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Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

Samsung Announces Bixby Before Galaxy S8 Launch, Report

We have been hearing rumors that Samsung would introduce a new voice activated assistant with its Galaxy S8 smartphone called Bixby and now Samsung has made it official. According to InJong Rhee, executive vice president and Head of R&D Software and Services at Samsung, Bixby offers a “deeper experience” than rival services, thanks to its proficiency in the areas of ... Read More »

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

Climate change: Global temperatures hit record high in 2016

History was made on the weather front in 2016 when it became the warmest year on record. Multiple climate-related records were broken last year, according to the annual climate statement of the UN’s weather agency, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the WMO’s new report, 2016 – the same year world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate ... Read More »

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

Julia Busato, naked mannequin photographer banned from Facebook

A photographer whose work portrays the bodies of women “who don’t want to fit the mold” says she is “floored” after being temporarily banned by Facebook — again. Julia Busato started the “Mannequin Series” a year ago after she was gifted a mannequin from a friend. Busato told the BBC she took the photos to “remind the world that beauty ... Read More »

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

Mars colonisation: SpaceX thinks Arcadia could be heavenly for a Mars landing

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. Paul Wooster, from SpaceX, revealed one area on Mars with a flat surface and close proximity to ice that looks particularly promising to support human life. Experts are also looking for ... Read More »

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 or 34 charges, faces life in prison

Ex-MMA fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 or 34 charges, faces life in prison

Former UFC fighter War Machine, born as Jon Koppenhaver, was found guilty of 29 different charges for his violent assault on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack. Following eight hours of deliberation on Friday, the 12-person jury was unable to reach a verdict on the 34 felony charges War Machine was facing. They continued deliberating until Monday afternoon where they reached an agreement ... Read More »

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

NewsAlert: Ontario man wanted for murdering stepchild

Niagara Regional Police are seeking Canada-wide arrest warrants for Justin Kuijer for first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection to the death of a seven-year-old St. Catharines boy and a Friday stabbing at a local bank. Const. Phil Gavin says the suspect entered the bank on Martindale Road just before 10:30 a.m. this morning and assaulted a female employee with ... Read More »

NASA Selects New Research Teams To Study The Solar System

NASA Selects New Research Teams To Study The Solar System

In an effort to advance basic and applied research for lunar and planetary science, and advance human exploration of the solar system through scientific discovery, NASA created the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute or SSERVI. The institute fosters collaborations with science and exploration communities, which enables cross-disciplinary partnerships with research institutions, both domestic and abroad. NASA has selected four ... Read More »

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

Honey Nut Cheerios’ BuzzBee missing from iconic cereal box for important cause

Shoppers might notice something unusual about the boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios on grocery store shelves this spring. BuzzBee, the brand’s iconic spokesbee, is missing, and there’s a very important reason why. Buzz disappeared from boxes because there’s something serious going on with the world’s pollinators. Pollinators are critical to our environment. More than two thirds of the crops used ... Read More »

Australian teen in hospital after fighting off croc

Australian teen in hospital after fighting off croc

An Australian teenager who was attacked by a crocodile after jumping into a crocodile-infested river on a dare is recovering from serious arm wounds. The 18-year-old was at a hostel in northern Queensland early Sunday when he bragged that he could swim in the river, a known habitat for aggressive saltwater crocodiles. After a few drinks on the town, Lee ... Read More »

Earth’s Original Crust Found in Canadian Shield

Earth's Original Crust Found in Canadian Shield

Analysis of rock samples harvested from the Canadian Shield suggests the samples contain components of Earth’s crust that existed more than 4.2 billion year ago. The chunks of ancient crust were found embedded in granite that dates back 2.7 billion years near Hudson Bay. Per Live Science, the researchers analyzed the granite for chemical signals of a “parent rock,” precursor ... Read More »

Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell, Teacher wins $1m best-teacher prize in Dubai

Maggie MacDonnell was awarded the third annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Her victory – which brings with it a prize of $1 million – was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai by an astronaut in the International Space Station, and Ms MacDonnell was congratulated via video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Ms MacDonnell ... Read More »