Google Street View Blurs Cow’s Face In UK, Admits To Being ‘Overzealous’
The California-based tech giant took privacy to a new level when it obscured the face of a cow in Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
Dinosaur’s Camouflage Protected It From Predators, Helped Scientists Determine Its Habitat
Researchers believe a dinosaur from the genus Psittacosaurus used countershading, a camouflage method used by some present-day animals.
Arctic Ice Cover Hits Second-Lowest Minimum In Recorded History
Scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, using satellite data from NASA, said the ice cover reached its minimum extent on Sept. 10, standing at 1.60 million square miles.
Deutsche Bank Won’t Settle US Mortgage Investigation With $14 Billion Fine, It Says
It is one of the several banks under investigation over allegations of giving unsecured mortgages to unqualified borrowers that triggered the 2008 financial crisis.
Obama To Establish First US Atlantic Marine National Monument In New England
The new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which begins about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod, will protect 4,913 square miles of ocean area.
Mammoth Skull Found Intact On California Island Intrigues Researchers
The U.S. Geological Survey dated charcoal samples adjacent to the skull to approximately 13,000 years, coinciding with the time of the Arlington Man, the oldest human skeletal remains found in North America.
In Sixth Mass Extinction, Bigger Sea Creatures Likely To Die Out First
Scientists believe that we are now entering the sixth mass extinction largely due to “human-induced species losses.”
Hillary Clinton Health Update: Doctor Says Democratic Nominee ‘Fit To Serve As President’
In a letter, the Democratic nominee’s doctor wrote that Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with mild, non-contagious pneumonia and that she was in “excellent mental condition.”
California Becomes First State To Ban Killer Whale Breeding And Orca Shows
The law allows the rescue of killer whales for rehabilitation, their use for research, and encourages the release of the whales back to the wild.
Colin Powell Called Donald Trump ‘National Disgrace,’ Former Secretary Of State’s Leaked Emails Show
Emails leaked from his private account show the former secretary of state called the Republican presidential nominee “a national disgrace and an international pariah.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 New Software Update Limits Battery Life To Prevent Overheating
The tech giant reportedly plans to launch a software update that it hopes will prevent its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from catching fire.
Russian Hackers Release Data On Top US Athletes Simone Biles, Williams Sisters, WADA Says
Hackers compromised the World Anti-Doping Agency’s database to release sensitive information on Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams and others.
9/11 15th Anniversary: Americans Mark September 2001 Attacks That Killed Nearly 3,000
“In face of terrorism, how we respond matters... Americans will never give in to fear,” President Barack Obama said in his weekly radio and internet address Saturday.
John Hinckley Jr, Man Who Shot President Ronald Reagan, Freed From Washington Institution
Hinckley, who was 25 at the time, shot at ex-president Ronald Reagan, White House press secretary James Brady, a U.S. Secret Service agent and a D.C. officer on March 30, 1981.
Catholic Church May Change View On Gay Marriage, Tim Kaine Says
The Democratic U.S. vice-presidential nominee, a devout Roman Catholic, said that just like he changed his opinion on the issue, the Church may also follow suit.
MIT And Georgia Tech Develop System To Read Closed Books Using Terahertz Radiation
Researchers from MIT and Georgia Tech are designing an imaging system that can read closed books using terahertz radiation.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Problems: Tech Giant Warns South Korean Customers Against Using Phone
The technology giant is planning on replacing the phones’ batteries in South Korea starting Sept. 19, after it confirmed 35 cases of its latest handsets catching fire.
Hillary Clinton To Attend 9/11 Memorial Events At Ground Zero
Campaign spokeswoman Julie Wood said that Hillary Clinton will arrive Sunday morning in time for the memorial but is not expected to speak during the events.
Syria Conflict: US, Russia Announce Ceasefire, New Military Partnership To Tackle ISIS
Russia and the U.S. announced an agreement on the Syrian war that calls for a nationwide ceasefire starting sundown Monday.
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 To Be Held In Ukraine’s Kiev
The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kiev's International Exhibition Center, the European Broadcasting Union announced Friday.
Alphabet’s Project Wing Drones To Deliver Chipotle Burritos In Virginia Tech
The experimental food delivery by Alphabet’s Project Wing, due to start this month, will be available only for select employees and students at Virginia Tech.
Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million For Creating Over 1 Million Fake Accounts
The bank was fined by California and federal regulators for allegedly opening millions of unauthorized accounts to meet aggressive sales goals.
Marijuana Use During Pregnancy Does Not Increase Birth Risk, Study Finds
The researchers, however, did not look into the long-term effects on the health of babies whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy.
Kansas Man Robs Bank To Get Arrested Because He’d ‘Rather Be In Jail Than At Home’
After a domestic dispute with his wife of 33 years, Lawrence John Ripple robbed a bank near the Kansas City Police Department just so he could get arrested.
Climate Change ‘Prime Suspect’ Behind Decline In Native Hawaiian Bird Numbers, Study Says
Researchers found that higher temperatures associated with climate change increased the spread of diseases like avian malaria in the birds’ habitat.
Exercise Can Reduce Risk Of Alcohol-Related Death, Study Finds
A study found that drinkers who do the recommended amount of exercise can reduce the risk of death due to alcohol-related cancers and illnesses.
Were Giant Pandas Taken Off IUCN’s Endangered List Too Soon? China Seems To Think So
Leading conservationist Zhang Hemin announced that it is too early to downgrade the giant panda’s conservation status fearing that the change might affect conservation efforts.
Flu Vaccine Shot Picked Over FluMist, Pediatricians Say Nasal Spray Ineffective
Doctors recommended against using the needle-free flu vaccine after data from the last few years showed nasal sprays barely protected children.
Severe Asthma Attack Risk ‘Significantly Reduced’ With Vitamin D Supplements, New Research Suggests
The researchers, however, warned that further tests were required before giving patients official advice as it was unclear whether it only helped patients with low levels of vitamin D.
Who Else Has President Duterte Sworn At? Other Insults From The ‘Trump Of The East’
President Barack Obama was the latest addition to the ever growing list of high-profile people Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has insulted.