• NASA's Kepler Survey Catalog Reveals 219 New Planet Candidates

    NASA's Kepler Survey Catalog Reveals 219 New Planet Candidates

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    The information has been sourced from the spacecraft's view of a patch of the sky in the Cygnus constellation . The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near-Earth analogs: planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth.
  • Timberwolves get Butler, pick in trade with Bulls for players, pick

    Timberwolves get Butler, pick in trade with Bulls for players, pick

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    Teams don't just acquire top-15 players and Olympians every day, and Taylor's email inbox was flooded with messages about the trade Friday morning. "But it's necessary. "They've come by their relationship honestly", Lee said. Will he still be practicing there after June 30? As for the 35-year-old Wade? Selling futures: The Bulls sold their second-round pick at No.
  • HTC gives us a glimpse of what's next for Edge Sense

    HTC gives us a glimpse of what's next for Edge Sense

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    Certain apps can be opened, and photos taken. However this video shows what HTC thinks Edge Sense can do within apps; like the action it now performs within the camera app - long squeezing flips from the front-facing camera to rear-facing shooter, and a short squeeze snaps a photo.
  • South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

    South Africa supports mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

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    Qatar said the official news agency which reported the comments was hacked - and on June 6, United States officials told CNN that U.S. investigators believe Russian hackers were behind it. "Our assumption is that these countries can make efforts in line with settling tension and restoring peace and stability to the region through dialogue and a positive procedure given the situation in the region", ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a press conference.
  • Verizon Closes $4.5B Yahoo Acquisition, Marissa Mayer Resigns

    Verizon Closes $4.5B Yahoo Acquisition, Marissa Mayer Resigns

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    As expected, the merger also means that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has resigned from the company, given "inherent changes to her role". "Verizon wishes Mayer well in her future endeavors", the company said in a release. "Our JV partners own and operate one of the world's largest digital advertising businesses and we look forward to driving home this leadership in local and global best content, technology and innovation", Mr Burnette said in a statement.
  • The Washington Redskins Just Got Legal Help From A Rock Band

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    The case at hand involves Simon Tam , an Asian-American musician and political activist who named his rock band " The Slants " in an attempt to take back a term that once directed as an insult. The Washington football team's case, however, is moving on a separate track. Redskins owner Dan Snyder , who once vowed in ALL-CAPS to never change the team's name, again embraced uppercase in expressing himself.
  • Uber's CEO and cofounder Travis Kalanick steps down

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    In an interview with Bloomberg Television just before Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was ousted , Sandberg said that all of Uber's crises, many of which centered around a company culture that facilitated harassment and gender inequality, were "super troubling".
  • Remains Of Tropical Storm Cindy To Affect Our Area

    Remains Of Tropical Storm Cindy To Affect Our Area

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    Storms also downed trees in the Florida Panhandle. At worst, the storm could flood neighborhoods outside the city's levee system and cause flash flooding even in protected areas. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri was standing outside a condominium in Fort Morgan when the log, carried in by a large wave, struck him.
  • United Nations refugee report warns South Sudan could be next Syria

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    Since violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, more than 1.8 million people, including more than one million children have arrived in neighbouring countries. "Uganda has a progressive and generous open door policy to refugees providing better prospects for refugee children than in many contexts globally", said Pakkala, expressing hope that such a model is supported widely across countries.