings at their disposal, Webster and his colleagues were able to analyze 55 Earth months (or ... Read More

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Canada to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

Canada to buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

Late previous year, the company sold 8mn shares at $25 per share, totaling $200mn, in the aim of funding the project's continued construction. Facing stiff environmental opposition from British Columbia's provincial government and activists, Houston-based Kinder Morgan earlier halted essential spending on the project and said it would cancel it altogether if the national and provincial governments could not guarantee it. Read More

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Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

Samsung halts the Oreo update for the Galaxy S7 lineup once again

With the smartphone market in India burgeoning with new users and increasing demands, it will be interesting to see whether Samsung's new Galaxy J6 manages to woo the customers. The Infinity Display on the Galaxy J6 also seems to have a 2.5D curved glass atop, which shouldn't be surprising to you. According to the leaked specifications, Galaxy J6 will have a 5.6-inches display with an HD+ resolution (720p) which will be 1480×720 pixels. Read More

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OnePlus 6 India launch offers revealed, accessories leaked

OnePlus 6 India launch offers revealed, accessories leaked

There are multiple ways to catch the live-streaming of the launch event and here are some of the links to watch the same. A 256 GB version of OnePlus 6 with 8 GB RAM is also coming but there is no information as of now about its price. We've been sifting through all of the wild speculation surrounding the OnePlus 6 for months here at Android Authority . The phone will be priced at Rs. Read More

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'Lost' asteroid zooms by Earth today: How to watch 2010 WC9

'Lost' asteroid zooms by Earth today: How to watch 2010 WC9

Although it's larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor which entered the atmosphere and broke windows in six cities in Russian Federation, this asteroid will just graze past us. Discovered on November 30, 2010 by the Catalina Sky Survey , Arizona , specialized in the detection of this type of objects, it had disappeared from the radar after ten days, as it went away and became too dim to be observed. Read More

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NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars. That Is Not A Typo

NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars. That Is Not A Typo

NASA is planning to send a tiny autonomous helicopter to Mars on its next rover mission to the red planet . The 'helicopter, which is actually a small unmanned rotorcraft's debut will mark the first time a "heavier-than-air vehicle" is flown on the red planet , according to The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's website, Reuters reported. Read More

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SpaceX Launches Block 5 Falcon 9 to Debut Bangladesh's Bangabandhu Satellite

The touchdown, which happened less than 9 mins after liftoff, evoked rowdy joys from SpaceX staff members at the business's head office in Hawthorne, The golden state. SpaceX , however, confirmed that the Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket and its payload are in good condition, which is great news to hear. While few details about the Block 5 are available as of yet, Musk says that the rocket has more powerful engines, hardier hardware, less weight, and a more reproducible structure. Read More

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IPhone X users facing rear camera, Face ID issues

IPhone X users facing rear camera, Face ID issues

After discreetly addressing the microphone problem in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus , Apple is now doing the same for another serious problem in the iPhone X , which was labeled the world's best-selling smartphone in Q1 2018. If that doesn't work then it may be time to bring the phone to be fixed. The front-facing camera works perfectly. An affected unit is reported to prompt the message, " Face ID is not available, try again later". Read More

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Miami Cinco de Mayo Survival Guide

Miami Cinco de Mayo Survival Guide

Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and Sunday the Sharks play at The SAP Center in game 6 of round 2 of the playoffs. "The Battle of Puebla remains an important symbol of Mexican bravery and tenacity". Some of the largest celebrations in the USA are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west where there are large Mexican-American populations. Read More

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Google Assistant on Wear OS gets smart suggestions and Assistant Actions

Google Assistant on Wear OS gets smart suggestions and Assistant Actions

We'll find out more about what else Wear OS by Google has in store at I/O next week. For example, if a user asks the Google Assistant a question they will be readily provided with the relevant answers in the display of Wear OS. Google notes that is aimed at providing quick interactions, and similar to how Assistant works on phones with a carousel of suggestion chips at the bottom of every screen. Read More

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Xiaomi files for IPO in Hong Kong

Xiaomi files for IPO in Hong Kong

It has also become the first major company to abide by the new rules that are allowing companies with different share classes for the listing in the city. Two separate people said the company's valuation would likely be lowered to a bit above US$70 billion. According to a new IDC report, Xiaomi is the world's fourth-largest smartphone maker. Read More

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Elon Musk shuts down analysts during Tesla's earnings call

Elon Musk shuts down analysts during Tesla's earnings call

Sorry. These questions are so dry. Shares fell 5% - about £1.8bn - in after-hours trading in the seconds after the electric vehicle company chief dismissed Bernstein analyst Tony Sacconaghi's question about capital requirements. The company expects to be making 5,000 Model 3's per week by the end of June. Excluding one-time expenses such as stock-based compensation, the company lost $3.35 per share. Read More

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In Armenia began to elect a new Prime Minister

In Armenia began to elect a new Prime Minister

However, local media outlets reported early on Tuesday that the sole candidate for the post has announced in a video message posted on his Facebook page that the Republican deputies have made a decision to thwart the scheduled vote. Mr. Pashinyan was the only nominee, but anyone who garners support from one-third of the members can stand next week. The crisis in ex-Soviet Armenia , which has a population of about three million and has Russian military bases on its territory, is being ... Read More

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Juventus gain crucial title edge after late fightback downs Inter

Juventus gain crucial title edge after late fightback downs Inter

But Milan Skriniar turned the ball into his own net after 87 minutes with Gonzalo Higuain heading in the victor two minutes later. As so often in Serie A , there were recriminations, centring on referee Daniele Orsato's decision to send off Inter midfielder Matias Vecino in the 15th minute at San Siro but to allow a reckless body-check by Juve midfielder Miralem Pjanic to go unpunished. Read More

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Spotify bolsters free music model as audio ad wars heat up

Spotify bolsters free music model as audio ad wars heat up

Free listeners will be able to listen on demand to 15 of Spotify's most popular playlists, including Discover Weekly, which represents about 750 tracks or 40 hours of music. Another new feature cuts down on data consumption by 75%. It was a huge part of Spotify's free-tier growth. Spotify allows users to create and customise their own playlists and browse content using parameters such genre, artist and album searches. Read More

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