Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Fields Medal, dies aged 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win Fields Medal, dies aged 40

Award-winning Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has reportedly passed away due to cancer at a hospital in the United States. "Maryam is gone far too soon, but her impact will live on for the thousands of women she inspired to pursue math and science", Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne said in a statement . Read More

Cracks show in OPEC's plan to curb oil supplies

Cracks show in OPEC's plan to curb oil supplies

The Paris-based adviser to governments and companies raised its 2017 demand forecast by 100,000 barrels a day, compared with a previous estimate last month. "There's support under the market where we are now". Nigeria's crude oil production increased to 1.68 million bpd in May, up by 174,200 bpd over April-the highest level in more than a year-after the restart of Forcados loadings for the first time since October 2016. Read More

KFC partners with Huawei to sell its own smartphones in China

KFC partners with Huawei to sell its own smartphones in China

The joint venture comes as KFC and Huawei both celebrate 30 years of business in China . Everything on KFC Ltd .is produced in limited-edition quantities. The back of the phone features a fingerprint sensor, and an image of Colonel Sanders and the KFC logo has been laser-etched into the back. The phone is described as being a bright red Huawei 7 Plus, although that's not a phone we're familiar with. Read More

Microsoft to employ unused TV channels to offer rural broadband

Microsoft to employ unused TV channels to offer rural broadband

The company plans to partner with telecommunications companies that serve rural counties in 12 states. Microsoft said that 23 million Americans lack high-speed Internet access. But broadcasters are not wild about the idea of ceding this spectrum, and the Federal Communications Commission would have to free up the channels. That's less of a problem in most rural areas, said Doug Brake, a telecommunications policy analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think ... Read More

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Home Run Derby

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Home Run Derby

Stanton has 26, and Bellinger has 25. Judge leads Major League Baseball with 30 homers at the All-Star break . He's also on pace to easily break the top franchise mark of 36 homers in a season set by Steve Balboni in 1985. Yankees rookie Aaron Judge , who leads the majors with 29 home runs, is the No. 2 seed and will square off against seventh-seeded Justin Bour of the hometown Marlins. Read More

Elon Musk's Effective Pay Jumped 3.6 Million Percent in 2016, Report Says

Elon Musk's Effective Pay Jumped 3.6 Million Percent in 2016, Report Says

This first Model 3 was given as a gift to Elon Musk by a Tesla board member. Argus Research downgraded Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) on Tuesday, June 28 to "Hold" rating. Currently, Tesla has an estimated 400,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 . Hong Kong has always been one of Tesla's biggest markets , but it may not be for much longer-not a single newly purchased Tesla model was registered in April, according to data from Hong Kong's transport department. Read More

Mars soil may be toxic to alien life

Mars soil may be toxic to alien life

Perchlorates "could sit there in the Martian soil with organics around it for billions of years and not break them down, but when you heat the soil to check for organics, the perchlorate destroys them rapidly, " explained Chris McKay, a scientist with NASA's Ames Research Center, upon the release of a 2010 study he coauthored that reanalyzed the results of Viking's tests for organic chemicals in Martian soil. Read More

Former Kansas Jayhawk Traded to the Boston Celtics

Former Kansas Jayhawk Traded to the Boston Celtics

Redick and Amir Johnson was made with an eye toward making Bradley their top priority next summer. Landing Gordon Hayward was always going to come with a sacrifice for the Boston Celtics and that effect manifested in trading away Avery Bradley . Read More

Wimbledon: Defending champion Andy Murray 'still struggling to shake off hip injury'

The Briton is still expected to begin the defence of his Wimbledon title on Monday, but will be short of practice heading into the Championships. Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well. Granted, Murray only participated in the AEGON Championships previous year between the French Open and winning his second Wimbledon title, but he went on to win at the Queen's Club , an omen for what was to come at the All England Club. Read More

Google Will Finally Stop Scanning Your Emails to Personalize Gmail Ads

Google Will Finally Stop Scanning Your Emails to Personalize Gmail Ads

Google said in a blog that just "Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change". Alongside the announcement, Greene outlined the importance of the G Suite. Topics will also be added as you use some Google services (ex: when you watch a video on YouTube). It's a little known fact that Google has been scanning the emails of free Gmail accounts to help marketers better target advertising shown within the service. Read More

SpaceX launches satellites from California base

SpaceX first launched and landed a reusable or "flight proven" Falcon 9 during a March 30 satellite liftoff at from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A. Friday's launch will mark only the second time SpaceX has attempted to put a used, first-stage rocket booster back into space . As mentioned, SpaceX's last launch happened just a couple of days ago, on Friday, with its BulgariaSat-1 mission . Read More

Latest iPhone update leaves you open to security threats

Latest iPhone update leaves you open to security threats

This means users now have the option to blast high-quality music files straight from their iPads and iPhones. The iOS 11 update is coming in the fall and there is an iOS 11 beta available today that you can install on a spare device to try out the new iOS 11 features early. Read More

At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

Why do the dates of Eid al-Fitr change each year? Varying geographical and weather conditions meant that people in different locations can not see the appearance of the crescent the same day, making Muslims around the world fast on different days. Read More

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session

However, the markets gave up all their gains during the second half of the trading session as weakness in global crude oil prices triggered heavy selling in the shares of oil marketing firms. The decline in both these indices was higher than the Sensex's decline in percentage terms. Fortis Healthcare slumped almost 13 percent after the company said Malaysia's Integrated Healthcare Holdings has abandoned its pursuit of Fortis Healthcare and SRL Diagnostics. Read More

South Korea to scrap building new nuclear power plants

On being elected, he immediately shut down eight old coal-fired plants and said no new such plants would be constructed. In January this year, a groundbreaking peer-reviewed study from researchers at Harvard University and Greenpeace International said approximately 50,000 lives a year could saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Read More

Two Atlantic tropical systems may develop into named storms

The disturbance is expected to continue to develop as it moves northwest across the Yucatan Peninsula. If the Yucatan system becomes a tropical cyclone , it would be named Cindy. A large tropical wave has rolled off the coast and is now moving through the central Atlantic Ocean. Bret transitioned to a tropical storm late Monday afternoon. Read More

Qatar to Continue Gas Delivery to UAE Despite Diplomatic Row

One of the boats is still missing. "Trump has been tweeting and expressing on some occasions very clear support for Saudi Arabia but the rest of the USA government apparatus has been taking a much more nuanced position", Juneau said. Four Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the UAE , Bahrain and Egypt - severed diplomatic relations with Qatar on 5 June, accusing it of supporting Islamist militants and Iran, charges that Doha has rejected. Read More

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Remake Coming to 3DS

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga Remake Coming to 3DS

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga has had its visuals completely revamped so they measure up to more recent entries in the series like Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Paper Jam . Following a morning packed with new announcements, the Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 show included in-depth play-throughs of a variety of games for both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS systems. Read More

Intel: 'We want to bring VR to Esports' With The Challenger League

Intel: 'We want to bring VR to Esports' With The Challenger League

While the first couple of E3 2017 press conferences were a bit of a disappointment for virtual reality (VR) news, the last couple have greatly improved matters. The new league will feature two new VR games for players to compete in. New technology platforms (which VR still is, despite years of development) require optimism and experimentation from developers and hardware makers to grow and thrive, and that's exactly what the VR Challenger League represents. Read More

Hyundai Motor unveils new small SUV as China sales skid

Hyundai Motor unveils new small SUV as China sales skid

Hyundai is planning to give its new Kona SUV a baby brother - as well as launching a larger model than the Santa Fe as it tries to expand its off-roader line-up. Kona models equipped with a 1.0 gasoline turbo GDi engine and 1.6 gasoline turbo GDi engine will be available in Europe. Besides, the European version will also get a downsized 1.0 T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission. Read More

LeBron not faulting Warriors for building powerhouse team

Wednesday night's win ran the Warriors' record in the 2017 NBA Playoffs to a spotless 15-0, making them the first team in NBA Playoff history to win their first 15 games in a single postseason. But this year, Golden State looks much different. And on Wednesday morning, a different reporter found herself in a similar position after she asked LeBron if guarding Kevin Durant during the Finals is taking a toll on him and making him exhausted during the second halves of games. Read More

E3 2017: EA Details Battlefront II's First Free DLC Drop

E3 2017: EA Details Battlefront II's First Free DLC Drop

One of the cool things about the game is that DLC will be free . Furthermore, we got to see some more content for Battlefield 1 . E3 2017 is off to a pretty nice start with a series of showcases from EA. They're focusing on AI at the moment and maybe we'll see their enhancements in future games. E3 is undeniably one of the highlights of the gaming year, and now, after months of anticipation, the festivities are officially underway. Read More

Monster 12m wave crashes into cars after breaching defences in Cape Town

Monster 12m wave crashes into cars after breaching defences in Cape Town

That brings the total number of dead to nine. KNYSNA, South Africa South African firefighters on Thursday struggled to protect a scenic coastal region after blazes killed four people, destroyed homes and forced the evacuation of up to 10,000 people. Read More

United Nations hosting its first Oceans' Conference

United Nations hosting its first Oceans' Conference

The U.N. chief told presidents, ministers, diplomats and environmental activists from almost 200 countries that oceans - "the lifeblood of our planet" - are being severely damaged by pollution, garbage, overfishing and the effects of climate change. Read More

3 challenges Tesla faces as shareholders meet

3 challenges Tesla faces as shareholders meet

Musk didn't reference them during the Tesla shareholders meeting where the photo was released, but the design could indicate plans to replace them with video cameras, if regulations are updated to allow it. In addition, Musk told investors Tuesday that the Model Y - whose design hasn't yet been finalized - will hit the streets in 2019. The Model Y, which is expected to offer simpler internal electric systems than previous models, will be available by 2019. Read More

WatchOS 4 for Apple smartwatches

As per a statement by Apple, watchOS 4 will be available this fall ( September) as a free update to Apple Watch paired with iPhone 5s and later on iOS 11 . Apple prefaced this feature by saying that sometimes your gym equipment can better sense data that your Apple Watch can't, or vice versa. WatchOS 4 is in developer preview now. Read More

Poorer nations robust in the face of Trump pullout from climate deal

The goal is to cap global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Collectively, these actors remain committed to the Paris accord . Standing alongside Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that "We are convinced that yesterday's decision by the United States to leave the Paris agreement is a big mistake". Read More

Gravitational waves detected again, at furthest distance yet

Gravitational waves detected again, at furthest distance yet

There was an issue with one detector having a calibration set wrong in Hanover, he said, so no alarm went off. Lett., doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.221101 ). Further, the LIGO-Virgo team was able, through the new observation, to put tighter constraints on the mass of the graviton, the hypothesized particle that supposedly mediates the gravitational force (analogous to the way that the photon, for example, mediates electromagnetic force). Read More

Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Fabregas disappointed to be left out of FA Cup starting XI

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Serie A champions Juventus have also been suggested as potential destinations. The Arsenal board will meet on Tuesday, before taking their decision to Wenger. "I am a forgiving man", he said . It was maybe one per cent. Ninety-nine per cent of our fans are absolutely fantastic. "We will know in the next few days what he will do". Read More

Airtel asks DoT to remove TRAI's fine: Jio battle

Airtel asks DoT to remove TRAI's fine: Jio battle

The whole thing came into limelight after in October a year ago, recommended penalties of Rs 1,050 crore on Airtel and Vodafone and 950 crores on Idea Cellular , as all the operators violated license norms by denying PoIs to incumbent Reliance Jio . Read More