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What to Expect in the VP Debate

Meanwhile, Kaine is as amiable and as authentic (and sometimes even a little goofy) as Clinton is scripted. Kaine would likely highlight the possibility that Trump may not have paid taxes for almost two decades because of a $916 million loss.

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Google unveils new Pixel smartphones, other gadgets

Whereas, the Apple iPhone 7 consists of a 12-megapixel rear and 7-megapixel front camera with additional features like optical image stabilization and smart LED flash for more lively images. Both will use voice commands to play music, field questions and control home appliances - assuming you've installed "smart" versions of them. Google Assistant escalates the company's battle against Apple, which offers a virtual helping hand through Siri, and Amazon, whose Alexa concierge resides in ...

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Who Won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics?

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is handing out one half of the award to David J. Thouless from the University of Washington. Three British-born scientists who joined the brain drain to the U.S. "I'm still trying to take it in", he told AP. His work includes work on superconductivity phenomena, properties of nuclear matter, and excited collective motions within nuclei.

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Hurricane Matthew edges closer to Haiti

Nice Simon, the mayor of Tabarre, holds a baby as she helps people yesterday in the village to evacuate from the Tabarre river area in Haiti. The hurricane earlier had been projected to be closer to Jamaica, but still was a danger to the island of less than 3 million inhabitants.

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Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to 3 Scientists

The other half of the prize was awarded to David Thouless , professor of physics at the University of Washington. Examining an extremely thin layer of matter as it was warmed from very low temperatures, Kosterlitz and Thouless observed that the tight pairs of vortices formed in the cold suddenly split at the temperature of the phase transition.

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'Yes on 4' Campaign to Legalize Marijuana Takes to Television

Campaigns to legalise recreational marijuana use in MA and ME launched their first television ads on Monday, hoping to boost public awareness and support ahead of November votes on the issue. The debate at the University of Massachusetts-Boston was sponsored by WBUR-FM and The Boston Globe. The four Roman Catholic bishops of MA, including Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley, said in a joint statement that they were concerned about the health effect of marijuana.

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Google expected to unveil new Pixel smartphones

Netflix, Hulu, and HBO are also making apps, as is the New York Times . Leaks and official promotional materials are already coming in from those who are present in San Francisco and London where Google is officially holding its launch party.

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The Kim Kardashian Robbery May Have Been an 'Inside' Job

West cut a NY concert short when he learned of the attack . On Monday, Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint by men dressed as police officers in the early morning hours (local time) while staying at a private apartment in Paris . "I think we take our security really seriously". (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki). Security guards stand outside of the building where Kim Kardashian West and her husband Kanye West are staying, Monday, Oct.

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Leonardo DiCaprio says he's signed up for Elon Musk's trip to Mars

According to USA Today , climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe was making a speech about the topic and said, "As long as we haven't signed up for the trip to Mars". DiCaprio then added , "I did". Hear that, ladies? For an insane amount of money and a substantial risk of death, you too could travel to distant lands with Leo DiCaprio, sequestered together in tight quarters for weeks on end.

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Google unveils a new smartphone line called Pixel

Google's big event starts today, October 4, 2016 , and rumors suggest that the Search Engine giant will be introducing a whole load of new hardware. Google executives touted features such as a powerful camera and long-lasting battery during a product event Tuesday, where they said the phones will be sold in two screen sizes - 5 inches and 5.5 inches - and three colors: black, silver and blue.

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Climate change divide continues between parties

A poll revealed today that Americans are still majorly divided on the causes and cures of climate change , The New York Times reports . Only 22 percent of Republicans say they trust climate scientists to give "full and accurate" information on the causes of climate change; for Democrats, that number is 54 percent.

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Three British scientists share 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

So, who are these researchers and what is topology? Australian-born British physicist William Lawrence Bragg was just 25 years old when he won the prize, along with his father William Henry Bragg, for their work on x-ray crystallography in 1915.

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Matthew: 'Devastating impacts,' and storm of anxiety brewing

Vincent and the Grenadines. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica, Haiti, and the Cuban provinces of Guantana. Matthew become a category 5 hurricane briefly last week, the first one since 2007. Heavy rain now blankets the country, and isolated accumulations are expected to reach 40 inches in a region where less-than-optimal infrastructure will not bode well.

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Kerry condemns Russian Federation but vows to keep up Syria peace efforts

According to the Times , there are still roughly 275,000 civilians trapped in Aleppo, and 100,000 of them are children. Since then, the United States says the Kremlin is letting Assad to indiscriminately bomb civilians. "We are not giving up on the Syrian people". And that's to say nothing of the specter of a Putin plan to hack the presidential US elections. He said they were "having a devastating impact on the civilian population and structures".

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Weird science: 3 win Nobel for unusual states of matter

In topology, properties change only in whole steps; you can't have half a hole. "You can not have half a hole". In 2015, the Nobel Prize for Physics has been given to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur McDonald for their work leading to the discovery of neutrino oscillation.

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France welcomes Paris agreement ratification by India

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, had been seeking more time to complete its national processes as it feared that any hasty decision may impact its developmental projects. "India is one of the very few large economies that has not made any promises of phasing out of coal", said Joydeep Gupta, director of The Third Pole website which focuses on environmental issues.

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British trio win Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel committee said these three scientists have " opened the door on an unknown world " into a world "where matter can assume odd states." . The trio were all born in Britain but have since relocated in the USA for work. Examining an extremely thin layer of matter as it was warmed from very low temperatures, Kosterlitz and Thouless observed that the tight pairs of vortices formed in the cold suddenly split at the temperature of the phase transition.

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Namibia, Zimbabwe lose vote to allow ivory trade - CITES

They also argued that there were too many elephants and that there was constant conflict between the animals and humans. Other African nations, such as Kenya, are strongly opposed to any reopening of the ivory or horn trade on the grounds that it will stimulate demand and threaten its pachyderms.

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UN wildlife meeting ends with conservation agreements

Sources indicate the United Kingdom fully supported the European Union position in contradiction with its public assurances on elephant protection and stopping the ivory trade. "There is no room for consideration of a process that would allow trade in ivory". All of them were placed on the highest level of CITES protection. Trade of ivory is banned under Cites, with only few controlled exceptions.

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NTSB hoping to recover train's 2nd data recorder

Commuters are facing modified schedules after a New Jersey Transit train crashed into the Hoboken Terminal last week. Multiple witnesses, however, said the train did not slow down as it plowed through the station. It was built in 1995 . National Transportation Safety Board investigators said Sunday that it is not safe for them to retrieve the device, which is trapped in the front of the train, depriving them of accurate measurements of train speed and braking.

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Sony Post A Massive PlayStation VR FAQ, Detail Cinematic Mode

The same goes for Rocksteady's Batman VR experience - a title that has had critics buzzing since E3. Although the game isn't due out until 2017, a new image has surfaced that hints at biohazard being a platform exclusive when it comes to VR.

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Vice presidential debate: Live updates from Pence vs. Kaine

So those who watch the 2016 vice presidential debate live online could see Mike Pence in need of some damage control. Before becoming governor, Pence served in the U.S. Or, Goldstein said, either of the running mates could be faulted, as Jack Kemp was in 1996 and Joe Lieberman was in 2000, for not being tough enough on the presidential candidates.

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Colombian Rebel Chief: Referendum Is Not Binding

The Colombian government and FARC rebels scrambled on Monday (Oct 3) to save a peace deal after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum, throwing the four-year-old peace process into uncertainty. Uribe, speaking in the Senate, said the Democratic Centre "has the will for dialogue" but wondered if the government commission would "have the will not just to listen but to introduce modifications" to the text of the accord with the FARC.

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Three Nobel Prize awardees in Physics

The citation at the awards ceremony in Stockholm said the award was for "theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter". They found that thin conductive layers could actually appear in materials by taking the form of discrete topological steps, where going up one step is like changing from a bagel to a pretzel.

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IBM invests $200m into Watson IoT business in Munich

The global partnership is meant to help provide clients with the ability to speed the development of new customer services with predictive data analytics for insurance providers to bring new solutions to their clients, IBM said in a statement.

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Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz win 2016 Nobel physics prize

Any anomaly in the process of autophagy can precipitate some diseases like Parkinson's disease, type II diabetes, cancer and a host of age-related disorders. "All I can say is, it's such an honor", he told reporters at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, according to the Japanese broadcaster NHK and The New York Times .

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Northeast Florida school districts monitoring Hurricane Matthew

Just a quick mention of Matthew now: The major hurricane is pounding Jamaica, western Haiti and eastern Cuba Monday night with FEET of rain , 100+ miles per hour winds and absolutely frightful destruction. "All I can do is pray and then pray some more", Ronlande Francois said by the tarp-walled shack where she lives with her unemployed husband and three children.

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Obama, DiCaprio call for action against climate change

The actor's new climate change documentary, "Before The Flood", shows DiCaprio jet-setting around the world, watching glaciers from helicopters, and convening with world leaders and various climate scientists. Despite the interest in innovation, President Obama was clear that the priority in combatting climate change at this time is to deploy existing technologies.

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'Seismic Shift' In Shark Conservation Following New CITES Protection

THRESHER and silky sharks and mobula rays will be listed in the Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) of Wild Fauna and Flora. But it's not just elephants under the spotlight, with decisions also being made about other species and how to protect them. The silky shark is a primary predator commonly caught by the longline fishing industry, both intentionally and unintentionally.

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'We are survivors,' Haida tell royal couple

Kate arrived at the remote archipelago Haida Gwaii on Friday dressed in an army green "Duchess" blazer from Smythe's fall collection. Doug Bell has met most of the Royal Family, including Prince William's parents in 1981 at a line up at a dinner in Ottawa.

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Facebook launches Marketplace feature, letting users buy and sell items

According to Facebook officials, more than 450 million people are already buying and selling items through Facebook Groups . Facebook Inc. on Monday said the most popular items people now buy and sell on the service include; furniture, cars and clothes .

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Update on the Takata airbag recall

Vehicle manufacturers this morning told the Herald they were directly contacting affected auto owners but it would take months to fix the problem as there was a shortage of replacement airbags. Around 300,000 vehicles in New Zealand need to have the part fixed, but figures showed no more than 60,000 had been replaced. The only cost to you is your time to take your vehicle to a franchised dealer to have the work undertaken.

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Hungary Could Ban Mandatory EU Migrant Quotas in November

On Monday, Orban said that the 3.3 million voters who wanted Hungary to have the final say about taking in asylum seekers constituted sufficient political capital for him to propose a constitutional amendment "reflecting the spirit of the referendum ".

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Outlast 2 Demo Free for a Limited Time

Or jump through multiple IDs and proxy hoops; whatever floats your boat. A free demo for horror game Outlast 2 launched today on PC and PlayStation 4, letting players sample the upcoming sequel before its release next year. The good, and rather surprising, news is that a short demo for Outlast 2 suddenly appeared on the PlayStation Store last night. Making games is so much fun! The gameplay footage from the game looks just as terrifying as the first.

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Facebook Introduces a Market-Place For Buying & Selling Within Your Community

When users see a product that they wish to buy, they can tap the image to see details such as a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location . Over the next few days, Marketplace is expected to become available to all adult Facebook app users in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.


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