• Killer whale J2 - Granny - presumed dead

    Killer whale J2 - Granny - presumed dead

    No body has been sighted, but after months of missing her, researchers have declared that the oldest orca in Puget Sound's J pod is presumed dead. The center's executive director Kenneth Balcomb said that they have seen J2 thousands of times over the past 40 years.

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  • Final minute of 2016 to be a second longer

    Approximately fifty years ago, scientists chose to measure time no longer by using astronomy. It is also possible for a second to be removed from the UTC (Universal Co-ordinated Time) timescale, although this has never happened. The difference between UTC and UT1 and the addition of leap seconds in the latter was decided upon too. However, the moon's tug on the Earth slows the planet's spin.

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  • Uber Backs Away From San Francisco Self-Driving Plans

    Uber Backs Away From San Francisco Self-Driving Plans

    The DMV said it could expedite its application process for the appropriate permits, but Uber seems to be taking the cars elsewhere. The agency was demanding for the last week that Uber close down its program and conform to regulations entailing a permit to test self-driving cars on public roads.

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  • Elon Musk's latest plan: Dig tunnels to escape traffic

    It has become nearly an annual tradition for Elon Musk to announce that he would like to solve the world's traffic problems by digging tunnels beneath the Earth, and 2016 is no different. "Tunnels are great. It's just a hole in the ground, it's not that hard. But if you have tunnels in cities you would massively alleviate congestion and you could have tunnels at all different levels".

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  • Russian Federation and Japan seek deal over disputed territory

    Abe is pushing to make progress on the longstanding disputes on four small islands then-Soviet Union seized at the end of World War II , which preventing the two countries from signing a peace treaty formally ending the war. Putin expressed concern about the deployment of US missile defense systems in Japan, calling them an overreaction to North Korea's missile program, Japanese media reported.

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  • General Motors to invest $334M in 3 NY state plants

    General Motors to invest $334M in 3 NY state plants

    The plant in Tonawanda will receive almost $296 million; the facility was built in 1937 and produces engines. "This is exactly what we've been working towards the last four years", said Mike Branch, chairman of United Auto Workers Local 686, Unit 1 at the Lockport facility, which employs 1,100 hourly and 200 salaried workers.

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  • Apple MacBook Pro Battery Life is Less Than Impressive (AAPL)

    Apple MacBook Pro Battery Life is Less Than Impressive (AAPL)

    Many users claim that the graphics card starts showing problems when using Adobe Media Encoder, and the computer eventually crashes, while others claim issues with the Photos app. One user speculates that the laptop is incorrectly reporting the battery status. But for now, that step feels a little uncomfortable, because in the race to make everything smaller, lighter and slimmer, the MacBook Pro has lost a lot of connectivity.

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  • Curry scores 26, Warriors beat Jazz 106-99

    That's an entire starting lineup, gone. Sacramento (8-13) has lost five of its last seven games - the latest being a 103-100 defeat to NY on Friday night. Jingles is just a fun guy to root for. Trap Game, eh? It's not a cliché, not in today's National Basketball Association, where the schedule is both unforgiving and remorseless.

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  • At least five dead after tornadoes rip through South

    At least five dead after tornadoes rip through South

    The suspected tornado hit in the small community of Rosalie, Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said. Dozens of buildings were reported damaged or destroyed. National Weather Service offices in Louisiana and Alabama planned to send personnel out on Wednesday to check on possible tornadoes that occurred late Tuesday night and early on Wednesday.

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  • Remarkable feathered dinosaur tail found encased in amber

    He told CNN that he realised immediately that he was looking at a vertebrate, rather than a fossilised plant. The perfectly preserved fragment, complete with feather, bone and soft tissue, was found by Chinese palaeontologist Dr Lida Xing as he hunted for fossils in a Myanmar market past year.

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  • The Nintendo Switch will play GameCube games

    He is amazed that Nintendo created a system that works well even if it has a lot conventional games when it is comes to inputs and buttons. Citing several sources inside Nintendo , Eurogamer reports that the company has already been able to get classic games like Luigi's Mansion , Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Smash Bros .

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  • Stock's Earning Overview: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)

    International Business Machines Corporation's (IBM ) is a part of Technology sector and belongs to Information Technology Services industry. The earnings per share (EPS) is a direct measure of a company's profit. The stock has a market cap of $156.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.40 and a beta of 0.96. The recent traded volume of 3.45 million shares lower than its average volume of 3.61 million shares.

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  • FCC Says AT&T Zero-Rating Likely Violates Net Neutrality

    FCC Says AT&T Zero-Rating Likely Violates Net Neutrality

    Under the Sponsored Data program, AT&T allows other companies to bypass the data cap restrictions on its wireless networks, but for a fee. For example, the FCC estimates that a video service provider would have to pay AT&T $16 a month for a customer who streamed video for 10 minutes a day without using his data on the cellular network, or $47 a month for a user watching half an hour a day.

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  • Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

    Microsoft Calls 2016 Tipping Point for Xbox One

    Xbox UK marketing director calls 2016 a tipping point for Xbox One, saying the console's momentum builds confidence within the industry going into 2017. I think we'll look back on 2016 as a tipping point for Xbox One. On Black Friday Microsoft and the Xbox One came out as the clear victor. Steam's and Sony's sales run through December 3, this Saturday; Xbox Live goes until December 4; and Nintendo caps things off on Monday, December 5.

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