While truly large animals are not so common on land any more — most of them having been killed off by modern humans — a much bigger number of large species still thrived in the world’s oceans. But gi
In a dual set of separate but bizarre, odd and mutually dissonant announcements from Russia that again raise the specter of Cold War in the Putin-Trump era, a foreign ministry spokeswoman declared We
When researchers associated with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) — which consists of two detectors, one each in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana — announc
Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray rejected President Donald Trump's deportation policy Wednesday that could send millions of immigrants, not just Mexicans, over the southern U.S. border. Under
Singer Rihanna was named Harvard University’s Humanitarian of the Year 2017 on Wednesday, joining the likes of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai and
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) announced Wednesday its earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2016. Although the company did not report a profit, it did cut down on its losses. The company reported a
A pre-school teacher in Texas was fired Wednesday after she encouraged her social media followers to "kill some Jews" and repeatedly ridiculed the Holocaust. Nancy Salem deleted her social media acco
SpaceX Dragon cargo craft's rendezvous to the space station was aborted early Wednesday morning after the spacecraft’s computers received an incorrect navigational update, triggering an automati
Girls are conditioned to look up to female heroes, while boys are expected to idolize male heroes. But “Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson believes this barrier must be broken, and people should
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) wrapped up its military drills Wednesday by launching precision-guided projectiles and heavy artillery fire in the northeastern part of the country, a
The star hosting the seven exoplanets isn't being talked about much, but holds equal importance since it is the body the new planets are orbiting.
Americans of all ages love to complain about how busy they are and the hours of sleep they are giving up to live their best lives, but a new study found that some people may be making good choices wh
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bharti Airtel , India's largest telecoms network operator, is buying Norwegian Telenor's India unit, in yet another consolidation move in the South Asian nation's telecoms sector dr
Fascinatingly, at least three of the seven rocky worlds represent the “holy grail for planet-hunting astronomers” as they are firmly located in the 'habitable zone'.
A press render for the Huawei P10 has been leaked online ahead of its official unveiling this Monday during Mobile World Congress 2017. The official-looking photo shows off the handset in its grey co
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Wednesday launched Skype Lite, a made-in-India avatar of its popular video calling app Skype, which comes loaded with features meant for low-end smartphones. The app,
The rare late-day, special doodle shows planet Earth looking through NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and spotting the star and the seven Earth-like planets.
SEOUL (Reuters) - SK Hynix Inc will consider making a fresh bid for Toshiba Corp's flash memory chip business should the Japanese conglomerate offer more of it for sale, the chief executive of the Sou
Most if not all tech enthusiasts know that the Mobile World Congress 2017 is happening by the end of February. The big annual event is the venue for new technologies and inventions, so it’s not surpr
As classic as "American Pie," Alyson Hannigan and her "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor husband Alexis Denisof recently dropped $8 million on a four-bedroom, six-bathroom home in Los Angeles
During New York Fashion Week, V Magazine hosted a signing of V105 with Kendall Jenner, followed by a special celebration with dancing and cocktails under a disco ball at the V offices in t
With the Nintendo Switch’s launch just a few days away, retailer GameStop has announced that the upcoming console will be available in stores for walk-in customers. However, the retailer warns that i
Carlos Ghosn plans to step aside as CEO of Nissan as of April 1 but will remain as chairman, the Japanese auto giant said in a statement. Ghosn, who has taken on increased responsibilities at Mitsubi
An off-duty Los Angeles Police officer is under investigation for allegedly pulling a gun and firing it during a confrontation with teenagers trespassing on his property in Anaheim, California. Anahe
With “Battlefield 1’s” They Shall Not Pass DLC just a few weeks away, EA has revealed an early look at new weapons that will come with the expansion pack. The new DLC will come with a total of 11 new
As liberal-minded Americans across the U.S. continued to organize at a grassroots level to oppose President Donald Trump this week, the candidates to lead the Democratic National Committee were sched
A former employee’s blog post has raised questions about the limits of meritocracy at Uber and how much executives knew about the treatment of employees.
Researchers conducted a study in Texas which revealed that chimps in a group with a low-ranking females copied them significantly more than an alpha male demonstrating the same behavior.
On the anniversary of Dolly the cloned sheep being announced to the world, researchers at the University of Nottingham have revealed their plan to euthanize her cloned 'sisters'.
Researches at Ben-Gurion University found hackers can steal data from your computer by gathering the Morse code-like patterns of LED indicators using drones - but they have also devices a solution.
Google is set to take on Uber by expanding a carpool service on its navigation app Waze. The service is set to launch in several US cities and parts of Latin American over the next few months.
Although research shows that we can usually gauge which of our co-workers like us, we fall short when it comes to identifying our rivals, reveals a study from the Washington University in St. Louis.
Retailers are pushing for more technology to enhance consumers’ shopping experience, such as chatbots, virtual reality and augmented reality, but new research shows customers might not care so much
Apple just rolled out a new version of its Safari Technology Preview browser. Based on the release notes posted on the Apple Developer site, this new version of the Cupertino giant’s experimental bro
Documents suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group's guidance on challenging environmental regulations. The post Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interest
A police body camera captured footage of five police officers rescuing a male driver who was stuck inside a burning sedan after crashing into a utility pole late Sunday night in Washington, D.C.
North Carolina lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to repeal the state's controversial bathroom law that requires people to only use the public bathroom that corresponds with their
Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel solicited financial assistance from the CIA to help found his secretive firm Palantir back in 2004, according to an internet report on Wednesday.
Six members of Congress who hold various committee seats wrote a bipartisan letter to their government colleagues stressing the importance of and necessity for vaccines on Tuesday. The letter seems
We came a step closer to answering that tantalising question with the announcement by Nasa scientists of the discovery of a new solar system — with climates that just might support life.
Google Fiber is looking to develop its wireless internet business throughout the United States. Last October, Alphabet Inc., owner of Google, purchased Webpass, a wireless internet provider. Webpass
PCs may still experience more viruses, but Apple owners can’t be as worry free as they once were. The latest evidence comes in the form of a ransomware attack discovered by security researchers.
One of the most iconic objects in human history — the spacecraft that took the first men to the moon in 1969 — is going on a road trip.
Researchers linked cocaine use to excessive iron buildup that could cause cell death, similar to the way cells in the brain die from neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, a stu
Apple is shutting down the iCloud social network after quietly purchasing the iCloud.net domain. This has led to speculations of the Cupertino giant possibly planning to launch its own social network
Constituents in Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's home district got rowdy at a town hall event Wednesday afternoon, following in somewhat of a recent national trend of voters voicing displeasure with the
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have lost the 2016 Democratic nomination, but the fiery politician and his large contingent of supporters don't appear to have given up the fight in 2017 and beyond.
Former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa was scheduled to be extradited from Portugal to Italy in the coming days after she was arrested for her alleged role in the kidnapping of a terror suspect orchestrat
Brooks HaysFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Researchers in France have identified and explained large dune-like patterns on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Shuffling a pack of cards isn’t as easy as you think, not if you want to truly randomise the cards. Researchers have found that to produce a random pack, you need to use a riffle shuffle seven times
A Syrian migrant, who reportedly bragged about shooting unarmed soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad, went on trial in Austria Wednesday, charged with murder in the context of terrorism. T
A study conducted in Minas Gerais in south-eastern Brazil found that mobbing behaviors exhibited by smaller birds to keep larger predators at bay also serves as a way for males to impress potential
Verizon will begin rolling out 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 US cities around April. This pilot program is set to gauge user experience and the technology's performance.
President Donald Trump’s administration was revising its temporary ban on refugees, White House adviser Stephen Miller said Wednesday. It will in large part be similar to the original ban, which was
It’s an ongoing diplomatic conflict involving several Southeast Asian countries, as well as the United States, and contains layers of military, political and economic intrigue that have resulted in y
On Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission gave the go-ahead to several companies to begin activating a wireless technology called LTE-for-unlicensed devices—better known as LTE-U.
Brooks HaysFeb. 22 (UPI) -- As experiments showed, a computer's LED light could be used to smuggle out data from the hard drive to a remote receiver, like a drone.
Judging by the tone at recent town hall meetings, it might seem like voters were disapproving of the way Republican congressional leadership has handled its control of both the House and Senate. On T
(Reuters) - Square Inc , the mobile payments company co-founded and run by Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey, reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as it processed more payments.
(Reuters) - HP Inc , which houses the hardware business of former Hewlett-Packard Co, reported a 3.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, largely helped by a stabilizing PC market.
Compton Caesar powering across the line to win the boys 18 years and over 100m event at the recent Athletic Association of Guyana Age Group Trials at the Leonora Track and Field facili
(Reuters) – Australia beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in their final Twenty20 game yesterday, avoiding a whitewash in the three-match series and salvaging some pride.
PUNE, India,(Reuters) – Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has raised his game to the next level and India’s batsmen need to be wary of his ability to trouble them with reverse swing, home captai
(Reuters) – Trent Boult took the prized wicket of AB de Villiers then bowled Dwaine Pretorious in the penultimate over as New Zealand secured a series-levelling six-run victory in the second on
Following the first leg of the Burnham Memorial Three-Stage event on Sunday, the nation’s top riders will return to Berbice today to do battle in the ‘Courts Mashramani’ road race.
Colts clinched the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) ‘League of Champions’ Open title after defeating Ravens 60-50 to take an unbeatable two-game lead in their three-match series Tuesda
Dillon Brooks made a three-pointer with 0.2 seconds to play to cap a comeback from 16 points down and No. 6 Oregon beat California, 68-65, on Wednesday night to keep its hopes alive for a Pac-12 t
The State Bar of California is seeking to discipline former Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, claiming that as a county prosecutor he suppressed important evidence and allowed a witness to
GIRLS' BASKETBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Semifinals, Saturday at Roybal #4 Granada Hills at #1 Fairfax, 4 p.m. #3 El Camino Real at #2 Palisades, 2 p.m. Consolation quarterfinals, Friday, 7 p.m. #8
Concern was raised a notch for the Ducks before the puck was even dropped Wednesday. Goalie John Gibson was scratched because of a lower-body injury, and although his status is day-to-day, the Du
"Between 2000 and 2016, British FDI created 371,000 jobs 10 percent of all jobs created by FDI. The total number of people employed by British companies in India currently stands at 788,000 represen
In its annual country report on India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said growth is expected at 6.6 percent in this fiscal year and at 7.2 percent in the following year.
Administration removes protections for transgender students Feb. 22, 2017, 8:10 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump administration rescinds Obama-era
GIRLS' WATER POLO SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Semifinals, Wednesday Laguna Beach 14, Dos Pueblos 4 San Marcos 11, Mater Dei 9 DIVISION 2 Semifinals, Wednesday Schurr 7, Agoura 5 Riverside Poly 6
The Southern Section Division 1 boys' soccer playoffs saw the No. 1 and No. 3 seeds go down to defeat in the second round on Wednesday. Top-seeded Cathedral was beaten by El Toro on penalty kicks,