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Mysterious purple blob found at the bottom of the ocean baffles scientists

Odd but nonetheless pretty, the sea slug measuring only 2 inches across lives among clams and crabs some 5,300 feet below the surface. Some of the species are very colorful, appearing in bright nuances of blue, pink and orange. Alternatively, the ent...

Author-activist Mahasweta Devi dies in Kolkata at 90

Mahasweta Devi died of multiple organ failure at the age of 90 at a south Kolkata nursing home on July 28 after a prolonged illness for over two months. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has sent her condolence message from New Delhi. ...

Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big

The smartphone game, developed by San Francisco-based Niantic based on Nintendo's video game characters, was first launched on July 6 in the U.S., New Zealand, and Australia. Markets had cheered the app's global success as a great sign for Nintendo...

Canadian athletes critical of decision not to suspend Russian athletes from Rio

The committee says it is leaving it up to each global sports federation to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports. The IOC said Russian athletes will have to satisfy the 28 federations who run the summer Olympic sports that they ar...

Watch it, cowboy: Japan's 9 safety tips for "Pokemon Go"

Chances are very real that it ends up being the most successful mobile game of all time in the country. The augmented reality game uses smartphone cameras to superimpose the cute, digital creatures on real-world settings. Japan was made to wait u...

Developer of Nintendo's Pokemon GO aiming for rollout to 200 markets soon

In order to start this process, you will first need to check on the status of your current permissions setting. Pokemon GO is insanely popular in the regions it has been released so far. Play these games and get healthy. Yesterday, the game was...

Nintendo shares surge on Pokemon mobile game hopes

Despite being shaken by the ordeal, Wiggins plans to continue playing the game. The video game, named Pokemon Go , turns real streets and sidewalks into a virtual arena, WCBS 880's Mike Smeltz reported. " Pokemon GO will allow players to capture ...

Chicago again calls Dwyane Wade, and this time he listens

Miami's final offer of $41.5 million was the rest of Miami's remaining cap space but Wade reportedly either wanted a third year on the deal or the more money over those two years, which wasn't possible without breaking up part of the team.

David Cameron to Jeremy Corbyn: For heaven's sake, go

Both factions in the party have been active on social media trying to recruit members to vote in a contest to either support or oppose Mr Corbyn. "Nothing can be ruled out at this stage", one Labour peer said . Rather than rebuilding trust among th...

GTX 1060 Details Leaked Ahead of Impending Announcement

Nvidia quickly scored big victories in the top and mid-range of the market with its new GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 models. Based on the report by VideoCardz , the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will likely use a 192-bit memory interface and come in 3GB a...

Google's VR Expeditions Now Open To Everyone

The new system for getting Expeditions up and running has reportedly been streamlined considerably. It's called Google Cast for Education , and it's a Chrome web app that lets students and teachers beam content to a central display to share th...

Brexit vote sparks surge in online interest in Irish passports

Being an European Union citizen carries with it certain benefits which with our exit we look like losing over the next few years. While the exit process of Britain from the European Union will take some time, the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs...

US Rep. and Penn alum Chaka Fattah resigns effective immediately

Fattah, who served on the powerful Appropriations Committee during 11 terms in office, said he hastened his exit out of respect for House leadership and to avoid being a distraction. He also said Fattah had betrayed the trust of his constituents an...

Tumblr Live-Streaming Feature

Right up there is the New York Times , which is slated to receive $3.03 million for its live video efforts. Buzzfeed , which saw early success with its watermelon-exploding video, landed the biggest contract among its publishing competitors with a ...

Infant exoplanet K2-33b discovered by NASA Kepler probe

Approximately 5 times the size of the Earth, the new planet is a "super-Neptune" and the youngest such planet known. Trevor David from the California Institute of Technology, co-author of the two studies , said that the research papers act a...

Russians May Compete At Rio Under Their Own Flag

Amid continued re-testing of samples from both the 2008 and 2012 Games, IOC president Thomas Bach went further on Tuesday, saying athletes from Russian Federation and Kenya can no longer be "presumed innocent" due to evidence of testing irregularitie...

Twitter expands video tweets to 140 seconds

Vine - which is distinguished by its uber-brief six-second time limit - will now allow "a small group" of creators to "add a video to their Vine , turning the six second Vine into a trailer for a bigger story", Twitter said. This standalone app...

Activists say 8 Syrians killed trying to cross into Turkey

Syrian government and Russian jets have stepped up the bombardment of a town in northern Syria held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, increasing pressure on the fighters, a monitoring group reported.

NASA Testing Hybrid Plane With 14 Electric Motors

It will take 800 pounds of batteries - which will replace the two back passenger seats - to fly and the seat next to the pilot will be taken up with instrumentation. NASA has a four year timeline for the X-57, which could be followed by a series of ...

Monday is the first day of summer

At the summer solstice, we see the most sunlight in any day during the year. At the moment, the clouds now covering much of southern Britain will prevent many of us from fully appreciating this special moon but we should celebrate as best we can: ...

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Dark web marketplaces fueling illegal U.S. gun exports

According to Europol , AlphaBay was the largest criminal marketplace on the darknet, with more than 200,000 users and 40,000 vendors. The FBI, DEA and Dutch National Polic...

Mattis Tried To Kill Plan To Bar Transgender Surgery For Troops

Just two weeks ago, Hartzler failed in an attempt to ban transgender service members from the military during the NDAA markup before the House Armed Services Committee. Nancy Pel...

Uber and Yandex agree merger in Russian Federation and central Asia

Employees will own the rest. Still, while the deal eases competition for both Uber and Yandex short-term, the joint venture could eventually expand to new markets, Khudaverdy...

Uh-Oh. Adverts Are Coming To Facebook Messenger

Tapping on said ad will either send the user to the advertiser's website, or simply open up a chat window so they can interact with the brand. Facebook will offer ad campaign...

India slams Pak for 'glorifying' Burhan

Internet services on both mobile phones and fixed landline broadband connection also remain suspended for the second day on Saturday. One of the 12 dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen terr...

Egypt army kills 40 militants after check point attack

The troop presence at the compound is estimated to have numbered about 60 soldiers. This as the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has been suffering major setbacks inflicted by gover...

Indian woman attacked with acid 5th time

The victim is in serious condition and is undergoing treatment in trauma centre. Yesterday between 8-9pm acid was thrown at her while she stepped out of her hostel to fill water ...

Mass Effect Andromeda DLC Cancellation Denied by Bioware

While this isn't official confirmation of the DLC's nature, it certainly means that Bioware isn't done with Mass Effect: Andromeda . Alarm bells would have certainly started goi...

Andy Murray Has A Hip Issue Ahead Of His Wimbledon Title Defense

The Briton is still expected to begin the defence of his Wimbledon title on Monday, but will be short of practice heading into the Championships. Practice has gone well , " wa...

IOS 11 can automatically delete apps to save space

Apple SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the features of Apple's latest iOS 11 at the WWDC 2017 event. With iOS 11 , users can take screenshots of Snapch...

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Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

Apple won't let apps annoy you with their own review prompts anymore

Now the entire control of app review prompts is in the user's hand. With the revamped App Store , users are now notified whenever developers launch new features for their favori...

PlayStation not on board with cross-play Minecraft

There's even more coming to the update , thanks to the unification of editions. As with Microsoft's addition recently of Microsoft's marketplace to buy assets like character s...

Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

Soon, iPhones will block texts while driving

If you want to allow access to your W-Fi network, all you have to do is approve them by tapping the Send Password button. Will it stop drivers from being tempted to check their p...

SpaceX Dragon set for next resupply mission to ISS

SpaceX Dragon set for next resupply mission to ISS

The cargo ship will carry 6,000 pounds worth of supplies and experiments, including an experimental navigation system, live mice and fruit flies, to support over 250 science and re...

Apple watchOS 4 revealed: So what's new?

Apple watchOS 4 with Siri watch faceSiri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face . We hope Apple plans to bring the software to all exi...