Research


Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels Rice Could Lose Its Nutritional Value Due to Rising CO2 Levels
- May 26, 2018

Scientists from China, Japan, the USA and Australia report in the journal Science Advances that they began their research, using what they call the technique of free air carbon dioxide enrichment, in 1998, to recreate what they expect to be the conditions under which farmers will grow crops a few decades from now. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; what does that mean? Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; what does that mean?
- May 26, 2018

An area of low pressure near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days. Last year, the forecast was for 11 to 17 named storms and five to nine hurricanes, of which two to four were expected to become major hurricanes. (more...)
Tropical storm 2018: Florida faces heavy rain from Alberto within days Tropical storm 2018: Florida faces heavy rain from Alberto within days
- May 26, 2018

But make no mistake, the risk of flash flooding will continue beyond Saturday morning as the tropical system begins to have more of an impact on our weather late in the weekend. It's not until mid-week that the rain chance dips to 40 percent, which is more typical for South Florida's rainy season. There's also a chance that the lopsided storm becomes a subtropical system. (more...)
Giant invasive worms have been living quietly in France for 20 years Giant invasive worms have been living quietly in France for 20 years
- May 26, 2018

Hammerhead flatworms that can grow up to 3 feet long have been spotted across the European nation, possibly posing a threat to the ecosystems they've taken over , a recent study suggests. Then he visited the naturalist, to check whether he is cheating on him, and to see the rare worms. Giant predatory worms with a head resembling that of a hammerhead shark are taking over the French territories. (more...)
Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal Notley to skip premiers conference so she can focus on pipeline deal
- May 26, 2018

NDP government for several months, allowing this to grow into the full-blown crisis we see today", the Alberta Opposition party stated. Enbridge Inc., North America's biggest crude pipelines operator, has denied it is negotiating to take over the Trans Mountain expansion project. (more...)
Latest Ontario Election Polls Show NDP Gaining Ground, Tories Stalling Latest Ontario Election Polls Show NDP Gaining Ground, Tories Stalling
- May 26, 2018

According to Poll Tracker estimates, PCs would win between 51 and 88 seats, the NDP would win between 30 and 59 seats, while the Ontario's Liberal Party (the Liberals) would win between zero and 26 seats. A promised income tax cut would result in a almost $2.3 billion drop in provincial revenue, but questions about funding that pledge and many others have been met with vague promises of finding "efficiencies". (more...)
NASA's Curiosity Rover: 1st Drilled Samples on Mars NASA's Curiosity Rover: 1st Drilled Samples on Mars
- May 25, 2018

This image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2057. However, the problem became worse when its drill broke down in December 2016 , which prevented the drill from moving up and down. Inside the rover are two laboratories that are able to conduct chemical and mineralogical analyses of rock and soil samples. "We're fortunately in a position to drive back a short way and still pick up a target on the top of this layer". (more...)
SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9 SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9
- May 25, 2018

SpaceX will launch two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites today (May 22) in a sort of carpool mission to space. The technique, for example, has shown reductions of mass in Greenland and Antarctica due to enormous losses of water into the oceans each year. GRACE stands for "Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment". (more...)
North Korea's explosive, North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site
- May 25, 2018

Sen. A former USA official familiar with the administration's planning expressed relief that the summit had been canceled, telling Politico that Trump had meant to "wing it" in Singapore. In fact, they weren't hearing anything. There were a series of "broken promises" from Pyongyang, the official told reporters, including when the White House sent the deputy chief of staff to Singapore to meet North Korean diplomats ahead of the summit. (more...)
OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T now support Face Unlock OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T now support Face Unlock
- May 25, 2018

In India, OnePlus 6 was made available via open sale from May 22 and the phone is priced starting at Rs 34,999 for 6GB RAM and 64GB storage model. At that time they have confirmed the rollout of this feature for the way old OnePlus 3 and 3T too. (more...)
Truck dumps 18 000kg of chicken feathers on highway Truck dumps 18 000kg of chicken feathers on highway
- May 25, 2018

Johnson said the driver would be cited for negligent driving. The semi dumped about 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers onto the road - causing delays for driver heading both directions. Johnson said he did not know where the feathers were headed, but confirmed that chicken feathers "definitely have an odor". At one point, backups from the cleanup efforts stretched as far as seven miles, reaching into Tacoma, but the incident has since been cleared and traffic flow is back to normal. (more...)
Opposition leaders come together on single platform for Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony Opposition leaders come together on single platform for Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony
- May 25, 2018

Kumaraswamy , RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav during the swearing-in ceremony . If you go public on strategic alliances, it helps Modi, as we realised in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Thackeray, who on a daily basis attacks Modi, is finally ready to break the 20-year-old alliance of the BJP and Sena. Soon after the swearing in, all the regional party leaders met at a private hotel and held elaborate discussions on the political situation of the country. (more...)
Avengers 4 Synopsis Leaks, Reveals Fragile Reality and Sacrifice Avengers 4 Synopsis Leaks, Reveals Fragile Reality and Sacrifice
- May 25, 2018

We still don't have a concrete answer to that question, but a recently released synopsis for Avengers 4 may shed light on some of the theories being dissected online. And Steve because, well, it's in his blood . But a "fragile reality" could point to the Reality Stone in Thanos' gauntlet, or that the lasting consequences of The Dusting don't last as long we would expect. (more...)
Yates keeps Giro lead as Dennis wins stage Yates keeps Giro lead as Dennis wins stage
- May 25, 2018

Domenico Pozzovivo remained over three minutes behind Yates and 39 seconds ahead of four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome as the races prepares to head into the Alps. "I wasn't good, I had no power". "It's pretty good to beat time-trialists like Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin ", Dennis said. "I hope there won't be any surprises in the future but for now I don't see any reason to doubt his..." I think that I'll be hurting a bit as well. (more...)
Six Flags to operate OKC's Frontier City, White Water Bay
- May 24, 2018

Ostrum Asset Management purchased a new position in shares of Six Flags during the first quarter valued at about $110,000. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Sell" rating in Tuesday, September 5 report. Roth Capital maintained it with "Buy" rating and $14.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. Shares of Six Flags opened at $64.11 on Wednesday, according to Marketbeat.com . (more...)
Cohen received $400,00 to arrange Trump meeting with Ukrainian president Cohen received $400,00 to arrange Trump meeting with Ukrainian president
- May 24, 2018

Cohen has not formally opposed Daniels' intervention, but has asked Wood to bar her attorney, Michael Avenatti, from representing her in the case, claiming he violated court rules by making false statements about Cohen in media appearances. (more...)
Venezuela Kicks Out Top US Diplomat Over Election Backlash Venezuela Kicks Out Top US Diplomat Over Election Backlash
- May 23, 2018

The Organization of American States and creditor nations have used negotiations of Venezuela's debt to insist that Mr. These elections could have been a crucial opportunity for all Venezuelan citizens to express , through a democratic, free and transparent process, their political will and thereby determine the future of the country. (more...)
Congo Ebola outbreak: Nurse becomes 27th victim to die from deadly virus Congo Ebola outbreak: Nurse becomes 27th victim to die from deadly virus
- May 23, 2018

Dr. Eric Ekutshu, a doctor in the Wangata health zone in Mbandaka, received the vaccine Monday at a ceremony presided over by officials. "Earlier this week the CDC issued a level 1 travel alert for the DRC, Skinner said, warning travelers that there is a disease outbreak and to take precautions", Reuters reported . (more...)
Train firm apologises for disruption after biggest timetable change for decades Train firm apologises for disruption after biggest timetable change for decades
- May 22, 2018

Arriva Rail North Ltd, which operates the Northern franchise, said 90 per cent of services were affected and there may be some disruption. The new timetable got off to a bumpy start, with passengers reporting delays and cancellations on May 20th, particularly on the key section between St. (more...)
Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to protect 'secular fabric' ahead of 2019 polls Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to protect 'secular fabric' ahead of 2019 polls
- May 22, 2018

The letter was sent with a prayer that he said must be read at masses on Sunday. "Moreover, I earnestly request that we organise an hour of Eucharistic adoration every Friday at a convenient time in all our parishes, religious houses and institution specifically praying for our nation". (more...)