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NASA Planetary Protection Officer Position Excites Space Fans of All Ages

NASA Planetary Protection Officer Position Excites Space Fans of All Ages Nasa recently announced that it was looking for a new planetary protection officer to promote "responsible exploration of our solar system by preventing microbial contamination of other planets and our own". NASA was so impressed by Davis, NASA's planetary science director Jim Green wrote Davis a reply which read: "I hear you are a "Guardian of the Galaxy" and that you're interested in being... [Full Article...]

Britain to beef up data protection with updated law

Britain to beef up data protection with updated law The fines are part of the Data Protection Bill which the Government is introducing to give citizens more control over their data. The Digital Minister, Matt Hancock , is behind the newly proposed bill that is also set to bring the General Data Protection Regulation into United Kingdom law, regulation set to go live in less than a year. [Full Article...]

GST Council recommends increase in cess for luxury cars

GST Council recommends increase in cess for luxury cars According to a news report on Monday, states and the Centre are mulling to increase this cess to 25 per cent. Toyota Kirloskar Motor , Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW were unanimous that increase in cess on large, luxury cars and SUVs that had become cheaper after GST rollout would dampen the spirits of the industry across the entire value chain. [Full Article...]

Google Pixel price cut prepares you to go back to school

Google Pixel price cut prepares you to go back to school I'd usually tell you to refrain from getting a device that's almost one-year old because its successor is round around the corner. Google is gearing up for the launch of its upcoming next generation Pixel smartphone, Google Pixel 2. It is uncertain at this point whether both prices will be permanently reduced or if this is something temporary, but if located in the United States, you can now h... [Full Article...]

Toyota and Mazda have signed an important agreement

Toyota and Mazda have signed an important agreement Early in his presidency, President Trump threatened to tax auto imports and specifically attacked Toyota's plan to open a new plant to make Corollas in Mexico. The deal, worth US$1.6 billion dollars, will see the two companies establish a joint production facility in the United States where Mazda now lacks a manufacturing presence. [Full Article...]

How Anthony Joshua made two Nigerian celebs 'fight' for his attention

How Anthony Joshua made two Nigerian celebs 'fight' for his attention The couple had been embroiled in a bitter online spat over their impending divorce and, in a fit of anger and jealousy, Khan had dragged Joshua into the matter and tweeted that the Nigerian-born boxer could have his "leftovers". But since I loved you at one point in my life. British boxer Amir Khan seems to have taken the idiom "washing dirty laundry in public" to new heights. [Full Article...]

Almost 700k Chevrolet Silverado 1500s and GMC Sierra 1500s recalled

Almost 700k Chevrolet Silverado 1500s and GMC Sierra 1500s recalled General Motors is recalling 2014 Chevrolet Silverado (above) and GMC Sierra trucks because of potential power steering issues. The vehicles may have a software problem that can cause them to spontaneously lose their electric power steering assistance for about one second, according to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . [Full Article...]

Panic buying grips Kenya as fears grow of election violence

Panic buying grips Kenya as fears grow of election violence On Friday, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, Mr William Ruto, conducted marathon campaigns in Kiambu, Narok and Nairobi counties in a last minute call for votes during Tuesday's General Election. The torture and killing in recent days of a key election official, Christopher Msando, in charge of the electronic voting system has some concerned about the possibility of vote tampering. [Full Article...]

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Has Loot Boxes, Premium Currency

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Has Loot Boxes, Premium Currency The chests will allow players to acquire anything from weapons and armor to XP Boosts as well as gear for Talion and orcs for player's armies. "Along with Mirian, Gold can be used to purchase Loot Chests , War Chests and Boosts from the Market". [Full Article...]

Final Fantasy XV Getting Another Multiplayer Beta Soon

Final Fantasy XV Getting Another Multiplayer Beta Soon The full version of Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades will be available later in 2016, and will require a standalone DLC purchase of season pass to access. Here's what you can do or, more precisely, what you cannot do. There's no release date for Comrades but you can partake of the closed beta if you have the $25 Season Pass or PlayStation Plus/Xbox Live Gold for your re... [Full Article...]

'Giant hot exoplanet' discovered with glowing water atmosphere

'Giant hot exoplanet' discovered with glowing water atmosphere This time, it appears to have found a surprising new example of a Hot Jupiter exoplanet , complete with a stratosphere. "We can now compare processes in exoplanet atmospheres with the same processes that happen under different sets of conditions in our own solar system", Marley added. [Full Article...]

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse 2017 According to the ministry of earth sciences, the eclipse will begin from 10:52 pm on Monday night and will end at 12:48 am on the following morning. The next lunar eclipse will be on January 31, 2018, and it will be total. Given all that, Monday night's partial lunar eclipse might not be a grand treat for skygazers on the same level as the Great American Eclipse two weeks from now. [Full Article...]

9-year-old applies for job at NASA, receives heartfelt response

9-year-old applies for job at NASA, receives heartfelt response She's glad to see people talking about NASA's work, but wants to set the record straight: Her job is to protect both Earth and other planets from disease-causing microbes, not sentient beings. The tasks of the planetary protection officer, or PPO, involve ensuring that the humans who go to space do not contaminate other planets and moons . [Full Article...]

Ian McShane joins cast of upcoming 'Hellboy' movie reboot

Ian McShane joins cast of upcoming 'Hellboy' movie reboot The project is aiming to start shooting in September, with Neil Marshall set to direct. Hellboy was created by writer-artist Mike Mignola and first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 . McShane is a veteran Hollywood actor who has been in HBO's Deadwood , American Gods , Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides , and John Wick to name a few. [Full Article...]

Apple may launch the expected iPhone 8 in two different sizes

Apple may launch the expected iPhone 8 in two different sizes Assumptions are that the iPhone 8/X is a special edition model that will mark the 10th anniversary of iPhones. As per several reports, South Korean electronics company LG will be supplying 45,000 OLED panels per month to Apple for its iPhones in 2019. [Full Article...]

This newly discovered armoured dinosaur had to hide from bigger, meaner dinos

This newly discovered armoured dinosaur had to hide from bigger, meaner dinos The fossil is believed to be 110 million years old and was remarkably well preserved because the dinosaur died in a river and was preserved in the muddy riverbed. "The result is that the animal looks nearly the same today as it did back in the Early Cretaceous", the scientists said. The fossil was analyzed by a team of experts from MIT, Newcastle University, the University of Bristol, and the R... [Full Article...]

Doklam: War Of Words Intensifies Between India And China

Doklam: War Of Words Intensifies Between India And China The last round took place in 2016; since then India-China ties have plummeted rapidly. As a generic rule, military conflict is nearly impossible between two countries with large stockpiles of nuclear weapons. In the current dispute with India, Beijing has adopted a hardline and bellicose stance that contrasts markedly with the manner it dealt with previous disputes with New Delhi . [Full Article...]

For Honor's third season brings new heroes and maps

For Honor's third season brings new heroes and maps Players can expect two new heroes and maps, as well as new gear. Highlanders are patient heroes capable of switching between two different fighting forms. Competing in tournaments will allow players to vie for higher rankings, which will reset each season, and win exclusive tournament rewards. In addition, For Honor's Season 3 will introduce new rare legendary equipment and will bring the ma... [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer's nightmare

Destiny 2 cheat clamp-down will be a streamer's nightmare Many players will be experiencing they yet unannounced premium DLC. In an effort to curb cheating, Bungie explains on their Destiny 2 Help Page that apps using common injection methods will be restricted from use by the game. Bungie provided access to the Farm to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players during the beta, but it was made available for a very short time. The publisher has also loca... [Full Article...]

Three shot at San Francisco park crowded with families

Three shot at San Francisco park crowded with families The shooting happened at a bridge connecting the park to the street, prompting police to advise people to stay away from the area but lifted that advisory two hours later. No other information has been made available by police. Juhasz said the police responded quickly to the incident. " I've lived here for years, and this doesn't happen ", Juhasz told the Chronicle. [Full Article...]


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