Science Robert Reich: Donald Trump's bet on coal is incredibly dumb
Author: 0 Robert Reich: Donald Trump's bet on coal is incredibly dumb

An optimistic Doniger said coal power plants and coal mining are on the decline in the US. The coal industry was interested in ensuring that the Paris deal provides a role for low-emission coal-fired power plants and financial support for carbon capture and storage technology, the officials said.

Science Trump on the losing side of history
Author: 0 Trump on the losing side of history

Trump, of course, failed to heed the advice of experts who tried repeatedly to explain that the coal industry is in a long decline and will never regain its peak employment levels. Pruitt noted , "The free-market-driven fracking boom and clean coal technologies have put the the forefront of reducing its carbon output". "The executive order removes a rule imposed by the Obama administration primarily on the states that would have further forced into retirement a lot of the remaining ...

Author: 0 Trump's order can't stop action on climate change: US advocacy group

It could take years for the Environmental Protection Agency to undo regulations in the face of legal actions already foreshadowed by a coalition of states, including NY and California. serves as the focal point for international climate change and clean energy activities within the United States Department of Energy (DOE)". Ironically, the majority of people who lost their jobs in the coal mines voted for the candidate who falsely told them he could turn back the clock on progress ...

Science Trump, Xi Headed to Summit at US Leader's Florida Estate
Author: 0 Trump, Xi Headed to Summit at US Leader's Florida Estate

Getting on a more equal trade footing is a major campaign promise that Trump's most ardent supporters want him to follow through on. According to Scott Paul of the Alliance for American Manufacturing , the US has had persistent trade deficits for most of the last 30 to 40 years.

Author: 0 Xiaomi Mi 6 set to launch in April, key specs revealed

Besides, as per the GFXbench listing, Xiaomi Oxygen or Mi Max 2 sports a 6.4-inch Full HD 1080p display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Two variants of the smartphone are expected to be rolled out by Xiaomi; the higher end will have the processor clocked at 2.4 GHz while the lower end one will come with the processor clocked at 2.2 GHz.

Author: 0 Why today's historic SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch matters

The landing marked the ninth successful touchdown of a first stage rocket for SpaceX - six on ocean platforms, or drone ships, and three on land. On their website , SpaceX explains: "The majority of the launch cost comes from building the rocket, which flies only once".

Author: 0 A Closer Look At The Current State Of Equal Pay

She added that a woman working full time , year-round will lose more than $10,000 a year to the wage gap. The "Connecticut Commission on Women, Children, and Seniors" says nationally, the gender wage gap for white women indicates they make about 80 cents for every dollar made by a man in the same job.

Author: 0 Qantas fires first shot in battle for Australia's domestic market

Qantas is hoping that worldwide flights will eventually be able to join domestic flights with free on-board Wi-Fi. 'That's why we've installed it on one aircraft for the first few months until we've finished fine tuning and are ready to roll out to the rest of the domestic fleet, ' he said.

Science As CO2 levels increase, airplane rides may get bumpier
Author: 0 As CO2 levels increase, airplane rides may get bumpier

Sudden up and down movements as an aircraft travels through rough air are part of the normal experience of flying. The effects of climate change on jet streams - high altitude channels of fast-flowing air - are expected to make such roller-coaster flights far more frequent, the new findings suggest.

Science Hubble Space telescope takes a close up portrait of Jupiter
Author: 0 Hubble Space telescope takes a close up portrait of Jupiter

The planet's trademark, the Great Red Spot , is a long-lived storm roughly the diameter of Earth. Jupiter is now at its closest point to Earth this year, giving it a brighter appearance in the night sky than usual. Its winds could peak at 400 miles per hour (644 kph), according to NASA. And one won't need any special equipment to enjoy the visual feast, as binoculars would allow the massive planet along with its four largest moons - Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io - to be seen in their ...

Author: 0 Trump signs bill repealing U.S. internet privacy rules

The new bill cancels the previous rule that allowed customers to control what internet companies do with information on what websites they visited. "We're basically saying they can not do business with the state if they're collecting personal information without the consent of the individual".

Science More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now
Author: 0 More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare now

In order to solve this issue, they say, the federal government would have to massively subsidize the costs for people in these pools. Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs and Billy House reported that the move on high-risk pools represents an attempt to show some progress on the healthcare bill after months of setbacks and an inability of House Republicans to come to a consensus on the details of their healthcare overhaul.

Author: 0 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Lions - IPL 2017

But this time around, the Suresh Raina-led side would look to go one step up in only their second season of the IPL. However, the franchise has shown overall improvement since the inaugural season of the IPL where there was all hype but no great performances within the team.

Science Xbox Project Scorpio Price Could Be $499 Based on Specs
Author: 0 Xbox Project Scorpio Price Could Be $499 Based on Specs

Yesterday the official technical specifications of the Xbox Scorpio was revealed, and many people widely expected to also find out details about the price of the console, but it did not happen. The Xbox Scorpio will bring a native 4K display. Named the Xbox Scorpio, Microsoft's next gen is set to trump the PS4 and PS4 Pro when it comes to hardware, although we're yet to see footage of any games in action.

Science Nintendo Switch Manufacturing Cost Is Around $257 According To Firm
Author: 0 Nintendo Switch Manufacturing Cost Is Around $257 According To Firm

It doesn't matter if there are surveys or step-by-step videos which show you how to download and set up a Nintendo Switch emulator - best is to stay away from them altogether. It's advised that those experiencing the problem keep their console away from aquariums and Wi-Fi emitting electronics. Further reports note of the Nintendo Switch stock update in the United Kingdom this weekend, making fans excited once again to buy the consoles from stores like Amazon, Smyths and Argos, as well ...

Science Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid
Author: 0 Billionaire JB Pritzker to announce Illinois governor bid

Pritzker, a longtime Democratic fundraiser, formally joined the race for his party's nomination for governor and the opportunity to take on Republican Gov. Rauner has feuded with Democrats, who control the state legislature, over his insistence that a state budget be tied to a list of his policy demands that would weaken unions, impose legislative term limits, freeze property taxes and impose new rules on injured workers seeking compensation from their employers.

Science What Are Analysts Opinions On QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
Author: 0 What Are Analysts Opinions On QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)

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Author: 0 Is North Korea putting nuclear-tipped bargaining chip on table

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula escalated since North Korea carried out a number of missile launches and nuclear tests, with one of the latest being the launch of four missiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan, conducted on March 6, as well as new high-thrust rocket engine tested on the ground on March 18.

Science Russian Federation says too early to accuse Syrian government over gas attack - RIA
Author: 0 Russian Federation says too early to accuse Syrian government over gas attack - RIA

The U.S. missiles hit at 8:45 Washington , 3:45 Friday morning in Syria. The missiles targeted the base's airstrips, hangars, control tower and ammunition areas, officials said. But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he had seen "absolutely nothing to suggest" the attack was carried out by anyone but the Assad regime. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., said he was glad that Trump was meeting with national security advisers to consider options to hold Assad ...

Science SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket
Author: 0 SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

Previously, the first stage of the rocket for the SES-10 mission flew in a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station cargo for the the U.S. The main mission of the launch was to get a satellite called SES-10 into orbit more than 22,000 miles above Earth. Now, the ability to reuse rockets could change everything.

Science Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b
Author: 0 Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Named GJ 1132b, the Earth-like planet has a surface temperature of 370° C, making it unsuitable for habitation. Around this star orbits an unassuming planet, roughly 1.4 times the size of our planet, called GJ 1132b. The discovery of this atmosphere is encouraging because very low-mass stars are extremely common and are known to host lots of small planets, but they also show a lot of magnetic activity, causing high levels of X-rays and ultraviolet light to be produced which might completely ...

Author: 0 House GOP to go home for Easter break without health care deal

Outside conservative groups, who have stuck firmly behind - and helped drive - the Freedom Caucus efforts were preparing to launch a broadside against the party's moderates on Wednesday for standing in the way of what they view as a clear compromise.

Science Russia open to extending international space station partnership: agency chief
Author: 0 Russia open to extending international space station partnership: agency chief

Peggy is also the record holder for the oldest woman to ever perform a spacewalk, and the oldest woman in space . Another NASA astronaut Sunita Williams had the previous record with a cumulative 50 hours and 40 minutes spacewalk time. NASA's International Space Station Programme Manager Kirk Shireman says that the skill and experience Whitson possesses make her a valuable asset aboard the International Space Station.

Science Roy Hodgson mentoring City in Melbourne
Author: 0 Roy Hodgson mentoring City in Melbourne

The arrangement, which will see Hodgson take the new role, came into being through his friendship with City Football Group executive officer, Brian Marwood. As well as Melbourne and Manchester City, CFG also owns New York City FC and this week acquired Atletico Torque in Uruguay. Hodgson, who will watch Friday night's match against Adelaide United from the stands, is expected to stay at the club for a month.

Science NY is launching its citywide ferry service on May 1
Author: 0 NY is launching its citywide ferry service on May 1

The rest are being built at the Metal Shark shipyard in Franklin, Louisiana, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Baton Rouge. The ferry service, now officially named NYC Ferry , will begin serving Rockaway residents one month ahead of schedule.

Science TLC announces release date for final album
Author: 0 TLC announces release date for final album

Their manager, Bill Diggins gave a confirmation of the imminent album release while thanking fans for their support in raising funds for the project in an open letter. The announcement comes ahead of their show at London's Koko on May 9, after TLC declared the date of their fifth and final outing. The 2002 release was bittersweet as it followed the untimely April death of bandmate "Lisa Eyes" Lopes, who was killed in a vehicle accident.

Science PlayStation VR coming to arcades across Japan
Author: 0 PlayStation VR coming to arcades across Japan

However, those exceeded expectations may just be an outward show of faith, as the Wall Street Journal reports , from sources close to the situation, that Sony will begin to push the PlayStation VR for commercial purposes to improve upon the "slower-than-expected" progress of the unit.

Science Justice Department asks for 90 days to review agreement with Baltimore
Author: 0 Justice Department asks for 90 days to review agreement with Baltimore

Baltimore Solicitor David Ralph said Thursday that the plan was created to help police fight crime while also protecting residents' rights and repairing trust between the community and the department. Scores of Baltimore residents have taken their seats in a federal courtroom in Baltimore for the first public comment hearing on a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's police department.

Science Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ receiving updates
Author: 0 Mobile Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ receiving updates

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ FAQ: Everything you need to know! Other than that, expect the following specifications; no home buttons and no bezels, 5.8 inch 2k AMOLED display, iOS 11, 4GB Ram, Fingerprint sensor, 16MP and 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and 300mAh non-removable battery.

Science Lubbock area House lawmakers OK budget amendment opposed to school vouchers
Author: 0 Lubbock area House lawmakers OK budget amendment opposed to school vouchers

After the House reviews and votes on the proposed budget this week, it will go to a conference committee for further debate, King said. "We all have bets on how long it's going to go", said State Rep. A move the leader of the State Senate, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, strongly opposes. The House has voted to restore some funding to a Texas Medicaid program providing therapy for disabled children, softening $350 million in cuts that sparked uproar last session.

Author: 0 US ISPs Promise Not To Sell Browsing Histories Despite New Freedoms

Lawmakers and those in the pro-camp said the move was good for business, particularly to help advertisers better target content toward consumers. The legislation seeks to eliminate landmark privacy protections enacted previous year by the Federal Communications Commission under former President Barack Obama .

Author: 0 Turkey doubts Damascus explanation of gas attack

On Wednesday, Mr Trump accused Mr Assad's government of going "beyond a red line" by conducting the attack which he said was an "affront to humanity". "What is the US approach?" Turkey says initial tests of samples from victims indicate they were exposed to sarin gas, a highly toxic nerve agent. USA and other Western officials have blamed the attack on Syrian government forces.

Author: 0 Fitness boost for Johnson as tough conditions trouble early starters

Johnson's first-round tee time is 2:03 p.m. ET Thursday. Jordan Spieth found water again. Since then, Johnson had gotten his life and his game in order. At mid-afternoon, only 10 players are under par. The curtain rises on the 81st Masters on Thursday with a course that figures to be softened by rain, which could be good news for McIlroy.

Science Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 3 open beta later this month
Author: 0 Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 3 open beta later this month

You can sign up through the official website . The " Warhammer 40 ,000: Dawn of War 3 " beta game download can be activated via Steam. What I don't know right now is how the gameplay differs in multiplayer and, according to Relic, one of the beta's goals is to find out.

Science European Union pledges to give $619 million for Syrian aid in 2018
Author: 0 European Union pledges to give $619 million for Syrian aid in 2018

Mogherini told reporters the Brussels conference was needed to bolster ongoing United Nations -backed peace talks in Geneva, although a breakthrough still seems far off. They also said they would review progress on the commitments of the conference regularly at key global events during the year, according to the statement.

Author: 0 IOS 10.3 iCloud bug reenables functionality that was previously switched off

Apple has released a new update for iPhones and iPads. But, for the purposes of this new hotfix, the relevant feature is phasing out support for 32-bit processors. Tap " Software Update " and wait for iOS 10.3.1 to show. The latest update fixes the Wi-Fi issue which caused devices running iOS 10.3 prone to hacks as anyone could run an arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi network.

Science Facebook's M assistant launches in United States, will offer chat suggestions
Author: 0 Facebook's M assistant launches in United States, will offer chat suggestions

In this initial rollout phase, suggestions from M will center around just a few features: stickers, payments, location, making plans , polls and getting a ride . Facebook has announced that their AI-driven assistant M will begin suggesting operations from within Messenger as of today. This is Facebook's idea and where they're investing much of their AI efforts.

Science Who Is Already in the Country Music Hall of Fame?
Author: 0 Who Is Already in the Country Music Hall of Fame?

The trio takes the number of Country Music Hall of Fame inductees to 130. "This is just about the last dream on the list here!" The Veterans Era artist was Jerry Reed , celebrated guitarist, singer-songwriter and actor. Other hits he wrote or co-wrote include "I Know Where I'm Going" and "Turn It Loose" by the Judds , "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')" by Alabama , Tanya Tucker's "My Arms Stay Open All Night", Mary Chapin Carpenter's "I Feel Lucky", and many more.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Repeal Filibuster Rule for Supreme Court Nominees

Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" in the Senate Thursday, unilaterally rewriting the chamber's rules to allow President Donald Trump's nominee to ascend to the Supreme Court. Instead McConnell kept Scalia's seat open, a calculation that is now paying off hugely for Republicans and Trump, who will be able to claim the biggest victory of his presidency to date if Gorsuch is confirmed as expected.

Author: 0 North Korean missile launch likely a failure, United States officials say

North Korea could choose to continue with missile-related activities through next week, when the isolated and impoverished country celebrates the 105th anniversary of the birth of the state's founder, Kim Il Sung. US officials have not identified what type of missile was tested on March 21 since it exploded so soon after launch. The missile launched in February flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), but it wasn't immediately clear if the shorter distance meant Wednesday's launch was a failure.

Author: 0 US EPA denies petition to ban pesticide chlorpyrifos

Even after this SAP forced the EPA to review its findings, the EPA still declared chlorpyrifos to be excessively risky. Smith discussed how during the previous administration, the EPA would craft and enforce regulation that would be based off of data that hidden from the general public.

Author: 0 Curry scores 42, Warriors clinch West with win over Suns

They are the third team in National Basketball Association history to have the league's best record in three straight seasons, joining the Boston Celtics (1983-86) and the Philadelphia 76ers (1965-68). In Houston, James Harden scored 31 points as Houston beat Denver, 110-104, to secure the third seed in the Western Conference. Phoenix twice cut the lead to five before Curry sealed it with a driving layup and two free throws in the final 32.3 seconds.

Author: 0 European Union adds to to NKorea nuclear sanctions

They also reaffirmed the deployment of the USA antimissile system THAAD in South Korea. April 2009: North Korea says it successfully launches three-stage Unha-2 rocket carrying satellite. -China summit to see what measures Beijing might take in response to the missile launch. "I've joked before that they don't mind being hated but they definitely hate to be ignored", Cossa said.

Author: 0 Politico accuses Gorsuch of plagiarism; Herald-Times articles among sources

Gorsuch repeats about 11 sentences from an Indiana Law Journal article by Abigail Lawlis Kuzma , omitting and altering only a few words and sentences. In her statement, Kuzma said the similar passages "are factual, not analytical in nature", and, "it would have been awkward and hard for Judge Gorsuch to have used different language".

Author: 0 Steve Bannon dropped from NSC principals

McMaster had replaced Flynn. "I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized", Bannon was quoted as saying. The memo no longer lists the chief strategist as a member of the Principals Committee, a group of high-ranking officials who convene to discuss pressing national security priorities.

Author: 0 Trump tells New York Times Obama aide might have broken the law

If Rice saw a report on conversations with foreign intelligence targets (whom we're assuming are Russians, though we don't yet know for sure) with the identities of the USA persons redacted, the content of those conversations had to have given her some reason for concern, something that suggested it would be important to know who those USA persons were.

Author: 0 Scotland's minister, a Trump critic, says she would meet him

But Sturgeon says Brexit has altered conditions dramatically. Professor Nick Barber, an expert in constitutional law from Oxford University, said: "The legal position is not clear, but I would take the view that the Scottish government could hold an advisory referendum on independence".

Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 Easily Hacked

After the recent Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the company acknowledged their fault and got nearly everything right - except one thing: the "facial recognition" feature on the phone. It's worth pointing out, however, that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 + are yet to hit stores and ship to preorder customers. Samsung's cameras rely on standard 2D facial recognition technology, which everyone knew could be easily tricked with two-dimensional photos.