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Perseid Meteor Shower To Dazzle Metro Vancouver With Astral Display


Weather permitting, an eye to the sky in the predawn hours will catch one of the brightest meteor showers that passes through the Earth's atmosphere. Even though pieces of the comet are actually that tiny, "they're moving so fast that they heat up and they illuminate the air around them, so that's what we see - a streak of light", Gallagher said. Read More »

'Patagotitan mayorum' the biggest dinosaur found in Argentina


But the finding turned out to be more than just a big bone. "Six fossils of this species were studied and dated some 100 million years ago, based on the ashes found around them", Pol said. It was more than 15% heavier than Dreadnoughtus, the largest titanosaur from which a femur (thigh bone) and humerus (forearm bone) have been preserved. Read More »

How to avoid buying bogus solar eclipse glasses

Satellites and ground telescopes will also aim at the sun and at the moon's shadow cutting a swath some 60 to 70 miles wide (97 to 113 kilometers) across the land. The next total solar eclipse will be in 2024, so most of us will have another chance to see one! This injury is commonly associated with sun-gazing or eclipse viewing, and often results in mild-to-moderate visual acuity deficit. Read More »

Hackers leak 'Game of Thrones' stars' phone numbers, demand ransom

The feverishly-anticipated new episode of the hit fantasy series includes a For Internal Viewing Only watermark, as well as the logo of HBO distribution partner, Star India. "Our demand is clear and Non-Negotiable: We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your Data", the letter reads. Variety was sent the latest threat from the group, in which they claim to have plans to "release the leak gradually every week". Read More »

Mattis warns North Korea to stand down or face 'end of regime'


His comments punctuate President Donald Trump's warning that North Korea will be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the US. On Tuesday, Trump warned North Korea not to make any more threats against the United States. Guam hosts strategic U.S. military installations - including both a naval and an air force base - and is more than 3,400km from North Korea. The U.N. Read More »

Trade Commission will Investigate Qualcomm's claims against Apple


By now those who have been following the tech news might have heard that Qualcomm and Apple are embroiled in a legal battle against each other , so much so that not too long ago, Qualcomm had actually filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to seek the ban of iPhone sales in the country . Read More »

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Announced for PS4, Switch


Furthermore, Square Enix has also dropped a hint about the young Malroth, who was first seen as an antagonist in " Dragon Quest II ". Like its predecessor, Dragon Quest Builders 2 will transport players to the fantastic world from the Dragon Quest JRPG series, where they can build their own towns and embark on quests to rid the world of fearsome-or at least slimy-monsters. Read More »

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review roundup


Regardless of your stance on permadeath, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is available now for PlayStation 4 and PC. After the first fight, players are told explicitly that frequent deaths will cause rot to climb up Senua's arm resulting in an erased save file if it reaches her head. Read More »

Samus Returns Amiibo Hard Mode Controversy Addressed By Nintendo — Metroid


And like the base model, it'll cost you $200. Unfortunately, there will not be a similar version of the New 2DS XL variety. With this gameplay, Metroidvania games allowed the inclusion of tighter integration of story and level design, better design of map stages and game controls to encourage players to explore and experiment, and a means for the player to invest in the development of the character they use. Read More »

Faster Intel Core X-series processors available from August 28


The 12-core/24-thread Core i9-7920X will be an impressive beast too. You'll have to pay to play, however, as the Core I9-7980XE carries a steep MSRP of $1,999. It comes with 13.75MB L3 cache, the same old 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, socket 2066 four channel DDR4 2666 and a $999 price tag. The L3 cache is limited to 19.25MB, while base clocks are set at 3.1 GHz and the boost ones top at 4.3 GHz. Read More »

Rumor: Xiaomi Mi Note 3 To Arrive In August Or September


As per the past rumors and leaks, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 3 smartphone would feature a 5.7 Inch QHD dual curved AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels of screen resolution. At front, the smartphone features a 5-megapixel camera with real-time beautification. In terms of the storage the Mi Note 3 will come with two variants, ie a 6GB RAM variant with a 128GB internal storage and the other with a 8GB RAM with 256GB internal storage . Read More »

Lunar Eclipse to be visible in Pakistan Today

People around the world will be waiting in anticipation to watch as the Earth moves between the sun and the moon , casting a shadow and sending part of the moon into darkness. On its orbit around Earth, the Moon passes directly between our planet and the Sun . Even a few clouds could put a damper on the event that lasts just a mere 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active finally debuts on AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active on AT&T Next can be purchased for a monthly fee of $28.34 for 30 months when you have eligible service. The S8 Active was announced just weeks before Samsung unveils the successor to last year's Galaxy Note 7, which was recalled due to faulty batteries . Read More »

Airtel ups ante against Jio, offering up to 1000 GB bonus data


Further, users will get unlimited local and STD calls and a WiFi router with the above-mentioned plans. Dubbed as Airtel broadband Big Byte offer, users will get the bonus data with a download speed up to 100Mbps. In March this year, Airtel and Jio clashed head-on in the battle for data speed supremacy with the newcomer objecting to Airtel's claim of being the fastest network, and the incumbent arguing back that the charges were a deliberate attempt to malign the brand and misguide ... Read More »

Partial lunar eclipse occurs Monday


Due to monsoon clouds, the lunar eclipse wasn't visible in North India, especially Delhi. "This will be the first properly visible lunar eclipse this year", Debiprosad Duari, Director Research and Academic, MP Birla Planetarium, told PTI . Read More »

Rains, overcast sky mar lunar eclipse viewing in capital

It can occur only on the night of a full moon. Raman Planetarium officials said that for Nagpur the penumbral part of the lunar eclipse , which is hard to discern, will start at 9:20.01pm on Monday night, while the partial phase will start at 10:52.56pm. Read More »

Tonight's Full Moon Starts the Countdown to the Total Solar Eclipse

The last total solar eclipse for the United States was almost 40 years ago. Here in the Ozarks, we will see a partial solar eclipse with about 96% of the sun eclipsed by the moon. SPACE has organised a telescopic observation for the general public at Marina Beach, Chennai. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon, but they are not precisely aligned. Read More »

The OnePlus 5 is now available in gold


The Soft Gold variant of the OnePlus 5 will come with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage instead of the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Prior to this, the higher-end model of the OnePlus 5 was only available in midnight black. Read More »

Here's what the new Xbox Dashboard brings to the table

This update is all about deeper control of the system - how it looks and what it does. This release is the next major update for gaming on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and is created to make the Xbox gaming experience more fun, personalized, and social than ever. Read More »

China, Vietnam meeting cancelled amid South China Sea tensions


It bans North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood and prohibits countries from hiring additional North Korean labourers. "North Korea's missile launches have escalated tensions both in terms of quality and quantity". Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Monday urged East Asian countries to uphold a free and fair economic order amid protectionism to continue outshining the rest of the world. Read More »

Lunar eclipse to be visible in India tonight


The partial lunar eclipse will be visible for those in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, or Antarctica. American Paper Optics is the largest of those companies, with sales reaching 500,000 pairs of glasses per day in the weeks leading up to the eclipse, according to USA Today. Read More »

Over the moon for safe viewing of the upcoming solar eclipse

The total eclipse will end near Charleston at 2:48 p.m. EDT. To date four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 global standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17. Read More »

For Honor is about to hold a free weekend


You can play Ubisoft's For Honor for free during a weekend trial starting on August 10. Coinciding with this, Ubisoft will offer a discount on the full game. The only catch on console is that you'll need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to take part. For Honor can be pre-loaded starting today, August 7, at 9 pm PT/12 am ET so you can boot up the game when the free weekend starts on the 10th and ends August 13. Read More »

Hezbollah chief says ready to battle IS on Lebanon-Syria border

His Shiite movement is a key ally of the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad and has been battling alongside regime forces since the onset of the conflict in 2011. The National News Agency said the army captured several hills between the frontier towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, and the Army said in a statement it destroyed ISIS fortifications and killed several militants. Read More »

Horizon Zero Dawn The Frozen Wilds Downloadable Content Releasing November 7


The DLC will be out on November 7th, 2017, and there will be more information regarding it as we close to the launch date. That's where the details stop from Guerrilla, but the PlayStation Store sheds a bit more light on the DLC. As such, new skills and additional gear will be unlockable as the story progresses. Earlier during E3 2017 , Sony took the stage during their press conference to announce The Frozen Wilds downloadable content for Guerrilla' games Horizon Zero Dawn . Read More »

Nine-year-old applies for Nasa's "alien-fighting" job, gets response


Jack says "one of the reasons is my sister thinks I'm an alien ". He then signs it "Jack Davis Guardian of the Galaxy". In return, he received a letter from NASA's Planetary Science Director, Jim Green, who encouraged him to continue with his interest in science and hopes to see him in the future. Read More »

SUVs, Luxury Cars Could be Costly as GST to Go Up


The report cited sources saying that Kerala, West Bengal and Bihar insisted in Saturday's meeting that the process must be laid down and companies should be pressurised to bring down the prices as several ministers argued that prices have not come down after GST. Read More »