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Earth faces sixth mass extinction of "biological annihilation", scientists warn

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The report says: "The resulting biological annihilation obviously will have serious ecological, economic and social consequences". According to the report, the scientists found "that the rate of population loss in terrestrial vertebrates is extremely high-even in 'species of low concern.' In our sample , comprising almost half of known vertebrate species, 32% (8,851/27,600) are decreasing; that is, they have decreased in population size and range". Read More »

Tour de France 2017: Marcel Kittel wins again on stage ten

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The Dordogne region is known as a holiday destination and for its wine―if the weather cooperates, the riders should be in for a more gentle day in one of France's finest provinces, ending in a bunch sprint. "It's true, it's incredible, I can't even tell you how proud I am", said Quick-Step's Kittel. Watch every minute live on Eurosport Player, plus minute-by-minute live blog and extensive video highlights - breakaways, sprints, stage finishes, interviews, incidents; you won't miss a thing. Read More »

MI sports doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to child porn charges

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Dr. Lawrence Gerard Nassar, 53, of Holt, Michigan pleaded guilty pursuant to a plea agreement to the three federal criminal charges pending against him, Acting U.S. He said he was aware that he was under investigation for criminal sexual behavior at that time. The U.S. Attorney's Office, county prosecutor's offices, the Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC), federal, state, and local law enforcement are working closely together to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals ... Read More »

Google Pixel XL 2017 reportedly shown off in render leak

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Typically, new hardware from Google - previously Nexus devices, now Pixel phones - has followed shortly after a major Android OS release. Android Police is "exceptionally confident" that the renders below reveal the overall design of the upcoming Pixel XL, although the final look might ultimately differ in some subtle ways. Read More »

Unusual Activity Spotted in iShares S&P/TSX Global Base Metals Index ETF

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The ADX was introduced by J. Welles Wilder in the late 1970's and it has stood the test of time. The general interpretation of the ATR is the higher the ATR value, the higher the volatility. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. Normal oscillations tend to stay in the range of -100 to +100. Read More »

Louis Vuitton introduces the pricey Tambour Horizon smart watch

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Oh, and it starts at $2450. It's modeled after the mechanical Tambour line and is the first Android Wear smartwatch that functions in China. However, it doesn't have an optical heart rate monitor, which makes sense given that people often don't work out while wearing $3000 watches. Read More »

Defending champion Andy Murray cruises into Wimbledon quarterfinals

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Of course I knew it was important but in truth I was not really aware of how big a deal Wimbledon was, and how much focus there was on this event. Asked to assess Andy Murray's chances going into Magic Monday and the second week of Wimbledon , he said simply: "He's in the second week so he's in with a chance". Read More »

Your Favorite 'Ship Is Officially Returning for Teen Wolf's Final Episodes

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If there is any indication in the trailer , one can feel the imminent end of the Jeff Davis-helmed series. But one shot in the new trailer shows him in Federal Bureau of Investigation gear and another one has him asking Scott, "You didn't think you were doing this without me, did you?" As what E! News puts it; the trailer is a "one giant homecoming". Read More »

Microsoft's Azure Stack brings the cloud to your data centre

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The company also unveiled several other new offerings during the first full day of Inspire, including the coming support for virtualization for some Windows 10 business subscribers, new Azure Stack capabilities for hybrid cloud deployments, and new services and support for Surface partners. Read More »

Audi A8 new generation

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India will get the vehicle in 2018. The automobile brand had other plans because Frankfurt is one of the busiest motor shows of the year and they didn't want the 2017 Audi A8 to get lost in the crowd. An "AI" button on the centre console starts the process. Also, the system will call on the driver to take back control if it gets confused and can not read the situation ahead. Read More »

Pearson to sell 22 per cent of Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann

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It plans to use the proceeds to bolster its balance sheet and invest in its business, as well as the GBP300 million share buyback. The deal, which was announced on Tuesday (11 July), will see Pearson pocket £776m, with £300m to be returned to shareholders via a share buy-back process, and will leave the company with a 25% stake in PRH. Read More »

Pushing Hubble beyond the limits to spot new stars in distant galaxy

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Hubble used a gravitational lense, or a much closer massive object like a cluster of galaxies, to magnifying an image that is warped into an arc shape around that cluster. The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed some interesting findings about how stars formed in the aftermath of the Big Bang. "There are star-forming knots as far down in size as we can see", said doctoral student Traci Johnson of the University of MI in the US. Read More »

Amazon Prime Day now underway

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Deep discounts are everywhere in celebration of the best 30 hours of online shopping this summer, also known as Amazon Prime Day . Amazon Prime Day deal is only available for Amazon Prime members for which Amazon charges an annual subscription fee of Rs. Read More »

LG Q6 brings bezel-less FullVision design to new mid-range

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Talking about the specifications, the Q6 is expected to feature a smaller 5.4-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) display . Powering the device is the Snapdragon 435 chipset, containing an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. Square Camera Mode makes it easy to "share your squares" or create photo collages using multiple square images. According to the listing, the LG Q6 sports the model number LG-M700 and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat mobile operating system . Read More »

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing

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Four volunteers from China's top aeronautics university have really put themselves forward to be locked up for 200 days in the name of science. "The Lunar Palace 365 experiment was launched by Beihang's Lunar Palace research team in Lunar Palace 1, a simulated space cabin for bio-regenerative life-support systems experiments, on May 10th, 2017", Beihang University said in a statement. Read More »

Airtel may launch VoLTE services in India today

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The first in the line of several game-changing moves, however, is that Airtel is finally making it possible for its post-paid subscribers to carry forward unfinished mobile data as a part of their " Data Roll Over Promise ". The company claims that this family promise program will enable over 20% cost savings to Airtel customers. "We look at the customer journey holistically and have identified 17 moments of truth". Read More »

Coffee drinkers live longer, study shows

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Drinking around three cups of coffee a day has been linked to a lower risk of death "from any cause" in two new large-scale studies . In a second study , researchers in Europe looked at more than 520,000 people across 10 countries over 16 years. Read More »

Juno spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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This will be Juno's sixth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops. Our very first close-up look at the storm came on February 25, 1979, when NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft swung by Jupiter for a gravity assist towards the outer solar system. Read More »

Amazon's Prime Day Will Have Better Deals Than Black Friday

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All Prime members who shop on Prime Day will get assured offers worth Rs 1,100 from MakeMyTrip , BookMyShow and Swiggy .com. The Amazon Prime Day Event will be held in 13 other countries along with India, China, and Mexico. Prime Video too will unveil the latest TV shows and films, premium content, on Prime Day. Amazon will go head-to-head with some of its most important global rivals, including Chinese e-commerce player Alibaba, as overseas sales have become an increasingly important ... Read More »

Shocking! TV Actress Alka Kaushal To Face 2 Years Of Imprisonment!

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The TV and Bollywood actress has been sentenced to two years in case of cheque bouncing. The report further suggested that in 2015, Alka was sentenced to two years imprisonment, but she filed a petition against it in Sangrur court. Alka Kaushal , who stars in the TV series Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Qubool Hai and was seen in a small but important role in Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been accused of not returning around Rs 50 lakh to an acquaintance. Read More »

White PS4 Pro Is Finally Coming - Along With Destiny 2

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The bundle will cost $449.99 (UK and AU pricing TBC) when it's released on September 6, and will include the game's Expansion Pass and "premium digital content". Apart from the colour, the unit is exactly the same as regular PS4 Pro consoles. As you may already know, PS4 owners will already enjoy exclusive Destiny 2 content in the form of a competitive multiplayer map, a three person co-op Strike, a new ship, specialized gear set, and an exclusive exotic weapon. Read More »

WWE 2K18 Will Be Released on the Nintendo Switch

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Are you optimistic about WWE 2K18 on Nintendo Switch? If you preorder the game you'll be able to play as Kurt Angle. WWE 2K18 is now confirmed as a Nintendo Switch launch , making it the first WWE video game on a Nintendo platform in six years, and the first of the WWE's flagship series on a Nintendo console in a decade. Read More »

Xiaomi X1 Images leak, reveals Specifications

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The smartphone may be powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. Now, we still do not know what spec sheet to expect here, considering no info has been shared by the source , but the device is expected to launch later this month, at least according to the provided info. Read More »

Summer Games Done Quick smashes last year's total

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This is the seventh year of the Summer Games Done Quick marathon, which initially started with quite a modest donation - $21,397. Held since 2010, Games Done Quick events have helped raise money for several charities, including Doctors Without Borders and the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Read More »

JK Police arrests LeT militant in Muzaffarnagar

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The IGP further added that the Lashkar terrorists took the help of Sandeep to loot ATMs in the state. The IGP said Sandeep was involved in criminal and militant activities and became a "hardcore terrorist in the sense that he accompanied LeT terrorists in three actions". Read More »

Eva Ekeblad, Who Made Alcohol With Potatoes, Honoured With Google Doodle

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Google said: "The Swedish scientist brought potatoes, then a greenhouse curiosity, to the people". Now that it was found potatoes could be used to make both flour and alcohol, the crisis eased off. The countess, who married her husband Claes Claesson Ekeblad at the age of 16 and became a mother of seven children, is considered a pioneer of her time. Read More »

USA bombers carry out live fire exercises near Korea DMZ

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The United States might seek to take unilateral action and sanction more Chinese companies that do business with North Korea , especially banks, US officials have said . He was joined by military officials who contributed to the success of the ICBM test, the news agency said. Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis noted a successful test last month in which a US -based missile interceptor knocked down a simulated incoming North Korean ICBM. Read More »

Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian GP; Sebastian Vettel second

Hamilton said a "road rage" furore that flared up after the race in Azerbaijan two weeks ago, with Vettel having steered at him and banged wheels after driving into the Mercedes behind the safety vehicle, had not affected his concentration or calm. Read More »