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American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman A statement from the association released Wednesday said the waters have been fished by both US and Canadian crews for years. The question of jurisdiction flared up recently after the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said a Canadian vessel had been stopped by U.S. [Full Article...]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Despite Pruitt's blowing public money on everything from over-the-top security details to luxury fountain pens, it took till today for president Trump to announce Pruitt's resignation on Twitter. His replacement, a former coal lobbyist who is likely to pursue the same regulatory rollback agenda as Pruitt, may not clean up the EPA's act and instead might find himself involved with "corporat... [Full Article...]

A plant that burns

A plant that burns Its sap contains toxic chemicals known as photosensitizing furanocoumarins . "And, if the sap gets in your eyes, there is the potential for blindness". You could also soak a compress in a mixture of aluminum acetate, which is available at most pharmacies, if you think you've come into contact with the hogweed. [Full Article...]

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022 The green endeavour is aimed to create awareness on the importance of reducing plastic waste in the country, in line with the United Nations' (UN) efforts to combat pollution from plastic materials. He said that Policy would be holistic in defining critical measures as to how the State could collaborate with stakeholders to handle plastics waste. [Full Article...]

'Building blocks of life' found on Mars

'Building blocks of life' found on Mars The methane could simply be the product of basic geological processes, but it's possible the gas has origins in biological sources. The other set of results announced today deals with the mysterious case of Mars's methane. "Once it's on the surface, the temperature on the surface regulates the way in which it holds on to the methane through 'stickiness, ' or surface adsorption as we call i... [Full Article...]

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day

Activists, students and volunteers mark World Environment Day India is playing the global host for the official celebration of the World Environment Day. " Raise awareness and enlighten the public about the effect of plastics, especially the single use/disposable ones on the environment and human health". [Full Article...]

Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo

Big cats swim out of pens at German zoo It is believed the animals escaped for their cages after flooding from a storm overnight. Zookeepers said the five big cats had all been fed the day before their escape. In an earlier zoo incident two year ago, two lions broke out of their cages at the Leipzig zoo. The 74-acre zoo offers many attractions including a cable vehicle and a miniature village. [Full Article...]

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy

New Zealand Plans To Kill 150,000 Cows To Protect Economy The initial outbreak led to concerns that the disease could affect market access for New Zealand's dairy products, and caused a brief dip in the New Zealand dollar. The decision was taken to "protect the base of our economy - the farming sector", Ardern said . Authorities are investigating how the bacteria arrived in New Zealand despite its strict biosecurity controls. [Full Article...]

Tropical storm closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi

Tropical storm closes in on Florida, Alabama and Mississippi Intense rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour may occur during stronger thunderstorms, and this could cause a rapid water rise in low-lying areas, nearby ditches and retention ponds that are already filled to their banks. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area stretching from MS to North Carolina that is home to millions of people. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display launching in India on May 21 Moreover, at least one of the phones, the Galaxy J6 , will start selling in India from May 22 although it isn't clear if Samsung will be selling it from both online and offline channels or via one of the two. Based on the photo shared , the Galaxy J6 will not have any side bezels, though it will continue to have the top and bottom bezel. The smartphone will Infinity Display with minimal bezels ... [Full Article...]

Giant 'lost' asteroid poised for one of closest-ever approaches to Earth

Giant 'lost' asteroid poised for one of closest-ever approaches to Earth According to calculations at NASA , this will be the asteroid's closest Earth flyby in almost 300 years. There have been several instances where an asteroid has skimmed past Earth . Missing from the "radar" soon after its discovery in 2010, it was found by chance again on May 8th, while on its way for one of the closest flybys of the Earth for an object of this size. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite 1 on Its Powerful Rocket Falcon 9

This is the 25th successful Falcon 9 powered touchdown. But the countdown came to an abrupt halt with less than a minute remaining. SpaceX has return-landed 2 4 of its own boosters and reflown 11 of them. In addition, the new booster features a suite of reliability upgrades created to satisfy NASA's stringent crew-carrying standards, because SpaceX will use the Block 5 - as well as the com... [Full Article...]

Facebook is building a new team that will focus on blockchain

Facebook is building a new team that will focus on blockchain The reshuffle has not seen a dramatic increase in diversity either, with white men still dominating Facebook's leadership team, and only one woman heading up one of the new subdivisions (Naomi Gleit, who will lead integrity, growth and product management as part of Javier Olivan's group). [Full Article...]

Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results

Google Maps and Google Lens giving more personal results There's also a new For You tab in the app that Google describes in further detail below. We use machine learning to generate this number, based on a few factors: what we know about a business, the food and drink preferences you've selected in Google Maps , places you've been to, and whether you've rated a restaurant or added it to a list. [Full Article...]

Smart Compose: Google AI Can Write Your Emails Quickly

Smart Compose: Google AI Can Write Your Emails Quickly Google Pay lets you quickly and easily request and send money through Gmail . The Smart Compose feature operates in the background and users can write an email normally while the AI-integration will offer suggestions as they type. It should minimize the possibility of grammatical or spelling mistakes. "To get started, make sure you've enabled the new Gmail by going to Settings Try the new Gm... [Full Article...]

Apple replacing iPhone X with Face ID issues

Apple replacing iPhone X with Face ID issues This new service document from Apple into the service centers has been obtained from the people at 9to5mac, which clarifies that the workers should run a identification to assess whether the client's Face ID issues may be solved with a back camera restoration. [Full Article...]

Cinco de Mayo Fast Facts

Cinco de Mayo Fast Facts While Buffalo Wild Wings is celebrating both " Cinco de Mayo " and the Kentucky Derby with $3 domestics and $4 shareables, mint juleps will also be available. For those planning on having a margarita (or a couple) this weekend for Cinco de Mayo , Lyft is offering a free sober ride home. Colbert speculated that Mueller is to blame for the president's change - specifically, because someone Tr... [Full Article...]

Vehicle collides with self-driving Waymo minivan in autonomous mode

Vehicle collides with self-driving Waymo minivan in autonomous mode A self-driving van operated by Waymo - a cousin company to Google under the corporate umbrella of Alphabet - was involved in a crash on Friday in Chandler, Arizona. As the Honda swerved, the vehicle continued eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Blvd. Experts noted that the company will have more answers after its technicians analyze the video and the data taken from vehicle's array of... [Full Article...]

Tesla shareholder urges to boot Elon Musk as board chairman

Tesla shareholder urges to boot Elon Musk as board chairman An analyst from RBC Capital Markets posed a question about reservations for the Model 3 , Tesla's first mass-market vehicle that's proven wildly popular but has been plagued by production issues. "We're gonna go to YouTube". Tesla had also initiated a temporary shutdown of the Model 3 line back in February . He claimed that "people might actually turn it off and then die" because of the ... [Full Article...]

Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199

Oculus Go now available for purchase, starts at $199 It comes in two configurations, one with 32GB of storage space, and one with 64GB of storage space. The Oculus Go is the company's first stab at a standalone virtual reality headset, with all of the necessary hardware built in. Best Buy stores have the Oculus Go already on the store shelves ready to be sold today, May 1. Nor does it require a separate smartphone to provide the screen and ... [Full Article...]


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