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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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Google Home Mini Walmart Listing Goes Up Prematurely

Overall, the design isn't a dramatic departure from the Pixels of previous year , but the Pixel 2 XL deserves more points here because its display looks a little more polished and ...

At least 200 dead in Mexico quake

He emphasised that many people will need help, but that the priority has to be finding people who are trapped in the collapsed buildings. The epicentre of the latest quake wa...

Should India allow Rohingyas to settle in the country?

It also said the government had intelligence indicating links between Rohingya refugees and Islamic State and other extremist groups. In a written submission to the country's Su...

NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

Cassini arrived at Saturn on July 1, 2004, burning its main engine to slow down and be captured by Saturn's gravity. The Cassini spacecraft has snapped its penultimate pics of...

ITunes drops apps, books and ringtones in latest update

However, Apple hasn't taken away any movies, TV shows, audiobooks, or podcasts from the music app . You can still find iOS apps , ringtones , and books (PC only) that you'...

Most powerful solar flare in over a decade causes widespread radio blackouts

It's pretty notable that such a large flare came out of such a calm period. The X-class is the most intense category of solar flares. Solar astronomers classify flares accord...

North Korea nuclear test provocative - Putin

Trump's statement came after North Korea on Sunday detonated what it described as a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile, sparking global alarm with what was by far it...

LG V30 is now official, but it has one puzzling feature

The LG V30 comes out into the markets with a 6 inch, FullVision display . LG has done away with the secondary display feature this time, "replacing" it with a floating bar . ...

September 12, Mark The Date For Launch Event Of iPhone 8

Apple has never differentiated iPhone models within a family on cellular capabilities ( Broadcom provides RF chips in support of the iPhone's cellular subsystem) or connectivit...

Aaron Greenberg: Xbox One fans can expect more Japanese Games

The British store lists is as out of stock , whereas the USA page has simply ceased to exist. Although the current pre-order offering of the Scorpio Edition of the Xbox One...

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Of Course Trump Looked Directly At The Eclipse

Of Course Trump Looked Directly At The Eclipse

Barron, in a white polo, wore his protective sunglasses too. President Trump looks at the sun without protective gear during the solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. The White ...

Xbox One X Pre-order Details Arrive This Sunday

Xbox One X Pre-order Details Arrive This Sunday

The Xbox One X was originally unveiled at this year's E3 after over a year of speculation , not to mention being almost a year behind the Playstation 4 Pro, which came out last...

Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower Will Fill The Skies This Weekend

Look Up! Perseid Meteor Shower Will Fill The Skies This Weekend

The Perseid meteor shower originates from the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. "This year, however, there is a bright waning gibbous moon in the sky all three mornings", said Earthsky.o...

Look Up, Sky Watchers: The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Coming

Look Up, Sky Watchers: The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Coming

A Perseid meteor crosses the sky over the medieval Saint Kazimir Catholic church at night in the village of Vselyub, Belarus, Aug. 13, 2016. These meteors are actually specks of ro...

Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS

Google Releases 'Trusted Contacts' App for iOS

The company launched this unbelievable app a year ago for Android users. If everything's fine, you can deny the request. The company has also embedded an automatic response s...