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Researchers find extensive deposits of water ice buried under Mars’ surface

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 08:09

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Using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), a team of Canadian researchers has determined that there is enough water ice hidden under the surface of Mars' Utopia Planitia to fill Lake Superior and some other reservoirs to their rims.

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Samsung SDI grappling with reputational damage after Galaxy Note 7 debacle

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 07:57

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In a Wednesday report, Reuters has revealed that the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has damaged the reputation of Samsung's battery affiliate Samsung SDI, and the company is apparently struggling to secure future business.

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HTC’s Sprint-exclusive ‘Bolt’ handset will be called ‘HTC 10 Evo’ by rest of the world

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 11:12

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In a Tuesday announcement, smartphone maker HTC said that its 'HTC Bolt' handset - which was launched as a Sprint-exclusive handset on November 11 - will be called 'HTC 10 Evo' by the rest of the world.

The announcement implies that other than their different names, the HTC Bolt and the HTC 10 Evo handsets will come with identical specifications.

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Culinary journalist suggests way to cook turkey faster

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:59

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While a delicious turkey recipe makes Thanksgiving more appealing, slaving over an oven for hours to prepare a turkey dish is often tiresome and exasperating. However, there is a new time-saving method that can help you a lot.

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Apple launches free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S handsets

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 07:56

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In a Sunday announcement, tech giant Apple said that it is launching a free iPhone 6S battery replacement program, under which customers experiencing battery issues with their handsets can have the problematic batteries replaced free of cost.

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H-E-B recalls baby food products

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:07

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H-E-B Grocery Co. has removed all of its H-E-B Baby Food 2 pack 4 oz. cups from store shelves after a customer found a small piece of rubber inside a single pack of one variety of the product, company officials announced.

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Humans won’t survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:56

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Stephen Hawking, the world's most celebrated astrophysicist, has issued a call for humans to continue to explore the space to ensure a future for humanity.

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Reuters/Ipsos poll: Samsung brand not hurt by Galaxy Note 7 recall in US

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 07:55

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According to the results of a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Sunday, the willingness of US consumers to purchase Samsung Electronics smartphones has not been affected by the company's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

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Arctic Sea ice 28% down as temperatures 36 degrees above normal: study

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 06:33

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Sea ice around the North Pole is nearly 28 per cent down and average temperature is roughly 36 degrees above the normal, according to a new study by NASA researchers.

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Florida’s premature birth rate slightly jumps to 10% in 2015

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 10:52

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The rate of premature births in Florida jumped slightly from 9.9 per cent in 2014 to 10 per cent in 2015, earning the state grade 'C' on newly released March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card.

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Facebook’s board authorizes $6 billion share repurchase program

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 07:56

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In a document filed with the SEC on Friday afternoon, social network Facebook has revealed that the company's board has authorized a $6 billion stock buyback or share repurchase program.

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Scientists drill into Chicxulub Crater to better understand the hollow feature

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 07:08

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A massive asteroid slammed into the Earth nearly 65 million years ago, bringing the dinosaur epoch to an end and producing a massive crater in the process.

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Salmonella risk prompts 4C Foods Corp. to recall grated cheeses

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 10:02

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Brooklyn, N. Y.-headquartered 4C Foods Corporation has issued a nationwide recall for some of its grated cheeses after food inspectors detected a possible salmonella contamination risk.

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Apple launches repair program for ‘touch disease’ flaw affecting iPhone 6 Plus

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 08:32

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In a recent post on its website, tech biggie Apple has announced the launch of a new repair program for the widely reported 'touch disease' hardware malfunction affecting iPhone 6s Plus handsets.

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International crew on the way to ISS

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 06:55

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Carrying a trio of astronauts for a six-month mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Soyuz FG rocket blasted off from its pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at GMT-5; 2:20 a. m. on Friday (local time).

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Woman gives birth to ‘twins’ who were conceived 10 days apart

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:38

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An Australian woman, who was told that she might never be able to conceive, eventually gave birth to twins who were conceived 10 days apart.

Kate Hill, a resident of Brisbane, was diagnosed in 2006 with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome, which means her ovaries were not producing eggs. She underwent hormone therapy that helped more than expected.

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Microsoft joins Linux Foundation as platinum member

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 08:01

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According to an Ars Technica report, software biggie Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has become a platinum-level member of the Linux Foundation.

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Florida sets aside 13 areas to protect vulnerable wildlife

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 07:19

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More than a dozen areas across the state of Florida have been set aside to protect vulnerable wildlife during critical times such as breeding, feeding and migration, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Late-stage breast cancer more prevalent in black women than white: study

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:51

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The advanced stage of the deadly disease of breast cancer is more prevalent among black/African and Caribbean women than white breast cancer patients in England, a new study by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England revealed.

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Snap Inc. has confidentially filed paperwork for an IPO

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 08:06

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According to reports citing unidentified sources familiar with confidential proceedings at Snap Inc., the company has filed paperwork for an initial public offering (IPO).

The filing for the IPO has been made, in confidentiality, by Snap with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in recent weeks.

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