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Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation.

Padres trade two relief pitchers to Indians

The Cleveland Indians are one of several teams that are in need of bullpen help as we inch closer to the July 31 trade deadline, and they managed to acquire some on Thursday.According to Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray of The Athletic, the San Diego Padres ha

Niece of alleged UK poisoning victim registered as candidate in Russian regional election

Viktoria Skripal, niece of former intelligence agent and alleged poisoning victim Sergei Skripal, has been registered as a candidate in one of Russia’s regional legislative assemblies. Read Full Article at

NASA aims for moon space station for live-in astronauts in next 10 years - CNET

The «gateway» would linger in lunar orbit, making long-term missions feasible.

Your Uber could now come with snacks, drinks, electronics - CNET

The ride-hailing company partners with Cargo. Now drivers can hawk eats through a vending machine.

Nissan Leaf Nismo EV packs custom tuning, more aggressive looks - Roadshow

A normally sedate electric car retuned for performance? Hell yes.

Nokia X5 offers dual cameras and a notch for less - CNET

It's all notches nowadays...

3 more top sprinters out of Tour de France

ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) Three more of the Tour de France's top sprinters have succumbed in the Alps.

6 clubs fined, risk FIFA transfer bans for debts to players

ZURICH (AP) Clubs from Russia and Qatar are among six fined by FIFA and warned they risk one-year transfer bans for failing to settle debts to players.

ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning.

Computer model predicts how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

Metallic glasses are an exciting research target, but the difficulties associated with predicting how much energy these materials release when they fracture is slowing down development of metallic glass-based products. Recently, researchers developed a way o

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.

Methods to quantify the yips and golfer's cramp

Almost every golfer knows the feeling. Minutes after a picture-perfect drive down the fairway, a cascade of inexplicable missed putts leads to a disappointing triple bogey.

Moving closer to completely optical artificial neural network

Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 goes bigger on battery and screen - CNET

And dual cameras, too, of course.

Wemo the first in new wave of easier-to-use HomeKit devices - CNET

After a software update, the Wemo Mini smart switch will become the first device to connect with HomeKit via software protocols, no MFi chip (or Wemo Bridge) necessary.

Comcast ends bidding war with Disney for Fox, will focus on Sky - CNET

Fox has already agreed to Disney's $71.3 billion offer for its entertainment assets.

NSE to levy 10 times higher STT on physically-settled derivatives

Since the contracts lead to actual delivery of shares, investor to be charged 0.1% STT instead of 0.01% under cash-settlement

Rupee suffers 43p knock to end at life-time low of 69.05 against dollar

The rupee had touched an all-time low intra-day low of 69.10 on June 28 but had recovered later on suspected RBI intervention

Dear Senate GOP, do something about Trump's secret promises to Putin: Subpoena the interpreter

Campaign Action The U.S. military and national security officials are scrambling to figure out what Russian asset Donald Trump agreed to do for Vladimir Putin in that two hour and 10 minute private meeting they had on Monday. The Russian ambassador says &laq

Duquette: Machado trade marks beginning of rebuild

The trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers will be the first of many for the Orioles, as executive vice president/general manager Dan Duquette told reporters in a conference call Wednesday night that the Orioles are set to embark on a rebuild of both their o

Marcus Smart reportedly agrees to four-year deal with Celtics

The contract negotiations between Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics did not get off to the best start this offseason, but in the end the two sides were able to come to an agreement.Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports that Smart will sign a four-year, $5

Report: Raptors unlikely to keep Kawhi as he 'hates the cold'

The Toronto Raptors are holding out hope of somehow convincing Kawhi Leonard to remain with the team instead of leaving as a free agent after the 2018-19 NBA season. And while reports suggest Leonard may be “warming to the idea” of playing in Toronto, th

Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in PBS film

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero

Europe updates its predatory pricing investigation against Qualcomm over UMTS baseband chips

On the heels of Google getting served a $5 billion fine by the EU over monopolistic practices related to its Android operating system, the European Commission today resurfaced another ongoing case in the world of large U.S. tech companies. The EC said that i

Messenger Kids launches in Mexico

Messenger Kids, Facebook’s parent-controlled messaging app that lets kids text, call, video chat, and use face filters, has now arrived in Mexico. The launch follows Messenger Kids’ recent expansion outside the U.S., where in June it first became

IBM Watson Health and the VA extends partnership in cancer research

IBM Watson Health and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced today their continued partnership to use Watson’s artificial intelligence to support Veterans suffering from late stage cancer. While perhaps better known as a Jeopardy! winner tha

High fruit and vegetable consumption may reduce risk of breast cancer

Women who eat a high amount of fruits and vegetables each day may have a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumors, than those who eat fewer fruits and vegetables, according to a new study.

Monkeys benefit from the nut-cracking abilities of chimpanzees and hogs

Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The team used data collected by camera traps in the rain forest of Tai Nati

Deadly Rift Valley fever: New insight, and hope for the future

Health control measures alone could be ineffective in the long term fight against the deadly Rift Valley fever which affects both humans and animals, a new study reports.

A social tool for evaluating the environmental impact of residential buildings

for the first time, an open-source computing tool can, simply and intuitively, calculate the CO2 emissions in each phase of a building project, in order to obtain a global picture of its carbon footprint from its conception and to help decide every variable i

Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

MOSCOW (AP) Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder.

Exporters from knitwear hub of Tirupur set to increase prices by 10%

Since competition is intensifying from Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries, they have decided to raise the prices by just 10 per cent

Crypto-heist insurance is the hot new play in bitcoin wild west

The collapse in the price of Bitcoin this year hasn't helped matters either

Telescope’s Optic Upgrade Produces Super Sharp Images

The European Southern Observatory’s latest telescope technology works like a pair of contacts to make cosmic images clearer. A new adaptive-optics module on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile means scientists can capture […] The post Telesc

Biology and Philosophy Inform Kim KototamaLune’s Delicate Sculptures Made from Grids of Glass

Glass artist Kim KototamaLune creates ethereal sculptures that resemble abstracted organic shapes and faces. She builds delicate glass grids without molds, which she then works into sculptural form and displays in darkened rooms. This presentation allows lig

Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move «persecution» and said they wou

How to Get Better Vacation Photos, No Selfie Stick Required

If you find yourself vacationing in Budapest, Hungary, you could preserve travel memories by taking a few arm-length, low-quality cellphone selfies that will fail to capture the magic of your visit. Or you could hire someone like Dana J. Ardell, a Budapest-ba

Expected sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves' collapse

Scientists have shown how much sea level would rise if Larsen C and George VI, Antarctic ice shelves at risk of collapse, were to break up. While Larsen C has received much attention due to the break-away of a trillion-ton iceberg from it last summer, its col

Aggressive immune cells aggravate Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease, formerly also referred to as shaking palsy, is one of the most frequent disorders affecting movement and the nervous system. Medical researchers have come across a possible cause of the disease - in the patients' immune system.

Low-cost formulas in the manufacturing of non-stick food molds

There is good news for amateur bakers of cakes, muffins and pastries made in extravagant shapes and small and medium-sized baking businesses. Molds will cease to be a problem if the system designed by a research group progresses. This system manufactures non-
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